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And we're now seeing major deals pop up on previous versions of Apple's Pro laptop. This 13-inch Touch Bar model , which hit an all-time low of $1,100 earlier last week, now costs $1,200 -- the same price as a new MacBook Air at the Apple Store. Despite the slight price increase, it remains the best Apple laptop deal of the moment.
Otherwise, MacBook Air discounts are holding steady. Amazon has most of the best prices -- which aren't all that great, honestly -- on both the 2018 and 2019 models.
A word of caution: Amazon's search results have begun to surface older MacBook Air models from 2017 -- which you shouldn't buy under any circumstance -- with the designation "Previous Model." To be clear, we think the entry-level 2018 model is still worth buying when priced between $800 and $900. (The 256GB model from 2018 is usually not priced competitively.) Otherwise, the best deals are on the 2019 version. The links below have been vetted.
MacBook Air discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|MacBook Air 2018 (128GB SSD)||N/A||$1,140||$849|
|MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD)||$1,100||$999||$900|
|MacBook Air 2018 (256GB SSD)||N/A||$1,190||$1,050|
|MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD)||$1,300||$1,199||$1,100|
Amazon offers $100 off the brand-new MacBook Air -- the one with the Retina True Tone display -- that Apple released in July. It's not nothing -- but it's far from the best deal we've seen on this model. Read our MacBook Air 2019 preview.
This isn't much of a deal. Amazon is offering $60 off the 2018 version of the MacBook Air, making it about $140 more expensive than the newer model from 2019. Even though the 2018 model has a 128GB SSD that's faster than the one in the newer model, we'd recommend picking up the brand new version. Read our MacBook Air 2018 review.
Amazon has a modest discount on the step-up version of the 2019 MacBook Air with 256GB of storage. Read our 13-inch MacBook Air review.
Deals on the 2018 configurations are becoming scarce. Given that the 2019 equivalent costs about as much, you're better off with the 256GB model from this year. Read our MacBook Air 2018 review.
Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.