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Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is $250 off right now

If you’ve already decided you want to make it big with your next laptop, consider the 16-inch MacBook Pro. We gave it a score of 92 in our review, and we didn’t find too much to knock it. However, with a starting price of $2,499, it’s quite expensive. But right now you can buy it on Amazon for $250 less, as the online retailer has dropped the price of the 512GB version to $2,249. That’s the best price we’ve seen, and you can get the discount on the silver or space gray model.

Buy a 16-inch MacBook Pro from Amazon – $2,249

Unlike many of Apple’s other notebooks, the 16-inch MacBook Pro has been redesigned a bit to make it more of a power-user device. It features a 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display broken only by a top-notch 1080p webcam. The TouchBar is gone, but Apple’s Magic Keyboard remains a typing dream, and the trackpad is wonderful to use, too. But arguably most importantly, the sides of the MacBook Pro now have a number of ports that the notebook has long lacked. It has three Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a full-size HDMI port and an SD card reader, a headphone jack, and a MagSafe power connector — all of which mean you won’t be living the dongle life as much as you are might have been before, although you might still need a USB-A adapter every now and then.

The base model for sale runs on Apple’s M1 Pro chipset, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, and costs a fairly hefty £4.7. While it’s not the most portable of devices (we recommend the 14-inch version if that’s a priority for you), it’s certainly a powerhouse when it comes to performance. In our benchmark tests, the Pro blasted most comparable Windows computers out of the water, and it did so with a strong battery life. The 16-inch Pro lasted about 16.5 hours during our battery tests, and it’s worth noting that we didn’t notice any performance hit when running on battery alone.

Ultimately, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is best suited for audio and video producers or others in creative fields who want the most possible screen real estate along with the best performance found in a laptop today. Yes, it remains expensive even when on sale, but it’s a much better buy when you can pick it up for $250 less than usual.

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