Best Buy is knocking $150 off new MacBook Pro M2 for back to school

MacBook Pro M2 shown on desk next to plants
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Students will be back in school in a matter of days. If you're still shopping for the right laptop for college, Best Buy has an epic back to school sale you can't miss. 

For a limited time, you can get the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 on sale for $1,149 at Best Buy. That's $150 off and the second-best price we've seen for this newly released MacBook Pro. (It was $200 off last month). It's also one of the best MacBook deals available today. 

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Best Buy
The new MacBook Pro sports a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560 x 1600), Apple's new M2 CPU w/ 10 core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 review, we said it delivers mind-blowing performance and an epic 18:20 battery life.

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
If you prefer to shop at Amazon, the e-comm giant is offering the same price/deal. 

In our MacBook Pro 13" M2 (2022) review, we called Apple's new laptop the most powerful baseline 13-inch MacBook Pro Apple has ever released. Although the new processor isn't as powerful as the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, it's a huge improvement over the original M1 chip

On Geekbench 5.4, which measures overall performance, the MacBook Pro 2022 scored 8,911 on the multicore portion of the test. This is well above the M1 MacBook Pro's 7,571 score on Geekbench 5.3. It also runs circles around the best Windows laptops, defeating notebooks like the Asus Zenbook 13 OLED (6,411) and Dell XPS 13 OLED (5,420) in the same performance test. However, the beastly M1 Pro-driven MacBook Pro 14-inch remains king with a 12,477 score. In terms of battery life, the new laptop lasted 18 hours and 20 minutes in our tests. 

There's no telling when this deal could expire, so get it while you can. If you do happen to miss it, check out our Best Buy coupon codes to see where else you can save. Also, be sure to check out our best Apple deals coverage for more sales on Apple kit. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.