If you're in the market for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, now is a good time to buy as resellers clear out older stock at a discount following the release of new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models in July 2019.
Plus, with Apple discontinuing the MacBook you may still be able to buy one at a great price, so check out the deals below before it's too late!
You can order 13in and 15in MacBook Pros directly from Apple. Prices start at £1,299/US$1,299 for the new 13in model with a 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. The 15in model starts at £2,399/US$2,399 for a 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-gen i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD. As for the MacBook Air, you can buy one directly from Apple here. It's always worth checking what the price would be at Apple rather than assuming that the reseller selling you a Mac is quoting the correct price - also, remember that once a new model is launched Apple usually sells it for the same price as it did previously, so, with the price of a new model in mind, a small discount on an old model may not look so attractive, that is why we always quote the price that Apple sells the equivalent model for today.
Resellers usually start offering discounts on new Mac laptop models a month or so after Apple introduced them. Plus you might be able to pick up a great deal on one of the older Mac laptops - some of which are very similar in spec to the current models. For example, the MacBook Airs that that were launched in July 2019 have practically identical spec to the 2018 machines, aside from True Tone, a new feature of the screen.
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 one of Apple's now-discontinued MacBooks.
If you'd like some help to choose the best Mac laptop is right for you, read our MacBook buying guide where we cover all the models.
Best MacBook Pro deals right now
Here we'll round up some of the best deals on the current crop of MacBook Pro models. If it's a MacBook Air you are after, check this round up of the best MacBook Air deals out, or look below for more MacBook deals.
We'll start off with the 13in MacBook Pro models, but you can skip to the 15in MacBook Pro section if that's the model you are after. We'll explain what the price is for the current configurations, as well as share prices for older models.
All the 13in MacBook Pro models were updated in 2019, but the biggest change is at the entry level, where the 2017 dual-core MacBook Pro got updated to a quad-core, much more impressive offering. There are four 13in models, here's how they compare:
- 1.4GHz, Quad-Core, 8th gen (3.9GHz Turbo Boost): 128GB = £1,299, 256GB = £1,499
- 2.4GHz, Quad-Core, 8th gen (4.1GHz Turbo Boost): 256GB = £1,799, 512GB = £1,999
Note prices went up by £50 per model in July, £100 for the most expensive model
Here are the latest 13in MacBook Deals
When Apple updated the 15in MacBook Pro models in 2019 they moved from 8th generation processors to 9th generation processors, which also meant we gained an 8-core option at the top-of-the-range. Here are the specs for the two models:
- 2.6GHz 6-core MacBook Pro: (WAS £2,349/$2,399) NOW £2,399/$2,399
- 2.3GHz 8-core MacBook Pro: (WAS £2,699/$2,799) NOW £2,799/$2,799
Here are the latest 15in MacBook Deals
Best MacBook Deals
If you aren't sure which kind of Apple laptop you want to buy check these great MacBook deals available across the web. Here are the best we've found. If you're looking for a desktop Mac, see our iMac and Mac mini deals roundup.
1. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz, quad-core, 256GB, Space Grey (2019)
Now: £1,691.06 (£108.94 off)
This is the entry-level configuration for the 2019 13in MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (that now costs £1,799 from Apple, up £100 prior to July 2019). KRCS has a discount on the model. This is the Space Grey configuration, but you can also get the Silver model here.
2. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2019) [KRCS]
Now: 1,221.06 (£77.94 off)
You can save money on the 2019 MacBook Air with 256GB storage, available at a discount from KRCS now (the discount used to be bigger though).
3. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019) [KRCS]
Now: £1,033.06 (£65.94 off)
Apple reseller KRCS is selling the new MacBook Air with a discount, this is the Silver model, other models are also available. (The discount used to be bigger though, so maybe wait a couple of weeks).
4. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 256GB (2018) [Amazon]
Now: £1,247 (£52 off new Apple price - 2018 model)
Save money on the top-of-the-range MacBook Air from 2018. Note that the only difference between this and the 2019 model is that the screen offers True Tone, so this is still a good option if you don't mind that the screen is slightly inferior. But note that the discount isn't as good now that Apple has reduced the price of the MacBook Air.
5. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019) [eBuyer]
Now: £1,049.99 (£49.01 off)
eBuyer is offering money off the 2019 MacBook Air. Delivery is an extra £3.49. This is the Space Grey model, eBuyer's reduction on the Gold model is the same - you can find it here.
6. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017)
Now: £1,188.97 (£60 off - discontinued model)
Apple has stopped selling this 2017 MacBook Pro entry-level model, but it used to cost £1,249, you can get it for less at Amazon right now. Note that this model dates back to 2017 though, and we'd recommend the similarly priced 2018/2019 MacBook Air over it, or even paying £1,249 for the new entry-level MacBook Pro. We've also seen this particular model at a much better price so we'd suggest waiting and only buying if you see it go under £1,000 (we've seen it on sale at that price!)
7. Free Beats wireless headphones with Mac or iPad
Now: Free Beats headphones worth up to £300
Get a free pair of Beats wireless headphones worth up to £299.95 when you buy a Mac or iPad for university. You will need to verify your student status through UNiDAYS to get this deal. Offer expires 17 October.
8. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £1,045 (£54 off, or £150 off when you trade in old MacBook)
You can get money off the 2019 MacBook Air with this Currys PC World deal.
9. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019) [John Lewis]
From: John Lewis
Now: £1,049 (£50 off)
John Lewis is offering money off the 2019 MacBook Air with this deal. You can get money off the Gold or Silver model, the Space Grey edition is more expensive.
10. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz (2015 processor), 128GB (2017)
From: John Lewis
Was: £949 (discontinued)
Now: £769 (£179.03 off)
It's no longer available from Apple, but you can pick up the old-style MacBook Air right now from John Lewis. It's a decent discount on what we thought was the outrageous £949 Apple was selling it for (despite it having a 2015 processor). But it is the cheapest Mac laptop you can get right now, and if you want a Mac laptop with a USB-A port, it's the only one. Although we would still suggest that you look at other options as this is a very old machine now.
11. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018) [VERY]
Now: £1,079 (£20 off new Apple price - 2018 model)
Very has a slight discount on the 2018 MacBook Air (same spec as the 2019 model aside from True Tone). But as with the other Air deals, now that Apple's reduced pricing itself this deal's not as good as it was.
12. 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 kind of 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 (where they sell reconditioned, discontinued stock with a full year's warranty) 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 (especially the 2018 and 2019 MacBook Air whose specs are identical!) 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 - so if it's an older model we'll tell you.
Where to get MacBook deals
Apple has just discounted the price of the MacBook Air, but this is quite a rare occurrence: 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 a pair of Beats headphones and 20% off Apple Care. Simply create an account, log in, and verify your student status, and the discount is yours. Here's How to use the Apple Education Store.