If you're looking for a discount on the MacBook Air, you've come to the right place. And just because Black Friday if now behind us doesn't mean that the deals are finished. Today is Cyber Monday, which means you can expect to see the deals continue, and to be honest, with the Christmas shopping season in full swing we are expecting the deals to continue for some time yet. We follow resellers all year round, so we know the prices the various resellers sell Apple products for, and we know when they have a really good deal and not just an ok deal. 

In this article we have the best Black Friday deals, but we also have other deals that, while not marked up as Black Friday, are still great.

Cyber Monday deals

This Black Friday Apple ran its usual promotion where it gave away vouchers with qualifying purchases. This scheme finishes at midnight on Cyber Monday (29 November). It means that if you buy a qualifying product from Apple you can get money off when you buy something else from the company. Unfortunately the vouchers are only available with qualifying products - which doesn't include many of the most recently introduced items, but it does include the MacBook Air.

If you buy a MacBook Air from Apple you will get a £80/$100 Apple Gift Card to spend on something else!

We tend to find that most resellers that do offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on Apple products only do so for discontinued Apple products, rather than the ones Apple currently sells. That doesn't mean you can't get a discount on the product you want - they often have a discount, they just aren't flagging it as Black Friday. There is an exception to this though - KRCS has knocked the prices of the newest Macs down considerably!

These are the Black Friday deals we have seen so far for the MacBook Air:

In the UK:

  • Apple is offering a £80/$100/A$140 voucher with sales of the MacBook Air, 13in MacBook Pro or Mac mini. Visit Apple's Shopping Event here.
  • Currys and Amazon have the entry-level MacBook Air (M1) for £889, which is £110 off the RRP.
  • Currys also has the £1,299 MacBook Ait for £1,099.97, which is $149 off!

In the US:

  • As we mentioned above, Apple is offering a £80/$100/A$140 voucher with sales of the MacBook Air, 13in MacBook Pro or Mac mini. Visit Apple's Shopping Event here.
  • You can get the M1 MacBook Air 8-core CPU /7-core GPU, normally $999 for $899 at Best Buy. It was $869 at Amazon, but it is currently out of stock there.
  • Costco  $150 off the $1,249 MacBook Air, but you do need to be a member.
  • Best Buy has the $1,249 model for $1,099.99, which is $149 off! Get the deal here.

We have a separate article about Black Friday 2021 where you'll be able to find the best Apple Black Friday deals. We also have this round up of Black Friday Mac deals.

For more US based MacBook Air deals read: Black Friday 2021: The best MacBook deals.

Macbook Air

What you need to know

Apple updated the MacBook Air twice in 2020: in March 2020 it added new processors and changed the keyboard, and then in November 2020 Apple update the MacBook Air with its own Apple Silicon M1 processors. For more information about how the two compare read: MacBook Air (M1) vs MacBook Air (Intel). We also have a full review of the M1 MacBook Air.

You may be considering an older MacBook Air because you aren't sure you want to jump from Intel to the M1, in that case these articles might help: Should I buy an Intel Mac and Should I buy an M1 Mac? We also have more advice about Which MacBook to buy in our separate guide. Plus here's more information on the differences between the MacBook Air and Pro.

Wondering whether to buy a MacBook Air here: Should I buy a MacBook Air now?

Finding a deal isn't the only way to save money on a new Apple product: read about how you can trade in old products at Apple and other resellers and get money off. Read: How Apple trade in works and saves you money.

Best Apple MacBook Air deals right now

When we see great deals on the MacBook Air we list them here. We have deals for the new M1 MacBook that launched in November 2020 as well as some for the model that arrived in March 2020.

M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, £999/$999

In the UK:

  • Currys and Amazon have the entry-level MacBook Air (M1) for £889, which is £110 off the RRP.

In the US:

  • You can get the M1 MacBook Air 8-core CPU /7-core GPU, normally $999 for £899 at Best Buy. It was $869 at Amazon, but it is currently out of stock there.
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M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, £1,249/$1,249

In the UK:

  • Currys has the £1,299 MacBook Air for £1,099.97, which is $149 off!

In the US:

  • Best Buy has the $1,249 model for $1,099.99, which is $149 off! Get the deal here.
  • Costco also has $150 off the $1,249 MacBook Air, but you do need to be a member.
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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

Make sure you check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals we've seen.

Best old MacBook Air Deals

Earlier in 2020 Apple introduced a 1.1GHz Intel MacBook Air. It offered a newer processor, better RAM, improved graphics and twice as much storage compared to the previous model. Of course now there is a new M1 MacBook Air (above) and Apple is no longer selling this model - but that doesn't mean you can't get a good deal on it.

If resellers are discounting the early-2020 MacBook Air, you will see the best deals listed below.

1.1GHz Dual-Core Core i3 MacBook Air, was £999/$999

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1.1GHz Quad-Core Core i5 MacBook Air, was £1,299/$1,299

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Best MacBook deals

We also have a number of deals listed below for both the MacBook and and MacBook Pro. We can help you decide which MacBook is best for you in our MacBook buying guide. Make sure you also check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals.

1. Apple 14in MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 8-Core CPU/14-Core GPU, 2021

From: KRCS

Was: £1,899

Now: £1,709.10  (£189.90 off)

The new 14in MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chips has nearly £200 off at KRCS, after the site doubled its usual discount for Black Friday.

You can save even more on the models with more cores. The 14in - which is in constrained supply - is £1,709.10 (£189 off) or £2,159.10 (£240 off).

2. Apple 16in MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU, 2021

From: KRCS

Was: £2,399

Now: £2,159.10  (£239.90 off)

KRCS has doubled its already appealing discount on the new 16in MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip, jumping from 5% to a 10% saving.

The 16in - which are currently in stock - is £2,159.10 (£239 off), £2,339.10 (£259 off) and £2,969.10 (£329.90 off).

3. Apple 16in MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU, 2021

From: LaptopsDirect

Was: £2,399

Now: £2,199.97  (£199.03 off)

Laptops Direct has almost £200 off the 16in MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip, it's not as big a saving as KRCS, but it's an option if KRCS runs out of stock.

4. Apple MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)

From: Currys

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,099.97  (£149 off)

Currys has a great deal on the 512GB MacBook Air with M1. This price means it's only £100 more than the entry-level model would usually cost, plus you get twice as much storage and that all important extra graphics core.

5. Apple MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB (2020)

From: Currys

Was: £999

Now: £889  (£110 off)

You can get the £999 MacBook Air with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU in gold with a great discount from Currys or Amazon.

The next best deal is from KRCS who has it for £898. Get the KRCS deal here.

 

6. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2020)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,299

Now: £1,159  (£140 off)

Amazon's price is good, and on Black Friday it went down £10 more to make it even more competitive!

 

7. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)

From: Apple

Was: £1,499

Now: £1,269  (£230 off)

Apple's offering the M1 MacBook Pro on its Refurbished Store - a great way to get a new M1 Mac for less than Apple sells it for.

The refurbished M1 MacBook Pro with 512GB SSD is £1,269 - a saving of £230. This price also puts it below the usual starting price of the 256GB model so you can get twice as much storage for less!

Buy the Space Grey 512GB MacBook Pro from Apple's refurbished store for £1,269 (£230 off) here. The Silver 512GB version is £1,269 (£230 off) here.

 

8. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB (2020)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,499

Now: £1,344.97  (£154.03 off)

This is a great deal from Amazon for the top-of-the-range M1 MacBook Pro (512GB), although we have seen Amazon knock even more off the price in the past (we've seen it for £1,299.99).

It just about beats KRCS's £1,349.10.

9. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (2020)

From: Apple Refurbished Store

Was: £1,299

Now: £1,099  (£200 off)

Save £200 on a refurbished M1 MacBook Pro with 256GB storage. As an Apple Certified Refurbished MacBook you can be certain that it will indistinguishable from new! See our full guide on where to buy a refurbished MacBook or Mac.

10. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.0GHz quad-core, 512GB (2020)

From: John Lewis

Was: £1,799

Now: £1,459  (£340 off)

This is the 2.0GHz quad-core 13in MacBook Pro with 512GB storage - normally £1,799. Apple discontinued this MacBook in October 2021 when it introduced the M1 Pro and M1 Max 14in MacBook Pro.

John Lewis had been selling this for £1,559, but it's just dropped the price to £1,459.

 

 

11. Apple Refurbished Mac Store (Discounted iMacs, MacBooks and more)

From: Apple

Now: Up to £300 off

You can get a Mac from Apple at much lower prices if you buy from the Refurbished Store. Apple will have thoroughly tested the model and will offer you a full warranty so it can be a great way to get a good deal. Find out more about Refurbished Macs here.

Best refurbished MacBook Air deals

From time to time Apple drops the prices of it's Macs, but these are rare occurrences. However, that doesn't mean you have to pay full price when you buy from Apple. If you don't mind having a refurbished Mac that's been pre-owned, then you can pick up a bargain at Apple's Refurbished Store.

These refurbished MacBook Air laptops were returned to Apple, perhaps due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a year's warranty. It's not like buying secondhand.

Therefore we recommend taking a look at Apple's Refurbished Store for great MacBook Air deals. They're forever changing, but you can get a huge discount on products that you'd never be able to tell are refurbished. Read about buying a refurbished Mac.

Check the links at Apple Refurbished M1 MacBooks.

Unfortunately when we checked these were all out of stock at the moment, but Apple often puts refurbished stock up for sale so it's always worth checking the following:

On a few occasions in 2021 Apple has offered a discount on the M1 MacBook Air in the Refurbished Store. If no refurbished models are available when you check we suggest you keep checking as they do tend to pop up from time to time. 

If you are lucky you can pick up the M1 MacBook Air (8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB SSD) for £1,019 in the Refurbished Store here.

You may also be able to get an older 1.1GHz dual-core MacBook Air via the Apple Refurbished Store. This model from March 2020 was £809 at the Apple Refurbished Store - it cost £999 before Apple replaced it with the M1 model. Click here to see if Apple has any in stock

Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years - most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are very old.

Students should also check the Apple Education Store, where they may be able to pick up a discount. Read more: How to get a student discount from Apple.

How to get the best MacBook Air deal

There are a few things you need to know before you can be sure whether you have found a good deal:

  1. How much did it cost at launch?
  2. What does Apple sell the equivalent model for now (and how much better is it)?
  3. Where is a good place to buy a discounted MacBook Air?

We'll address each of those questions below.

How much did it cost?

Our first tip is to make sure you know what the MacBook Air you are considering costs now (or cost when it was sold by Apple). You need to watch for companies claiming a discount based on the price the Mac was originally sold for, rather than what it would now cost you to buy that Mac from Apple. This is particularly pertinent since Apple has reduced the price of the entry-level MacBook Air twice in the past two years. 

As of November 2020 the price of the more expensive MacBook Air has also been reduced.

This is the pricing for the line-up from November 2020:

M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 7-Core GPU, 256GB £999/$999
M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB £1,249/$1,249

This is the pricing for the line-up earlier in 2020:

1.1GHz, Dual-Core i3, 10th-gen (3.2GHz Turbo Boost), 2565GB £999/$999
1.1GHz, Quad-Core i5, 10th-gen (3.5GHz Turbo Boost), 512GB £1,299/$1,299

The 2019 models were:

1.6GHz, Dual-Core i5, 8th- gen (3.6GHz Turbo Boost), 128GB £1,099/$1,099
1.6GHz, Dual-Core i5, 8th-gen (3.6GHz Turbo Boost), 256GB £1,299/$1,299

The 2018 models were:

1.6GHz, Dual-Core i5, 8th- gen (3.6GHz Turbo Boost), 128GB £1,199/$1,199
1.6GHz, Dual-Core i5, 8th-gen (3.6GHz Turbo Boost), 256GB £1,399/$1,399

When the 2018 MacBook Air launched the price started at £1,199/$1,199 for the 128GB version and £1,399/$1,399 for the 256GB version. On that basis, unless you see the 256GB version of the 2018 or 2019 MacBook Air on sale for less than £999/$999 we wouldn't recommend buying them over either of the 2020 versions. And the 128GB version isn't worth more than £799 in our eyes.

What is it worth?

Our next tip is to check the specs to find out what you will get for your money. You might spot a deal on the 256GB version of the 2018 or 2019 MacBook Air, which cost either £1,399/$1,399 or £1,299/$1,299 new, depending on the year. The equivalently priced 2020 MacBook Air has double the storage and quad-core processors making it a significantly better specced machine for the same price.

For example, we've seen what was the £1,299 2019 model being sold for £999. That might sound like a good deal, but we are inclined to think that you'd be better off with the new entry-level model at the same price. Read our review of the 2020 M1 MacBook Air.

Also, do not assume that the specs given by the stockist are correct. We thought we'd spotted a great deal on Very for what was advertised as a 1.1GHz quad-core MacBook Air (2020) at £999 - except that it was actually the dual-core model with 256GB, rather than the 512GB quad-core model listed. Watch out for this!

Before you buy do your research: we have reviews of all the resent MacBook Air models:

We also have this comparison of the Intel MacBook Air vs M1 MacBook Air.

You may also be interested in what is expected from the next generation MacBook Air, which is expected to feature a colourful redesign and launch in 2022. Read about the New MacBook Air.

Where to buy?

Now you know what the Mac is worth, you need to know where to buy a discounted Mac from. You can buy a MacBook Air directly from Apple here, but there are plenty of stores and Apple Premium Resellers (such as KRCS, Currys/PC World, Argos and John Lewis) offering a discount on new and old Macs so it's worth shopping around (read our Where to buy a Mac article).

One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apple's trade-in program.

MacBook Air 2019

Where to buy the new MacBook Air

You can, of course, buy the new MacBook Air from Apple itself on its website here. But that's not the only place it's available. You'll also find the MacBook Air at these, and other, UK and US stores:

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US