Now is a good moment to buy the MacBook Air M1 as a grad gift — or as a travel companion for yourself. Amazon is once again selling the base MacBook Air for $850 after a $100 discount at checkout. You’ll have to be content with a gold model, but that’s the lowest price we’ve seen in months.

The MacBook Air M1 remains a solid pick a year and a half after its debut. It’s still fast, lasts ages on battery and is completely silent thanks to its fanless design. You can go a full day of work (or vacation) without plugging in. Toss in the quality display, an enjoyable keyboard and a top-tier trackpad and you’ll have a strong all-rounder.

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