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You can get a 2022 MacBook Air at a record-low $829 today, and it's selling fast


It's hard to deny that MacBooks are impressive laptops, even if you aren't an Apple fan. The built-in protection against malware and viruses makes them a popular choice for someone who wants a laptop that just works, day in and day out. The problem? They're expensive. But right now, the 2022 MacBook Air is up for grabs at a rare discount.

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With 8GB of RAM, a lightning-fast 256GB solid-state drive and a backlit keyboard, this laptop is a solid pick for anyone, from students to freelancers.

$799 at Amazon
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$1,250 at HSN$849 at Abt Electronics

This is the absolute lowest price we have ever seen for this model. We've seen it hit this before in lightning deals, but never a deal like this. It isn't likely to drop much more before Black Friday (and maybe not even then).

When it comes to high-performance laptops, the MacBook Air is in the conversation for a reason. Not only does it have truly impressive specs, but it comes with a Liquid Retina Display that makes everything, from text to colors, especially clear and crisp. This one has a 13.6-inch screen, but larger options are available.

You can bump up your storage to 512GB (though that does cost more). There's a front-facing camera for video calls and meetings that captures content in 1080p resolution — that's high-def. If you have an iPhone or iPad, all three devices are designed to work together seamlessly. Transfer content from one to the other with ease, or open a webpage on your laptop and keep reading on your phone when you leave the house.

This MacBook Air gets up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge, and at only 2.7 pounds, it's easy to take just about anywhere. Apple's M2 chip is particularly efficient, giving this computer some of the best staying power of any Apple device on the market.

woman using macbook air while at a keyboard
The MacBook Air is ultra-portable at just 2.7 pounds. (Amazon)

More than 2,200 reviews give this model five stars — not unexpected for a MacBook.

"I had never considered a Mac before, I was a lifelong Windows user," said one convert. "I'm setting up for part-time freelancing. ... I took the chance, and couldn’t be more pleased! Not only have I not slowed it down yet, but this fabless machine base [hasn't] even gotten warm once! Super-fast feather-light workhorse! I'm still getting used to the [operating system] but that's been easier than I thought as well."

"I did a massive amount of research on what I would need in a computer," said another buyer. "I mostly use my computer for Word, Excel and financial documents. I needed a computer that would be in my budget, would be fast and effective, but also would meet all of my needs for maintaining my household and doing different projects for work and school. This has fit the bill beautifully. It runs well, has an amazing screen and picture, and is so much faster than my previous computer!"

Another fan raved: "Love how slim and lightweight this is. If you own an iPhone, the integration is perfect. You can manage your messages, calls and emails on this device. Everything syncs up beautifully! ... I am shocked at how fast this machine moves and what quality the hidden speakers are. Phone calls and FaceTime are flawless. The new webcam is a welcome upgrade and the notch for it is subtle. The trackpad and keyboard are top-notch and respond perfectly. This is worth every penny. ... No more Windows stuff for me."

"My children are using these for their school and sometimes use them to play online games," a parent shared. "They had never used a Mac before, but had used iPads, and had a small learning curve for these and were quickly comfortable using them on a daily basis."

"This laptop is much more powerful, light, sleek, and the keyboard is great," wrote another shopper. "My only gripe is that, when closed, the lid is slightly not lining up with the base. It is off very slightly."

"Expensive but the best," said a final fan. "Probably one of the better Apple light-duty laptops [I've] owned in last couple decades. Apple laptops are expensive compared to Windows products. The annualized life-cycle cost is higher than comparable non-Apple products because Apple makes their expensive products vintage too quickly (seems like planned obsolescence)."

There's a newer MacBook Air in town, but this one remains plenty powerful for daily use, fans say.

$799 at Amazon
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$1,250 at HSN$849 at Abt Electronics

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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