This is the Apple MacBook Pro deal I've been waiting for

MacBook Pro 14 M1 deal
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The release of Apple's M2 MacBook Pro 14 and 16 three months ago gave us hope that we'd start to see big deals on the previous generations of its most powerful laptops. Finally, we've found the deal we were waiting for, with a massive $800 off the MacBook Pro 14 M1 Max.

Amazon has the 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD MacBook Pro 14 M1 Max for $3,499 $2,699. That's the cheapest price on record for this mighty configuration, beating the best price we had seen so far by $150. And if you don't need quite so much power, Amazon also has the MacBook 14 M1 Pro now at $2,499 $1,998.99.

MacBook Pro 14 M1 Max (2021)
Was: $3,499

MacBook Pro 14 M1 Max (2021)
$2,699 at Amazon

Overview: The 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max was the top of the range of the 2021 MacBook 14 configurations, with a powerful chip designed to provide improved performance and efficiency for video work. The switch to Apple's own silicon provided a massive upgrade on the previous MacBook 14, resulting in a laptop that's still among the best on the market.

Key features: This M1 Max-chipped MacBook has a 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU, proving an impressive amount of power for a 14-inch laptop. This configuration has 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, so you should have plenty of capacity for running demanding programs without getting slowed down, and plenty of storage space (though if you're doing video work, you'll inevitably need external storage or cloud storage as well, at least in time.

Price history: We saw this model fall as low as $2,750 back in early April, but the current price of $2,699 is the cheapest we've seen, beating sale prices from last year. With the M2 MacBook 14 now on the market, there's a chance the price may fall further during big sale events like Black Friday, but to be honest, $800 is about the biggest saving you can hope for on an unused MacBook, even the more expensive configurations. For comparison, the 2023 M2 Max MacBook 14 will cost you $3,399.

Price comparison: Adorama: $2,999 | Best Buy: $3,099

Reviews: We've yet to read a negative review of the MacBook Pro 14 M1 Max. Many have commended the amount of power provided for a relatively small and portable laptop and its handling of graphics and video work. See our own MacBook Pro 14 (2021) review for more details.

Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.