MacBook Air Black Friday Deals
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Apple recently released the MacBook Air with an M1 processor, but there are discounts and deals among authorized resellers on the new laptop. The Intel MacBook Airs are still for sale at a steep discount at most locations. Find the best MacBook Air Black Friday deals here.
● Black Friday falls on November 27
● Deals have already begun
● Discounts on MacBooks through Apple resellers
● Track the best MacBook Air prices
Apple generally does not discount its products for holidays or events, though it does do promotions involving gift cards or free accessories like headphones. Apple's retail partners, however, do offer discounts on devices during the holiday season, with the best prices tracked in the AppleInsider Mac Price Guide.
Current MacBook Air Black Friday Deals
There are already many discounts for Black Friday 2020 despite the sales holiday being days away. AppleInsider has gathered the best deals, some of which are exclusive to our readers. There are no Intel MacBook Air variants still for sale by Apple, though some resellers may still have them at a big discount.
Here are a few highlights:
Black Friday MacBook Air Deals by Store
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*Price with promo code APINSIDER using the pricing links above for activation. Plus, save $50 on every other CTO model.
- 13" MacBook Air (M1, 8GB, 256GB, 7-core GPU): $947.58** ($51 off)
**Price with coupon code appleinsider (case sensitive) using the pricing link above.
Which MacBook to buy
Apple revealed the first Macs running custom Apple Silicon during an event in November and they are powerful. The MacBook Air with the M1 processor outperforms almost every Intel Mac for sale today, and without an internal fan.
There are some limitations that come with the new processor, however, that potential buyers need to consider. This MacBook does not have a fan, which means the processor will throttle down speed in certain operations. That means the 13-inch MacBook Pro will perform better in certain conditions due to better cooling.
The MacBook Air has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, but can only connect to a single external monitor. The monitor can be 6K at 60Hz, but reducing the specs will not enable adding additional monitors like with Intel-based Macs.
The M1 processor also does not allow external GPUs to be connected. Some users may want to buy an Intel Mac now in order to have one of the last Macs with Intel while Apple works out the limitations of the custom processors.