M2 MacBook Air hits lowest price ever — save $150 on our favorite Ultrabook

MacBook Air M2 in gold on a glass tabletop
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The M2 MacBook Air just hit its lowest price to date ahead of Apple's October event. If you're buying a new laptop, Apple's powerful ultrabook is now at a stellar price. 

Currently, Amazon offers the M2 MacBook Air for $1,049 (opens in new tab) — its best price yet. It normally sells for $1,199, so that's $150 in savings. This is one of the best MacBook deals you can get before Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

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

Apple M2 MacBook Air: $1,199 $1,049 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on the M2 Apple MacBook Air at Amazon. 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. As an alternative, you can get Apple's previous-gen M1 MacBook Air for $849 (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.

Apple's MacBook Air M2 is a solid buy if you're looking for a fast and lightweight laptop. 

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

Apple M1 MacBook Air: $999 $849 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
As an alternative, save $150 on the M1 MacBook Air. In our MacBook Air with M1 review (opens in new tab), we gave it a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor's Choice award. We praised its breathtaking performance and slim, unibody design. We also loved its long battery which endured 14 hours and 41 minutes during testing. Besides Apple's latest 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

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.