I used to have a 12" Macbook (2016 M5 512GB) for nearly two years, but decided I had to have more ports, and traded it for a 13" MBP TB about fifteen months ago. Things have changed (see below), and I have always missed the form factor of the 12" MB, so I have just bought a used base model 2017 MB from CEX in UK, for £660. Quite pleased with this price. The machine is mint (no patina on keys which is a sure sign), with only 14 cycles, 98% health on the battery. It is more than a year old so I can't get Applecare, but I have CEX 2 year warranty and the Apple keyboard replacement programme. CEX is a strange outfit. They have come a long way since I got an original version iPhone from them a decade ago. Much more trustworthy and reliable, although I still feel like a fish out water in their stores. Nearly all my Apple equipment has come from them, and I have traded a lot in as well. If you buy on line you have 14 day return to a local store if not happy. Some of their pricing is silly high on very recently released equipment, but after that it is sometimes inconsistent, and there are good bargains to be had. I won't mind if a new MacBook is released soon (in fact I hope very much it is) as it will be much more than I would be prepared to pay until they start showing up used. Things that have changed since I switched from the MB to the MBP..... 1. I now have an iPad 12.9 (3rd gen) 512GB which has all movies and photos on, so don't need to connect much to the MB. 2. I can use the 12.9" iPad as a portable second monitor for the MB. Note to EugW.....you always said there was a noticeable improvement in the keyboard in the 2017 model, which I couldn't really tell from a quick tests on the keyboards in stores, but now that I have one I do agree.