Apple’s latest-generation MacBook Pro 14 and new Mac Mini are up to $400 cheaper
The beauty of the entry-level M2-powered MacBook Air is that it’s relatively affordable (for a Mac, of course). But that lower price comes with a downside: it just isn’t powerful enough for more demanding creative work. Thankfully, today’s $500 rebate is on the 14 inch MacBook Pro means you can buy a laptop that’s an absolute powerhouse for content creation, at a price closer to an entry-level price for the M2 Air.
Right now, the M1 Pro-equipped laptop is available from Best Buy with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $1,599 ($400 off), which is only $100 more than buying an M2-equipped MacBook Air with 512GB of storage and half of that RAM. In addition, the 14-inch MacBook Pro supports up to two external displays instead of one, while offering a nicer Mini-LED screen and longer battery life. And while it’s not as fast as the new M2-equipped MacBook Pros, the 2021 M1 Pro model is still lightning fast and – at this price – a lot cheaper too. Read our MacBook Pro 2021 review.
Alternatively, if the MacBook Pro is too expensive and you don’t need all that power, Apple’s M2-powered Mac Mini is down to $699.99 ($100 off) on Amazon. That’s a new all-time low for this particular configuration, which offers 512GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, an 8-core CPU, and a 10-core GPU.
Overall, the new Mini is faster than its M1-equipped predecessor and is a good desktop for everyday computing needs, with enough power to handle even light video work. It also offers future-proof specs like Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, as well as an HDMI 2.0 output, an Ethernet port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and other ports. Just remember that you will need to bring your own monitor, keyboard and mouse as the Mac Mini does not come with these. Read our review of the M2 Pro-powered Mac Mini.
If you’re looking for a decent pair of wireless noise-cancelling earbuds, you can currently grab them Amazon’s Second generation Echo Buds with a wireless charging case for $99.99 ($40 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, which is just $10 off their all-time low. You can also buy them with a wired charging case for $79.99 ($40 off) on Amazon and Target.
For the price, the earbuds offer a solid combination of good sound quality and effective noise cancellation, with perks like an excellent passthrough mode for when you need to hear your surroundings. Their noise-cancellation might not compare to higher-end earbuds like Sony’s WF-1000XM4, but they’re still able to reduce noise well enough. They also support hands-free Alexa commands, so you can make music requests and control smart home devices with just your voice. Read our review.
We have a good deal for Nintendo Switch lovers who travel often and like to connect their console to a TV or other big screen. From now on you can buy them Genki covert dock for $59.99 ($15 off) from Genki. The accessory is like a pocket version of the standard Switch dock, making it easy to take with you on the go, but it also has multiple ports. This includes a single 30W USB-C PD port, as well as outputs for USB-C and HDMI. To top it off, the dock also comes with three international adapters. Read our review.