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With Black Friday fast approaching and rumors swirling about new MacBook models on the horizon, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for discounts on the MacBook Air. In recent weeks, prices have been all over the map — so if you don’t like what you see today, check back again tomorrow.

At the moment, Amazon has the best price — that’s $899 — on the entry-level 128GB version from 2018. (Yesterday, the 2019 version was on sale for $900.) But this year’s edition of the step-up model, with 256GB of storage, is the clear winner at $1,199, compared to its 2018 equivalent, which somehow costs $130 more.

Apple, in a rare gesture of largesse, is throwing in a free year of its forthcoming Apple TV Plus service with every purchase of a MacBook Air — regardless of where you buy it. (Note that this deal extends to any new or refurbished iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch.)


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MacBook Air discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
MacBook Air 2018 (128GB SSD) N/A $899 $849
MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $999 $900
MacBook Air 2018 (256GB SSD) N/A $1,330 $1,050
MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,199 $1,100

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Deals on the 2018 configurations are becoming scarce. This isn’t a particularly good price for the 256GB model, especially when the equivalent 2019 model is available for $130 less.

Read our MacBook Air 2019 review.


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Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.

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