The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are two of the most popular laptop lineups globally, and yet, they are also among the most expensive. Luckily, it's common to find MacBook deals around the holidays, especially with Cyber Monday upon us. That's terrific news for buyers looking to save some cash.
In 2021, Apple introduced an all-new 14-inch MacBook Pro and second-generation MacBook Pro. However, it kept the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) and 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 2020). So though you're less likely to find discounts on the newest models right now, the same can't be said about older ones, including the recently discontinued 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019).
Cyber Monday 2021 is on November 28 this year. However, the sales have already started. And yet, with the state of the worldwide supply chain, MacBook models might sell out very quickly this year, and new shipments might not arrive stateside until after the holidays. Therefore, if you see a deal now, take advantage of it.
Cyber Monday MacBook Air Deals
It might not offer the same powerful features as the MacBook Pro, but the MacBook Air still packs a punch. The latest model includes an Apple M1 system-on-chip (SoC) inside and is available in three color choices. In addition, it features a 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology with 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors.
Apple's latest entry-level MacBook Air, powered by M1, is discounted by $100 when you upgrade to 16GB of RAM and choose 512GB for storage. With M1 power and all the RAM, this might be all you as your ultimate MacBook.
Cyber Monday MacBook Pro Deals
The 13-inch MacBook Pro also includes an Apple M1 but comes with a few features missing on the Air, including a Touch Bar and a better battery. The 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is probably the last Apple laptop to feature Intel inside. Try to find deep discounts on this usually costly model.
What about the 2021 MacBook Pro models? Both the 14-inch and second-generation 16-inch MacBook Pro models are now available at retailers. Could a surprise sale be waiting for you to find?
If you want the cheapest MacBook Pro deal possible, the recent mid-2020 Intel model with 256GB SSD is heavily discounted at B&H, with prices from just $1,079. It may not be the latest model anymore and lacks M1, but it's a lot of computer for the money.
The M1 MacBook Pro is discounted by $100 at Amazon. With a 256GB or 512GB SSD, 13-inch Retina display, and 20-hour battery life, it's a lot of computer for not a lot of money. However, this is not the best deal on this model we've seen from Amazon this holiday season, so perhaps a better one is coming on the actual Cyber Monday.
Come back often to iMore as we uncover more Cyber Monday deals! More are expected to hit in the coming hours.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.