Best MacBook Pro Deals
MacBook Pro deals are in full swing this September, with exclusive savings on every M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch and Intel 16-inch MacBook Pro. Be sure to bookmark this deal for back-to-school sales and special savings.
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Best MacBook Pro Deals for September 2021
Apple resellers are hosting a variety of sales and specials on MacBook Pros for the month of September. From deals on new M1 13-inch MacBook Pro models to $100s off 16-inch MacBook Pros, shoppers can take advantage of bonus savings on nearly every configuration.
13-inch MacBook Pro promotions
16-inch MacBook Pro discounts
MacBook Pro pricing
Comparing prices across top retailers is easy when you visit the AppleInsider Apple Price Guides. Find exclusive coupon savings and instant cash discounts on nearly every Mac computer. Here's how to access the MacBook Pro-specific Price Guides, with some of 2021's best MacBook Pro deals going on today on both current and closeout models:
Current MacBook Pro models
Apple resellers are also offering AppleInsider readers exclusive coupons this September, with savings of up to $600 off MacBook Pros. Check out these coupon discounts:
- Save up to $600 on MacBook Pros with coupon code APINSIDER. AppleCare is also discounted with the APINSIDER code ($199 for M1 13-inch models and $299 for 16-inch configs). Must use this special pricing link or the Adorama links in the AppleInsider Price Guide. Check out these step-by-step instructions for activation details to secure the best MacBook Pro deals. Also going on in September: Save an extra 5% on your purchase with the Adorama Edge Credit Card.
Which MacBook Pro is right for you?
There are only two models of MacBook Pros to choose from, but with a few configuration differences that can make very different machines.
13-inch MacBook Pro
The 13-inch MacBook Pro was refreshed in November 2020, with the launch of the highly anticipated Apple Silicon M1 chip. The base 13-inch MacBook Pro configuration with a 256GB SSD costs $1,299, ringing in as the same entry price as the Intel 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The portable MacBook Pro has two USB-C ports and is powered by Apple's very own M1 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Customers can configure up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage in the M1 machines, maxing out the price at $2,299.
Then there is the option of buying a 13-inch configuration with an Intel processor. These Intel MacBook Pros can be configured with up to 32GB of memory and 4TB of storage. Retail prices top out at $3,599, though AppleInsider exclusive deals are available to bring the cost down.
M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch Prices
16-inch MacBook Pro
The 16-inch MacBook Pro was refreshed in 2019 with 9th-generation Intel processors, a bigger than ever Retina Display, and the Magic Keyboard.
The large screen, four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, discrete graphics card, and studio-grade microphones make this an amazing professional laptop. All of this comes at a cost, however, as the starting price for a base 16-inch MacBook Pro configuration is $2,399 (although deals are regularly available).
The 9th-generation Intel processors double performance in several metrics and allow users to connect up to a 6K external display.
This is the only MacBook with a discrete graphics card, and customers can configure it with the AMD Radeon Pro 5300M up to the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M.
There are options up to 64GB of RAM and 8TB of storage. A maxed out 16-inch MacBook Pro could cost up to $6,099.
16-inch vs 13-inch
Physical size would be the biggest difference here at first glance, but there are major tradeoffs between the two MacBook Pro models. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is the most powerful, portable Mac on the market and offers discrete GPU options and massive storage as well. You'll likely be in the market for this as a video professional or intensive app developer.
The 13-inch wins out when it comes to size and weight alone, giving users a powerful machine that can fit in most situations. The lack of a discrete GPU can be remedied with an external GPU however, due to the Thunderbolt 3 ports.
You'll be spending nearly double just to get in the door for the 16-inch model, so likely users who need this device are already prepared to pay the price. It has not been updated in 2020, therefore it doesn't have the 10th-generation Intel processors. This hardly matters though as the base configuration comes with a 6-core Intel i7 processor at 2.6GHz, and a dedicated GPU.
2019 MacBook Pro vs 2020 MacBook Pro
At a glance, you'll find differences between the two models immediately. The change from a Butterfly Keyboard to the Magic Keyboard is immediately apparent. The physical escape key and inverted arrow keys are most noticeable, the other differences will be found when you start typing. The butterfly mechanisms offer less travel and feel mushy vs the scissor-switch keys.
After the keyboard, the differences become harder to find. Apple didn't do a full processor revision but did update the top of the line with the latest 10th-generation chipsets. The 2020 model does have double the storage for the same price across the board, which means new customers are better off getting the newer model for memory alone.
Regardless of which model you select, you can save a significant amount of money when shopping for the best MacBook Pro deals this September 2021 with AppleInsider promotions.