M2 MacBook Pro sees its first discount — save $200 on Apple's latest pro laptop

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The new M2 MacBook Pro gets its first discount this week following its June 24 release date. If price has you hesitant about picking up Apple's new MacBook, this deal is just for you.  

Currently, Best Buy has the M2 MacBook Pro on sale for $1099. It typically sells for $1,299, so that's $200 in savings. This marks the lowest price ever for this new MacBook release. It's also one of the best MacBook deals of the season. 

Apple M2 MacBook Pro: was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Best Buy

Apple M2 MacBook Pro: was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Best Buy
Save $200 on the new M2 MacBook Pro. It packs a 13.3-inch Liquid Retina display, M2 8-core CPU, 10-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID are also on board. 

Apple's M2 MacBook Pro is the best laptop for power-users from creators, to college students to business pros. The base model packs a 13-inch Liquid Retina display, faster 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. It supports up to 24GB of unified memory for fluid multitasking and 3x faster transcoding.

For connecting external devices, the M2 MacBook Pro supplies you with two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. 

In our MacBook Pro M2 review, we like its stellar overall and gaming performance, super-fast SSD and great webcam. It also has a great webcam and a comfortable keyboard that's a pleasure to use. We rate the M2 MacBook Pro 4.5 out of 5-stars — backed by our hard to get Editor's Choice award. 

We tested its might by opening up 50 Google Chrome tabs. Some were running Tweetdeck, Slack, YouTube, Tidal, GmailGoogle Sheets and Twitch. Naturally, the MacBook Pro's brawny M2 chip had it chugging along, lag free. 

In our lab, the M2 MacBook Pro notched a high mark of 8,911 in Geekbench 5.4 overall performance tests. This beats the 4,215 premium laptop and its predecessor, the M1 MacBook Pro which scored 5,882. It also crushed the Dell XPS 13's score of 5,365 (Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU). 

Battery-wise our Laptop Mag Battery Test places the M2 MacBook Pro among today's laptops with the best battery life. It endured an astonishing 18 hours and 20 minutes of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness.

With a weight of 3 pounds and 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches dimensions-wise, the M2 MacBook Pro is on par with its industry rivals. It's on par with the Dell XPS 13 (2.8 pounds, 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches), HP Spectre x360 13 (2.7 pounds, 12.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches). It's slightly heavier than the Asus ZenBook 13 (UX325)’s (2.5 pounds, 11.9 x 8 x 0.5-inches). 

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.