M1 MacBook Pro deal knocks $200 off our favorite Apple laptop

M1 MacBook Pro laptop
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The 2020 M1 MacBook Pro is still one of the best laptops to buy. And now, you can snag this Editor's Choice machine for less than its usual price. 

Currently, Amazon offers the M1 MacBook Pro with 512GB SSD for $1,299 (opens in new tab). Typically, this laptop costs $1,499, so you're saving $200. This is the lowest price we've seen for this configuration MacBook Pro since the holidays.

In fact, it's one of the best Apple deals we've spotted so far this year. 

Apple M1 MacBook Pro:  was $1,499 now $1,299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple M1 MacBook Pro: was $1,499 now $1,299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This laptop deal takes $200 off the M1 MacBook Pro. Besides a powerful M1 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, an 8-core GPU, and a 512GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it one of the top laptops on the market.

MacBook Pro M1 deal

Apple's latest MacBook Pro M1 is one of the best laptops for photo and video editing. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, Apple M1 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 8-core GPU and a 512GB SSD. 

In our MacBook Pro M1 2020 review, we were floored by its lightning-fast SSD, comfortable Magic Keyboard, and stellar overall and gaming performance. Its battery endured 16 hours and 32 minutes on our Laptop Mag Battery Test which is pretty impressive. We gave the M1 MacBook Pro a rare rating of 5 out of 5 stars and our coveted Editor's Choice award. 

During real-world tests, the M1 MacBook Pro had more than enough muscle to tackle the heavy workloads we threw its way. Even with 50 tabs open in Google Chrome — running Tweetdeck, Slack, YouTube, Tidal, Gmail, Google Sheets, and Twitch, the MacBook Pro M1 didn't slow down.

Design-wise, MacBook Pro M1's design engineers gave it the same iconic aluminum chassis and glossy Apple logo lineage. With a weight of 3 pounds and measuring 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, the MacBook Pro M1 is heavier than its competitors. It weighs just a little over that of the Dell XPS 13 (2.8 pounds, 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches) and 13-inch HP Spectre x360 (2.7 pounds, 12.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches). 

This M1 MacBook Pro deal is only as good as stock permits, so we recommend you jump on it while you can.

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.