Finding a bargain on Macs isn’t as easy as other brands, but you can sometimes find them. Following appleinsider.com and their price watch list helps. Most of the bargains I’ve gotten have been from either B&H Photo, Adorama, or Other World Computing.
- Get a real GPU
- Get the fastest CPU you can
- Get the largest drive you think will last a while (you used to be able to upgrade this in the past, but not anymore with the latest models.)
- Pay for lots of cores/processors (unless you’re big time into rendering)
Only 15" MacBook Pros have a real GPU. Everything else has integrated graphics, so I only look at those. Here are OWC’s current offerings for 15" MBPs
Typically the best deals I’ve ever seen happened either on “Black Friday” or the weeks leading up to Christmas, so with that less than a month away, maybe you can hang on long enough to see what comes up?