You've been waiting to snag a great deal on a laptop and Black Friday is finally here with a truly mind-blowing sale on the Apple MacBook Air (2020 model). Not only is it extremely rare for Apple to run sales, but this is one of the best deals we've seen across the board. Ready to hear it? This Macbook Air is on sale for $249 off — bringing the price down to just $750! This almost matches the all-time lowest price we’ve seen on this gem. Our advice? Buy now! There's no telling how long this deal will last.
Why is this a good Black Friday deal?
Saving $249 is always a welcome surprise, but especially on a laptop that has never seen a discount this low before. That's right — this is one of the lowest prices this has ever reached, and it's a deal you don't want to miss.
Why we recommend the MacBook Air
What really separated this MacBook Air from previous models, when it first launched, was its new and improved Magic Keyboard. Previously, Apple had used a ‘butterfly style’ keyboard that was inaccurate and slippery. It was one of the biggest complaints from users. But for 2020, Apple introduced new "scissor-style" keys for more comfortable, accurate typing.
Even longtime Windows 10 users have made the switch to Mac because of its ease of use and wide range of apps available — over 1.8 million compared to less than half that at the Microsoft Store.
What reviewers say
Amazon shoppers have given this Mac an incredible 4.8-star overall rating.
“The screen is beautiful. The Magic Keyboard feels very nice and a definite upgrade from the previous butterfly mechanism,” wrote a happy five-star reviewer. “For day-to-day use of browsing, Netflix, Zoom calls and presentations, you would most likely never hear the fan nor feel the heat from underneath your keyboard.”
"The battery life is phenomenal," said a fan. "I can take it on the go and use it all day with no issues at all. ... The performance is spectacular. It runs circles around anything else I have that’s Windows-based. ... For the majority of people, this is going to be their go-to laptop. What you get for an entry-level Mac is stellar."
One fan quipped, "The M1 chip is amazing and a miracle. This little chip can play some of the most CPU demanding games. Cities Skylines played phenomenally without any lag or freezing. This MacBook Air is very powerful. The downside to it is that it doesn't have a cooling fan and one cooling fan in it would make a major improvement." (Note: One easy way to keep your laptop cool: Add a stand, like this No. 1 bestseller, also on sale.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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