Deals Spotlight: 2017 MacBook Pro Discounted to $999.99 ($300 Off) In Best Buy's Flash Sale

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Best Buy kicked off a new Apple shopping event today, including a few notable sales on Apple devices like the 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Watch Series 3. At the same time, Best Buy is offering a flash sale on the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD), priced at $999.99, down from $1,299.99 ($300 off).


    There are three total configurations of this MacBook Pro on sale today only, including the 256GB SSD model and a custom configuration 512GB SSD model. These MacBook Pros lack a Touch Bar and instead have a traditional row of function keys atop the butterfly keyboard.

    Each regular configuration on sale today represents the lowest-ever sale price for that MacBook Pro model. Note that the discounts only last today, March 14, and will expire later tonight.

    13-Inch MacBook Pro (2017) Flash Sale
    [*]2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD - $999.99, down from $1,299.99 ($300 off)
    [*]2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD - $1,149.99, down from $1,499.99 ($350 off)
    [*]2.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - $1,799.99, down from $2,199.99 ($400 off) To see the rest of the items on sale in Best Buy's Apple shopping event, head to our Deals Roundup.

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  2. jaisonline macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2012
    too bad the $300 off deal doesn't apply if you use the config option. e.g. config / upgrade to 16GB RAM for "2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD " $1,149.99 model.
  3. Azeroth1 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    I still don’t think psychologically I could ever stop worrying about the keyboard. Even if those fears are exaggerated in my mind (and I know lots of people post they don’t have any issues).
  4. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Serious questions:

    I just bought at Best Buy less than a week ago the base configuration 2017 21 inch Retina iMac. It comes with 1TB Hard Drive (not Fusion) w/ 8GB of Ram and was wondering if I still had time to go in and exchange it for the one listed on sale here for $999?

    As much as I love the peripheral ports on the back, the hard drive is embarrassingly slow and could use something more portable. As mentioned, I’ve used it for less than a week.

    Edit: Also, is this deal only applicable online? Cause I’m ready to box up this iMac I have and go to my nearest Best Buy. Again, I love the size of the 21 inch retina iMac but it’s rather slow and have always preferred a trackpad over the Magic Mouse, though admittedly I did enjoy using it this past week.
  5. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
    the exact config I want on that last deal.... but the problems with this chassis is just terrible..
  6. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    Yeah...that’s now how deals work.
  7. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    Of course the touch bar models aren't included.... Jesus Christ Apple.
  8. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
  9. Romeo_Nightfall macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2018
    They will get issues, WAIT
    your Brain seems in normal condition, no one buying this stuff is operating sane — it’s madness buying a product where dust kills it.

    Düst is everywhere and will get All this keyboards.
    I wonder that apple is psycho enough still selling it
  10. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    Jesus Christ, it’s not Apple selling these MacBooks.
  11. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    What a great deal!! With a four-year warranty on the keyboard, what's not to like? This is definitely a better value than the new 2018 Air.
  12. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    I stand corrected. Jesus Christ Best Buy.
  13. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    I just can’t get over the premium Apple puts on storage that cannot be upgraded. Even 256 GB base is questionably small. Wish Apple would do some good engineering and use standard NVMe blades.
  14. jeboles macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    The hard drive is extremely slow, even with the Fusion option. Thought I would be fine as I could not afford the SSD price apple charges to upgrade. If you don't need Boot Camp, buy an external TB3 SSD and use it as a boot disk. Makes all the world of difference and I love my iMac now. It is almost as fast as an internal SSD.

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