Apple upgraded its MacBook Air this year—refreshing the look and adding an M2 processor—making the ultraportable laptop an appealing piece of tech for remote workers and students.
Top-of-the-line MacBooks don’t come cheap, though. Luckily, Amazon is offering $100 off(Opens in a new window) the computer’s $1,199 retail price when you buy a 256GB model in “Starlight” gold.
Snag this PCMag Editors’ Choice pick for $1,099 and say goodbye to the MacBook Air wedge of the past: The shockingly slim laptop’s body measures a mere 0.44 inches (front and back), and weighs only 2.7 pounds—thanks in large part to a new logic board design.
In addition to hosting the new Apple M2 chip, the logic board now features all components on one side. Add to that a fanless passive cooling design and you get the thinnest, quietest Air yet. It lasted just shy of 17 hours in our testing.
A dual USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 port, meanwhile, makes room for connecting most cables, though you’ll need an adapter to plug in a standard USB-A or HDMI output. On the bright side, there is a 3.5mm headset jack for connecting headphones or speakers, and room for MagSafe charging.
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One of the biggest changes to the 2022 Air’s design is its 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, with thin bezels and a notch that scoops out a bit at the top of the screen to make way for the built-in 1080p webcam. The company also added a new four-speaker setup that supports Spatial Audio, even without headphones.
Upgrade your laptop with this Amazon deal for a 256GB Apple MacBook Air (with M2 chip)(Opens in a new window) in Starlight, on sale for $1,099—8% off the $1,199 sticker cost.