If you need a powerful laptop and you're a fan of all things Apple, then these Black Friday MacBook Pro deals at Best Buy are just what you're looking for.
When looking for the best laptop for students, the power of the MacBook Pro may be a little overkill. That’s because the latest models, packing M1 Pro chips, offer desktop-class performance on the go, making them an ideal fit for anyone looking for a laptop for coding or programming.
And yet, Best Buy is offering one of the best Apple Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far, with sizeable savings on both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.
These early Black Friday deals have slashed $400 off the price of the MacBook Pro 14-inch, down to just $1599 (or $2099 with double the storage). You can also get the MacBook Pro 16-inch model for $2199, down $500 from it's usual price of $2699.
The MacBook Pro lineup was redesigned in late 2021, with Apple finally overhauling the older design (although it’s still part of the M2 13-inch version). The company removed the Touch Bar in favor of a return to a keyboard function row, reintroduced ports like HDMI and MagSafe, and most importantly, introduced the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
While the latter is aimed at high-end creatives that demand more power from their machines, the M1 Pro is found in these discounted MacBook Pros. The 14-inch model is now infinitely more powerful than prior Intel models, and the option to upgrade the base storage will be welcome for anyone working with large files or with larger programs installed.
On the other hand, the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers the biggest, best laptop display we’ve ever seen, utilizing much of the same technology as Apple’s expensive Pro Display XDR but in a portable format.
The deal also includes three months of Apple TV, perfect for new Christmas movie Spirited, as well as four months of Apple Music and three months of iCloud+ which offers additional benefits in Apple’s cloud ecosystem.
Still not convinced? Be sure to read our full MacBook Pro 16 review where we awarded the machine 5 stars, calling it “the best MacBook so far” if you can afford the price of entry. For more, be sure to check out our guide to the best MacBooks for students.
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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.