The M3 and M2 MacBook Air models from Apple are currently available at their lowest prices ever.

We consider Apple’s latest MacBook Air to be the top choice for most users, and it’s now available at an all-time low price of $999 on Amazon and B&H. This discount applies to the entry-level 13-inch model, featuring 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It’s $100 less than purchasing directly from Apple and $50 less than the recent sale price on Amazon. Please note that this deal is only valid for the Midnight and Space Gray finishes, and Amazon’s listing indicates a shipping delay. B&H states that the offer will be available through March 28. Several other configurations are also on sale, including a model with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for $1,399, representing another $100 discount. Additionally, Amazon is offering the 15-inch version of the M3 Air for $1,204, a $95 discount, and the best price observed for this entry-level configuration since the new notebooks debuted earlier this month.

For those willing to consider an older processor, B&H is offering the last-gen MacBook Air with Apple’s M2 chip for $849, another all-time low and $150 off Apple’s list price. Once again, this deal is set to expire on March 28. Lastly, a configuration of the 15-inch M2 Air with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD is now priced at a low of $1,499.

In our review, we awarded both versions of the M3-powered MacBook Air a score of 90. Like their M2 predecessors, they offer sleek, lightweight, and durable designs, along with comfortable keyboards and trackpads, accurate displays, 1080p webcams, and ample battery life for typical usage. They now feature slightly faster chips, Wi-Fi 6E support, and the ability to connect to two external monitors (albeit only when the laptop is closed). The 15-inch model has a slightly more powerful GPU and enhanced speakers alongside its larger display. However, the port selection remains limited, featuring two Thunderbolt USB-C ports, a MagSafe charging port, and a headphone jack.

As my colleague Daniel Cooper has pointed out, one of the best aspects of the new notebooks is that they have made the M2 versions more affordable. The difference between the M2 and M3 Airs is not significantly noticeable in daily use, so if you’re looking to save $150, the older model may offer a better deal, especially if you’re upgrading from an older Air with an Intel chip. However, those transitioning from an M1 model will likely benefit more from switching to the M3. Although the base M3 Air technically boasts a faster SSD than its predecessor, it may be worth considering if you frequently work with large files. Nevertheless, it’s advisable to opt for these 8GB RAM/256GB SSD configurations if you primarily engage in less demanding tasks, as they can struggle with heavier workloads and tend to overheat.

It’s worth mentioning that the 2020 M1 version of the notebook is now available for $699 at Walmart, which is an excellent price. However, unless you specifically seek a competent MacBook at the lowest possible cost, the M2 version represents a significant upgrade for most users. We’ll also highlight a recent hardware-level security vulnerability discovered for all M-series Macs, though the real-world risk of exploitation is generally low. Regardless, if you’re considering a MacBook upgrade, now seems like a favorable time to take advantage of these deals.

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