Apple’s stylish and wildly popular laptop is ultraportable, crazy fast, and has a long lasting battery. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, Apple’s M1 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of fast SSD storage. In our MacBook Air with M1 review, we were floored by its breathtaking performance and slim, unibody design. It also blew us away in terms of battery performance —lasting 14 hours and 41 minutes during testing. The MacBook Air M1 garnered a 4.5 out of 5-star rating and the Editor’s Choice award.
Get the powerful M1 MacBook Air for $150 less. The M1 MacBook Air is once again available at Best Buy(opens in new tab) for just $849! Price reductions on current M1 MacBooks were always going to happen after Apple released its M2 MacBook Air and M2 MacBook Pro. But not even we anticipated to see a pricing this low. $150 off the 256GB M1 MacBook Air at Best Buy. We gave the MacBook Air with M1 a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor’s Choice award in our review. Its astounding performance and sleek, unibody design were commended. We particularly like its lengthy battery, which lasted during testing for 14 hours and 41 minutes. Beyond Apple’s most recent
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In one test, the laptop’s Apple M1 chip scoffed when we loaded 25 tabs on Google Chrome, four of which played YouTube videos while another pair streamed Twitch. We then ran the same tasks on the Safari browser and it all loaded instantly. With a weight of 2.8 pounds and measuring 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, the M1 MacBook Air is just as portable as competing 13-inch laptops. It on par with the Dell XPS 13 (11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.8 pounds) and 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.9 pounds). For your connectivity needs, the MacBook Air affords you two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack.