Black Friday 2021 is fast approaching and it could be a good time to grab a MacBook Black Friday deal to upgrade your kit. Last year's Black Friday sales saw discounts on both the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, even on Apple's latest M1 models, and we hope to see some more bargains this November.
The newest 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 same chip. Incredibly, both the M1 MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air appeared on sale over Black Friday 2020, making it one of the best years yet for MacBook Black Friday deals – and raising our hopes for Black Friday 2021.
Whether you're after a deal on one of these latest models or open to a bargain on an earlier MacBook, this is the place to be. We'll be updating this page continually both before and during Black Friday 2021 to provide direct links to all of the best MacBook Black Friday deals. For now, scroll down to see the best current deals available ahead of the sale, and a list of retailers to keep an eye on, but make sure you bookmark this page and come back later to see the best deals as they appear.
When is MacBook Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday traditionally takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the US, so Black Friday 2021 is happening on Friday 26 November. Cyber Monday comes right after that weekend, falling on Monday 29 November this year.
This doesn't mean you necessarily have to wait until then to get a great deal. Many retailers have been launching their Black Friday sales earlier every year to get ahead of the rush, with some offering discounts from the beginning of November. Most still hold back their headline deals until Black Friday or Cyber Monday, so you'll have to judge how good each deal is to decide whether to clinch an early saving or wait to see if a better deal comes along. If you spot a particularly good early discount here, it's often a good idea to snap it up since there's no guarantee of a bigger saving down the line.
How to get the best MacBook Black Friday deals
The best MacBook Black Friday deals tend to sell out fast, so the best strategy is to decide now which products you're interested in now and how much you're prepared to spend. That way you can sweep quickly and buy in just a couple of clicks when you see a deal that meets your criteria.
Bookmark this page and check back regularly before and during the sale period because we'll be updating it continually with the best Black Friday MacBook deals as they go live.
Why MacBook should you go for? They're all brilliant machines. The MacBook Air is more slimline and ideal for working on the go, while the MacBook Pro is the best all-round work machine, capable of coping with just about anything you could throw at it. If you don't want to stretch to the latest models, you could also consider an earlier version (start checking the specs now) and pairing it with one of the best external hard drives and SSDs for extra storage.
Where to get the best MacBook Black Friday deals
Apple itself doesn't often offer discounts on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Instead, it offers gift cards for future buys. However, a few standout retailers in the US and UK have offered big MacBook Black Friday deals in the past. We'll be linking directly to all of the best offers that appear on this page to save you from having to check every retailer.
However, if you do have the time to hunt out deals yourself, here's a list of sites that are well worth trying:
- Adorama.com: Discounts on a range of MacBook models in the US
- Amazon.com: Offers on a range of MacBooks
- Amazon.co.uk: Regular offers on MacBooks
- B&H.com: More MacBook deals in the US
- Currys.co.uk: Sometimes offers one-off deals
- John Lewis.com: Worth checking for cashback offers
- Laptopsdirect.co.uk: often offers savings on the MacBook range
- TecoBuy: savings on MacBooks, including M1 models
- Very.co.uk: Save on a range of MacBook Pros
The best MacBook Black Friday deals
The best Black Friday MacBook deals: US
Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2019):
$1,799 $1,499 at Best Buy
Save $300: The best deal we've seen in the US on this late 2019 MacBook Pro. It comes with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and an i5 processor.
Apple MacBook Pro 16in (2019):
$2,799 $2,645 at Adorama
Save $154: 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.
The best Black Friday MacBook deals: UK
Apple MacBook Pro M1 13in (2020):
£1,299 £1,167 at Amazon
Save £149: Here's a great discount on the newest M1 MacBook Pro in the UK. Amazon has £149 off the 256 GB version and £199 off the 512GB version.
Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020):
£999 £899.97 at Amazon
Save £99.03: Amazon also has a cool 10 per cent saving on the most recent M1-powered MacBook Air, taking the price down to £899.97 for the 256GB version and £1,099.97 for the 512 GB.
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. Last year, as the new super-fast M1 MacBooks emerged, we saw discounts on the 2019 models, and even on early 2020 models and the very newest MacBooks Pros. This machine's high price tag 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 looking out for MacBook Pro Black Friday deals.
Check the best current prices in your region in the widgets below, and check back here for specific deals as they emerge.
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, but that doesn't mean much as it's still incredibly powerful, plus it's lighter. Read on for today's best Apple MacBook Air deals right now, and to see the best prices in your region right now.