The good thing about the entry-level M2-powered MacBook Air is that it’s relatively affordable (for a Mac, of course). But the lower price has a downside: it’s just not powerful enough for more demanding creative work. Luckily, today’s $500 discount is on 14-inch MacBook Pro means you can buy a laptop that’s an absolute powerhouse for content creation for what’s closer to an entry-level M2 Air price.
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 an M2-equipped MacBook Air with 512GB of storage and half by ARIES. What’s more, the 14-inch MacBook Pro supports up to two external displays as opposed to one, while offering a nicer Mini LED display and better 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 review of the Macbook Pro 2021.
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) at Amazon. That’s a new all-time low on 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 desk for everyday computing needs with enough power to handle even some light video work. It also presents future-proof specifications 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. Just be aware that you’ll need to supply your own monitor, keyboard and mouse, as the Mac Mini doesn’t come with these. Read our review of the M2 Pro-powered Mac Mini.
If it’s a decent pair of noise-canceling wireless earbuds you’re after, you can currently grab the 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) at Amazon and Target.
For the price, the earphones offer a solid combination of good sound quality and effective noise cancellation, with benefits such as an excellent pass-through mode when you need to hear your surroundings. Their noise cancellation might not be on par with more premium earphones like Sony’s WF-1000XM4, but they’re still capable of reducing noise well enough. In addition, 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 offer for Nintendo Switch lovers who travel often and like to connect their console to a TV or other large screen. Right now you can buy Genki Covert Dock for $59.99 ($15 off) from Genki. The accessory is like a pocket version of the standard Switch docking station, so you can easily carry it on the go, but it also comes with more ports. It 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 comes with three international adapters. Read our review.