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Apple quietly lists 128GB 13-inch MacBook Air with M1 chip for Education


Last week, Apple announced its first ARM-based chipset for Macs called Apple M1. At the same virtual event, the American tech giant also launched new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini powered by its new silicon. Now, a week later, a new entry-level variant of MacBook Air with 128GB storage has been spotted.

13-inch MacBook Air with M1 Chip Gold

Apple products have always been expensive but the company also has an education program through which schools, colleges, students, and teachers can buy them at discounted prices. At times, the firm even releases special low-storage models to make its products even more appealing to institutions who buy in bulk.


Hence, Apple has quietly listed (via 9to5Mac) a new 128GB variant of MacBook Air with M1. This version is only available under education production and comes in all three colors namely Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. Apart from less storage, it has the exact same specs as the regular retail model that can be bought by everyone.

Apple MacBook Air with M1 Chip 128GB

That said, 128GB storage may sound less for most users but it makes sense for educational institutions. Because multiple students share the same computers and when their work is done, they are mostly asked to delete their files.

Further, this special 128GB variant costs only $799, which is $100 cheaper than the 256GB variant. Since schools and colleges buy products in bulk, they will be saving a lot of money.


Anyway, do you think Apple should sell this variant to regular customers as well? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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