SAVE $100: The 256GB configuration of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (featuring Apple’s in-house M1 chip) usually sells for $1,299, but as of Dec. 4, Amazon’s brought it back down to its Cyber Monday pricing of $1,199.
Retailers stretched Black Friday throughout all of November (and even a little bit of October), so it’s only fair that Cyber Monday gets a prolonged residency, too.
We’ve seen tons of great deals from the Dec. 2 online shopping event get extended or revived as the week’s gone on, the latest one being a $100 discount on the 256GB configuration of new 13-inch MacBook Pro — yes, the one with the Apple-made M1 chip: It normally retails for $1,299, but Amazon is matching Adorama‘s Cyber Monday pricing of $1,199 as of Dec. 4. (Be sure to apply its extra $50 savings coupon when you check out.)
That may not sound like much of a deal, but a discount of any kind is rare for a brand-spanking-new Apple device like this one, which debuted less than a month ago.
Note that the machine is currently on backorder for at least a few weeks — Amazon listed a Jan. 16, 2021 restock date the last time we checked — but if you buy it now, you’ll lock in that holiday sale price.
An iFixit teardown revealed that the new M1-powered MacBooks aren’t a whole lot different from their predecessors, but according to Apple, that new in-house M1 chip should get you a 2.8x improvement in performance and 5x faster graphics compared to older Pro models. The other notable upgrade is a long-lasting battery that affords you up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback, which is twice the battery life of the previous generation of Pros — not too shabby.
That said, we wouldn’t recommend buying the new MacBook for the sole purpose of having the shiniest, newest machine, but if your current laptop is on its last legs, it’s definitely worth a look — especially now that it’s on sale.