Walmart just dropped the M1 MacBook Air to $649 to make you forget about Amazon Prime Day

MacBook Air M1 on wooden table with brick wall background
(Image credit: Laptop Mag)

Apple's now discontinued 2020 M1 MacBook Air is still one of the best-value MacBooks in 2024. If you thought finding a sub-$700 MacBook was impossible, here's a deal that'll blow your mind. 

The MacBook Air M1 is currently on sale for just $649 at Walmart to take on Amazon Prime Day. Formerly, it was $999, which is $350 in savings, and it is an all-time low price for this model MacBook Air. This is one of the best early Prime Day MacBook deals this week. 

Our MacBook Air with M1 review rated it 4 out of 5 stars for its breathtaking performance and slim, unibody design. One of the longest-lasting laptops we've tested, it endured 14 hours and 41 minutes on our Laptop Mag Battery Test. This entails continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. 

Despite its age, the MacBook Air M1 is still one of the best laptops money can buy. It packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, Apple M1 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Apple M1 7-core GPU, and 256GB SSD. 

Apple deals this good tend to sell out fast, so I recommend you grab it while it's still in stock.

Best Apple MacBook Air M1 deal 

Apple MacBook Air M1
Was: $999
Now: $649 @ Walmart
Overview: Lowest price!

Apple MacBook Air M1
Now: $649 @ Walmart
Overview: Lowest price!
Save $350 on the MacBook Air M1.

Features: 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Liquid Retina display, Apple M1 8-core processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD.

Release date: November 2020

Price check: Best Buy $699 

Price history: This matches the lowest price ever for the MacBook Air M1.

Reviews: We gave the MacBook Air M1 a solid rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Overall, reviews agree that the MacBook Air 15 features a gorgeous display and delivers solid performance. 

Laptop Mag: ★★★★½ | Tom's Guide: ★★★★½ | TechRadar: ★★★★½

Buy if:  You want a capable, travel-friendly laptop with a long battery life. The MacBook Air M1 is still a solid choice for typical productivity and computing tasks. Plus, the Magic Keyboard makes for a comfortable typing experience.

Don't buy if: You want a laptop for gaming or incredibly intensive computing tasks. You hang on to your laptops for 7+ years, and as the M1 Air is already three years old, it's a better fit for those looking to trade in.

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.