The Apple MacBook Air with the M1 chip remains a relevant choice for consumers due to its strong battery life, performance, and build quality. Currently, this model is available at a flat price of Rs 69,990 on Amazon India, which represents a significant discount from the MRP of Rs 99,900. And this price can be brought down to Rs 65,250 when clubbed with SBI card offer.
This discount arrives just days before the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale and is one of the lowest prices we have seen for the MacBook Air M1. To put it in perspective, this amounts to a discount of Rs 29,910. Furthermore, Amazon is offering credit card deals for interested buyers, providing additional discounts of Rs 3,000 (for full payment) or Rs 4,750 (for EMI) with an SBI Credit card. Effectively, this brings the price down to Rs 66,990 and Rs 65,240, respectively, for those opting for full payment or EMI.
Should You Consider Buying the MacBook Air M1 at this Price?
Although the MacBook Air M1 was launched in 2020 and is now nearly three years old, it remains a highly capable laptop—thanks to the Apple M1 chipset. It is well-suited for office-related tasks, college students, and even some creative professionals who need to perform multi-layered video or photo editing, and graphic design work.
We have personally used the same laptop with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and have experienced no significant slowdowns, even when editing 4K footage or multitasking with multiple tabs on Safari while conducting research.
While it may exhibit slight struggles when heavily loaded with tasks or when RAM usage is high, considering the price, there are very few alternatives in the market that can match this offering from Apple. It can be a cost-effective choice for those considering the upcoming M2 machines but seeking to save nearly Rs 30,000.
Apple will also continue to support this laptop for years to come, and it recently received the macOS Sonoma update, which runs quite well on the laptop. We can certainly recommend this laptop at this price point, and can be a much better option for someone looking to invest in a Windows laptop around the same price unless it is for a specific task that you can only perform on Windows.
The MacBook Air M1 is available in three finishes: Silver, Space Grey, and Gold.