If you’re in the market for a new Mac, you can’t really go wrong with a 24-inch iMac or 14-inch MacBook Pro. Especially when they’re on sale: You can get the 24-inch iMac with an 8-core GPU for $1,350 (Amazon after automatic discount at checkout, Costco) and the 14-inch MacBook Pro with 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU for $2,250 (Amazon after automatic discount at checkout, Costco) if you act fast. These are the best price we’ve ever seen for these configurations.
The 8-core iMac sports a 24-inch 4K display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage, as well as the Touch ID keyboard, Ethernet power adapter, and four USB ports (two Thunderbolt and two USB-C). In our 4.5-star review, we called the M1 iMac “a cutting-edge desktop computer that looks fantastic in any setting.”
The 14-inch MacBook Pro has a 10-core M1 Pro processor, mini-LED display, 1TB hard drive, and a ton of ports, including HDMI, Thunderbolt 4, an SD card reader, and MagSafe. The Touch Bar has been replaced with a proper row of function keys and the bezels around the screen have been slimmed down so much it has a notch like the iPhone. We called the MacBook Pro “a truly satisfying laptop (that) … can now wear the crown of the professional’s choice without hesitation” in our 4.5-star review.
These sales end tonight at midnight, so if you want one, go grab one right now.
Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He’s still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.