The best cheap MacBook sale prices and deals
If you’re looking for the best cheap MacBook sale prices, you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve just updated our guide with the latest models. The decision of whether or not you should pick up a new MacBook is an easy one: does it play to your strengths? Maybe you need the lightest and most portable macOS machine out there today, one with good battery life. Or, maybe you just don’t like Windows? Whatever your reason, there are plenty of deals out there to help you save on a MacBook deal.
Our exclusive price comparison tool will check the price of every readily available model of MacBook on all major retail websites, so you can be sure you’re always getting the best MacBook deal. We’ve stopped comparing MacBook prices on some older models if they’re not widely available or if they generally cost more than newer versions despite the dated tech inside. All you need to do now is work out whether it’s a MacBook, a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air that you want. We’ll help though.
If you’re not quite set on a MacBook (they are rather pricey), then we have some alternative options for you, along with the best prices. Take a look at our selection of best laptops for other top performing machines or our cheap laptop deals for solid buys that won’t break the bank as we search for great prices all year round. If the freshest MacBook prices are what you’re after though, you’ll find them all below.
The 2018 version of the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro is the best yet, comes with the Touch Bar as standard and features a range of improvements over the older models. The screen resolution may be the same with the excellent Retina display, but now there’s True Tone technology inside that senses ambient lighting in the room or outdoors to adjust the brightness of the screen for the best possible picture. The keyboard is quieter and less ‘clicky’ too. You’re getting the brand new 8th-gen Coffee Lake core processor and the quad-core CPUs have doubled the performance of the 2017 models. With more options for larger RAM too, options really open up for creatives and professionals with the MacBook Pro 2018.
Today’s best Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) deals
CPU: Six-core Intel Core i7 – i9 | Graphics: Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB GDDR5 | RAM: 16GB – 32GB | Screen: 15.4-inch, (2880 x 1800) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 4TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Touch Bar: Yes
The larger 15-inch version of the 2018 MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar is generally going to cost a fair bit more than the 13-inch model, but that’s not just because of the larger screen. This model packs a lot more under the hood too, with Apple providing multiple options with increased RAM, extra processing power with a six core Coffee Lake processor and larger SSD storage options. Naturally, you’re getting the same improvements over the 2017 version too like the True Tone screen technology and quieter keyboard. This really is a powerhouse laptop for designers and industry creatives. If you don’t need all the power though, we’d consider the cheaper 13-inch model, or maybe even one of the older versions found below if the prices are right for you.
Today’s best Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2018) deals
The cheapest MacBook Air (2017) sale prices
The MacBook Air series is making a comeback
We have to admit, we thought Apple was done with the MacBook Air line after the new Pro lineup was just as compact and almost as light. Apple has given the 13-inch MacBook Air its first update since 2015 though. This means you can now get a much healthier 8GB of RAM instead of 4GB along with a processor upgrade to 1.8GHz (over 1.6GHz) making it much better at multi-tasking. Older MacBook Air stock is gradually disappearing from retailers now although prices have been stubbornly high even on refurbs. In all honesty, you’re getting much better value by opting for this modern version instead.
Today’s best MacBook Air (2017) deals
The cheapest Macbook (2017) prices
The Kaby Lake upgrade you’ve been waiting for?
The screen and compact dimensions on the 2017 MacBook are the same as the 2016 edition. But if you’re weighing up the actual differences between the new 2017 and 2016 MacBooks, here are some key points to consider. You’re now getting the 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors with i5 and i7 options now available. 2015 MacBook owners are more likely to appreciate the improvements really. The prices we’re seeing lately though aren’t that much more expensive than the 2016 models.
Today’s best 12-inch MacBook 2017 deals
MacBook Pro (2017) 13 and 15-inch deals (with Touch Bar)
A touch above the rest?
The 2017 updates to the MacBook Pro lineup didn’t change an awful lot in all honesty. The main improvement was the upgrade to Kaby Lake processors. The 7th-gen chips offer increased performance for 4K streaming and media editing. Eventually the 2016 versions will disappear at most retailers, but it’s worth keeping an eye on the comparison chart below to see if there any are discounted models lingering around.
MacBook Pro (2016) 13 and 15-inch deals (with Touch Bar)
2016 was crying out for a refresh of the MacBook Pro and Apple once again came up with something rather special. In addition to the internal spec getting a long awaited upgrade and that gorgeous Retina display (available in 13-inch and 15-inch flavours), Apple introduced its long-rumoured Touch Bar technology. This mini-LED display replaces the Function keys and comes up with different touch display controls for loads of different programs. Uses so far include safari bookmarks, predictive text, search field, emojis, photo galleries or even more intensive actions like photo editing or mixing records. Simple, yet innovative.