The best Presidents Day MacBook sales and deals for 2021

The 2021 Presidents Day MacBook sales have arrived, offering bargain-hungry techies perhaps the last big chance to shop and save on all sorts of tech before warmer weather arrives (bringing spring sales with it). Sales like this are a particularly good time to grab pricey stuff like laptops on the cheap, and if you’re an Apple head who’s specifically looking for some Presidents Day MacBook deals, you’re in luck. Discounts on these MacOS laptops can be hard to track down outside of these seasonal blowouts, but to give you a head-start over other shoppers, we’ve already picked out all the best MacBook offerings from this year’s Presidents Day sales right here:

Best Presidents Day MacBook sales 2021

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (Core i5, 8GB Memory, 512B SSD, 2019)

$1,279 $1,499
This laptop is perfect for working on the go, with its superb build quality, great software and impressive specs. It's thin and light, yet strong and sturdy too.
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New Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch display, Core i9 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage)

$2,499 $2,799
If your work has an emphasis on graphics (like game developing or film-making) then you can't go wrong with this 16-inch MacBook Pro. It features AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics for quicker rendering.
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Apple MacBook Pro (Latest M1 Model, 2020)

$1,199 $1,299
Released just last year, this is Apple's latest MacBook Pro. It comes with the new M1 chip, giving this laptop superb performance and unrivalled battery life.
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Apple MacBook Air (M1 Model, 2020)

$950 $999
Just released late last year, the new Apple M1 MacBook Air has better battery life, performance, and is more secure than the older and other MacBook Air models with Intel processors.
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MacBook Air (Core i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$850 $950
This MacBook Air is ideal as a starter Mac. With a thin and light design, and top-notch ease of use. Its thin and light design is great for traveling, too.
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage)

$1,750 $1,999
Need a ton of storage in a portable package? Look at this 13-inch MacBook Pro: You'll get all the space you need with a 1TB SSD and a solid workhorse of a quad-core, eighth-gen, Core i5 processor.
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13.3-inch Apple MacBook Air (Amazon Renewed)

$399 $470
If you don't mind using a pre-owned Apple product then you can snag this Apple MacBook Air for a steal and it should work and look like new.
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13-Inch MacBook Pro w/Touch Bar, Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD (2019, Renewed)

$823 $869
Looking for one of the latest MacBook Pros but don't want to spend more than a grand? This 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro is Amazon Renewed in mint condition and packs great hardware for an everyday laptop.
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New Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage)

$2,199 $2,399
Treat yourself to a MacBook Pro with a brilliant 16-inch Retina display and a powerhouse of a processor which happens to be a six-core, ninth-generation Intel Core i7.
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MacBook Air 13-inch (Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$905 $999
Looking for an entry-level MacBook? This MacBook Air is the ideal starting point, with its fantastic build quality and top-notch ease of use. Its thin and light design is great for traveling, too.
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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,150 $1,250
It doesn't have the biggest screen, but it more than makes up for it with a spacious 512GB of SSD storage and 8GB of RAM. With 11 hours of battery life, you'll have plenty of time to work or play.
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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage)

$1,350 $1,499
The gorgeous new MacBook Pro boasts Apple's new M1 CPU, a brilliant retina display, Touch ID for added security, and the productivity-boosting Touch Bar.
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2015, Amazon Renewed)

$589 $632
Need a bit more storage and RAM? You can still get an Apple MacBook Pro at a budget price and you'll still get 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
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Apple MacBook Pro (M1 CPU 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Apple Refurbished)

$1,099 $1,299
This deal on a like new, Apple-refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro is too good to pass up. With a beautiful screen and incredible new M1 CPU, this is the best high-end Mac in years.
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Apple MacBook Pro (2017, Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Renewed)

$632 $675
If you want a beefy MacBook Pro but you're on a budget, this like new Amazon Renewed model from 2017 still packs recent hardware that won't feel too sluggish in 2020.
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Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Amazon Renewed)

$1,749 $2,199
The new MacBook Pro is pricey to be sure, but buying this mint condition Renewed unit from Amazon is a great way to stack up the savings on Apple's premium 16-inch laptop.
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New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 10th gen Core i5 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,600 $1,799
Score one of the latest and greatest 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops with a Touch Bar and great modern hardware for a nice discount. With specs like these, this MacBook will last you for years to come.
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch w/Touch Bar (Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$1,200 $1,250
It may not have the latest M1 chip, but for the price, this 13-inch MacBook Pro is an incredibly capable machine that will handle your work and daily needs for years to come.

Should you buy a MacBook on Presidents Day?

Nothing’s certain and you can always get lucky, but these Presidents Day MacBook sales are likely to be your last chance to score an Apple laptop at a nice discount until Easter and other spring/early summer seasonal sales arrive. Presidents Day is one of the last major holidays before Easter, after all, and while MacBook deals do pop up year-round, you shouldn’t bet on that happening if you need a new computer now (or know you’ll need one soon).

Since Presidents Day is one of the few big holidays in the first quarter of the year, our recommendation is not to sleep on it. We don’t expect to see bargains as good as these Presidents Day MacBook deals until Easter in April or Memorial Day in May. If you see a MacBook you like at a worthy discount that brings it down to your budget, jump on it — just do some quick comparison shopping before you hit that “add to cart” button to make sure you’re actually getting a good deal.

How to choose a MacBook on Presidents Day

Apple has trimmed down its MacBook lineup in recent years, apparently eliminating the standard 12-inch MacBook altogether. That now leaves two models: The MacBook Air, which is the cheapest entry point into the MacOS laptop ecosystem, and the more premium MacBook Pro. Note, however, that the MacBook Pro is available in two sizes — 13 inches and 16 inches (which has replaced the last-gen 15-inch Pro) — and spans a wider range of price brackets and hardware capabilities than the more basic MacBook Air.

When shopping the many online Presidents Day MacBook sales, the choice between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is fairly straightforward. Most users who just want a solid MacOS laptop will be happy with the MacBook Air, while those with more specific needs, such as tech professionals, video editors and creatives, might be more willing to pay for the more powerful hardware of the MacBook Pro line. That’s not to say that the MacBook Air is weak by any means, just that the Pro models offer beefier CPU options, increased RAM, larger SSDs, and discrete graphics cards.

Speaking of hardware, Apple rolled out its own new CPU, the M1 chip, last year, and refreshed both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines with this new processor. The M1 CPU is, in a word, incredible. But because it’s still pretty new, MacBooks with this processor are more expensive. The flip-side of that is that 2021 is perhaps the best year to shop for Presidents Day MacBook deals on last-gen models (including ones released in early 2020) that are sporting the older Intel Core CPUs. These are still highly capable machines and might be a better value for you depending on your needs and whether you can find one at a worthy discount.

If you’re willing to go a with a slightly older model to save even more, then you might get lucky and find some Presidents Day MacBook deals on recently discontinued models like the 12-inch MacBook, the 2019 MacBook Air, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro, as there is still some new old stock floating around. This inventory is scarce and sells out quickly, though, so you’ll have to move fast if you want to snatch one up.

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