The most affordable MacBook Air has an extra $200 off

MacBook Air 2020
(Image credit: Future/Apple)

Need a cheaper MacBook? One of the best 13-inch laptops on the market has just had a price cut ahead of the upcoming Amazon Prime Day sale event, and you can save $200 on the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) which has dropped to $799.99 on Amazon. We do tend to see the price of this laptop fluctuate, but this is the lowest price we've seen since last year's President's Day and Black Friday.

Will this drop even further when the Apple Prime Day deals kick-off? The honest answer is probably not. We love this laptop at Creative Bloq and gave it a 5-star review for its excellent battery life and great performance, but it's unlikely that we'll see the price fall further than this. So now is the time to bag yourself a deal. 

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) 13-inch
Was: $999
Now: Save:

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) 13-inch
Was:
$999
Now:
<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8429&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB08N5M7S6K%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$799.99 at Amazon
Save: $200

Overview: The Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M1 model is the most affordable MacBook you can buy right now and no longer feels like a compromise for creatives who don’t want to (or can’t) pay the higher asking prices for a MacBook Pro. Despite being surpassed by newer models, this laptop is still pretty stellar and a <a href="https://www.creativebloq.com/features/best-laptops-photo-editing" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">fantastic choice for photo editing. 

Key features: The M1 chip replaced the Intel-based processor in previous Air models, and enables it to compete on par with the <a href="https://www.creativebloq.com/reviews/macbook-pro-13-inch-m1" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020). It boasts an impressively fast boot-up speed,  generous SSD storage, and a 400-nit LED-backlit display with great resolution that benefits from Apple's True Tone technology. 

Price history: The MacBook Air 13-inch (2020, M1) retails on average at around $900, but the last time we saw it for the <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8429&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB08N5M7S6K%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">current price of $799.99 was during Presidents Day and Black Friday last year, but we're yet to see it emerge any cheaper than this. 

Price comparison: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8429&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB08N5M7S6K%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Amazon: $799.99 |<a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1604825-REG/apple_mgn63ll_a_13_3_macbook_air_with.html?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">B&H: $849

Reviews: We gave the <a href="https://www.creativebloq.com/reviews/macbook-air-m1" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">MacBook Air 13-inch (2020, M1) a gleaming 5-star review when we tested it last year, with only minor faults found that include the lack of ports and a similar design to previous gen models. On the positive, we found it to be excellent value for money with amazing battery life and great performance overall.

Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.