The cheapest MacBook Pro deals can be tough to track down on Apple’s most premium line of laptops, with MacBook Pro prices rarely seeing significant discounts from Apple themselves.
That said, with MacBook Pro prices starting so high, retailers are left with plenty of scope for discounting in sales throughout the year. So check out our guide below where we’ve listed the cheapest MacBook Pro deals for all the latest models, along with our picks of older Apple laptops still worth checking out.
The MacBook Pro has become the go to laptop range for professionals and enthusiasts alike, absolutely powering through tasks regular laptops fear. Apple’s staggering lineup of Retina screens lead the way for crisp visuals and an increasingly excellent physical design of the laptops themselves.
You want the best there is, but there’s no reason to pay more than you should for it. If you want to save some money you could check out the other non-Pro MacBook deals or maybe even a standard cheap laptop deal.
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Is the Macbook Pro price worth it?
The Macbook Pro is made for its power users. With a price point that can make everyday laptop users wary, Apple’s range of lightweight super computers can seem inaccessible. If you’re looking for a laptop that can handle anything, though, and will be able to handle anything for a long time into the future, then this is the laptop for you. While the Macbook Pro might have a heady overhead cost, it’s an investment that will last you longer than other only slightly cheaper laptops will. So, if you’re a creative or looking to power through high performance apps and complex workflows the Macbook Pro price is absolutely worth it. If you want to check your emails and watch Netflix, you might be better off elsewhere.
The best 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro deals
The MacBook Pro gets a 2020 refresh
CPU: 8th – 10th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics | RAM: 8GB – 32GB | Screen: 13-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 Retina display | Dimensions (H x W x D): 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61-inches
More starter storage
8th generation processors
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is the model of choice for most creative professionals due to its balance between power and affordability, so it’s understandable that some frustration has already arisen from the baseline model’s use of an 8th generation processor. Entry level buyers, therefore, will be working with a pretty old CPU that may not be able to hack the latest heavy duty programs. However, with improved RAM speeds, double the storage on offer, and an improved keyboard all at the same price as last year’s instalment, the trade off may well be worth it.
If you’re willing to put some cash on the table, however, you can boost the 13-inch MacBook Pro up to the latest 10th generation of Intel processors with up to 4TB of SSD storage, marking a return to the tiny powerhouse many have found in previous iterations.
The best 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro deals
A beast of a MacBook with the launch price to match
CPU: 6-core – 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i7 – i9 | Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M – 5500M, Intel UHD Graphics 630 | RAM: 16GB – 64GB | Screen: 16-inch, 3072 x 1920 Retina display | Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.62 x 35.79 x 24.59cm
Incredible display specifications
Massive RAM and SSD configurations
Apple’s most powerful MacBook yet
The 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is here to replace the 15-inch model released earlier in the year, and it does far more than just add some centimeters to the display. Running an 8-core 9th generation i9 processor with 64GB of RAM and an 8TB SSD must feel nice, and while it’s exciting that it’s possible, that’s a spec on its way to setting you back around $5,800. Nevertheless, this brand new MacBook is capable of blisteringly fast speeds even down to its most humble configuration (the little 6-core 9th gen i9 processor that could).
There are massive specs on offer here, but keeping all that power in place is a larger 16-inch chassis with an improved keyboard and a brighter, more intelligent Retina display. There’s a lot going on here, so it’s a good thing the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro also boasts the largest battery capacity of any MacBook ever released, offering up to 11 hours of wireless use. While the battery does support an on-the-go workflow, the MacBook Pro weighs in at a hefty 2kg – and with that extra screen size you might think twice about lugging it around in a backpack all day.
Nevertheless, this is an impressive feat of laptop development. While the most powerful configurations are outside the scope of most peoples’ wallets, you may be able to find enough loose change to invest in one of the more realistic models.
The best 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro deals
Great prices still abound
CPU: 9th-generation Intel Core i7 – i9 | Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 555X – 560X, Intel UHD Graphics 630 | RAM: 16GB – 32GB | Screen: 15.4-inch, 2,880 x 1,800 Retina display | Dimensions (H x W x D): 34.93 x 24.07 x 1.55cm
New 9th-gen i7/i9 processors
Sky-high configurations available
Lacks older ports
If you were somehow left wanting power with the older MacBook Pro, then the 2019 edition should answer your prayers for technical domination of anything you can throw at it.
If you’ve got the cash, the new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro 2019 can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM with a 8-core 9th-gen i9 processor. Even the entry model on the Apple store comes packing a 6-core i7, 256GB SSD and 16GB of RAM.
As you’d expect with such great power comes great responsibility for Apple to charge you huge amounts. But this is the most powerful MacBook Pro ever made and if you’re involved in the creative arts, digital design or engineering, then you might find Apple’s latest is more than up to the task of the increasingly demanding apps and programs. Still not sure? Well all the rumors point towards a bigger 16-inch MacBook Pro coming later this year, which may feature additional new features.
The cheapest 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro prices
The finest MacBook Pro for most users
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS | Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Touch Bar: Yes (on most models)
True Tone display
The 2018 version of the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro is the best yet, comes with the Touch Bar as standard and features a range of improvements over the older models. The screen resolution may be the same with the excellent Retina display, but now there’s True Tone technology inside that senses ambient lighting in the room or outdoors to adjust the brightness of the screen for the best possible picture.
The keyboard is quieter and less ‘clicky’ too. You’re getting the brand new 8th-gen Coffee Lake core processor and the quad-core CPUs have doubled the performance of the 2017 models. With more options for larger RAM too, options really open up for creatives and professionals with the MacBook Pro 2018. If you’re looking for lower MacBook Pro price but a higher performance than most 2018 laptops, this model may be for you.
The best 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro prices
The most powerful full-sized MacBook Pro
CPU: Six-core Intel Core i7 – i9 | Graphics: Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB GDDR5 | RAM: 16GB – 32GB | Screen: 15.4-inch, (2880 x 1800) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 4TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Touch Bar: Yes
An absolute powerhouse
Refined physical design
The larger 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro price reflects the boost you get in performance by choosing the bigger model. This model offers a larger screen but packs a lot more under the hood too, with Apple providing multiple options with increased RAM, extra processing power with a six core Coffee Lake processor and larger SSD storage options.
Naturally, you’re getting the same improvements over the 2017 version too like the True Tone screen technology and quieter keyboard. This really is a powerhouse laptop for designers and industry creatives. If you don’t need all that power though, we’d consider the cheaper 13-inch 2018 model, or maybe even the older but nicely cheap Macbook Pro 13-inch version found below if the prices are right for you.
The best 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro deals [no Touch Bar]
A cheaper, but still powerful, MacBook Pro option
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core 7th-gen i5 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS | Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Touch Bar: No
Cheaper than the newer version
Very light for a Pro
Stock of the 2017 versions with a Touch Bar seemed to dry up pretty fast and most remaining stock actually costs more than the new 2018 upgrades, so we can’t really recommend them.
This version doesn’t come with the Touch Bar though, which helps keeps the cost down as it turned out to be an expensive extra feature. And unlike versions that featured the illuminated touch-keyboard element, 2017 MacBook Pro prices have dropped nicely, meaning you can save some serious cash and still get a powerful laptop.
The screen and overall shape of this cheap MacBook Pro didn’t change on the previous year’s iteration, but this MacBook Pro was bolstered by the Kaby Lake 7th-gen processor’s speed boost. Throw in a gorgeous Retina display and a minimum of 8GB of RAM and you’re looking a multitasking device suitable for everything from day-to-day activities, intensive media editing and creative design work.