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Black Friday MacBook deals 2019: where to find the best sales and prices

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Black Friday MacBook deals are snowballing now, so it's the best time to find an amazing price on your next cheap MacBook. As we lead up to the main event, we're seeing more prices settling at their Black Friday hotspots, so don't be afraid to pounce on a good deal. This weekend you can find some excellent prices on MacBook Pro models as well as the new range of Air laptops. Whatever you're looking for, we'll be scouring the sales for the best Black Friday MacBook deals to save you cash. 

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MacBook Air 2019

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019)

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MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is the portable powerhouse of Apple's laptop lineup. With a lower entry price than previous models, and certainly sitting cheaper than the Pro options, the Air is Apple's most affordable laptop. The super thin design allows for the Retina True Tone display to shine, while keeping the laptop's weight to an incredible 2.75 pounds (1.25kg). Inside, you'll find an 8th generation i5 processor, 128GB / 256GB SSD storage and 8GB of RAM. 

Black Friday MacBook Air deals (USA)

MacBook Air 13-inch (2019) 128GB | $1,099 $999 at Best Buy
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, but with signing up being so quick and free, it's worth it for the savings. With a 128GB SSD and 8GB of RAM, this nippy laptop will help you fly through everyday tasks in a slimline, portable shell. This model utilizes an 8th generation i5 processor and Intel UHD Graphics 617. If you're looking for a laptop with more power, we'd recommend the Pro series.
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MacBook Air 13-inch (2019) 256GB | $1,299 $1,199 at Amazon
Save $100
and double your SSD! This 256GB MacBook Air is perfect for squeezing even more apps and downloads onto your new laptop. You'll be able to run more powerful programs faster and smoother with a step up in processing as well as 8GB of RAM. You can also grab this deal at Best Buy if you're a member, with 3 months of Apple Music included.
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MacBook Air 13-inch (2018) 256GB | $1,399 $1,189.99 at Best Buy
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on the earlier 2018 MacBook Air. At this price point, you're better off spending the extra $10 to future proof your new laptop with the 2019 deal above, but there's little under the hood separating the two models so there's no pressure to get the latest model. You'll also get a year of Apple TV+ included if you're a Best Buy Member.View Deal

MacBook Air 13-inch (2018) 512GB | $1,799 $1,709 at Best Buy
If you're not sure if you need a Pro or an Air, this 512GB model might give you the best of both worlds. You'll get a massive amount of storage and super speedy processing in a lightweight shell. Plus, by picking up this earlier model you're also getting a storage size the 2019 version doesn't offer. At $1,709, if you're likely to be user highly powerful apps and multitasking frequently, you might want to consider a Pro.
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Black Friday MacBook Air deals (UK)

MacBook Air 13-inch (2019) 128GB | £1,099 £985 at Amazon
Save £114 on this 13-inch MacBook Air at Amazon this week. A Black Friday MacBook deal that brings one of the latest models to under £1,000 is always going to be a good shout, and this lightweight laptop offers 128GB of SSD storage, 8GB of RAM, and an 8th generation i5 processor to boot.
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MacBook Air 13-inch (2019) 256GB | £1,299 £1,099 at Amazon
If you're after more power from your Black Friday MacBook deal, this 256GB model is down £200 at Amazon. Linked here is the Silver version, but you can also pick up the Gold and Space Grey for £1,149.View Deal

MacBook Air 13-inch (2018) 128GB | £1,199 £899 at Currys
The older version of the 13-inch MacBook Air is available for just under £900 at Currys this week. This is the same spec as the 2019 model listed above - coming with a 128GB SSD and 8GB of RAM, as well as a 9th generation i5 processor.
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MacBook Air 13-inch (2018) 256GB | £1,449 £1,029 at Currys
If you're looking for more storage space for your cash, this MacBook offers a 256GB SSD for just a few coins more than its 128GB sibling. You're getting an older model, sure, but a 256GB MacBook at under £1,100 is a rare sight.
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MacBook Pro

The 2019 MacBook Pro now comes in three sizes - the 13-inch, 15-inch, and 16-inch variants. While Apple might not be stocking the middling 15-inch model anymore, plenty of retailers will still have the conventionally sized MacBook on offer. There's more than screen size to think about here, however. The smallest model runs with a quad-core 8th generation i5-i7 processor and 8GB of RAM. In comparison, the 15-inch model typically comes with either a 6-core 9th generation i7 processor and 256GB SSD storage or an 8-core 9th generation i9 processor with 512GB SSD storage. The 16-inch MacBook Pro model comes with the same processor offerings but also massive 1-8TB options for your SSD and improved AMD Radeon Pro 5300M - 5500M graphics.

Whatever specs you choose, you're still getting a gorgeous Retina display with True Tone, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and the Touch Bar as standard. That said, the 13-inch model is only a very minor improvement over the previous year's installment, so if you see a 2018 MacBook Pro going for significantly less, it's a good idea to snap it up. 

Black Friday Macbook Pro 2019 deals (USA)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) 128GB | $1,299 $1,199 at Best Buy
Best Buy have cut $150 off this 13-inch MacBook Pro ahead of Black Friday. The laptop comes with a quad-core 8th generation i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD to keep things running smoothly. If you're looking for a bigger SSD at a similar price, check out the 2018 model further down the page.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) 256GB | $1,799 $1,399 at Amazon
If you're looking to expand your storage to get a little more power out of your new MacBook Pro, this model offers a 256GB SSD and is $400 cheaper at Amazon this week. You'll be able to start using your Pro for what it was made for at this spec - powerful programs running seamlessly together.
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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) 512GB | $1,999 $1,799 at Amazon
It's a bit of a price hike, but you can save $200 on the 512GB version of the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon this week. If you're looking to use your new MacBook for high intensity apps, or just a large number of programs you'll want to invest in a higher spec model, and there's no better time to do so.
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MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019) 256GB | $2,399 $1,999 at Amazon
You can grab this middle of the road configuration for $400 off at Amazon right now. That's a 256GB SSD with a 9th generation i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. If you're looking for a MacBook with above-average punch but don't want to be floored by the prices of the higher range configurations, this is the deal for you.
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MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019) 512GB | $2,799 $2,349 at Amazon
This MacBook Pro stores a massive 8-core 9th generation i9 processor as well as a 512GB SSD. 16GB of RAM will make sure all those high performance parts work smoothly together, making this 15-inch laptop a powerhouse of performance and portability. Plus, you're saving $450 at Amazon this week.
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MacBook Pro 16-inch 512GB | $2,399 $2,299.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy Members can enjoy $100 off the brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro this week. Not a Best Buy Member? No problem, signing up is completely free and totally worth it for today's savings. This model comes with a 512GB SSD, six-core 9th generation i7 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics, and 16GB of RAM.
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MacBook Pro 16-inch 1TB | $2,799 $2,699.99 at Best Buy
This massive 1TB version of the 16-inch MacBook Pro is certainly not the biggest available today, but it's probably the biggest many would consider shelling out for. This configuration offers an eight-core 9th generation i9 processor, 16GB RAM and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics. View Deal

Black Friday MacBook Pro 2019 deals (UK)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) 128GB | £1,299 £1,146 at Amazon
This 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro is down to just £1,146 at Amazon - a cheap MacBook Pro by any standards but even better for the latest release. This is a light spec version, with only a 128GB SSD and 8GB of RAM to play with - so only grab this deal if you're looking for a MacBook Pro to take care of your every day tasks with speed and style.
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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) 256GB | £1,499 £1,395 at Currys
You can save over £100 on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD. On top of that, Currys are also throwing in a year of Apple TV+ and £20 off Microsoft Office 365 making this deal a great all-rounder.

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) 512GB | £1,860 £1,699 at Amazon
Not many retailers have stock of the 512GB 13-inch MacBook Pro at the moment, so this deal is going incredibly quickly. You can save £170 on the most powerful 13-inch MacBook going this week at Laptops Direct, but you'll have to act fast.
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MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019) 256GB | £2,153 £1,926 at Amazon
The impressive 15-inch 256GB MacBook Pro is now down to under £2,000 at Amazon - a saving of £227. This model is a perfect mid-range spec well suited to a few high performance apps and programs and a load of storage options.
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MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019) 512GB | £2,549 £2,295 at Amazon
This 15-inch MacBook Pro carries a 512GB SSD and a speedy 8-core 9th generation i9 processor - perfect for bigger tasks than the model above it is suited for. A saving of around £250 is welcome on the cost of those specifications, so this early Black Friday MacBook deal is one to make use of fast.
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MacBook Pro (2018)

Last year's 2018 MacBook Pro carries many of the same specs as this year's model. Available in Silver or Space Gray, the 13-inch / 15-inch luxury laptop is favored by those looking to multitask in an intuitively designed digital space directly integrated with all your favorite Apple products. The 2018 model comes with a configurable SSD that can go from 256GB all the way to 2TB should you wish to pay for it. 

With very similar specs to this year's MacBook Pro, there's no hard and fast rule for choosing the older model to save some cash. Indeed, we've been seeing the 2019 MacBook Pro reach prices slightly lower than that of the 2018 version so you'll really have to pay attention to the specs you're getting when you spot a deal. 

Black Friday MacBook Pro 2018 (USA)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) 128GB | $1,299 $1,147 at Amazon
This is one of the cheapest ways to get a MacBook Pro for less this Black Friday. It's last year's model but still includes a touch bar which fans of the later releases will prefer. That said, there's really not much in it between this and the 2019 version so if you're not fussed about owning the latest tech this is a great deal.
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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) 256GB | $1,499 $1,399 at Amazon
You can save a few dollars on the older 13-inch MacBook Pro already at Amazon. This 256GB model comes in considerably cheaper than the same version from the 2019 range and still measures up pretty similarly. If you're looking for the mid-range power at a cheaper price point, this is the model for you.
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Black Friday MacBook Pro 2018 (UK)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) 128GB | £1,249 £989 at Amazon
One of the cheapest ways to get a new MacBook Pro for less, this £989 Black Friday MacBook deal gives you 128GB of storage in the earlier 2018 model. Last year's offering is surprisingly similar to the 2019 version, so don't worry about missing out on too many upgrades. Note, however, that this model doesn't include the touch bar.
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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) 256GB | £1,449 £1,034 at Amazon
Note that this deal is on the 13-inch MacBook Pro that doesn't feature a Touch Bar, so if that's a deal breaker you'd be better off with the 2019 model until future deals start coming in. That said, the specs inside this laptop are incredibly similar to the latest 2019 version. You're also getting an amazing £415 off at Amazon this week.

Black Friday MacBook deals to expect in 2019

This Black Friday, we're looking to the 2018 line of MacBook Pro laptops for the biggest discounts. This range has been out in the wild for a year now, and with the 2019 model stepping on their toes, they're in a prime position for some excellent Black Friday deals. 

That said, sales over the last year have indicated that there might not be that much between the base 2018 and 2019 models in their discounted prices. Since release this year, the 15-inch 2019 MacBook Pro (256GB i7) has already seen prices as low as $1,999 / £2,125. That's interesting, considering the 2018 model has seen discounts to $1,849 / £2,049 over the past 12 months. 

These price similarities certainly make sense; the 2018 and 15-inch 2019 MacBook Pro models are incredibly similar, and we've even seen the newer model go for less than the 2018 version. You'll need to keep an eye on these two if you're thinking of buying a luxury laptop this year, and be sure to check the specs on those too-good-to-be-true deals. 

The same can't be said for the 16-inch 2019 MacBook Pro, released recently in mid-November. The fact that Apple's latest powerhouse of a laptop is so recently out the gate, as well as the premium price tag already on it means you won't be finding it cheap this year. That said, Apple may well bundle it with a few gift cards. 

Which Black Friday MacBook deal should I buy?

Apple's price tags have historically soared above those of their competition, so Black Friday MacBook deals may be your best shot at owning a luxury computer before the end of the year. This is the last chance retailers will get to push the older 2018 MacBook Pro and Air models before 2020 comes around, so expect savings across the range.

The 2018 MacBook Pro model isn't seeing a lot of deals so far, particularly because of how similar it is to the 2019 range. This assimilation isn't necessarily a bad thing, as we may see retailers attempting to shift stock of their older models more over the coming week. 

If you're looking for a cheaper option, it's almost always a better idea to go for one of Apple's 13-inch models. Though less powerful than their larger-display siblings, the 13-inch laptops are more than capable of handling a few high-performance apps and keep their portability at the same time. If you're looking for something to handle a wider range of apps for media editing, however, you might want to take a look at the turbo-powered 15-inch models with their higher-performing processors and extra storage options. 

So this Black Friday looks set to be an exciting one for fans of Apple's range of sleek yet super-powered laptops. Black Friday MacBook deals are historically some of the most sought after discounts, so expect plenty of competition as stock levels fall over the weekend. To help keep you ahead of the game, we're keeping this page updated with all the latest deals as soon as they come in so stay tuned. 

How to get the best Black Friday MacBook deals

Apple themselves will rarely offer substantial discounts on their hardware, with MacBooks being an area they seem to be most stubborn on. Instead, you can expect to find the usual Apple gift cards or software bundles being included in the usual MacBook price over the Black Friday weekend. If you're looking for solid money off, you'd be better off checking in with the retailers. 

If you're in the US, it will be worth remembering that B&H went all out last year on their Black Friday MacBook deals so keep an eye on them. If you're in the UK, be sure to check out Laptops Direct for MacBook deals similar to last year's savings. Make sure you're also keeping tabs on all the usual suspects as well; Amazon as well as Best Buy and Walmart in the US and Currys, John Lewis, and Argos in the UK. 

When you're shopping for your MacBook Black Friday deals, it's important to know what you want to buy and what you are buying. MacBook Pro and Air models often range in their specs on different websites, so it's worth double-checking the amount of storage as well as the processor included in your deal, otherwise you might not be getting as much of a bargain as you think.

If you're not seeing a deal to suit you this Black Friday, why not check out our best Black Friday laptop deals for a wider range of models and specs, plus it can't hurt to scope out the competition. If you're looking for more ways to integrate your new MacBook into your everyday life, you should also keep an eye on these Black Friday AirPods deals as well as the best Apple Watch Black Friday sales we've come across. We're also staying on top of all the best Black Friday iPad deals to further expand your productivity within Apple's offerings. 

We'll be tracking all the latest Black Friday MacBook deals over the big weekend, so be sure to bookmark this page to stay on top of all the latest sales as soon as they start!