Welcome to our ongoing, regularly updated collection of the best MacBook Air deals available. At the moment, Best Buy is offering up a brand-new 2018 MacBook Air laptop for $250 off. Though we've seen similar discounts at Best Buy before, they tend to come and go fairly quickly. Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
Here's the latest:
- The best deals on the entry-level MacBook Air are at Best Buy, which has the 128GB model for $850. This is the late 2018 version -- but it's basically the same as the brand-new 2019 MacBook Air from July, except for the lack of True Tone display technology. (Most of you won't miss it.) The step-up configuration, equipped with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), is also $250 off.
- And Best Buy also has the lowest price we've seen for the 2019 Air, $900. That's a solid savings versus the $1,100 you'd spend at the Apple Store (before the student discount). The 256GB version is also discounted by $200.
Check out all of the details below.
MacBook Air discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|MacBook Air 2018 (128GB SSD)||$1,100||$850||$850|
|MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD)||$1,100||$900||$900|
|MacBook Air 2018 (256GB SSD)||$1,300||$1,050||$1,050|
|MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD)||$1,300||$1,100||$1,100|
This is a monster discount on the 2018 version of the MacBook Air. The model on sale is nearly identical to the brand-new one that debuted in July -- except that it doesn't have Apple's True Tone display technology. And the markdown is substantial: For $850, you get an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and a 128GB SSD that's faster than the one in the newer model.
This is a $200 discount on the brand-new MacBook Air -- the one with the Retina True Tone display -- that Apple released a few weeks ago. This matches the lowest price we've seen, and it likely won't last for long.
Best Buy's price on the step-up version of the 2018 MacBook Air, with 256GB of storage, is now back at its all-time low of $1,050.
Best Buy is also running a $200 discount on the step-up version of the newest 2019 model, with the 256GB SSD.
Originally published earlier this month. Updated to reflect new sale prices.