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Best MacBook deals in September 2021

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MacBook deals can be found everywhere this month. In fact, we're currently seeing some of the best MacBook deals of the year with never-before-seen discounts on all of Apple's M1-based MacBooks. So if you're in the market for a new MacBook, now is an excellent time to make a purchase. Plus, with Labor Day sales everywhere, cheap MacBook deals will only get better. 

Best MacBook deals right now

Best MacBook deals — MacBook Air

MacBook Air (M1): was $999 now $849 @ Amazon
Editor's Choice deal: The new MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its new Apple Silicon. The new M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. For a limited time, Amazon has it on sale for $949.99. However, at checkout you get an extra $100 off for a final price of $849. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The 512GB model is also on sale for $1,149 ($100 off). View Deal

Best MacBook deals — MacBook Pro

Editor's Choice deal

MacBook Pro (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
Save up to $150:
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. Even better, the system lasted over 16 hours in our battery test. Need more storage? The 512GB model is $150 off at Amazon.View Deal

MacBook Pro 13 (Intel/2020/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,699 @ Amazon
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 $299 off its normal price and one of the best MacBook deals on
the previous-gen systems. View Deal

Best MacBook deals — MacBook Pro 16"

Apple MacBook Pro 16" (2019/512GB): was $2,399 now $2,285 @ Amazon
Apple's largest MacBook Pro has a 9th-generation 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7 6-core processor, a 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM. Graphics-wise, it has an AMD Radeon Pro 5300M Graphics with GDDR6 memory and Intel UHD Graphics 630 for non-intensive tasks. This model also comes with a Touch Bar and Touch ID, and a Retina Display with True Tone technology. It's now on sale for $2,285. View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 16" (2019/1TB): was $2,799 now $2,499 @ Amazon
If you want to step up from the model above, this MacBook Pro has an 8-core 9th-generation 2.3GHz Intel Core i9 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Radeon Pro 5500M GPU (w/4GB of GDDR6 memory). 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. View Deal

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 $200 off discounts. 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. 

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 usually has the 2020 Intel MacBook Air on sale from $949 to $869

Louis Ramirez

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.