M1 MacBook Air hits lowest price ever of $799 in Black Friday deal — save $200!

M1 MacBook Air Black Friday deal
M1 MacBook Air Black Friday deal (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

Black Friday laptop deals are flooding in, but nothing is more eye-catching than the M1 MacBook Air dropping to its all-time low price of $799!

Currently, just $799 at Amazon (opens in new tab) this matches the lowest price we have ever seen for the M1 MacBook Air. You can find the same all-time low pricing at Best Buy (opens in new tab), too.

Black Friday 2022 is now in full swing and we expect to see tons of excellent holiday deals on MacBooks. Be sure to bookmark our Black Friday MacBook deals hub for the best discounts. 

MacBook Air M1 (new): $999 (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air M1 (new):$999 $799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the M1 MacBook Air at Amazon. Although it has a powerful successor, it's still one of the best laptops out there. In our MacBook Air M1 review (opens in new tab), it earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars due to its stellar overall performance, slim and portable design and impressive 15-hour battery life. Alongside Apple's M1 chip, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

MacBook Air M1 (new): $999 (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air M1 (new):$999 $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the M1 MacBook Air at Best Buy. Although it has a powerful successor, it's still one of the best laptops out there. In our MacBook Air M1 review (opens in new tab), it earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars due to its stellar overall performance, slim and portable design and impressive 15-hour battery life. Alongside Apple's M1 chip, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

The M1 MacBook Air in this $799 Amazon deal (opens in new tab) sports an eight-core CPU-powered laptop and has a long-lasting battery runtime of nearly 15 hours. It also packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

In our MacBook Air with M1 review, we praised the notebook for its breakneck, speedy performance and slim, unibody design. It endured 14 hours and 41 minutes on our Laptop Mag Battery Test of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. After thorough in-house testing, the MacBook Air M1 earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from us, backed by our Editor's Choice award. 

In one test, the M1 chip scoffed when we loaded 25 tabs on Google Chrome, four of which played YouTube videos while another pair streamed on Twitch. We emulated the same workload on Safari and everything launched instantly — text, graphics and photos blinked onto the screen the moment we pressed Return. Wow!

At just 2.8 pounds and 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, the M1 MacBook Air is not too far off from its rivals when it comes to dimensions. It weighs just about the same as 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 I/O needs, the 13-inch M1 MacBook Air equips you with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack. 

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!