The 15-inch MacBook Air is at a record low price in Best Buy's flash sale

MacBook Air M2 15-inch, 2023 deal only $999
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Best Buy is running a three-day flash sale this weekend, and the great news is that the 2023 15-inch MacBook Air is back down to record low price of $999, a $300 saving from the Apple's retail price of $1,299. This is a laptop that tops several of our own buying guides for creative hardware since we've found it to provide the best of both worlds: screen size and portability.

Until this release the super svelte MacBook Air had only come in a 13-inch form. That's super portable, but a 13-inch screen can feel pretty cramped if you're using design software or video editing programs. In our MacBook Air 15-inch review, we hailed this larger 15-inch device as an ideal compromise for many creatives.

MacBook Air M2 (15-inch, 2023, 8GB)Was: $1,299
Now: Save:

<a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6534606&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple-macbook-air-15-laptop-m2-chip-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-latest-model-midnight%2F6534606.p%3FskuId%3D6534606&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MacBook Air M2 (15-inch, 2023, 8GB)
Was: $1,299
Now:
<a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple-macbook-air-15-laptop-m2-chip-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-latest-model-midnight%2F6534606.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$999 at Best Buy
Save: $300

Overview: We think the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 is a great choice for creatives that want a thin, light laptop with enough screen space to be able to comfortably work in a range of creative software and excellent battery life. It's one of the thinnest and lightest 15-inch laptops around. And while it might not be as powerful as a MacBook Pro, but the M2 chip makes light work of photoediting  and can handle video editing workflows too. 

Key features: Display: 15-inch (2880 x 1864) | Processor: Apple M2 Chip (8-core)| RAM: 8GB|SSD: 256GB |Weight: 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg | Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 3.5mm headphone jack, MagSafe 3 charging port. 

Release date: August 2023. 

Price history: This is not the first time we've seen this low price for the 15-inch MacBook Air, as it was previously $999 back in December 2023. Still, this remains the lowest price on record and is unlikely to be beaten any time soon. Note that the base version has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. If you're doing video editing or any other more memory-intensive tasks, you'll probably want to step up to the 16GB version, which is <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple-macbook-air-15-laptop-m2-chip-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-latest-model-midnight%2F6534606.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">reduced by $400 to $1,499. 

Current price: <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F2023-Apple-15-Inch-MacBook-Air-Laptop-Apple-M2-Chip-with-8-core-CPU-and-10-core-GPU-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-Storage-Space-Gray%2F1359327990" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Walmart: $1,259 | <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1770934-REG/apple_mqkp3ll_a_15_macbook_air_space.html?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">B&H Photo: $1,099

Review consensus: We reviewed this MacBook last summer and <a href="https://www.creativebloq.com/reviews/macbook-air-15-2023" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">gave it 4.5 stars. Our reviewer found the performance to be impressive and praised the large display and the quality of the speakers, although we would have like more ports. 

TechRadar: <a href="https://www.techradar.com/reviews/apple-macbook-air-15-inch-2023-review" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank">⭑⭑⭑⭑ | Tom's Hardware: <a href="https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/macbook-air-15-inch-m2" data-link-merchant="tomshardware.com"" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank">⭑⭑⭑⭑ |

Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.