MacBook Black Friday deals 2022: The lowest prices this November

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Black Friday is here, and we're all about the best Black Friday MacBook deals – and that's exactly what you're going to get on this page. 2022 saw the release of the 13.6-inch MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, both with Apple's latest M2 chips. And though we expect some slight discounts on those models (like, $50 or so), we're more excited to see what the deals on the amazing MacBook Air (2020, M1), and the M1 Pro and M1 Max-chipped MacBook Pros (2021). These are exceptional laptops, and as I'm personally putting the MacBook Air (2020, M1) through its paces, I can wholeheartedly advise you to seek any decent deals on that model.

We've covered the best MacBook Black Friday deals for years now, and though the lowest price reductions on the Apple laptops will occur during Black Friday and Cyber Monday (25-28 November 2022), there will be MacBook Black Friday deals in the run up to the event. We'll be reporting on all of them.

For more products, see our guide to the best Apple Black Friday 2022 deals, which covers a range of popular Apple devices. 

Early MacBook Black Friday deals: US

Early MacBook Black Friday deals: UK

The best MacBook Pro Black Friday deals

MacBook Pro 16 (M1 Pro, 2021): $2,499 (opens in new tab)

MacBook Pro 16 (M1 Pro, 2021): $2,499 $1,999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $500: This is a great saving on the powerful M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16. This configuration gives you 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD, although there are savings on other configurations too. MacBooks often only come in for discounts of around $100/$200, so this is ace.

MacBook Pro 14 (M1 Pro, 2021): from (opens in new tab)

MacBook Pro 14 (M1 Pro, 2021): from £1,899 £1,725 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save up to £270: Over in the UK, Amazon has savings on both the 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations of the 2021 MacBook Pro 14 with 16GB RAM. There's £174 off the former and £270 off the latter. Great savings for a super powerful laptop in a sleek compact form.

MacBook Air Black Friday deals

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): $999 (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): $999 $799 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100: This is our favourite MacBook Air to date (sorry 2022's M2!) It's the perfect combination of portable and powerful, with a classic design and beautiful 13-inch Retina display. The 8GB and 256GB storage may not be enough for everyone, but the $100 is well worth a look.

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): £999 (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): £999 £878 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £100: This is our favourite MacBook Air to date (sorry 2022's M2!) It's the perfect combination of portable and powerful, with a classic design and beautiful 13-inch Retina display. The 8GB and 256GB storage may not be enough for everyone, but the 12% is well worth a look.

What did we see in 2021?

2021 was a pretty good year for Black Friday MacBook deals, with savings across a range of models, including even the newest MacBook Pros, which offer a choice between the super-fast M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. For example, B&H Photo had $200 off the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14in. OK, so even with $200 off, this laptop is still hardly cheap at $1,799, but it was a very welcome discount for a stunning laptop that had only been released the previous month.

Of course, the majority of the best deals were on earlier models, particularly the Pre-M1 version of the MacBook Pro since most people now want to get their hands on Apple's own silicon. In the UK, John Lewis had up to £300 off 2020 Intel-powered MacBook Pros, and in the US B&H had up to $350 off some of the same devices, while Best Buy had a massive £500 off the 2019 MacBook Pro 16. It wasn't all MacBook Pros, however, a range of retailers also had savings of around $100/£100 on the more affordable M1-chipped 2020 MacBook Air, taking the price below $1,000/£900.

How to find the best MacBook Black Friday deals

Hopefully, by Black Friday 2022, supply chain issues will be resolved and we'll see a good range of Black Friday deals on the current models and maybe even on anything new Apple might release in the meantime. All the same, the best Black Friday MacBook deals go quickly, so you need to be prepared. Do your research beforehand so that you already know which model of the MacBook you're interested in buying (and which chip, how much memory and how much storage space you need). Also, start keeping an eye on the prices so you know a good deal when you see one. 

But the best way of all to ensure you find the best MacBook Black Friday deals is to use this page. Get it bookmarked and come back regularly throughout the period leading up to Black Friday and during the weekend itself to find direct links to all the best deals. And if you can't wait until November to get your new laptop. take a look below now for the best current prices on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air at a range of retailers.

What retailers have MacBook Black Friday deals?

Most of the major electronics and tech retailers offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals of some kind, including Black Friday MacBook savings. Good bets in the US include Amazon, Adorama and B&H. Walmart and Best Buy also often have a couple of big headline deals. Over in the UK, Amazon, Currys, John Lewis, Laptops Direct, Very and AO.com are all worth trying. 

One place where you won't find a MacBook Black Friday deal is directly from Apple. Instead of discounting stock, Apple offers gift cards for savings on future purchases. That's great if you know you'll want to buy something from Apple in the future, which to be honest, you probably will, but it's not the same as a cash discount.

Fortunately, our price tracking technology makes it easy for you to find the best MacBook Black Friday deals without having to do the legwork and search a load of retailers yourself. We'll be linking directly to the best prices here on this page, which we'll be updating throughout the sale – you can even look below right now to find the best current MacBook prices.

MacBook Black Friday deals: Which MacBook should I buy?

Which MacBook you should consider buying on Black Friday depends a lot on what you want to use it for. If you do a lot of heavy-duty video editing or 3D work then you may well want to go for the 2021 MacBook Pro 14 or 16, which offer a choice of fastest chips available, the M1 Pro or M1 Max (for some perspective the GPU in the M1 Pro chip is supposed to be up to 2 times faster than the M1 that comes in the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 and MacBook Air, while M1 Max is a staggering 4 times faster than M1). 

However, for the vast majority of the people, that kind of power will really be surplus to their needs, an earlier MacBook Pro like the 2020 M1 or even a 2019 Intel-powered device will handle everything you need it to. Personally, we're big fans of the super slimline 2020 MacBook Air, which packs the M1 chip into a super light, portable laptop, which is ideal for creative work on the go. For more details see our MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) review, our MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review and our MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air comparison. 

If you don't want to stretch to the latest models, you might consider an earlier version and pairing it with one of the best external hard drives and SSDs for extra storage.

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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.