Best Prime Day MacBook deals: Save big on MacBook Air and Pro now

Apple MacBooks Deals - Prime Day
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Prime Day will be done in a few hours, but the deals aren't gone yet. Amazon has big discounts on on all sorts of Apple laptops for Prime Day, with both new and old models getting sweet sales prices. And Amazon's not the only place to find MacBook bargains with BestBuy offering discounts to match.

These deals on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops are among the best we've seen all year, and they haven't sold out yet. If you want to score a new MacBook at a bargain price, you've only got a few hours left to do so.

Prime Day MacBook deals – best sales right now

Best Prime Day MacBook deals right now

MacBook Air 2020 (256GB): was $999 now $849 @ Amazon

MacBook Air 2020 (256GB): was $999 now $849 @ Amazon
The new MacBook Air sports a Core i3-1005G1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It also features Apple's new Magic Keyboard, which utilizes keys that actually feel great to type on. It's $100 off, plus another $50 discounted at checkout.

MacBook Air 2020 (512GB): was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Amazon

MacBook Air 2020 (512GB): was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Amazon
This MacBook Air config upgrades you to a Core i5 CPU and a 512GB SSD. In additional to the reduced price of $1,199 — one of the lowest prices we've seen for this MacBook Air — Amazon says it will take off another $49 at checkout.

MacBook Air 2020 (512GB): was $1,699 now $1,499 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 2020 (512GB): was $1,699 now $1,499 @ Best Buy

Get the little MacBook Air 2020 with big storage with the 512GB model at Best Buy, where it's selling for $200 off the regular price. It's the same svelte 13-inch Air we already love, but now with a half terabyte of SSD storage, and it's selling for just $1,499.

MacBook Pro 13.3" (2020): was $1,799 now $1,699 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 13.3" (2020): was $1,799 now $1,699 @ Amazon
Apple offers four configurations of its new 2020 MacBook Pro 13.3-inch laptop. There are two configs with 8th-gen CPUs and two configs with 10th-gen CPUs. This model is the base MacBook Pro with a 10th-gen CPU. It houses a 2GHz Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. 

Prime Day MacBook deals — MacBook Pro

Apple offers the MacBook Pro in two sizes, the ultraportable 13-inch MacBook Pro model, and a larger, more powerful 16-inch MacBook Pro, which Apple calls " the ultimate pro."

The 13-inch MacBook Pro has a 13.3 inch retina display, can be configured with up to a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of memory and as much as two terabytes of storage. With a Touch Bar and Touch ID, the Apple MacBook Pro is one of the most versatile laptops on the market.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro normally starts at $1,299 with a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. But with the coming sales event, we expect to see prices dip, and higher configurations to be available at better prices.

In addition to a larger screen, the 16-inch model boasts more capable hardware across the board, configurable with 8-core Intel Core i9 processors, up to 64 gigabytes of RAM, and a whopping 8 TB of storage.

And if you're still using a 15-in MacBook pro from years past, the 16-in packs that larger display into the same sleek 15-in profile. So the screen size has changed, but the standard MacBook pro dimensions have not, meaning it will work with whatever laptop bag, sleeve, or snap on case you've used with other 15-in MacBooks.

Prime Day MacBook deals — MacBook Air

Apple's cheapest MacBook is the 13-inch MacBook Air, a slim ultraportable that is also the most affordable member of the MacBook family. With a starting price of $999, it fares pretty well even when matched against the MacBook Pro. (See MacBook Air vs Pro: What's the best MacBook?

The MacBook Air is available only in a 13-inch size, with 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. The MacBook Air has Touch ID for secured signing on and authentication, but does not have the Touch Bar seen on the MacBook Pro — an omission some may see as a selling point.

Prime Day MacBook deals — Best Buy & Walmart

Amazon may get the spotlight on Prime Day, but other retailers are working hard to grab some of that attention for themselves.

Walmart will run its own major sales during the two days of Prime Day (called the Big Save event), and Best Buy has stepped up the sales competition by launching Black Friday sales in mid-October. For Apple products, Best Buy is another one of our go-to stores. These competing sales will go head-to-head against Amazon all through Prime Day. 

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Brian Westover

Brian Westover is currently Lead Analyst, PCs and Hardware at PCMag. Until recently, however, he was Senior Editor at Tom's Guide, where he led the site's TV coverage for several years, reviewing scores of sets and writing about everything from 8K to HDR to HDMI 2.1. He also put his computing knowledge to good use by reviewing many PCs and Mac devices, and also led our router and home networking coverage. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he wrote for TopTenReviews and PCMag.