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Best Buy today launched a new 2-day sale, offering discounts on the 12-inch MacBook, 5th generation iPad, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus. For the 2017 MacBook models on sale, Best Buy's prices this weekend are coming in around $100-$150 cheaper than B&H Photo and Adorama, while last year's 9.7-inch iPad is between $30-$50 cheaper than rival retailers in the new sale.

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As with most of Best Buy's Mac sales, students and parents of students
can save an extra $50
on the 12-inch MacBooks this weekend, amounting to savings of $250. If you're interested in any of the items on sale, be sure to place your order by Saturday, April 14 at 11:59 p.m. CT, when the discounts will expire.

12-inch MacBook - Save $200
[*]1.2 GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD (Rose Gold, Gold, Space Gray, Silver) - $1,099.99, down from $1,299.99 / $1,049.99 with Student Deals
[*]1.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD (Rose Gold, Gold, Space Gray, Silver) - $1,399.99, down from $1,599.99 / $1,349.99 with Student Deals
5th Generation iPad - Save $80
[*]32GB with Wi-Fi (Gold, Space Gray, Silver) - $249.99, down from $329.99
[*]128GB with Wi-Fi (Gold, Space Gray, Silver) - $349.99, down from $429.99
10.5-inch iPad Pro - Save $50 or $100
[*]64GB with Wi-Fi (Rose Gold, Gold, Space Gray, Silver) - $599.99, down from $649.99
[*]256GB with Wi-Fi (Rose Gold, Gold, Space Gray, Silver) - $749.99, down from $799.99
[*]512GB with Wi-Fi (Rose Gold, Gold, Space Gray, Silver) - $899.99, down from $999.99
iPhone
[*]Save up to $200 when you buy and activate an iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus on a monthly installment plan
Other Sales
[*]LifeProof Cases for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - Save up to $70 / as low as $19.99
[*]Beats Studio2 Wireless Headphones (Titanium) - $199.99, down from an original price of $379.99
[*]Insignia 4.8A 4-Port USB Charger Outlet - $14.99, down from $34.99
[*]Sphero - Save 40-55 percent on select toys / as low as $79.99 for BB-9E
[*]Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm Smarter Kit - $209.99, down from $229.99 In addition to the 2-day sale, Best Buy is still offering savings of up to $200 off the 2017 MacBook Air from earlier this week. To check out this offer and more, head over to our full Deals Roundup.

Article Link: Best Buy 2-Day Sale: Save on 12-Inch MacBook, 5th Gen iPad, iPad Pro, and More
 

Winter Charm

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So many good deals on Macs right now...

Let’s hope this means some really nice Macs will be announced this summer!
 
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tkukoc

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So close to switching from my ipad 12.9 pro 2015 to ipad 5th gen at this price... I just don't use the pro like I thought I would, love the large screen but having played with the ipad 5th gen last week it just seems faster to me..obviously I know it isn't in terms of specs but it was really smooth.. decisions decisions..
 
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newtito

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So I have a dilemma - my wife's 2012 13" MacBook Pro (non-Retina) is on its last legs. Should we go with the MacBook Air or the MacBook? My wife is not interested in using an iPad (she likes the attached keyboard and functionality of the laptop) but does not do any kind of intensive work. Web browsing, finances, Photos app, etc. My fear with the MacBook air is something better coming along. The macbook is quite pricey, but she likes the idea of the improved screen. Both offer great portability. What do you all think?
 
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So I have a dilemma - my wife's 2012 13" MacBook Pro (non-Retina) is on its last legs. Should we go with the MacBook Air or the MacBook? My wife is not interested in using an iPad (she likes the attached keyboard and functionality of the laptop) but does not do any kind of intensive work. Web browsing, finances, Photos app, etc. My fear with the MacBook air is something better coming along. The macbook is quite pricey, but she likes the idea of the improved screen. Both offer great portability. What do you all think?

Having had a 13" Air from 2013 through 2015 and a 12" MacBook m3 from December 2015 to present, I can say hands-down the MacBook is the one to go with. Unless you are a port snob, the MacBook is an improvement on the Air in every way.
 
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tentales

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Having had a 13" Air from 2013 through 2015 and a 12" MacBook m3 from December 2015 to present, I can say hands-down the MacBook is the one to go with. Unless you are a port snob, the MacBook is an improvement on the Air in every way.
Having owned several Macbook Pros and Airs as well as twice trying the new Macbook for several days, I cannot get used to the shallow travel the keyboard imposes on you. What's a port "snob"? Some people don't like carrying dongles, it's a preference, not a thing to look down on.

Battery life on the Air is still unsurpassed for the power it provides.
The person's wife is used to a 13" non-Retina display and going from a 2012 Pro to a current Air is definitely a great improvement and a low-cost upgrade, given the excellent on-sale prices for the Air.

The Macbook's improvements are limited to 2 areas, screen & weight.
Battery life, ports, keyboard quality and CPU power are all better on the Air.
 
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BB can kiss my A$$ ! Their continued relationship with TRE makes me pray they go the way of the dodo ASAP!
 
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So I have a dilemma - my wife's 2012 13" MacBook Pro (non-Retina) is on its last legs. Should we go with the MacBook Air or the MacBook? My wife is not interested in using an iPad (she likes the attached keyboard and functionality of the laptop) but does not do any kind of intensive work. Web browsing, finances, Photos app, etc. My fear with the MacBook air is something better coming along. The macbook is quite pricey, but she likes the idea of the improved screen. Both offer great portability. What do you all think?
If she can get along with the shallow keyboard, I recommend the 12". Way better screen, way better trackpad, and better weight than the Air. Once you get used to the force touch trackpad, you can't go back. I would probably recommend at least the i5 processor if you have the money. I really can't imagine spending money on an Air these days, unless there's something really specific you need.

(I have a 2nd generation 12" MacBook with m7, with what sounds like similar usage needs with your wife.)
 
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newtito

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If she can get along with the shallow keyboard, I recommend the 12". Way better screen, way better trackpad, and better weight than the Air. Once you get used to the force touch trackpad, you can't go back. I would probably recommend at least the i5 processor if you have the money. I really can't imagine spending money on an Air these days, unless there's something really specific you need.

(I have a 2nd generation 12" MacBook with m7, with what sounds like similar usage needs with your wife.)
Thanks for the feedback. My wife tried out the keyboard on the MacBook, didn't like it all that much. One of the great things about macs is that we keep them for a while (4-5 years) and feel like we get a lot of use out of them. I just didn't want to buy something that would be obsolete or unable to last the 4-5 years (then there's always the desire for the "new" that comes into play). The MacBook Pro was just damaged and now the MagSafe connector sometimes doesn't work. I'm hoping we can make it last until June and get some clarity about possible new products.
 
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