Apple M1 MacBook Air available for under Rs 80,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

Is it the best time to grab the M1 MacBook Air?

Highlights
  • Apple M1 MacBook Air now available for as low as Rs 78,990.
  • The discount is being offered on Flipkart.
  • Apple MacBook Air M1 launched way back in 2020 and comes with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display and 30W charging via the USB Type-C port.

After the launch of the Apple MacBook Air M2, the Cupertino giant increased the price of the M1 MacBook from Rs 92,900 to Rs 99,900. This came as a disappointment to those who were looking to buy the laptop as one would usually expect the price would come down after the successor is launched. However, the laptop is now being offered for less than Rs 80,000 on Flipkart and this would be the best time to pull the trigger.

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The Apple MacBook Air M1 launched in 2020, introducing a refreshed design with narrow bezels, a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display and 30W charging via the USB Type-C port.

Apple MacBook Air M1 price, discount offers

Apple MacBook Air M1 is priced at Rs 88,990 for the base 256GB storage variant on Flipkart. The e-commerce platform is offering a Rs 10,000 discount, which brings down the price to Rs 78,990. This offer is applicable on both Credit and Debit card and EMI transactions. Flipkart is also offering an extra 2 percent off on UPI transactions and a 6-month Microsoft 365 subscription.

Apple MacBook Air M1 specifications 

The Apple MacBook Air M1 sports a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution, 227 PPI, Wide Colour (P3) and 400nits brightness. The laptop is powered by Apple’s own M1 chipset paired with up to 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD storage. There is a 49.9-Whr battery that supports 30W charging support.

The MacBook Air M1 has a 720p FaceTime HD camera and there’s a Touch ID sensor for security. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 x USB Type-C ports, stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The laptop runs on the latest macOS Ventura and is equipped with stereo speakers, support for Dolby Atmos playback, a three-mic array with directional beamforming and wide stereo sound.

Should you buy it?

The Apple MacBook Air M1 is still a very capable performer, especially at the discounted price. The in-house M1 chipset is no slouch when it comes to handling day-to-day tasks and it even does serious video editing without any lag. You won’t be facing any lag or heating issues even if you put the laptop to its extremes. If you are already in the Apple ecosystem and looking to upgrade the machine, the Apple MacBook Air M1 is a pretty solid option to consider. Considering the slashed price, we suggest you go ahead with the purchase.