We frequently see discounts on Apple's MacBook Air, but deals on the have been pretty scarce -- which is why Best Buy's today-only $350 discount on the entry-level 12-incher is intriguing. This ultraslim model lists for $1,300 but is selling for $950 in four color options (online only).
This model features Intel's Core M3 chip, the mobile version of the Core i3, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD (solid-state drive). One of the big differences between this model and the is the screen: The MacBook 12-inch has a high-resolution Retina display. Apple released the latest version of the MacBook 12-inch almost a year ago, so there's a good chance we'll see new, updated versions of it in the near future -- possibly as early as Apple's WWDC keynote on June 4. Note, too, that there are continued complaints about the keyboards on recent MacBook models, though our review sample hasn't had a problem. But $350 off the current model is still intriguing.
Best Buy is also offering discounts on laptops, HDTVs, headphones, vacuums and more from brands including Bose, Dell and Beats by Dre. There are other MacBooks on offer, too, as part of a student-only sale (you need a valid .edu email), but many of those models appear to be sold out.
You can find all of the information on Best Buy's flash sale site. Here's a selection of the best deals we found:
- Apple MacBook: save between $350 and $500 plus an additional $50 off when you sign up for Student Deals. Here's CNET's MacBook review
- Apple MacBook Pro: save up to $500 plus an additional $50 off when you sign up for Student Deals. Note that this is the non-Touch Bar model. Here's
- Apple iPad (fifth gen): save $100 on the 2017 model. This is not the new 2018 iPad announced in March, but if you don't need Pencil support, it's a great deal. Here's
- Apple Watch Series 3: save $40 on select models. Here's CNET's Apple Watch Series 3 review
- Apple iMac with 3.0GHz Intel Core i5 and 8GB of RAM -- $1,000 (save $300).
- Beats by Dre BeatsX Earphones -- $90 (save $60). CNET's BeatsX review
- Beats by Dre Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones -- $120 (save $80). CNET's Powerbeats 3 review
- Three free games with purchase of a 1TB Xbox One X -- $500 (save $100). CNET's Xbox One X review
- DJI Mavic Pro -- $800 (save $200). CNET's DJI Mavic Pro review
Remember: These deals are online only and there may be limited quantities available.
Originally published 11:21 a.m. PT. Updated 12:10 p.m. PT with full list of available discounts.