At the end of 2018, Apple gave the MacBook Air a power boost, and, for first time since it launched 10 years previously, gave the much-loved Mac laptop a redesign. If you want to get the low-down on what’s changed before you buy one, we have compared the new 2018 model against the 2017 version (which is really the 2015 version because Apple hadn’t updated the processor generation in all that time) read: how the new and old MacBook Air models compare.

You can find out everything you need to know about the new laptop in our MacBook Air review.

You can buy a MacBook Air directly from Apple here, but there are plenty of stores offering a discount on the new models so it’s worth shopping around. In this article we’ll tell you the best deals you can get on a new MacBook Air, as well as some great deals you can get on the older model. 

Best MacBook Air Deals

You can browse through the best MacBook deals below, which includes the MacBook Air and other MacBook models too in case you’re not completely decided. We can help you decide which MacBook is best for you in our MacBook buying guide.

How much does the new MacBook Air cost?

The MacBook Air is more expensive than the previous models were, starting at £1,199/$1,199. (Apple still sells an old 1.8GHz MacBook Air for £949 so be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking that this is a new model!)

You’ll pay £1,199/$1,199 of the 2018 base model, which has a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, 128GB SSD storage and Intel UHD graphics 617. Remember that the processor is a lot of generations newer than the one in the old model.

If you want to up the storage to 256GB, the price is £1,399/$1,399.

Built-to-order options when customising the more expensive model are as follows:

  • 16GB memory – +£180/$180 (£1,579/$1,579)
  • 512GB SSD storage – +£200/$200 (£1,599/$1,599)
  • 1.5TB SSD storage – +£1,000/$1,000 (£2,399/$2,399)

For the top spec model you’re looking at £2,579/$2,579.

Where to buy the new MacBook Air 2018

You can, of course, buy the new MacBook Air from Apple itself on its website here. But that’s not the only place it’s available. You’ll also find the MacBook Air at:

Best MacBook Air deals

Apple is still selling the older model of MacBook Air on its store, for £949/$999. That’s the same price as it was before the new model was announced, so not a particularly great deal.

With the price of a MacBook Air as sold by Apple in mind, take a look at the deals below to see just how much you could save on the MacBook Air.

We’d also recommend taking a look at Apple’s Refurbished Store for great MacBook and MacBook Air deals. They’re forever changing, but you can get a huge discount on products that you’d never be able to tell are refurbished.

You can find out more about buying a refurbished Mac here.

Students should also check the Apple Education Store, which you can find out more about here

Best MacBook Air Deals

1. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Touch Bar, 2.4GHz, quad-core, 256GB, Space Grey (2019) [KRCS]

From: KRCS

Was: £1,749.00

Now: £1,574.10  (£174.90 off until 1 July 2019)

This is the entry-level configuration for the 2019 13in MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (that normally costs £1,749). KRCS has a discount on the model – and is currently listed as out of stock, but the company expects to have more by the end of the week. This is the Space Grey configuration, but you can also get the Silver model here.

2. Apple 15in Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.2GHz six-core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB (2018)

From: Ebay

Was: £2,349

Now: £1,855  (£494 off)

We wondered if there was a mistake with this eBay deal, which has just under £500 off the price of the 2018 entry-level 15in 2.2GHz MacBook Pro.

There’s apparently only one left right now!

3. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz quad-core, 256GB, Touch Bar (2018)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,749

Now: £1,569  (£280 off 2018 price)

This deal cuts the price of the 2018 Touch Bar version of the 13in MacBook Pro (there’s now a new 2019 model). This version was previously £1,749 at Apple but the 2019 is only a minor processor bump (not a generational change) so we’d recommend this deal.

4. Apple 15in Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.6GHz six-core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB (2018)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £2,349

Now: £2,433.97  (£266 off 2018 price)

Laptops Direct are discounting the 2018 MacBook Pro, here we have the top of the range 2018 15in MacBook Pro with 6-cores which normally costs £2,699. Note that it’s confusing that this is listed by Laptops Direct as the “New” model, but it’s the 2018 model (we can tell this because it has 512GB storage rather than 256GB).

5. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2018)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,399

Now: £1,247  (£151 off)

Save money on the newest top-of-the-range MacBook Air from 2018.

6. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 256GB (2017) [Amazon]

From: Amazon

Was: £1,449

Now: £1,280  (£169 off)

Save on the price of the 2017 MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) – this is the 256GB model Apple is currently selling for £1,449.

7. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017) [KRCS]

From: KRCS

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,124.10  (£124.90 off)

This is the MacBook Pro’s base model. It doesn’t come with a Touch Bar and is the 2017 model (Apple only updated the Touch Bar models in 2018 and 2019) but is still a good laptop choice. Previously this model was £1,174 with KRCS so the new price is even a discount on that. 

8. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017) [Amazon]

From: Amazon

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,126.80  (£122.20 off)

Apple is selling this 2017 MacBook Pro entry-level model for £1,249, but you can get it for a bit less at Amazon right now.

9. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018) [VERY]

From: Very

Was: £1,199

Now: £1,079  (£120 off)

Very has a decent deal on the newest MacBook Air.

10. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2018) [Scan]

From: Scan

Was: £1,399

Now: £1,289.99  (£109.01 off)

You can get your hands on the 2018 MacBook Air – the one with 256GB of storage – from Scan. The discount is just over £100. 

11. Apple 15in MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.6GHz six-core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB (2018)

From: Jigsaw

Was: £2,699

Now: £2,638.80  (£60.20 off 2018 price)

It’s not a huge saving, but it is money off the top-of-the-range MacBook Pro from 2018 (which has now been replaced by a newer model).

12. Apple Refurbished Mac Store (Discounted iMacs, MacBooks and more)

From: Apple

Now: Up to £300 off

You can get a Mac from Apple at much lower prices if you buy from the Refurbished Store. Apple will have thoroughly tested the model and will offer you a full warranty so it can be a great way to get a good deal. Find out more about Refurbished Macs here.