12-inch MacBook Stories May 16, 2016

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB (2015): $900 shipped (Orig. $1,299)

Update (5/17 11:30am): DigJungle via eBay Daily Deals now has the previous generation 12-inch MacBook for $899.99 shipped (Orig. $1,299). Head over to today’s Apple roundup for more deals.

B&H offers the previous generation Apple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB in Gold (model MK4M2LL/A) for $899 shipped. Today’s deal is a savings of $400 off the original MSRP, down $31 from our previous mention and the lowest price that we’ve seen.

The entry-level 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.

With your savings, grab an AmazonBasic Felt Laptop Sleeve for $11.99 Prime shipped. Also, be sure to check out our roundup of the best USB-C accessories for MacBooks. And don’t forget Anker’s new 60W charger that can refuel your MacBook and a handful of other devices at once.

We also have the latest 13-inch MacBook Air on discount, starting at $850 shipped. Looking for more power? Apple’s 128GB Retina MacBook Pro is on sale right now for $1,040 shipped (Reg. $1,299).

12-inch MacBook Stories April 19, 2016

Update (4/20 4:00pm): Apple has also dropped the price on a few different refurbished 13-inch MacBook Air models. Here’s a look at the new listings:

With news of fresh 12-inch MacBooks this morning, Apple is now further discounting previous generation refurbished models with prices starting at $929 shipped. If you’re willing to hold off on the spec bumps announced today, you’ll be able to cash in on significant savings. All of Apple’s refurbished products come with a full one-year warranty and are eligible for AppleCare.

Apple’s inventory of refurbished computers and accessories are generally limited. It’s not uncommon to see a specific model come in and out of stock. Check in regularly if your desired MacBook sells out in the coming days.

Here’s a look at the new MacBook price drops:

Be sure to swing by our round up of the best accessories for Apple’s 12-inch MacBook for cables, storage, power supplies and more.

If you’re looking for more power, we currently have Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro on sale from $1,000 with a .edu email address (Reg. $1,299).

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12-inch MacBook Stories April 11, 2016

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: as low as $1,250 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,599)

TheGoodBlokes (98.6% positive feedback from 107,000+) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple’s 12-inch MacBook with Retina display (MK4N2LL/A) 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB in Gold for $1,275 shipped. Today’s deal is a $324 discount off the regular going rate, $25 less than our previous mention and the best straight discount available.

If you have access to a .edu email address, you can currently grab this same model from Best Buy for $1,249.99 after the $50 student discount is applied. The smaller 256GB model is also on sale, marked down to $999.99 (Reg. $1,299).

12-inch MacBook Stories January 18, 2016

expiredApple 12″ Retina MacBook 1.2Ghz/8GB/512GB: $1,290 shipped (Reg. $1,599)

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.5% positive feedback from more than 2,400 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 12-inch 512GB Retina MacBook in Gold or Space Gray for $1,289.99 shipped. That’s a savings of more than $309 off list and the lowest price we’ve ever tracked. What’s more, it’s $9 less than Apple charges for a similar model with half the storage and a slower processor.

Features include a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel M processor w/ Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of PCIe-based onboard flash storage and a USB-C port. This MacBook has two of Apple’s latest hardware innovations, the Force Touch trackpad and a redesigned keyboard.

Use your savings to buy Satechi’s latest USB-C hub with pass-through charging.

12-inch MacBook Stories January 8, 2016

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,300 shipped (Reg. $1,599)

Electronics Valley (99.5% positive from nearly 24,000) via eBay Daily Deals offers the 12-inch Apple MacBook with Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB in Gold (MK4N2LL/A) or Silver (MJY42LL/A) for $1,299.99 shipped. This MacBook retails for $1,599 direct from Apple, today’s deal is $100 less than our previous mention and the best price we’ve ever seen for this capacity. For further comparison, Apple sells the 256GB model for nearly the same price.

Features include a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel M processor w/ Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of PCIe-based onboard flash storage and a USB-C port. This MacBook has two of Apple’s latest hardware innovations, the Force Touch trackpad and a redesigned keyboard.

Be sure to grab some discounted AppleCare over at Adorama and a few USB-C cables with your savings.

ICYMI: Check out Satechi’s new USB-C hub that was announced this week at CES 2016. Also, Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is on sale for $1,250 (Reg. $1,499).

12-inch MacBook Stories October 29, 2015

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,099 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.3% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s all-new 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB for $1,099 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $200 off Apple’s list price and the best deal we’ve ever seen by $50. Available in Gold or Space Gray.

This MacBook features a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz, 8GB of memory and a 256GB PCIe-based flash drive. Apple has included a number of new innovations with its latest MacBook release including USB-C connectivity, Force Touch Trackpad and a refreshed keyboard.

12-inch MacBook Stories September 14, 2015

Best Buy is discounting the 256GB and 512GB super thin 12-inch MacBooks in Silver, Gold, or Space Gray by $100. What’s more, anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 by grabbing a unique coupon code from this Best Buy promo page. The 256GB model drops down to $1,149.99 shipped when you take advantage of both discounts. That’s a match for the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Apple’s thinnest and lightest MacBook.

The all-new 12-inch MacBook features an ultra-thin design, Force Touch, Retina display, and a re-engineered keyboard. Not sure the new MacBook is for you? Take a minute to read our review.

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12-inch MacBook Stories July 16, 2015

This aluminum USB-C hub adds four USB-A ports to your 12-inch MacBook for $14 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

AnkerDirect via Amazon offers its 4-Port USB-C hub for $19.99. However, we’ve partnered with Anker to bring 9to5Toys readers an exclusive deal: coupon code FYPVFIP7 during checkout drops your final cost down to $13.99 Prime shipped. That’s the first discount of any kind we’ve seen on this recently released hub. Early Amazon reviewers rate this hub a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

Apple may have pushed USB-C into the spotlight when it released the all-new 12-inch MacBook, but other devices like Google’s updated Chromebook Pixel also feature USB-C. This hub will let you use all of your existing USB-A flash drives, printers, sync cables and more with your USB-C equipped device. Other features include a built-in 1.3-ft USB 3.0 cable, an aluminum design, up to 5Gbps data speeds, and a 16-month warranty.

Keep it mind that it doesn’t have an extra USB-C port so you can’t charge your MacBook and use the hub at the same time. If you need charging capabilities as well, you’ll want to go with this type of hub

12-inch MacBook Stories June 3, 2015

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook has been backordered since it was unveiled back in March. The Silver and Space Gray models have come in and out of stock a couple times, but the Gold model has been nearly impossible to nail down.

But right now MacMall has a range of models in-stock and available for shipment as soon as today including both standard configuration Gold models. What’s more, each model is $10 below Apple’s price and MacMall only charges sales tax at the time of purchase for buyers in a handful of states.

If you were to order those models right now from Apple.com it would take upwards of 5 weeks to receive your new Mac. Shipping times from other resellers aren’t much better: Best Buy shows 4-7 weeks, Amazon just says “This item has not yet been released,” and B&H just lists “coming soon.”

MacMall has gotten a couple MacBook inventory refreshes over the past few months, but they always sell out quickly.

The all-new 12-inch MacBook features an ultra-thin design, Force Touch, Retina display, and a reengineered keyboard. Not sure the new MacBook is for you? Take a minute to read our review. expand full story

12-inch MacBook Stories April 28, 2015

Every time a new USB-C accessory is announced the new 12-inch MacBook and Chromebook Pixel become a little less of a plight for people who can’t say goodbye to standard USB. Patriot Memory is joining team USB-C with its announcement of new dual-sided 32GB and 64GB flash drives:

On one end of Patriot’s new metal flash drives you’ll find USB-C, while the opposite end is a standard type A USB 3.0 connector. This setup allows for optimal compatibility with a range of devices including older Mac and PC machines.

There are, of course, USB-C adapters so you can use legacy USB Flash Drives with new USB-C devices, but they are a hassle to carry and can be costly. Other companies that have already announced USB-C accessories include SanDisk, Belkin, Google and Monoprice. If you’re the adventurous type, some budget options have started popping up on Amazon.

Patriot hasn’t released pricing yet, but did say these new flash drives should be available beginning in June. Full press release follows: expand full story

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