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M2 Max MacBook Pros get a $250 discount

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2023 MacBook Pro in 16-inch and 14-inch sizes
The 2023 MacBook Pro is very sleek, whether it's the 16-inch or 14-inch variant.
Photo: Apple

You can get Apple’s most powerful MacBook Pro with M2 Max chip for up to $250 off. Amazon has discounted the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Max to $3,249 from $3,499.

If the 16-inch model is too big, the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the same Max chip is available for $200 less.

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All you need to turn a MacBook into a workstation [Setups]

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Not only does it tell time, this setup and its short list of peripherals and accessories turn a laptop into much more.
Not only does it tell time, this setup and its short list of peripherals and accessories turn a laptop into much more.
Photo: esmdg@Reddit.com

These days, MacBook laptops are more than powerful enough to handle most users’ computing needs. So if you don’t need an even brawnier desktop Mac, why not build your laptop into a full workstation with a few peripherals and accessories?

Today’s setup gets by with a 3-year-old MacBook Pro hooked up to a CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 dock and a nice LG 4K display, plus Logitech input devices and a few other items. It’s a complete workstation whether or not the user ever takes the MacBook Pro to go.

Two powerhouse MacBooks drive dual Studio Displays [Setups]

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Not everyone can say they have two late model MacBooks Pro and two Studio Displays, but the employer helped out in this case.
Not everyone can say they have two late model MacBooks Pro and two Studio Displays, but the employer helped out in this case.
Photo: Leorivero@Reddit.com

Not many folks get to flaunt two late-model, powerhouse MacBook Pro laptops along with two Studio Displays in their computer setup — but it certainly becomes more likely when an employer contributes gear. Today’s featured setup comes from an art director in just that situation.

His Apple-all-the-way setup won much praise, but some commenters on social media had fits over a backward-facing MacBook Pro — and provided a fix for the flagrant flub.

Tilting iPhone platform sets 100W multidevice GaN charger apart [Review] ★★★★☆

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This unusual GaN charger juices up MagSafe iPhones via the tilting platform and other devices via USB-C and USB-A ports (up to 100W).★★★★☆
This unusual GaN charger juices up MagSafe iPhones via the tilting platform and other devices via USB-C and USB-A ports (up to 100W).
Photo: David Snow/Cult of Mac

Need a compact and potent MagSafe charging station to replace a slow 3-in-1? Coming out just after iPhone 15’s release, Ugreen’s unusual new Nexode 100W GaN Charging Station could fit the bill, charging up to four devices at once.

Rolled out Thursday, the speedy charger takes up a small space by putting a MagSafe platform for iPhone that tilts up on top and USB-C and USB-A ports in the squat body. The company sent me one to try.

Here’s your chance to get $200 off M2 MacBook Air

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This deal is on the M2 MacBook Air in Midnight, but you can find other laptops on sale, too.
This deal is on the M2 MacBook Air in Midnight, but you can find other laptops on sale, too.
Photo: Best Buy

How would you like to score a 13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air for $899, a couple hundred bucks off the regular price?

More than 4,600 people on Best Buy’s website give the slender laptop a rating of 4.9 out of 5.0. And now it’s on sale.

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‘So we’re doing dual Studio Display setups?’ [Setups]

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One Studio Display in landscape orientation and one in portrait -- what could be more picture-perfect?
One Studio Display in landscape orientation and one in portrait -- what could be more picture-perfect?
Photo: strangeweather415@Reddit.com

Cult of Mac‘s coverage of user computer setups shows lots and lots of people love Studio Displays. And tons of folks love dual-display setups. But two Studio Displays in a setup? You’d think we’d see more of those.

And today’s featured setup not only boasts dual Studio Displays, it sports two Macs — an M2 Mac mini and an M1 Pro MacBook Pro — in addition to a split mechanical keyboard and some 3D-printed parts.

16-inch MacBook Pro drops to its lowest price again

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2023 MacBook Pro in 16-inch and 14-inch sizes
The killer $250 off deal on the 16-inch MacBook Pro is back.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is the perfect laptop for people always on the go. With its M2 Pro chip, the machine can easily handle demanding workloads.

Its starting price tag of $2,499 makes it more expensive than the competition. But Amazon has slashed 10% off the machine’s price, making it cheaper by $250.

A pair of 2017 MacBook Pro models slide onto Apple’s vintage list

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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
If this is your MacBook Pro, we have some kind of bad news for you.
Photo: Apple

Two of the MacBook Pros that launched back in 2017 just got a bit harder to get repaired. That’s because they’ve been added to Apple’s official list of vintage devices. This includes the 15-inch model introduced in 2017 and one of the two 13-inch MacBook Pros.

But it’ll be years before they’re listed as obsolete.

For health’s sake, get a standing desk [Setups]

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Even if you have a lot more gear than this, a standing desk can make a world of difference.
Even if you have a lot more gear than this, a standing desk can make a world of difference.
Photo: NiMa@Reddit.com

Maybe you’ve got back pain, or maybe your rear end falls asleep too much when you sit for long periods. Whatever the case, you, like many Apple fans, can benefit from a standing desk in your computer setup.

Today’s featured MacBook Pro setup features an affordable sit-stand desk, but there are many options. We’ll go over some of them below.