Save up to $200 on a new M2 MacBook Pro - it's now cheaper than the Air

MacBook Pro M2
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When Apple released the MacBook Pro M2, the world kind of just... shrugged. It looks exactly the same as the last model, retaining the same display, keyboard and chassis. When the laptop was released, however, everyone's ears pricked back up - the new M2 chip under the hood was extremely impressive. The MacBook Pro M2 broke ground in important ways, such as performance, all while being no more expensive than the previous model. Amazon at the moment have a pretty solid sale too, with a $200 saving on the 512GB model, which now costs $1299. 

Big savings on M2 MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro M2 512GB |$1499now $1299 at Amazon

MacBook Pro M2 512GB | $1499 now $1299 at Amazon

There is money off all the storage options on the MacBook Pro M2, but the larger 512GB version has the bigger $200 saving. Either way, you're going to get a very solid laptop with a monster of a chip inside, letting you do some medium-load video editing alongside the usual web browsing and document creation. The MacBook Pro M2 is also the only place you're going to get that ever-controversial touch bar if you're interested.

The MacBook Pro M2 is a machine that confused a great many people. It features an old design that doesn't look remotely like last year's redesigned model and costs more than the newly redesigned MacBook Air M2. It also, at first glance, doesn't seem to justify the extra cost with any more than some cooling fans and function row replaced with a long, thin touch screen. 

Of course, now that the Pro, in some cases, is cheaper than the equivalent Air, it becomes a little easier to recommend. On Amazon, the MacBook Air M2 with 512GB storage is still $1449 - while the MacBook Pro M2 is $1299. At that price point, unless you really want the slimmer laptop for space reasons, just grab the MacBook Pro.

There are deals all year round on MacBooks, and we've got the best MacBook Pro prices for you to see here in our regularly-updated roundup. There are also a certain few days of sales just a month away, so keep an eye on our guide to the Black Friday MacBook deals.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy 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.