Apple MacBook Stories April 19, 2016

Just this morning Apple refreshed its 12-inch MacBook with a faster processor and improved battery life. Whether you’re springing for the new models released today or going refurbished, you’ll likely need a few key accessories to round out your setup. While the MacBook has an attractive thin design, it comes at the cost of a single USB-C port. Additionally, it can be a tough sell as an everyday machine without some external input devices. Head below for a roundup of some of our favorite accessories for the 12-inch MacBook.

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Apple MacBook Stories November 23, 2015

expiredHyperDrive Macbook Storage Expander adds up to 200GB with no extra bulk: $20 Shipped (Orig. $30, CA Tax only)

Storing movies and photos can quickly fill up your Macbook. One easy cure is the HyperDrive, which lets you slot up to 128GB of extra storage into your Apple machine. Right now, it is $20 shipped via 9to5Toys Specials. MicroSD storage starts at a few bucks for small amounts and goes up to $18 for 64GB, $40 for 128GB or  $75 for 200GB 

Taking advantage of the SD card slot in the side of modern Macbooks, the HyperDrive can take pretty much any MicroSD, MicroSDHC, or MicroSDXC card. You simply slot in whatever capacity you wish to add, and start using it as a flash drive. Class 10 cards are supported, so you can enjoy transfer speeds of up to 95MB per second, while the Hyperdrive’s compact design means it does not protrude. It also features an aluminum cap so as to blend in with the look of your laptop, and there is a tiny groove on the surface for easy removal. There are two models available — one for the 13-inch Macbook Pro and 13-inch Macbook Air, and the other made for the 15-inch Macbook Pro.

You can currently pick up the HyperDrive for 33% off the regular price with free shipping.

Apple MacBook Stories October 12, 2015

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB from $1,190 or $1,150 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,299), more

Best Buy is currently discounting many of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBooks by $100. Those with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 off the already discounted price. Today’s deal is a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price that we can find.

The standout deal from this promotion is the 12-inch model 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB in Gold, Space Gray or Silver for $1,199.99 or $1,149.99 shipped with .edu. Also available in Gold at Blutek via eBay Daily Deals with potential tax savings for $1,189.99 shipped.

Apple’s new 12-inch 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. There a number of new innovations with its latest MacBook release including USB-C connectivity, Force Touch Trackpad and a refreshed keyboard.

Apple’s upgraded 12-inch MacBook 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB model can be had for $1,499.99 or $1,449.99 shipped (Reg. $1,599) with .edu.

With your savings, protect your new device with AppleCare via Amazon for $199 (Reg. $249) or add some low-cost USB-C accessories.

We also still have Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB on discount for $1,280 (Reg. $1,499).

Apple MacBook Stories August 18, 2015

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,449 shipped (Reg. $1,599)

Blutek (98.6% positive feed back from over 117,000 customers) via eBay Daily Deals offers the new 12-inch Apple MacBook with Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB in Gold or Silver for $1,449 shipped (model numbers MJY42LL/A, MF865LL/A, MK4N2LL/A). That’s a savings of $99 off the regular list price, the first discount we’ve seen on the upgraded model and the best current price that we can find.

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 new standout hardware innovations, the Force Touch trackpad and a redesigned keyboard.

Apple MacBook Stories June 3, 2015

In case you hadn’t heard, USB-C is here to stay, with the news coming this week that Intel is backing it with the next generation of Thunderbolt. It has been a busy few weeks for storage announcements with SanDisk detailing new USB-C storage options and internal solid-state drives. Now Kingston is getting in on the trend. With the new MacBook inventory increasing at some retailers, the push for USB C accessories is on. We have the full details below on Kingston’s new flash drives. expand full story

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