With Black Friday just days away and with the launch of Apple's new Silicon Mac devices with the M1 chip there hasn't been a better time to pick up a new Mac mini, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

If you're not sure where to start looking, you've come to the right place. Here, we point you in the direction of where is best to buy your new Mac, whether that's Apple's own store, a third-party seller, or even refurbished or second-hand if you want to save some money (though we have a separate article dedicated to that question here: Why you should buy a refurbished Mac).

In this guide, we have sections for each of Apple's Macs, including the MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air and Mac mini. We'll offer advice on the best retailers, along with as well as tips that should help you find the best deal on a new Mac.

If you've yet to decide which Mac you want to buy, don't forget to take a look at our complete Mac buying guide first. Now without further ado!

We're also gathering the best Black Friday Apple deals if you want to see where the best offers are across all Apple products!

Where to buy a MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro with M1

The MacBook Pro devices are the most powerful laptops made by Apple, and prices start at £1,299/$1,299 – including the brand new Silicon Mac models with the M1 chip. We're separately looking at all the retailers selling the Silicon Mac if you're specifically interested in the latest models.

Be sure to check which model you're getting when buying from anywhere other than Apple (which generally stocks only its newest devices, unless you're shopping from the Apple Refurbished Store). The M1 chip marks Apple's move away from Intel, so if you spot a processor marked Core i3, i5 or i7 you can assume it's not the most recent model. 

Some resellers may not be selling the newest models either. Make sure you look closely at the spec and ensure that the price is reflective of the age of the Mac. You might also want to check our best MacBook Pro deals round up.

MacBook Pro from UK retailers

If you want to buy your Mac directly from Apple view the MacBook Pro in the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you want a discount and don't mind if it's an older model view the MacBook Pro in the Apple Refurbished Store.

If you are a student or a teacher you can save money! View the MacBook Pro in the Apple Education Store.

Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers and Apple Authorized Resellers who stock Macs:

MacBook Pro from US retailers

Like in the UK, US customers can obviously buy the MacBook Pro directly from the Apple Store, or save money on a refurbished model at the Apple Refurbished Store (US). Meanwhile students and educators can save money shopping at the Apple Education Store

Other than shopping at Apple, US customer should also check out:

Best place to buy MacBook Pro

Where to buy a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is Apple's ultra-thin and incredibly light laptop, available with a 13in screen. Keep in mind, the Air also got an M1 update, so unless you want the absolute newest model you're likely to save a few hundred pounds on older models. Check our best MacBook Air deals round-up.

You should always check the generation of the MacBook Air being advertised when shopping for a MacBook Air, sometimes a reseller might make it look like the saving is bigger than it really is! If you do buy an older model, ensure it comes with SSD storage and a strong processor (Core i5 or Core i7).

MacBook Air from UK retailers

You can be sure that you are buying a Mac at the correct price at Apple. View the MacBook Air in the Apple Store. Or, get money off an older model from Apple's refurb store. View the MacBook Air in the Apple Refurbished Store.  And of course, teachers and students should pick up the MacBook Air via the Apple Education Store.

Like the Pro, Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers and Apple Authorized Resellers who stock Macs. Check out the following retailers:

MacBook Air from US retailers 

Want to buy a MacBook Air from Apple? View the MacBook Air in the Apple Store. Save money on a refurbished MacBook Air. View the MacBook Air in the Apple Refurbished Store. Or get your education discount: View the MacBook Air in the Apple Education Store.

MacBook 2017

Where to buy an iMac

On to desktop Macs now, starting with Apple's most famous Mac – the iMac. First introduced in 1998, causing shock waves in personal computing, the iMac is now incredibly thin yet manages to house everything it needs behind its gorgeous display.

You can get the iMac with a 21.5in display or a 27in display with varying specs that'll change the price and power.

There's also the iMac Pro, a highly speced iMac which comes in Space Grey finish. The iMac Pro starts at a whopping £4,899/$4,999. You can buy one from Apple here: View the iMac Pro in the Apple Store. Some of the resellers listed below may also be selling the iMac Pro.

You may be able to find some resellers offering discounts on the current iMac line up, plus some even cheaper deals on the older models if you're happy to get the lower spec. We have the best iMac deals here.

iMac from UK retailers

You can be sure that you are buying a Mac at the correct price at Apple: view the iMac in the Apple Store.  Or, get money off an older model from Apple's refurb store. View the iMac in the Apple Refurbished Store. Save money if you are a teacher or student. View the iMac in the Apple Education Store.

Or check out the following reseller:

iMac from US retailers

Want to buy a iMac from Apple? View the iMac in the Apple Store. Save money on a refurbished iMac. View the iMac in the Apple Refurbished Store. Or get your education discount: View the iMac in the Apple Education Store

Or see these retailers:

Where to buy iMac

Where to buy a Mac mini

The Mac mini is Apple's compact desktop computer, and despite also getting the M1 chip upgrade, it's just £699/$699.

Mac mini from UK retailers

If you want to buy your Mac directly from Apple view the Mac mini in the Apple Store. Alternatively, if you want a discount and don't mind if it's an older model view the Mac mini in the Apple Refurbished Store.

If you are a student or a teacher you can save money! View the Mac mini in the Apple Education Store

Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers and Apple Authorized Resellers who stock Macs, so be sure to check it out.

Other top retailers to check out include:

Mac mini from US retailers

Want to buy a Mac mini from Apple? View the Mac mini in the Apple Store. Save money on a refurbished Mac mini from the Apple Refurbished Store. Or get your education discount: View the Mac mini in the Apple Education Store

Where to buy Mac mini

Where to buy a Mac Pro

The Mac Pro is Apple's professional Mac with a price tag to match, starting at £5,499/$5,999. Apple started selling it in December 2019. You can find out everything you need to know about the 2019 Mac Pro here.

View the Mac Pro in the Apple Store.

Other retailers to check include: