If you’re in the market for a new laptop ahead of the holidays, one of the first decisions is which operating system you prefer. If you prefer Windows, there are plenty of manufacturers to choose from. However, if you prefer macOS, you’re pretty settled on Apple. We’ve gone ahead and put together some of the best holiday MacBook deals we could find to help you reach a decision.
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A MacBook makes for a great work from home option, especially if you invest in a few accessories as well. Just make sure you double-check the specs carefully to ensure that you’re grabbing the right device.
It’s worth remembering that the Apple tax applies — these are premium laptops at premium prices. We’ve rounded up the biggest savings on them available, but no Macbook falls into the budget category. If you’ve got your heart set on a Macbook but you only have a budget of around $500 then your best bet is to check out the professionally refurbished options you can find on Amazon here or Woot here.
Featured deal: Save 20% on the 13-inch MacBook Pro
On top of the high prices, Apple is famously reluctant to offer big price cuts on their products, which is why this deal caught our eye. The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro is available from B&H right now for $1,199 ($300 off).
This deal is on the mid-2020 model of the MacBook Pro, featuring a 1.4Ghz 8th-gen Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and an ample 512GB SSD. Being a Mabook Pro, you can enjoy a 2,560 x 1,600 IPS Retina Display with Intel Iris Plus graphics. The Macbook is available in both Space Gray and silver.
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Editors note: These deals are subject to change at a moment’s notice, so we’ll be sure to keep this page updated regularly.
MacBook Air deals
If you want the lightest and thinnest laptop in the MacBook lineup, the Air is the way to go. The MacBook Air has also recently been refreshed for 2020 with the latest Intel Core processors and the Magic Keyboard. The Magic Keyboard replaces the much-maligned butterfly mechanism with familiar scissor switches from older MacBook offerings.
The MacBook Air is a solid choice for most daily tasks and it has the battery life to keep you going. Here are the best MacBook Air deals we could find:
- MacBook Air with Retina Display (early 2020, 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB SSD) for $949 ($150 off)
- MacBook Air with Retina Display (late 2020, M1 processor, 256GB SSD) for $949 ($50 off)
- MacBook Air with Retina Display (late 2020, M1 processor, 512GB SSD) for $1,149 ($100 off)
- Renewed MacBook Air (2017, i5 processor, 128GB SSD) for $525 ($175 off)
12-inch MacBook deals
If you wanted the absolute smallest MacBook on the market, your best bet for a few years was the 12-inch MacBook. Designed to replace the MacBook Air, the slim little device shipped with an Intel Core m3 processor onboard and an edge-to-edge butterfly keyboard. The MacBook was one of the first laptops to jump on the port-stripping bandwagon, rocking just one USB-C port.
It comes with a Retina display and up to 10 hours of battery life, both of which are pretty impressive for the small machine. The 12-inch MacBook was discontinued in 2019, but there are a few deals on renewed models still available:
13-inch MacBook Pro deals
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is the entry point to Apple’s Pro series. It still has the old butterfly keyboard and an eighth-generation Intel Core processor, which is still pretty rapid. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is probably the next laptop Apple will refresh, but you can save a bit of money in the meantime.
If you want a laptop with a bit more processing power and a few more ports than the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro is the way to go. Here are some options with different specs to check out:
- Late 2020 MacBook Pro (Apple M1 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,199 ($100 off)
- Mid-2020 MacBook Pro (1.4 GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,099 ($200 off)
- Mid-2020 MacBook Pro (1.4 GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,199 ($300 off)
- New Apple MacBook Pro (M1 8-Core processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,199 ($99 off)
16-inch MacBook Pro deals
If you want the absolute top-of-the-line and you have the budget to handle it, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is hard to top. It was the first to offer the new Magic Keyboard, AMD Radeon Pro 5000M graphics, and up to 8TB of storage. The 16-inch MacBook Pro also features six speakers for your most ambitious creative projects.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is the model to beat. Here are a few of the deals available now, see if they fit your needs: