Anyone tempted by Best Buy $350 off?

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  1. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

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    Bestbuy has some killer deals on MacBooks right now and I am feeling myself be tempted! Anyone else? Its the lowest prices I have seen personally. My mid2012 air does just fine...but man maybe its time?
     
  2. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    I think it's definitely worth jumping on. The 2016 models are great machines and I'd be surprised if there is that much of a difference in the anticipated refresh in the next couple of months. I have a 2015 that serves my needs just fine but if I needed one now I'd definitely jump on the deal.
     
  3. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah my 2012 has been doing just fine, but its starting to catch up to times a bit. I just don't know if I can pass up this deal.
     
  4. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    I picked on up yesterday- $350 0ff on the 500gb version is a great deal !
     
  5. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats exactly what I want to take advantage of! A space gray is calling my name!
     
  6. jbs-horn macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I pulled the trigger on a space gray m5 this morning. It will arrive on Thursday. It was too good a deal to pass up.
     
  7. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am trying so hard not to...but I am feeling like I am losing this battle with myself. lol
     
  8. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Go for it. You have nothing to lose. If you change your mind, you have 14 or 15 days to return it.
     
  9. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just made the order! Pick it up later today when its ready. It will be nice to have 500g again!
     
  10. HellasLEAF macrumors member

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    If only was Canadian equivalent or BestBuy canada offered this deal. I am ready to move from MBP 13 inch to a 12 incher and it's the 2nd gen I have been waiting for a good price drop.

    Sigh. This country everything too damn expensive, deals few and far between..
     
  11. superben79 macrumors newbie

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    ordered 1, that is a good discount plus 12 month payment plan.
     
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  13. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bestbuy web site. Look for MacBook. The 500g hd version is 350 off. MBP are also 250 off.
     
  14. Elwe macrumors member

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    I'm not positive, but it looks like this at least equals the best deal we have seen. The base model of this machine (only 256GB SSD) and the late 2016 13" Macbook Pro without TouchBar seems to be at a good prices, too.

    I'm guessing we see a 2017 Macbook in April. I'm not sure what they are likely to put in it that would be worth the $350 delta. 2nd generation butterfly keyboard? Perhaps Thunderbolt3 instead of simply USB-C gen1? Or maybe the new price will come down a bit like they did with the Macbook Air over time . . .
     
  15. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    I got the 500 gb m5 for 1099 open box. I'm loving it so far. upgraded from 13 inch retina
     
  16. jbs-horn macrumors newbie

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    I got it this afternoon. This is the first device I've ever received with zero battery charge. Setup will take a while.
     
  17. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yikes that sucks. I ended up grabbing the MacBook Pro because it was the exact same price at my local BB, but smaller HD.
     
  18. HellasLEAF macrumors member

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    At this point I will wait until Spring to see if there is a 3rd gen refresh.

    Then decide on 2nd or 3rd gen but I'm gonna guess the 2nd (plus hopefully some kind of discount in Canada). 2nd gen looks more than adequate for me.

    I love my MPB 2015 13 inch but I am realizing portability is more important to me than performance and ports..
     
  19. Hank Carter macrumors 6502

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    No, I can't get past the keyboard. It feels like you're typing on a piece of wood.
    Also the CPU is too anemic considering the price. My 11 inch MacBook Air with an i7 will eat that thing for breakfast.
     
  20. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I gotta be honest. The keyboard has not taken me over yet. But the retina screen vs my air definitely has. Trying to see if I can get used to the keyboard enough to keep it.
     
  21. crusher372 macrumors member

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    Picked up the Bestbuy deal this week and loving this little guy. All out of space grey so standard silver was my only option but i have a really cool carbon fiber skin in route. So far the keyboard is a bother but 70% of the time it will be docked on the desk at the office. Hoping the Apple adaptor will be all i need to get things done.
     

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