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Save $400 on a 16-inch MacBook Pro laptop at Best Buy

Apple sales are rare, but this MacBook Pro deal is worth considering if you need to upgrade your aging laptop.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer
Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch laptop M1 chip

President's Day is now over in the U.S., but this doesn't mean you can't still find great online deals and discounts available on tech.

Best Buy often runs promotions on Apple Macs, going against the trend of Apple product sales being few and far between. The US retailer is generally one of the best places to start if you're on the hunt for a new MacBook, and the deal we've found for you is no exception. 

Best Buy is offering $400 off a MacBook Pro laptop. The 16-inch model typically retails for just under $2500, but with a 16% discount applied, you will now pay $2099.

You commonly see MacBooks on college campuses, and as productivity workhorses, they are a solid option if you prefer the macOS ecosystem to Windows or Linux. 

The device on sale is a MacBook Pro with a 16-inch (3456 x 2234) Liquid Retina XDR display, an Apple M1 Pro chip, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage -- ample enough for storing work documents, photos, and media such as TV shows or films. However, if you intend to store vast amounts of content, you might want to bump up the storage capacity to 1TB.

Also: What is the best laptop you can buy? 12 we recommend for every budget

If you would prefer a thinner, lighter device with Apple's latest M2 chip, Best Buy will give you a $150 discount on a new MacBook Air. While there is less memory on offer -- only 8GB -- the device is equipped with a 13.6-inch display, an Apple M2 chip, and 256GB SSD storage. 

Also: The 21 best laptop deals right now: MacBook, Chromebook, 2-in-1 sales

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