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The best MacBook deals for January 2022

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We're getting closer toward the end of January and the best MacBook deals of 2022 slash considerable dollars off Apple's best-selling MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. And to help you score a new MacOS notebook for less, we're rounding up the best MacBook deals right here.

Currently, we're seeing considerable discounts on MacBook Air or MacBook Pro machines. So whether you want to treat yourself or someone else to a new MacBook, you don't have to pay full price.  

One standout weekend deal at Amazon offers the 2021 M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14 for $2,299. Usually, this laptop would set you back a cool $2.499, so that's $150 off its regular price. It's the lowest price we've seen for this new MacBook Pro and one of the best MacBook deals we've seen all month. 

In our M1 Pro Macbook Pro 14 review, we loved its sleek, elegant design, incredible M1 Pro chip performance, stellar battery life and ample port selection. We gave the 2021 MacBook Pro 14 a 4 out of 5 star rating and our hard to get Editor's Choice award cosign. The MacBook Pro 14 features Apple's 8-core M1 Pro chip, a 14-core GPU, 16GB unified memory, a gorgeous 14-inch display and 1TB SSD. 

From the latest Apple M1 Pro series-charged MacBooks to previous-gen Intel-powered machines— here are today's best MacBook deals. 

M1 MacBook Pro 2021

M1 MacBook Pro 2021 (Image credit: Apple)

MacBook Pro 14 deals

The most powerful, longest lasting MacBook

Screen: 14.2-inch 3024 x 1964 Liquid Retina XDR | CPU: Apple M1 PRO | Storage: 512GB/1TB | RAM: 16GB | Video: 8-core GPU | Weight: 3.5 lbs. | Feats: Touch ID | Ports: Thunderbolt 4 (three) | Battery Life: Up to 21 hours (rated)

Superfast performance
Plenty of ports
Stunning display
Lacks USB-A port

The 2021 MacBook Pro 14 runs on Apple's latest M1 Pro CPU making it the brand's most powerful notebook yet. One of the best laptops for creatives, it's great for everything from photo to video editing to music production. 

Starting at $1,999, the base model MacBook Pro 14 has a 14.2 Liquid Retina XDR display, 8-core M1 Pro chip (upgradeable to M1 Max), 16GB RAM, 14-core GPU and 512GB SSD. Over its predecessor, it delivers faster CPU and GPU performance to breeze through pro workflows, intense graphics applications and gaming. 

In our MacBook Pro 14 review, we praise its sleek, elegant design and excellent performance. We were also impressed by its battery life which lasted 14 hours on our Laptop Mag battery test. We gave the MacBook Pro 14 an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. It's the Editor's Choice laptop for power users. 

As for ports, the MacBook Pro 14 affords you an ample array for your connectivity needs. You get an HDMI port, SDXC card reader, 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports, headphone jack, and MagSafe charger. 

Simply put, the MacBook Pro 14 packs brawny performance and long battery life into a portable form factor. 

Best MacBook deals — MacBook Pro M1 2020

MacBook Pro M1 2020  (Image credit: Amazon)

M1 MacBook Pro deals

The most powerful, longest lasting MacBook

Screen: 13.3-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina LCD | CPU: Apple M1 | Storage: 256GB/512GB | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Video: 8-core GPU | Weight: 3 lbs. | Feats: Touch ID | Ports: Thunderbolt 3 (two) | Battery Life: Up to 16 hours

Solid overall and gaming performance
Excellent battery life
Not enough ports

Apple's most powerful laptop, the 2020 MacBook Pro M1 has starting price of $1,299. The base model packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, Apple M1 CPU, 8-core GPU, and 256GB SSD.

As we note in our MacBook Pro M1 2020 review, we were floored by its stellar overall and gaming performance. We were also astonished by its long battery life which lasted an a16 hour and 32 minutes our Laptop Mag Battery Test. The MacBook Pro M1 earned a 5 out of 5 star rating and our Editor's Choice award stamp of approval. 

Not only is the new MacBook Pro the longest lasting Apple laptop, it's also the brawniest. In one test, we had 50 tabs open in Google Chrome — some running Tweetdeck, Slack, YouTube, Tidal, Gmail, Google Sheets and Twitch. The MacBook Pro showed no signs of lag whatsoever.

Best MacBook deals — M1 MacBook Air

M1 MacBook Air  (Image credit: B&H Photo Video)

M1 MacBook Air deals

Breathtaking performance

Screen: 13.3-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina LCD | CPU: Apple M1 | Storage: 256GB/512GB | RAM: 8GB | Video: Up to 8-core GPU | Weight: 2.8 lbs. | Feats: Touch ID | Ports: Thunderbolt 3 (two) | Battery Life: Up to 14:41 hours

Outstanding battery life
Great speakers and Magic keyboard
Few ports

Pricing on the MacBook Air M1 2020 starts at $999. Besides a new 8-core CPU, the base packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 7-core GPU 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

In our MacBook Air with M1 review, we loved the laptop's breathtaking Apple M1 chip performance. We were also impressed by its outstanding battery life which went the distance of 14 hours and 41 minutes in our Laptop Mag Battery test. It lasted longer than the previous-gen MacBook Air which conked out at 9 hours and 31 minutes. 

Designwise, the MacBook Air sports the same familiar and practical design. Under the hood, there's a Magic Keyboard with large trackpad for a comfortable typing experience.

The best MacBook deals - MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro 2020 (Image credit: Apple)

MacBook Pro 2020 deals

10th Gen CPU options

Screen: 13.3-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina LCD | CPU: 1.4 GHz/1.7 GHz/2.0 GHz/2.3 GHz quad-core 8th Gen or 10th Gen Core i5 or Core i7 | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB/4TB | RAM: 8GB/16GB/32GB | Video: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | Weight: 3.1 lbs. | Feats: Touch ID, Touch Bar, True Tone LCD | Ports: Thunderbolt 3 (four)

Faster performance
New Magic Keyboard
No 14-inch panel

The base model Apple MacBook Pro 2020 starts at $1,299 with 13.3-inch Retina display, 8th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

Design-wise, the latest MacBook Pro 2020 borrows from the latest MacBook Air 2020. Apple fans will be glad to know that the dreadful Butterfly keyboard is gone for good. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro uses the Magic keyboard with traditional scissor switches. 

Another major revamp to the MacBook Pro 2020 is the hardware bump to 10th Gen Intel CPUs. Interestingly, Apple still offers 8th Gen chips on the lower-end models to keep the starting price ($1,299) down. If you want the best performance speed and have room to splurge, we recommend you opt for the MacBook Pro with 10th Gen CPU, which starts at $1,799. 

Best MacBook deals — Apple MacBook Air 2020

MacBook Air 2020 (Image credit: Future)

MacBook Air 2020 deals

Apple's newest base model laptop

Screen: 13.3-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina LCD | CPU: 1.1 10th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Video: Intel Iris Plus | Weight: 2.8 lbs. | Feats: Magic Keyboard | Ports: Thunderbolt 3 (two)

Sleek design
Great battery life
Clicky and comfy Magic Keyboard
USB Type-C ports only
Performance could be better

Pricing for the 2020 MacBook Air starts at $999 which is $100 cheaper than the previous-gen model's entry price.  This year's base model packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina Display, a 1.1 GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive.  

In our MacBook Air 2020 review of the Core i5 variant, the laptop showed no signs of lag in our real worl performance test. Even while juggling 30 open Google Chrome tabs, Adobe Photoshop image resizing, Apple's new laptop held its own. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.