What we love about the MacBook world is that it inspires people to spend a bit more ‘because it’s Apple and it’ll last’. I agree with that last sentiment, but these laptops generally outlive some people’s excitement, so being robust is nothing when the boredom sets in.
Right, as we wind down to a close on this live blog, let’s talk about the hottest products that you lovely readers have been clicking on since we launched this liveblog.
The two contenders for ‘top deal still going’ are the new MacBook Air M1, with 8GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage – that’s now available for $1099 over at Amazon – so nearly the cheapest we’ve ever seen it there (the cheapest being $1049 earlier this year).
The other choice is the MacBook Pro 14-inch with M1 Pro – both the ‘standard’ flavor and the 10 / 16 core model – which is impressive as it’s one of the most expensive out there.
It’s been a hoot folks, but my watch has ended, so I’ll be heading out for some much deserved rest.
Before I go, make sure to check out our Cyber Monday MacBook deals page for new deals as we find them.
Also check out our Cyber Monday laptop deals if you’re considering more than just a new MacBook. Our Dell Cyber Monday deals page will also have a bunch of deals on XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops, which can go toe-to-toe with a MacBook any day.
The only other thing I’ll ask is that you take care of each other, take care of yourselves, and stay safe and healthy.
Let’s try and get Rose Gold on the map this year. Here are a bunch of Cyber Monday MacBook deals on the new MacBook Air with M1 in Rose Gold (you can probably select other colors as well, but why would you want to?):
- MacBook Air (M1, 8GB, 256GB) for $899 at Best Buy
- MacBook Air (M1, 8GB, 256GB) for $899 at B&H Photo
- MacBook Air (M1, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,099 at Best Buy
- MacBook Air (M1, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,099 at B&H Photo
- MacBook Air (M1, 16GB, 512GB) for $1,349 at B&H Photo
- MacBook Air (M1, 16GB, 1TB) for $1,549 at B&H Photo
If you’re out here digging through the bins looking for a new MacBook, you might also need something to carry it in. I recently reviewed the Hex Technical Backpack and have been using it a lot for commuting into the office.
It’s a slimmer backpack for sure, but boy howdy, does this thing have pockets. Nice ones too, with plush faux fur lining to protect up to a 16-inch laptop.
It has a smaller capacity of 17.5L, so you won’t be able to throw everything in it, but it’s incredibly comfortable and versatile, earning it a place on our list of best backpacks.
Good news is you can get the Hex Technical Backpack on sale right now for just $119.96 at Amazon.
If you’re looking for the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip, Adorama still has it on sale for $1,799 right now, a 10% discount, which is definitely nothing to scoff at.
This is the base MacBook Pro 14-inch configuration, so it comes with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD, but is only available in Space Gray with this deal. Silver partisans will have to pay full price.
But them’s the breaks, kids. Cyber Monday can often be an exercise in heartbreak and disappointment, but it builds character.
Hello Cyber Monday folks! Thanks to Matt and Daryl for holding things down this morning and afternoon. This is John, and I am back bringing you all the latest Cyber Monday MacBook deals on MacBooks and MacBook accessories.
I went scrounging around for a MacBook Pro 16-inch with M1 Max deal and turned up nothing, which is to be expected – but hope springs eternal, right?
I also see that all of B&H Photo’s MacBook Pro 14-inch models with M1 Pro are back to full price, which we expected. This 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip for $2,399 is the only one of the new MacBook Pro models on sale over at B&H right now, so we expect that one to move very fast. Get it while you can.
It’s time for me to hand the liveblog over to John Loeffler for the rest of Cyber Monday. But before I go, if you’re looking out for cheap deals on a MacBook Air, you’re in luck.
Over at Best Buy, there’s a great price on a Gold M1 MacBook Air for $899.99, saving you $100.
Apple’s take on Gold has always been muted, more Champagne Gold than Gold Nugget. The same applies to the M1 MacBook Air, so if you want something to stand out but no too much, this is a perfect choice if you’ve been looking for an Air model for Cyber Monday.
If, like me, you have a pride of place for your new MacBook in your home, there’s a good chance you use accessories for it.
Namely, an external mouse and keyboard.
These are great to have if you hook up your Mac to an external monitor at your desk. macOS will recognise both devices when near, as long as Bluetooth is on, so you can continue your work on these accessories right away.
If you want more power than Scotty on the Starship Enterprise, Amazon has the MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) at £150 off.
Here, you get the M1 chip that debuted last year, 512GB storage and 8GB RAM, without the Touch Bar as well. This laptop is perfect for college work or editing videos if you’re wanting to expand your YouTube career.
If you’re looking for a Mac that’s not the latest and greatest, Laptopsdirect has a great deal on an Intel Core i5 MacBook Air, where you can save £120 on a 13-inch model with 512GB storage, all for £929.97.
Apple also has its own Cyber Monday deals that are ongoing until the end of today, where you can recieve a $100 / £80 gift card for any purchase made on a Mac from the Apple Store.
This could stretch to accessories for your new Mac, such as a case or it could help towards the cost of some AirPods Max.
Listening to the Spice Girls’ debut album on Apple Music with those headphones, on your new Mac is certainly an experience, and in a good way. So if you want this treat, make sure to check out our AirPods liveblog for the latest deals on those.
There’s a myth that you can’t game on a Mac, but I’m here to tell you that it isn’t the case.
Apple Arcade, the Mac App Store, and Parallels Desktop also has a way of playing many games on a Mac through running Windows in an app. Other independent developers have ported DOOM and other games to macOS, because of course.
We looked into Parallels on the Mac back in August, and were surprised to see how well our pick of games ran. We also tried some titles with my MacBook Pro 14-inch last month, and playing Metal Gear Solid V on high settings, at full speed, was nothing short of impressive.
Parallels currently has a deal going on where you can get 20% off until December 1, so if you’re keen on playing Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider 3 or another game on your new Mac, it’s a great time to look into it.
Hello! It’s Daryl, the Software & Downloads writer on the Computing team at TechRadar, and I’m looking at MacBook deals for the next few hours.
I’m the proud owner of the new MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021), and while it’s a favorite laptop of mine, it may not suit your needs specifically.
Which is why previous models of the MacBooks are coming down in price for Cyber Monday, such as the 13-inch model with Touch Bar at Best Buy, featuring a $500 discount, bringing it down to $1,299.99.
OK, we’ve got a great MacBook Pro 13-inch deal from Amazon.
It’s now selling the MacBook Pro 13-inch with M1 chip, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD for $1,249.99 – the lowest price yet.
Amazon had been selling it for $1,349 earlier today, but it’s now applied a $99.01 saving when you’re at the checkout, leading to a big $250 saving! This is an amazing offer, and one that can be easily missed, so make sure you jump on it!
Laptops Direct, which had that MacBook Pro offer, also has some great deals on the MacBook Air with M1.
With £79 off, the MacBook Air is now just £919.97, one of the better prices we’ve seen on Cyber Monday.
However, the best MacBook Air M1 price in the UK remains at Amazon, which has the same model for just £889.
Heading over to the UK for a bit, I’ve found the new MacBook Pro 16-inch with M1 Pro chip with a big £261 discount! The price is now £2,399 for the model with a 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD.
That’s an absolutely huge saving on the latest model, so if you’re an Apple fan hunting for a deal in the UK look no further – this is the deal to get.
Not a lot of new MacBook deals popping up, so I’m going to highlight some existing ones that you may have missed. First up is the MacBook Air with M1 chip for $150 off.
That drops the price of the model with an 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD, plus that great M1 chip from Apple, for just $1,099.99.
This is a great price for the best laptop in the world right now, and with a nice 512GB SSD with plenty of space to store all your documents on.
So, when hunting for MacBook deals on Cyber Monday, should you check out Apple’s own website?
Ehhhhh… kind of. Apple doesn’t really cut the prices of its devices, even during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you’re not going to get any discounts there.
It’s a bit like getting a gift card from an aunty at Christmas rather than the cold hard cash you were hoping for, and you can’t use the $100 gift card for the purchase itself. However, if you’re planning to buy something else from Apple down the line, such as a new iPad or Air Pods, you can use that $100 gift card to cut the price there.
So, it’s not a bad deal in the end, especially if you’d rather buy direct from Apple.
Earlier, I found that if you don’t mind an older MacBook model, you can save a decent amount compared to newer versions.
And, I’ve just found another good example of this. The MacBook Pro 16-inch has just had a new model come out, and as we’d hoped, it’s led to older models getting even cheaper.
So, Best Buy has the 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch for $500 off – now just $1,899.99.
This is the model that comes with a 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics card. While it’s not quite as powerful as the newer 16-inch model with the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips, it’s still a very powerful laptop, and comes with a much larger discount then we’ll see with the new model, which is only a couple of week’s old.
So, if you don’t mind having a slightly older laptop, this is a brilliant choice that can save you a good amount of money.
Back over in the UK, I’ve found some good MacBook Pro deals.
Again, the new MacBook Pro 14-inch has had its price cut by £100 for the model with the M1 Pro, 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM.
It’s now £2,299. Pricey, but this really is a brilliant laptop for creative professionals, and the £100 price cut is very welcome.
If you want the 16-inch model, then Currys has the MacBook Pro 16-inch with M1 Pro, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM for £100 off as well.
This cuts the price to £2,299 – the same as the 14-inch model. However, this model comes with half the storage at 512GB, so if you want a larger screen, but don’t need as much storage space, this is a great alternative.
For people in the US, if you don’t mind venturing outside (what’s that?!) then Micro Center has some good MacBook deals. You can only pick them up in-store, but you can reserve them online, and there’s some decent price cuts.
For example, it has the Apple MacBook Air with M1, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD for just $779.99 – a big saving of $220.
There’s also the MacBook Air M1 model with 512GB SSD for $1,099, a saving of $150.
Again, these need to be picked up in person, so you’ll need to check stock of your nearest Micro Center. It’s not ideal, but these are bigger price cuts than we’ve seen elsewhere, so worth checking out if you have one near you.
Amazon also has the MacBook Pro 13-inch with the M1 chip, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD for £1,349.
That’s a price cut of £150, again pretty good for a MacBook on Cyber Monday. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip came out late last year, and while it’s not as powerful as the M1 Pro-powered MacBook Pro 14-inch, it’s still a very good laptop, and it’s also much more affordable – especially with a price cut like this.
So, does Amazon have any good MacBook deals? Well, I’ve just taken a look, and I’ve actually found a few decent ones.
For example, it has the MacBook Pro 14-inch with the M1 Pro chip with 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD for £2,243.78 – a chunky saving of £155. Not bad at all!
Back over in the US, Best Buy continues to have the best MacBook deal I think we’re going to see.
It’s 2020 model of the MacBook Pro 13-inch, with a huge $500 discount. This drops the price from $1,799 to a much more manageable $1,299.
Sure, it’s not one powered by the M1 chip (it’s a 10th generation Intel Core i5 CPU), it’s still a great laptop, with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. For this kind of price cut, this is a laptop that will last you a long time, even if it’s not the most recent model.
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has also had a price cut from John Lewis. This MacBook comes with basically the same hardware as the 14-inch model (such as the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip), but with a larger screen.
This is a brilliant laptop, then, for people who want a powerful workstation machine with a larger screen. However, the larger screen does mean this is a lot bigger overall than the 14-inch model, making it harder to carry around. I personally prefer the 14-inch model, but the 16-incher is still a great call. Here’s the deals John Lewis has:
John Lewis is a good retailer to buy from as it includes a two-year guarantee with every purchase, giving you peace of mind when buying expensive kit.
As John said earlier in one of his non-pizza related posts, Cyber Monday isn’t as big in the UK as Black Friday is, but that works in our favour (yes I’m using a ‘u’ for this UK post) as many retailers continue to release Cyber Monday deals (or leave their Black Friday deals running), but there’s less competition amongst shoppers over deals.
This means there’s some great hidden deals that don’t go out of stock so quickly in the UK on Cyber Monday.
Over on John Lewis, the retailer has cut the prices of a range of new 14-inch MacBook Pros with the M1 Pro chip. This is the newest MacBook from Apple, and I reviewed it for TechRadar… and I really really liked it. It’s incredibly powerful, while also being compact and portable.
So to get a price cut, even if it is ‘just’ £100 off, so soon after it launched, is great to see. Here’s what John Lewis has to offer:
What a lovely sign-off from John there! I’m Matt, senior computing editor, and I’ll be looking after this live blog throughout Cyber Monday. While John is based in the US, I’m here in the UK, where it’s early morning.
I’ll still be bringing you the best MacBook deals from both sides of the Atlantic throughout today, and I’ve just read John’s updates to see what’s been covered. And now I really, really, want a slice of pizza.
ANYWAY let’s ignore those cravings for now and go on a deal hunt!
It’s very early in the morning here in NYC, but I’ve got one last Cyber Monday MacBook deal for y’all before I head out and pass everything over to the capable hands of someone else who isn’t me.
At B&H Photo right now, you can save $100 on the M1-powered MacBook Air with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD and pay just $1,549. The color you ask? Do you even need to?
*Taps Rose Gold-Only Sign*
And with that, dear friends, I am calling it a very good night. Thank y’all for sticking with me and the rest of the TechRadar crew for your Cyber Monday shopping needs, we really do love to help you find the stuff you want for the best price we can. Be kind to each other.
Ok, so I’ve pulled out a lot of Cyber Monday MacBook deals on the latest M1- and M1 Pro-powered MacBooks out there – don’t ask me about the M1 Max-powered MacBooks, I have looked everywhere I know to look for that one and nada – but I want to bring us back around to the last-gen Intel MacBooks again, this time the MacBook Pro 16-inch from late 2019.
At Best Buy right now, you can get the 16-inch MacBook Pro with a ninth-gen Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics, 16GB RAM, and 512GB storage for a solid price of $1,899, which is $500 off its list price.
Personally, we’d tell you to opt for the M1 Pro devices if you can, but if those are just out of your budget, then this is definitely a great alternative for a 16-inch MacBook Pro that you can get for under $2,000.
And for the record, you can get either the Space Gray or Silver versions for the same price.
Ok, I’ve got another one for you, this time on the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1) with 16GB memory and a 512GB SSD from Adorama. This beaut of a laptop is just $1,689, which is a discount of… checks notes… $10? Really?
I mean, you are paying less for this MacBook than you would have last week, but this one is definitely the odd duck of the Cyber Monday MacBook deals in the US right now. Maybe a database error? Someone forgot to carry the one when adding up the Cyber Monday deals? The perfidy of the gods? ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I haven’t forgotten about the UK, I promise.
Right now, you can get the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro (10/16-core) with 16GB memory and 512GB SSD for just £2,299, down from £2,399.
I know, it’s only £100 off an outrageously expensive laptop, but 100 quid is a 100 quid. Am I saying that right?
So I’ve been scrubbing the internet for any M1- and M1 Pro-powered Cyber Monday MacBook deals, mostly because these are definitely going to be the MacBooks that everyone’s really going to want this year, but I definitely think it’s worth pointing out that the last Intel-powered MacBook Air from early 2020 is on sale at B&H Photo for $829 right now.
If it weren’t for the fact that the M1 MacBook Air that came out a few months after this model did is such an exceptional device, the MacBook Air (2020) would still be considered one of the best Ultrabooks you could buy.
As we note in our review, it fixes a lot of problems that people had with older models, ourselves included, and while it won’t give you the same kind of battery life or performance as the M1 MacBook Air, for a lot of people even that kind of performance really isn’t necessary.
This is a great laptop if you’re just looking to do some work for school or on the road, in a coffee shop or at a conference. It will easily fit in just about any backpack imaginable, and it looks great too, especially in Rose Gold.
For the record, this is officially a Rose Gold-only zone. You can keep your Space Gray and Silver at home.
So this isn’t really a deal, per se, but it is definitely some life advice you can take to the bank this Cyber Monday: Nothing, I mean nothing, beats two slices of New York City pizza from an all-night pizzeria around the corner after midnight. File that one away folks, you’ll thank me if you’re ever in town.
So I know I’ve been doing this back and forth about Space Gray versus Silver MacBooks and asking why one is more expensive than the other, and yada yada yada.
Know what we don’t talk about enough? Where are the Rose Gold MacBook Pros? Y’all know there’s a huge underserved market for that, right?
Anyway, if you want your MacBook Air with a little bling this year, check out the Rose Gold MacBook Air with M1 chip, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD for $899 at Amazon, and save $100 and help break up the Space Gray-Silver duopoly.
B&H Photo has the MacBook Pro 13-inch with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD for $1,549 right now, a $150 discount.
This is a much more robust MacBook Pro model than the ones on sale over at Adorama, largely due to the additional 8GB of RA – ahem, excuse me, 8GB of Unified memory.
All that means is the GPU in the M1 chip uses the system memory as video memory, unlike discrete graphics processors that often have their own dedicated VRAM for doing its various calculations and loading up textures, video, what-have-you.
With integrated graphics processors like the M1 though, if you’ve got a really graphically intense process going on, like video editing, it’s going to impact overall system performance since basic OS processes share the same memory resources, so there could be memory bottlenecks.
Know what helps prevent that? More RAM. Wait, I mean unified memory. Whatever. The point is, doubling the available memory will make your apps fly without any fighting over memory resources (or at least less fighting).
Happy Cyber Monday folks! Check out all the latest Cyber Monday deals on everything we’ve found so far that isn’t an Apple MacBook – though we obviously have a bunch of those too!
So let’s talk about the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with M1 chip. Over at Amazon, you can save big on a couple of models, like this 8GB RAM/256GB SSD Silver MacBook Pro 13-inch for just $1,199, a $100 savings. Sorry Space Gray heads, the Space Gray version of this configuration doesn’t appear to be in stock.
All is not lost though! …assuming you’re cool with paying a bit extra. For $1,349 you can get the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD in Space Gray.
In a shocking twist, the Silver model of the 8GB/512GB configuration is actually cheaper, just $1,299.
Whichever way you go though, you’ll be getting one of the best laptops money can buy right now.
It turns out the Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB memory, and 1TB storage is just $2,349 at Adorama right now as well.
What are you waiting for? Fly! Fly we say, before this deal ends.
Well, this might be the best Cyber Monday MacBook deal yet, with the Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch with M1 Pro chip for $1,799 at Adorama right now, a $200 savings.
The M1 Pro on this model is the smaller 8-core CPU/ 14-core GPU, and comes with 16GB unified memory and a 512GB SSD. The sale is only on the Space Gray model, with the Silver model selling for full price.
I have no idea what’s up with the whole silver is better thing, honestly.
The UK might have lost the colonies, but it’s getting better Cyber Monday MacBook deals than the US lately, so it balances out, I guess. The best of these right now is this MacBook Pro 14-inch with M1 Pro for just (just?) £2,243.78 at Amazon UK, a £155.22 savings. This price is only available on the Space Gray model, though you can still save £100 on the Silver MacBook Pro 14-inch model with the same specs.
Speaking of, this Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch comes with the M1 Pro processor featuring 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores, 16GB unified memory, and a 1TB SSD, making this a powerful mobile workstation that is nearly as portable as a new MacBook Air.
Right now, the best Cyber Monday MacBook deals we’re finding on the Pro line-up are all Intel-based, but these are still outstanding MacBook models with a lot of power at some pretty incredible prices.
This Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with 10th-gen Intel Core i5 is just $1,299, a $500 discount. It also comes with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD with Intel Iris Plus graphics, so this is a great little workstation to take with you on the go when portability is more important than best-in-class performance.
You’ve also got this Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch with a ninth-gen Intel Core i9, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and AMD Radeon 5500M graphics with 4GB of video memory for only $2,299 at Best Buy right now.
So my boss over in the UK told me something interesting this afternoon. His dad kind of knows what my boss does for a living and so he asked how he was holding up after Black Friday.
My boss, probably in a very tired British accent, said that he wasn’t done and that we still have a whole day’s worth of Cyber Monday sales to get through. His dad, most likely in an equally British accent, goes “What’s Cyber Monday?”
My boss explained that it’s like doing Black Friday a second time around, and his dad had never heard of it. Apparently Cyber Monday isn’t as big in the UK as it is in the US.
Don’t tell Amazon UK though, because it has the MacBook Pro 14-inch with M1 Pro for £1,799, a £100 discount off its list price. Consider it our secret, UK readers.
When it comes to the best Ultrabooks, the gold standard has always been the MacBook Air, and last year’s MacBook Air with the M1 chip is on sale right now at Best Buy for just $899, a $100 savings.
It’s the entry-level configuration, so it’s only got 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, but fortunately you can up the storage to a 512GB SSD and spend just $1,099, saving you $150 off its list price.
One of the best Apple MacBook Pro Cyber Monday deals going right now is the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip for just $1,199 at Amazon, a $100 discount on an item that doesn’t see a lot of discounts. It’s the entry-level config with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and 8-core CPU/8-core GPU.
This isn’t the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this MacBook – it dropped to about $1,050 earlier in November, but that was really an outlier – and it’s possible that this one will see another price cut at some point during Cyber Monday.
If it does though, we’re really not expecting more than another $100 off its currently discounted price. This model is also pretty likely to sell out at some point, so if you want to make sure you get this MacBook Pro 13-inch in time for the holidays, there’s definitely no harm in jumping on this one now.
The first Cyber Monday deal on the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro we’ve seen so far in the US just dropped over at B&H Photo, where you can get the MacBook Pro 16-inch with M1 Pro (10-CPU/16-GPU cores) for $2,399, a $100 discount.
B&H states that there are a limited number of units at this sale price available and – in our experience – they aren’t playing around with that. If you want to grab one of the best laptops ever built for a little bit less this Cyber Monday, jump on this deal ASAP.
We love a retailer who rounds to the nearest pound. Are you listening Amazon? No? Ok then, nevermind.
Right, let’s begin here: the MacBook Pro 16-inch with M1 Pro chip is on sale right now at Amazon UK for only £2,499, despite being just a couple months old. Still, £100 off the best MacBook Pro around makes this one of the best Cyber Monday MacBook deals we’ve seen yet.
The M1 Pro in this MacBook is the beefier variant with 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores, and it also comes with 16GB unified memory and a 1TB SSD in Space Grey. The Silver model is still full price at £2,599.
You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need, like an actual discount on a brand new MacBook Pro 16-inch. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with Space Grey, and Silver is honestly the most overrated metal there is, so why would you want to perpetuate that? Think about it.