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Best Apple MacBook Cyber Monday deals: Save $99 on a MacBook Air, $200 on a MacBook Pro

You can get a 14-inch MacBook Pro at an all-time low price at Adorama right now.

Apple's cheapest MacBook is even more affordable right now on Cyber Monday. The baseline model of the M1-based MacBook Air is only $900 at Amazon, and a bigger discount is available for the more useful step-up model with a 512GB SSD. And you can save $200 at Adorama on the new 14-inch MacBook Pro, which is the biggest discount we've seen yet for it.

Check out these MacBook deals and be sure to check back; we'll keep this page updated throughout the holiday shopping season sales expire and new deals emerge.

Pricing for Apple's MacBooks

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999, and the new 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,499. If you don't need the power of these high-end MacBooks nor the budget, you can spend less on the M1-powered MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air starts at $999, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,299.

To recap, you can save up to $150 on the MacBook Air  and $200 on the 14-inch MacBook Pro. One benefit of paying full price and buying from Apple, however, is you can customize the machine and add more RAM or a higher-capacity solid-state drive, whereas the models sold on Amazon and other retailers are fixed configurations.

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Want to go the refurb route? You can now find refurbished M1 MacBooks on Apple's Certified Refurbished Mac page. Refurb inventory changes rapidly so you may not always see an M1 MacBook Air or Pro listed. It's worth keeping an eye out, however, because you can lock in substantial savings, up to $200. Rick Broida, CNET's Cheapskate emeritus, is a big fan of refurbs, particularly Apple's -- which are often as good as new.

It's also worth noting that the Apple Store offers students an educational discount, which can trim hundreds of dollars from the price of a new laptop or tablet.

Keep reading to see the best MacBook laptop deals currently available for Apple's current and previous-generation MacBooks. We update this list periodically.

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MacBook discounts, compared

Model w/ CPU (and storage capacity) List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
13.3-inch MacBook Air w/ M1 chip (256GB) $999 $900 $750
13.3-inch MacBook Air w/ M1 chip (512GB) $1,249 $1,100 $1,000
13-inch MacBook Pro w/ M1 chip (256GB) $1,299 $1,299 $1,050
13-inch MacBook Pro w/ M1 chip (512GB) $1,499 $1,499 $1,250
14-inch MacBook Pro w/ M1 Pro chip (512GB) $1,999 $1,799 $1,799
14-inch MacBook Pro w/ M1 Pro chip (1TB) $2,499 $2,450 $2,450
16-inch MacBook Pro w/ M1 Pro chip (512GB) $2,499 $2,499 $2,450
16-inch MacBook Pro w/ M1 Pro chip (1TB) $2,699 $2,699 $2,650
16-inch MacBook Pro w/ M1 Max chip (1TB) $3,499 $3,499 $3,499

*Note that "all-time" means the best price that we've seen at an Apple-authorized retailer in the product's lifetime.

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The new, fanless MacBook Air starts at $999 and features Apple's M1 processor, which has an eight‑core CPU, a seven‑core GPU and a 16‑core Neural Engine. The system also supplies 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It lacks the Touch Bar (which could be viewed as a net positive) but features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Touch ID and the Magic keyboard. You can save $99 on the baseline 256GB model and $150 on the 512GB step-up model at Amazon. Most laptop buyers will benefit from the added storage; a 256GB SSD can fill up fast. 

Read our MacBook Air (M1) review.

 

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The baseline model of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro costs $1,999 and features an eight-core M1 Pro chip, a 14-core GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The $2,499 step-up model features a 10-core M1 Pro chip, a 16-core GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display features a 3,024x1,964-pixel resolution. The biggest discount we had seen before Cyber Monday was $50 off at Amazon, but you can save $200 right now on the baseline model at Adorama. It's on backorder at the moment, but you can lock in the sale price of $1,799 if you are willing to wait until stock returns.

Read our 14-inch MacBook Pro review.

 

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The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro introduced last year uses Apple's new M1 processor, which is an eight-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, an eight-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. The baseline model also features 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, a Retina display, the Magic Keyboard and the Touch Bar with Touch ID. The step-up model costs $1,499 and doubles the SSD to 512GB. We've been seeing these models discounted by $100 to $150 on Amazon, but there are no price breaks currently available. 

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The baseline model of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro costs $2,499 and features a 10-core M1 Pro chip, a 16-core GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512B SSD. There are two step-up models. The $2,699 model upgrades the storage to a 1TB SSD, and the $3,499 model features the M1 Max chip, a 32-core GPU, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display features a 3,456x2,234-pixel resolution. We've seen slight $49 discounts on Amazon for the 16-inch MacBook Pro this month but not at the present time. 

Read our 16-inch MacBook Pro review.