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Cyber Monday Apple MacBook deals include $100 off MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models

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With Cyber Monday well underway, it's undoubtedly the best time of year to pick up a new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro at a decent discount. So far, we've seen discounts by as much as $100 to $150 off the latest models through retailers like Best Buy and BH Photo. 

It's worth noting that Apple now only sells MacBook laptops with the company's own M1 line of processors. The 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air run on the standard M1, while the newer 14-inch MacBook Pro runs on the M1 Pro, and the new 16-inch MacBook Pro runs on the M1 Max. 

There will surely be Intel-based MacBook deals out there, which have their place. However, Apple's M1 processor is so far ahead in terms of performance and price than Intel-based MacBooks that we're only recommending M1-based MacBooks at this point.

Keep this article bookmarked throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as we'll be updating it regularly with the latest MacBook deals all weekend long.

Best MacBook deals for Cyber Monday 2021

MacBook Air M1 (2020)

The MacBook Air is the least expensive laptop you can buy from Apple and yet it runs on the same M1 processor as the 13-inch MacBook Pro M1. That means it's equal in power to the 13-inch MacBook Pro for $200 less.

The main difference is that the 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with a built-in fan that's designed to better cool the M1 processor for intense workloads, especially for video or photo editing. The MacBook Pro also has a slightly better battery life. Otherwise, it's the Mac laptop that most people should opt for.

You can read our review of the MacBook Air M1 here. 

MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 (2020)

The MacBook Pro is barely thicker or heavier than the MacBook Air, and it comes with better battery life and a slightly brighter screen. The built-in fan will help for longer intensive workloads. Otherwise, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is very similar to the current MacBook Air, though there are some more powerful processor options available to it.

MacBook Pro 16-inch M1 (2021)

The largest and newest MacBook Pro takes things to the next level, increasing the amount of available ports with its new size as well as introducing a brand-new keyboard system. The laptop also introduces Apple's M1 Max processors for the most power possible within a MacBook. They're just $100 off at some retailers today.

Apple has replaced its 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring an Intel processor with a new model sporting its newest M1 Pro and Max silicon. With even more screen size than the 14-inch model, this version brings all of the same features but with additional resolution and longer battery life.

MacBook Cyber Monday FAQs

What MacBook deals did we see last year?

Last year, we saw the M1 MacBook Air go down to $899 from its usual $999 price. We also saw the M1 13-inch MacBook Pro get up to $150 off.

We saw deals for Intel-based MacBook laptops, since they were still around, and we can surmise that we'll see something similar for this year's M1-based MacBook Pro laptops. Last year, the 13-inch Intel-based MacBook Pro was between $150 to $230 off, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro had deals that took up to $300 off. 

When will MacBook deals start?

MacBook deals have already started, but we're expecting the best deals on Black Friday itself. The best deals may not stick around during the Thanksgiving weekend, but they could pick back up on Cyber Monday

Should I wait for Black Friday to buy MacBook products?

That's a tough one. MacBook laptops with deals can fly off the digital shelves very quickly considering their popularity, especially when the best deals hit on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

If you're looking for the best deals on a MacBook laptop, you'll likely have to be very active on Black Friday and Cyber Monday rather than casually perusing — keep this page open on your computer to get the latest on deals and when they're in stock. 

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