Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro gets a $300 price drop at Amazon


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Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is barely a few months old, but there are already good deals to be had if you’re willing to be patient. Amazon is selling the base configuration of Apple’s laptop for $2,099, a full $300 off its usual sticker price and a new low at the retailer. That’s a significant deal for a system that represents a marked improvement over recent MacBooks (particularly the keyboard) and a good laptop overall with brisk performance, a great display and better sound than you’d expect from a portable. The 2.6GHz Core i7, 16GB of RAM, Radeon Pro 5300M graphics and 512GB SSD should be up to most tasks without flinching.

The $300 discount applies to a higher-end configuration that bumps up to a 2.3GHz Core i9, a Radeon Pro 5500M and 1TB of storage, so it’s still worth considering if you need more oomph for video editing or other intensive duties.

The catch, at the moment, is that you might have to wait. While the Core i9 model is in stick as we write this, the Core i7 system won’t be in stock until February 11th. This deal isn’t for those who need a system in a hurry, then. If you can afford to wait or are willing to splurge a bit, though, it’s a serious bargain. And don’t fret if it’s more Mac than you’re willing to spend — we’ve also noticed that the current-generation MacBook Air is down to $949, or off its usual price.

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