Apple’s latest-gen MacBook Pro 14 and new Mac Mini are up to $400 off

The nice thing about the entry-level M2-powered MacBook Air is the fact that it’s relatively affordable (for a Mac, of course). But that lower price has a downside: it’s just not powerful enough for more demanding creative work. Luckily, today’s $500 off the 14-inch MacBook Pro means you can buy a laptop that’s an absolute powerhouse for content creation at what’s closer to an entry-level price than the M2 Air.

Right now, the M1 Pro-equipped laptop is on sale at Best Buy with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $1,599 ($400 off), just $100 more than the purchasing an M2-equipped MacBook Air with 512GB of storage and half the RAM. Additionally, the 14-inch MacBook Pro supports up to two external displays instead of one, while offering a nicer Mini LED display and better battery life. And while it’s not quite as fast as the newer M2-equipped MacBook Pros, 2021’s M1 Pro model is still blazingly fast and, at this price, also significantly cheaper. Read our 2021 Macbook Pro review.

Alternatively, if the MacBook Pro is too expensive and you don’t need all that power, Mac Mini powered by Apple’s M2 is down to $699.99 ($100 off) at Amazon. That’s a new all-time low on this particular configuration, which offers 512GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, an eight-core processor, and a 10-core GPU.

Overall, the new Mini is faster than its M1-equipped predecessor and is a good desktop computer for everyday computing needs with enough power to tackle even some light video work. It also boasts future-proof specs like Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, along with an HDMI 2.0 output, Ethernet port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and other ports. Remember that you will need to supply 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 it’s a good pair of wireless noise canceling headphones you’re looking for, you can currently grab from Amazon Second-generation Echo Buds with a Wireless Charging Case for $99.99 ($40 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, just $10 off their all-time low. You can also buy them with a wired charging case for $79.99 ($40 off) at Amazon and Target.

For the price, the headphones 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 may not be on par with more premium earbuds like Sony’s WF-1000XM4, but they’re still able to reduce noise sufficiently. Plus, they support hands-free Alexa commands, so you can make music requests and control smart home devices with just your voice. Read our review.

We’ve got a great deal for Nintendo Switch enthusiasts who travel often and like to hook up their console to a TV or other big screen. Right now you can buy the Genki Covered Quay for $59.99 ($15 off) from Genki. The accessory is like a pocket version of the standard Switch dock, so you can easily carry it on the go, but it also comes with 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 docking station also comes with three international adapters. Read our review.


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