Best M3 Mac Deals: Save on Apple Computers, Including the Latest M3 Models – CNET

Apple’s M3 chips power some of the best laptops and the best desktops Apple has ever made. The latest 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as the iMac desktop, all benefit from Apple’s latest silicon and have proven to be blazing fast. The newly announced M3 MacBook Air is its best yet, and it takes Apple’s most popular computer and makes it better than ever. It’s a miracle that these laptops can be so fast yet use so little power that their batteries can run all day without an issue. But as great as these machines are, wouldn’t they be even better if you could pick one up at a discounted price as well?

Watch this: Apple Updates 13- and 15-Inch MacBook Air With M3 Chips

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Two years after Apple last updated its sleek 24-inch all-in-one iMac desktop, the new model comes equipped with the basic M3 chip. There’s also the updated 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro for anyone who likes to take their Mac on the go. The smaller 14-inch model can be equipped with the standard M3, the step-up M3 Pro or the high-end M3 Max processor, while the larger 16-inch Pro is available only with the M3 Pro or Max.

Looking for something even thinner and lighter? The 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air models have also now been updated with prices starting from $1,099 for a machine that you can take anywhere without having to worry about taking a charger or whether it’ll cope with the demands of everyday computing.

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M3 MacBook Pro

The 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro starts at $1,599, while the 16-inch model starts at $2,499. Both models feature a stunning Liquid Retina XDR display and a built-in HDMI port and SD card reader, making them versatile machines for creatives and professionals. They’re available directly from Apple, as well as Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo. Deals will be hard to come by initially.

It’s worth noting that Apple has a trade-in program that can knock hundreds off the starting price of a new Mac in exchange for your old computer, and you’ll get 3% cash back when you make the purchase using your Apple card. For purchases this big, that ends up being a decent chunk of change. 

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B&H is the place to be if you want to pick up a new M3 14-inch MacBook Pro with prices starting from just $1,449 for the base model, a savings of $150. Upgrade to 1TB of solid-state storage and you’ll pay $1,599, which is $200 off the normal price and the same price you’d normally pay for the 512GB variant.

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The 16-inch M3 MacBook Pro normally starts at $2,499. Unlike the 14-inch model, the basic configuration comes with the step-up M3 Pro chip, along with 512GB of storage and a blazing 18GB of RAM. Prices start at $3,249 if you want the high-end M3 Max processor.

You can pick up the basic 512GB model in Space Black for $2,249 at Amazon and you don’t need to enter any codes or clip any coupons to get that price, thankfully. Want the Silver model? That’ll cost an extra $50 but that’s still a considerable saving over the price you’d pay normally.

M3 MacBook Air

The latest iteration in Apple’s thin and light laptops, the M3 MacBook Air comes in two display sizes with configurations starting with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Both are perfect companions for taking to college or just lugging between meetings, and with some gorgeous colors to choose from you’ll find one to fit your style as well.

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The latest MacBook Air sports an M3 chip, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage as standard and comes in a couple of different display sizes. The 13-inch model starts at $1,099 and is currently available for preorder with availability beginning March 8. No discounts are currently available, but you can trade in your old Mac and save up to $1,315 depending on the model and condition.

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The new 15-inch M3 MacBook Air will also be available from March 8 but you can preorder your new laptop today. Shipping with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the base model 15-inch laptop starts at $1,299. There are currently no direct discounts available, but you can save money by trading in your old Mac if you’re ready to upgrade. Some Macs are worth $1,315 but you’ll need to trade in a Mac Studio to get that much.

Preorders for the new MacBook Air are open now with deliveries beginning March 8.

M3 24-inch iMac

Apple’s all-in-one iMac desktop was last updated in 2021, so the new M3 model is a pretty serious upgrade. It’s available only with the basic M3 chip but features a stunning 24-inch 4.5K Retina display. All configurations come with the wireless Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse, so you’ve got everything you need to get set up right away. 

Like the new M3 MacBook Pro laptops, this desktop is available at Apple, Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo. Apple is also offering discounts with an eligible trade-in, and you’ll get 3% cash back when you make the purchase using your Apple Card. 

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This all-in-one desktop normally starts at $1,299 for the basic configuration, which has an eight-core GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. You can upgrade to a 10-core GPU for $1,499 and double the storage for $1,699. 

Right now, B&H will sell you the base configuration with a $100 discount, bringing the price down to just $1,199. At the time of writing, that’s the only model with a discount.

These are the latest and greatest Macs that Apple has to offer, but we’re sure to see some bigger discounts on older models. Check out our roundup of the best MacBook deals for serious savings on Apple laptops.

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