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Best MacBook deals in July 2022

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New MacBook deals are arriving by the day. Now that Apple has unveiled its new M2-based machines, retailers are offering bigger discounts on Apple's previous-gen MacBooks. Plus, with back to school sales starting early, MacBook deals are on the rise. 

That said, if you spot a deal you like — our advice is to jump on it immediately because stock tends to run out fast. If you don't see the listed sale price, try checking different color models for hidden deals. (For more deals, make sure to follow our best Apple deals guide). Also, make sure to check out our guide on MacBook Air 2022 preorders for updates on when Apple's new machines will go on sale. 

Prime Day and MacBook deals 

It's official: Prime Day 2022 will begin on July 12. The 48-hour sale will usher in a range of sales on everything from Echo speakers to MacBook Pros. This year, Apple will have a new MacBook Pro and (possibly) a new MacBook Air available during Prime Day. We expect to see modest discounts on both new laptops and more generous price cuts on Apple's previous-gen MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Keep it locked to Tom's Guide for the best MacBook deals deals during Prime Day.

Best MacBook deals right now

MacBook deals 2022 models

MacBook Air (M2/2022): for $1,199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Coming soon: Apple's new MacBook Air will make its debut in July. Although it's now $200 pricier, it boasts a load of new features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's new M2 w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. 

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): for $1,299 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Coming soon: While the upgrades are more subtle, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is also getting a hardware upgrade. The new machine 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. It keeps the same starting price as before. 

Best MacBook Air deals

MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $949 @ B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
The MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its Apple Silicon. The M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

MacBook Air (M1/512GB): was $1,249 now $1,179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you need more storage space, Amazon has the 512GB MacBook Air M1 on sale for just $1,179. That's $70 off and its lowest price right now. 

Best MacBook Pro deals

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,099 now $999 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
$300 off!
Best Buy has the 13-inch MacBook Pro (256GB) on sale for $999. That's the lowest price we've ever seen for this laptop. The 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 M1 and beefier 8-core graphics. Even better, the system lasted over 16 hours in our battery test. 

Refurb MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,059 @ Apple (opens in new tab)
The 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. Even better, the system lasted over 16 hours in our battery test. This refurb includes a 1-year warranty. (Apple refurbs are among the best in the industry).

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2021 MacBook Pro sports Apple's new M1 Pro CPU, which delivers 8 more GPU cores, a better Media Engine, and more memory bandwidth than the already incredible M1 chip. It's also Apple's first 14-inch MacBook Pro featuring a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with 3024 x 1984 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. 

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/1TB): was $2,499 now $2,299 @ B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
If you need a MacBook Pro with extra storage capacity, the 14-inch MacBook Pro with 1TB SSD is on sale for $2,299, which is $200 off. 

MacBook Pro 16" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
$200 off! 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. 

How to find the best MacBook deals

Amazon and Best Buy tend to offer the best MacBook deals. The MacBook Air M1 and the MacBook Pro M1 tend to see from $50 to $250 off discounts. However, we've noticed that Amazon offers slightly better MacBook sales that its competitors. For instance, the M1 MacBook Air has dropped to $799 a few times at Amazon. 

If you're looking for MacBook Pro deals — you'll want to look at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. The 14-inch MacBook Pro hit $1,749 ($250 off) in early February. The 16-inch model has also seen $250 off discounts at Amazon. These short-lived deals are the best prices we've seen for these MacBooks to date. 

It's also worth noting that sometimes pricing varies based on what color MacBook you choose. So when shopping, we recommend clicking on different colors to see if there are hidden discounts. 

Make sure to check out our list of the best Mac VPN and how to check MacBook battery health.

MacBook deals history
ModelApple Store (MSRP)Lowest price
MacBook Air (256GB)$999$749
MacBook Pro 13" (256GB)$1,299$999
MacBook Pro 14" (512GB)$1,999$1,749
MacBook Pro 16" (512GB)$2,499$2,249

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. 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. 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.