The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are two of the most popular laptop lineups globally, even though they are also among the most expensive. Luckily, it's common to find MacBook deals, especially with Black Friday weekend upon us. That's terrific news for buyers looking to save some cash.
Since the current MacBook Air was last updated more than a year ago, it's the MacBook seeing the deepest discounts around Black Friday. Better still, because it's been around for a while, the MacBook Air should be in plentiful supply this fall.
You're also likely to find solid savings on the first-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro and first-generation 16-inch MacBook Pro. The latter was recently retired, which makes it an excellent choice for steep discounts from third-party retailers. The 13-inch MacBook Pro should also see a few Black Friday deals. It remains on the market like the MacBook Air, even though it's more than a year old.
Where to find the best Black Friday MacBook Deals
Whether you're looking for the lowest MacBook Air or MacBook Pro prices, you don't have to look much further than right here. We keep tabs on MacBook pricing all year round to let you know which holiday deals are worth taking advantage of the most.
- Amazon: the huge retailer loves discounting laptops ahead of the holidays — especially Black Friday
- Best Buy: It's a great place to find the best prices on on recently discontinued MacBook models
- Walmart: has offered the lowest-prices on MacBooks before
- B&H: Check out the site's sales on MacBooks and accessories
Black Friday 2021 officially takes place on November 26 but we'll see deals throughout November. 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.
Black Friday MacBook Air Deals
It might not offer the same powerful features like 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.
MacBook Air (Early 2020) | $170 off
The previous-gen MacBook Air released in spring 2020 is deeply discounted at B&H with close to $300 off its retail price. If you don't need the latest and greatest, it may well be the cheapest MacBook deal you'll find this fall.
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) | $100 off
Apple's latest entry-level MacBook Air, powered by M1, is discounted by $149 right now. If you're in the market for a slim, light, and powerful laptop this Black Friday, this is it. Other configurations are also discounted.
MacBook Air (M1, 2020, 16GB RAM) | $130 off
Apple's latest entry-level MacBook Air, powered by M1, is discounted by $130 when you upgrade to 16GB of RAM. With M1 power and all the RAM you could need this is the ultimate MacBook.
Black Friday 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?
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2020) | $300 off
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 $999. It may not be the latest model anymore and lacks M1, but it's a lot of computer for the money.
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) | Up to $149 off
The M1 MacBook Pro is discounted by as much as $149 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.
MacBook Pro 2021 (14-inch, M1 Pro) | $200 off
The MacBook Pro 2021 is seeing a superb Black Friday deal over at Adorama with $200 off the entry-level 14-inch configuration. This is the best discount it has seen since launch, but it's only available for a limited time.
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) | $500 off
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 released of the M1 Pro and M1 Max versions in 2021, though this deal is an affordable way to get a big ol' MacBook.
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