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MacBook Black Friday 2021: The best Black Friday sales on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

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Black Friday 2021 will be upon us before we know it, and last year's shopping event saw plenty of MacBook deals around the world, as well as offers on the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. There were even deals on Apple's latest M1 models, revealed only recently at its One More Thing event. And some of these deals are still live, so it's worth checking them out.

The two new MacBooks, a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 13-inch MacBook Air, both contain Apple's new custom silicon chip, the M1. There's also a new Mac Mini that uses the chip. We were amazed to see both the Pro and the Air on sale over Black Friday 2020, and we think that that last year's MacBook Cyber Monday deals were some of the strongest yet. So fingers crossed for Black Friday 2021.

The release of new MacBooks is not only exciting for those who want a super-speedy new machine, but also for those hunting for a MacBook Cyber Monday bargain on an older model. Some older, still very capable machines saw discounts over Black Friday.

Whether you're after a deal on a classic MacBook, a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro, below is everything you need to know about the MacBook Cyber Monday sales 2021 – including the retailers that had the best offers as well as some of the deals from last year that are still going. And be sure to keep a look out for wider Black Friday sales and Apple Black Friday deals too. 

The best MacBook Black Friday deals

Black Friday MacBook deals: US

Brand new M1 MacBook Pro savings!

MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 (2020): $1,299 $1,219 at B&H Photo
Save $60:
This brand new MacBook Pro with an M1 chip has $100 off! This is the 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD model. We expect these to go quickly so don't hang around if you want one.
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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019): $2,399 $2,199 at B&H Photo
Save $200:
This is the best deal we've seen on this late 2019 MacBook Pro. It comes with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and an i7 processor, and there's $200 off.

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Black Friday MacBook deals: UK

Apple MacBook Pro M1 13-inch (2020): £1,499 £1,369.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £99:
Here's another great discount on the new MacBook Pro, this time from Laptops Direct. This model has 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD and there's £99 off right now.

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Apple MacBook Pro M1 13-inch (2020): £1,299 £1,192 at Amazon
Save £107:
This is Apple's latest, greatest, speediest ever MacBook Pro. It has literally only just been released so we were surprised to see any discount at all on it. This model has 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD.

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MacBook Air 13-inch (2020): £948 £899 at John Lewis
Save £50: Released this year, the latest Intel-based MacBook Air just got its first huge price cut over Black Friday / Cyber Monday. John Lewis has chopped £50 off the price, making this a brilliant way to snap up one of the newest MacBooks around.
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020): £1299 £1,049 at Currys
Save £200:
You can also save a massive £120 on this year's Intel MacBook Pro, featuring 8GB RAM 256GB SSD. Want one of the most powerful MacBooks available today? Released this March, the 2020 Intel MacBook Pro is close to the top of the list.
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020): £1,209 £1,099 at Laptops Direct
Save £110: This 2020 MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar has a very nice Black Friday discount. It has an i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. There's also a one year warranty. What are you waiting for?

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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020): £1,799 £1,630 at Currys
Save £169: This 2020 MacBook has a very tempting discount at the moment at Currys PC World. It has plenty of storage, with 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM. There are discounts on other models too.
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MacBook Black Friday: MacBook Pro deals

Over Black Friday, it's usually a safe bet that the biggest bargains will be on slightly older models. Apple launched a 16-inch MacBook Pro in late 2019, and this resulted in some price drops on the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro (2019) in the 2019 Black Friday MacBook sale. However, most of the best deals were on the (also pretty new) 13-inch MacBook Pro. Last year was similar, as the new super-fast MacBooks had just dropped, we saw discounts on the 2019 models, and even the early 2020 models. And miraculously, some small savings on the very newest MacBooks.

The MacBook Pro's high price means it's easier for retailers to deliver a huge temporary price cut and still turn a profit, so if you're looking for a powerful creative laptop, it's worth bearing the Pro in mind. You'll still be paying out quite a bit for it, but it'll be worth it.

Here are the best deals that are still going, and the widgets below will pull in the best prices in your region right now for various models.

Black Friday MacBook Pro deals: US

Brand new M1 MacBook on sale!

MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 (2020): $1,299 $1,219 at B&H Photo
Save $60:
This brand new MacBook Pro with an M1 chip has an incredible $60 off right now. This is the 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD model. We expect these to go quickly so don't hang around.
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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019): $2,399 $2,199 at B&H Photo
Save $200:
This is the best deal we've seen on this late 2019 MacBook Pro. It comes with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and an i7 processor, and there's $200 off.

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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019): $1,299 $1,149 at B&H Photo
Save $150:
If you don't need a huge amount of RAM, then this MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD could be yours for just $1,149.
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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019): $2,399 $2,199 at Adorama
Save $200:
If the above deal is sold out then check out this one from Adorama. You can save $200 on this 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD model right now.
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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019): $2,799 $2,599 at Adorama
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For a top of the range MacBook Pro, you can't go wrong with this offering from Adorama. This supreme MacBook Pro in silver has an i9 processor, 16GB RAM and a whopping 1TB SSD.
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MacBook Pro 13.3-inch (2020): $1,299 $1,149 at B&H Photo
Save $150: The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro was released in mid-2020, but it just got an extra price drop of $50 for Cyber Monday. It has an i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 246GB SSD.View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019): $4,299 $3,999 at B&H Photo
Save $300:
This super-specced MacBook Pro is for the power-users among you. It comes with 2TB storage, 64GB RAM and an i9 processor. There's also an AMD Radeon Pro 550M graphics card.

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Black Friday MacBook Pro deals: UK

Apple MacBook Pro M1 13-inch (2020): £1,499 £1,369.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £99:
Here it is, the best discount we've seen in the UK on the new MacBook Pro. This model has 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD and there's £99 off right now.

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Apple MacBook Pro M1 13-inch (2020): £1,299 £1,192 at Amazon
Save £107:
This is Apple's speediest ever MacBook Pro, and the early reviews are VERY good indeed. This model has 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020): £1,299 £1,049 at Currys
Save £200:
You can also save a massive £200 on this year's Intel MacBook Pro, featuring 8GB RAM 256GB SSD. Want one of the most powerful MacBooks available today? Released March 2020, the Intel MacBook Pro is close to the top of the list.
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020): £1,799 £1,630 at Currys
Save £169: This 2020 MacBook has a very tempting discount at the moment at Currys PC World. It comes with 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM. There are discounts on other models too.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020): £1,394 £1,099 at Laptops Direct
Save £110: This 2020 MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar has £110 off. It comes with a capable i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. There's also a one year warranty. What's not to like?


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Apple MacBook Pro (2019): £1,799 £1,599 at Very
Save £200:
Very is offering £200 off this 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro. It comes with a versatile Touch Bar, i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD and has decent battery life of up to 10 hours.
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Apple MacBook Pro (2019): £2,399 £2,148 at Amazon
Save £251:
This 16-inch model has 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and a powerful i7 processor. There's currently a very tempting £250 off at Amazon. We don't expect to see a better deal than this.

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MacBook Black Friday: MacBook Air deals

There were some big discounts on MacBook Airs over Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2020 – although they were heavily concentrated in the US. The MacBook Air is the least powerful MacBook you can get, but that doesn't mean much as it's still incredibly powerful. Read on for today's best Apple MacBook Air deals right now, and to see the best prices in your region right now.

Black Friday MacBook Air deals: US

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2019): $999 $899 at B&H Photo
Save $100:
This MacBook Air was $150 off for Black Friday and has been going up and down in price for a few days now. It comes with an i5 processor, 8GB memory and 128GB storage. View Deal

Black Friday MacBook Air deals: UK

MacBook Air 13-inch (2020): £999 £899 at John Lewis
Save £100: The 2020 Intel-based MacBook Air is the most recent except for the M1 version. John Lewis has chopped £100 off the price, and unlike many other retailers, offers a two-year guarantee. View Deal

MacBook Air (2020): £1,399 £1,249 at Very
Save £170: This MacBook Air has an i7 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM and a massive £170 saving at Very. This space grey machine has up to 11 hours of battery life and a gorgeous 13.3-inch Retina display.
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How to get the best MacBook deals on Cyber Monday

The best advice we have for you is this: decide just how much you want to spend on a MacBook Black Friday deal (and that's the same if you look on Cyber Monday). If you see one within that budget, go for it. The best deals can be gone in minutes, so don't waste time. Bookmark this page and check back to make sure you know what to expect and you can jump on the best Black Friday MacBook deals before they sell out.

Preparation is key when it comes to getting good MacBook Black Friday deals, or picking up a MacBook Cyber Monday bargain, especially when you bear in mind that a lot of retailers can't wait for Black Friday, and so start shipping their bargains well in advance of the big day. This year in particular, the Black Friday sales have started early. In the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday we're keeping tabs on new deals as they appear, so keep checking back for offers that you won't want to miss.

Also, you'll need to decide whether it's a standard MacBook you want (these are harder to come by these days), a slimline Air or a full-fat MacBook Pro. And if you're planning to use your new MacBook as an all-round work machine then it's worth holding out for a good deal on a MacBook Pro as it'll be able to cope with just about everything you throw at it. If you're less of a power user and want something super-lightweight then the MacBook Air should suit your needs.

You could also consider getting an older or a refurbished model – they're likely to see the biggest discounts but make sure you check the specs are what you're after. You could consider getting one of the best external hard drives and SSDs to speed things up. And of course, use the same common sense while shopping over Black Friday and Cyber Monday as you would at any time; look out for cashback offers, always check the guarantee and make sure you keep your receipt in case of faults or buyer's remorse.

Where are the best MacBook Cyber Monday deals?

There were a few standout retailers in the US and UK that offered the best MacBook Black Friday deals in 2020. It's worth having look on their sites as your first port of call, as they may be running offers already. These are also the places we'd expect to see discounts in the 2021 Black Friday event. They include Amazon and B&H Photo, Adorama, Walmart and Best Buy in the US, and Amazon, John Lewis, Very and Currys PC World in the UK.

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