Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.
The same processor and SSD as the MacBook Pro, but $800 cheaper.
The same processor and SSD as the MacBook Pro, but $800 cheaper.

Image: apple/pexels/mashable photo composite

When you come across a rare opportunity, you don’t just not take advantage of it.

If you see a celebrity at a bar, you be that annoying fan and ask for a picture. If there’s a parasailing deal at the beach, you take it. If a MacBook is on sale for $400 off, you snag it. 

You can do the third thing today: The newest version of the 12-inch MacBook (in rose gold with an i5 processor) is $400 off on Amazon today. At $1,199, it’s the lowest price ever on Amazon.

The MacBook Pro is one of the most dependable, work-ready laptops on the market. They’re also nearly two grand. Opting for this 12-inch MacBook gets you the same i5 processor and the same 512 GB SSD for $800 less and a fraction of the weight. 

12 inches is smaller than the 13-inch MacBook Air, but the minuscule screen size difference isn’t what you’re going to notice. What you will notice is how nice it feels to carry around the thinnest, lightest Mac notebook ever

Image: apple

Image: apple

Don’t worry, you’ll still get a backlit keyboard, a retina display with three million pixels, Intel HD graphics, and a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M3 Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.0GHz, and up to 12 hours of battery life.

Regularly $1,599, you can save $400 and get it for $1,199.