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Best MacBook deals in January 2022

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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 month 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. 

Just a word of caution: MacBook deals and stock tend to dry up fast. MacBook Air deals, for instance, tend to sell out after a few hours. So if you spot a deal you like — our advice is to jump on it immediately. (For more upcoming deals, make sure to follow our Presidents Day laptop sales coverage). 

Best MacBook deals right now

Best MacBook deals — MacBook Air

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

MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $849 @ Amazon
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 $899. (An on-page digital coupon knocks an extra $49 off during checkout for a final price of $849). 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 $1,149 @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M1/512GB): was $1,249 now $1,149 @ Amazon
If you need more storage space, Amazon has the 512GB MacBook Air M1 on sale for just $1,149. That's $100 off and its second-lowest price ever. 

Best MacBook deals — MacBook Pro 13"

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
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. 

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,349 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/512GB): was $1,499 now $1,349 @ Amazon
If you need more storage, Amazon also has the 512GB model on sale for $1,349. That's $150 off and the second-best MacBook deal we've seen for this model. 

Best MacBook deals — MacBook Pro 2021

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,949 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,949 @ Amazon
Save $50: 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 16" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,449 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 16" (M1 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,449 @ Amazon
Save $50: 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. Rarely on sale, this MacBook deal takes $50 off. 

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 $849

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.