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Amazon has a fresh batch of all-time low prices on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro today, starting at $1,999.99 for the 10-Core M1 Pro/512GB model, down from $2,499.00. You can get this sale in both Silver and Space Gray.

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This is $99 below the previous record low price on this model, and right now only Amazon is offering this steep discount.



Additionally, Amazon also has the 10-Core M1 Pro/1TB 16-inch MacBook Pro on sale, available for $2,199.99, down from $2,699.00. This is a match of the model's previous all-time low price, and it's only available in Silver.



If you're looking for even more deals on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, we have the best early Black Friday deals on these notebooks in our dedicated article. These markdowns include up to $499 off 14-inch MacBook Pro models as well.

We're keeping track of all of the season's best Apple-related deals in our Black Friday roundup, so be sure to check back throughout the month for an updated list of all the most notable discounts you'll find for Black Friday 2022.

Article Link: Deals: New $499 Discounts Hit Apple's 16-Inch MacBook Pro on Amazon, Starting at $1,999.99
 

Malus120

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Not bad if you need/want something now/at this price, and don't mind watching something better come out in ~3 months.
I imagine they'll be available at this price point fairly regularly once the new models come out though so I don't know that I'd rush out and buy it.
Still I'll pass this along to friend who is looking (although RIP currencies other than USD so... :/)
 

Realityck

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Not bad if you need/want something now/at this price, and don't mind watching something better come out in ~3 months.
I imagine they'll be available at this price point fairly regularly once the new models come out though so I don't know that I'd rush out and buy it.
Still I'll pass this along to friend who is looking (although RIP currencies other than USD so... :/)
Seeing these models were introduced Oct 18, 2021, and it took a year and half for the M2, you won’t see anything better until WWDC 2023 at the earliest. You also must know that 14”/16” reviews of being one of the best laptops to buy hasn’t slowed their appeal either.

The 16” base model for $1999, is a great deal considering its mini LED display and 6 speakers is exceptional.
 

Allen_Wentz

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These sales are a response to everyone with any sense waiting to see M2 MBPs before buying year-old M1 tech. For months now only someone who for some reason must get a new box right now should purchase an undiscounted MBP.

Personally so far I have been babying along my slowing 2016 MBP but might get forced into an M1 upgrade (likely a Studio) before the M2 MBPs are here.
 

Orange Bat

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I would completely jump on this if I could, but I‘ve cut back big time with the looming recession, the news of layoffs, and Christmas just around the corner. I may have to find a way to make it work.
 
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Allen_Wentz

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This is even better than Apple's 15% employee discount....how is this possible while still making profit?
Most vendors have varying prices for a product over the life of the product for all kinds of supply, marketing, etc. reasons. Profit is expected to vary over the product life cycle.

Also note that over time the cost to Apple of each unit goes down due to improving SoC yields, economies of scale, production efficiency improvements, etc.
 
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Most vendors have varying prices for a product over the life of the product for all kinds of supply, marketing, etc. reasons. Profit is expected to vary over the product life cycle.

Also note that over time the cost to Apple of each unit goes down due to improving SoC yields, economies of scale, production efficiency improvements, etc.
True, are they the ones selling it on Amazon or another retailer?
 

burgman

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Not bad if you need/want something now/at this price, and don't mind watching something better come out in ~3 months.
I imagine they'll be available at this price point fairly regularly once the new models come out though so I don't know that I'd rush out and buy it.
Still I'll pass this along to friend who is looking (although RIP currencies other than USD so... :/)
There is always something better, or perceived as better.
 

AF_APPLETALK

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Not bad if you need/want something now/at this price, and don't mind watching something better come out in ~3 months.
I imagine they'll be available at this price point fairly regularly once the new models come out though so I don't know that I'd rush out and buy it.
Still I'll pass this along to friend who is looking (although RIP currencies other than USD so... :/)
They're shrinkflating their product lines just like everyone else. These M1 machines are probably the better value, still yet.
 

Malus120

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Seeing these models were introduced Oct 18, 2021, and it took a year and half for the M2, you won’t see anything better until WWDC 2023 at the earliest. You also must know that 14”/16” reviews of being one of the best laptops to buy hasn’t slowed their appeal either.

The 16” base model for $1999, is a great deal considering its mini LED display and 6 speakers is exceptional.
Sure I understand the appeal. if you look at my signature I own (and very much love) a 14" M1 Max MBP.
I don't think it's a bad deal at this price, and I wouldn't discourage anyone, particularly if the prices go even lower on Black Friday/closer to Christmas. But at the same time, product lifecycles are a thing and buying something near the end of that lifecycle (even at a discount) can be less attractive (depends on your needs/wants) than just waiting a bit longer if you can afford to do so.


There is always something better, or perceived as better.
Of course. But there's a big difference between buying something at the beginning or middle of a product cycle, and buying it at what is clearly near the end. People always trot out this phrase as if it means "you should buy now" when all it really means is "don't be a slave to always waiting for the next best thing," consider your needs, what's available, the pricing, your budget, and the timeline so you can purchase what's right for you. Sometimes a bit of patience can be handsomely rewarded.

They're shrinkflating their product lines just like everyone else. These M1 machines are probably the better value, still yet.
Perhaps, but we don't know that yet. The notebook space is a lot more competitive than desktop PCs so I'm skeptical that prices are going to go up (*in the US* If you're outside the US ATM like me... RIP). As for the value proposition at the current price, I admit it's pretty good but like I said, I really doubt pricing like this will be unusual when the new models come out.
While I'm not expecting the M2 Pro/Max to be a revolutionary upgrade (unless they do something crazy), more cores and significantly better battery life due to much better efficiency cores could very well be a big selling point for a lot of people (especially buyers of the 14")
 

burgman

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Sure I understand the appeal. if you look at my signature I own (and very much love) a 14" M1 Max MBP.
I don't think it's a bad deal at this price, and I wouldn't discourage anyone, particularly if the prices go even lower on Black Friday/closer to Christmas. But at the same time, product lifecycles are a thing and buying something near the end of that lifecycle (even at a discount) can be less attractive (depends on your needs/wants) than just waiting a bit longer if you can afford to do so.



Of course. But there's a big difference between buying something at the beginning or middle of a product cycle, and buying it at what is clearly near the end. People always trot out this phrase as if it means "you should buy now" when all it really means is "don't be a slave to always waiting for the next best thing," consider your needs, what's available, the pricing, your budget, and the timeline so you can purchase what's right for you. Sometimes a bit of patience can be handsomely rewarded.


Perhaps, but we don't know that yet. The notebook space is a lot more competitive than desktop PCs so I'm skeptical that prices are going to go up (*in the US* If you're outside the US ATM like me... RIP). As for the value proposition at the current price, I admit it's pretty good but like I said, I really doubt pricing like this will be unusual when the new models come out.
While I'm not expecting the M2 Pro/Max to be a revolutionary upgrade (unless they do something crazy), more cores and significantly better battery life due to much better efficiency cores could very well be a big selling point for a lot of people (especially buyers of the 14")
It simply means always buy the right tool for the job at the best price. Having the new shiny object is a waste of money if it's a spec upgrade that most don't need or use.
 

Malus120

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It simply means always buy the right tool for the job at the best price. Having the new shiny object is a waste of money if it's a spec upgrade that most don't need or use.
I don't actually think we disagree here.
If you need a MBP 14" or 16" today, it'll meet your needs into the foreseeable future, and the price is right, then sure, buy it now. On the other hand, if you can afford to wait, don't mind paying a bit more, and could perhaps benefit from the improvements a new model might bring, there's no reason not to wait when it's clear a replacement is in the wings.
 
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