Last week, Apple introduced its new generation of MacBook Pro laptops, featuring a new design (complete with a notched screen) and faster M1 chips. If you had your eye on the 14-inch model instead of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, you can save just a little bit of cash on it when you preorder at Amazon. The configuration that has the M1 Pro chip (eight-core CPU, 14-core GPU), 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD is $1,949.99 instead of $2,000. A $50 discount isn’t a whole lot, but it’s something.
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel just posted first impressions of his time with the latest MacBook Pro. It’s not a review (stay tuned for that), but check it out if you want to see some fresh images, along with takeaways from real-world usage of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
Another product that Apple recently debuted is discounted at Amazon. The new AirPods Pro that ship with a MagSafe charging case are $220 instead of Apple’s $249 price. In terms of features and specs, these are the same wireless earbuds that first shipped in 2019 — you can find those now for $197. It’s just the case that’s new here, and while we haven’t tested them yet (and thus, don’t know if the case has improved charging speeds or if it’s just magnetized), this is a decent deal I’d recommend for first-time AirPods Pro buyers who want everything they own to have MagSafe compatibility.
If you’re interested in preordering a Google Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, Best Buy still has stock of the phones and is including a free set of Pixel Buds A-series wireless earbuds at checkout through Wednesday, October 27th. Those normally cost $100, so this is a solid incentive. Google unveiled the Pixel 6 phones last week, and the highlight was on the promising, new Google Tensor chip inside of both of them. Check out the video above for more details.
While this isn’t technically a deal, it’s worth sharing that Microsoft’s Xbox Series S console is currently available at Best Buy for its normal $300 price. It was tough to find for several months following its debut in late 2020, and you may want to pick one up now if you planned to give it as a gift during the holidays. Supply of the console may dwindle as we get closer to Black Friday.