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If you’ve been holding off on buying a new MacBook in hopes that a sale might save you some cash, today is your lucky day. Amazon is running a big one-day sale on Wednesday that slashes a whopping $350 off the price of Apple’s newest 12-inch MacBook. The Apple MacBook (Mid 2017) 12″ Laptop features a gorgeous Retina display, the Intel Core M3-7Y32 Dual-Core processor, a 256GB SSD, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and more. Today’s big discount applies to all four available colors, so definitely take advantage before it’s too late.Apple MacBook (Mid 2017) 12" Laptop, 226ppi Retina Display, Intel Core M3-7Y32 Dual-Core, 256GB… Price:$949.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Apple MacBook (Mid 2017) 12" Laptop, 226ppi Retina Display, Intel Core M3-7Y32 Dual-Core, 256GB… Price:$949.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Apple MacBook (Mid 2017) 12" Laptop, 226ppi Retina Display, Intel Core M3-7Y32 Dual-Core, 256GB… Price:$949.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Apple MacBook (Mid 2017) 12" Laptop, 226ppi Retina Display, Intel Core M3-7Y32 Dual-Core, 256GB… Price:$949.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
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Dual-Core 7th Gen Kaby Lake Intel Core m3 Performance
The 7th Gen Kaby Lake Intel Core m3 processor with 14nm process technology provides fast dual-core performance. The dual cores can run at a stock speed of 1.2 GHz and can boost up to 3.0 GHz as needed, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a 4MB L3 cache and 8GB of onboard 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, the MacBook provides fast and energy efficient performance.
The 12″ Retina display on the MacBook doesn’t just have a high resolution, but it’s also paper thin. In fact, it is just 0.03″ (0.88mm). A specially developed automated manufacturing process forms the edge-to-edge glass that’s only 0.02″ (0.5mm) thick. And Apple reduced the space between display components for a tighter, more integrated design. The Retina display has a 2304 x 1440 native resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It also has 178° viewing angles, thanks to its IPS panel.
Fast Flash Storage
Part of what makes MacBook so responsive is that it’s designed entirely around flash storage. Not only does this make the MacBook much lighter and more portable than traditional notebooks, it also provides faster access to data. The flash storage is up to 9 times faster than a traditional 5400 rpm notebook hard drive.
802.11ac Wi-Fi: Three Times Faster
With an emphasis on mobile, the MacBook is equipped with 802.11ac Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. With AirPlay and Apple TV, you can wirelessly play video, show off photos, and enjoy music from your MacBook on your widescreen TV. And when your MacBook connects to an 802.11ac Wi‑Fi base station, such as AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule, your wireless performance is up to three times faster.
USB 3.0 Type-C
To create a notebook as thin and light as the MacBook, Apple had to strive for efficiency in every detail, right down to how it connects to peripherals and power. So Apple contributed to a growing universal connectivity standard that combines the essential functions you need every day in one dynamic port. The USB Type-C port offers charging, quick USB 3.0 data transfer for connecting to external devices and peripherals, and video output that supports HDMI, VGA, and Mini DisplayPort connections. All in a small, reversible design that’s one-third the size of a USB Type-A port.
The Force Touch trackpad. Press a little deeper, do a lot more.
The Force Touch trackpad may look like other trackpads on the surface, but underneath it’s unlike anything that’s existed before. Force sensors detect how much pressure you’re applying, and the new Taptic Engine provides a click sensation when you press anywhere on the surface. Now the click that once was a single, mechanical function is just the start of what you can do with Force Touch.
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