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Apple’s MacBook Air is the thin-and-light notebook you need if you’re looking for the best mix of small size and performance, but the more desirable 512GB version is quite expensive at $1,499. Luckily, you can buy that Amazon model right now for just $1,349 for a significant saving of $150 (10 percent) — the lowest price we’ve seen yet. And if you don’t need that much space, the 256GB model is also on sale
Buy Apple MacBook Air M2 Laptops at Amazon
With a score of 96 on our Engadget review, the MacBook Air M2 is one of the best laptops we’ve ever tested. For the first time since launch, Apple changed the design from a wedge to a uniformly thin shape, making it not only thinner, but also more balanced. At 11.3 millimeters and 2.7 pounds, it weighs even less than an iPad Pro with its smart keyboard.
The 2,560 x 1,664 Liquid Retina display is also slightly larger at 13.6 inches, thanks to the bezels and the webcam nestled into the screen’s notch at the top. You also get upgraded speakers, a Magsafe power adapter and a pair of USB-C ports with support for charging, external monitors and data transfers up to 40 Gbps. The M2 processor significantly improves performance over the Air M1, offering performance almost comparable to the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2. It launches quickly, loads apps quickly and offers snappy performance across the board.
The 512GB version is more desirable not only for the extra space, but also for faster SSD performance than the base model — and its $1,349 price tag is the lowest we’ve seen yet. If that’s still not in your budget, the 256GB model retails for $1,099 for a savings of $100 (8 percent) — an ever-low price too.
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