Want to code on the go? Save $150 on MacBook Pro 13 M2 before Cyber Monday deals end

Macbook Pro M2 Cyber Monday
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Are you a coder looking to take your work on the go? Then this Cyber Monday deal could be for you. Thanks to Best Buy's Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, this Apple MacBook Pro 13" M2 is $150 off. 

Because if you need a powerful laptop, the MacBook Pro 13 with M2 chip is $1149 at Best Buy.With its fast M2 chip, 8GB of memory and 256GB SSD fits the bill nicely. It offers up to 20 hours battery life and yet, at 13" it's ridiculously portable. Plus, with MacOSX, it'll be a breeze to use.

However, that's not the only deal on offer. There are several Black Friday MacBook deals that are still running, offering even bigger savings. You can save a massive $400 on a MacBook Pro 14" M1 laptop, if you're prepared to pay for more power.

Alternatively, if you don't need a powerhouse, and just want a laptop for university or project work, check out the best laptops for students.

MacBook Pro 13-inch (256GB) - was $1299, now $1149 at Best Buy

MacBook Pro 13-inch (256GB) - was $1299, <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6509652&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmacbook-pro-13-3-laptop-apple-m2-chip-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-latest-model-space-gray%2F6509652.p%3FskuId%3D6509652&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">now $1149 at Best Buy

Save $150: This 13" MacBook Pro design sports a powerful M2 chip, making it a great buy for anyone wanting a powerful yet portable laptop.

MacBook Pro 14-inch (512GB) - was $1999, now $1599 at Best Buy

MacBook Pro 14-inch (512GB) - was $1999, <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6450853&intl=nosplash&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmacbook-pro-14-laptop-apple-m1-pro-chip-16gb-memory-512gb-ssd-latest-model-space-gray%2F6450853.p%3FskuId%3D6450853%26intl%3Dnosplash&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">now $1599 at Best Buy

Save $400: Apple’s latest MacBook Pro model features a super-powerful M1 chip and a top-quality display that's hard to beat.

MacBook Pro 14-inch (1TB) - was $2499, now $2099 at Best Buy

MacBook Pro 14-inch (1TB) - was $2499, <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6450854&intl=nosplash&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmacbook-pro-14-laptop-apple-m1-pro-chip-16gb-memory-1tb-ssd-latest-model-space-gray%2F6450854.p%3FskuId%3D6450854%26intl%3Dnosplash&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">now $2099 at Best Buy

Save $400: If you're working with hefty files or keep all your work with you, you'll appreciate this 1TB MacBook Pro's extra space.

MacBook Pro 16-inch (512GB) - was $2699, now $2199 at Best Buy

MacBook Pro 16-inch (512GB) - was $2699, <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6450859&intl=nosplash&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmacbook-pro-16-laptop-apple-m1-pro-chip-16gb-memory-1tb-ssd-latest-model-space-gray%2F6450859.p%3FskuId%3D6450859%26intl%3Dnosplash&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">now $2199 at Best Buy

Save $500: This MacBook Pro 16-inch is every bit as powerful as its other M1 siblings but the bigger screen makes it ideal for video or photo editing.

The MacBook Pro has long been Apple's flagship laptop, offering power, portability and use of use, all in one sleek bundle. The M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are Apple's effort to ensure it stays cutting edge and if you're a coder or someone who needs a real workhouse, they're fantastic machines.

Whether you go for the M2 or M1 laptops depends on how much power you actually need. We reviewed the MacBook Pro 16 inch M1 shortly after it came out and were extremely impressed, describing as a programming powerhouse. It all comes down to how much you want to spend on your laptop and to what extent you want to future-proof it. 

The M1 is a more powerful chip but, correspondingly, the M1 MacBooks are pricier. If you're after general coding and programming the M2 still shouldn't let you down. All of these displays are suitably sharp, though the M1, with its Pro Display XDR (compared to the M2's Retina display) has a noticeable edge.

Whatever you choose, we'd advise you snap one of these up right now. With Black Friday over and Cyber Monday right here, these deals could be gone any minute. As a sweetener, these come with 3 free months of Apple TV, 3 free months of Apple Cloud and 4 free months of Apple Music.

If you have your heart set on an Apple but don't quite need this much power, if you're a student for example, check out our guide to the best MacBooks for students.Or if you're just after a general student-friendly laptop, take a look at our guide to the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday laptop deals.

Chris is a freelance journalist who, aside from covering games and gaming-related tech, has a taste for horror, sci-fi and the post-apocalyptic. As well as Live Science, you can find his work at Space.com, The Escapist, GameSpew (where he’s the morning news writer) and more. You can follow him on Twitter @MarmaladeBus.