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Best Prime Day MacBook deals still available: Air, M1, M2, M3

Best Prime Day Deals
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Prime Day is in our rear window, but there are still some active deals in our headlights. There are still some Prime Day deals on a large variety of MacBook configurations, whether you’re going for a Macbook Pro or a MacBook Air. To that end, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite deals for you below, although if you’re willing to go outside the Apple ecosystem, these Prime Day laptop deals are worth checking out, too. On the other hand, if you want to expand your Apple ecosystem, then you may want to check out these iPad Prime Day deals, AirPods Prime Day deals or these Apple Prime Day deals as well.

Today’s best MacBook deals

An open MacBook Pro on a table.
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Amazon Prime Day has started, and it will run through July 16 and July 17 with MacBook deals. We’ve rounded our favorite picks below — you should know that these prices may go lower as the event goes on, but they could also sell out completely.

  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Air Intel Core i5 (8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD) – refurbished —
  • Apple MacBook Air 13 M1 (8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD) —
  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Air M2 (8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD) —
  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Air M3 (8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD) —
  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Air M2 (8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD) —
  • Apple 15-inch MacBook Air M3 (8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD) —
  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Air M3 (8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD) —
  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Air M3 (16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD) —
  • Apple 15-inch MacBook Air M3 (16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD) —

Is Prime Day a good time to buy a MacBook?

The only shopping event that can rival the savings that you can get from Prime Day MacBook deals would be Black Friday, which is still some months away. You should remember that there are Prime Day deals on MacBooks not just from Amazon, but also from other popular retailers like Best Buy and Walmart, so there won’t be any shortage in options.

How to choose a MacBook on Prime Day 2024

The MacBook Air on a table in front of a window.
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MacBooks are powerful laptops that have become even more efficient with the integration of Apple’s own silicon. The Apple MacBook Air M3 tops both of our lists on the best laptops and the best MacBooks, so it’s the model that you’ll want to buy if budget permits. However, you may want to consider going for the Apple MacBook Pro M3 Max if you need the extra performance boost for demanding tasks.

These two MacBooks aren’t the only ones worth buying though. Previous-generation models of the laptop remain decent machines by today’s standards, though it’s highly recommended that you go for those with the M1 chip or later because they’re a significant upgrade to the Intel processors that were previously used by MacBooks. These laptops are still in line for years of MacOS updates, but you’re going to want to buy the latest models that you can afford for as many years as possible.

MacBooks come in different configurations of two specifications — RAM and storage. You should know though, that while our guide on how much RAM do you need says 8GB is usually for entry-level laptops, a MacBook can already run pretty fast with this amount of RAM. As for storage, it’s recommended that you go for the larger option if you can afford it, but if you can’t, don’t worry because you can save space by uploading your files to any of the popular cloud storage services.

Certain MacBook models also come with screen size options, which will come down to personal preference. If you want portability from your laptop, you’re going to want to choose the smaller display size, but if you’ll be working on projects that will require you to pay extreme attention to details, a larger screen will help make sure that you don’t miss anything.

Last but not least, you may come across Prime Day MacBook deals for refurbished devices, which will let you enjoy even more savings with your purchase. It’s generally better to go for a brand new MacBook, but if you’re on a tight budget, a refurbished MacBook is fine — just read the terms and conditions to know what you’ll be getting, including whether there are any physical defects.

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