Apple's M2 MacBook Air just dropped to a new record low price of $999

MacBook Air M2 in gold on a glass tabletop
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Apple's M2 MacBook Air is cheaper than ever this holiday season. If you were holding out for an M2 MacBook Air price drop, your patience is now rewarded.

For a limited time, you can get the M2 MacBook Air for $999 (opens in new tab) at Amazon. That's $200 off its $1,199 list price and the biggest markdown we've ever seen on this MacBook. This marks a new record low price for the 2022 MacBook Air which means it could sell out fast. If it does,you can get this same deal at B&H (opens in new tab).

Apple M2 MacBook Air: $1,199 (opens in new tab)

Apple M2 MacBook Air: $1,199 $999 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the M2 Apple MacBook Air. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1664) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. Amazon also offer the M1 MacBook Air for $799 (opens in new tab).

Apple's 2022 MacBook Air M2 brings a new look and performance enhancements to the brand's premium Ultrabook. Boasting power, portability, and endurance, the MacBook Air M2 is one of the best laptops money can buy. The base model packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1664) Liquid Retina display, Apple M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.

In our MacBook Air M2 review, we praise its elegant redesign, good performance and bright, colorful screen. Its battery endured 14 hours in our Laptop Mag Battery test which is impressive. We gave the MacBook Air M2 an overall rating of  4.5 out of 5-stars and our Editor's Choice Award.

In our lab's Geekbench overall performance test, the MacBook Air M2 notched a score of 8,919. This beats the previous-gen MacBook Air M1's benchmark score of 5,962 by a huge margin.

At 2.7 pounds and 0.4 inches thin, the MacBook Air fits easily into any medium-sized purse, messenger bag or backpack. It’s lighter and thinner than the Dell XPS 13 (2.8 pounds, 0.6 inches) and HP Spectre x360 13 (2.8 pounds, 0.7 inches). It's slightly heavier yet thinner than the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon (2.4 pounds, 0.6 inches).

Connectivity-wise, the MacBook Air M2 supplies you with a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports, headset jack and a MagSafe charging port.

Now just under $1,000, the M2 MacBook Air is a no-brainer if you're looking for a capable, ultraportable laptop. 

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, Examiner.com, 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.