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Apple - MacBook 12" Retina Display - Intel Core m3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Gold-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Posted
    Sairy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This Gold Macbook 12" is amazing! I love it! its small, compact, carries 256GB, and fits in my smallest bags! So lightweight, perfect for me going back and forth in classes at University. Ordered on 11:30 pm April 23rd, received it at 2:30 pm April 25th! along with the USB-C adapter I ordered with it! They said estimated delivery was May 1st but so glad it arrived sooner! I was at school when it was supposed to be delivered and they kept saying a signature would be required and I was scared they would have to take it back and I would have to wait for it to be delivered again but they left it right there on my doorway! Got it Open-box Excellent Certified! Professionally cleaned and certified by Geek Squad! came in the box meant for the Pink MacBook but was wrapped up along with the charger like new! Saved ~ $400 dollars! in comparison with the apple website asking price. They usually have the Student sale in August & September where the laptop would come with beats but with these savings, I could just use the money I saved to buy them separately if I wanted to! Thinking about using it to buy some Airpods instead! Overall, great product, service, delivery, setup, and laptop! Got the free 1-year apple warranty and came with 6-month virus protection! This is my first Apple Laptop, my last one was a Lenovo Flex 4, good touch screen laptop but a tad big at around 14" and the look of this screen and software is much more crisp and clear! LOVE IT!- Thanks to mom for the early birthday gift!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So worth it!

    Posted
    Bren
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this product open-box and it's amazing! The cord hadn't even been unwrapped and I save $200! I was anxious to make the change from Windows to Apple and I'm so glad I did. It has so much more than I thought it did and it's already making life easier. The guys at Best Buy were super nice and when they didn't have the original open-box item I originally saw online, they took the initiative to look in the back. Not only did they have another Macbook that was open-box, but it was a newer model than the other one and only $30 more! Plus, the gold color is gorgeous. I really appreciated them looking for me as I really wanted to grab something open-box to fit my budget. I went back a few weeks later and copped myself an open-box Apple Watch Series 3 for $185! Perfect condition just like the Macbook!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's really pretty awesome

    Posted
    MichaelT
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    There are many critics that are super critical of the Macbook 12 inch saying it doesn't belong? I believe it's a great device. Reasons to choose this over a MacBook Pro with Touchbar It's considerably cheaper, 256 GB storage by default better battery life Smaller footprint, easier to carry/travel with. It's not nearly as powerful as the MBP but it's certainly not slow either, I edited a 3-minute video with this thing in iMovie and it had no problem at all exporting it in 1080p. Great for web development too! The major con I see to this device is only having one USB-C port, I don't understand why they didn't include at least two. It's not a deal breaker, just a hassle at times. Otherwise, this is a great machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Better get another laptop as backup for repairs.

    Posted
    nomoreapple
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This review is for the 2017 Macbook 12 inch, which I purchased with Apple's extended warranty. NOT worth it even with the warranty. My keyboard failed a 1 1/4 years after purchase. Then the keyboard failed again 3 weeks after the repair. This time, the estimates to fix it keep on getting extended, Apple in Albuquerque refused to mail it into the repair center and is doing the repair themselves. Twice I have been left messages that the repair is delayed because a part broke during the repair and they don't have the part in stock to fix it. I am currently on hold 36 minutes and counting to find out what is going on with my repair.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for students

    Posted
    SalviaLeucantha
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I really like how it’s lightweight and portable. This makes it extremely easy to carry it around for school, and even using it at home. The downside is, the lack of ports, and of course the initial App Store setup is not user friendly. It took me about 3 days to figure out why I wasn’t being signed in and why my apps were not updating. Great laptop but even at the student pricing, I can’t recommend it since I can’t justify the price. Unless you’re actually going to use garage band and the film editor, not really worth it. Even my 1TB Samsung laptop can do more. But I spilled coffee on that keyboard and taking it to school with an attachable keyboard is not ideal

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best laptop

    Posted
    Buttsss
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I love my MacBook! The size is perfect. As a full time student and full time worker, I needed something that was portable and small and could fit in my bag- along with the million other things I carry. For those of you wanting to buy the gold one, just be aware that they changed their gold color. It’s a mix between gold and rose gold now. For those of you who take online classes, the camera isn’t the best, but there are apps you can buy to change the settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    216WorldTraveler
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    I am not an extreme techy, so I would not be able to go into significant details about the technology of this version of the Macbook. However, I did purchase this as an upgrade from my 2012 Macbook Air. With the numerous updates Apple is pushing out, I can see the difference in productivity and speed. Everything works exceptionally well and at a faster rate. Also, the size is perfect as it makes traveling easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for students or everyday use!

    Posted
    Anaqi
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    I’ve been an apple head for years but never purchased a MacBook because they were so expensive. However, being a student, I needed something that was super lightweight and small enough to lug to classes all day long. This was perfect. I also love the airdrop and being able to send docs from my computer to my phone and vice versa. It’s great. However the touchpad was a little weird to get used to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mac experience in a small form factor.

    Posted
    Matt
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    I wanted a full Mac notebook experience without a lot of bells and whistles like Touch Bar or Touch ID. This fits that need and Best Buy's sale prices make this a great value. It's a complete Mac experience that's unbelievably thin & light. Catch the right sale and it will be cheaper than the iPad Pro. That said, pro users will need a bit more power. This is great for everyday tasks & productivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Graduation Gift

    Posted
    Judy
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    The look on my niece's face when she opened it was priceless, She's been talking about getting a MacBook for soooo long. The rose gold color is so sleek and pretty. It's lightweight and easy to travel with. Will be great for young entrepreneurs and creatives which she is. I got it for a steal as well $500 off can't beat that for a MacBook

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beauty With Brains

    Posted
    Billie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This MacBook is a solid performer in a sleek looking small package. Bought this as a portable addition for my wife's in home and travel use. It is extremely thin and light and the gold finish is exceptionally good looking. Performance is outstanding, with the ease and efficiency of the OSX operating system. Great value, great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for College

    Posted
    Mayyte
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    This computer is really easy for a first-time college student, and if you’re use to apple products, learning how to use the computer will be easy! So light, it is smaller than the other Macs, but personally I feel like it is a perfect size for college. Greatly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tech. Overall another great Apple produc

    Posted
    Claudio00
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    Great product. Nice size, excellent quality. Only downside is that it only has a USB-C port and a plug for earphones. Because of that I need to purchase a USB-C to USB adapter. Other than that, it’s a typical, good Apple product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New computer

    Posted
    KT206
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The size is so convenient for me. Love the color really stands out and it’s just a awesome computer. I’ve always had apple products and always had MacBook pros but I wanted something small to travel with and this is perfect

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer

    Posted
    CandaceO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Let me start off by saying I love this laptop! But I had no clue it didn’t have a USB port that’s my only complaint is now I have to upgrade my printer for wireless capabilities. Other than that it’s amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    amazing

    Posted
    ressino
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I love this compute so far. The keyboard is super easy to use and is very easy to touch. This one is smaller though considering that it is 12 inches, but it was the perfect size for me honestly. Would totally recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop!

    Posted
    Hamelin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought the laptop since I will be going into college soon, and I absolutely love it! The deal was amazing, especially for a Mac. It is very easy to use, and super light! I recommend for anyone going into college!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its an Apple!

    Posted
    Waldo0226
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    There is not much to add to this laptops ! By far this is one of the best computers out in the market! This was a gift for my fiance ! She is starting her nursing program and This will be a great tool for her !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for college

    Posted
    Joey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I got my sister this laptop for college and its light easy to use and intuitive. She enjoys it more than her last windows devices and finds it easier to navigate. A bit pricey but definitely worth it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent daily computer

    Posted
    Hallj0
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I chose the 12" Macbook because the weight savings was more important to me than the faster processors of the Air or Pro. The m3 has plenty of power for multitasking and the battery life is regularly longer than advertised.

    I would recommend this to a friend