The Best MacBook Deals 2018 – $300 Off 15-inch MacBook Pro
Now that we are finally done with the Apple fall 2018 event, there are some fresh new MacBooks available in the market. With the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pros out on the shelves, retailers are scrambling to rid themselves of their Apple gear backlog to make some space for the new additions in the Apple family. Also, it’s Cyber Monday season and it usually brings with it the best MacBook deals of the year and promotes some healthy competition between Apple resellers. It’s a tremendous opportunity for all tight pocketed users (like us) to get our hands on some expensive Apple merch while staying under our budget.
So, let’s go through the entire Mac family of laptops and find the most lucrative offers!
12″ MacBook discounts
We’ll start off with the 12″ MacBooks. This 2017 model sports a 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD and it got treated to a small discount, putting it at $1,199 (previously $1,299.99).
If the classic 256GB SSD doesn’t cut it for you, check out this 512GB model, housing a 1.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM for $1,298.00. There are big savings on this one and you are receiving a cut down of about $300 here. Not a bad deal to be honest! If you don’t mind buying the older discontinued model, then 2016 MacBook with 512GB SSD, Intel Core m5 and 8GB RAM is available for $1,117.70 on Amazon which is $480 less than its regular price.
MacBook Air discounts
Now, I know that I mentioned that this season is for resellers to clear out their old gear. However, it is surprising to see that Amazon has just put up Apple’s most recent 2018 MacBook Air on sale. Yeap, you know which one I am talking about. The beautiful MacBook Air with the dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory. For SSD you have the option to go with either the standard 128GB or the 256GB, but whichever you choose, you save an entire 100 bucks. Priced for $1,099 and $1,299 respectively, the deal is available on all three of its stunning colors.
The price of the 2017 MacBook Air remained unchanged till October, but it seems like we are going to see huge price cuts on it this Cyber Monday and holiday season. There is a 2017 model with 256GB SSD that’s currently $170 cheaper on Amazon ($1,026 down from $1,199.00). Don’t worry, you can get a cheaper 2017 MacBook Air as well if your pocket isn’t allowing it. This one houses a smaller 128GB SSD, 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core processor and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000 for just $919 (reduced from its list price i.e $999).
If you are up for some old-school 2015 MacBooks, there are some great deals at Amazon. A little pre-holiday treat for all Mac lovers with a modest wallet. This model of MacBook Air hosts a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics 6000 and a solid 12 Hours of Battery backup. Available in two storage configurations 128GB and 256GB for $867 (reduced from $999 ) and $949 (reduced from $1,199 ) respectively.
There is also an 11″ MacBook Air model if you want smallest and most portable MacBook ever. It comes with a 1.6GHz i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, and it got discounted 13% down to $784.95 (from its original price of $899.00). Well, if you’re interested in buying it refurbished, then you can get it for just $319.59 from Walmart.
MacBook Pro 13″ discounts
The best MacBook deals came from the MacBook Pro line of products. Here are the most notable ones:
The starter MacBook Pro 13″ model from Amazon now displays its price at $1,199.99 (down from $1,299.99) and on Best Buy it’s even cheaper at just $1,149.99. The model is modest, stocking a 7th-gen 2.3 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Looking for more storage space? For $1,399.99 (down from $1,499.99) you can get the same model with 256GB of SSD space.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can experiment a little with its configurations too. Find a more recent version (mid-2018) of MacBook Pro 13 with a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor and various storage and RAM configs, each giving you a certain discount. Get an i5 quad-core, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM version on Amazon for $1,849.00, saving yourself $150. The same model with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD can be found for $2,299 at B&H, originally priced for $2,499. If you are a more advanced user who needs mass storage for illustrating or just have a large chunk of data to store, find the latest (mid-2018) MacBook Pro 13″ model with 1TB SSD, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, and 16GB of RAM for $2,699. Originally priced for $2,899, saving you $200.
Here are a few other alternatives you can go for, bargaining with of all kinds of specs. A 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core model with 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM and 512GB SSD is saving you $150 and is up for $2,049. For those who need more storage, a model with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD saves you $200 for $2,399.
For some more affordable alternatives, there are some 2017 MacBook 13 models that are giving you huge discounts. For instance, you save a whole $400 on this model of MacBook 13, priced for $1,399. It comes with a 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core processor, an 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD. For a bigger more better processor, take a look at this model with saving you the same money and priced for $1,899. It hosts a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.
The same model with a bigger 512 GB SSD is saving you even more and is down a whopping $550 to $1,949.
You can play around with the configurations a bit too to find which one floats your boat. B&H, Best Buy and Amazon are offering some pretty appealing deals on MacBook Pros no matter which model or configuration you go with.
MacBook Pro 15″ discounts
If it’s the 15″ MacBook Pros that interest you, don’t worry – the 15″family also got some good discounts! Let’s begin with the deals on some older MacBook Pro 15″ deals first. They are discontinued but are very capable machines, and the best thing, they are on gigantic discounts right now.
The mid-2017 MacBook Pro 15″ with 2.8GHz i7 quad-core processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 555 GPU is up for sale for $1,899 at B&H (down from $2,399.99)
For power users, the mid-2017 MacBook Pro 15 with more powerful 2.9GHz i7 processor is also available at a discounted price right now. You can get it with 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and more powerful AMD Radeon Pro 560 GPU for $2,149.00 at B&H (down from $2,799.00).
There is a plethora of discounts on Amazon, Best Buy and B&H for each and every MacBook configuration you can think of. Even the latest mid-2018 MacBook Pros are on discount! It is almost unbelievable to get your hands on any latest Apple gear and saving yourself this much money. You can spruce up the specs however you want and find the one that clicks the best with your very specific needs but for the basic users, I am going to pick out some of the best packages.
The latest (mid-2018) MacBook Pro 15″ model with a six-core Intel Core i7 2.6GHz processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD is available for $2,499.00 at Amazon where you save $300. You can also frisk with the dedicated Graphic cards on the 15″ models. There is AMD Radeon Pro 555X which comes standard on all the 15″ models and there’s an option to opt for more powerful AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPUs. Although, they are not available with all configurations of storage, RAM and processors, but I can point out some good combos. For instance, you get the AMD Radeon Pro 555X chip with an Intel i7 6-core 2.6GHz, 256GB SSD and 16GB RAM for $2,149 from Amazon, saving you $250. The Radeon Pro 560X variant is also available at a same $250 discount from Best Buy. You can get the MacBook Pro 15 with 2.6GHz six-core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB of SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 560X at
$2,799.99 $2,549.99 from Best Buy.
However, if you shuffle around a bit with the configurations drop down, you’ll also find a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9 Six-Core MacBook Pro with a 32GB of 2400 MHz RAM, a 512GB SSD and again an AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPU. This one saves you $250 and comes with a price tag of $3,249 from B&H. You can find variations with the GPUs as well, but you just won’t be getting much savings or none at all. So, if you are ferreting for discounts, you shouldn’t sway away from the AMD Radeon Pro 560X.
A lot of these deals are ending in a couple of days so you might want to jump at them while you still can. But don’t worry, we’ll still be bringing to you the latest and the greatest MacBook deals of 2018 out there till the wave of sales last.
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