The cheapest MacBook Pro deals in May 2023

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The MacBook Pro is a powerful luxury laptop and a premium choice for many creative professionals. Because of that, it carries a high price. And while it may be an expensive laptop, it is possible to find MacBook Pro deals. We've rounded up the latest ones right here and will add any more we see in the upcoming Memorial Day sales.

Of course, it's important to say that these MacBook Pro deals are all relative as these high-end Apple laptops already start off pricey. Still, when you buy a MacBook, you go in knowing you want the best you can find in a laptop. It's why Apple devices regularly sit at the top of our best laptop guide. But that doesn't mean you should pay more for it than you have reason to, especially when there could be upcoming offers in the Memorial Day laptop sales.

Check out all the latest MacBook Pro deals below to get one for the best price today. And if you'd still prefer to save more money, you could check out the other non-Pro MacBook deals, including the latest MacBook Air deals

For more budget-friendly options, you can browse through many other laptop deals we've spotted this week on cheaper devices and Chromebooks.

Today's best MacBook Pro deals

13-inch MacBook Pro deals

13 inch MacBook Pro M2

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MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022)

A premium price for the power of the M2 chip

Brand new M2 chip
Impressive 20-hour battery life
Terrific performance
M1 Air is better value for money

Prices for Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring the powerful new M2 chip start at $1,299 / £1,349 for the standard model with a 256GB SSD. It's the cheapest MacBook Pro model available, then, but clearly still priced as a premium option.

In our MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022) review we came away impressed with the device because of its excellent performance and battery life. However, we also felt it was slightly redundant given there's no new design and the recent MacBook Air with the M2 chip is a better value-for-money option right now. Sure, the performance increase with the latest MacBook Pro device is nice, but it's generally more power than necessary for most. 

Meanwhile, the new MacBook Air doesn't fall too far behind in terms of performance and will more than comfortably handle your everyday use as well as more involving tasks. Best of all? It has a fresh design, better battery life and starts at $100 / £100 less. Convinced? You can check out today's best MacBook Air deals.

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020

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MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020)

An older MacBook Pro that's now harder to find

Powerful M1 chip 
Fan cooling for better performance
17 hours battery life
Dated and hard to find

When it was first released the MacBook Pro (13-inch) with an M1 chip offered a stark upgrade in processing power at a similar price range to the previous 2020 Intel model. 

In our MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) review, we found it certainly delivered on Apple's promise of a revolutionary experience. The performance saw a considerable boost from the new M1 hardware, even running legacy apps designed for previous Intel machines. The design was similar, but it was a seriously powerful machine with a price that even managed to undercut other high-end ultrabooks in value at the time.

Nowadays, though, this dated device is harder to find, not regularly on offer and not the best value for money when you can pay a little more for a newer device or just as capable MacBook Air M2.

14-inch MacBook Pro deals

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MacBook Pro 14-inch (M2, 2023)

A professional-grade powerhouse

New M2 Pro and M2 Max chips
Impressive battery life
Gorgeous display
No deals this early

The MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) is one of two new laptops that were surprisingly announced by Apple in January. The standout feature is the inclusion of the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chips that power the device, offering some extremely high levels of performance.

Of course, given this MacBook is so new, it's highly unlikely that we'll see any deals at this early stage. There is the outside chance of a very small discount at retailers such as Amazon or Walmart as we've seen this before for previous models. However, the odds are very low, so expect to pay full price for the next few months if you're interested in one of Apple's newest premium laptops.

Now we've had some proper hands-on time and published our MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) review, we can safely say that this is a solid upgrade over the last generation model. The specification boost is worth the price bump, so creative professionals after a compact and portable workstation will definitely want this on your shopping list.

MacBook Pro 14-inch

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MacBook Pro 14-inch (M1, 2021)

The best value option for creative professionals

Excellent performance
Stunning screen
Impressive battery life
Overkill for general users

Even though it's now older, the MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) is still a standout device for creative professionals. This is a compact and powerful laptop that comes with a considerable number of ports so you can finally leave all those dongles and hubs in the cupboard. 

In our MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review, we found the M1 Pro chip at its core offers fine-tuned performance that takes it leaps and bounds above the competition. The battery life impresses, too, while the crisp Liquid Retina XDR display is one of Apple's best screens yet. Because of that, it received our Editor's Choice award, so it's still a good buy today even with the latest version getting a specs bump.

This device is probably a touch more than necessary for the general user: both in terms of power and price. Those still looking to jump onto the Apple ecosystem but don't need quite as much performance and features would be better to consider the MacBook Air or even an iPad.

16-inch MacBook Pro deals

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MacBook Pro 16-inch (M2, 2023)

A pricey productivity beast

Apple's most powerful laptop
Fanatastic screen
Huge 20-hour battery life
No deals this early

The MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023) is the second of two new laptops that were announced by Apple in January. As with the smaller version, the headline inclusion is the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chips that power the laptop to give it incredible performance for even the most intensive creative and productivity tasks.

Naturally, given this MacBook has only just been released, there are no deals available so far. We might see some discounts at select retailers in the weeks ahead, but if so, they will likely be very small - perhaps $100 / £100 max. Keep an eye on places such as Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy as these are the place most likely to offer a discount based on previous sales.

It could still be worth the investment at full price, though, if you need a powerful workstation with one of the best displays on a laptop. Those are the features we praised most in our MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023) review. It's also a significant improvement over an Intel-based MacBook, so those looking to upgrade from one of those older devices should find it to be a worthwhile investment.

MacBook Pro 16-inch

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MacBook Pro 16-inch (M1, 2021)

Still recommended, even though it's older

Exceptional performance
Gorgeous mini-LED display
Long battery life
Large, expensive and heavy

The MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) simply couldn't be beaten when it was first released. Apple's huge overhaul of the 2019 MacBook Pro came with a substantial boost in power through the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, sported a stunning mini-LED display and came packed with a host of other most-wanted new features.

We still think it's one of the best laptops for creative professionals according to our MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) review. Those after a more static workstation will appreciate the jump up to a 16-inch screen. Though, of course, the 14-inch is a lot better for portability. It's also substantially cheaper, too, so those who don't need all the excessive power and are on a smaller budget will do just as well going for the smaller version.

Where to find cheap MacBook Pro deals

If you're after more cheap MacBook Pro deals, you can head straight to the retailers themselves. Here we've brought you all the best places to check out if you're looking to score a saving on Apple's luxury laptop line. 


  • Apple: students discounts and trade-ins offer the best value
  • Amazon: Regular price cuts and older models available
  • Best Buy: Shop the latest releases with bundle offers 
  • B&H Photo: Best for high-spec buyers with creative needs 
  • Newegg: Renewed and older models reign supreme 


  • Apple: student discounts and MacBook Pro trade-in
  • Amazon: savings across a range of new and old models
  • Currys: frequent discounts on the latest releases
  • John Lewis: less frequent discounts but excellent guarantees
  • Very: shop during sales periods for MacBook Pro deals
  • Argos: regionalised stock but frequent bundles
  • Laptops Direct: regular price cuts on cheaper models

Can you buy a cheap MacBook Pro?

A cheap MacBook Pro is relative - these computers are by no means made for budget-minded shoppers. However, with MacBook Pro deals dropping more and more cash off these luxury laptops each year, there's certainly hope for picking up a discounted model these days. Whether you opt for a reduced entry level current gen laptop, or an older but refurbished model, you can find cheap MacBook Pros available for under $1,000 if you're shopping at the right time, or willing to drop enough new features. 

Is the Macbook Pro price worth it? 

The Macbook Pro is made for its power users. With a price point that can make everyday laptop users wary, Apple's range of lightweight super computers can seem inaccessible. If you're looking for a laptop that can handle anything, though, and will be able to handle anything for a long time into the future, then this is the laptop for you. 

While the Macbook Pro might have a heady overhead cost, it's an investment that will last you longer than other only slightly cheaper laptops will. So, if you're a creative or looking to power through high performance apps and complex workflows the Macbook Pro price is absolutely worth it. If you want to check your emails and watch Netflix, you might be better off elsewhere. 

MacBook Pro trade-in: how to get a good deal

Using a MacBook Pro trade-in scheme to shave some cash off your new purchase has its upsides and downsides. While they can certainly take a considerable amount off your final price and they're far more convenient, you can often claim far more cash for your old laptop by selling your MacBook by yourself. That's because these luxury computers rarely lose their value once they're on the market. 

However, if you're simply looking to save as much as possible on cheap MacBook Pro deals, your best bet is to head straight to Apple for a trade-in evaluation

MacBook Pro student discount: what offers are available?

MacBook Pro student discounts can also save you extra cash on your new laptop. Offers vary by country, but currently US students, school staff, and parents can save $100 on a MacBook Pro laptop, meanwhile in the UK you can save 10% on Apple products with the appropriate student ID. Combine this with Apple's (albeit rare) MacBook Pro sales and you're onto a hefty saving. 

James Pickard
Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.