Update (11/29 10:00am): The Amazon listings are out of stock for the most part, but discounted pricing is still available at the other retailers listed below.
Amazon and B&H are each taking up to $150 off Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook in multiple colors and capacities, with prices starting at $1,149 shipped. This is the first notable discount that we’ve tracked on the early 2016 model. Of course, B&H only collects taxes for New York residents at the time of purchase.
Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook features an “ultra-thin and lightweight” design with a 2304 x 1440 Retina display. It ships with either a 1.1GHz m3 or 1.2GHz m5 Intel Core processor, 8GB of RAM and your choice of 256GB or 512GB flash storage. Additional features include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a Force Touch Trackpad.
With your savings, be sure to pick up some USB-C accessories for your new MacBook.
You’ll find even more MacBook and iMac deals in our handy guide.
With a Retina display and a thin, lightweight design, the rose gold 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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