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Apple’s M2-powered MacBook Air is nearly matching its lowest price to date

Apple’s M2-powered MacBook Air is nearly matching its lowest price to date

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Plus, we found deals on Sony’s God of War Ragnarök Bundle, the iRobot Roomba i7 Plus, and Samsung’s artsy Frame TV.

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The M2 MacBook Air is opened, facing the camera. Its display is on, showcasing a psychedelic purple and black wallpaper created by The Verge’s art and illustration team.
Apple’s M2-powered Macbook Air is on sale for $1,049.
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge

Just in case you woke up this morning feeling like spending a thousand bucks, we’re starting off the weekend with a terrific deal on Apple’s latest MacBook Air. Right now, the M2-powered model with 8GB of RAM, an eight-core CPU, and 256GB of storage is on sale at Best Buy and B&H Photo for $1,049 ($150 off), which is one of its best prices to date.

If you need a laptop that’s a jack-of-all-trades, the M2-powered MacBook Air will likely fit the bill. It boasts a lot of the same features as the excellent M1 model from 2022 — including all-day battery life, Touch ID, and MagSafe charging — yet it offers faster performance and a lighter build. It also features a 1080p webcam and a brighter display than its predecessor. So long as you don’t mind that the storage on the M2 Air is slower than that of the last-gen model, it’s a solid investment that should last for years to come. Read our review.

The M2 MacBook Air is opened, facing the camera. Its display is on, showcasing a psychedelic purple and black wallpaper created by The Verge’s art and illustration team.
$1049

The redesigned MacBook Air is a thin, lightweight device powered by Apple’s latest chip. The M2 model also touts a 1080p webcam and a better display than its predecessor, while retaining features like long battery life and MagSafe charging.

Despite the fact there are snowflakes currently swirling around the Hollywood sign, we’re in the waning days of winter. Fortunately, if you want to jumpstart your spring cleaning this year, iRobot’s Roomba i7 Plus is on sale for $499.99 ($400 off) at Best Buy until the end of today. While an older device that lacks features like obstacle avoidance — which our favorite robovac, iRobot’s newer Roomba j7, offers — the Roomba i7 Plus still boasts a variety of features that makes cleaning faster and more efficient. The robovac, for example, can learn your home’s layout so it only cleans certain areas and can even empty its own bin. Combine that with support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and you have a feature-rich robot vacuum that’ll make your spring cleaning a breeze. Read our review.

$500

The iRobot Roomba i7 Plus is an impressive robot vacuum that automatically empties the bin and is capable of smart mapping your entire home.

Speaking of spring, it’s never too early to start prepping for hiking, biking, or any outdoor activity you typically reserve for warmer weather. And in times like these, it’s handy to have a portable speaker like the Tribit StormBox Micro, which offers enough sound to keep you motivated while playing music on the go. The compact speaker also features a built-in strap, so you can attach it to a backpack or a set of handlebars, along with IP67 water resistance for fending off any spring showers you might encounter. Normally $59.99, you can currently buy it on Amazon for $39.99, which is just $5 shy of its best price ever.

$40

Tribit’s StormBox Micro is a small Bluetooth speaker that offers great sound for its size and can attach to a variety of objects using its built-in strap.

A photo comparing the glossy Samsung Frame TV to the 2022 matte model.
Samsung’s 2021 The Frame (left) compared to the matte 2022 edition (right).
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Prefer to laze about in front of the TV instead of doing anything active? We feel you, which is why we recommend checking out Woot’s current discount on Samsung’s apt-titled Frame TV. The unique 4K TV displays a range of art when not in use, the kind that looks surprisingly realistic thanks to the panel’s anti-glare, low-reflection matte coating. Aside from being a pretty piece of home decor, the Frame also functions as an impressive QLED TV with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for several streaming apps.

It lacks support for Dolby Vision and full-array local dimming, but it’s a good TV that’s on sale in various sizes through Tuesday, February 28th. Right now, for example, the 55-inch model is down to $1,099 ($400 off), the lowest price we’ve seen this year. Alternatively, you can buy the smaller, 43-inch model for $749.99, which is just $30 shy of its best price yet.

Samsung’s The Frame displaying artwork.

2022 Samsung The Frame

$99825% off
$750

The newest model of Samsung’s art-inspired 4K TV retains the same QLED display as its predecessor but uses a new anti-glare matte display, which provides artwork and photos with qualities that resemble an actual canvas.

A few more deals to wrap up the week

  • You can save $30 when you buy the God of War Ragnarök Bundle for $529.99 exclusively through Woot’s app until the end of today. The PlayStation 5 deal essentially means you’re buying God of War Ragnarök, one of the best games of 2022, for more than half off.
  • Anker’s 321 USB-A to Lightning Cable is on sale for around $18 ($4 off) at Amazon and Anker (with promo code WS7DIFMPKU). That’s one of the better prices we’ve seen on the versatile cable, which touts a Micro USB, a USB-C, and a Lightning connector for charging gadgets new and old.
  • Woot is selling Apple’s reddish-brown, MagSafe-ready Leather Wallet for $27.99 ($32 off) through February 27th. The simple accessory can hold up to three credit cards and attaches to the back of MagSafe-compatible iPhones thanks to a set of built-in magnets.
  • You can buy the Amazfit GTS 4 Mini at Amazon in black for $99.99 ($20 off) when you clip the on-page coupon. The wearable offers stress tracking and support for Alexa, much like the Amazfit GTR 4, but packs a square-shaped display and fewer sport modes.