Best MacBook deals: Cheap MacBook Pro, Air and more

Hunting for the very best MacBook deals money can buy right now? Here’s our ultimate guide to save you the legwork.

If you’re looking for a new laptop, Apple is always a safe bet in our books. What’s more, thanks to competition between sellers, it’s easier than ever to find a great MacBook deal that won’t break the bank.

If you’re a student or teacher, you get the bonus luxury of Apple’s student discounts. Otherwise, it’s also worth checking the ‘refurbished’ section of Apple’s site, which regular has exclusive deals cheaper than you’ll find anywhere else.

All refurbished MacBook models bought from Apple also come with a year’s warranty, giving you added peace of mind that you don’t get with auction sites.

Cheap MacBook Deals: Which MacBook should you get?

The MacBook is available in three models – the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro – all of which come in different sizes.

The classic MacBook is best for people who are always on the go. The 12-inch MacBook weighs a modest  0.92kg, and at 1.31cm thick is the smallest and most portable option available. Its processor isn’t as powerful as the MacBook Pro’s, but it’ll have no problem handling day-to-day tasks.

The 13-inch MacBook Air is best for people on a budget. The design hasn’t been updated for a few years, so it’s looking slightly dated, but it’s still the cheapest of the bunch and still has the best battery life.

If you need a lot of processing power then you should opt for the MacBook Pro. It’s more expensive than other MacBooks, but the Pro’s definitely worth the money if you use your laptop for for video or music editing.

The latest version of the MacBook Pro comes in 13- or 15-inch variants both of which come with Touch Bar and Touch ID options. The new version is also almost as light as the Macbook Air at 1.37kg.

Best Cheap MacBook Deals

The 256GB MacBook generally retails for £1249, and the 512GB model retails for £1549.

2017 MacBook (256GB) for £1149 at Currys, saving £100

2017 MacBook (256GB) for £1149 at John Lewis, saving £100

Best Cheap MacBook Air Deals

The MacBook Air retails at £949 for the 128GB model and £1099 for the 256GB model.

MacBook Air (128GB) for £799, saving £150

MacBook Air (128GB) for £899, saving £50

MacBook Air (256GB) for £958, saving £139

MacBook Air (256GB) for £949, saving £150

Best Cheap MacBook Pro Deals

The 13-inch MacBook Pro retails at £1249 for the 128GB model and £1449 for the 256GB model. With a Touch Bar and Touch ID the 256GB model retails at £1749 and the 512GB model retails at £1949.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID retails at £2349 for the 256GB model and £2699 for the 512GB model.

MacBook Pro 13-inch (128GB) for £1149, saving £100

£100 off isn’t to be sniffed at, and you get yourself the up-to 3.6GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

MacBook pro 13-inch (256GB) Touch Bar for £1649, saving £100

This is a decent little deal, with £100 off the £1749 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. You get the up-to3.5GHz  Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.

MacBook Pro 15-inch (256GB) for £2199, saving £150

The 15-inch model comes with a quad-core Core i5 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 555 graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

Student and teacher discount

Shop at the Apple Store for Education and save up to £270 on a new Mac, and up to £59 on a new iPad. Education pricing is available to current and newly accepted university students, parents buying for university students, and teachers and staff at all levels.

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