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Pre-Order Apple’s MacBook Air M1 Now: Pricing Starts at $1299 in Canada

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You can now pre-order Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air with M1 chip in Canada, priced from $1,299 CAD. There are two base configurations:

Apple M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 7‑Core GPU 256 GB Storage

  • 8GB unified memory
  • 256GB SSD storage¹
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Touch ID
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • $1,299

Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 512 GB Storage

  • 8GB unified memory
  • 256GB SSD storage¹
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Touch ID
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • $1,649

There are upgrade options for up to 16GB of RAM ($250), plus 512GB ($250), 1TB $500) and 2TB ($1,000) storage options. As of writing, 16GB RAM custom configurations have already sold out and are shipping one week past November 17.

Notice how the entry configuration only has a 7-core GPU, most likely software locked.

Apple says, “when compared to the previous generation, the M1-powered MacBook Air can”:

  • Export a project for the web with iMovie up to 3x faster.
  • Integrate 3D effects into video in Final Cut Pro up to 5x faster.
  • For the first time, play back and edit multiple streams of full-quality, 4K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro without dropping a frame.
  • Export photos from Lightroom up to twice as fast.
  • Use ML-based features like Smart Conform in Final Cut Pro to intelligently frame a clip up to 4.3x faster.
  • Watch more movies and TV shows with up to 18 hours of battery life, the longest ever on MacBook Air.
  • Extend FaceTime and other video calls for up to twice as long on a single charge.

Click here to pre-order your MacBook Air with M1—it launches on November 17.

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