Each and every day we get closer to Black Friday, the deals keep heating up. There are already a lot of great early Black Friday sales to pore over, and we’ve even gathered retailer-specific deals from the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target. The Verge has its own deals going on, in a way, with exclusives offered below, along with our very own giveaway. It’s certainly the season of tech deals, and kicking off today’s sales are discounts on the hottest laptops that just hit the market.
When Apple announced its new MacBook Pro laptops, its own site broke under the weight of people placing orders. But not only can you get one now, you can save a little off the total. The 14-inch MacBook Pro is up to $100 off at B&H Photo. You can get a 14-inch MacBook Pro with an eight-core M1 Pro processor with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM for $1,949 (usually $1,999). B&H knocked $100 off of this model as of this morning, so that promo could return soon.
The base model of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro comes with an eight-core version of Apple’s M1 Pro processor, a 14-core GPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It’s meant to be the new de facto choice as the content creation laptop.
If you crave a bit more power under the hood, B&H also has $100 off the 10-core M1 Pro-equipped 14-inch MacBook Pro, costing $2,400. That bumped-up version comes with a 16-core GPU and 1TB of storage. These offers end on November 19th, and B&H notes that supply is limited at this price.
The new 14-inch model of MacBook Pro offers a larger display with a notch and more ports than previous generations, now with Apple’s M1 Pro processor.
These laptops are hard to come by at retailers, and discounts on them may prove few and far between. The pent-up demand for a new MacBook Pro that answers the yearslong demands for more ports and power has even led to shipping delays on some models. It’s all for good reason, as the new Pro laptops got very high marks in our review and are the ideal computers for creators and creative professionals who want a machine that’s up to the task. Read our review.
Securing your data and personal logins can be especially important this time of year while doing tons of online shopping, and a password manager can help immensely. 1Password is offering a special promotion just for readers of The Verge. New customers can enjoy 50 percent off a 1Password individual or family plan, allowing you to automatically create secure passwords across all the accounts you use. Individual and family plans normally run $36 and $60 per year, respectively. With this offer, Verge readers can help protect their data and accounts for just $18 on an individual plan or $30 on a family plan. This promo runs until December 6th.
You can save 50 percent a month on an individual subscription, which normally runs $2.99 a month, for up to a year.
While on the topic of security, Wellbots is offering Verge readers $50 off an August Smart Lock Wi-Fi (fourth-generation) when you use promo code VERGELOCK at checkout. This is the latest smart lock from August that is compatible with the deadbolt you already have on your door. Normally $229, this exclusive deal from Wellbots saves you 22 percent for a total price of $179 — and you can pick between the black or gray finishes. Read our review.
Apple’s AirTags are a handy little location tracker for iPhone users. They’re helpful for keeping track of your bag, keys, or even a wallet or purse. With a waterproof design and user-replaceable battery, they should last you a long time. Woot has an exceptional price on a four-pack of AirTags. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can get a four-pack of AirTags from Woot for just $88. That is the lowest price around. Not an Amazon Prime subscriber? You can still nab the deal from Woot for $93 (normally $100). This offer is limited to one per customer and valid until November 30th or while supplies last.
While location trackers from Tile are available with support for more devices at a lower price, they don’t have the same level of tight integration with iOS and the Find My app. Read our review.
More deals worthy of your attention
- If you skipped out on Final Fantasy VII Remake last year, now might be a great time to get into it. Amazon has the PS5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade — complete with the Yuffie DLC — for just $45. If you’re still rocking the PS4 until you can get your hands on the newer console, a PS4 copy is just $25 and gets a free upgrade to the PS5 version. Just take note that if you go the PS4 upgrade path, you have to buy the DLC separately, but you’ll only end up spending the same $45 total as Intergrade costs right now.
- B&H has great daily deal prices on a selection of Manfrotto camera backpacks for today only. The versatile Manfrotto Advanced 2 Active Backpack is just $60 (a discount of $50), and don’t forget to try your hand at winning our mystery bag giveaway.