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Apple Macbook 12" Laptop (Early 2016): M3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD EXPIRED

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BestBuy.com has Apple Macbook 12" Laptop (Silver, MLHA2LL/A) on sale for for $899.99 - $125 w/ unique emailed EDU promo code (you may enroll here for future EDU promotional codes free, .edu address is not required) = $774.99. Shipping is free or select free store pickup where available. Thanks hp79

Note, offer uses unique EDU promo code sent via email on 7/30/17 or 8/9/17. Look under 'Save $125 on Select MacBook and iMac' for your unique emailed EDU promo code.

Specs:
  • 12" 2304x1440 IPS 'Retina' display
  • Intel Core M3-6Y30 Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperThreading
  • 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics 515
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB Type C Port (USB 3.1)
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$100 drop in price for the labor day sale, but only for the boring silver color.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/appl...Id=5229700

$900 - $125 student discount (need to signup for the code to be emailed)


Other colors are the same price from last week at $875 after student discount.

Core M3 1.1GHz, fan-less, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. This is a 2016 model. There is a 2017 model but haven't seen that go on sale this much.
Passmark performance for same name but slower clocked CPU [cpubenchmark.net]: 3051, single thread 1182.

--edit:
Also, here's the full list of Macbooks on sale at Bestbuy. It's only the last year's Macbook 12 and this years Macbook Pro 13 with touch bar.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/prom...ook-090117
The M5+512GB in all colors are $1100 before the EDU coupon.
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For what it's worth, I have both and have been trying to decide between the two. This is what I have determined based on my experience.

The M5 does run hotter (I noticed a max difference 10 degrees Celsius difference between them running the same applications).

The M5 is faster, but only slightly. It was 0.2 seconds average when opening applications like safari and iTunes for example. For some reason, the M3 was faster during restarts. I would say it would perform noticeably better overall for more processor intense tasks.

The M5 uses more battery on average. Again, this was based on my usage (mainly safari) but I was sure to run the same pages with the same content. The percentage was 8% different between the two after about 2 hours of usage.

The M5 uses less battery during sleep (lid closed, power still on).

I'm sure I'll get grilled by someone for not doing something a certain way, but I hope this feedback helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
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This or the M5 that is on sale?
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This or the M5 that is on sale?
Also wondering that
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Not bad considering that in 4 months this unit will be 2 years old, oh I forgot it's an apple
Oh the horror of it all!
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I think this is a really solid price...just wish rose gold was available...Christmas gift for the wife...you think Best Buy chat would price match another color?
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Not bad considering that in 4 months this unit will be 2 years old, oh I forgot it's an apple
Isn't this the April 2016 model?
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I think this is a really solid price...just wish rose gold was available...Christmas gift for the wife...you think Best Buy chat would price match another color?
Let me know if you're able to successfully price match the rose color Please
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Let me know if you're able to successfully price match the rose color Please
Denied! I think i will just go with the M5 for 1099 and apply edu coupon
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does best buy let you stack codes?
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Not bad considering that in 4 months this unit will be 2 years old, oh I forgot it's an apple
You've always got Acer
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