Update on Nov 27: The MacBook Pro with M1 and MacBook Air with M1 are now $100 off at B&H Photo Video. This is a really great deal on some of the best laptops on the market.
Some Black Friday deals surprise even the folks at Laptop Mag from time to time. We got a major shock today when Amazon gave a discount to the world's best laptop — just weeks after it went on sale. Oh, and I should mention, it's an Apple laptop, which rarely go on sale.
The MacBook Pro with M1 (opens in new tab) is $1,199 at B&H after a $100 discount. It's the lowest price we've seen for this newly released Apple laptop. It's also $50 cheaper than Amazon's current price (opens in new tab). This deal is incredible since we never expected to see the MacBook Pro with Apple M1 chip get a price cut this soon.
It goes without saying: this MacBook Pro with M1 deal is one of the best Black Friday laptop deals, and frankly, one of the most compelling deals we've seen in a long time.
Apple MacBook Pro with M1: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ B&H (opens in new tab)
This epic Black Friday deal takes $100 off newly released MacBook Pro with M1 chip (opens in new tab). Beside a new 8-core CPU, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it the top laptop on the market.
MacBook Pro with M1: was $1,299 now $1,249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The newly released MacBook Pro with M1 is already on sale at Amazon in a surprise deal. While this only takes $50 off, we weren't expecting to see any discounts for a long time. This model has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it the top laptop on the market.
The best laptop money can buy, the new MacBook Pro with M1 scored a rare 5-star rating and Editor's Choice award from us.
In our MacBook Pro with M1 review, we marveled at the new M1 chip, which brings unrivaled performance and battery life to Apple's latest laptops. The proof? We had 50 tabs open in Google Chrome with some running Tweetdeck, Slack, YouTube, Tidal, Gmail, Google Sheets and Twitch, and the MacBook Pro just chugged along with no signs of lag or hang time.
This is also the long-lasting MacBook ever (and by a large margin). The MacBook Pro lasted 16 hours, 32 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness). That’s much longer than the 10:01 premium laptop average.
Apple could have stopped there, but along with fast performance and long runtimes, you get a more powerful camera and seamless integration between Mac, iPad and iPhone thanks to native Universal apps. The 5nm chip even improves the camera and microphones.
If you need a new laptop running macOS Big Sur, we strongly recommend jumping on this deal. It is the only savings you'll find on Apple's best laptop, and we don't know how long it will last. Amazon had a deal on the MacBook Air with M1 but it quickly sold out, so there's a good chance this sale will disappear long before Black Friday ends.
Black Friday is just about here and we’re seeing tons of fantastic deals on today’s top mobile tech. Be sure to check our Black Friday 2020 deals (opens in new tab) hub for the best holiday discounts.
And if you're a fan of Apple products in general, check out our best Apple Black Friday deals, a roundup that includes sales on the AirPods and other MacBook models. In fact, one of the best Black Friday we've seen so far cuts the AirPods Pro down to $169, the lowest price we've seen for these buds.