Apple - Macbook® - 12" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Gold

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MacBook delivers more performance in the lightest and thinnest Mac notebook ever. With new seventh-generation Intel Core processors, 12-inch Retina display,¹ a full-size keyboard, force-sensing trackpad, versatile USB-C port, and all-day battery life,º MacBook features big thinking in an impossibly compact form.
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Overview

What's Included


  • 29W USB-C Power Adapter
  • MacBook (Latest Model) - 12" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8 GB Memory - 512GB Flash Storage
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (43 out of 44)

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Features


  • Intel 7th Generation Core i5

Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor

Intel HD Graphics 615

Fast SSD storage

8GB memory

USB-C port

Up to 10 hours of battery life¹

802.11ac Wi-Fi

Force Touch trackpad

Available in rose gold, gold, space gray, and silver

¹Display size is measured diagonally

¹Battery life varies by use and configuration


Overall customer rating

4.9
98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.1

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Air

    Posted
    Goodhearted100
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For the past five years my 2012 11 inch Macbook Air has been a steady and consistent companion. Despite a paltry 2-3 hour battery life, it did what it needed to do and only occasionally did I notice the lack of screen real estate. Then along came the Retina Macbook- with a better screen, much better battery life, and even lighter than my air. However I was put off by the keyboard and the speed of the m3 processor, as well as the single USB-C port. The upgrades to the 2017 Macbook solved two of my issues- the i5 processor increased the speed and the second generation butterfly keyboard is not just something I can live with, I actually like it. Yes it still has the one port, but I can live with that especially since the cost of multi port adapters has decreased significantly. Bottom line: I love it and the difference from my Air is like a Porsche compared to a Volkswagen. If you have been standing on the fence I would say go for it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome laptop

    Posted
    Ninandtom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The MacBook gets better again with a faster processor and SSD. The keyboard is improved but feels the same to me. The same size means my plastic case and keyboard cover still fit. The main reason I upgraded is Apple's new AppleCare+ for the MacBook. For $249 you increase the warranty to 3 years and add 2 incidents of accidental breakage protection. Replacing the display is $529 alone. Under AppleCare+ breakage protection it's $99. With an Autistic son damage to anything is possible. The laptop is well built but not bullet proof.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this MacBook...but it has no USB ports.

    Posted
    MidianGates666
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Don't get me wrong, I love this MacBook, it has lots of space for my music and movies...it works great on the internet (I don't use it for much else to be honest). But the only things wrong with it is there are no USB ports and no memory card slots. Other than that I love it, it is perfect!! To remedy the USB situation I bought a adapter but not sure what to do about the memory card one. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable computer

    Posted
    Josh
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was doing a lot of comparisons between the various MacBooks and finally chose this model for its balance of size, hard drive, processor, and retina screen. While I don't like having on USB-C port and nothing else, there's a lot of hubs that are reasonably priced, and the size the aesthetics of this machine are great. I've been very satisfied with it. My only complaint is that the keyboard seems a bit loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent portability

    Posted
    Alexi
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    I love how portable and versatile this machine is. In my opinion apples only flaw, ( that I can see so far) is that the machine should have had 2 usb c ports. Currently you need to charge your MacBook then connect an external drive or CD rom or purchase a powered usb c hub, which is not sold at bby, as of yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy computer to set up and use

    Posted
    Midiangates616
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    I love Apple MacBook's because they are really easy to set up and use. The only issue with this one was no USB port, but it was easily fixed with an adapter. Although you can't have the power plugged in and the adapter in at the same time so battery drains pretty quickly. I still would recommend this laptop to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not more powerful than an iPad Pro

    Posted
    Ritz
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    I bought this thinking could would be a good replacement form my 2012 MacBook Pro. Upon further research at the Apple store I found out that it is essential an iPad Pro that operates like a computer. In other words, it is simply not enough computer to run many of the programs I would like to run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect College Laptop

    Posted
    laurpaige
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I absolutely love my new MacBook. The color is gorgeous, the picture is great, etc. I'm glad I bought it through Best Buy. It's the best deal I could find. I got $100 off for being a college student. The item was also shipped promptly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about image quality, size, battery and reliability. Editors are less positive about price and have mixed opinions about keyboard. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 95/100 = Excellent quality.
  • Digital TrendsRating, 3.5 out of 5Jayce Wagner on October 13, 2017
    Apple MacBook 12-inch review
    The MacBook outshines and outlasts the competition.Full Review
  • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Tom Brant on July 24, 2017
    Apple MacBook (2017)
    The ever-slim Apple MacBook gets a faster processor and remains a battery life champ, but a persistent dearth of connectivity ports makes it unappealing compared with the similarly priced MacBook Pro and Windows competitors.Full Review
  • Computer ShopperMatt Safford on July 14, 2017
    Apple MacBook (2017) Review and Ratings
    Apple's updated MacBook gets a performance and battery boost, plus a somewhat better keyboard. It remains impressively slim, with an excellent screen, but we still want more than that one port.Full Review
  • Stuff (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5July 14, 2017
    Apple MacBook (2017) review
    Surprisingly more than ‘more of the same'Full Review
  • NotebookcheckRating, 4.5 out of 5J. Simon Leitner on June 29, 2017
    Apple MacBook 12 (2017) Laptop Review
    What is new? As well as the quietly updated Air 13, the MacBook 12 has also got a new CPU and a faster SSD. With it, Apple aims to be "years ahead". "Compared to whom or what?" you might ask. Probably in comparison to the Air 13, whose essentialsFull Review
  • CNETRating, 4 out of 5Dan Ackerman on June 22, 2017
    Apple MacBook (2017) review
    Full disclosure: I've had a strong affinity for the 12-inch MacBook since it was originally introduced in 2015. Sure, it was underpowered and had an annoyingly flat keyboard. And it had only a single USB-C port -- then still something of an exoticFull Review
  • Laptop MagJune 8, 2017
    Apple MacBook (2017) Review
    Yes, Apple is keeping the MacBook Air around, but the 12-inch MacBook continues to be the company's true flagship ultraportable. It's pricier at $1,299, versus $999 for the Air, but the MacBook is a pound lighter, has a much sharper and moreFull Review



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