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Amazon today has Apple's M1 13-inch MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,199.99, down from $1,299.99. You'll see this price after a $50 coupon is automatically applied at the checkout screen.

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Typically, the best sales on this notebook are for $50 off the original price, so today's sale is one of the best discounts we've seen since the new MacBook Pro models launched in November. Shoppers should note that delivery dates are already slipping to late December, so be sure to lock in this sale price today if you're interested.



Apple refreshed the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro models in November 2020, adding an Apple-designed "M1" Arm-based chip to replace the prior Intel chips. M1 chips bring significant speed and efficiency improvements.

You can find even more discounts on other MacBooks by visiting our Best Deals guide for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. In this guide we track the steepest discounts for the newest MacBook models every week, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often if you're shopping for a new Apple notebook.

Article Link: Deals: Amazon Discounting 256GB M1 MacBook Pro to $1,199.99 ($100 Off)
 
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polee

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Wow this is indeed a good deal. Am seriously thinking about getting one! Few negatives, so many positive likes. May wait till January when more software can run nativelyly on the M1 chip.
 
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soccersop

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I'm not sure if a fan and a touchbar are worth the upgade from the Air (assuming you want the touchbar). Still the M1 processor is amazing! Maybe there will be a "hack" (probably not an Apple update) in the future to allow the processor to run faster and actually utilize the fan? It seems like Apple WAY underclocked the processor. Just a thought.
 

hotdwag

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I'm not sure if a fan and a touchbar are worth the upgade from the Air (assuming you want the touchbar). Still the M1 processor is amazing! Maybe there will be a "hack" (probably not an Apple update) in the future to allow the processor to run faster and actually utilize the fan? It seems like Apple WAY underclocked the processor. Just a thought.
I also wonder if the Air could possibly benefit from some type of modified block for sale that has an evaporation chamber or even made out of a more heat conductive metal like copper (albeit heavier). But yeah the Pro seems to have a lot more headroom than is being utilized and I'm sure someone will figure out a way to "turbo" but might entail disabling SIP or something along those lines.
 

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I went with the 512 GB model, should be here by Dec 12. I’m so excited! Will be an upgrade from my Early 2015 13 inch, which I plan on keeping since I still need my Adobe CS6.
 

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I'm not sure if a fan and a touchbar are worth the upgade from the Air (assuming you want the touchbar). Still the M1 processor is amazing! Maybe there will be a "hack" (probably not an Apple update) in the future to allow the processor to run faster and actually utilize the fan? It seems like Apple WAY underclocked the processor. Just a thought.
Yeah.. I went from the Pro 16" to the M1 Air, and don't miss the Touch Bar at all. I've also not encountered any slowdowns nor would I feel I would need the extra hp from a cooling solution (even running some pretty demanding compiling tasks). The Touch Bar has been a constant nag for me, especially working outside where it's not visible, changing constantly, and since it's not on any external keyboard it's just hard to get used to in any work flow for me.

To me, biggest upgrades on the pro vs air are 100 extra nits of screen brightness and around 2 hours extra of battery power, but I'll probably take the air perks over that (smaller power adapter, lower cost, and slightly lighter machine). Either one is really great machine though!
 

tymeframe

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This is a good deal. Meanwhile someone local to me is trying to get $900 for his low end 2017 i5 13" MBP 🤪
 
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Mr. Dee

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Yeah.. I went from the Pro 16" to the M1 Air, and don't miss the Touch Bar at all. I've also not encountered any slowdowns nor would I feel I would need the extra hp from a cooling solution (even running some pretty demanding compiling tasks). The Touch Bar has been a constant nag for me, especially working outside where it's not visible, changing constantly, and since it's not on any external keyboard it's just hard to get used to in any work flow for me.

To me, biggest upgrades on the pro vs air are 100 extra nits of screen brightness and around 2 hours extra of battery power, but I'll probably take the air perks over that (smaller power adapter, lower cost, and slightly lighter machine). Either one is really great machine though!
I went with the Pro because of some the benefits you mentioned: extra battery life, 500 bits of brightness, better audio. It also felt for me like the logical choice to upgrade from my Early 2015 MBP 13. My brother has a 2017 13 MBP with the TouchBar and I haven’t heard him complain. My use of the function keys on my current MBP beyond muting volume is quite limited anyway.

I originally was planning to wait until 2023, but I could not resist. Drawback here is, this pushes out my next upgrade to 2023.
 

ph001bi

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Amazon today has Apple's M1 13-inch MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,199.99, down from $1,299.99. You'll see this price after a $50 coupon is automatically applied at the checkout screen.

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Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Typically, the best sales on this notebook are for $50 off the original price, so today's sale is one of the best discounts we've seen since the new MacBook Pro models launched in November. Shoppers should note that delivery dates are already slipping to late December, so be sure to lock in this sale price today if you're interested.



Apple refreshed the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro models in November 2020, adding an Apple-designed "M1" Arm-based chip to replace the prior Intel chips. M1 chips bring significant speed and efficiency improvements.

You can find even more discounts on other MacBooks by visiting our Best Deals guide for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. In this guide we track the steepest discounts for the newest MacBook models every week, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often if you're shopping for a new Apple notebook.

Article Link: Deals: Amazon Discounting 256GB M1 MacBook Pro to $1,199.99 ($100 Off)
This is an awesome price. If I wasn't so desperate for the 14.1 with miniLed I'd be all over this.
 

ph001bi

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I would never even consider any machine with only 256GB of storage.
256GB is perfect for a student starting college, it's not for people with professional requirements. I bumped the CPU and the RAM on mine, and I've been regretting for 3 years having settled for 512GB instead of 1TB.
 
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PBG4 Dude

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256GB is perfect for a student starting college, it's not for people with professional requirements. I bumped the CPU and the RAM on mine, and I've been regretting for 3 years having settled for 512GB instead of 1TB.
I think you may have that backwards. College kids will want their tunes and other entertainment while “pro” users usually connect to data stored on a network so it can be easily backed up / restored if necessary.
 
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