Black Friday MacBook Deals: If you’re looking to buy a new MacBook, then this Black Friday is the best time to do so as Apple is giving out £160 Apple Store Gift Vouchers with select MacBook purchases. For more great deals like this, check out our Black Friday Deals hub.
Whether you’re after a standard, entry-level Apple MacBook, a powerhouse MacBook Pro or a slim and lightweight MacBook Air, throughout the Black Friday period, many retailers will be offering discounts. Here’s the best deals available right now.
Best Cheap MacBook Deals for Black Friday
The 256GB MacBook generally retails for £1249, and the 512GB model retails for £1549.
Apple Best MacBook Deals
Grab a MacBook from Apple's store and you'll get a huge £160 Gift Card to spend in the Apple Store.
Currys Best MacBook Deals
While there's no discount on the MacBook itself, you can save £20 on Microsoft Office 365 if you buy both products as a bundle.
As is the case with the 512GB model, Currys is offering a £20 discount on Microsoft Office 365 when bought together.
John Lewis Best MacBook Deals
You get a whopping £150 discount on this model of the MacBook when buying through John Lewis. Plus you get the added bonus of extended warranty.
Not only do you get a £100 discount for the MacBook buying through John Lewis, but you also get a two-year warranty out of the box, which is handy for those who have a habit of putting their tech through its paces.
Best Cheap MacBook Air Deals for Black Friday
The MacBook Air retails at £949 for the 128GB model and £1099 for the 256GB model.
Apple MacBook Air Deals
Buy a MacBook Air on the Apple Store and you'll get an awesome £160 Apple Store Gift Card to spend on another Apple device.
Amazon Best MacBook Air Deals
If you aren't too fussed about storage then why not save yourself an extra bit of money and go for the 128GB MacBook AIR?
Currys PC World Best MacBook AIR Deals
Currys actually has Amazon beaten on this one, selling the 128GB MacBook AIR for just £749 and with an optional £20 saving on Office 365.
John Lewis Best MacBook AIR Deals
By far the best option for buying the 128GB MacBook AIR, thanks to John Lewis' two-year warranty as standard.
Best Cheap MacBook Pro Deals for Black Friday
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.
Apple Best MacBook Pro Deals
If you buy a MacBook Pro this Black Friday from the Apple Store, and you'll get a £160 Apple Store Gift Card bundled in for free.
John Lewis Best MacBook Pro Deals
Another MacBook Pro from last year's line-up, featuring an Intel 7th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and a Touch Bar. The bigger saving means you get a MacBook Pro with twice the internal storage, for an extra £100.
Get the entry-level 2018 MacBook Pro with a quad-core 2.3GHz Core i5 processor, 256GB of storage, 8GB or RAM for £100 off of the standard price.
If you want more storage, you can pick up the basic 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018 configuration with a bigger 512GB SSD instead, currently for £100 less from John Lewis on Black Friday.
Pick up a 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018 with a 2.2GHz six core i7 processor for £100 less than you would from Apple, and get John Lewis's 2-year guarantee as standard.
This deal sees you picking up a new MacBook Pro 2018 with the more powerful 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 CPU and AMD Radeon 560X included for £100 less than the standard price – a great deal for creatives.
Ebuyer Best MacBook Deals
This great deal sees you saving over £250 on a new MacBook Pro from Apple's 2018 line up. This version comes with 16GB of fast DDR4 RAM and an AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPU, for enhanced graphics.
Laptops Direct Best MacBook Pro Deals
The MacBook Pro is one of the best laptops on the market, and with a whopping £590 off this Black Friday – it's a winner on all fronts.
Amazon Best MacBook Pro Deals
Going for the best doesn't have to mean paying full price. Amazon has got you covered with a slick discount on the latest MacBook Pro.
Amazon is running a similarly great deal on the 128GB version of the MacBook Pro, coming in at just over £1000.
Currys PC World Best MacBook Pro Deals
Currys is the place to be right now if you're after the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. On the cheaper end of the spectrum, the 13-inch 256GB model is only £1299 with a giant saving of £150.
While there's no major discount currently available for the 15" MacBook pro, each eligible purchase does grant you £20 off Microsoft Office.
Student and teacher discounts on MacBooks
On top of the usual 10% discount on MacBooks and iPads for students/teachers, Apple has gone a step further by throwing in an additional incentive. Anyone who makes an eligible purchase through the company’s online store can also receive a free pair of Beats headphones – perfect for getting the most out of your new MacBook. For a more comprehensive look on the range of deals available to students, we recommend taking a look at our Best Student Deals page.
Best Student and teacher MacBook Deal
Not only is Apple offering a student discount of up to 10% on eligible MacBooks and iPads but the company will also throw in a free pair of Beats headphones if you buy a Mac or iPad Pro.
Everything else to expect from Apple MacBook Black Friday deals this year
Whether you’re a MacBook diehard or a Windows super fan, we can at least agree on one thing – MacBooks do not come cheap. Before you accuse me of bias, this very article is being typed up on a MacBook, so believe me when I say that forking out for a new MacBook is rarely kind on your wallet.
I say rarely, of course, because there is one time of year where you can expect some sizeable MacBook discounts to appear and that’s Black Friday.
Last year, John Lewis docked £100 off the price of the MacBook Pro, bringing it down from £1249 to £1149, though so far we’ve seen savings north of that.
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There are plenty of fantastic Black Friday deals for MacBooks that can be had right this very second. In our handy guide, we’ve split those deals up by MacBook model and then by retailer, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in the quest to save you money.
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 2018: Which MacBook should you get on Black Friday?
The MacBook is available in three models – the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro – all of which come in different shapes and sizes and feature different specifications.
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.
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