The M1 MacBook Air is only available with 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage. There is currently no 128GB configuration on the Apple Store. However, a new M1 MacBook Air with 128GB of storage has been listed on the tech giant’s US Education Institution – Hardware and Software Price List.
Apple’s retail price on the 256GB M1 MacBook Air is $999. For education, that price is reduced to $899. For many schools, 128GB of storage is ample and $799 will likely be an attractive price point for institutions for bulk purchasing.
Exclusive $799 M1 MacBook Air with128GB storage for education institutions spotted online
It was Reddit user “u/dduci97” who discovered that the Cupertino giant had listed “13-inch MacBook Air: Apple M1 chip w/8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, 8GB, 128GB” in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray on its U.S. Education Price List at a price of $799. The tech giant also has options to purchase this MacBook Air configuration in bulk quantities.
As noted previously, the list features a 128GB option for the M1 MacBook Air, which only seems to be offered as an 8GB RAM model. This is $100 cheaper than the education deal on the standard entry-level 256GB model.
It is not likely that Apple will ever sell this lower-cost MacBook configuration to the general public or students, the configuration may be reserved for educational institutions only since Apple has been known to reserve some Mac models for education, such as the Intel Core i3 iMac.
The full education price list can be found here.
Apple also recently announced its partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs to improve after school development programs in Atlantic City in New Jersey, United States. The tech giant will be donating a total of 2,500 iPads and Macs to Boys & Girls Clubs through its Community Education Initiative to help with science, technology, engineering, art, and math classes.
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