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Best Prime Day MacBook deals 2021: MacBook Pro and Air on sale

Prime Day MacBook Deals 2021
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Time is running out for you to find a Prime Day MacBook deals. As we edge ever closer to the end of Prime Day — the deals stop at 11:59 p.m. PT tonight (June 22) — some deals have already run their course, but there are still savings to be found.

Currently, you can still get as much as $200 off some of the latest (and truly greatest) MacBooks, powered by Apple's shiny new M1 chip. The MacBook Pros have seen the steepest cuts, while the new MacBook Air has seen a more modest price drop.

Apple is also offering better sales for its refurbished M1 MacBook Airs. Both MacBooks make our list of the best laptops, so you can't go wrong with either one. But don't wait too long, or else you'll miss out on the very best price for a new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. 

Best Prime Day MacBook deals right now

Prime Day MacBook deals — MacBook Air

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MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new MacBook Air offers fantastic performance, thanks to its new M1 chip. And the battery life just can't be beat; this machine lasted 14 hours on our web surfing battery test. The 512GB model is $100 off (opens in new tab)

Prime Day MacBook deals — MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new MacBook Pro with Apple's M1 chip delivers performance that runs circles around Windows laptops, and you get a brighter display than the MacBook Air and beefier 8-core graphics. Plus, this system lasted more than 16 hours in our battery test. Need more storage? The 512GB model is $199 off (opens in new tab) at Amazon.

MacBook Pro 13 (Intel/2020/1TB): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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If you don't mind an Intel CPU, this MacBook Pro model is pretty stacked, with an 8th-generation Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, four Thunderbolt ports and a whopping 1TB SSD. This model is $200 off its normal price and one of the better Prime Day MacBook discounts. 

Prime Day MacBook deals — MacBook Pro 16"

Apple MacBook Pro 16" (2019): was $2,399 now $2,249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Power users should consider this 16-inch MacBook Pro, which packs an Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and Intel Iris graphics. This model also comes with a Touch Bar and Touch ID, and a Retina Display with True Tone technology. It's one of the best MacBook deals for power hungry users. This deal has been fluctuating, and rising in price, so you may want to buy now to avoid paying full price.

Apple MacBook Pro 16" (2019): was $2,799, now $2,547 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
An even beefier version of the model listed above, this MBP has an Intel Core i9 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M Graphics with GDDR6 memory. And just like the above deal, this used to be a $50 lower during the start of Prime Day, so supplies could run out before Prime Day ends. 

Prime Day MacBook deals — Refurbished MacBooks

Refurbished MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $849 @ Apple (opens in new tab)
Yes, we know, nobody wants a refurbished laptop. But nobody does refurbished laptops like Apple. These thoroughly cleaned and tested MacBook Airs are $200 cheaper than Amazon's best prices.

How to find the best MacBook deals

Amazon and Best Buy (opens in new tab) tend to offer the best MacBook deals. The MacBook Air M1 and the MacBook Pro M1 usually go on sale for $50 to $150 off. However, we've noticed that Amazon offers slightly better MacBook sales that its competitors. For instance, the new M1 MacBook Air has dropped to $899 a few times at Amazon, whereas Best Buy has yet to offer it at this price. Walmart, on the other hand has taken $50 off the M1 MacBook Air as part of its Deals for Days promotion.

If you're looking for deals on previous-gen MacBooks, B&H Photo is a good place to start, particularly because they usually have stock of the older MacBooks. However, keep in mind that the new MacBook Air M1 is the better bargain (especially if it's on sale). That said, B&H Photo has a number of the Intel-powered MacBook Airs on sale right now (opens in new tab)

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Mark Spoonauer is the global editor in chief of Tom's Guide and has covered technology for over 20 years. In addition to overseeing the direction of Tom's Guide, Mark specializes in covering all things mobile, having reviewed dozens of smartphones and other gadgets. He has spoken at key industry events and appears regularly on TV to discuss the latest trends, including Cheddar, Fox Business and other outlets. Mark was previously editor in chief of Laptop Mag, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Follow him on Twitter at @mspoonauer.