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Black Friday MacBook deals — best sales right now

Black Friday MacBook deals
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Black Friday is here and MacBook Air deals have been continuously dropping. All Apple products are popular purchases during this time of year, and particularly since Apple's revised MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models were launched with its new M1 chip.

The deals haven't been as bountiful this year as initially expected. Nevertheless, there are some excellent savings below worth considering — and with stock shortages expected to cause availability issues this year, we recommend taking advantage of the savings while you can. During our reporting of MacBook Air deals, we've found stock going in and out constantly. For that reason, be vigilant. If one retailer shows it's out of stock, be sure to check others. We've linked a few of the same model below just for that reason. 

Top 5 Black Friday MacBook deals today

Black Friday MacBook deals — best sales right now

MacBook Air deals

MacBook Air 13.3" (Intel/2020/256GB): was $999 now $829 @ B&H

MacBook Air 13.3" (Intel/2020/256GB): was $999 now $829 @ B&H
It may not be on the newest model available but this is one of the cheapest MacBook Black Friday deals we've seen this year. For a limited time, B&H is offering an early 2020 MacBook Air for $829. This configuration sports an Intel 10th Gen i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics, 256GB SSD for storage, and a still very impressive 13.3-inch Retina IPS display. 

MacBook Air (M1) 256GB: was $999 now $849 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air (M1) 256GB: was $999 now $849 @ Best Buy
The MacBook Air with M1 has been a hot ticket item this Black Friday. It continually goes in and out of stock at other retailers. Right now, Best Buy has it for $150 off its base price. The M1 processor inside this laptop is a beast, plus it gets 14-hours of battery life in our tests. This is not the absolute lowest we've seen this laptop at, but it's pretty close. 

MacBook Air (M1) 256GB: was $999 now $849 @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M1) 256GB: was $999 now $849 @ Amazon
Check stock: The M1 MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its Apple Silicon. The M1 CPU also helped the MacBook Air reach over 14 hours on our battery test. For a limited time, Amazon has it on sale for $849, which is near its cheapest price ever. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

This item continually comes in and out of stock, so check back!

MacBook Pro deals

MacBook Pro 13-inch (Intel 8th Gen/2020/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,149 @ B&H

MacBook Pro 13-inch (Intel 8th Gen/2020/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,149 @ B&H
This mid-2020 MacBook Pro doesn't come with Apple's impressive M1 chip, but it does still have a plenty powerful Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) processor under the hood. Plus, 8GB of RAM, Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics and a 13.3-inch Retina display and a 512GB SSD for storage. 

was $1,299 now $1,199 @ B&H

MacBook Pro M1 13-inch: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ B&H
The MacBook Pro M1 delivers stunning performance via Apple's silicon and more than 16 hours of battery life. Add in a sharp and bright Retina display and a comfy keyboard and you have a great Black Friday deal that will go fast. 

MacBook Pro 13 (Intel 10th Gen/2020/512GB): was $1,799 now $1,299 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 13 (Intel 10th Gen/2020/512GB): was $1,799 now $1,299 @ Best Buy
This 13-inch MacBook Pro features an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645. It's a massive $500 off its normal price. We very rarely see even last generation MacBooks get this level of discount, it's easily one of the best early Black Friday MacBook deals we've seen so far this year. 

MacBook Pro 14" (2021): $1,999 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 14" (2021): $1,999 @ Best Buy
The brand-new MacBook Pro 14-inch isn't even a month old but last week it was $50 off at Amazon. It's now returned to full price but could drop once again in the coming days. This latest MacBook offers game-changing performance thanks to the M1 Pro chip and a larger array of ports. The 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display is also gorgeous.

MacBook Pro (M1/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,349 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro (M1/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,349 @ Amazon
Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip delivers a huge performance boost over previous models (and rival Windows laptops) plus a battery that lasted for more than 16 hours in our tests. This 512GB model also gives you plenty of storage space.

MacBook Pro 16" (M1 Pro/512GB): $2,499 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 16" (M1 Pro/512GB): $2,499 @ Amazon
Save $100: The 16-inch MacBook Pro sports Apple's new M1 Pro CPU. It features 10 core and a 16-core GPU. It also features a 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with 3456 x 2244 resolution. Others specs include 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You also get three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, and a MagSafe 3 port. This model can be configured with an even more powerful M1 Max CPU (from $3,499), which features a 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU.

MacBook accessory deals

USB C Hub: was $29 now $24 @ Amazon

USB C Hub: was $29 now $24 @ Amazon
MacBooks are fantastic devices but there's no denying recent models are pretty stingy with ports. While the 2021 model is taking steps to remedy this issue, if you have configuration from the previous few years this USB C Hub is a must-have accessory. It adds two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card reader and even replaces the USB C port it's plugged into as well. 

Syntech USB C to USB A Adapter: was $18 now $6 @ Amazon

Syntech USB C to USB A Adapter: was $18 now $6 @ Amazon
Some MacBooks released over the last few years come with only a pair of USB C ports, so it's worth having a couple of USB adapters handy in case you want to use a third-party accessory that doesn't offer a USB C connection. This dual pack of adapters is currently 63% off at Amazon. 

Bluetooth Mouse: was $16 now $14 @ Amazon

Bluetooth Mouse: was $16 now $14 @ Amazon
If you don't fancy using a trackpad for navigating your MacBook this third-party Bluetooth Mouse is a cheap accessory that's extremely handy to have. It's also rechargeable and sports an attractive ultrathin design. 

Black Friday MacBook Air deals — What to look out for

The more affordable MacBook Air boasts a 13.3-inch Retina Display, up to a four-core Intel Core i7 processor, as much as 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage. It may lack some Pro features like an OLED Touch Bar, but it’s extremely portable and starts from just $999. 

MacBook Air models have been regularly available with a $150 dollar discount throughout the year and should get even bigger savings now. Last year MacBook Air models were up to $300 off, and there’s no reason to think we won’t see similar discounts. 

The MacBook Pro is Apple’s most powerful laptop and comes in two sizes. There’s the ultraportable 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the larger 16-inch MacBook Pro, both are expected to receive discounts this Black Friday. 

Made for portability, the 13-inch MacBook Pro boasts a 13-inch Retina display. It can be configured with Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, as much as 16GB of memory and up to 2TB of SSD storage. Outfitted with Intel Iris Graphics and Touch Bar, it's an extremely capable laptop.

Rory is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.