We're tracking the best MacBook Pro prices on all of the current models to help you find a saving. Apple's MacBook Pros are among the best laptops both for creatives and general productivity. They offer powerful specs and performance, gorgeous screens with good colour accuracy, they're built to last, and they look sleek and sophisticated.
Apple has just announced two new MacBooks, just to make things a bit more exciting. The 2023 MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch now come with Apple's M2 chips, the M2 Pro and the M2 Max. This means that the older models will hopefully now drop in price.
If you're not yet decided to go for a Pro, you might also want to see our roundup of the best MacBook Air deals, or our breakdown of the best Apple deals in general. And if you're not sure which of the higher spec MacBooks to go for, see our comparison of MacBook Pro 14 vs 16.
The best MacBook Pro deals today
The best 13-inch MacBook Pro deals
The latest Apple MacBook 13-inch is, according to Apple, 'designed for photographers, filmmakers, 3D artists, music producers, and other content creators.' Having had it in our hands, and used it for a while, we have to agree. This is a stunning, portable laptop that packs a punch, thanks to its M2 8-Core processor. How does that compare to the M1 chip version (below)? Apple says it's 1.4 times faster, while retaining a great battery life. And again, we agree!.
All good so far, but we're not entirely enamoured by the same old MacBook Pro design, and we aren't that bothered with the Touch Bar still being there (do you use it?) And with the new 2022 MacBook Air boasting quite similar specs and a new design for a lower price, many people may only be tempted to go for the pro if they spot a MacBook Pro deal on this model.
MacBook Pro prices on this model start at $1,299 / £1,349 direct from apple, but we've already seen savings of up to $150 / £150 crop up briefly. Check the links above or below to see the best current prices where you are, and see our full MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022) review for more details of our experience with this model.
This 2020 model was the first MacBook to get Apple's own silicon. It's since been superseded by the 2022 M2 device above, but people who don't need that processing boost for particularly demanding work might prefer to hunt out a MacBook Pro deal on this earlier device.
In terms of design, it's really the same laptop. The newer M2 chip does make lighter work of thinks like video editing and rendering, but for general use, the 2020 MacBook Pro remains a very solid compact laptop. As we noted in our MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020) review at the time, the compact size makes it a perfect laptop for those that need to carry their device around with them, and we found it dealt with resource-intensive tasks like editing 4K video in Final Cut Pro or working with ultra-high-resolution files in Photoshop very well.
Battery life remains top-notch too, giving you enough juice to comfortably work out and about for an entire day. Some of the overheating issues that plagued previous MacBooks were addressed on this model, which we found could take a lot more strain before the fan kicked in. Some users will bemoan the fact that you only get two Thunderbolt ports and the price really does jump if you upgrade from the basic 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD, but that's a reason to look out for the best MacBook Pro deals below.
The best 14-inch MacBook Pro deals
We haven't got our hands on this MacBook Pro 2023 yet, as it was just announced this month, but we don't doubt that it's another brilliant machine from Apple. If you thought the 2021 MacBooks were fast, then you're in for a treat as the M2 Pro Chip, or Pro Max should you choose to go the whole hog, are lightning fast – or at least we thought so when we tried the brand new Mac mini (M2 Pro).
This machine has the same 3024 by 1964 resolution screen, the same as the 2021 Pros, which we found to be utterly gorgeous when we tested it. It's powerful enough to take on pretty much any task you throw at it, and we also think the 14-inch size should suit most people nicely. And if it's not big enough, there are plenty of ports to connect an external display or two.
The MacBook Pro 14-inch M1 (2021) caused quite a stir on its release. Equipped with either the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, this is a truly powerful laptop crafted by a company at the top of its game. When we conducted our Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch M1 (2021) review, we found the laptop was capable of handling pretty much any task we threw at it, even intensive tasks as working on complex 3D scenes in Cinema 4D.
Apple also seems to have listened to the creative community's feedback on previous versions of the laptop and bumped up a few features, most notably improving the port situation. This 14-inch M1 MacBook Pro offers three Thunderbolt ports, one HDMI port, an SDXC card slot, and a MagSafe 3 port for charging, which is a vast improvement on the meagre port situation of the 13-inch version.
We found that the Liquid Retina XDR display with mini-LED technology provides for fantastic contrast and brightness. Video editors will also be pleased to note that it supports the P3 colour gamut. Overall, we recommend this as the best MacBook Pro for creatives that need more powerful specs (it can be configured up to 64GB RAM and 8TB storage). It is expensive but on occasion we've seen up to $400 / £400 off the higher-spec configurations, while the best MacBook Pro 14 prices on the base setup tend to be savings of $100 / £100.
The best 16-inch MacBook Pro deals
Hot off the shelves, this is the best and most expensive MacBook Pro on the market. Prices from Apple start at $2,499 / £2,699, and even with the best MacBook Pro deals, it's not going to be cheap.
The decision to pay more for this larger option will mainly be for the screen size, which can be more comfortable for working on video editing or other creative tasks that involve the use of different panels and interfaces. And of course, there are the uber powerful M2 Pro or M2 Max chips, which are more powerful than ever before. We haven't seen any deals on this recently released model yet, but hopefully retailers will start shaving off some dollars or pounds soon.
This MacBook was going for $2,499 / £2,399 on launch, but as it's a couple of years old now, we have seen savings of up to $400 / £400 – usually during big sale events.
As we noted in our five star MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) review, the performance of the M1 Pro and Max chips makes light work of the most graphically demanding tasks, and battery life is the best on any MacBook.
Apple debuted its first 16-inch MacBook Pro less than a year before the device above in November 2019, so this previous model is not exactly old. While you can no longer buy it direct from Apple, it's still available through other retailers. It boasts a 16-inch Retina display and comes equipped with Intel's 9th-generation 14-nanometer Coffee Lake Refresh chips, which are the same chips that were used in the 15-inch models released earlier in the same year.
The entry-level 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019) is powered by Intel's 6-core 2.6GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, while the higher-end model features Intel's 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Core i9 processor with 4.8GHz Turbo Boost. Prices started at $2,399/£2,399 and $2,799/£2,999 but both now see good MacBook Prices at retailers that are still offering them. You may also spot some renewed models at good prices.
Both model tiers include Intel's built-in UHD Graphics 630, alongside either one of two dedicated graphics cards: an AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of memory, or an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB memory. Both can also be upgraded to an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M GPU with 8GB of memory. In our MacBook Pro 16-inch review, we found the specs on offer to be among the best at the time of release, and unless you work in demanding video editing or 3D work, this device should still be a sound option today.
Where can I find the best MacBook Pro deals?
It's worth considering Apple's official refurb store (opens in new tab), where Apple sells its older models at a discount of up to 15%. They have new batteries and screens, so you won’t see any scratches and they look as good as new, plus you get a year’s warranty. Stock availability varies, but it’s a great way to find some brilliant deals on Apple's laptops, including the 12-inch MacBook that Apple no longer lists on its front-facing store.
There's also some great savings to be had on the latest hardware as well, with some excellent recent Apple laptop deals. To make things easier, we've scoured the internet to find the best cheap MacBook Pro deals – so if you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop then you’re in the right place.
Our system checks the prices of every MacBook model at all major, reputable online retailers, so you can be sure that the deals you see here are the very best you’ll find. But if you’re not fully sold on a MacBook Pro, take a look at our best MacBook Pro alternatives for some great prices on other machines.
Is now a good time to buy a MacBook Pro?
The MacBook Pros consistently score high in reviews on Creative Bloq. But the downside is the cost. Apple itself almost never drops its prices, although it occasionally runs offers that will get you a gift voucher for discounts on other product. However, third-party retailers do often offer MacBook deals. The size of the discount can vary, from something like $50 / £50, which doesn't make much of a dent on the price, to occasional savings of up to around $400 / £400 on higher spec configurations.
Those larger savings don't tend to last long, so you need to be quick when they crop up. If you see a saving that tempts you, we advise you to go for it rather than waiting around. Be aware that we do often see savings over events like Black Friday, as well as when Apple releases now models – which it just has, with the new MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch 2023 models.
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