Wow! M2 MacBook Air gets $200 price cut after Black Friday

M2 MacBook Air Black Friday deal
M2 MacBook Air Black Friday deal (Image credit: Apple)

Update Nov. 26 at 1:26 p.m. ET: Amazon now offers the 512GB modeal M2 MacBook Air for $1,299 (opens in new tab) ($200 off).

Black Friday deals are upon us, and as a result, the M2 MacBook Air is down to $1,049 (opens in new tab) at Amazon. This is $150 off the original price. We have NEVER seen the M2 MacBook Air any lower than this price from any reputable big-box retailer.

Now is the best time of year to buy a new laptop and Amazon is giving early bird shoppers with a sweet discount before the impending holiday shopping madness.

Note: Black Friday 2022 has tons of epic holiday sales on laptops up for grabs. See our Black Friday laptop deals hub and our Black Friday Apple deals hub for the best savings this season. 

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

M2 MacBook Air: $1,199 $1,049 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on the latest M2 Apple MacBook Air at Best Buy. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. It also packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1664) Liquid Retina display. As an alternative, you can get Apple's previous-gen M1 MacBook Air for only $799 (opens in new tab).

The 2022 MacBook Air, packed with Apple's custom M2 chip, brings new colors and performance enhancements to the brand's highly praised laptop. 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, an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. And it's $150 off on Amazon! (opens in new tab)

In our MacBook Air M2 review, we praised its elegant redesign, good performance, and bright, colorful screen. Its battery lasted a whopping 14 hours in our Laptop Mag Battery test, which is impressive. In our experience, a typical laptop lasts no longer than 9 or 10 hours. We gave the MacBook Air M2 an overall rating of  4.5 out of 5-stars and our Editor's Choice Award.

Weighing just 2.7 pounds and being only 0.4 inches thick, the MacBook Air fits easily into any medium-sized purse, messenger bag, or backpack. It’s even lighter and thinner than rivals such as the Dell XPS 13 (2.8 pounds, 0.6 inches) and HP Spectre x360 13 (2.8 pounds, 0.7 inches). Though the M2 MacBook Air is slightly heavier than the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon (2.4 pounds, 0.6 inches), it still wins the "I'm thinner!" crown.

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

This deal won't stick around for long, so keep that in mind!

Apple MacBook Air M2: $1,499 (opens in new tab)

Apple MacBook Air M2: $1,499 $1,299 @Amazon (opens in new tab)
Need more storage? Save $150 on the 512GB model M2 Apple MacBook Air at Amazon. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1664) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. 

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

Apple M1 MacBook Air: $999 $799 @ 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. 

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!