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Back to school deal: Huge savings on this gold 12in MacBook

Get over 30% off an Apple MacBook this August

Apple products are famous for lots of things – pared-down design, high-functionality, their role as a 21st-century status symbol. Unfortunately, reasonable pricing has never been on the agenda.

Until the odd sale rolls around, that is. Take this stonkingly good value back-to-school offer from Currys PC World, which has seen the price of the gold 12in MacBook trimmed by £399.

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The whopping discount brings the laptop down from its full price of £1,165 to just £799, placing it comfortably in the sub-£1,000 region – a rarity for Apple laptops.

As for the model itself, it boasts some pretty impressive specs, as well as, naturally, looking the part. The classic 12in MacBook runs macOS 10.14 Mojave, and comes equipped with a retina display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. It’s powered by Intel’s Core m3 Processor, with a battery life that lasts up to 12 hours. Which is commendable for Apple laptops, I might add.

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We gave the original 12in MacBook a four-star review for its svelte, lightweight design that belied a powerful performance. Nestled price-wise between the MacBook Air and the higher-spec-but-more-expensive Pro, we were impressed with the all-rounder that was transportable enough to be carried around all day but also packed a punch.

As far as we’re concerned, it’s this exact combination – portability and power – that makes the classic MacBook ideal for students and professionals alike. Whether you’re heading back to school/university or starting a new job, now is the perfect time to invest, with a massive 30% chunk off.

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