Deals on the MacBook Air, Pro, and Mac Mini
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The Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro comes in more sizes and options than the Air, and it’s geared more toward demanding use cases. The base model is the 13-inch, M1-powered variant, which includes a brighter screen, longer battery life, and an internal fan designed to maintain performance under increased workloads. The M1 MacBook Pro 13 normally starts at $1,299, but the base model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is on sale for nearly $200 off at Amazon, bringing it down to $1,100. The larger, 512GB variant is also on sale at Amazon for $1,349, its second-best price to date.
Of course, you can also buy some older MacBook Pro models, including the 13-inch, mid-2020 model. The older, Intel-powered device features four Thunderbolt ports, Windows bootcamp-ready Ice Lake processors, the current scissor-switch keyboard, increased RAM, and various storage configurations. Right now, the 13-inch model is available in several configurations at Amazon, including one with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and 512GB of storage for $1,999 and one with 1TB of storage and a 2.0GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor for $1,500, which is almost $500 off the list price.
If you want a bigger laptop with more horsepower, the last-gen MacBook Pro 16 from 2019 is still on sale, but has been outpaced in nearly every category with the release of the new MacBook Pros that use the M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs. However, you can still grab the 16-inch model with an Intel Core i9 CPU and 1TB of storage for $2,299 at Best Buy. Outside of that, deals are few and far between.
The best Mac Mini deals
While it is not an Apple laptop, the Mac Mini is an affordable desktop computer with macOS. It does not include a display, keyboard, or mouse (so you’ll have to supply your own), but this compact machine is an excellent performer if you aren’t concerned about portability. It’s fast, efficient, and comes outfitted with Wi-Fi 6.
Like the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13, the Mini features Apple’s new M1 processor. It starts at $699, with the price varying based on your RAM and storage configurations. The outright best deal on the base Mac Mini is at Amazon, where you can pick up the 256GB model for $649 and the 512GB configuration for $750. Costco members can also purchase the 512GB model for the same price, though, no other retailers are offering the discount.