Apple’s newly released MacBook Air with M1 chip is causing quite a stir online of late and with very good reason. The machine sells for $999 to most people but just $899 if you’re part of the educational system, but a new, lower spec $799 option might also be in the cards after one was spotted online.

A new 128GB M1 MacBook Air was spied by someone on Reddit after they took a look at the “U.S. Education Institution – Hardware and Software Price List” and the here. There was also the option to buy in bulk, too.

Beyond the smaller 128GB SSD, the machine appears to be the same as the base MacBook Air that we all know about right now. There’s no suggestion that the same MacBook Air would be made available to the public, however, with Apple often selling special versions of its machines that are only available via its education store.

Apple sold the plastic MacBook long after it was removed from its normal, public Apple Store for example.

If the unannounced MacBook Air does get a public launch it’s likely that it will sell for $899 based on the usual $100 discount that the educational store offers.

Apple’s M1 MacBook Air is proving hugely popular at its current configuration level and price – is it likely Apple sees a need for a cheaper version?

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