The M2 MacBooks may be the hottest new laptops on the scene, but the older models are still pretty fantastic laptops. So if you’re hoping to get your hands on a discounted M1 model, we’ve got the deals you’ve been waiting for.
Costco sells several M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models for $199 or $249 off, the lowest prices we’ve seen this year. Specifically, you don’t need to be a member to buy one, although members can pick up their order at a store. The sale ends Friday, according to Costco’s website. These are the models on offer:
MacBook Air (M1, 512GB): $1,050 ($199 off)
13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 256GB): $1,050 ($249 off)
13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 512GB): $1,250 ($249 off)
Those are fantastic prices. In comparison, the M2 MacBook Air starts at $1,199 and the M2 MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 with a slower and smaller SSD. And Apple still sells the M1 MacBook Air with 256GB of storage for $999 with a less capable chip (7-core GPU vs. 8-core GPU) and less storage.
Sure, the M2 is a better chip, but otherwise the M1 13-inch MacBook Pro is identical to the M2 model. And while the M2 MacBook Air got a completely new design, it lost part of its identity, namely the iconic wedge design on the M1 model.
So if you want to save some money and buy a great laptop, head over to Costco and check out the sale.