If you’ve been waiting to buy a new MacBook, your time has arrived. You can lock in huge savings of $200 or $250 and pick up a MacBook Air or Pro at the lowest prices we’ve seen yet, including the 15-inch MacBook Air that was released only a few months ago. It’s the biggest MacBook Air yet and means you no longer need a pricey MacBook Pro to get a large screen. It starts at $1,299 and is already available for a hefty $200 less than what you’d pay at Apple.
The smaller 13-inch MacBook Air models are available right now at the lowest prices we’ve seen, too. The latest MacBook Air is bigger than the previous model, and a bit faster as well. Along with a larger 13.6-inch display and M2 processor, however, comes a higher price. Gone is the $999 starting price. The new M2 MacBook Air line starts at $1,099, but you can get it for only $899 at Best Buy right now. Meanwhile, students on a budget can pick up the previous-generation MacBook Air with the M1 chip and 13.3-inch display for $750.
Apple’s MacBook Pro series is also available in three sizes: 13, 14 and 16 inches. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is based on Apple’s M2 chip, while the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models feature the more powerful M2 Pro processor. You can save $200 on the 14-inch model and $250 on the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
US pricing for Apple MacBooks
While Amazon and Best Buy have the best prices at the moment, one benefit to paying full price and buying from Apple is that you can customize the machine and add more RAM or a higher-capacity solid-state drive. The models sold by Amazon and other retailers are fixed configurations.
Want to go the refurbished route? You can find refurbished MacBooks on Apple’s Certified Refurbished Mac page. Refurb inventory changes rapidly so you may not always see the latest 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.
Keep reading to see the best MacBook laptop deals currently available for Apple’s current and previous-generation MacBooks. We update this list periodically.
MacBook discounts, compared
Model w/ CPU (and storage capacity)
Best price (current)
Best price (all-time)
M1 MacBook Air (256GB)
M1 MacBook Air (512GB)
M2 MacBook Air 13 (256GB)
M2 MacBook Air 13 (512GB)
M2 MacBook Air 15 (256GB)
M2 MacBook Air 15 (512GB)
M2 MacBook Pro 13 (256GB)
M2 MacBook Pro 13 (512GB)
M2 Pro MacBook Pro 14 (512GB)
M2 Pro MacBook Pro 14 (1TB)
M2 Pro MacBook Pro 16 (512GB)
M2 Pro MacBook Pro 16 (1TB)
*Note that “all-time” means the best price that we’ve seen at an Apple-authorized retailer in the product’s lifetime. Prices change frequently and may differ between color variants.
Best MacBook deals
The MacBook Air from 2020 features Apple’s M1 processor, which has an eight-core CPU, a seven-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. The M1 MacBook Air starts at $999 from Apple and features 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It lacks the Touch Bar (which could be viewed as a positive), and does have a 13.3-inch Retina display, Touch ID and the Magic keyboard. The step-up model costs $1,199 from Apple and doubles the solid-state storage to 512GB.
You can save $250 on this entry-level MacBook right now at Amazon. We’ve not seen it sell for less than its current price. For students on a budget, the M1 MacBook Air is a great value, costing hundreds less than the discounted M2 MacBook Air.
In addition to receiving the second-gen Apple silicon chip, the M2 MacBook Air boasts a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display and is available in two new colors: starlight and midnight. It also ditches the Air’s tapered wedge shape and now looks more like the squared-off, slablike Pro models. The webcam has also been upgraded to a 1080p resolution for better video calls. At Apple, the M2 Air starts at $1,099, which is $100 more than the previous model. It features an M2 processor with an eight-core CPU and eight-core GPU, 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD. The step-up $1,299 model has an M2 chip with an eight-core CPU and 10-core GPU, 8GB of memory and a 512GB SSD.
Now is a great time to pick up the latest MacBook Air. You can save $200 on the baseline 256GB and step-up 512GB models at Best Buy — those are the biggest discounts we’ve seen yet. We can’t find any current discounts, however, on the 512GB model. Read our M2 Apple MacBook Air review.
Apple’s latest MacBook is the 15-inch MacBook Air that supplies a larger screen previously found only on the pricier Pro models. The new MacBook Air features a 15.3-inch display powered by Apple’s M2 chip and 8GB of RAM along with a Touch ID sensor, two USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, MagSafe charger and 18-hour battery life. There’s also a built-in 1080p camera for FaceTime calls, along with a three-mic array and six speakers for spatial audio support. It’s available in the same four color options as its smaller, 13.6-inch sibling.
The baseline 256GB model costs $1,299 at Apple, and the 512GB model costs $1,499. Like its smaller sibling, the 256GB and 512GB 15-inch MacBook Air models are each $200 off and selling for the lowest prices we’ve seen yet.
Read our Apple MacBook Air 15-Inch Review.
The baseline model of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro costs $1,999 and features Apple’s latest M2 Pro processor (10-core CPU and 16-core GPU), 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The step-up model costs $2,499 and doubles the storage to 1TB while featuring an M2 Pro with a 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU. There’s also an M2 Max model that costs $3,099 with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The M2 Max is a 12-core CPU, 30-core GPU processor.
Apple says the performance from the M2 Pro chip is up to 40% faster than the previous M1 Pro in Photoshop image processing, and that the M2 Max can do effects rendering in Cinema 4D and color grading in DaVinci Resolve up to 30% faster than the M1 Max. Apple promises the battery will last up to 22 hours, which the company says is “the longest battery life ever in a Mac.” The MacBook Pro also adds Wi-Fi 6E, up from Wi-Fi 6, and an HDMI connection that now supports 8K displays up to 60Hz and 4K displays up to 240Hz.
Big discounts are available right now on the new 14-inch M2 Pro MacBook Pro. You can save $200 on both the 512GB and 1TB models at Amazon.
The baseline model of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro costs $2,499 and features Apple’s latest M2 Pro processor (12-core CPU and 19-core GPU), 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The step-up model costs $2,699 and doubles the storage to 1TB. There’s also an M2 Max model that costs $3,499 with a 12-core CPU, 38-core GPU M2 Max processor, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Right now is a good time to buy Apple’s largest MacBook Pro. Like its 14-inch sibling, the 16-inch model is selling for the lowest prices we’ve seen yet — you can save $250 on either the 512GB model or 1TB model at Amazon.
Read our M2 Pro MacBook Pro 16 review.
Aside from the new M2 chip, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro remains mostly unchanged from the previous iteration. It’s now the only laptop in the updated Apple lineup that has the generally disliked Touch Bar. It also lacks the new MagSafe charger and offers the same two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports for both charging and peripherals. Pricing remains the same as the previous series. The baseline model costs $1,299 and features 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The step-up $1,499 model doubles the SSD to 512GB.
We don’t see any deals at the present for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, but it was $200 off last month at Amazon. We would expect that price break to return before too long. Read our 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro review.