The best thing about the entry-level MacBook Air with the M2 engine is the fact that it’s relatively affordable (for a Mac, of course). But this lower price has a downside: it’s not powerful enough for more demanding creative work. Fortunately, today the discount of $500 14-inch MacBook Pro it 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 on sale at Best Buy with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $1,599 ($400 off), which is just $100 more than buying a MacBook Air equipped with M2 with 512 GB of storage and half the RAM. In addition, 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 new M2-equipped MacBook Pro, the 2021 M1 Pro model is still 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, The Mac Mini with M2 technology from Apple it’s down to $699.99 ($100 off) at Amazon. That’s a new all-time low in this particular configuration, which offers 512GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, an eight-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 tackle even some light video work. It also offers future-proof specs like Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, along with HDMI 2.0 output, an Ethernet port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and other ports. Note 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 Mac Mini with M2 Pro engine.
If you’re looking for a pair of wireless headphones with decent noise cancellation, 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, which is just $10 off its 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 pass-through mode for when you need to hear your surroundings. Their noise cancellation might not be up to par with more premium headphones like Sony’s WF-1000XM4, but they’re still capable of reducing noise well enough. 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 have a great deal for Nintendo Switch lovers who travel often and like to connect their console to a TV or other big screen. Right now, you can buy the Genki’s Undercover Dock for $59.99 ($15 off) from Genki. The accessory is like a pocket version of the standard Switch dock, so you can easily take it anywhere, but it also includes several ports. This includes a single 30W USB-C PD port, as well as outputs for USB-C and HDMI. To top it all off, the dock also includes three international adapters. Read our review.