If you’ve been holding off on purchasing a new MacBook, your patience has paid off. Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air is now available at an all-time low price of $999, reduced from its original price of $1,299. This substantial 23 percent discount translates to a savings of $300, a noteworthy deal. The offer applies to the 256GB version of the 15-inch MacBook Air featuring an M2 chipset, and it’s available in either Midnight or Starlight.
It’s worth noting that this offer comes with a shipping estimate from Amazon, indicating that these laptops are expected to ship in early to mid-January. Therefore, it’s advisable not to rely on this deal for last-minute Christmas gift purchases.
The 15-inch MacBook Air with an M2 chip was introduced in June of this year and received a commendable rating of 96 in our review. Notably, it offers a spacious display and impressive performance without carrying the steep price tag of the Pro models that exceed $2,000. Despite being over a year old, the M2 chip continues to perform exceptionally well, aligning with the capabilities of the 13-inch model.
One of its standout features is the remarkable battery life, exceeding 18 hours during video playback and providing 12 hours of usage for everyday work tasks. The device’s screen quality is also noteworthy, with the additional two inches contributing to a significant difference. The 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display boasts a resolution of 2,880 x 1,864, 500 nits of brightness, a 60Hz refresh rate, and support for the P3 wide color gamut. While it may not match the display or performance quality of the 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M3 chip, the 15-inch MacBook Air holds its own at half the price, making it a compelling option for users seeking a balance between performance and affordability.