APPLE MacBook Pro 13" Laptop - Silver- NEW - i5 £929.07 @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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£70 cheaper then apple store; use DXPC7 for price

# 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
# 4GB 1333MHz
# 320GB 5400-rpm1
# Intel HD Graphics 3000
# Built-in battery (7 hours)2

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#1
Great price (wait for the debate to begin!!!)
4 Likes #2
Can be had for £859.20 through HE discount for those who qualify or know anyone who does.
4 Likes #3
oh come on apple bashers! this has been on for over ten minutes now without comment. :p
31 Likes #4
typical apple pricing here, nothing special
get a windows based pc for half the price with the same spec
13 Likes #5
KiNG
typical apple pricing here, nothing special
get a windows based pc for half the price with the same spec

Winner!
5 Likes #6
Don't forget Quidco et al.
2 Likes #7
Merson316
KiNG
typical apple pricing here, nothing special
get a windows based pc for half the price with the same spec

Winner!


Don't be hasty... I'd want dedicated graphics, SSD and a far better screen resolution at this price.
#8
Bo0td
Merson316
KiNG
typical apple pricing here, nothing special
get a windows based pc for half the price with the same spec

Winner!


Don't be hasty... I'd want dedicated graphics, SSD and a far better screen resolution at this price.

I actually agree with you. I was expecting a lot more from the new macbooks. For me without the HE discount i get i wouldn't even bother thinking about getting one. £850 for me is a much more appealing price point.

It's just the same comment getting spat out every time. But can you really get a full aluminium laptop with the build quality and service to rival the macbooks at a similar price?

Sure you can get a crappy plastic bodied laptop with similar spec for half the price but i can almost guarantee it won't last a long and if you did stumble with any problems you won't get a smoother resolution then through apple's care.
#9
I have the late-2009 13" Mac Book Pro. The 2010 revision with the 320M Nvidia GPU was a vast improvement in terms of graphic power. The intel HD in the 2011 seems to be a complete and utter waste of potential. The CPU wasn't the bottleneck in performance but the GPU was until, as I mentioned, the 2010 revision. Shame I won't be upgrading to the new Macbook Pro anytime soon.
For £700 could have bagged the Sony Vaio 14" with i3 and the all powerful 330M Nvidia GPU. Brother already has one and it chews through everything BF BC2, MW2, Black Ops.
4 Likes #10
Merson316

I actually agree with you. I was expecting a lot more from the new macbooks. For me without the HE discount i get i wouldn't even bother thinking about getting one. £850 for me is a much more appealing price point.

It's just the same comment getting spat out every time. But can you really get a full aluminium laptop with the build quality and service to rival the macbooks at a similar price?

Sure you can get a crappy plastic bodied laptop with similar spec for half the price but i can almost guarantee it won't last a long and if you did stumble with any problems you won't get a smoother resolution then through apple's care.


I agree with you too. One thing the anti-Apple people don't take into account is Apple products hold their value. Laptops don't.
1 Like #11
Yeah, i know a load of people who have took the initial hit for a macbook then manage to sell them off for 10-15% loss. Along with the fact newer versions come along at the same price as older models it's a cheap upgrade in comparison to buying a completely new laptop.
4 Likes #12
Macs tend to hold their value because most people don't know a lot about PCs. If more people understood PCs Macs wouldn't be as expensive.

Apple's cases look nice, but their build quality isn't any better than a Toshiba or an Asus for instance. There are plenty of cheap crap PCs of course but they aren't all like that, and don't all charge Apple's huge margins. When it comes down to it, appearances and usability are subjective things, but the margins speak for themselves. You pay far more for a Mac than Apple paid to make it and the gap between those two figures is much wider than any other PC manufacturer out there.
#13
This sandy bridge screams, hot from me. (Makes last years Core-i5 look like a Celeron)

Edited By: Adidas Addict on Feb 27, 2011 16:55
13 Likes #14
Constructive comments from Mac users.

Jealousy from PC users.

Nothing changes.
1 Like #15
Have some heat
2 Likes #16
mamboboy at 16.16

Your comment has an image of an iMac not a laptop.

The point being??
2 Likes #17
you can buy 2 decent laptops for that

sorry - but the only reason most people buy Apple products is because they think its cool, most of these people do not really have a clue what they are buying and often all they do is sit it in a focal point in their living room for their equally think-they-are-cool friends and neighbours to go gaga over, and surf the net on it


Edited By: CockneySpur on Feb 27, 2011 17:03
8 Likes #18
cheddarman
Constructive comments from Mac users.

Jealousy from PC users.

Nothing changes.


jealousy???

I could think of other words but jealousy is definitely not one of them
1 Like #19
My unibody macbook is built like a tank - metal body and glass screen. That was worth the extra for me.
#20
has anyone read the TechTalk tab on the deal page?

he could just as easily be talking about a Windows based laptop that can run MAC OS on a VM, and have £500 in change
#21
Just to twist the knife a little deeper into the not so profitable Windows market fanboys....
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/25/apple_poised_to_beat_microsofts_quarterly_profits_for_first_time_in_20_years.html
8 Likes #22
Same old same old every time a mac product comes up.
Am I an Apple fanboy, quite possibly. Do I hate Windows, no. Do I think OS X is better than Windows, yes IMO.
Now the biggey and the point of this website, is this a deal, Yes because it's cheaper than anywhere else at the moment and the HE discount can't be counted because everyone isn't eligible for HE.

Have some heat.
#23
Some disappointment with this upgrade if you are a mac fan.

The lower spec 13.3" macbook air has a higher resolution screen than these far more powerful new 13.3" macbook pros.
2 Likes #24
Oh no a mac deal... The poor people will be sending this to Antarctica. Dunno why people look at threads when they have no interest in the item or brand other than 'poo pooing' it.
#25
roblerner
My unibody macbook is built like a tank - metal body and glass screen. That was worth the extra for me.
Hardly. I have a 2010 MBP and the bottom is very easy to dent. Also a glass tank?

I like it though and all the people on the telly have one so it must be cool.
#26
£45 applecare with HE discount also! :)

Edited By: henryftw on Feb 27, 2011 17:34
#27
mamboboy

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2361/macpv.jpg


Lovely cable management there.

You also failed to point out the blatant dig at all-in-one desktop PCs, in a thread about laptops. Are you suggesting Windows-based notebooks let you rip out just the webcam to be sent off and replaced instead of the entire laptop? If you pay for after-sales support whether it be with Apple, or Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Samsung, etc. you can expect the same. If you know how to fix laptops yourself fine, but I don't see how an Apple laptop would differ to another brand in either case.

Again another Apple thread full of trolling.

EDIT: I'd also like to say that whilst I'm a Mac convert, up until about a year ago I'd exclusively used Windows. I've never once bought a pre-built system either, instead opting to cherry-pick all the components myself and then put them together, and if something goes wrong I pretty much know exactly what and where. Windows 7 still bogs down after a few months use, and still needs defragging - neither of which is an issue on OS X. A couple of moot points but I'm purely giving them as two basic examples as to the perks of Apple's products.

Edited By: Skyboat on Feb 27, 2011 17:44
#28
OMG ... trust a Spurs Fan to come out with that dribble.

Any professional person would have to choose Apple over a PC, purely for the quality & reliability of the products.

I have used PC's for my business ... never again.

This is a great product, yes it costs more but is worth every penny.

I would liken it to buying a volvo or a kia ...
#29
Merson316
KiNG
typical apple pricing here, nothing special
get a windows based pc for half the price with the same spec

Winner!


waheyyyyyy
#30
Gents, I dislike Macs as much as the next guy but the arguments aren't helping anybody. Unfortunately I cannot vote either way because I don't know if this is considered good value for money taking the brand into consideration. It's like a nice pair of shoes I suppose, not necessarily better but certainly a respected brand.

The only thing I would advise is for people to thoroughly inform themselves before making such a hefty purchase and then really reconsider whether or not Apple is the right choice, just as you would inform yourself before going out to vote.

Chill out guys, it's just a deal :)
1 Like #31
Been eyeing up these new mbp's.

However, the American price for the same model is £799 ($1199+7.5% sales tax) at a rate of 1.61 (approx)

Massive saving, so thinking about picking one up when im over there in a few weeks time!
1 Like #32
gavin2
OMG ... trust a Spurs Fan to come out with that dribble.

Any professional person would have to choose Apple over a PC, purely for the quality & reliability of the products.

I have used PC's for my business ... never again.

This is a great product, yes it costs more but is worth every penny.

I would liken it to buying a volvo or a kia ...


is this why most multi-nationals choose Windows for its functionality and support over Apple products

and why pick up on the fact I am a Spurs fan - it has no bearing on this debate at all

unless you feel that the main basis of your point is not strong enough on its own - which it isn't
#33
hippyharry
Been eyeing up these new mbp's.

However, the American price for the same model is £799 ($1199+7.5% sales tax) at a rate of 1.61 (approx)

Massive saving, so thinking about picking one up when im over there in a few weeks time!


Hassle getting the plugs and wires for UK.
#34
henryftw


Hassle getting the plugs and wires for UK.


Not really a hassle at all. They will come with an american two prong plug. On the other side of that plug is a figure of 8 connector. The same type of connector for most appliances.

As for the voltage side of things. The power pack is 110-240v, so no problem there.

Not really much of a hassle.
#35
henryftw
hippyharry
Been eyeing up these new mbp's.

However, the American price for the same model is £799 ($1199+7.5% sales tax) at a rate of 1.61 (approx)

Massive saving, so thinking about picking one up when im over there in a few weeks time!


Hassle getting the plugs and wires for UK.


The magsafe is universal voltage, all you need is a uk adapter from the pound shop.
3 Likes #36
PC users and Windows OS has no bearing on this "debate". This is a deal site, this is cheaper than rrp thus a hot deal. Dont want a MBP then why comment here?!
#37
I'll admit Macs look nice and are really well put together (except the odd stripped screw) but I couldn't justify paying that much of a premium over a (higher end) PC laptop - not right now anyway, even though I like my toys, especially as most of the insides of a Mac are the same as a PC nowadays (CPU, GPU, HDD, RAM etc). Obviously if you buy a cheapo laptop it's likely to be crap as the supporting hardware (the motherboard and power supply) might cause problems even if mostly everything else is the same as a Macbook, and in some cases the OS might have a load of other crap pre loaded, causing more problems that it's meant to prevent and slowing everything down (Toshiba are bad for this).

My Dell Studio is 20 months old, made of plastic and has been back and forth to Uni with me most days, and is still fine. I was expecting my 40 mile round trip to have rattled the hard disk to death by now, at least, though that wouldn't be Dell's fault.

Personally I have no issues with Windows, but that's probably because I know how to look after it, unlike most people that happily click anything in an email and fill their machines with crap. I have used OSX btw, on some of the Uni machines, pretty much indifferent towards it.


Edited By: BlueDan on Feb 27, 2011 18:09: .
#38
Adidas Addict

The magsafe is universal voltage, all you need is a uk adapter from the pound shop.


Yupp. This ^^^.

The only thing to be careful about is when you use a magsafe adaptor from an older macbook. Different wattages, but considering you'd be using the one you get in america, its not a problem at all :)
#39
llywmog
oh come on apple bashers! this has been on for over ten minutes now without comment. :p


ok, this is hardly a deal with currently only 128 degrees of heat,
1 Like #40
daBluone
PC users and Windows OS has no bearing on this "debate". This is a deal site, this is cheaper than rrp thus a hot deal. Dont want a MBP then why comment here?!
Oh god not another one. The price of alternative laptops obviously affects the relative value of this laptop thus influencing whether or not this is a hot deal. If you want a dumb "price X is lower than price Y" comparison then shove off to Froogle or PriceRunner.

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