M2 MacBook Pro (2023) sees first discount - and it's not even out yet

Apple MacBook Pro 2023 M2 Pro
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The new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros have been announced, and they look pretty much the same as the old ones on the outside. On the inside, however, they've been beefed up with the latest M2 Pro and Max chips, bringing some extra power for the top-of-the-line Apple portables.

They're also very much not out yet.

Not that this seems to have stopped Amazon from giving the smaller of the two an early discount. You can preorder the 14-inch model for $1949, around $50 less than MSRP. This may not be the biggest discount, but it's a nice surprise, particularly if you're preordering one anyway. It's only on the Space Gray model though, so if you're after the silver model you're out of luck.

A surprise $50 discount off the MacBook Pro 2023

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MacBook Pro M2 Pro | $1999 $1949 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This is the base model with the M2 Pro chip and 16GB of unified memory, but it's still reduced. It's not a discount we thought we'd see this soon, but it's a pretty cool saving if you're already going to grab one. Even better - the Amazon price promise means if you've already preordered a Space Gray machine this discount will be automatically applied on release, even if the price goes up before then. Nice.

The new MacBook Pro M2 models of this year are a slightly different beast to the M2 MacBook Pro that was released last year. This is an update to the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros of 2021, with new chips under the hood, in addition to new WiFi and HDMI ports. 

They may not make you want to upgrade if you've got the previous model, but if your MacBook is on the older side then they are worthy upgrades. Even if they do cost a little more.

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Tammy Rogers
Buying Guides and Deals Writer

As the Buying Guides and Deals writer for iMore, Tammy puts over a decade of experience in finding the best prices of Apple products to work, helping you save money on the equipment that you want. An audiophile at heart, she loves all things audio and visual, but you’ll also find her drooling over the latest Macs and MacBooks. With a Masters in screenwriting, Tammy likes to spend her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays or driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.