If you're in the market for a MacBook Pro now is a good time to buy as resellers are clearing out older stock at a discount following the release of the new 16in MacBook Pro on 13 November 2019. You can expect some great 15in MacBook Pro deals as a result.

But, if the 13in MacBook Pro is more your cup of tea, you should also be able to pick up some great deals either on the 1.4GHz entry-level models released in July 2019, or the 2.4GHz models that launched in May 2019.

Our team of Apple experts have been scouring the web for the top deals, offers and discounts for the MacBook Pro - picking out the best money-off offers to save you time. There are lots of money off deals below, but first we will run through some tips and explain Apple's pricing structure, so that you can be sure you are getting the best discount you can.

This article focuses on the MacBook Pro, but we have deals for the MacBook Air too. You can also check out our MacBook Air deals article for more great deals. 

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.

Make sure you check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals.

Best MacBook Pro deals right now

We will explain how you can spot a good deal below, but if you can't wait here are some of the best deals right now.

Just because it's new doesn't mean the 16in MacBook Pro isn't already discounted! For example, Amazon has money off the 16in MacBook Pro here. The arrival of the 16in MacBook Pro also means we are seeing some great discounts on the now-discontinued 15in model, such as this one from Laptops Direct.

You might also be able to pick up a great deal on one of the even older Mac laptops - some of which are very similar in spec to the current models. For example, there isn't a huge difference between a 2018 13in 2.3GHz quad-core model and a 2019 13in 2.4GHz quad-core model (normally £1,799), both have an 8th-generation processor. We aren't seeing any such deals right now but if you do see one it may well be worth a shot!

Here's an overview of some of the best deals right now and we have even more deals below:

How to find a good MacBook Pro deal

Our first warning is to 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 current 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.

15in vs 16in MacBook Pro

How much does the MacBook Pro cost?

There are two sizes of MacBook Pro, 13in and 16in. Until recently there was a 15in MacBook Pro but Apple has now discontinued that, however you are likely to still find the 15in model available and there are some good bargains to be had, given that the spec isn't significantly different.

  • Prices start at £1,299/US$1,299 for the 13in model with a 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD.
  • There are also two 13in models with more powerful 2.4GHz quad-core processors, prices starting at £1,799/US$1,799.
  • The 16in MacBook Pro starts at £2,399/US$2,399 for a 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-gen i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD.
  • Previously the (now discontinued) 15in MacBook Pro started at £2,399/US$2,399 for a 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-gen i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

Note, back in July Apple increased the price of the MacBook Pro in the UK. In most cases the increase was £50, but at the top of the range the MacBook Pro is £100 more expensive than it was.

You'll find more information about the price and specs for each model below.

You can order 13in and 16in MacBook Pros directly from Apple.

MacBook Pro deals

Best MacBook Pro deals - current models

Below 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 our 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 16in MacBook Pro section, or check out the older 15in MacBook Pro model here if that's the one you are after. We'll explain what the price is for the current configurations, as well as share prices for older models.

13in MacBook Pro deals

All the 13in MacBook Pro models were updated in 2019, but the biggest change was 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/$1,299, 256GB = £1,499/$1,499
  • 2.4GHz, Quad-Core, 8th gen (4.1GHz Turbo Boost): 256GB = £1,799/$1,799, 512GB = £1,999/$1,999

Note prices went up by £50 per model in July

We expect Apple to update the 13in MacBook Pro in the first half of 2020. Read about the new MacBook Pro here.

Here are the latest 13in 1.4GHz MacBook Pro Deals:

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And here are the latest 13in 2.4GHz MacBook Pro Deals:

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16in MacBook Pro deals

Apple's released the 16in MacBook Pro in November 2019 but resellers are already offering money off.

If you want the absolute latest Mac, and that gorgeous 16in display, this is where to buy one. Read our 16in MacBook Pro first look review.

Here are the specs for the two models:

  • 2.6GHz 6-core, 512GB: £2,399/$2,399
  • 2.3GHz 8-core, 1TB: £2,799/$2,799
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Discontinued MacBook Pro models

Some of the best deals to be had are on the now discontinued models, so we'll include these below:

Old 15in MacBook Pro 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, 256GB: (WAS £2,349/$2,399) NOW £2,399/$2,399
  • 2.3GHz 8-core, 512GB: (WAS £2,699/$2,799) NOW £2,799/$2,799

Note prices went up by £50 per model in July 2019, £100 for the most expensive model

Here are the latest 15in 2.6GHz MacBook Pro Deals:

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Best MacBook Deals UK

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, Silver (2019)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,799

Now: £1,675  (£124 off)

This is 2019's 2.4GHz 13in MacBook Pro, it might only be a small boost to the processor speed, compared to the 2018 model, but this is still money off the newest version (and the deal is better than ever now that Apple's put up prices in the UK).

2. Apple 15in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz six-core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB (2019)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £2,799

Now: £2,299.97  (£499 off)

Laptops Direct has serious money off the 2019 15in MacBook Pro with Intel's 8-core 2.3GHz i9 processor which was discontinued and replaced with the new 16in model in November 2019.

3. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 1.4GHz, quad-core, 128GB (2019)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1,299

Now: £1,146  (£153 off)

Currys is offering money off the entry-level 2019 13in MacBook Pro, which, thanks to Apple's 2019 update is now a decent Mac.

John Lewis has a similar deal. You can also get the 2019 13in MacBook Pro from John Lewis for £1,146 here and AO.com here.

4. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2019) [JL]

From: John Lewis

Was: £1,099

Now: £985  (£114 off)

John Lewis is offering money off the 2019 MacBook Air with this deal. You can get money off the Gold or the Space Grey edition.

5. Apple 15in MacBook Pro, 2.6GHz, 6-core, 256GB (2019)

From: John Lewis

Was: £2,399

Now: £2,000  £399 off

If it's the 2018 15in MacBook Pro you are after you can save a significant amount right now on the 256GB, 2.6GHz model at John Lewis (note John Lewis is quoting the Turbo Boost processor speed in it's product description).

6. Apple 16in MacBook Pro, 2.6GHz, 6-core, 512GB (2019)

From: Amazon

Was: £2,399

Now: £2,178  (£220.01 off)

Amazon is offering a great discount on the new 2019 16in MacBook Pro.

KRCS also has a good deal on the 16in MacBook Pro, though it's a few pounds more. Get that deal here.

7. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 1.4GHz, quad-core, 256GB (2019)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £1,499

Now: £1,354.97  (£144.03 off)

Here's a decent saving on the 256GB version of the 2019 1.4GHz MacBook Pro.

Amazon sometimes has a similar deal on the same model here.

8. Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz, quad-core, 256GB, Space Grey (2019)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,799

Now: £1,691.06  (£107.94 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.

9. Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018)

From: Very

Was: £1,099

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.

10. Apple Refurbished Mac Store (Discounted iMacs, MacBooks and more)

From: Apple

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.

Where to get MacBook deals, UK & US

Apple discounted the price of the MacBook Air back in July 2019, but this is quite a rare occurrence: Apple never really offers discounts on its Mac laptops - other than through its official refurbished store.

Speaking of which, you should pay a visit to the Apple Refurbished Store where you can find cut-price MacBook Pro models. These refurbished models are MacBook Pro laptops that were returned to Apple, perhaps due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a year's warranty.

For example, in October 2019 we found a refurbished 2017 13in MacBook Pro, which would have cost £1,799 new, for £1,529, a saving of £270. Find the latest refurbished deals here. We also have this advice about buying a refurbished Mac.

Other resellers are offering discounts on the different MacBook models that are being sold brand new. You may find deals on the following sites:

UK

US

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.

You can also save 8% on accessories and 5% on iPads (more iPad deals). See all Macworld UK student tech deals here.