M2 Mac mini sees $99 discount to new low, plus M1 Pro MacBooks

We’re heading into the weekend with a new collection of Friday’s best deals, all brought to us courtesy of 9to5Toys. On tap today is a new all-time low on Apple’s just-released M2 Mac mini at $99 off. That’s joined by a more portable offering, with a $500 discount on Apple’s 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro. And if you need a must-have Mac accessory, Apple Magic Trackpad 2 is now down to $104. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Save $99 on Apple’s just-released M2 Mac mini

With the weekend on tap, Amazon is now rounding out this Friday by offering one of the first chances to save on Apple’s new M2 Mac mini. Marking down the 512GB capacity to $700, you’re now looking at a new all-time low. The $99 in savings from the usual $799 price tag are well below our previous $749 mention and marking only the third discount to date on the recently-refreshed machine.

Apple’s all-new M2 Mac mini refreshes a beloved form-factor to feature its latest-generation of in-house silicon. There’s that same compact build that has made previous versions so popular amongst first-time Mac owners, as well as streamlined workstation users and homelabbers alike. The improved performance of the M2 chip also pairs with dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, a pair of USB-A slots, an HDM output, and Gigabit Ethernet. You’ll also find Wi-Fi 6E, and at least an 8-core CPU backed by a 10-core GPU and 256GB of storage. Over at 9to5Mac, we detail what to expect from the experience, too.

New low takes $500 off Apple’s M1 Pro MacBook Pro

Apple may have just launched new M2 Pro MacBooks earlier in the year, but for those who want a better deal than marginally better performance, Best Buy is ending the week with the best discount yet on previous-generation professional macOS machines. Right now, you can score the 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro for $1,499, which is down from the original $1,999 going rate and delivering $500 in savings. This is a new all-time low at an extra $100 below our previous mention, too. Or if you don’t mind going with an Open-Box Excellent condition model, you can drop prices as low as $1,394 to save even more cash. 

Delivering the previous-generation of Apple’s most capable portable machines to date, the higher-end M1 Pro series provides even more value than the new debuts. Everything starts with the same 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR 120Hz Display as its M2 counterpart that’s backed by the higher-end chip. Then you’ll find a 10-core CPU, up to 17-hour battery life, and the triumphant return of MagSafe charging all packed into an updated frame. See why it was previously our Apple product of the year.

Apple Magic Trackpad 2 is a must-have for new M2 Mac mini owners at $104

Amazon is now offering the official Apple Magic Trackpad 2 for $104. Normally fetching $129, you’re looking at the first discount of the year and since back in the fall at $25 off. It is the lowest we’ve seen since back in October specifically, and hits the second-best Amazon price to date, too. Whether you’re looking to fully convert that shiny new M2 Pro MacBook into more of a desktop machine without giving up Apple’s best-in-class trackpad or just need to upgrade your new M2 Mac mini, today’s discount is about as rare of an opportunity as you’ll find.

Alongside all of the multi-touch features built into macOS, this features an edge-to-edge glass surface and Force Touch support for navigating your Mac or iPad. It recharges over Lightning, and includes a woven USB-C cable in the box. This is easily one of the best accessories on the market for desktop Mac users, which you can score at one of the best prices yet, too. 

Best Buy launches weekend sale with $200 off M2 MacBook Pro

Best Buy is heading into the weekend today by launching its latest 3-day sale. Delivering the kind of savings we typically only seen on holiday weekends, the retailer is dishing out some of the best discounts to date across Apple’s latest MacBooks, iPads, and accessories, alongside TVs, electric vehicles, and so much more. You’ll also enjoy free shipping on just about everything as well as in-store pickup on the lot, as well. Amazon is also getting in on the savings to match many of the discounts, as well. Head below for all of the Best Buy weekend highlights or just shop the savings for yourself right here.

Delivering better than Black Friday pricing, our favorite discount from the sale has Best Buy now offering Apple’s latest M2 MacBook Pro 256GB for $1,099. Normally fetching $1,299, today’s offer is marking the first chance to save this year while delivering a match of the all-time low. The $200 discount clocks in at $50 below the Black Friday pricing, too. Apple’s new M2 MacBook Pro just launched last summer as the latest entry-level prosumer-tier macOS machine. 

This time around you’re looking at all of the performance improvements offered by the M2 chip and its 10-core GPU to go alongside upwards of 8GB of memory and at least 256GB of storage. The 13.3-inch Retina Display and its 500 nits of brightness with P3 wide color support are complemented by a pair of Thunderbolt ports, Wi-Fi 6, and the latest backlit Magic Keyboard. While it isn’t our favorite M2 device around these parts, there’s something to be said for it with $200 in savings attached.

Anker’s launches weekend MagSafe accessory sale

Anker today is ending the work week by launching its latest Amazon storefront sale, this time putting its lineup of MagSafe gear in the spotlight. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Our top pick this time around delivers a chance to save on Anker’s new 10,000mAh MagGo MagSafe Power Bank, which drops to $63.99 in all three styles. Normally fetching $80, this is matching our previous mention for the lowest price of the year. It does come within $4 of the overall best price ever, which has only been set twice before. 

As one of the latest MagSafe power banks from Anker, the MagGo 10,000mAh offering arrives as its most capable solution for refueling iPhone 14. It sports the expected 7.5W charging rates, as well as a secondary 20W USB-C PD slot for wired devices, all with a kickstand built into the shell for propping up your gear. We also just took a hands-on look at what to expect from the more capable offering and how it stacks up to the rest of Anker’s MagSafe power banks.

Best trade-in deals

9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month. Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device, or simply head over to our trade-in partner directly if you want to recycle, trade, or sell your used devices for cash and support 9to5Mac along the way!

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2023-03-17 16:46:00