Best Mac Studio Deals: Save Up to $400 on Apple's Compact Desktop Powerhouse
The Mac Studio is one of Apple's most powerful desktop machines and, right now, you can save some money on select models.
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The M2 Max and M2 Ultra Mac Studio can be had for a few hundred dollars off right now, depending on the model that you want to choose and where you intend to buy from. We have all the best offers available below with up to $400 off some configurations.
Essentially a supercharged version of the Mac Mini, the Mac Studio comes with serious hardware that's designed to handle even the most demanding tasks with ease. There are two different versions of the machine: One that features the M1 Max processor found in the top-end 2021 MacBook Pro models, and one that is equipped with an even more powerful M1 Ultra chip.
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Whether you're a developer or content creator, having a fast and powerful computer is a must, which is why Apple says this machine can "deliver an unprecedented level of performance, an extensive array of connectivity, and completely new capabilities in an unbelievably compact design that sits within arm's reach on the desk."
Apple was serious when it spoke about power. You can configure the Mac Studio to come with up to 128GB of RAM, an 8TB SSD and up to a 64-core GPU. Like with many other Apple desktops and laptops, you'll need to make your configuration choices when ordering. You can make changes to the system-on-a-chip (processor), memory and storage, and opt to include preinstalled software if you wish.
Retailing for $1,999 and up, the Mac Studio is now readily available to buy and pick up in-store, and we're always on the hunt for the best Mac Studio deals across a variety of retailers. Check out the best Mac Studio deals available right now below and save yourself some cash on your next Mac upgrade.
Best Buy is one of the few places offering direct savings on the Mac Studio right now. While the M1 Ultra model is currently sold out, you can save $200 on the basic M1 Max-equipped model, which drops the starting price down to $1,799. In addition, Best Buy is dishing out four months of Apple Music, three months of Apple TV Plus and three months of iCloud Plus with the purchase of a Mac Studio for new or returning to subscribers to those services. Best Buy also has its own trade-in program where you can save up to $265 in exchange for your old laptop or desktop.
If you want complete customizability without having to navigate certain configurations being in or out of stock, shopping from Apple directly is the obvious choice. Apple has both the Max and Ultra model available, and pricing starts at $1,999 for the former and $3,999 for the latter. Apple won't be discounting the Mac Studio, but you can pay in installments if that suits your budget better and get 3% cash back if you pay using your Apple Card.
Right now B&H Photo doesn't appear to be offering any outright savings and most models and configurations are out of stock or on special order. However, there is still one way to save some cash.
B&H also offers a neat way to save on sales tax with its house-branded B&H Payboo credit card -- it gives you the tax back as cash back. On a purchase as large as a Mac Studio, that could be a decent chunk of change depending on where you live.
Adorama is one of the only retailers with the M1 Ultra Mac Studio in stock and on sale at the moment. You can save $400 on the basic Ultra configuration, which drops the starting price down to $3,599. There is also up to $200 to be saved on select M1 Max configurations. Adorama also has a rewards program that is free to sign up for and allows you to earn points to redeem as credit against future purchases.