The week of Black Friday is finally upon us, and if you haven’t already finished comparing sales and pricing out products, it’s crunch time for any last-minute deal research.
If you’re looking for an excellent deal on a MacBook, you won’t need to waste your time scouring any more ads. We’ve got everything you need to know about this year’s best sales on Apple laptops.
These are our top three retailers for Black Friday MacBook discounts:
1. Best Buy
If you’re in the market for the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, we know just the place. It’s the electronics retailer famed for its price cuts on all of the season’s most popular technology gadgets. Because of its substantial price reductions and wide variety of models available, Best Buy is our No. 1 place to grab a great deal on an Apple MacBook laptop this Black Friday (and Thanksgiving, too).
You’ll need to act soon, though, as the store will launch its deals and doorbusters when doors open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Shoppers will also have access to deals all day online Thursday and Friday.
Here’s a rundown of the deals. Prices are valid Nov. 27 through Nov. 29, according to the store’s online Black Friday Preview.
Best Buy will be offering the MacBook Air 11.6” laptop for $779.99 (regularly $899). Slightly less expensive than the Pro, this laptop model includes fourth-generation Intel core processors, 4GB memory and 128GB flash storage.
If you prefer a larger display, the MacBook Air 13.3” laptop will be on sale for $1,049.99 (regularly $1,199). This model features fourth-generation Intel core processors, 4GB memory and 256GB flash storage. Both offers will be available online and in select stores.
If you are looking for Apple’s MacBook Pro, Best Buy will be selling the 13.3” laptop for $899.99 (regularly $1,099). This one features Intel’s third-generation Core architecture, 4GB memory and a 500GB hard drive.
Best Buy will also have the MacBook Pro with Retina display 13.3” laptop on sale this year. This particular Apple product is advertised for $1,349.99 (regularly $1,499). The laptop features fourth-generation Intel core processors, 8GB memory and 256GB flash storage. As with all of the aforementioned Air models, all versions of the Pro will be available online and in select stores.
2. Navy Exchange
Navy Exchange – a retailer that sells a variety of products to active-duty, reserve and retired members of the U.S. military and their dependents – is hosting an impressive Apple bundle sale this Black Friday. The retailer isn’t highlighting any deals on the MacBook Air in its ad, but read on to see the offer they have in store for MacBook Pro purchasers. Store locations will be opening their doors at 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28.
Navy Exchange shoppers can snag a MacBook Pro 13.3” laptop for $999 (regularly $1,099). You may notice that this price is higher than Best Buy’s offer, but the Navy Exchange laptop also comes with a free Apple TV (savings of $97.99) upon purchase.
Finally, you can always go straight to the source if you want one of these laptops this holiday season. The Apple Store may not be known for huge Black Friday price reductions, but it is known for seasonal gift card promotions. This year will be no exception.
Apple will be hosting a special giveaway event, dubbed the “(RED) Special Shopping Day Promo,” on Friday, Nov. 28. Upon purchase of a qualifying MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display, customers will receive a (RED) iTunes gift card worth $100.
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