Live now: All the Cyber Monday MacBook deals were seeing – TechRadar
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has also had a price cut from John Lewis. This MacBook comes with basically the same hardware as the 14-inch model (such as the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip), but with a larger screen.
This is a brilliant laptop, then, for people who want a powerful workstation machine with a larger screen. However, the larger screen does mean this is a lot bigger overall than the 14-inch model, making it harder to carry around. I personally prefer the 14-inch model, but the 16-incher is still a great call. Here’s the deals John Lewis has:
John Lewis is a good retailer to buy from as it includes a two-year guarantee with every purchase, giving you peace of mind when buying expensive kit.
As John said earlier in one of his non-pizza related posts, Cyber Monday isn’t as big in the UK as Black Friday is, but that works in our favour (yes I’m using a ‘u’ for this UK post) as many retailers continue to release Cyber Monday deals (or leave their Black Friday deals running), but there’s less competition amongst shoppers over deals.
This means there’s some great hidden deals that don’t go out of stock so quickly in the UK on Cyber Monday.
Over on John Lewis, the retailer has cut the prices of a range of new 14-inch MacBook Pros with the M1 Pro chip. This is the newest MacBook from Apple, and I reviewed it for TechRadar… and I really really liked it. It’s incredibly powerful, while also being compact and portable.
So to get a price cut, even if it is ‘just’ £100 off, so soon after it launched, is great to see. Here’s what John Lewis has to offer:
What a lovely sign-off from John there! I’m Matt, senior computing editor, and I’ll be looking after this live blog throughout Cyber Monday. While John is based in the US, I’m here in the UK, where it’s early morning.
I’ll still be bringing you the best MacBook deals from both sides of the Atlantic throughout today, and I’ve just read John’s updates to see what’s been covered. And now I really, really, want a slice of pizza.
ANYWAY let’s ignore those cravings for now and go on a deal hunt!
It’s very early in the morning here in NYC, but I’ve got one last Cyber Monday MacBook deal for y’all before I head out and pass everything over to the capable hands of someone else who isn’t me.
And with that, dear friends, I am calling it a very good night. Thank y’all for sticking with me and the rest of the TechRadar crew for your Cyber Monday shopping needs, we really do love to help you find the stuff you want for the best price we can. Be kind to each other.
Ok, so I’ve pulled out a lot of Cyber Monday MacBook deals on the latest M1- and M1 Pro-powered MacBooks out there – don’t ask me about the M1 Max-powered MacBooks, I have looked everywhere I know to look for that one and nada – but I want to bring us back around to the last-gen Intel MacBooks again, this time the MacBook Pro 16-inch from late 2019.
Personally, we’d tell you to opt for the M1 Pro devices if you can, but if those are just out of your budget, then this is definitely a great alternative for a 16-inch MacBook Pro that you can get for under $2,000.
And for the record, you can get either the Space Gray or Silver versions for the same price.
I mean, you are paying less for this MacBook than you would have last week, but this one is definitely the odd duck of the Cyber Monday MacBook deals in the US right now. Maybe a database error? Someone forgot to carry the one when adding up the Cyber Monday deals? The perfidy of the gods? ¯_(ツ)_/¯
If it weren’t for the fact that the M1 MacBook Air that came out a few months after this model did is such an exceptional device, the MacBook Air (2020) would still be considered one of the best Ultrabooks you could buy.
As we note in our review, it fixes a lot of problems that people had with older models, ourselves included, and while it won’t give you the same kind of battery life or performance as the M1 MacBook Air, for a lot of people even that kind of performance really isn’t necessary.
This is a great laptop if you’re just looking to do some work for school or on the road, in a coffee shop or at a conference. It will easily fit in just about any backpack imaginable, and it looks great too, especially in Rose Gold.
For the record, this is officially a Rose Gold-only zone. You can keep your Space Gray and Silver at home.
So this isn’t really a deal, per se, but it is definitely some life advice you can take to the bank this Cyber Monday: Nothing, I mean nothing, beats two slices of New York City pizza from an all-night pizzeria around the corner after midnight. File that one away folks, you’ll thank me if you’re ever in town.
So I know I’ve been doing this back and forth about Space Gray versus Silver MacBooks and asking why one is more expensive than the other, and yada yada yada.
Know what we don’t talk about enough? Where are the Rose Gold MacBook Pros? Y’all know there’s a huge underserved market for that, right?
This is a much more robust MacBook Pro model than the ones on sale over at Adorama, largely due to the additional 8GB of RA – ahem, excuse me, 8GB of Unified memory.
All that means is the GPU in the M1 chip uses the system memory as video memory, unlike discrete graphics processors that often have their own dedicated VRAM for doing its various calculations and loading up textures, video, what-have-you.
With integrated graphics processors like the M1 though, if you’ve got a really graphically intense process going on, like video editing, it’s going to impact overall system performance since basic OS processes share the same memory resources, so there could be memory bottlenecks.
Know what helps prevent that? More RAM. Wait, I mean unified memory. Whatever. The point is, doubling the available memory will make your apps fly without any fighting over memory resources (or at least less fighting).
Happy Cyber Monday folks! Check out all the latest Cyber Monday deals on everything we’ve found so far that isn’t an Apple MacBook – though we obviously have a bunch of those too!
So let’s talk about the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with M1 chip. Over at Amazon, you can save big on a couple of models, like this 8GB RAM/256GB SSD Silver MacBook Pro 13-inch for just $1,199, a $100 savings. Sorry Space Gray heads, the Space Gray version of this configuration doesn’t appear to be in stock.
The M1 Pro on this model is the smaller 8-core CPU/ 14-core GPU, and comes with 16GB unified memory and a 512GB SSD. The sale is only on the Space Gray model, with the Silver model selling for full price.
I have no idea what’s up with the whole silver is better thing, honestly.
Speaking of, this Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch comes with the M1 Pro processor featuring 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores, 16GB unified memory, and a 1TB SSD, making this a powerful mobile workstation that is nearly as portable as a new MacBook Air.
Right now, the best Cyber Monday MacBook deals we’re finding on the Pro line-up are all Intel-based, but these are still outstanding MacBook models with a lot of power at some pretty incredible prices.
You’ve also got this Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch with a ninth-gen Intel Core i9, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and AMD Radeon 5500M graphics with 4GB of video memory for only $2,299 at Best Buy right now.
So my boss over in the UK told me something interesting this afternoon. His dad kind of knows what my boss does for a living and so he asked how he was holding up after Black Friday.
My boss, probably in a very tired British accent, said that he wasn’t done and that we still have a whole day’s worth of Cyber Monday sales to get through. His dad, most likely in an equally British accent, goes “What’s Cyber Monday?”
My boss explained that it’s like doing Black Friday a second time around, and his dad had never heard of it. Apparently Cyber Monday isn’t as big in the UK as it is in the US.
This isn’t the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this MacBook – it dropped to about $1,050 earlier in November, but that was really an outlier – and it’s possible that this one will see another price cut at some point during Cyber Monday.
If it does though, we’re really not expecting more than another $100 off its currently discounted price. This model is also pretty likely to sell out at some point, so if you want to make sure you get this MacBook Pro 13-inch in time for the holidays, there’s definitely no harm in jumping on this one now.
B&H states that there are a limited number of units at this sale price available and – in our experience – they aren’t playing around with that. If you want to grab one of the best laptops ever built for a little bit less this Cyber Monday, jump on this deal ASAP.
The M1 Pro in this MacBook is the beefier variant with 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores, and it also comes with 16GB unified memory and a 1TB SSD in Space Grey. The Silver model is still full price at £2,599.
You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need, like an actual discount on a brand new MacBook Pro 16-inch. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with Space Grey, and Silver is honestly the most overrated metal there is, so why would you want to perpetuate that? Think about it.