Apple revealed a much-needed upgrade to the MacBook Pro line-up in 2021. Revamped 14in and 16in models use the latest M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, delivering big performance and power efficiency improvements compared to Intel-based predecessors (and even the M1). Both devices have also been redesigned, with lots more ports and even a notch.
Despite Apple launching a new MacBook Air and 13in MacBook Pro at WWDC, there’s little chance of either of these devices being updated until next year at the earliest. You can safely purchase the latest 14in or 16in MacBook Pro without worrying a new model is just around the corner. With some great discounts in the US and UK, this September is a great time to buy one.
Best MacBook Pro 14in and 16in (2021) deals
As usual, there are plenty of retailers to choose from if you’re interested in buying one of Apple’s latest MacBook Pro laptops. Here’s the full selection we recommend:
Apple – 14in and 16in, no discountsAmazon – Up to $270 off 14in, up to $270 off 16inBest Buy – $400 off 14in, $400 off 16inB&H Photo Video – Up to $300 off 14in, up to $400 off 16inWalmart – Up to $320 off 14in and 16in – bigger discounts on some ‘open box’ models
Apple – 14in and 16in, no discountsAmazon – Up to £244 off 14in, up to £250 off 16inAO – Up to £170 off 14in, up to £280 off 16inArgos – 14in and 16in, no discountsLaptops Direct – £149.03 off 14in, £249.03 off 16inCurrys – Up to £244 off 14in, up to £263 off 16inJohn Lewis – Up to £400 off 14in, up to £270 off 16inKRCS – Up to £170 off 14in, up to £155 off 16inVery – Up to £270 off 14in, up to £270 off 16in – top-spec model out of stock
It’s been a while since they launched, but buying the MacBook Pro 14in and 16in new is still probably your best option. Refurbished sites such as MusicMagpie and Hoxton Macs aren’t yet stocking the devices. However, you may also want to consider used devices or resale sites such as eBay.
Best MacBook Pro 14in (2021) prices right now
This article is regularly updated, but the widgets below provide the very latest information, regardless of when you’re reading this. Here are the cheapest prices for the 14in MacBook Pro with M1 Pro:
Best MacBook Pro 16in (2021) prices right now
If you’re looking for the 16in M1 Pro model, check out the following:
As you can see, discounts on the latest MacBook Pros are relatively few and far between. If you are looking for a bargain on Apple laptops, consider the
13in M1 MacBook Pro or
M1 MacBook Air instead.
How much did the new MacBook Pro 14in and 16in cost at launch?
Appearing alongside – rather than completely replacing – the M1 variant of 13in MacBook Pro, the new 14in and 16in models are a little more expensive, starting at £1,899/$1,999 and £2,399/$2,499 respectively, and that price will rise if you customise your Mac before you buy it.
Here’s a list of stock pricing for reference:
MacBook Pro 14 (M1 Pro 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 16GB memory, 512GB storage) – £1,899 / $1,999MacBook Pro 14 (M1 Pro 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB memory, 1TB storage) – £2,399 / $2,499MacBook Pro 16 (M1 Pro 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB memory, 512GB storage) – £2,399 / $2,499MacBook Pro 16 (M1 Pro 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB memory, 1TB storage) – £2,599 / $2,699MacBook Pro 16 (M1 Max 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB memory, 1TB storage) – £3,299 / $3,499
Should I buy refurbished?
With the MacBook Pro 14in and 16in expected to remain close to full price for the foreseeable future, the only place you’ll see bigger discounts is on refurbished models. Some might see this as another word for ‘second hand’, but in reality many of these devices have barely been used at all.
Remember, if a product has been used for demonstration purposes or returned as an unwanted gift, retailers must classify them as ‘refurbished’ despite looking and performing just like new. It’s true that there are situations where a fault has been fixed, so it’s worth checking the description for any device you’re considering buying.
If you’re looking for a cheap MacBook Pro, the first place to look is the
Apple Refurbished Store, which is already selling some of the 2021 models.
Hoxton Macs are great alternatives, but neither are selling these devices at the time of writing.
See more in
our guide to refurbished tech.
What’s new with the 2021 MacBook Pro 14in and 16in?
The latest 14in and 16in MacBook Pro offer a significant change compared to their predecessors; as well as the 13.3in model jumping to 14.2in, the new range sport smaller bezels and a 120Hz Super Retina XDR display with HDR support, the return of ports including HDMI, an SD Card Reader and even the beloved MagSafe, and the next-gen Apple Silicon chips.
In a surprise move, there isn’t one but two new Apple Silicon chips; the M1 Pro and M1 Max. The M1 Pro offers an impressive upgrade over the M1, with up to 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores, while the M1 Max offers the very best performance Apple has to offer, with the same 10 CPU cores and a whopping 32 GPU cores.
When combined with up to 64GB of Unified Memory, the MacBook Pro has the potential to provide serious computing power.
It hasn’t come at a cost to battery life either, with Apple quoting a 17-hour battery life for the MacBook Pro 14in, while the MacBook Pro 16in offers the best battery life of any Mac to date with an impressive 21 hours.
If you’d prefer to find out more before buying, we outline all you need to know about the new MacBook Pro range separately.