It is a well-known fact that MacBooks are premium laptops with an according price tag, which usually starts around the US$1,000 mark for the smallest configuration of the budget-friendly MacBook Air. However, bargain hunters who want to spend less than that are now in luck, because Best Buy has put the MacBook Air back on sale for its lowest price yet.
More precisely, the reputable US retailer offers all three color variants of the 2020 MacBook Air with the still very quick Apple M1 processor for just US$799 including free shipping or store pickup where stock permits. This base model is also equipped with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, which means that this version of the MacBook Air is well suited for casual users who are already part of the Apple ecosystem and don’t need the additional performance or the more modern design of the M2-powered successor.
For more details on this 13-inch laptop, please refer to our comprehensive review of the MacBook Air M1. Apple’s most affordable laptop for example features a fan-less cooling system as well as good-sounding speakers, and the performance of the Apple M1 chip is excellent in native ARM applications. We also enjoyed the good build quality and iconic design, but the large display bezels look a bit dated. Either way, for US$799, this notebook provides a lot of value and is arguably the most sensible choice for budget-minded Apple users.
Grab the 2020 Apple MacBook Air on sale for US$799 at Best Buy
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