The new MacBook Air is here – and it's a proper upgrade for the first time since it launched 10 years ago. But where is the best place to buy it? Plus, while stocks last, older MacBook Air models are discounted. We’ve got all of the best MacBook Air deals here.

The new 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 – here's what you need to know.

For the basics though, the MacBook Air now 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 your 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.

Currys' deals are particularly strong. It's selling the 256GB 2017 MacBook Air for £949 (which Apple still sells for £1,149), and the lower spec model at just £799.

We'd 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 15in MacBook Pro, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz, 256GB, Space Grey (2018) [John Lewis]

From: John Lewis

Was: £2,349.00

Now: £2,055.00  £294 off

If it's the 2018 15in MacBook Pro you are after you can save a significant amount right now on the Space Grey version of the 256GB model at John Lewis.

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

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,749

Now: £1,548  (£201 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.

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

From: Amazon

Was: £1,449

Now: £1,280  (£169 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 the price of the 128GB MacBook Pro. This offer also saves you 30% on Beats X earphones. 

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

From: ebuyer

Was: £1,749

Now: £1,592  (£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.

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

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,249.00

Now: £1,099.00  (£150 off)

This is the entry-level 13in MacBook Pro without Touch Bar that you can buy from Apple for £1,249. Currys has cut the price.

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

6. 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.

7. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017) [John Lewis]

From: John Lewis

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,099  (£150 off)

John Lewis has money off the entry level 13in MacBook Pro, 2017 model, without Touch Bar.

8. 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.

9. 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. 

10. 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.