Best Buy is back at it again with a new promotion on Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook. Today, you’ll be able to save up to $100 off plus an additional $100 if you have access to a .edu email address. To cash in on the extra savings, simply visit the student deals hub and follow the on-page instructions. Free shipping is available on the entire lot of deals.
The entry-level model (1.2GHz/8GB/256GB) is available from $1,099.99 shipped (Reg. $1,299) when the aforementioned .edu discount is applied. Pricing goes up from there with the larger 512GB hard drive available from $1,399.99 (Reg. $1,599). Apple upgraded its 12-inch MacBook in April with a focus on new processors and longer battery life, plus the addition of a Rose Gold colorway. This is just the second discount that we’ve seen and the first across every color.
As you likely know, the 12-inch MacBook uses a single USB-C port to connect to your devices. The bad news is, the entire situation is kind of a mess at the moment as manufacturers attempt to bridge the gap from previous generations. A good way to get started is to invest in a simple dock that adds a handful of ports, like this highly-rated option from Anker. For under $40 (easily covered in today’s sale), you’ll bring three USB 3.0 ports and a passthrough USB-C power input. Head over to Jeff’s recent review on LG’s latest monitor that’s designed for the 12-inch MacBook as another option. Be sure to check out our full MacBook accessory roundup for more ideas.
With a Retina display and a thin, lightweight design, the Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2016) provides both portability and performance. Measuring just 0.5″ (13.1mm) thin and weighing only 2 pounds, the MacBook is compact yet still has a premium feel, thanks to its unibody design. The MacBook features a 12″ Retina display with 16:10 aspect ratio and 2304 x 1440 native resolution, which results in 226 pixels per inch (ppi). The display also has 178°-wide viewing angles. To deliver the total Retina experience on the MacBook, Apple redesigned the pixels to create a larger aperture, allowing more light to pass through. This enabled Apple to use LED backlighting that’s 30 percent more energy efficient than the displays on other Mac notebooks with no loss in brightness.
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