Best Apple MacBook and iPad Deals

When it comes to Apple, its range of laptops are something some of us can only aspire towards. Beautiful its devices may be, but affordable? Not likely. Thankfully, in time for all the back to school festivities, we’re compiling the places to buy MacBooks, MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros on the cheap.

The social symbol of laptops, whether you’re a student or a professional seeking a much deserved laptop upgrade, Apple might just be the way to go with its array of stunning gadgets that truly stand the test of time. Apple products also boast a powerful, impressive performance, especially in the face of larger, more creative projects.

When it comes to bagging a good deal, there are a few things we’d suggest:

  • Stay tuned to the deals below in our Apple MacBook and iPad deals hub (c’mon, you knew it was coming) where we’re sourcing all the latest discounts into one easy to read list.
  • Baring in mind you aren’t likely to find any deals on the official Apple store and it only ever lists its latest, most expensive models, you may be better off for looking at older generations elsewhere to bag a hefty saving on a just-as-good device.
  • For the lucky ones out there who are students, you can get access to Apple’s Education Store where you can save 10% on selected Macs and iPads. Be quick and make the most of Apple’s Back to School promotion and you could even get a free pair of Beats.

Related: How to get a student discount on Apple products

For those of us not in possession of a student ID (RIP), or seeking a more significant saving, there are plenty of exceptional bargains out there — and we’re collating the best of the best. Whether you want the top spec, newest model from Apple’s array of laptops and tablets, or you’re seeking bigger and better savings on previous versions, find it all below.

Best MacBook Deals

Although now discontinued from Apple’s official line-up, you can still get your hands on the MacBook from other retailers, likely for far cheaper than its original RRP.

Said to be a middle-ground between the Pro and Air model, the MacBook’s defining distinction is sitting as Apple’s thinnest, lightest laptop at 920g, offering a 12-inch display. With great portability, this is ideal for someone whose workspace moves around with them, allowing for you to easily slip it into your bag and lug around without too much effort.

Best Apple MacBook Deals

MacBook 12" with Retina Display - 256 GB SSD, Gold

Apple's smallest laptop, this MacBook is built with portability in mind, weighing just 920g and sitting at 12-inches wide. Boasting 12 hours of life, he be small but he still be mighty.

Best MacBook Air Deals

Recently receiving a revamp after years of not having any superficial changes, the MacBook Air is a swish laptop set-up that you can now buy in three gorgeous hues — Gold, Space Grey and classic Silver.

With the MacBook well and truly vetoed, the Air is the most lightweight laptop still currently sold by Apple. It also boasts Retina display and True-Tone technology for a brilliant visual experience. For the environmentally conscious, it should be known the 2018 MacBook Air is also made from 100% recycled aluminium.

Best Apple MacBook Air Deals

Apple MacBook Air 2017 MQD32 13 Inch i5 8GB 128GB

Get an incredible price on this 2017 MacBook Air and save as the previous gen to Apple's current line-up.

Apple MacBook Air 2018 13 Inch i5 8GB 128GB - Silver

Sparkly and new, get one of the latest versions of the MacBook Air and benefit from its fifth gen Intel Core for a higher performance, touch ID and many more impressive features.

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) - Gold (Previous Model)

With gorgeous retina display and a beautiful gold finish, this MacBook Air offers easy portability and a not too shabby processor with its Intel Core i5.

Best MacBook Pro Deals

The clue is in the name, the MacBook Pro is one for the professionals. Offering the ability to really pick and choose exactly what you want, you can pay anywhere from £1,168 for a 13-inch, low range MacBook Pro, all the way up to £4,422 for the fully-loaded 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The Pro can really take the flack, offering a powerful processing speed for loading big files and programmes. If you’re a creative looking to edit videos or photos on a big scale, the Pro can breeze through any given task as the model with the most advanced graphics, processor and fast storage capabilities. A high performance laptop, the MacBook also comes with the option to have the most recent, ninth gen 8-core Intel Core i9 Processor at your fingertips with Turbo Boost speeds.

Best MacBook Pro Deals

MacBook Pro 13" - Space Grey (2017)

Not worried about having the most up to date model of the MacBook Pro? The 2017 edition is just as impressive and comes with a tasty discount that your bank account will enjoy.

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB) - Space Grey (Latest Model)

One of the most powerful Pros yet, enjoy one of the most advanced processors and stunning display.

Best iPad Deals

Coming completely out of left field, the iPad could be a contender to get you through any given computing task. With the ability to download word processing applications, connect a keyboard and utilise the Apple Pencil for some swoon-worthy note-taking, the iPad is a cheaper, more flexible alternative if you’re not quite ready to commit to one of Apple’s pricier laptops and want something uber portable.

For simple tasks like presentations and documents, the iPad Mini is as inexpensive as it gets whilst still being a powerful little tablet. If you’d prefer a slightly larger screen, the iPad sits at 9.7-inches in comparison to the Mini’s 5.3-inches.

If you’re looking to do more heavy duty tasks, however, like graphic design and running larger applications like anything from Adobe’s creative suite, the iPad Pro is just the ticket with Apple’s most powerful A12X Bionic chip, pegging it as “faster than most PC laptops.”

Best iPad Deals

12.9" iPad Pro (2018) - 64 GB, Space Grey

Get a top dog iPad Pro and bask in how powerful it is in comparison to a regular laptop. With a Liquid Retina display, 11-hour battery life and the ability to make art with Apple Pencil compatibility, this is a fantastic tablet with a minimum saving of £50 on top when you trade-in an old iPad.

7.9" iPad mini 5 (2019) - 256 GB, Gold

With a chunky bit of storage and the latest iPad Mini capabilities, the fifth gen Mini has brilliant Retina display, a decent 10-hour battery life and the A12 Bionic chip for high performance and fast processing.

Apple iPad Air (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Grey

A cheaper alternative to the iPad Pro, the Air still packs some serious power in a beautiful sleek design that is almost all screen.


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