The biggest shopping time of the year is here. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are packed with sales, and there are plenty of great deals on MacBooks to find. But how can you make sure you find the best deals? We are here to help.
Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will definitely make that special person very happy this holiday season. If you want to buy a new laptop as a gift, you can find a quote and save a few bucks. For your reference is here regular prices for the standard configurations of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
Apple does not offer discounted prices for any of its products. However, Apple is offering gift cards if you make a purchase during their November 26 shopping event. You can get one $ 100 Apple Gift Card if you buy a MacBook Air or a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are excluded from this event.
If you prefer to shop at Apple and nowhere else, consider shopping at Apple’s Refurbished and Clearance store. There will be no extra Black Friday discounts, but you can save $ 150 or more, depending on the laptop you choose. Refurbished Macs are like new and come with a full warranty.
MacBook Air: Best Black Friday Deals
Costco has the best price on the M1 MacBook Air that we’ve seen, with a $ 200 discount on the 256GB model, bringing the price down to $ 800. (You do not have to be a member to take advantage of this agreement.) Amazon also sells the $ 1,099 512GB model for $ 150 in savings.
13-inch MacBook Pro: Best Black Friday Deals
The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes in two options, 256 GB and 512 GB, and is on sale at many retailers for $ 100 or $ 150 off. Amazon is selling the 256GB model for $ 1,199 ($ 100 off) and the 512GB model for $ 1,299 ($ 200 off), the best deals we’ve seen so far.
14-inch MacBook Pro: Best Black Friday Deals
Apple’s new pro laptop was released in October and you will not find many deals on it. Amazon’s price fluctuates between the normal price and $ 50 off, and B&H Photo offered $ 100 off earlier in November, but that sale is closed for now. Amazon’s usual price for the silver model is $ 50 off, but we haven’t seen it go lower than that.
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16-inch MacBook Pro: Best Black Friday Deals
Apple’s new pro laptop was released along with the 14-inch model in October, and you will not find many deals on it. Amazon is offering $ 50 off, which is basically its regular price.
Advice on buying a MacBook
For most ordinary consumers, the MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro is the laptop available. It offers a great combination of price and performance. Apple’s most affordable laptop is the $ 999 MacBook Air, and you might find it for $ 100 off, maybe more.
The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro is made for professional users who place high demands on the processor and graphics. Since these laptops were just released in October, you will not see many deals, if any at all. You can find a maximum offer of $ 100 off.
If you are not sure which MacBook to buy, we have a guide for recommendations for different uses.
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. For example, Best Buy’s Black Friday deals on Apple laptops offer $ 500 or more off the regular price, but these are all Intel-based models that Apple no longer makes. 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 in the Apple Store and 2 percent back on all other purchases made with Apple Pay. If you use the physical Apple Card, you only get 1 percent back.
If your recipient plans to use the MacBook frequently on the go, consider purchasing AppleCare +, Apple’s extended warranty. It adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each with a $ 99 service charge for screen or external cabinet damage or $ 299 for other damage. It also includes technical support with priority access around the clock.
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Novel has been covering technology since the early 1990s. His career started at MacUser, and he has worked for MacAddict, Mac | Life and TechTV.