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Our diligent price comparison service will check the price of every MacBook still readily available from a huge range of reliable retailers. We've covered multiple MacBooks going back over the last few years too, as older models can offer up major discounts. If they're still capable machines for today's needs, we'll still hunt down prices for them. All you need to do now is work out whether it’s a MacBook, a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air that you want. We'll help though.
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MacBook Air sales
The cheapest MacBook Air (2018) deals and prices
The classic is making a powerful comeback
CPU: Dual-core 8th-gen i5 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 617 | RAM: 8GB - 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch Retina display (2560x1600) | Storage: 128GB – 1.5TB SSD | Touch Bar: No | Ports: 2 USB-C Thunderbolts, 3.5mm audio
The MacBook Air 2018 now includes the excellent Retina screen display from the far more expensive MacBook Pro models is. The bezels is 50% thinner than the previous generation of MacBook Air. The keyboard is four times as stable as before and the Force Touch trackpad is 20% bigger than before too, which is great for multi-touch interactions. Audio hasn't been overlooked as thr speakers are now 25% louder and a new mic array means asking Siri for assistance is easier. Touch ID has finally come to the Air series too meaning you can login or verify purchases via a simple touch.
You now get two Thunderbolt ports, but legacy options have been removed, so you may want to consider our guides for the best USB-C adapters or the best USB-C hubs. Inside the gorgeous chassis, you get an upgraded 8th-gen dual-core processor, Intel UHD graphics and the SSDs now run 60% faster and support larger sizes than the 2017 line. We didn't expect the new MacBook Air's form factor to improve given it was already pleasingly discrete but it's now 10% smaller and a quarter of a pound lighter. The 2018 MacBook Air prices start higher than ones for the 2017 edition did, but we'll compare the latest deals for you below thanks to our engaged price comparison technology. Prices for the new MacBook Air 2018 start at $1199 / £1199 / AU$1849 for the entry level versions. So anything under that is a bonus for the newest member of the MacBook Air family.
The cheapest MacBook Air (2017) sale prices
The older MacBook Air's price is tempting
CPU: Dual-core 5th-gen i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 600 | RAM: 4GB - 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch LED display (1400x900) | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD | Touch Bar: No | Ports: 2 USB-C 3.0, Thunderbolt 2, SDXC, 3.5mm audio
We have to admit, we thought Apple was done with the MacBook Air line after the Pro lineup became just as compact and almost as light. In 2017, Apple gave the 13-inch MacBook Air its first update since 2015. This meant you could get a much healthier 8GB of RAM instead of 4GB along with a processor upgrade to 1.8GHz (over 1.6GHz) making it much better at multi-tasking. Stock of this older MacBook Air will gradually run out at retailers as the newer model above phases it out. But while new stock is still available, you'll generally find it to be much cheaper than that one.
The cheapest MacBook (2017) prices
Small and stylish
CPU: Dual-core Intel Core m3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 12-inch Retina (2,304 x 1,440) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 512GB PCIe SSD | Dimensions (W x D x H): 11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14~0.52in
Apple didn't release a standard MacBook in 2018, instead focusing on the Air and Pro lines instead. So this is the newest regular MacBook you can buy. The screen and compact dimensions on the 2017 MacBook are the same as the 2016 edition. The main improvement though with the latest versions are the inclusion of the 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors in either m3, i5 or i7 configurations. 2015 MacBook owners are the most likely to notice and appreciate the improvements really. Stock of the 2016 version is increasingly difficult to find nowadays too.
The best cheap Macbook (2016) sale prices
Often the cheapest MacBook option
CPU: Dual-core Intel Core m3 – Core m7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 12-inch LED (2,304 x 1,440) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 512GB PCIe SSD | Dimensions (W x D x H): 11 x 7.8 x 0.5in
The internal specifications on the 2016 12-inch MacBook might be lagging behind the most recent version nowadays, but if you're not planning on pushing the device too hard with demanding tasks then it could be a great money-saving option for you.
While some of the cheapest prices might be reserved for refurbs the 2016 MacBook is still a fantastic device and it's one of the most portable options in Apple's laptop lineup.
MacBook Pro prices
The best 13-inch MacBook Pro (2018) prices
The best MacBook Pro ever made
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS | Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Touch Bar: Yes (on most models)
The 2018 version of the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro is the best yet, comes with the Touch Bar as standard on most models and features a range of improvements. The screen resolution may be the same with the excellent Retina display, but now there's True Tone technology inside that senses ambient lighting in the room or outdoors to adjust the brightness of the screen for the best possible picture. The keyboard is quieter and less 'clicky' too. You're getting the brand new 8th-gen Coffee Lake core processor and the quad-core CPUs have doubled the performance of the 2017 models. With more options for larger RAM too, options really open up for creatives and professionals with the MacBook Pro 2018.
The best 15-inch MacBook Pro (2018) prices
The most powerful full-sized MacBook Pro
CPU: Six-core Intel Core i7 – i9 | Graphics: Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB GDDR5 | RAM: 16GB – 32GB | Screen: 15.4-inch, (2880 x 1800) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 4TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Touch Bar: Yes
The larger 15-inch version of the 2018 MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar is generally going to cost a fair bit more than the 13-inch model, but that's not just because of the larger screen. This model packs a lot more under the hood too, with Apple providing multiple options with increased RAM, extra processing power with a six core Coffee Lake processor and larger SSD storage options. Naturally, you're getting the same improvements over the 2017 version too like the True Tone screen technology and quieter keyboard. This really is a powerhouse laptop for designers and industry creatives. If you don't need all the power though, we'd consider the cheaper 13-inch model, or maybe even one of the older versions found below if the prices are right for you.
The best 13-inch MacBook Pro (2017) deals [no Touch Bar]
The cheapest MacBook Pro still readily available
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core 7th-gen i5 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, (2,560 x 1,600) IPS | Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Touch Bar: No
The older 13-inch MacBook Pros are amongst the cheaper options if you want to go Pro. These versions don't come with a Touch Bar which is something to factor in when comparing how much you'll save versus the added functionality the new tech could add to your work and computing life in general.
These are incredibly light for MacBook Pros, but they still pack an incredible punch with 2.3GHz and dual core processors ranging from i5 to i7. The trackpads are larger than older MacBook Pros too and you're getting fantastic Retina displays which still look stunning today.
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