This is a really great deal if you are an Apple fan and in the market for the lightest Mac around. This is my personal laptop and, even though I came from a 15″ MacBook Pro, I really love working on it. This is the best price on it yet so move if you want it!
There have been some complaints by reviewers about the sacrifices made (a single port on this for connecting devices) but I have found that I almost never use the USB-C port and, when I need to connect more than one thing, I have a cheap USB hub that fits in my bag nicely. This is really a great computer for one who travels as the battery life is good, it has a small footprint, and the screen is fantastic!
Great Deal: 12″ MacBook $300 Off (possibly more)
- MacBook 12″ 256GB SSD/8GB/1.1GHz
- Available in Gray/Silver/Gold
- Regular price – $1,299
- Sale price – $999
- Best Buy Link
But, Wait! It Gets Better!
If you want to really maximize this, follow these steps:
- go to Best Buy and purchase gift cards with your Amex cards that have the $199 spend/$20 back offer on it
- Next,you can pick up a USPS mover’s coupon on eBay for around $10 that will give you another 10% off!
- After that, go online and buy through a shopping portal (United is giving 2 miles per dollar). If you don’t mind open-box (which I don’t), you can get another $90 off as well!
If you put all of that together, you will pay a total of (pre-tax) of $810 for a new one and pick up 1,800 United miles. If you opt for an open-box, you will get it for $731 (pre-tax) and 1,600 United miles! That is a killer deal on this laptop!
This laptop certainly isn’t for everyone and there are some great options on the Windows side that add things that this doesn’t have (like touchscreen). But, if you are in the Apple system (like I am), this is really the best it gets for thin-and-light. While not as powerful a processor as the Macbook Air laptops have, this does come standard with 8GB of RAM that will help with some of the things you may do on this. All in all, I really like mine and this is a great price if you are thinking about one as well!