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Best Apple MacBook deals for 2020: Amazon's 13-inch MacBook Pro costs $1,100

A $200 discount brings the lowest price we've seen this year.

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Amazon has brought Black Friday pricing back to the MacBook Pro. With a $200 discount, the new 13-inch model, introduced in summer 2019, now costs $1,100. That's what you'd pay for a similarly configured MacBook Air at the Apple Store. And it's the best price we've seen for the MacBook Pro since last year. 

If you're in the market for a larger MacBook Pro -- that is, the 16-inch model Apple dropped in the fall -- Amazon has trimmed $210 from the price of the entry-level configuration. But there's an even bigger discount at Adorama, which has slashed $300 from a higher-end configuration with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.

Amazon and Best Buy are both offering $200 off the entry-level MacBook Air. For $900, you get Apple's entry-level laptop equipped with a beautiful Retina display, USB Type-C ports and Touch ID. And the step-up model, with 256GB of storage, is also on sale for $1,100

B&H Photo has an intriguing deal on an older MacBook Pro: $500 off the 13-inch model from 2017. Yes, it has an older dual-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor -- not the quad-core version Apple offers with its most recent version -- but also 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, for $1,399. 

One note of caution: Amazon and others continue to offer what looks like a compelling deal on the previous MacBook Air model for $750. But it's actually the previous, previous model -- from 2017. Don't buy it. Spend $150 more on the most recent one from July

MacBook discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $900 $800
MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,100 $1,000
13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (128GB SSD) $1,300 $1,100 $1,100
16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (128GB SSD) $2,399 $2,188 $2,188
16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (1TB SSD) $2,799 $2,499 $2,499
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Amazon and Best Buy are offering $200 off the 2019 MacBook Air. Note that this is the newest model with the Retina True Tone display that Apple released in July. Read our 2019 MacBook Air preview.

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Amazon is also offering $200 off the 256GB version of the 2019 MacBook Air. Read our 13-inch MacBook Air preview.

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Amazon has dropped the price of the entry-level model down to $1,100. It's the best price we've seen for this MacBook Pro model since last year.  Read our 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro preview.

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A greatest-hits compilation of MacBook features, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro features a bigger screen, with a higher resolution; upgrades to processor, GPU, RAM and storage options; and a much-improved keyboard. Amazon is offering a $210 discount on the entry-level configuration and Adorama has the 1TB model going for $2,500. Read our 16-inch MacBook Pro review.

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Originally published last year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.