Killer Deal: 12-inch Refurbished MacBook $420 Off

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The 12-inch MacBook costs $1,299 through Apple, which is way too much money for what the laptop offers. But Amazon has a much lower price that seems just right for a refurbished model.

You can currently grab the 12-inch MacBook (mid 2017 model) for just $819 on Amazon. That’s $420 off the price for a new unit.

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For the money, you get a 12-inch Retina Display with 2304 x 1440 resolution, a 1.2-GHz Intel Core m3 processors (7th gen), 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

The whole package weighs 2.03 pounds, which makes this system easy to throw in a bag and take anywhere. Refurbished means that they are pre-owned products inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers. It comes with a minimum 90-day supplier-backed warranty. 

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There are some trade-offs with this laptop, as we found in our 12-inch MacBook review. For one, it features a single USB-C port, so you won’t be able to plug in more than one peripheral at a time unless you spring for a dongle.

This system also features a 2nd-generation Butterfly keyboard, which some people have found to be less reliable than the newer 3rd-gen keyboard inside the latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

But if you want a macOS laptop and you don’t want to spend a lot, this seems like a pretty good deal for a refurbished system.

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Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief
Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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