With a number of MacBook models and configurations available, making sure you’re getting the best price on the latest model and not being misled by reductions on older MacBooks is important. So, how can you make sure you find the best deals? We’re here to help.
Below you’ll find our top picks on today’s best MacBook deals, as well as real-time price comparison at all major retailers for each of the MacBook models in Apple’s current line-up. Should you find a so-called deal that we do not list here, also refer to our chart listing the standard retail prices for each model, so you can be sure it really is a good deal.
How much do MacBooks normally cost?
For your reference, here are the regular prices for the standard configurations of the current-generation MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Anything else is an older-generation model (which is fine—as long as you buy it knowing that this is the case, and consider any ‘discounts’ with this in mind.)
Apple doesn’t offer discounted prices for any of its products. Nevertheless, if your preference is to buy at Apple and nowhere else, consider shopping at Apple’s Refurbished and Clearance store. You can save $150 or more, depending on the laptop you pick. Refurbished Macs are just like new and they come with a full warranty. The stock of the Refurbished and Clearance Store varies from day to day, so if you don’t find what you want, check back at a later date.
Best Prices on M1 MacBook Air today
The new M2 MacBook Air has been on the market for about a month, so you won’t find deals on it. If you absolutely can’t wait and need a MacBook Air now, there are deals on the M1 model on Amazon.
Best Buy has a few deals on the M1 MacBook Air with an 8-core GPU, which is one more GPU core than in the current $999 M1 MacBook Air:
In the U.K. you can find the following deals:
Laptops Direct has the £1,549 M2 MacBook Air model for £1,499.97 (£49.03 off)
At KRCS you can get the MacBook Air with M2 discounted to £1,186.55 from £1,249 (£62.45 off).
Very has the entry-level MacBook Air (M1) for £919, which is £80 off the RRP.
MacBook Air deals
For more MacBook Air deals check out our round-up of the best MacBook Air deals. And since they are selling out fast, read this to find out Where is the MacBook Air in stock.
Best Prices on 13-inch MacBook Pro today
Apple released the new 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro just last June, so it’s not yet being offered with any discounts.
DataVision – has the 13in MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($100 off).
Laptops Direct has the M2 MacBook Pro discounted to £1,229.97 (£119.03 off). AO has the 13in MacBook Pro for £1,225.
13in MacBook Pro deals
For more MacBook Pro deals check out our round up of the best MacBook Pro deals.
Best Prices on 14-inch MacBook Pro today
Amazon has the following deals on the 14-inch MacBook Pro:
Amazon: Space Gray 14-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage: $2,199.99 ($300 off the regular price)
Amazon: Silver 14-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage: $2,199.99 ($300 off the regular price)
Amazon also has the 512GB 14in MacBook Pro for $1,918.99 ($80.01 off)
B&H Photo Video has the 1TB 14in MacBook Pro discounted to $1,799 ($200 off)
In the U.K.:
Laptops Direct has £151 off the 10-core GPU MacBook Pro. Get it for £1,397.97.
John Lewis has discounted the 14in MacBook Pro to £1,735 (£164 off).
Very also has the 14in MacBook Pro discounted to £1,735 (£164 off).
14in MacBook Pro deals
Can’t find the MacBook Pro you want in stock? Find out where the MacBook Pro is in stock.
Best Prices on 16-inch MacBook Pro today
Amazon has the following deals on the 16-inch MacBook Pro:
Amazon: Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage: $2,199 ($300 off the regular price)
Amazon: Space Gray 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage: $2,399 ($300 off the regular price)
Amazon: Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage: $2,399 ($300 off the regular price)
Best Buy also has the 16in MacBook Pro discounted to $2,199 ($300 off).
B&H Photo Video also has the 16in MacBook Pro discounted to $2,399 ($300 off).
16in MacBook Pro deals
MacBook Buying Advice
For most general consumers, the MacBook Air or the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the laptop to get. It offers a great combination of price and performance. Apple’s most affordable laptop is the $999 MacBook Air.
The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are made for pro users who make high demands of the processor and graphics. These laptops were released in October 2021.
If you’re not clear on which MacBook to buy, we have a guide with recommendations for different use cases.
Be aware that many third-party retailers will have Intel-based MacBooks for sale. Apple no longer uses Intel processors in its laptops, and these Intel models are older. Get the latest by looking for M1, M1 Pro, or M1 Max processors.
If you have an Apple Card, use it with Apple Pay. You get 3 percent cash back on purchases made at the Apple Store, and 2 percent back on all other purchases made using Apple Pay. If you use the physical Apple Card, you’ll only get 1 percent back.
If you plan to use the MacBook on the road often, consider buying AppleCare+, Apple’s extended warranty. It adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage. It also includes 24/7 priority access tech support.