There is no better time to get a new MacBook than right now. Even before Black Friday was a great day for MacBooks. Retailers were offering deep discounts and now we are seeing price reductions on all models Apple sells, some as low at $500. We have compiled the best deals. These are the top five deals, no matter how much money you want to spend.
MacBook Air M1
Now: $799 ($200 off)
We love it: While the MacBook Air M1 can’t compare to the M2 model in terms of screen, processor and webcam, we still love the M1 model. It features the classic MacBook wedge design. It also has a great processor and excellent battery life. It’s a great laptop at a very affordable price of $799.
M1 MacBook Pro
Now: $900 ($400 off; $300 off the regular Costco price
Why we love it. We are the first to admit that the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 is not our favorite. This was the smallest of the M1 models’ updates. It was mainly an upgrade to spec at a moment when Apple redesigned its 14-inch, 16-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. It’s difficult to recommend it over Air at $1,299 and as a Pro machine it can’t compare with higher-end models. The M1 model, which is identical to its predecessor but with a different processor, is $900. You’ll get the best performance from an M1 chip, amazing battery life and the Touch Bar, which is something we will admit to having missed.
MacBook Pro 14 inch (1TB)
Now: $2,000 ($499 off)
We love it: The 14 inch MacBook Pro is the perfect MacBook. It has a large screen but not too big, a great processor, tons of ports, excellent battery life, and a lot of ports. The $2,499 model is our favorite. It has a superior M1 Pro processor (10 core CPU/16-core GPU vs. eight-core CPU/14 CPU GPU) and twice as much storage (1TB vs.512GB). It is cheaper than the base model. You get the upgrade completely free, with savings of almost $500
MacBook Pro 16″ (512GB)
Now: $2,000 ($499 off)
Why we love it. The 16-inch MacBook Pro, the most powerful MacBook ever made, is our favorite. Although it is large, it is a true desktop replacement. It has a large screen, tons power, and lots of ports. It starts at $2499 but the savings here make it a much more affordable $2000.
MacBook Air M2 (512GB)
Now: $1,049 ($150 off)
We love it because: The MacBook Air M2 laptop is Apple’s latest. It’s lighter, faster, has a brighter screen and better webcam. It also comes at a higher price starting at $1199. It’s still a great product at the MSRP, but it’s even better at $1,049.