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Apr 12, 2001

Amazon today has Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro (10-Core M1 Pro, 512GB) for $2,449.99, down from $2,499.00. This remains the lowest price we've tracked on this model, and as of writing Amazon is the only major Apple reseller offering this discount.

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Only the Silver color option is available at this price, and it's being shipped and sold directly from Amazon.

There are a few other new MacBook Pros being discounted on Amazon, but you'll find delayed shipping estimates for most. The 14-inch MacBook Pro (8-Core M1 Pro, 512GB) is available for $1,949.99, down from $1,999.00, but it won't ship until late November. The same estimate can be found for the 1TB 16-inch model.

This will likely continue to be a trend as we head further into the holiday season, as Apple's own website has most models of the 2021 MacBook Pro shipping in late November and early December. If you're looking at these for holiday presents, the earlier you order the more you'll ensure a timely delivery.

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: Get Apple's 512GB 16-Inch MacBook Pro for $2,449.99 ($49 Off)


Jul 11, 2008
Does anyone know what the approximate wholesale cost of a computer like that is? In other words, how much does Amazon pay for it?


macrumors 6502
Apr 29, 2014
Does anyone know what the approximate wholesale cost of a computer like that is? In other words, how much does Amazon pay for it?
I would wager a guess that the markup percentage is not all that different from other products in retail. However, I do believe that Apple plays a significant role in manipulating the percentage of discounts, likely through terms and conditions placed on authorized resale outlets.


macrumors 65816
Apr 30, 2011
This is what happens with Amazon affiliate links. Every site pushes their products to make a buck off your purchase. It's obvious this isn't a good deal, but it makes MR money so it's front page.
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macrumors newbie
Jan 20, 2021
No 14-day "no questions asked" return period like Apple. Can only return if damaged or unopened. Not a good deal.

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Not only that, but Apple has currently extended its return window to account for computers purchased as Christmas gifts. A computer purchased through Apple could be returned as late as January... Not so with Amazon.


macrumors 6502
Dec 26, 2020
For a moment I though this was Onion article... 49$ discount on the original 2500$...

Am I too late? Is it already destocked? :)
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