If you’re hoping to get a discount on the MacBook Air, you’ve come to the right place. We follow all the Apple resellers all year round so we know the best prices resellers have sold Apple products for – and we know when they have a really good deal and not just an ok deal. Check out the best deals we are seeing right now below.
If you are after the new M2 MacBook Air, we’ve got our eyes on where to buy one and where to get the best deal. Despite the arrival of the new M2 MacBook Air, Apple continues to sell the $999/£999 M1 MacBook Air and we continue to see some great deals on that model.
Best MacBook Air deals right now
Here are some of the best deals for the MacBook Air we are seeing right now in the U.S.:
In the U.K.:
You’ll find even more deals below.
MacBook Air: What you need to know
There are three standard MacBook Air models on sale at Apple right now. The M1 MacBook Air that arrived in November 2020 and two configurations of the 2022 M2 MacBook Air which went on sale in July 2022.
Pricing is as follows:
- MacBook Air, M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 7-Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $999/£999
- MacBook Air, M2 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $1,199/£1,249
- MacBook Air, M2 Chip, 8-core CPU, 10-Core GPU, 512GB, MSRP: $1,499/£1,549
There was an M1 MacBook Air that has been discontinued, but you may still find it on sale:
- MacBook Air, M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB, WAS: $1,249/£1,249
If you aren’t sure whether to buy the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro we recommend that you read about the differences between the MacBook Air and Pro.
Best Apple MacBook Air deals right now
In the tables below you will see the best price right now for the various MacBook Air models Apple makes. Note Apple’s recommended retail price and you will be able to see just how good the deals on the MacBook Air are.
M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 256GB, MSRP $1,199/£1,249
M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/10-core GPU, 512GB, MSRP $1,499/£1,549
M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, MSRP $999/£999
M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, MSRP $1,249/£1,249 (Discontinued)
Make sure you also check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals we’ve seen.
Where to buy the M2 MacBook Air
You can buy a MacBook Air directly from Apple in the US or at Apple UK, but the stocks may be low and Apple very rarely drops prices – see Where is the MacBook Air in stock. You may however find a MacBook Air in stock and discounted at one of these resellers. There are plenty of stores and Apple Premium Resellers around the world that offer discounts on new and old Macs, so it’s worth shopping around (read our Where to buy a Mac article for more advice).
One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apple’s trade-in program.
We recommend the following resellers in the US and UK:
UK Apple Authorised Resellers
Best refurbished MacBook Air deals
The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself – Apple very rarely drops the prices of the Macs it sells. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t save money buying from Apple: if you want to get a discount on a Mac from Apple you can buy a refurbished Mac. It’s not only Apple that sells refurbished Macs, but Apple does offer some great incentives to buy from Apple’s Refurbished Store, so we do recommend taking a look there for great MacBook Air deals. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here.
The Macs in Apple’s refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full year’s warranty. It’s not like buying secondhand. Read about buying a refurbished Mac.
We see M1 MacBook Air models in Apple’s Refurbished Store from time-to-time. If none are available when you look we recommend you check again in a month or so, if you can wait that long.
In the U.S.:
In the U.K.:
Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years – most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are very old. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK, which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products.
Other ways to save money
Students should check the Apple Education Store, where they will be able to pick up a discount (as long as they qualify for one). Read more: How to get a student discount from Apple. There is also Apple holds a “Back To Uni” event which runs in the US from June to September (and in the UK from July to October) and means you will get free AirPods with your purchase!