Save a huge chunk of change on this MacBook Pro deal which is just as good as it was on Black Friday, so if you missed out then, you've got another shot at the deal here.
The MacBook Pro got a sizeable overhaul in 2021, and while there's a new M2 Pro version out now, it's still an easy contender for one of the best laptops for coding you can buy today. It's also one of the best laptops for students if you can afford the premium price tag, which this deal will soften.
We make a habit of rounding up the best student laptop deals here, and we've found a way to get a MacBook Pro with M1 Pro, with a huge 16-inch display, for $400 off.
The deal in question is at Amazon (& Best Buy), with the retailer bringing the price down to $2099 for an incredibly powerful machine. And, if that's not quite enough, the M1 Max version, which offers even more power in the same chassis, is reduced by $500 - although it'll still set you back $2899 at Best Buy ($2999 at Amazon).
Whether you go for the M1 Pro or M1 Max option, the MacBook Pro 16-inch is a phenomenal machine. It has one of the best displays we've ever seen in a laptop and finally brought back ports like the HDMI and MagSafe charging connection that we feared was gone forever.
It has excellent speakers, too, plus Apple finally bumped the resolution up to 1080p - a huge upgrade from the murky, 720p option of prior MacBooks.
While the M1 Max is a more powerful chip, the configuration on offer here also doubles the RAM to 32GB and doubles the storage to 1TB - meaning it's a great step up from the (very capable) base 16-inch.
In our five-star MacBook Pro M1 Pro review , we said the following:
"The MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) is a powerful machine that changes course on many of Apple’s design decisions over the last few years. If you can afford the price of entry, it’s the best MacBook so far."
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Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com. He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.