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The wedge-shaped M1 MacBook Air lives on — at Walmart, for $699

The new MacBook Air is fast
Walmart’s selling them for $699 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

When Apple stopped selling the M1 MacBook Air last week to make way for the new M3 version, I mourned the loss of the M1 Air’s iconic wedge shape. But perhaps that was a bit premature. Walmart just announced that for the first time, you’ll be able to directly buy the M1 MacBook Air from its online store for a discounted $699. The retailer also said the M1 Air is coming to select retail stores soon.

Looking at Walmart’s site, these M1 Airs are being sold new, which makes the $699 price compelling (Best Buy will also deliver a new one for $999 if you prefer to pay full price). That said, you only get to choose the base model, which comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. I’d normally bristle at 8GB of RAM in 2024 — but the drop to $699…

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