At the end of 2018, Apple gave the MacBook Air a power boost, and, for first time since it launched 10 years, gave the much-loved Mac a redesign. But where is the best place to buy it? Plus, while stocks last, older MacBook Air models are discounted. We’ve got all the best MacBook Air deals here.

The newest MacBook Air has some familiar qualities, including its slightly wedged shape, super lightweight body and 13in display, but it has had a much-needed makeover on the inside and out.

This update represents the first time the MacBook Air has seen a new design since it launched in 2008, and the first proper update since 2015. We've compared the new 2018 model against the 2017 version (which is really the 2015 version because Apple hadn't updated the processor in all that time) – here's what you need to know.

For the basics though, the MacBook Air comes in three colours, it’s even thinner and lighter than before and it has had spec upgrades across the board including a Retina display. It even includes a Touch ID fingerprint sensor to make using it more secure.

You can find out everything you need to know about the new laptop in our MacBook Air review.

Best MacBook Air Deals

You can browse through the best MacBook deals below, which includes the MacBook Air and other MacBook models too in case you're not completely decided. We can help you decide which MacBook is best for you in our MacBook buying guide.

How much does the new MacBook Air cost?

The MacBook Air is more expensive than the previous models were, starting at £1,199/$1,199.

That’s for the base model, which has a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, 128GB SSD storage and Intel UHD graphics 617.

If you want to up the storage to 256GB, the price is £1,399/$1,399.

Built-to-order options when customising the more expensive model are as follows:

  • 16GB memory - +£180/$180 (£1,579/$1,579)
  • 512GB SSD storage - +£200/$200 (£1,599/$1,599)
  • 1.5TB SSD storage - +£1,000/$1,000 (£2,399/$2,399)

For the top spec model you’re looking at £2,579/$2,579.

Where to buy the new MacBook Air 2018

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:

Best MacBook Air deals

Apple is still selling the older model of MacBook Air on its store, for £949/$999. That's the same price as it was before the new model was announced, so not a particularly great deal.

With the price of a MacBook Air as sold by Apple in mind, take a look at the deals below to see just how much you could save on the MacBook Air.

We'd also recommend taking a look at Apple's Refurbished Store for great MacBook and 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.

You can find out more about buying a refurbished Mac here.

Students should also check the Apple Education Store, which you can find out more about here

Best MacBook Air Deals

1. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2018)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,399

Now: £1,223.98  (£175.02 off)

Save money on the newest top of the range MacBook Air from 2018. But we expect that you'll have to be quick as it's likely to sell out quickly!

2. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz quad-core, 256GB, Touch Bar (2018) [ebuyer]

From: ebuyer

Was: £1,749

Now: £1,592.98  (£157 off)

This is the 2018 Touch Bar version of the 13in MacBook Pro which boasts four cores, making it considerably faster and more powerful than previous 13in versions. ebuyer is offering slightly less off than others - but it's still a good deal.

3. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018) [Amazon]

From: Amazon

Was: £1,199

Now: £1,049.98  (£149.02 off)

Amazon is selling a 2018 MacBook Air at a great discount right now, but expect it to run out very soon!

 

4. Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz, 256GB, Space Grey (2018) [KRCS]

From: KRCS

Was: £2,349.00

Now: £2,208.06  (£140.94 off)

This 2018 MacBook Pro has a 15in screen plus the Touch Bar, and thanks to KRCS's deal you can save over £140 if you buy the Space Grey version now. Spread the cost with 10 months interest free credit on Mac's over £1,000.

5. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz quad-core, 256GB, Touch Bar (2018)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,749

Now: £1,609.97  (£139.03 off)

This is the 2018 Touch Bar version of the 13in MacBook Pro which boasts four cores, making it considerably faster and more powerful than previous 13in versions. This version is currently £1,749 at Apple.

6. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018) [VERY]

From: Very

Was: £1,199

Now: £1,079  (£120)

Very has a decent deal on the newest MacBook Air currently, plus you can get it with Microsoft Office Home included at no extra cost.

7. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,199

Now: £1,127.06  (£71.94 off)

Save money on the brand new MacBook Air with Apple reseller KRCS. Wondering whether to buy one? Read our MacBook Air 2018 review to find out more.

8. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 256GB (2017) [Amazon]

From: Amazon

Was: £1,449

Now: £1,299  (£150 off)

Save on the price of the 2017 MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) - this is the 256GB model Apple is currently selling for £1,449, which means you get double the storage for around the price of the 128GB MacBook Pro (normally £1,249).

9. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 256GB (2017) [Very]

From: Very.co.uk

Was: £1,449

Now: £1,299  (£150 off)

You can get £150 off the price of the MacBook Pro that normally costs £1,449. It's not the Touch Bar model, so this hasn't been updated by Apple since 2017, but it's still a great laptop (and we're not great fans of the Touch Bar anyway). You can get another £50 off if your choose the Buy Now Pay Later option – just use the code NKMKE at checkout.

10. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017) [Amazon]

From: Amazon

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,124.98  (£124.02 off)

Apple is selling this 2017 MacBook Pro entry-level model for £1,249, but you can get it for a bit less at Amazon right now.

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

From: Apple

Now: Up to £740 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.

12. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017) [KRCS]

From: KRCS

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,174.06  (£74.94 off)

This is the MacBook Pro's base model. It doesn't come with a Touch Bar and is the 2017 model (Apple only updated the Touch Bar models in 2018) but is still a good laptop choice. Right now there's a slightly better Amazon deal (see above) but that might run out, and if it does, this is a good alternative.