Update 12/18 10 a.m. ET: Amazon is currently sold out at this price, but B&H Photo matched the deal for the base MacBook Pro M2 at $1,099, so don't sleep on this one as it is sure to sell out there too.
Apple's MacBook Pro M2 is one of the best laptops on the market and while it saw a number of discounts recently, this is the cheapest we have ever seen the excellent base configuration.
Amazon now offers the Apple MacBook Pro M2 for $1,099. That's $200 off its normal asking price of $1,299. Among its many excellent qualities the Apple MacBook Pro M2 also currently sits atop our laptops with the best battery life with an absolutely astounding 18 hours and 20 minutes in our testing. So whether you are looking for performance or longevity the MacBook Pro M2 has you covered.
Boasting Apple's latest M2 processor, the MacBook Pro is the best laptop for power users and right now it is more affordable than ever before. Creators, college students, and business pros alike will benefit from the performance of Apple's new pro-grade laptop. 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 MacBook Pro M2 supplies you with two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports.
In our MacBook Pro M2 review, we like its stellar performance and super-fast SSD. 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.
In Geekbench 5.4 overall performance tests, the M2 MacBook Pro notched a high mark of 8,911. It beat 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).
The MacBook Pro M2's Laptop Mag Battery Test puts it at the top of today's laptops with the best battery life. It endured 18 hours and 20 minutes of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness.
Weighing in at 3 pounds and 0.6 inches thin, the M2 MacBook Pro is a fairly portable 13-inch laptop. It's on par with the Dell XPS 13 (2.8 pounds, 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches) and 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).
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