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By the end of the year, Apple will release the first of its new Macs that, not those from Intel. Those Macs will be able to run iPad and iPhone apps natively, and they’ll still offer compatibility with current Mac software while developers catch up and recompile all their programs for the new “Apple silicon.” That transition will continue throughout the Mac line for the next two years. If you can wait for these latest and greatest Macs, you should probably do so.
But what if you need a new Mac laptop now — say, if you’rethis year? There are two bits of good news: , and the current slate of Mac laptops are some of the best to date. In May, Apple introduced that features 10th-generation Intel processors and more storage at the same price as the previous version. And back in March, Apple rolled out the , bringing back the most affordable MacBook’s attractive $999 starting price in the process. The oldest MacBooks in Apple’s current lineup are less than a year old; the was released in November of last year.
You can save at least $50 on most current MacBook Air and Pro models — and even more on pricier configurations.
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MacBook discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|MacBook Air 2020 (256GB SSD)||$999||$950||$900|
|MacBook Air 2020 (512GB SSD)||$1,299||$1,245||$1,199|
|13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 (256GB SSD)||$1,299||$1,299||$1,200|
|13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 (512GB SSD)||$1,499||$1,429||$1,399|
|13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 (10th-gen Core i5)||$1,799||$1,600||$1,599|
|13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 (1TB SSD)||$1,999||$1,800||$1,800|
|16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (512GB SSD)||$2,399||$2,149||$2,099|
|16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 (1TB SSD)||$2,799||$2,499||$2,499|