Plus: Get a free year of Apple TV Plus with every MacBook Air purchase.
Apple’s big September launch event brought us the new iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 — but no news of the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro or anything related to the MacBook Air. So, for now, we’ll have to make do with the modest discounts we’re seeing on both the 2018 and 2019 models.
At the moment, Amazon has the best prices across the board. You can pick up the newest MacBook Air, which Apple introduced in July, for $1,000 — and the older 2018 model for $934. And 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)||$1,100||$934||$849|
|MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD)||$1,100||$1,000||$900|
|MacBook Air 2018 (256GB SSD)||$1,300||$1,129||$1,050|
|MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD)||$1,300||$1,219||$1,100|
The all-time low price has disappeared — but Amazon is still offering more than $150 off the 2018 version of the MacBook Air. This model is nearly identical to the 2019 version, except that it doesn’t have Apple’s True Tone display technology. But you do get a 128GB SSD that’s faster than the one in the newer model. Read the MacBook Air 2018 review$934 AT AMAZON2019 13-inch MacBook Air (128GB SSD): $1,000Save $100Sarah Tew/CNET
This is a $100 discount on the brand-new MacBook Air — the one with the Retina True Tone display — that Apple released in July. Read the MacBook Air 2019 preview$1,000 AT AMAZON2018 13-inch MacBook Air (256GB SSD): $1,219Save $180
Amazon’s price on the step-up version of the 2018 MacBook Air, with 256GB of storage, is $180 less than Apple’s list price. Read the MacBook Air 2019 review$1,219 AT AMAZON2019 13-inch MacBook Air (256GB): $1,219Save $80Sarah Tew/CNET
Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.