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Best Prime Day MacBook deals 2021: What to expect

Prime Day 2021 MacBook Deals

Prime Day 2021 starts tomorrow, as the Prime Day 2021 dates are set for Monday, June 21, and Tuesday, June 22. That means a plethora of Prime Day deals are coming down the pipe very soon (many are already here for Prime Day weekend, so you don’t even have to wait if you don’t want to). In particular, we’re looking forward to some great Prime Day MacBook deals to entice shoppers who are on the hunt for a new Mac machine. If that’s you, we can offer some insight into what to expect from this year’s Prime Day MacBook sales based on what was available last year, and we’ll also give you some advice as to whether it’s a smart move to buy a new MacBook now or to hold out for Black Friday.

Today’s best Prime Day MacBook deals

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If your work has an emphasis on graphics (like game developing or film-making) then you can't go wrong with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. It features a 16‑core GPU for quick rendering. more
Packing the latest M1 CPU, this 13-inch MacBook Pro is an incredibly capable machine that will handle your work and daily needs for years to come. more
The 12-inch MacBook was recently discontinued, and this might be your last chance to score one for this cheap before it's gone for good. more
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. more
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. more
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. more
The latest MacBook Pro is usually the priciest laptop in Apple's stable, but this 2017 model won't feel too long in the tooth in 2021 (and this refurbished deal lets you score it for much less). more
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro is here. It's not a huge discount, but if you planned to pre-order it anyway, it never hurts to save a little cash. more
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What Prime Day MacBook deals to expect

When shopping the Prime Day MacBook sales, it helps to be up to speed with the models available. The current lineup includes the MacBook Pro 13-inch and MacBook Air 13-inch, as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the standard 12-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro being officially discontinued as of now.

It seems very likely that we’ll see discounts on all three of today’s models, with the deepest discounts likely to come for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Pricewise, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive model, so markdowns will probably reflect that, but bear in mind that the MacBook Air is the most affordable of the bunch.

What Prime Day MacBook deals we saw last year

Last year’s event was pretty good when it came to Prime Day MacBook deals. We saw $150 off the base MacBook Air, bringing it down to just $849, while more expensive models also had $100 to $200 slashed off the price. There were similar cuts for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro even saw markdowns of up to $300 on select models.

Amazon also cut the price on some of its professionally renewed MacBook Airs for those users who were on a tighter budget or simply looking for a MacOS machine for even less.

Should you buy a MacBook on Prime Day?

Prime Day is a great time to buy a MacBook. The Prime Day MacBook sales are almost always pretty good, with some great savings that offer shoppers a perfect opportunity to get a laptop with upgraded specs for less.

Before diving in, it’s worth checking out our guide to the best MacBooks so you know which of the three systems will suit your needs the best. It’s also a smart move to set a budget ahead of time. The MacBook Air starts at $999, but it’s possible to spend thousands of dollars if you go for something like the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Don’t get lured into spending more than you can afford, even if the countdown timer is ticking on those Prime Day MacBook deals.

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