Best Cyber Monday MacBook deals 2021

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M1 Mac Mini Macbook Air Macbook Pro Bench Hero (Image credit: Rene Ritchie)

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.

16-inch MacBook Pro display

16-inch MacBook Pro display (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

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.

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MacBook Air (Early 2020) | $170 off (opens in new tab)

The previous-gen MacBook Air released in spring 2020 is deeply discounted at B&H with close to $300 off its retail price. So if you don't need the latest and greatest, it may well be the cheapest MacBook deal you'll find this fall.

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MacBook Air (M1, 2020) | $100 off (opens in new tab)

Apple's latest entry-level MacBook Air, powered by M1, is discounted by $100 right now. So if you're in the market for a slim, light, and powerful laptop this Cyber Monday, this is it. Other configurations are also discounted.

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MacBook Air (M1, 2020, 16GB RAM, 512GB) | $100 off (opens in new tab)

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.

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Macbook Air M1 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

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?

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2020) | $220 off (opens in new tab)

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.

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) | Up to $100 off (opens in new tab)

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.

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MacBook Pro 2021 (14-inch, M1 Pro) | $200 off (opens in new tab)

The MacBook Pro 2021 is seeing a superb Cyber Monday deal over at Adorama with $200 off the entry-level 14-inch configuration. This is the best discount it has seen since its launch, but it's only available for a limited time.

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MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) | $500 off (opens in new tab)

Apple's largest MacBook Pro from 2019 is on sale at Best Buy with $500 off. This machine has been discontinued by Apple following the release of the M1 Pro and M1 Max versions in 2021, though this deal is an affordable way to get a big ol' MacBook.

Come back often to iMore as we uncover more Cyber Monday deals! More are expected to hit in the coming hours.