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APPLE MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display (Latest Model) £949.00 @ Currys/PCWorld Save £50

£949.00 @ Currys
Good deal if you're looking for one. And your saving £50 making it £949 Latest model Also you can save £100 on the 15" model Read More
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2y, 5m agoFound 2 years, 5 months ago
Good deal if you're looking for one.
And your saving £50 making it £949
Latest model
Also you can save £100 on the 15" model
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#1
nice. john lewis also same price
4 Likes #2
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!
#3
Is it easy to add a decent sized SSD to this?
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etmh
Is it easy to add a decent sized SSD to this?


No.
#5
No the MBPr versions differ from the MBP in that pretty much everything is soldered to the motherboard. Ram, SSD, I think* even the battery is difficult to replace!
#6
So either buy the higher spec you want first or settle for a hard drive or external usb 3.0 pluged into the side in the future. think Sandisk Cruser Fit usb 3.0 style.
4 Likes #7
sparklehedgehog
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!

Why the sarcastic remark? £50 is £50, would you rather pay the original £999 for the computer if you were buying one? If this is the cheapest available from a good retailer, then the deal is hot regardless of if it is a 1% or a 50% saving.
4 Likes #8
Cold, not a 1p saving per litre petrol deal.
3 Likes #9
paule23
sparklehedgehog
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!

Why the sarcastic remark? £50 is £50, would you rather pay the original £999 for the computer if you were buying one? If this is the cheapest available from a good retailer, then the deal is hot regardless of if it is a 1% or a 50% saving.

I would rather save at least £500 by buying a computer that was not a Mac without Mac OS.
3 Likes #10
cicobuff
paule23
sparklehedgehog
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!

Why the sarcastic remark? £50 is £50, would you rather pay the original £999 for the computer if you were buying one? If this is the cheapest available from a good retailer, then the deal is hot regardless of if it is a 1% or a 50% saving.

I would rather save at least £500 by buying a computer that was not a Mac without Mac OS.

Buy cheap and buy twice or lose half your life formatting once a year on windows and still watching the hardware slow up in two years for no apparent reason
1 Like #11
paule23
sparklehedgehog
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!

Why the sarcastic remark? £50 is £50, would you rather pay the original £999 for the computer if you were buying one? If this is the cheapest available from a good retailer, then the deal is hot regardless of if it is a 1% or a 50% saving.

I agree the idea it's cheapest is good because its a good deal and don't dispute that

However

For somebody to claim they have their biggest ever sale on then offer a paltry 5% is rather pathetic in principle.
banned 1 Like #12
Best laptop I have ever owned, got mine for around £790 when they launched in summer.
#13
Got this laptop, looks awesome, works a treat!

You do generally buy quality with Apple. But there are cheaper laptops out there just need to read the reviews, get a decent warranty etc.
4 Likes #14
sparklehedgehog
cicobuff
paule23
sparklehedgehog
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!

Why the sarcastic remark? £50 is £50, would you rather pay the original £999 for the computer if you were buying one? If this is the cheapest available from a good retailer, then the deal is hot regardless of if it is a 1% or a 50% saving.

I would rather save at least £500 by buying a computer that was not a Mac without Mac OS.

Buy cheap and buy twice or lose half your life formatting once a year on windows and still watching the hardware slow up in two years for no apparent reason

You appear to be living in the past. I've not re-installed Windows since I built my current PC three years ago and there is no slow down or any need to re-install it, yes it may have been the case years ago but not these days.

But hey, no need for a PC v Mac debate I guess, each to their own, if people want to pay £950 for a 13" i5 laptop with a poxy little 128gb SSD who am I to argue, but its quite funny.

Edited By: Mark43 on Jan 01, 2015 18:11
2 Likes #15
I think Apple won that battle a long time ago.........
#16
Not a deal imo. If you know anyone at University you can get this or any other Apple product from their website for 15% off.
#17
Freezing cold to absolute temperature to minus 273 Degrees.
Reason:
It is Apple product which is already well known to be overprice.

For half of this price I could get a windows Laptop with similar or even beter specs.
1 Like #18
redcastle
No the MBPr versions differ from the MBP in that pretty much everything is soldered to the motherboard. Ram, SSD, I think* even the battery is difficult to replace!

Typical Apple. Their environmental claims are wiped out when you realise that if any major component breaks in a Macbook Pro today you'll be binning the entire thing instead of replacing the broken component. Happy with my mid 2009 with dual SSD and RAM upgrade. For now. Heat anyway for the discount.
3 Likes #19
iGlad
I think Apple won that battle a long time ago.........

Yeah they really won. Nobody uses Windows any more.

http://i.imgur.com/yu8yVaH.png

Realistically, technology is on an unstoppable trend towards cloud computing. The whole concept is that you pay as little as possible for a decent screen, and all of the heavy lifting is done remotely (think Google's Chromebooks). All of your stuff (music, photos and videos) lives in the cloud and is accessible from anywhere and on any platform. I'm a designer, and I can now even run Photoshop in the cloud. This is in direct conflict with Apple's whole business model, which is to sell you high-budget (and now unnecessary) hardware and media in a proprietary format to download and store locally.

For the average user, a £150 Chromebook is going to run rings around anything else you can buy for 3 times the price (or 6 times the price if you're into Apple stuff). I'm genuinely intrigued to see how Apple will handle this over the next couple of years.



Edited By: mike_freegan on Jan 01, 2015 18:36: Added Google
#20
pantaiema
Freezing cold to absolute temperature to minus 273 Degrees.
Reason:
It is Apple product which is already well known to be overprice.

For half of this price I could get a windows Laptop with similar or even beter specs.

Half the price with less than half the life expectancy.
1 Like #21
pantaiema
Freezing cold to absolute temperature to minus 273 Degrees.
Reason:
It is Apple product which is already well known to be overprice.

For half of this price I could get a windows Laptop with similar or even beter specs.

Depends on the job. If you do C programming, good luck using Windows or tolerating Linux OS on a laptop platform. You can get better specs for less with Windows, but in this light laptop 13" market, they will all set you back around this price. The VAIO Pro 13 (when Sony still made laptops) was £1000, and Dell's competitor to this costs £1149 (albeit slightly superior specs).

Other factors people don't consider is 5 years down the line, you could probably sell it for £300-£500. That can't be said for the Windows equivalent.
#22
I was a former windows user and switched to a 2012 macbook pro - I love it and wouldn't switch back personally. Thats not to say windows is inferior but I find the experience of using my macbook so much more enjoyable.

The issue with the retina display macbooks and this has really stopped me pulling the trigger on upgrading is the fact that the harddrive is soldered on and cannot be manually upgraded. I have a SSD drive in this macbook which I installed and its lightning quick. Its just a shame Apple are too short-sighted to allow people to upgrade the retina display as it would sell much more if they did.
1 Like #23
Or buy an American one off Ebay. There is a US based seller that sell on Ebay UK. Both me and a mate bought late 2013 models a while back. Top of the range 15" with the 512gb flashdrive and 16gb ram. I paid £1350 after a pretty hard haggle. Good £700 saving. Rang Apple and was no issues with the warranty. The one negative is the US keyboard which took all of 20 minutes to get used to.
They have this same machine for £829.99 which would definitely drop to 800 with a best offer.

I can give my word they ship from the UK and are new and sealed items. As said Apple will honour all warranty including keyboard problems.

This is not in contest to the OP's thread as I know a lot of people would rather buy in person or from a UK seller. I won't name the seller here but he's got good feedback and been a seller for years. You will of seen him if searching. Just maybe some people are willing to go for it. You have all your Paypal protection etc. I'd say zero risk.

Edited By: Badger1980 on Jan 01, 2015 18:33
#24
You can get this with student discount by using unidays app.
I got my rMBP top spec for £1100 Brand New from a guy on eBay and also came with warranty and insurance
#25
ineedmoney
You can get this with student discount by using unidays app.
I got my rMBP top spec for £1100 Brand New from a guy on eBay and also came with warranty and insurance


Best purchase ever but now I need to use Windows for Solidworks CaD and can't seem to get it to work
#26
etmh
Is it easy to add a decent sized SSD to this?

near impossible I would say
there's a kickstarter invention for a while back (fully funded and on the market) which allows you to put a micro SD card into the adapter which sits flush in the SD card slot (has a special ejection key to get it out)
so for about £50 you can add 64gb. not quite as good as having native storage space, but a cheap alternative
#27
sparklehedgehog
cicobuff
paule23
sparklehedgehog
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!

Why the sarcastic remark? £50 is £50, would you rather pay the original £999 for the computer if you were buying one? If this is the cheapest available from a good retailer, then the deal is hot regardless of if it is a 1% or a 50% saving.

I would rather save at least £500 by buying a computer that was not a Mac without Mac OS.

Buy cheap and buy twice or lose half your life formatting once a year on windows and still watching the hardware slow up in two years for no apparent reason

Had windows 7 on a couple of machines here for 4 years, still running perfectly.

On the other hand, a study has found evidence that Apple deliberately slows down IOS to force you to buy the latest phone. Not the kind of company I like to deal with, also I had a Macbook a few years ago and it was poorly made and sluggish. You imply that a Mac is the only alternative for quality but there's no shortage of premium Windows laptops on the market.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/29/article-2709502-2018CFED00000578-833_634x458.jpg
#28
pantaiema
Freezing cold to absolute temperature to minus 273 Degrees.
Reason:
It is Apple product which is already well known to be overprice.

For half of this price I could get a windows Laptop with similar or even beter specs.

post a link to a windows laptop of equal quality for £474.50 and I will buy it instantly. will probably sell my macbook to fund it.
1 Like #29
But look at who did the research.
Surely that would be like VW doing research and finding that VW made better cars than ford.
1 Like #30
mephestic
I was a former windows user and switched to a 2012 macbook pro - I love it and wouldn't switch back personally. Thats not to say windows is inferior but I find the experience of using my macbook so much more enjoyable.

The issue with the retina display macbooks and this has really stopped me pulling the trigger on upgrading is the fact that the harddrive is soldered on and cannot be manually upgraded. I have a SSD drive in this macbook which I installed and its lightning quick. Its just a shame Apple are too short-sighted to allow people to upgrade the retina display as it would sell much more if they did.

The SSD isn't soldered, and is actually fairly easy to replace, the only problem is they are stupidly expensive to buy, so upgrading is pretty much a no-no due to cost (it's just a 'board' rather than a drive, and isn't available from very many sources).

I had the earlier model like yours, and now have the retina model, and the new one is a whole lot better.

I'm not a general Apple fan - never had an iPhone, used to have an iPod and hated it, but Macs are brilliant, and IMO are actually worth their price - especially when you factor in resale values, they cost very little in the long run.
2 Likes #31
It's hilarious (once again) to see the bottom feeders commenting ridiculous arguments here again...

Check the sales figures for the last few years and you will see that Mac sales are *now* topping or very close to beating the sale of PCs year by year. There is a reason for demand of Macs and only those who bought one will know how great it really is.

Of course there will be more Windows users, the OS is cheap (and so are the PCs) and widely available whilst OS X is proprietary for Apple only.



Edited By: kiish on Jan 01, 2015 18:40
#32
pantaiema
Freezing cold to absolute temperature to minus 273 Degrees.
Reason:
It is Apple product which is already well known to be overprice.

For half of this price I could get a windows Laptop with similar or even beter specs.

Your talking rubbish quality product i have one for when i go on holiday really good machine have windows machines its not the same apple is great me coming from 20+ years of windows
#33
kiish
It's hilarious (once again) to see the bottom feeders commenting ridiculous arguments here again...

Check the sales figures for the last few years and you will see that Mac sales are *now* topping or very close to beating the sale of PCs year by year. There is a reason for demand of Macs and only those who bought one will know how great it really is.

Of course there will be more Windows users, the OS is cheap (and so are the PCs) and widely available whilst OS X is proprietary for Apple only.



So true i was one of those that just didnt want to leave windows but having a apple now i wish i had changed earlier..
1 Like #34
spaceinvader
Had windows 7 on a couple of machines here for 4 years, still running perfectly.

On the other hand, a study has found evidence that Apple deliberately slows down IOS to force you to buy the latest phone. Not the kind of company I like to deal with, also I had a Macbook a few years ago and it was poorly made and sluggish. You imply that a Mac is the only alternative for quality but there's no shortage of premium Windows laptops on the market.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/29/article-2709502-2018CFED00000578-833_634x458.jpg

Errr you're quoting Daily Mail here.
This is the same paper that has to explain in basic technophobe speak to its collection of neo-luddite apple hating zealots that iCloud is 'not an actual cloud'
http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/3/1409739491280/Daily-Mail-iCloud-010.jpg

This is the same paper that latches onto sensationalism with little care for facts. Facts are low on the list of priorities in comparison to say a run of the mill selfie posted to social media by a ex-reality tv non-celebrity.
Just because people type something into google, doesn't make it true. There is a very obvious reason for some devices running slow which any layperson would be able to explain to you with clarity.
I'm not going to look up the article, as I'm pretty sure I remember the incident from last year. A journalist (who is equally clueless about tech) upgraded her ageing iPhone 4 to iOS 7. Of course it's going to struggle. Some people had a smooth upgrade, others struggled with hardware made years before the cutting edge software revision (was it the 4th version of software she was trying to use on it?).

I'm sure you're also familiar with this graphic http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/android-ios-support-updates-1024x470.png
#35
cruisecars
Your talking rubbish quality product i have one for when i go on holiday really good machine have windows machines its not the same apple is great me coming from 20+ years of windows

Mac's are worth the extra for the grammar checker alone! ;)
1 Like #36
A new year and still the same old idiots have nothing better to do than preach thier hate for apple. Your new years resolution should be to get a life!
#37
sparklehedgehog
cicobuff
paule23
sparklehedgehog
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!

Why the sarcastic remark? £50 is £50, would you rather pay the original £999 for the computer if you were buying one? If this is the cheapest available from a good retailer, then the deal is hot regardless of if it is a 1% or a 50% saving.

I would rather save at least £500 by buying a computer that was not a Mac without Mac OS.

Buy cheap and buy twice or lose half your life formatting once a year on windows and still watching the hardware slow up in two years for no apparent reason

I have been buying PC hardware cheap for many a year, and avoiding Mac OS, why would I want to spend all that extra money on designer metal casing, an Apple logo and an OS I don't like?
banned#38
spaceinvader
sparklehedgehog
cicobuff
paule23
sparklehedgehog
A whole 5%?!

Now that's what I call a sale!!!

Why the sarcastic remark? £50 is £50, would you rather pay the original £999 for the computer if you were buying one? If this is the cheapest available from a good retailer, then the deal is hot regardless of if it is a 1% or a 50% saving.

I would rather save at least £500 by buying a computer that was not a Mac without Mac OS.

Buy cheap and buy twice or lose half your life formatting once a year on windows and still watching the hardware slow up in two years for no apparent reason

Had windows 7 on a couple of machines here for 4 years, still running perfectly.

On the other hand, a study has found evidence that Apple deliberately slows down IOS to force you to buy the latest phone. Not the kind of company I like to deal with, also I had a Macbook a few years ago and it was poorly made and sluggish. You imply that a Mac is the only alternative for quality but there's no shortage of premium Windows laptops on the market.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/29/article-2709502-2018CFED00000578-833_634x458.jpg

Of course it's nothing to do with the release of new, more processor intensive versions of iOS, is it...

Correlation doesn't equal causation etc..

http://chrisblattman.com/files/2013/05/47D7zGq.png
#39
cicobuff
and an OS I don't like?

Out of interest, why don't you like OS X?
#40
£859 here
http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000711/buy-mac/macbook-pro

No checks are done just purchase through the site and will be in your hands 2 days later like mine I'm typing on now and no I'm not a student

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