If you're in the market for a new MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, now is a good time to buy as resellers clear out older stock at a discount with the early release of the new MacBook Pro models on 21 May – ahead of the WWDC 2019 in June.
You can order the new 13in and 15in MacBook Pros directly from Apple. Prices start at £1,749/US$1,799 for the new 13in model with a 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-gen i5 processor, 8GM RAM and 256GB SSD. The new 15in model starts at £2,349/US$2,399 for a 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-gen i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD. See full pricing details here. (The non-Touch Bar models haven't been updated since 2017).
There will likely be a wait until resellers start to discount the new MacBook Pro models, but you may still be able to pick up a good deal on one of the older Mac laptop models, or you may even be able to pick up one of the MacBook Airs that were launched at the end of 2018 at a discount.
Our team of Apple experts have been scouring the web for the top deals, offers and discounts across the MacBook range - picking out the best money-off offers to save you time whether you want a Pro, an Air, or just a regular MacBook.
If you'd like some help deciding which Mac laptop is right for you, read our MacBook buying guide.
Best MacBook deals right now
Great MacBook deals are available across the web. Here are the best we've found. If you're looking for a desktop Mac, see our iMac deals roundup.
1. Apple 15in Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.2GHz six-core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB (2018)
Now: £1,875.00 (£474.01 off)
We wondered if there was a mistake with this eBay deal, which has just under £500 off the price of the 2018 entry-level 15in 2.2GHz MacBook Pro.
2. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz quad-core, 256GB, Touch Bar (2018)
Now: £1,569 (£180 off)
This is an excellent price for the 2018 Touch Bar version of the 13in MacBook Pro which boasts four cores, making it considerably faster and more powerful than previous 13in versions. This version is currently £1,749 at Apple.
3. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2018)
Now: £1,247 (£151 off)
Save money on the newest top-of-the-range MacBook Air from 2018.
4. Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz, 6-core, 256GB, Space Grey (2018) [KRCS]
Now: £2,208.06 (£140.94 off)
This 2018 MacBook Pro has a 15in screen plus the Touch Bar, and thanks to KRCS's deal you can save over £140 if you buy the Space Grey version now. Spread the cost with 10 months interest free credit on Mac's over £1,000.
5. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018) [ao.com]
Now: £1,079 (£120 off)
Get money off the price of the new MacBook Air that launched in 2018. This is the entry level model that normally costs £1,199.
6. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2018) [Scan]
Now: £1,289.99 (£109.01 off)
You can get your hands on the 2018 MacBook Air - the one with 256GB of storage - from Scan. The discount is just over £100.
7. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018) [VERY]
Now: £1099 (£100 off)
Very has a deal on the newest MacBook Air currently discounted to £1099.
8. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018)
Now: £1,127.06 (£71.94 off)
Save money on the brand new MacBook Air with Apple reseller KRCS. Wondering whether to buy one? Read our MacBook Air 2018 review to find out more.
9. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 256GB (2017) [Amazon]
Now: £1,298 (£151 off)
Save on the price of the 2017 MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) - this is the 256GB model Apple is currently selling for £1,449.
10. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017) [Amazon]
Now: £1,117.97 (£131.03 off)
Apple is selling this 2017 MacBook Pro entry-level model for £1,249, but you can get it for a bit less at Amazon right now.
11. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017) [KRCS]
Now: £1,174.06 (£74.94 off)
This is the MacBook Pro's base model. It doesn't come with a Touch Bar and is the 2017 model (Apple only updated the Touch Bar models in 2018) but is still a good laptop choice. Right now there's a slightly better Amazon deal (see above) but that might run out, and if it does, this is a good alternative.
12. Apple 15in Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.6GHz six-core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB (2018)
Now: £2,638.80 (£60.20 off)
It's not a huge saving, but it is money off the top-of-the-range MacBook Pro from 2018.
13. Apple Refurbished Mac Store (Discounted iMacs, MacBooks and more)
Now: Up to £300 off
You can get a Mac from Apple at much lower prices if you buy from the Refurbished Store. Apple will have thoroughly tested the model and will offer you a full warranty so it can be a great way to get a good deal. Find out more about Refurbished Macs here.
What to look for in MacBook deals
No matter what MacBook you're looking for, we'd recommend starting off with a list of the features and specs that are important to you and how much you'd like to spend.
Don't be tricked into buying something you don't need because it seems like a good price, and be aware that some retailers have been known to be misleading about RRP to make a deal look better than it is. Always compare to the price on the Apple Store or, if it's an older model take a look at the Apple refurbished store to make sure you're getting good value.
Speaking of which, you also want to be careful of the age of any given MacBook as models from different years might have similar looking specs on paper. For example, the processor speed can be misleading if you aren't sure what generation of processor is being used, so take care to double-check processor speeds and generation, and even model numbers to make sure you're not paying over the odds for a laptop from a few years ago.
Luckily we've checked out the deals here and we'll tell you exactly what's on offer - and if it's an older model we'll tell you so.
Where to get MacBook deals
Apple never really offers discounts on its Mac laptops - other than through its official refurbished store. However, other resellers are offering discounts on the different MacBook models. You may find deals on the following sites:
Sometimes Amazon offers Lightning deals on laptops, if you've found that you're missing out on Amazon's Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more. Sign up for Prime now to take advantage.
Best MacBook student deals
Another great resource to help you save is the Macworld UK's Student Deals page, particularly the Tech & Mobile section. Right now, Apple is offering up to 10% off Macs as well as up to 50% off Apple Care. Simply create an account, log in, and verify your student status, and the discount is yours.