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Apple Macbook (Model MK4M2B/A) in Gold - 256GB HDD, 8GB RAM, 12inch Retina Screen, Intel Core M 1.1GHz Processor from Waitrose Rushden with 3 Year Guarantee £899.00 @ Waitrose

£899.00 @ Waitrose
Was in Waitrose Rushden today and had boxed (not display models) Macbooks in Gold for £899, while they are currently retailing for £1049 in most other places... This is a larger Waitrose Store, whi… Read More
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Was in Waitrose Rushden today and had boxed (not display models) Macbooks in Gold for £899, while they are currently retailing for £1049 in most other places...

This is a larger Waitrose Store, which has a large home section, with a range of electrical goods, and in line with John Lewis they offer a three year guarantee on all Apple Macbook products.
(The label says two years, but was assured it was three years by the staff.)

They are also selling the Space Grey (MJY32B/A) for £999 and the standard Silver (MF855B/A) for £1049, but all are exactly the same specs. If you can put up with Gold, this is the bargain version to go for.

Many places including eBay are selling refurbished MacBooks for around £900, so if you can get a brand new one with three years warranty this is a no brainer.

Role on the Apple haters and rants how Apple overprice their products, even if this is reduced price. If you don't like Apple, why not move on to the next post and to a product you like! :p
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mat2090
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
It's great for mobile editing in 4K with Final Cut Pro, show me a machine for cheaper that can do that ?

Editing 4K video with a 1.1ghz Core M and a 12" 2304x1440 screen resolution?

https://media.giphy.com/media/VrSZDlpRaHYje/giphy.gif


Edited By: Picard123 on Nov 05, 2016 18:25: .
8 Likes
A1M
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
Was going to say the same thing. Instead I'll link to this article. Reading the comments it looks like the tides of opinion is starting to change and people are opening their eyes.
Amazing how a post about a Mac draws in moronic comments like these, yea all Apple users are brainwashed idiots who don't know any better, FFS. Have you got so little time you need to take the time to write such BS. Go to any gig, studio design company , music university, you will find the majority of computers to be a Mac, do you think all these people like to buy an expensive computer just for the fun of it? cos it's shiney & silver? there are millions of professional music makers and creative professionals that rely on these machines because. hey are very good at what they do..so grow & stop being jealous, I bet you've never even used a Mac in your life!
FWIW I'm not a Mac fan I work with PC's and Mac's, it's a computer that out lasts the majority of cheap plastic computers, go buy a top of the range pro PC and you'll pay a similar price. Business & creative pro's choose a pro computer because it's reliable not something because it's shiney & silver with Apple on it. Watch one of the biggest IT support companies in the world talk about Mac's & PC"s in business.
http://uk.businessinsider.com/an-ibm-it-guy-macs-are-300-cheaper-to-own-than-windows-2016-10?r=US&IR=T

BTW I don't like the new Mac Pro's & it's novelty bar, it's thinner (who really cares) means smaller battery, the jack has lost the optical in & it's bloody expensive compared to the old models, USB-C ports are something else , a lot of PC's will go this way, ten times more powerful than a plain old USB port. Comment on the post in question in future not just because you hate people that use a Mac..that just makes you look stupid.

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#1
i have the newer model for over a year. good machine but it hates bootcamp with windows

a good machine overall.
#2
wow in gold - impressive spec ;)
1 Like #3
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.
#4
misa426
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.

The processor is actually quite good

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel%20Core%20M-5Y70%20%40%201.10GHz

Not sure about 'gaming', but I'm sure counterstrike and the like would work well :D
1 Like #5
misa426
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.

Not windows touchpad comes close lol. Used your fair share have you? If you get any mac for fps gaming at these prices... I say no more.



Edited By: DarrylJohn on Nov 05, 2016 08:38
#6
misa426
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.
Disk ?
#7
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
4 Likes #8
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !

£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
#9
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.

Was going to say the same thing. Instead I'll link to this article. Reading the comments it looks like the tides of opinion is starting to change and people are opening their eyes.
#10
A1M
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
Was going to say the same thing. Instead I'll link to this article. Reading the comments it looks like the tides of opinion is starting to change and people are opening their eyes.

It's just outrageous really the practices that Apple get up to and what their customers have to put up with. A £900 laptop with only ONE port which forces you have a load of dongles (at extra £cost) dangling out the side of the laptop? The Apple customer base really needs to wise up....

Edited By: Picard123 on Nov 05, 2016 12:03
#11
misa426
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.

You could just buy a gaming laptop and gaming mouse for cheaper.
1 Like #12
catbeans
misa426
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.
You could just buy a gaming laptop and gaming mouse for cheaper.

Yes I could. I could also build a gaming PC for cheaper. I could also visit a games arcade for cheaper.
#13
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
It's great for mobile editing in 4K with Final Cut Pro, show me a machine for cheaper that can do that ?
8 Likes #14
A1M
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
Was going to say the same thing. Instead I'll link to this article. Reading the comments it looks like the tides of opinion is starting to change and people are opening their eyes.
Amazing how a post about a Mac draws in moronic comments like these, yea all Apple users are brainwashed idiots who don't know any better, FFS. Have you got so little time you need to take the time to write such BS. Go to any gig, studio design company , music university, you will find the majority of computers to be a Mac, do you think all these people like to buy an expensive computer just for the fun of it? cos it's shiney & silver? there are millions of professional music makers and creative professionals that rely on these machines because. hey are very good at what they do..so grow & stop being jealous, I bet you've never even used a Mac in your life!
FWIW I'm not a Mac fan I work with PC's and Mac's, it's a computer that out lasts the majority of cheap plastic computers, go buy a top of the range pro PC and you'll pay a similar price. Business & creative pro's choose a pro computer because it's reliable not something because it's shiney & silver with Apple on it. Watch one of the biggest IT support companies in the world talk about Mac's & PC"s in business.
http://uk.businessinsider.com/an-ibm-it-guy-macs-are-300-cheaper-to-own-than-windows-2016-10?r=US&IR=T

BTW I don't like the new Mac Pro's & it's novelty bar, it's thinner (who really cares) means smaller battery, the jack has lost the optical in & it's bloody expensive compared to the old models, USB-C ports are something else , a lot of PC's will go this way, ten times more powerful than a plain old USB port. Comment on the post in question in future not just because you hate people that use a Mac..that just makes you look stupid.
12 Likes #15
mat2090
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
It's great for mobile editing in 4K with Final Cut Pro, show me a machine for cheaper that can do that ?

Editing 4K video with a 1.1ghz Core M and a 12" 2304x1440 screen resolution?

https://media.giphy.com/media/VrSZDlpRaHYje/giphy.gif


Edited By: Picard123 on Nov 05, 2016 18:25: .
#16
boomish
A1M
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
Was going to say the same thing. Instead I'll link to this article. Reading the comments it looks like the tides of opinion is starting to change and people are opening their eyes.
Amazing how a post about a Mac draws in moronic comments like these, yea all Apple users are brainwashed idiots who don't know any better, FFS. Have you got so little time you need to take the time to write such BS. Go to any gig, studio design company , music university, you will find the majority of computers to be a Mac, do you think all these people like to buy an expensive computer just for the fun of it? cos it's shiney & silver? there are millions of professional music makers and creative professionals that rely on these machines because. hey are very good at what they do..so grow & stop being jealous, I bet you've never even used a Mac in your life!
FWIW I'm not a Mac fan I work with PC's and Mac's, it's a computer that out lasts the majority of cheap plastic computers, go buy a top of the range pro PC and you'll pay a similar price. Business & creative pro's choose a pro computer because it's reliable not something because it's shiney & silver with Apple on it. Watch one of the biggest IT support companies in the world talk about Mac's & PC"s in business.
http://uk.businessinsider.com/an-ibm-it-guy-macs-are-300-cheaper-to-own-than-windows-2016-10?r=US&IR=T

BTW I don't like the new Mac Pro's & it's novelty bar, it's thinner (who really cares) means smaller battery, the jack has lost the optical in & it's bloody expensive compared to the old models, USB-C ports are something else , a lot of PC's will go this way, ten times more powerful than a plain old USB port. Comment on the post in question in future not just because you hate people that use a Mac..that just makes you look stupid.

You've completely missed the point. Then again, Apple fan boys aren't the most perceptive....

https://wtf.jpg.wtf/1a/d9/1477759182-1ad98b6b5a9e15cf2cddb175833e7996.jpeg

"It just works."

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b0ui88BqJWfkUNTyuPadF9BPidI=/0x0:1398x1864/1320x880/filters:focal(707x1091:929x1313):format(webp)/cdn2.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/51693529/IMG_0905.0.JPG

https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Dongles.png


Edited By: Picard123 on Nov 05, 2016 22:38: .
#17
boomish
A1M
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
Was going to say the same thing. Instead I'll link to this article. Reading the comments it looks like the tides of opinion is starting to change and people are opening their eyes.
{Snip}Have you got so little time you need to take the time to write such BS. {Snip}

I've got plenty of time. It's the weekend after all. But all things considering I think my post took considerably less time than yours. :p


Edited By: A1M on Nov 05, 2016 22:40
#18
That's an incredibly mediocre spec laptop for £899.
#19
89quidyoucantgowrong
That's an incredibly mediocre spec laptop for £899.

Apple laptops are ridiculously overpriced given how basic they are......Apple jacking up the prices of the Macbook Pro is just on another level of obscene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQtrmjubfEo

Edited By: Picard123 on Nov 06, 2016 00:30
#20
Picard123
89quidyoucantgowrong
That's an incredibly mediocre spec laptop for £899.
Apple laptops are ridiculously overpriced given how basic they are......Apple jacking up the prices of the Macbook Pro is just on another level of obscene.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQtrmjubfEo

I watched that entire video out of interest :p
Agreed with pretty much all of it - except the direct comparison of US and Euro prices due to tax not being included in the advertised US price.
3 Likes #21
MacBooks are amazing. You non-Apple muggles just don't get the magic of Apple stuff and never will. It's not about specs. Furthermore, I will conclude this by saying that Macbooks aren't expensive. You can buy, use it for a year, and then sell it and still recoup 80% of what you paid. Why? Because Macbooks are desirable. How much will you get for your Windows laptop after a year? Nothing, because no one wants to buy one second hand.
1 Like #22
A1M
I've got plenty of time. It's the weekend after all. But all things considering I think my post took considerably less time than yours. :p[/quote]
I work weekends & I'm used to non-technical people like yourself needing help, I hope your more up to date now with computers in general and why different people use PC's & Mac's. I'm sorry you're lonely at weekends and need to fulfill life by leaving negative comments about products you've never used & know so little about. I hope the information helps you to be constructive in future.
Post - now ignored and reported for being off topic
#23
Picard123

You've completely missed the point. Then again, Apple fan boys aren't the most perceptive....

Ditto the previous message, post on things you know about, it doesn't help other buyers. your trolling a thread because you hate Apple, despite never owning or using one I bet..MIllions of IT people like myself work with all kinds of computers, is a Linux or Ubuntu machine just as useless? I'm personally not a fan of the modern Macbook but I know a client that loves it, because it's light, fast for what she needs and she is used to the Mac OS.
Post - now ignored and reported for being off topic
(it means if you reply I won't see it)
#24
misa426
It's not about specs.

It's definitely not about specs - it's more about what Apple think they can get away with in terms of fleecing their customers. Look at the new (old) Macbook Pro. Great opportunity to have put a Pascal GPU there and yet what do Apple do? They put in some old, low performing Radeon chipset and still jack up the price!

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/7/13548052/the-macbook-pro-lie
#25
boomish
Picard123

You've completely missed the point. Then again, Apple fan boys aren't the most perceptive....

Ditto the previous message, post on things you know about, it doesn't help other buyers. your trolling a thread because you hate Apple, despite never owning or using one I bet..MIllions of IT people like myself work with all kinds of computers, is a Linux or Ubuntu machine just as useless? I'm personally not a fan of the modern Macbook but I know a client that loves it, because it's light, fast for what she needs and she is used to the Mac OS.
Post - now ignored and reported for being off topic
(it means if you reply I won't see it)

I used to OWN a 2012 Macbook Pro so unlike yourself I actually know what I'm talking about. In case you hadn't noticed, you were the one who tried to turn things into some weird PC v Mac flame war in response to someone correctly pointing out the (ridiculous) need for a load of dongles on the Macbook because it only comes with one port.

£900 for a Macbook 12 is laughably poor value for money, and you'll be spending another £50+ buying a load of dongles for it.


Edited By: Picard123 on Nov 08, 2016 22:59: .
1 Like #26
boomish
A1M
I've got plenty of time. It's the weekend after all. But all things considering I think my post took considerably less time than yours. :p
I work weekends & I'm used to non-technical people like yourself needing help, I hope your more up to date now with computers in general and why different people use PC's & Mac's. I'm sorry you're lonely at weekends and need to fulfill life by leaving negative comments about products you've never used & know so little about. I hope the information helps you to be constructive in future.
Post - now ignored and reported for being off topic

I was pondering on whether to reply to you or not as you seem quite immature. You seem to take it personally if somebody has a differing opinion to you. For all you know I may have an honours degree in IT and that I may have been working in IT for the past 2 decades. That the experience I have allows me to have a good job where I don't need to work weekends.
As for being off topic, I'd rather take that risk if I can help another person make an informed choice on why buying an over priced Apple product is not a good idea then so be it.


Edited By: A1M on Nov 08, 2016 20:44
#27
A1M
boomish
A1M
I've got plenty of time. It's the weekend after all. But all things considering I think my post took considerably less time than yours. :p
I work weekends & I'm used to non-technical people like yourself needing help, I hope your more up to date now with computers in general and why different people use PC's & Mac's. I'm sorry you're lonely at weekends and need to fulfill life by leaving negative comments about products you've never used & know so little about. I hope the information helps you to be constructive in future.
Post - now ignored and reported for being off topic
I was pondering on whether to reply to you or not as you seem quite immature. You seem to take it personally if somebody has a differing opinion to you. For all you know I may have an honours degree in IT and that I may have been working in IT for the past 2 decades. That the experience I have allows me to have a good job where I don't need to work weekends.
As for being off topic, I'd rather take that risk if I can help another person make an informed choice on why buying an over priced Apple product is not a good idea then so be it.

I suspect boomish is somewhere on the 'spectrum'. If the world doesn't agree with him, it's the world and everything in it that's wrong, and he has to report it and ignore it. That's classic 'spectrum' behaviour.
#28
Anyone use their MacBook for Amazon Prime Video?
My rMBP 13" 2015 heats up and fan comes on with Silverlight in Safari and Chrome.
But cool as anything on Netflix with HTML5
#29
misa426
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.
Hi
Is the MMGL2B/A up to date model?
thanks

Edited By: deany76 on Nov 11, 2016 16:13
1 Like #30
deany76
misa426
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.
Hi
Is the MMGL2B/A up to date model?
thanks

MMGL2B/A is the 2016 updated model, yes. If it has Intel HD 515 graphics it's the newer model.
1 Like #31
misa426
deany76
misa426
MK4M2B/A - This would be the older 2015 model. It's still a very good laptop, but with the 2016 model you get faster RAM, disk and GPU speeds (but slightly lower turbo clock speeds for base model). I had this in silver for a year and had bootcamp on it. Bootcamp ran very well, I was even able to game on it. The touchpad is so good, I could play a competitive FPS without a mouse. No Windows laptop touchpad comes anywhere close. Gaming battery life was surprisingly good, around 4 hours continuous 3D gaming. People who say this is underpowered usually underestimate the Core Mmmmmm.
Hi
Is the MMGL2B/A up to date model?
thanks
MMGL2B/A is the 2016 updated model, yes. If it has Intel HD 515 graphics it's the newer model.
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write your helpful post.
#32
Does anyone know if these MacBooks are still at this price in JL?
#33
Couldn't find any in Waitrose website
#34
mat2090
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
It's great for mobile editing in 4K with Final Cut Pro, show me a machine for cheaper that can do that ?

To start with (other than via Mac OS Emulation alone, etc?), Final Cut Pro is Apple Mac ONLY!.

So any 'System' equivalent's to which you speak of (be that a fully fledged Computer of sorts?, &/or a Laptop and the like?), will inevitably HAVE to be Apple Branded?, so ..... (somewhat limiting the field of scope for your above needed 'competitive alternatives', etc, etc, etc?, lol. :-)
banned#35
Paid 720 for a MacBook Pro 2.7ghz 256 ssd on eBay... why would you get a Mac that can't run logic / Final Cut Pro? That's all they're worth buying for??
banned#36
Not a bad deal if you're a journalist tho and need something with Mac OS, light and portable, heat added for that...

Will probably go cold tho, most the tarts on this site seem to care more about 4 cans of clapped soup for a quid than they do apple products, then again, can't imagine many people on this site need creative software
2 Likes #37
I don't agree with you boomish. People like myself read the comments in each thread to see others opinions on the product of which they may know more than others about. I've owned Macs since they were an unsightly brown box and people like yourself would never have heard of them. But I sold my G5 tower setup several years ago because they just aren't powerful enough for what they once were marketed as. I've been a graphic/UX designer most of my life, and anyone who buys this for that reason will quickly find a new level of patience waiting for simple Photoshop tasks to happen. I also teach privately and it always makes me chuckle when I have to wait for my students laptops (inevitably a new macbook pro) to catch up with mine. One that cost far less than theirs and simply leaves their outdated and outspecced machine in the dust.

Yes you can get a much better resale value, but why suffer for several years with a sluggish, impractically designed machine until you need to.

This isn't off topic or a mac-bashing post, just an informed opinion which may help someone considering if this is indeed a hot deal.
2 Likes #38
boomish
A1M
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
Was going to say the same thing. Instead I'll link to this article. Reading the comments it looks like the tides of opinion is starting to change and people are opening their eyes.
Amazing how a post about a Mac draws in moronic comments like these, yea all Apple users are brainwashed idiots who don't know any better, FFS. Have you got so little time you need to take the time to write such BS. Go to any gig, studio design company , music university, you will find the majority of computers to be a Mac, do you think all these people like to buy an expensive computer just for the fun of it? cos it's shiney & silver? there are millions of professional music makers and creative professionals that rely on these machines because. hey are very good at what they do..so grow & stop being jealous, I bet you've never even used a Mac in your life!
FWIW I'm not a Mac fan I work with PC's and Mac's, it's a computer that out lasts the majority of cheap plastic computers, go buy a top of the range pro PC and you'll pay a similar price. Business & creative pro's choose a pro computer because it's reliable not something because it's shiney & silver with Apple on it. Watch one of the biggest IT support companies in the world talk about Mac's & PC"s in business.http://uk.businessinsider.com/an-ibm-it-guy-macs-are-300-cheaper-to-own-than-windows-2016-10?r=US&IR=T
BTW I don't like the new Mac Pro's & it's novelty bar, it's thinner (who really cares) means smaller battery, the jack has lost the optical in & it's bloody expensive compared to the old models, USB-C ports are something else , a lot of PC's will go this way, ten times more powerful than a plain old USB port. Comment on the post in question in future not just because you hate people that use a Mac..that just makes you look stupid.

The new MacBook Pro has the SSD soldered into the logic board so it cant be upgraded.
Plus if your logic board goes as did on one of our works iMacs they bin the logic board and the SSD now so your data goes too.
We were lucky on our 21.5" iMac we managed to get one last backup done before sending off for apple care repair. (no 'sensitive data'.)
When iMac was returned by apple the NEW logic board and OLD SSD and data was there - happy days.
With new rMBP this would NOT happen - possible data loss.
Really bad move by apple very disappointed hope they U turn on this next year.

Soldering the RAM was bad but apple have crossed the line of acceptance in soldering the SSD. Thank goodness my 2015 13" rMBP is perfect as I would not upgrade due to the soldering of the SSD.
Phil Schiller didn't tell us this new 'feature' in the recent key note...wonder why.




Edited By: deany76 on Nov 17, 2016 06:12: -
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amour3k
mat2090
Picard123
mat2090
Great prices, good to see JL selling at pre Apple price rices !
£900 for a 1.1ghz Core M laptop that has a keyboard that's like typing on a flat table is just another Apple rip off for the brainwashed who don't know any better.
It's great for mobile editing in 4K with Final Cut Pro, show me a machine for cheaper that can do that ?
To start with (other than via Mac OS Emulation alone, etc?), Final Cut Pro is Apple Mac ONLY!.
So any 'System' equivalent's to which you speak of (be that a fully fledged Computer of sorts?, &/or a Laptop and the like?), will inevitably HAVE to be Apple Branded?, so ..... (somewhat limiting the field of scope for your above needed 'competitive alternatives', etc, etc, etc?, lol. :-)

*cough* Hackintosh *cough*
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Are these still in stock? This is a bit of an old thread now

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