There are many configurations to choose from and many models to choose from so it’s not difficult to find a deal on a Mac with an M series chip. The MacBook Pros with M1 Pro or M1 Max CPUs can sometimes be a bit more expensive, but you can still score these excellent laptops at as low as $500 with a little luck. The latest batch of M2-powered 13 inch MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs also enjoy modest savings. It’s only a matter time before you can also save money with the new M2 Pro and M2 max 14- and 16 inch MacBook Pros.
We’ll be listing the current discounts available on Apple’s latest laptops, and the Mac Mini. All of these devices run Apple’s silicon. We strongly advise you to avoid older Intel-based configurations that are still available. Even though the last remaining Intel Macs work with macOS ventura, these are getting old and no longer worth the cost, even at steep discounts. There is no downside to buying a Mac with Apple’s chips.
Another way to save money is to buy refurbished Apple computers. Apple’s refurbished shop offers a 1-year warranty on all products, and discounts up to 15% to 20% off the cost of a new unit. Here are the best MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini deals.
The best MacBook Air deals
The MacBook Air Apple’s entry-level laptop. This laptop is best for productivity work. It has a comfortable keyboard and trackpad as well as a long battery life. Although the redesigned MacBook Air has arrived, the 2020 model with an M1 CPU and fanless design is still available as the budget option. The M1 Air is a great choice for MacBook buyers who are looking for a budget option. It also has the M2 model, which we recommend.
Base MacBook Airs with M1 chips come with 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. The standard price is $999. Amazon or B&H Photos can get the silver model for $869 (130 percent off). It’s not bad, but it’s not as good as the M1 model. It’s difficult to match the M1 MacBook Air’s performance and battery life even after it was released two years ago.
Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air laptop comes equipped with its new M1 chip in three colors: space gray, gold, and silver.
The base model has dropped to $999, but the MagSafe-equipped laptop is now only $150 at Amazon and B&H Foto. This brings it down to $1,049. An upgraded configuration with an SSD of 512GB and a 10-core GPU is available at Amazon for $1,299.99 (200 off).
The MacBook Air is super thin and light, with a 1080p webcam. It also has a magnetic charger that frees one of the two USB-C ports. Although the M2 processor doesn’t spark a revolution like M1, it is a strong performer that can be used by anyone, even those with more demanding creatives.
There are some minor drawbacks to this laptop, including slower storage in base configuration and an omission in the screen. Apple has never made a laptop more portable than the 12-inch MacBook. This one is good enough to be our No. Our buying guide now recommends the No. 1 laptop.
Apple’s new chip powers the redesigned MacBook Air, a lightweight and thin device. The M2 model boasts a 1080p Webcam, a larger display and MagSafe charging.
MacBook Pros M2 and Pro M2
For the moment, the MacBook Pro line has been divided into two segments. The Touch Bar stouts are the M1-powered MacBook Pro 2020 and its 2022 successor with the M2 processor. These devices are identical to the 2020 MacBook Air and have similar designs, save for the fan that allows them run at their peak performance for longer.
It’s best to get rid of the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, if possible, and instead opt for the M2 model with its extraordinary battery life. It still has the Touch Bar and the base model has speed issues, but we are seeing occasional discounts on the latest laptops.
The 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro currently has the best price. B&H Photo’s $200 off the 256GB model with 8GB RAM is the best. This brings the price down to $1,299 from $1,099, matching its lowest price ever. The 512GB model is now on sale at Amazon as well as B&H Photos for $150, dropping it down to $1,349. If you’re looking for a Touch Bar-equipped Mac, these are great deals. However, those who do a lot of creative work might be better off spending a bit more on the 14-inch MacBook Pro.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro’s latest version is the last Touch Bar holder. It features two USB-C ports like the M1 MacBook Air. The M2 CPU is now included and it can be configured with up to 24GB of uncompressed memory.
The 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros are in transition. The M1 Pro and M1 Max models will be replaced by the M2 Pro models. These are mostly a spec-bumped update with the 16 inch M2 Max MacBook Pro. They also boast excellent battery life increases due to the efficiency of new chips. The new generation is great, but we are not seeing any consistent discounts. The base 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro was briefly on sale but that was only a temporary deal. The Amazon offers the lowest price on the 512GB model at $1,949.64, and the 1TB model at $2,449.
The new M2 Pro 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage are included in the 2023 model of the 14-inch MacBook Pro. It can also be configured with a higher-end M2 Max processor.
Similar situation is found on the 16 inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro space gray. It costs $2,449.99 (50 percent off) at Amazon. This base configuration gives you 512GB storage, 16GB RAM, and a 12-core CPU. It also includes a 19-core GPU. Although it’s still quite expensive, the larger screen makes editing easier in Adobe Premiere timelines and Photoshop more efficient. Let’s hope that bigger deals, like the one we saw recently (which reduced the laptop by $200), will return soon.
The top-of-the-line Mac laptop range, the 16 inch MacBook Pro 2023, remains the largest. The base model includes the M2 Pro 12-core CPU with 19-core GPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. You can add a M2 Max processor to make it more powerful.
M1 Pro MacBook Pros
The 2021 MacBook Pros are still fine machines and can be purchased for much less than the 2023 models. The 14-inch base model, which includes the M1 Pro CPU and 512GB storage, is currently on sale at Best Buy for $1,599 (400 off). This is the second-lowest price for the laptop we have seen. It’s a great recommendation for anyone who does creative work on a budget below $2,000. This may be the best option for anyone who is considering an M2 MacBook Air with more storage.
The 1TB model is currently on sale at Best Buy for $1,999, which is a $500 discount over the base model. This is the largest price drop we have seen. However, we expect to continue seeing more deals like these before the M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBooks go out of production.
14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro (2021).
The 14-inch MacBook Pro is a stunning laptop with many great features, including a bright display, a fast keyboard, excellent specs, and many useful ports.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021 is still a hit. It’s currently on sale at Best Buy for $1,999 with 512GB storage and an M1 Pro Chip, which is $500 more. The 1TB model is also available at Best Buy for a $500 discount, dropping it to $2,199. These discounts on the base 16-inch models are unbeatable for such an efficient laptop. These deals are perfect for those who value a powerful MacBook and a large screen.
16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro (2021)
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021 is an Apple-designed creative machine that features the last-generation silicon. The M1 Pro and M1 Max can both be used with the 16-inch screen. Thanks to the extensive array of ports, you can lend the screen to up to three external displays or a 4K TV simultaneously.
We were absolutely blown away by the glowing reviews for Apple’s M1 Pro line and Max MacBook Pro range. These premium laptops, whether it was their stunning display or the outstanding performance and battery life, are still a great investment. We are pleased to see that Mac laptops now have more ports, an SD card reader, and MagSafe charging. These Mac laptops are once again well-equipped for pros. You can ignore the notch, or better yet, make your Mac laptop more useful with software.
The new Mac Mini is available in two configurations: a base configuration that uses Apple’s M2 processor, or a more powerful configuration using the M2 Pro. This is a great upgrade to one the most cost-effective and performant desktop computers available (as long gaming is not your priority). For $599, the M2 Mac Mini comes with 8GB RAM and a SSD of 256GB. The M2 Pro model, on the other hand, has a superior processor and 16GB RAM, and 512GB storage. It costs $1,299. This model has four USB-C ports and two USB-C ports. This is almost the same as a M2 Pro-powered MacBook Pro 14, but in desktop form. You will need to bring your own keyboard, mouse, and monitor if you purchase a Mac Mini.
The M2 Mac Mini base configuration is on sale at Amazon for $549 (50 percent off). This is the lowest price Apple’s new desktop computer has ever seen. Amazon is offering a $50 discount on the Pro model, bringing it down to $1249.99. The M2 Pro model was discounted $100 during pre-orders, but we are sure that more deals will follow.