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Deal: Current Generation 12″ MacBook with 512GB SSD On Sale [Certified Refurbished]

Written by Charlie

The fantastic 12″ MacBook with the spacious 512GB SSD is on sale today for just under $1,000. This is a $600 discount from the new price for this certified refurb and it is a great computer for travel!

I have posted this deal before when it came up (last time was two months ago) and it has had interest in each time so I am posting this one that came up today. However, this time around, we are into 2019 and Apple will be releasing a new 12″ MacBook sometime this year (possibly in June?) so I would only recommend this for someone who doesn’t need the latest generation of processors and still wants a deal (because this is much cheaper than the new price!).

Current Generation 12″ MacBook with 512GB SSD On Sale

Link: Current Generation 12″ MacBook with 512GB SSD on Sale – $999

Yes, you can do better in the Windows field but if you are in the Apple system, this is a pretty nice laptop. I used to own this same model and really loved the portability and limited power I was able to get from it. Plus, I was unable to find an airplane tray table it did not fit on. 🙂

The 512GB of storage is definitely nice to have! That is the amount I pretty much always go for in my MacBooks since I find it to be a sweet spot (external, tiny SSDs have dropped in price but the 512GB still gives me enough storage on the device as well). This 2017 MacBook also comes with the upgraded processor, an i5. This is the current model since Apple did not release a new one this year!

Check out what Best Buy is selling this model for new (if you buy the Rose Gold one from Best Buy, it is actually clearanced for $1280)!

12" Macbook on sale

This is the new price from Best Buy – save $600 buying the refurbished model in this post!

These 12″ MacBook laptops are just incredible for travel. At under 2lbs with a tiny footprint, you are able to get work done pretty much anywhere. For $999, you can get this great laptop – only today and while supplies last.

Note: As it says on the Woot page, this is refurbished by Apple but does not come with an Apple warranty so you get 1 year through Woot. In all my years owning Macs, I have only had 2 issues where I had to have them serviced under warranty so I don’t think I would be concerned about this fact with this deal here. 

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.