Best Buy has launched a major sale on Apple’s thinnest and lightest laptop, the 12-inch MacBook. For a limited time, both the entry level 256GB and high-end 512GB models are being discounted by $300, dropping prices down to $999.99 and $1,299.99. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can sign-up for Best Buy’s Student Deals and save an additional $50 on all MacBook sale prices. That makes the 256GB MacBook just $949.99 with free shipping. Apple currently charges $1,099 and $1,319 for these MacBooks in refurbished condition.
The baseline MacBook features a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz, 8GB of memory, a 256GB PCIe-based flash drive, USB Type-C and Force Touch Trackpad.
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The new Force Touch trackpad may look like other trackpads on the surface, but underneath it’s unlike anything that’s existed before. Force sensors detect how much pressure you’re applying, and the new Taptic Engine provides a click sensation when you press anywhere on the surface. Now the click that once was a single, mechanical function is just the start of what you can do with Force Touch. The sensory capabilities of the Force Touch trackpad allow you to tell your MacBook what you want it to do based on subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply. This makes it possible to perform a variety of different actions in different apps, all on the same surface. And it can respond with haptic feedback you can actually feel, making your MacBook more usable and personal than ever before.