The new M1 MacBook models have appeared, and there are big discounts on the older Intel-based models.
Apple’s official Black Friday sale starts tomorrow and you’ve got all the way through (cyber) Monday November. 30 to take advantage of it. The discount is $ 150 gift card with eligible models, including the Intel-equipped MacBook Pro 16-inch. While other outlets have already had discounts on these products, some of the best prices will be available soon when official sales begin.
You probably won’t find much lower prices on the new M1 MacBooks using Apple’s own silicon, the MacBook Air, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, just the older Intel-based models, although we’ve seen smaller discounts (and disappear). That means you might want to wait, as the early results on the M1 machines show that they could offer a significant performance boost over their Intel-based predecessors. In addition, the M1 MacBook Air has a fanless design for pleasantly noiseless operation.
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While the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro lines received the M1 update, the 16-inch MacBook Pro line did not. The current models of the large MacBook Pro still use an Intel Core i7 or i9 chip. In addition, Apple sells two high-end configurations of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel parts. Finally, Apple has announced that it will support all Intel-based Macs in the coming years.
It’s also worth noting that the Apple Store is offering high school students an educational discount that can save hundreds of dollars off the price of a new laptop or tablet.
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The new MacBooks maintain the prices of the models they replace. The new MacBook Air starts at $ 999 and the new MacBook Pro starts at $ 1. $ 299. (These prices drop to $ 899 and $ 1. $ 199 for students and educators. )
You may get a $ 50 discount on the 13-inch MacBook Pro M1. This is the first discount we’ve seen on any of the new models that move from retailer to retailer. For example, it was on Amazon, then jumped to B&H. One benefit of paying full price and buying from Apple is that you can customize the machine and add more RAM or a higher capacity solid-state drive. The models sold on Amazon are fixed basic configurations.
The new fanless MacBook Air starts at $ 999 and features the Apple M1 processor with an 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, and 16-core neural engine. The system also provides 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. It lacks the Touch Bar (which could be considered a net positive) but has a 13. 3-inch retina display, Touch ID and the Magic keyboard.
Read our MacBook Air (M1) review.
The upgraded MacBook Air model features the M1 processor with one slight difference from the base model – it has an eight-core GPU compared to the seven cores you get in the model above. A 512 GB SSD also doubles the storage capacity.
Read our MacBook Air (M1) review.
The base Intel-based MacBook Air has a Core i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, as well as the updated Magic keyboard. The Intel Core i3 processor is newer but offers less performance than the Core i5 that comes with the base 2019 model. It is currently on sale on Amazon for a discount of $ 199. That discount shouldn’t be enough to seduce you about the new M1-based Air, especially since students may get a discount on the new M1-based model with the Apple Store’s educational discount.
Read our 2020 MacBook Air review.
More processing power and more space to store files, photos and videos. The step-up model of the Intel-based MacBook Air upgrades the CPU to a Core i5 chip and doubles the SSD capacity to 512 GB. Amazon is currently $ 200 less, which is not big enough to pass the new M1 version on.
Read our 2020 MacBook Air review.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro uses Apple’s new M1 processor, an eight-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, an eight-core GPU, and a 16-core neural engine. The base model also has 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, a Retina display, the Magic keyboard and the Touch Bar with Touch ID. Last week it sold at a $ 49 discount on Amazon – now it’s $ 50 on B&H. The price cut on Amazon is gone, but it’s worth monitoring Amazon for its return. However, if you want to upgrade the memory on a new MacBook Pro, you need to buy it from Apple.
The expanded MacBook Pro model doubles the storage capacity with a 512 GB SSD. As with the base model above, the Amazon discount was moved to B&H from $ 49 last week.
The Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro has a list price of 1. $ 299 and currently sells for $ 150 less than the list on B&H. It has an eighth generation 1. 4 GHz Core i5 processor together with 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD.
Read our hands-on 2020 MacBook Pro.
The step-up model of the Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro model doubles the storage capacity to 512 GB for an additional $ 200. It’s currently discounted $ 150 on Amazon, with an additional $ 49 savings at checkout.
The top-end of the three standard configurations of the Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro series has a list price of 1. $ 799 and is currently on sale on Amazon at a $ 150 discount. Unlike the cheaper models, it has a 10th Gen Core i5 CPU. Generation and doubles the RAM to 16 GB. However, if you’re spending that much on a MacBook, then you should check out a new M1 configuration.
The current 16-inch MacBook Pro was the only MacBook that did not receive an M1 upgrade. It has a ninth generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 16 GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics and a 512 GB SSD. It has a larger, higher resolution screen than its smaller 13-inch sibling and is currently on sale at a $ 250 discount.
Read our 16-inch MacBook Pro review.
You can save $ 300 on the step-up model of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which expands the CPU to an 8-core Core i9 chip and the GPU to the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M at the same time the storage capacity doubles to 1 TB.
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