Best Buy is now offering Apple’s super-svelte and forward-thinking 12″ Retina MacBook for only $999. That’s $300 off the original $1299 asking price.

This is definitely one of the best deals that I’ve seen thus far, and it even eclipses many of the iPad and Apple Watch deals that we’ve seen. If you’re in the market for an ultra-portable machine, then the 12″ MacBook should definitely be on your radar at this price.

This is such a great deal because so much money is being taken off a product that sells for less than $1500. Usually, the big discounts are reserved for items that are much more expensive than the MacBook.

All three colors are available for $999 at Best Buy:

The MacBook sports the following specs:

  • Fifth-generation Intel® Core™ M processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • PCIe-based flash storage
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi support
  • USB-C, USB 3.1 and DisplayPort interfaces
  • FaceTime camera
  • Thin, light design
  • High-resolution display
  • Up to 9 hours of wireless Web, up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback

It’s not a speed machine by any means, so things like video rendering won’t be ideal, but it’s surprisingly capable in many other areas. The fact that it’s so thin, and sports a Retina screen is what makes this machine such a draw. It can also be charged via a typical battery pack via the machine’s USB Type-C port.

This probably isn’t that machine that you want to make your primary Mac, (though if you know me, that’s probably something I would do) but this is a Machine that works as a great secondary machine, perhaps as a compliment to a full sized desktop machine.

Would you consider getting down with the 12″ MacBook at this price?