During the period between Black Friday and the December holidays, we saw frequent discounts on the newestand the newest — . Since then, the deals have been scarce — and usually only $100 or so off what you’d pay at the Apple Store.
At the moment, however, Amazon and Best Buy are both offering $200 off the entry-level MacBook Air. Actually, Amazon’s price — $899 — is better by $1. That makes this an ideal moment to buy a great laptop with Apple’s beautiful Retina display, USB Type-C ports and Touch ID.
The step-up model, with 256GB of storage, is also on sale at for $1,099 — that’s $200 lower than the list price.
There are also good deals available for the MacBook Pro. Walmart is currently offering $120 off the entry-level 13-inch model, now starting at $1,179. And Amazon’s prices are worth a look: $100 off the 256GB model and $200 off a higher-end configuration with an Intel Core 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB of storage.
Finally, if you’re in the market for the new entry-level configuration. It now starts at $2,189 — which matches the Black Friday low., Amazon is offering a $210 discount on the
One note of caution: Amazon and others continue to offer what looks like a compelling deal on the previous MacBook Air model for $750. But it’s actually the previous, previous model — from 2017. Don’t buy it. Spend $150 more on the most recent one from July.
MacBook discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD)||$1,100||$899||$800|
|MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD)||$1,300||$1,099||$1,000|
|13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (128GB SSD)||$1,300||$1,179||$1,100|
|16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (128GB SSD)||$2,399||$2,189||$2,189|
Originally published last year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.
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