Early Black Friday M1 MacBook Pro deals save you $249 right now

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If you've been ogling Apple's new 2021 MacBook Pro models but can't justify spending $2,000 and up to get one, then Amazon has some early Black Friday deals well worth checking out.

Though the newest models aren't discounted there, last year's tremendous M1 MacBook Pro models are on sale with as much as $249 off regular prices. These are likely to be some of the best MacBook deals we see this side of Christmas, so don't miss out.

Today's best MacBook Pro deals

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 256GB, Late 2020) | $249 off

The entry-level M1 MacBook Pro is discounted by as much as $249 at Amazon, dropping it back down to its lowest ever price there. With a 256GB SSD, 13-inch Retina display, and 20-hour battery life, it's a lot of computer for not a lot of money.

$1,049.99 at Amazon

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 512GB, Late 2020) | $249 off

Need more storage space? The 512GB M1 MacBook Pro is also discounted at Amazon where you'll see a direct discount of $249, dropping it to its best price to date.

$1,249.99 at Amazon

Apple's MacBook Pro was one of the first Mac models to feature its in-house M1 chip, the company's first system-on-a-chip designed specifically for the Mac.

M1 offers some huge improvements in both power and efficiency over previous-gen Intel models. It features an 8-core CPU for up to 2.8x faster processing as well 5x faster graphics performance thanks to an 8-core GPU. The chip also comes packed with the 16-core Neural Engine, enabling up to 11x faster machine learning.

That power doesn't come at a cost to battery life. In fact, the MacBook Pro's longevity was actually increased so you'll now get as much as 20 hours — double that of its Intel counterpart and the longest battery life ever of any portable Mac.

The model on sale today has a gorgeous 13-inch Retina display with P3 wide color and True Tone technology, the Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. It also packs in a studio-quality mic array, Wi-Fi 6, and two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports.

If you don't need the added power of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and don't want to spend top dollar on your next laptop, then last year's MacBook Pro is still one of the best MacBook models you can buy today — especially when on sale.

Need a USB-C hub, external monitor, or laptop bag for your new machine? Check out our guide to the best MacBook Pro accessories.

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