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Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air is $300 off and arrives in time for Christmas

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air is $300 off and arrives in time for Christmas

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$999 is a new low price for the larger MacBook Air. Plus, deals on games like Baldur’s Gate 3 and more.

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Best Laptop 2023: A Starlight MacBook Air 15-inch open on a gray couch.
It’s hard to beat the MacBook Air for value and performance when it comes to larger laptops for productivity.
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The Apple MacBook Air 15 has been frequently discounted since it first came out last summer, but the large yet thin laptop has once again reached a new low price. You can get the base configuration of the 15-inch MacBook Air with an M2 chip (eight-core CPU / 10-core GPU), 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM for just $999 ($300 off) at Best Buy or Amazon. Best Buy has all four colors, and any of them should arrive before December 25th, while Amazon only has the deal on the starlight color, arriving after the holiday.

While the MacBook Pros have already moved on to Apple’s M3-generation chips, the M2 MacBook Air is no slouch. It’s more than capable for everyday productivity for schoolwork needs or work-work demands. Much like the smaller 13-inch model, it has two Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C ports, MagSafe charging, and a notched display. The 15-incher is also barely any thicker than the 13-inch model, making it seem incredibly thin for its size. The main tradeoff is that it’s about half a pound heavier, but it may be worth carrying the load for the easier multitasking the extra screen real estate affords.

Read our review of the 15-inch MacBook Air M2.
A 15-inch MacBook Air open on a gray couch.
$999

Apple’s largest MacBook Air sports a 15-inch display, a six-speaker array, and an M2 chip. The base model starts with 8GB of RAM and 256B of storage, though you can configure it with up to 24GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.

Baldur’s Gate 3 was showered with praise at The Game Awards, earning Game of the Year, among many other accolades. Now, the acclaimed title is on sale for the first time. It’s not a huge discount, mind you, but the digital version of the game can be had for $53.99 ($6 off) for PC on Steam and $62.99 ($7 off) for the PlayStation 5 on the PlayStation Store. Considering how some players have poured hundreds of hours into this massive RPG, every dollar saved makes it an even better value proposition. Also, if you want to min-max your savings a bit further (and have other digital PlayStation games on your wish list), you can buy the game using a $100 PlayStation Store gift card that Eneba is selling for $87.99 (after fees) when you use code XmasPSN until 7AM ET on December 27th.

Screenshot from Baldur’s Gate 3 featuring the githyanki warrior Lae’zel

Baldur’s Gate 3

$6010% off
$54

Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 is a massive RPG that’s akin to playing a digital version of Dungeons & Dragons, either on your own or with a party of friends in co-op. The critically acclaimed hit game of 2023 features turn-based combat and an in-depth, dynamic story that adapts to the player’s actions.

$88

A gift card for Sony’s PlayStation Store is good for all kinds of titles, add-ons, and downloadable content. They are normally sold in $10, $25, $50, and $100 values. Eneba is selling a $100 gift card for $87.99 (after fees) when you use code XmasPSN before 7AM ET / 4AM PT on December 27th.

A couple more game deals and a big ol’ portable charger:

  • The physical version of The Last of Us Part I on PlayStation 5 is selling for its usual low price of around $39.99 ($30 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. The Last of Us Part II Remastered is due out on January 19th, so you can go from zero to fully caught up on the series in a short period and do it all with the latest graphical fidelity — plus a new roguelike survival mode that’s being added to the remaster of Part II.
  • Don’t worry, Xbox folks, we have a small deal for you, too. Eneba is selling a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for just $27.25 (about $24 off) when you use code XmasXGPU at checkout until December 27th at 7AM ET / 4AM PT. There have been some excellent additions to Game Pass this year, including Lies of P, Remnant 2, and Cocoon.
  • Anker’s beefy 24,000mAh 737 power bank with a digital display and three USB ports (two USB-C and one USB-A), capable of outputting up to 140W, is discounted to $91.99 ($57 off) at Amazon and direct from Anker (the latter when you use checkout code WS7DMVKMAV). That’s enough wattage to charge even a 16-inch MacBook Pro, while the power bank’s built-in screen can show you the exact output amounts.
  • 8BitDo’s Micro Bluetooth mini controllers in green or blue are just $18.96 ($6 off) at Amazon when you click the on-page coupon. The adorable controllers can’t be used for all types of games (as they lack analog sticks), but they’re fun little gamepads that can be used on the Nintendo Switch — and they’re perfectly sized for little kids’ hands.

Update December 21st, 2:50PM ET: This article has been updated to reflect that the PC version of Baldur’s Gate 3 is now also on sale for the Steam Winter Sale.