The first Apple computer you can buy directly from Walmart is a $700 MacBook Air

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It's the first time you can buy a Mac directly from Walmart.Felix Zahn/Getty Images
  • Walmart is selling Macs directly for the first time, starting at $700 for a MacBook Air.

  • Walmart has sold a bevy of Apple products before but never Macs.

  • The MacBook Air with an M1 chip is arriving after Apple revamped its laptop lineup.

For the first time, Walmart is selling Apple laptops directly, with the MacBook Air (with an M1 chip) available at a cool $700.

The computers are now available online and will soon arrive on shelves at select stores, Walmart said in a press release.

"We're working hard to bring premium brands to our physical and virtual shelves," Walmart's executive vice president of merchandising, Julie Barber, said in a statement, "and we're excited to work with Apple to do just that."

Apple introduced brand-new laptops earlier this month without a launch event, including a new MacBook Air with an M3 chip, starting at $1,100.

As a result, Apple discontinued its M1 MacBook Air — the one arriving at Walmart. It also cut the price of its MacBook Air with an M2 chip, which now starts at $1,000 for a 13-inch screen.

Walmart has previously sold Apple products — including iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — but never Macs. That said, Walmart shoppers have previously been able to purchase the laptops online via its third-party marketplace.

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