Forget Prime Day, the 16-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pro is already at a record low price

MacBook M3 Pro deal
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With Amazon Prime Day coming up on July 16 and 17, we might hope to see some good discounts on Apple's latest MacBook Pros. But you might not want to wait, because there are already record low prices on many configurations both at Amazon and Best Buy. 

For those who need bags of power, the biggest saving around is $350 off the 16-inch M3 Pro 16-inch MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM – now $2,549 at Best Buy. That's the cheapest we've ever seen this high-spec configuration, beating last year's Black Friday price by $100. 

MacBook Pro (16-inch, M3 Pro, 32GB RAM)
Was: $2,899
Now: Save:

MacBook Pro (16-inch, M3 Pro, 32GB RAM)
$2,549 at Amazon
Save: $350 (or $400 for Plus members) 

Overview: This is the biggest discount we've seen yet on any configuration of Apple's latest MacBook Pros. It's a high-spec configuration and will be overkill for many users, but for anyone doing video or 3D work, the high unified memory will be welcome. Check both Amazon and Best Buy for lower configurations, because many of the prices are record low deals. 

Key features: Display: 16-inch (3456 x 2234) 120Hz | Processor: Apple M3 Pro (11-core CPU / 14-core GPU)| RAM: 32GB|SSD: 512GB |Weight: 4.7 pounds | Ports: 1 x HDMI, 3 x Thunderbolt 4, 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Release date: 7 November 2023.

Price history: Amazon had a discount of $250 on this configuration of the MacBook Pro 16 during Black Friday 2023. This is the best deal we've seen since then, and it beats that price by $100 (or by $150 if you're a Best Buy Plus member). For lower-spec options, check both Best Buy and Amazon – the latter has a record saving of $300 on the 18GB configuration of the same laptop.

Price check: Apple: $2,899 | Amazon: $2,699

Review consensus: We reviewed the 16-inch MacBook Pro M3 in an even more powerful M3 Max configuration, and our reviewer and resident 3D animator found that it offered outstanding performance and battery life. The M3 Pro model doesn't have the cores or memory of the M3 Pro Max, but we think it's the sensible choice for most creatives who need the power for smooth video and image editing without very particular requirements for 3D work. 

TechRadar: ⭑⭑⭑⭑½ | Tom's Guide: ⭑⭑⭑⭑ |

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.