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Best MacBook deals: Get an Air for $750 and save on M3 MacBook Pro

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If you’re looking for great laptop deals, you’ve almost certainly considered buying a MacBook. The MacOS running systems typically offer fantastic battery life, exceptional performance, and a level of quality that lasts for many years. They’re far from cheap though with many Apple deals still proving costly. A worthy investment either way, we’ve picked out some of the best MacBook deals around at the moment. We’ve focused solely on Apple silicon chips as previous Intel-based models are too dated these days. The M1 chip continues to perform very well for the price but we’ve also looked at the newer M2 chip and the latest M3 which is still seeing some discounts despite being so new. Read on while we take you through your options.

Best MacBook Air (M1) deals

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The Apple MacBook Air (M1) started a seismic shift for Apple being the first of its Airs to have an Apple-based processor. We took a look at the differences between the M2 and M1 and the M1 is still looking pretty great. It’s also a touch nearer to affordable than anything else here. Fast yet fanless so it’s silent to use, you gain an 18-hour battery life, a gorgeous looking 13.3-inch Retina display along with all the effortless style you’d expect from an Apple device. These laptops are best for students or those who want something stylish yet reasonably powerful to use on the move. Nowadays, deals are becoming a little harder to come by unless you’re willing to consider a refurbished/renewed model.

  • Apple MacBook Air M1 8GB RAM/256GB SSD —
  • Apple MacBook Air M1 8GB RAM/512GB SSD (refurbished) —

Best MacBook Air (M2) deals

The screen of the MacBook Air M2.
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The MacBook Air (M2) shook things up a little by offering two different sizes — the 13.6-inch screen option and a 15-inch one. The latter features in our look at the best MacBooks. In all cases, you get the M2 chip which is faster than the previous M1, a bigger screen, more brightness from the display, along with a better 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and a larger speaker sound system. It’s a good option if you don’t need the fastest of systems and you want more portability than the Pro M2 can provide.

  • Apple MacBook Air M2 13.6-inch 8GB RAM/256GB SSD —
  • Apple MacBook Air M2 15.3-inch 8GB RAM/256GB SSD —
  • Apple MacBook Air M2 13.6-inch 8GB RAM/512GB SSD —

Best MacBook Pro (M2) deals

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We’ve taken a deep dive into the differences between the MacBook Air M2 and the MacBook Pro M2. Essentially, the MacBook Pro models tend to have a more souped up and better performing M2 chip but the MacBook Air M2 can have a bigger screen. It’s worth directly comparing the two models you might be considering as there are different configurations around. Also, bear in mind that the MacBook Pro M2 is heavier but boasts a larger battery. It also has the older webcam standard compared to the Air’s 1080p model. Finally, the MacBook Pro M2 13-inch model is the only one that still has the divisive Touch Bar on the keyboard. Have a think what’s most important to you and take a look at the MacBook Pro M2 deals available right now.

  • Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch M2 8GB RAM/256GB SSD — (with My Best Buy)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch M2 Pro 16GB RAM/512GB SSD —
  • Apple MacBook Pro 16.2-inch M2 Pro 16GB RAM/512GB SSD —

Best MacBook Pro (M3) deals

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The latest MacBook Pro M3 range hasn’t seen many huge discounts just yet, thanks to being so new. Our MacBook Pro M3 buying guide offers plenty of insight into what’s best for which situation with many different models available. There are different screen sizes to choose from along with different CPUs too. What we’re getting at is you can spend a heck of a lot on a MacBook Pro M3 if you want, but these deals will help you save a little. If you’re keen to have a powerful laptop for video editing or similar high-end tasks, this is what you need.

  • Apple MacBook Pro M3 14.2-inch 8GB RAM/512GB SSD —
  • Apple MacBook Pro M3 Pro 16.2-inch 36GB RAM/512GB SSD —

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