Today's best deals: Apple MacBook Air, Ring Fit Adventure, and more

Today’s best deals: Apple MacBook Air, Ring Fit Adventure, and more

Ars-Technica

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the web’s best tech deals includes a solid price for Apple’s M1-based MacBook Air, the entry-level version of which is currently $850 at Amazon. You should see an additional $100 discount notice on Amazon’s listing page, with the full discount applied in your cart.

Outside of a few brief dips to $800 last year, this is the lowest price we’ve tracked for this laptop version, which includes 8GB of base RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. at a major retailer. The deal is $149 less than Apple’s MSRP and about $90 less than the average sale price we’ve seen online in recent months.

Note that this deal applies to the MacBook Air that launched in 2020 and runs on Apple’s M1 chip, not the model that arrived earlier this year with a revamped design and faster M2 SoC. We generally recommend the latter to most people in the market for a new MacBook today, as it offers a moderate performance boost (largely on the graphics side), a brighter screen with a bit more real estate (albeit with a “notched” design), a MagSafe connector, and a much nicer camera and sound system for video calls. The entry-level version of this laptop is also on sale today for $1,099, which is $100 off Apple’s MSRP.

That’s still well above the current price of the M1 MacBook Air, and the older model remains a good buy for those who need a competent Mac laptop for the least. Despite being a few years old, the M1 chip is still more than capable of handling web browsing, word processing, and other occasional day-to-day tasks without issue. And while the thicker bezels and dual USB-C ports aren’t ideal, the laptop itself is still sturdy and light, with an excellent keyboard and trackpad, consistently solid screen, and fantastic battery life that lasted longer. 14 hours per charge in our tests.

Besides the poor port selection, the M1 Air’s main downsides are that it can’t connect to multiple external displays at once and, more pressingly, its 720p webcam is downright bad. But if you want a Mac for the most part on a (relative) budget, it’s good value for money.

If you don’t need a new laptop, our roundup also includes a near-dip on the popular workout game Ring shaped adventure for the Nintendo Switch, a joint-low on the excellent action-RPG Forbidden Horizon West for the PS4 and PS5, and a deal that brings digital copies of Ars’ favorite sci-fi novel Hail Mary Project up to $3. We also have below-par prices on Google Nest Hub smart displays, LG OLED TVs, well-reviewed SSDs, Anker charging gear and more. You can check out our full list of offers below.

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Featured offers of the day

  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3 inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $850 ($940) at Amazon (discount in shopping cart)
  • Anker PowerLine III (6ft) USB-C to USB-C 2.0 Cable for $8 ($18) on Amazon (use the code: AKCABLE53)
  • Forbidden Horizon West (PS4) for $40 ($55) at Target, Best Buy, PSN (free PS5 update, PS5 for $50)
  • Ring shaped adventure (Switch) for $55 ($70) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy (discount in cart)
  • Hail Mary Project e-book for $3 ($15) at Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo
  • Google Nest Hub 7 inch smart display for $55 ($85) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • LG C2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV + $100 gift card for $1,197 ($1,420) to Newegg (GC expires after 6 months)
  • PCIe 3.0 SSD SK Hynix Gold P31 (1TB) for $86 ($106) at Amazon (2 TB for $159)
  • HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for $50 ($70) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill: 3rd Edition board game for $31 ($50) on Amazon ($4.20 coupon)
  • WD My Passport Portable SSD (1TB) for $110 ($128) on Amazon, B&H, Newegg
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Enlarge / The 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro is still a very powerful tablet. Just note that a refreshed model could arrive next month.

Samuel Axone

Electronic offers

  • Apple iPad Pro (128GB) 12.9 inch tablet for $900 ($1,000) at Amazon (discount in shopping cart)
  • Apple Watch SE (44mm, 2nd Generation) Smartwatch for $270 ($279) on Amazon
  • Google Nest Hub 7 inch smart display for $55 ($85) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Google Nest Hub Max 10 inch smart display for $175 ($210) at Target, Best Buy
  • Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 (2-pack) 2K indoor security camera for $61 ($73) on Amazon
  • WD My Passport Portable SSD (1TB) for $110 ($128) on Amazon, B&H, Newegg
  • SanDisk Extreme V2 Portable SSD (2TB) for $200 ($230) on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart (1 TB for $110)
  • Apple AirPods Max Wireless ANC Headphones for $429 ($470) on Amazon
  • Sony MDR-7506 Wired Headphones for $79 ($89) at Amazon, B&H
  • Apple iPad (64GB) 10.2 inch tablet for $280 ($305) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Garmin Lily smartwatch (34mm, Tan) for $150 ($190) on Amazon
  • Hisense U6H (2022) 55 inch 4K LED TV for $400 ($430) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • Hisense U6G (2021) 65 inch 4K LED TV for $440 ($540) at Best Buy
  • LG C2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV + $100 gift card for $1,197 ($1,420) to Newegg (GC expires after 6 months)
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Enlarge / Google’s second-generation Nest Hub.

Corey Gaskin

Deals on laptops and desktops

  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3 inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $850 ($940) at Amazon (discount in shopping cart)
  • Apple MacBook Air (2022) 13.6 inch Laptop (Apple M2, 2560×1664, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,099 ($1,199) at Amazon, B&H
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 14.2 inch Laptop (Apple M1 Pro, 3024×1964, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,599 ($1,840) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 16.2 inch Laptop (Apple M1 Pro, 3456×2234, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $2,099 ($2,230) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • PCIe 3.0 SSD SK Hynix Gold P31 (1TB) for $86 ($106) at Amazon (2 TB for $159)
  • PowerColor Fighter AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12GB GDDR6) GPU for $369 ($430) on Amazon
  • WD Black SN850 (1TB) PCIe 4.0 SSD with heatsink for $110 ($140) at B&H
  • Corsair Vengeance DDR5 32GB (2×16GB) 5600MHz RAM for $155 ($200) at Newegg (use the code: UPGBW2Z232, $160 at Amazon)
  • ViewSonic Elite XG270Q 27″ Gaming Monitor (2560×1440, IPS, 165Hz, G-Sync) for $260 ($375) at B&H, Amazon
  • Gigabyte M28U 28 inch (3840×2160, IPS, 144Hz, VRR) Gaming Monitor for $480 ($540) on Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • Gigabyte M32UC 32 inch Gaming Monitor (3840×2160, VA, 160Hz, VRR) for $530 ($600) at Amazon, B&H
  • Gigabyte M32QC 32 inch Gaming Monitor (2560×1440, VA, 165Hz, VRR) for $230 ($300) at Amazon, Newegg
The 13-inch MacBook Air with Apple's M1 chip.
Enlarge / The 13-inch MacBook Air with Apple’s M1 chip.

Lee Hutchinson

Video Game Deals

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Enlarge / Ring shaped adventure is an exercise game attached to deeper RPG mechanics than usual, at least compared to other titles of this type.

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Enlarge / A port of the classic FPS GoldenEye 007 will be added to that of Microsoft Rare replay anthology in the near future, although it won’t feature online play, unlike the game’s upcoming re-release on the Nintendo Switch.

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Game offers

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Enlarge / Cover for Hail Mary Projectan Ars favorite of 2021 and the latest from The Martian author Andy Weir.

Ballantine Books

Accessories and various promotions

  • Hail Mary Project e-book for $3 ($15) at Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo
  • Anker PowerLine III (6ft) USB-C to USB-C 2.0 Cable for $8 ($18) on Amazon (use the code: AKCABLE53)
  • Anker PowerPort III Nano 20W USB-C Wall Charger for $11 ($17) on Amazon
  • Anker 621 Magnetic Battery MagSafe Wireless Battery (5000mAh, 7.5W) for $40 ($50) at Amazon, Anker ($10 coupon)
  • Apple Pencil (1st generation) stylus for $70 ($95) on Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Apple Magic Keyboard wireless keyboard for $80 ($97) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • Apple MagSafe Duo 15W Dual Wireless Charger for $97 ($120) at Verizon
  • New Users Only: 4 Month Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription for $5 ($30) on Amazon
  • The Batman (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital) for $15 ($24) at Amazon, target
  • New users only: 12 month Peacock Premium subscription for $20 ($50) with peacock
  • New + Old Users Only: 12 Month HBO Max Subscription (Ad-Free) for $105 ($150) at HBO Max (12-month subscription with commercials for $70)

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