02 December 2019 20:33
The brand new MacBook Pro with 8-core i7 and i9 chips is powerful, but all that processing power is useless if you get caught with a dead battery, Apple promises up to 11 hours of battery life on a single charge, but we all know more intensive work will chew through battery life much quicker. Power Adapter Extension Cable extends Apple's charging brick length by 1.8-meters but stopped being included with MacBook Pro in 2016 so you may need two (and cheaper versions exist) Apple cranked up the battery size and wattage of its power brick for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Lower-watt USB-C chargers are still compatible, albeit with slightly slower charging speeds. Ah, yes, Apple seems to have resolved its keyboard trouble with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, but they're not budging with the onboard I/O. Say goodbye to the built-in SD Card slot and HDMI port if you're upgrading from the 2015 and earlier MacBook Pro. Apple dropped the built-in Ethernet port from the MacBook Pro before that, but you'll need a new Ethernet adapter for the USB-C world. The four USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports on the 16-inch MacBook Pro aren't proprietary Apple ports so there's a huge market of third-party adapters and accessories too.
Before Apple made its own SD Card adapter, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II was the official recommendation for MacBook Pro. Anker makes a more affordable USB-C to HDMI adapter without power-through and USB-A like Apple's, and AmazonBasics makes an affordable USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet adapter that comes in black. Cyber Monday is now in full swing, and it is — without a doubt — one of the best times of year to pick up some sweet MacBook deals on all of Apple's laptop models. Apple's entire lineup of laptops is available at a discount, from the brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro to the latest 13-inch MacBook Air and everything in between. This version includes a high-resolution display and Apple's Touch ID biometric login, for example, which you won't find on many other laptops for just $899.99 — the laptop's current best Cyber Monday deal that's just $100 more than it was on Black Friday. Released mere weeks ago at the same price as the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro that it succeeds, this new version features a larger and sharper display along with a brand-new "Magic Keyboard" that does away with the divisive "Butterfly" keyboard first introduced in late 2016.
And Best Buy has a few Cyber Monday deals of its own. It's offering a $1,000 discount on a super high-end configuration of the recently discontinued 15-inch MacBook Pro with absolutely killer components: a Core i9 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 560X graphics card, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. And Best Buy also has the step-up version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,200. One important note: We're seeing what looks like a compelling deal on the previous MacBook Air model for $650. Apple is still throwing in a free year of its forthcoming Apple TV Plus service with every purchase of a MacBook Air, regardless of where you buy it.
Well, if you're buying a new MacBook Pro for everyday tasks this Cyber Monday, you'd be better off with this $1,199 deal on the 13-inch model. If you're looking to run higher performance apps or multi-task between more windows, however, you'll want to take a look at the MacBook Pro Cyber Monday deals below. You can also pick up the 13-inch model for $1,199 if don't need that much power. We've got all the best Cyber Monday MacBook deals right here. If you're looking for something to pair with your new purchase, you might also want to check out all our favorite Cyber Monday iPad deals as well. We've got your back too, with our top Cyber Monday laptop deals. Save hundreds on new 16-inch MacBook Pros, plus up to $600 off MacBook Airs and rock bottom blowout prices on 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Killer Deals AppleInsider proudly offers readers some of the best deals on Apple products year round from top retailers like Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Best Buy, and others. 13-inch MacBook Pro Cyber Monday deals Price drops on 15-inch MacBook Pros Additional Apple Cyber Monday deals