The new M1 MacBook Pro is a great value at full price, bringing tremendous speeds and battery life in an attractive, portable case. It’s a ridiculous value at this price: Amazon is selling the M1 MacBook Pro with either 256GB or 512GB of storage for $200 off when instant savings are applied at checkout, matching the best price we’ve seen.
If you need a refresher, the M1 MacBook Pro is as fast as laptops costing twice as much. The battery life is ridiculously good as well, about 18 hours in our testing. The design is a little stale, but the keyboard, trackpad, and display are great. It also might be one of the last models with a Touch Bar if you care about that sort of thing.
Even with rumors of a new model arriving in just a couple of months, the 13-inch M1 MacBook is an excellent buy at this price. So go grab one before the price shoots back up.
Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.