These are the best MacBook Pro deals in December 2022

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If you're after the best MacBook Pro deals, you've reached the right place. 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. 

The only real downside for many people will be the MacBook Pro prices. 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. To help make it easier, the price widgets below are set up to automatically pull in the best prices on each MacBook Pro model in your location. We've included all of the MacBook Pro models that are still generally available to buy new. The smallest (both in size and in specs) are the 13-inch MacBooks – the 2020 model with the M1 chip and the 2022 model with the M2 chip. Then there are the higher spec 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which come with either the M1 Pro or M1 Mac chip.

Scroll on to start your hunt for the best MacBook Pro deals. We've provided a brief summary of the specs of each laptop, links to our full hands-on reviews of each, and links to the best MacBook Pro prices. 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. 

We're also tracking the best of Apple Black Friday 2022. 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

Product shot of the MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022)

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01. MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022)

The latest MacBook Pro and the most compact option

CPU: M2 | Graphics: 10-core GPU | RAM: 8GB, 16GB, 24GB | Storage: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB | Screen: 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1600 Retina IPS

Performs brilliantly
Great battery life
Solid build quality
Quite when using
Same design as previous model
Only two Thunderbolt ports
Touch bar? Still?!
The M2 MacBook Air may be better buy

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.

Product shot of the MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020), which sees some of the best MacBook Pro deals

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02. MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020)

An earlier 13-inch model that now sees some of the best MacBook deals

CPU: Apple M1 chip (8 cores) | Graphics: 8 core GPU | RAM: 8GB, 16GB | Storage: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB | Screen: 13-inch; 2,560 x 1,600 Retina display

Great M1 chip
Good (17 hour) battery life
Kept cool  with effective fans
Nothing at this price

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

Product shot of the Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021), which sees some of the best MacBook Pro deals

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01. MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021)

The best mid-size MacBook Pro

CPU: M1 Pro (10 core) | Graphics: Integrated 16-core GPU | RAM: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB | Storage: 512GB - 8TB SSD | Screen: 14.2-inch, 3,024 x 1,964 Liquid Retina XDR display

Stunning power
Portable size
Beautiful design 
Specs will be overkill for many people

Apple may have released its best creative laptop yet with the MacBook Pro 14-inch M1 (2021). 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

Product shot of the MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021)

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01. MacBook Pro 16-inch (M1, 2021)

The best big MacBook Pro with a larger screen

CPU: Apple M1 Max 10-core CPU | Graphics: 16 Core GPU or 32-Core GPU | RAM: 32GB or 64GB | Storage: 512GB - 8TB SSD | Screen: 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, 3,456 x 2,234

The most powerful MacBook yet
Great speakers
Good selection of ports
The best battery life on a MacBook
The most expensive MacBook Pro 
Still no facial recognition

With its larger screen and longer battery life, this is the most expensive MacBook Pro on the market. Prices from Apple start at $2,499 / £2,399, and even with the best MacBook Pro deals, it's not going to be cheap. That said, we have seen savings of up to $400 / £400 – usually during big sale events. The specs on offer are largely the same as the more compact 14-inch MacBook Pro above.

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. 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.

Product shot of the MacBook Pro 16-inch (late 2019)

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05. MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019)

An older option for lower MacBook Pro prices

CPU: 2.3GHz Intel Core i9 | Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 | RAM: 16GB | Storage : 1TB SSD | Screen: 16-inch, 3,072 x 1,920 Retina display

Stunning display
Excellent speakers
Price point same as last release
Redundant if you can get the recent model at same price

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.

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Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren is an avid rock climber and music nut. 

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