If you're looking for a discount on the MacBook Air, you've come to the right place. We'll talk you though some of the best deals around, and explain whether they are really good deals, or just OK deals. We know exactly what the MacBook Air costs at Apple right now, so we know just how much of a discount you are getting - beware that because Apple recently discounted its MacBook Air, some deals aren't as good as resellers are making them out to be!

We also know how to tell which MacBook Air is being sold - and whether it is a current model, or an old model. So don't fall in to the trap of spending more than you need to. Read on...

The first thing you need to know is that at the end of 2018, Apple gave the MacBook Air a power boost, and, for first time since it launched 10 years previously, gave the much-loved Mac laptop a redesign. Then in July 2019 Apple made a slight change to the screen - adding True Tone, a technology that means that the colours and brightness can adjust depending on your surrounding light. Other than this change the 2018 and 2019 models are identical, the specs did not change when Apple updated the machines in July 2019. The price did change, however. 

The other change in July 2019 was that Apple stopped selling the older MacBook Air - which used to cost £949 in the UK, or $999 in the US. We think that the older model was over priced and didn't recommend buying one at Apple's price. However, there may still be a few good deals on that older model - we really wouldn't recommend spending more than £700 on it, though.

You can find out everything you need to know about the 2019 laptop in our MacBook Air review.

You can buy a MacBook Air directly from Apple here, but there are plenty of stores offering a discount on the new models so it's worth shopping around. In this article we'll tell you the best deals you can get on a new MacBook Air, as well as some great deals you can get on the older model. You'll also find some MacBook Pro and MacBook deals listed as with a discount these might be a better offering than the MacBook Air is.

Best MacBook Air Deals

You can browse through the best MacBook Air deals below. We also have deals for more MacBook Air and other MacBook models further down in this article, in case you're not completely decided.

Make sure to check the How much should the MacBook Air cost section below.

MacBook Air 2019 model

Apple has a 'new' MacBook Air for 2019, but the only new thing about it is the introduction of True Tone to the screen (which means the screen can adjust to different lighting conditions) and a price drop from Apple. All the other specs are the same as the 2018 model. The MacBook Air price is now £100 less than it was, starting at £1,099.

Price-cuts on the new MacBook Air are already starting to arrive, check them out below.

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MacBook Air 2018 model

If you see a MacBook Air on sale it can be tricky to tell if it's the 2018 or 2019 model because the only difference is the addition of True Tone. Some deals may also look better than they are as the reseller isn't taking into account Apple's own price drop on the Air, which now starts at £1,099 rather than £1,199. However, if you find a good deal on the 2018 MacBook Air we recommend it, purely because it's practically identical to the 2019 model.

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MacBook Air 2017 model

The 2017 MacBook Air was still on sale from Apple until July 2019. You may still be able to find a deal on the old-style MacBook Air, although we emphasise that the model may officially be from 2017, but the processor is from 2015, so it's not a modern Mac - that processor will soon be five years old!

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How much does the new MacBook Air cost?

When it launched in 2018 the MacBook Air was more expensive than the previous model was, starting at £1,199/$1,199. At the time Apple continued to sell the old 1.8GHz MacBook Air for £949. However, in 2019 Apple discontinued the £949 model and reduced the price of the new-style MacBook Air by £100.

  • The MacBook Air now starts at £1,099/$1,099 for the 2019 model, which has a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, 128GB SSD storage and Intel UHD graphics 617. (These specs are exactly the same as the 2018 model, apart from the addition of True Tone in the display)
  • If you want to up the storage to 256GB, the model is now £1,299/$1,299, down £100/$100 compared to 2018. Other than the storage the spec is the same as the other model.

Built-to-order options when customising the more expensive model now include a 1TB SSD for £400/$400, rather than a 1.5TB SSD for £2,399/$2,399.

  • 16GB memory: +£180/$180 (£1,579/$1,579)
  • 512GB SSD storage: +£200/$200 (£1,599/$1,599)
  • 1.5TB SSD storage: WAS +£1,000/$1,000 (£2,399/$2,399) NOW 1TB SSD +£400/$400

If you were to choose all the build-to-order options the top-spec model would cost £1,879, rather than £2,579.

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:

Best MacBook Air deals

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 and other MacBook models.

We'd also 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.

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.

We can help you decide which MacBook is best for you in our MacBook buying guide.

1. Apple 15in MacBook Pro, 2.6GHz six-core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB (2018)

From: Amazon

Was: £2,699

Now: £2,099  (£600 off 2018 price)

Amazon is discounting the top-of-the-range 2018 MacBook Pro (since replaced by a 8-core 9th-generation processor). This 15in MacBook Pro has 6 cores and previously cost £2,699 (although the 2019 top of the range model is £2,799). With £600 off this is an amazing deal!

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

From: Amazon

Was: £1,749

Now: £1,449  (£300 off 2018 price)

This deal cuts the price of the 2018 top-of-the-range 13in MacBook Pro (there's now a new 2019 model with a higher price or £1,799). This version was previously £1,749 at Apple but the 2019-model only saw a minor processor bump (not a generational change) so we'd recommend this deal.

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

From: eBuyer

Was: £1,099

Now: £944.99  (£154.01 off)

You can get your hands on the entry-level 2018 MacBook Air from eBuyer (although the specs at the top of their page are wrong). The discount is more than £150, based on Apple's new pricing.

4. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz, quad-core, 256GB, Silver (2019)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,799

Now: £1,668  (£131 off)

This is 2019's 2.4GHz MacBook Pro, it might only be a small boost to the processor speed, compared to the 2018 model, but this is still money off the newest version (and the deal is better than ever now that Apple's put up prices in the UK).

5. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2019) [KRCS]

From: KRCS

Was: £1,299

Now: £1,169.10  (£129.90 off)

You can save money on the 2019 MacBook Air with 256GB storage, available at a discount from KRCS now. 

6. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019) [KRCS]

From: KRCS

Was: £1,099

Now: £989  (£110 off)

Apple reseller KRCS is selling the new MacBook Air with a discount, this is the Silver model, other models are also available. That's a new MacBook Air for less than £1,000!

7. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz, quad-core, 256GB, Space Grey (2019)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,799.00

Now: £1,691.06  (£107.94 off)

This is the entry-level configuration for the 2019 13in MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (that now costs £1,799 from Apple, up £100 prior to July 2019). KRCS has a discount on the model. This is the Space Grey configuration, but you can also get the Silver model here.

8. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019) [eBuyer]

From: eBuyer

Was: £1,099

Now: £1,048.92  (£50.08 off)

eBuyer is offering money off the 2019 MacBook Air. Delivery is £3.49. This is the Space Grey model, eBuyer's reduction on the Gold model is the same - you can find it here.

9. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2018) [Currys]

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,299

Now: £1,030  (£269 off new Apple price - 2018 model)

Save on the top-of-the-range 2018 MacBook Air with this Curry's deal. The spec is the same as the 2019 model except for True Tone, which is a new feature of the screen on the newer model.

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

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,249.00

Now: £989.00  (£260 off - discontinued model)

This is the entry-level 13in MacBook Pro without Touch Bar that you could buy from Apple for £1,249 prior to those models being replaced back in July 2019. Currys has it available for less.

This is a Space Grey unit, but Curry's is also offering a Silver version at the same price here.

11. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,249

Now: £989  (£260 off - discontinued model)

Apple has stopped selling this 2017 MacBook Pro entry-level model, but it used to cost £1,249, you can get it for less at Amazon right now. Note that this model dates back to 2017 though, and we'd recommend the similarly priced 2018/2019 MacBook Air over it, or even paying £1,249 for the new entry-level MacBook Pro. It's a good price though and the only way you'll get a MacBook Pro for less than £1,000 (we expect the price to increase).

12. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018) [ao.com]

From: AO.com

Was: £1,099

Now: £949  (£150 off new Apple price - 2018 model)

Get money off the price of the MacBook Air that launched in 2018. This is the entry level model - the equivalent 2019 model costs £1,099.

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

From: Amazon

Was: £1,099

Now: £949  (£150 off new Apple price - 2018 model)

Amazon is selling a 2018 MacBook Air at a discount right now, but its not as good a discount as it looks now that Apple has reduced the price of the new MacBook Air by £100 as of July 2019.

 

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

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,099

Now: £949  (£150 off new Apple price - 2018 model)

Save money on the 2018 MacBook Air with this Currys' deal. They deceptively list it as the 3.6GHz model - that's the Turbo Boost figure, it's actually the 1.6GHz Dual-Core MacBook Air from 2018. Note the spec is pretty much the same as the 2019 model - but Apple reduced the price by £100 in July 2019, so this discount isn't as good as it once would have been.

15. Free Beats wireless headphones with Mac or iPad

From: Apple

Now: Free Beats headphones worth up to £300

Get a free pair of Beats wireless headphones worth up to £299.95 when you buy a Mac or iPad for university. You will need to verify your student status through UNiDAYS to get this deal.

16. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019) [Amazon]

From: Amazon

Was: £1,099

Now: £1,049  (£50 off)

You can get money off the 2019 MacBook Air with this Amazon deal. This is the Silver model, which is a fraction cheaper than the other models Amazon is selling.

17. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019) [John Lewis]

From: John Lewis

Was: £1,099

Now: £1,059  (£40 off)

John Lewis is offering money off the 2019 MacBook Air with this deal. You can get money off the Gold or Silver model, the Space Grey edition is more expensive.

18. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2018) [Amazon]

From: Amazon

Was: £1,299

Now: £1,247  (£52 off new Apple price - 2018 model)

Save money on the top-of-the-range MacBook Air from 2018. Note that the only difference between this and the 2019 model is that the screen offers True Tone, so this is still a good option if you don't mind that the screen is slightly inferior. But note that the discount isn't as good now that Apple has reduced the price of the MacBook Air.

19. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018) [Laptops Direct]

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £1,099

Now: £1,049.97  (£50 off new Apple price - 2018 model)

Here's Laptops Direct's deal on the new-look entry-level 2018 MacBook Air with Retina display. This model is practically identical to the 2019 entry-level Air - the only difference is the addition of True Tone for the display. Note: Apple knocked £100 of the price of the MacBook Air in July 2019, so the deal isn't as good as it once was.

20. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz (2015 processor), 128GB (2017)

From: John Lewis

Was: £949 (discontinued)

Now: £769  (£179.03 off)

It's no longer available from Apple, but you can pick up the old-style MacBook Air right now from John Lewis. It's a decent discount on what we thought was the outrageous £949 Apple was selling it for (despite it having a 2015 processor). But it is the cheapest Mac laptop you can get right now, and if you want a Mac laptop with a USB-A port, it's the only one. Although we would still suggest that you look at other options as this is a very old machine now.