Best Apple MacBook deals for 2019: $200 off this year’s Air and Pro – CNET


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There are an awful lot of deals on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro right now. B&H Photo is selling the 2019 MacBook Air for $900 — that’s the model that was just released just July — and the step-up 256GB version for $1,100. And the retailer has also removed $200 from the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which now starts at $1,100. (The 256GB version is $220 off — selling for $1,279.)

And Amazon is getting back into the game, with a $209 discount on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. It now starts at $2,190. 

The 2018 MacBook Air deals appear to be gone for now, with that particular model out of stock in most stores. That noted, we continue to see what looks like a compelling deal on the previous MacBook Air model for $700. But it’s actually the previous, previous model — from 2017. Don’t buy it. Spend $200 more on the most recent one from July

Apple is still throwing in a free year of its forthcoming Apple TV Plus service with every purchase of a MacBook Air, regardless of where you buy it. And note that this deal also extends to any new or refurbished iPhoneiPadApple TVMac or iPod Touch.

MacBook Air discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
MacBook Air 2019 (128GB SSD) $1,100 $900 $800
MacBook Air 2019 (256GB SSD) $1,300 $1,100 $1,000
13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (128GB SSD) $1,300 $1,100 $1,100
13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (256GB SSD) $1,500 $1,279 $1,279
16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (128GB SSD) $2,399 $2,190 $2,190

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B&H Photo has also trimmed $200 off the price of the 128GB version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro released earlier this year. But the better deal is on the 256GB model, which features a $230 discount that brings it down to $1,279 — the all-time lowest price we’ve seen on this laptop.

Read our 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro preview.

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As Apple’s greatest-hits compilation of MacBook features, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro features a bigger screen, with a higher resolution; upgrades to processor, GPU, RAM and storage options; and a much-improved keyboard. Amazon is currently offering the biggest discount we’ve seen to date.

Read our 16-inch MacBook Pro review.


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Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new sale prices.



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