Argos warns its MacBook Air deal is 'selling fast', but avoid this discount and you'll save an extra £139

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Aaron Brown

By Aaron Brown

Published: 06/04/2024

- 05:01

It's a brilliant time to secure a saving on the MacBook Air

Argos has warned shoppers that its latest MacBook Air deal is "in demand" and "selling fast". But rather than racing to your nearest Argos to grab one of these discounted laptops — those hunting for the best MacBook deal would do better to look elsewhere.

Argos has cut the price of the M1-powered MacBook Air from £999 down to £949.

While that might sound like a decent deal ― after all, it's not often that Apple products enjoy a price cut — there are much bigger savings to be found elsewhere.

Amazon has cut the price of the same M1-powered MacBook Air to just £810 in the Silver colourway. That's an incredible £189 saving on the RRP for this model, when it was sold in the Apple Store last month.

screenshot of the argos website with macbook air listing

Head to the Argos website, and the retailer will warn you that it's MacBook Air deal is "selling fast" and "in demand", despite other retailers offering much better savings


Bizarrely, Amazon will charge you a little more for Gold (£826) and Space Grey (£829), so we're guessing that Silver isn't selling quite as well as the other colourways.

All three MacBook Air models offer next-day delivery for Prime members at no extra cost, which is a nice perk. You can sign up for a 30-day Prime free trial to qualify for the speedier delivery. Amazon offers free returns on all MacBook purchases.

AO has matched those incredible savings — charging just £810 for the Silver model, £826 for Gold, and £829 for Space Grey. Unlike Amazon, AO offers shoppers the chance to take delivery of their new MacBook Air now, but pay nothing until 2025. You'll also qualify for free delivery too.

Currys has also discounted the M1-powered MacBook Air, but at £849 it's a little pricier than some of the other UK retailers. If you're in a hurry, you might be able to pick up the MacBook today from your local branch, which might be worth the extra cost.

Currys doesn't charge different amounts for each colourway.

Apple announced a brand-new MacBook Air model powered by a faster M3 system-on-a-chip, support for two external 4K monitors for the first time, and upgraded Wi-Fi 6E last month. With the arrival of the new laptop, which starts from £1,099, Apple dropped the M1-powered MacBook Air from its store shelves.

You won't find the M1-powered MacBook Air in your nearest Apple Store, but rival online and high street retailers are offering huge discounts on any remaining stock. If you're not worried about having the latest and greatest laptop model in your backpack, this is a brilliant opportunity to secure a deal.

While the M1-powered MacBook Air is no longer available from the Apple Store — and the remaining stock is available at ludicrous discounts from Amazon, AO, and Currys above — the Californian company does still sell its successor, the M2-powered MacBook.

This replaced the M1 in the lineup, now starting from £999.

Apple completely redesigned the MacBook Air with the arrival of the M2-powered lineup, ditching the trademark wedge-shaped design that had been a feature of the lightweight laptop since its inception. It shrunk the bezels around the screen to squeeze a 13.6-inch screen into the same footprint as the 13.3-inch model.

This redesign also saw the return of the fan-favourite MagSafe charger, which snaps to the body of the laptop with magnets and means tripping over the charging cable won't send your expensive laptop flying to the floor.

Apple currently charges £999 for the same M2 MacBook Air when bought outright from its store. You can also find the M2 model — although not always in the full selection of colours — for even cheaper from other stores:

Apple fitted its M2-powered MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of solid-state storage. There's also a 1080p HD webcam for video calls and a four-speaker sound system with enough oomph to support Spatial Audio when playing music and Dolby Atmos when watching a TV series or movie.

animated gif of the macbook air flying into the air

MacBook Air M2 is available in a choice of four colours — Starlight, Midnight, Space Grey, and Silver


It ships with the latest version of macOS, which offers free access to a range of productivity apps from Apple, including Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Garageband, Freeform, and QuickTime.

A slew of apps that will be instantly familiar to anyone with an iPhone or iPad, including Voice Memo, FaceTime, Stocks, Apple News, Podcasts, and Notes, to name a few, will also be preinstalled on the MacBook Air when you lift the lid for the first time.

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