Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, 15.4" Intel Core i7, 256GB Flash Storage, 16GB RAM - £1399 - HotUKDeals
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Great price but sadly will go cold as HUKD don't like Macbooks...

Someone will be along in a minute to post a cheapo Clevo based windows laptop that looks 'a bit like a Mac' for £500.....
1 Like #2
I think the biggest reason for cold is that it's not a big enough saving for an item that is well overdue a refresh. Apple never have and never will drop the price of their products to match their true market value at that particular time.
1 Like #3
Or someone will find a sturdy build that has equal or lower specs then the overpriced MacBook perfectly capable of running windows Linux BSD or any of the UNIX flavors and thus be a better deal for any one that wants 1. bang for buck 2. an alternative operating system or eco system (like MacOS) 3. a future proof machine 4. a rugged machine 5. a machine that looks cool.
2 Likes #4
Macbooks are overpriced yes, but If you want the combination of build quality,
uksparky
I think the biggest reason for cold is that it's not a big enough saving for an item that is well overdue a refresh. Apple never have and never will drop the price of their products to match their true market value at that particular time.

I wouldn't say a refresh is that desperate, what exactly is missing? The MBPr had a CPU refresh only 12mths ago.
For a Notebook with this level of build quality, battery life and light weight only the most recent HP Spectre and Dell XPS 15 models have recently come close to matching it. Yes the MBPr's seem expensive but when you start speccing up the premium Windows ultrabook's I've just mentioned to this level they actually cost much the same..(and with a much lower resale value)
Yes there are much cheaper laptops out there but when you get down to comparing premium Ultrabooks everyone is still playing catchup with the Macbook...
#5
Was torn between the 13" MBP and the same spec SP4, ended up going with the SP4 + dock + type cover and it's now connected to dual 25" 2K screens with a 200Gb mSD card attached.

I ended up paying a lot more but the bubble is still there when I use it everyday.
#6
Apple = Marmite
#7
Come on. Even hardcore Apple fanboys must find it difficult to defend the company now.
#8
The entire Mac line is due for a refresh this October. So if your going to buy a new one then wait for the CPU refresh.
#9
MadonnaProject
Come on. Even hardcore Apple fanboys must find it difficult to defend the company now.

Why is that then? btw...No-one is defending Apple...I buy products based on their suitability for my needs, price and quality..
When i bought my Macbook Pro it was the best combination of the above criteria (and personally I think it still is)

btw...I'm no Apple fanboy, there are 12 Windows machines (PC's, Laptops and Servers) and half a dozen Android phones in my house......I just like Macbooks...



Edited By: Uridium on Sep 09, 2016 10:36: typo
#10
Uridium
MadonnaProject
Come on. Even hardcore Apple fanboys must find it difficult to defend the company now.
Why is that then? btw...No-one is defending Apple...I buy products based on their suitability for my needs, price and quality..
When i bought my Macbook Pro it was the best combination of the above criteria (and personally I think it still is)
btw...I'm no Apple fanboy, there are 12 Windows machines (PC's, Laptops and Servers) and half a dozen Android phones in my house......I just like Macbooks...

You're preaching to th converted. I have had 9 macs and 5 apple laptops over the years. Still have all of them however you must admit, they are glorified net laptops after 2-3 years.
#11
MadonnaProject
Uridium
MadonnaProject
Come on. Even hardcore Apple fanboys must find it difficult to defend the company now.
Why is that then? btw...No-one is defending Apple...I buy products based on their suitability for my needs, price and quality..
When i bought my Macbook Pro it was the best combination of the above criteria (and personally I think it still is)
btw...I'm no Apple fanboy, there are 12 Windows machines (PC's, Laptops and Servers) and half a dozen Android phones in my house......I just like Macbooks...
You're preaching to th converted. I have had 9 macs and 5 apple laptops over the years. Still have all of them however you must admit, they are glorified net laptops after 2-3 years.

I don't see what there is to defend? a Macbook pro price is comparable to that of the premium ultrabook ranges from Dell or HP at a similar spec.
#12
Uridium
Macbooks are overpriced yes, but If you want the combination of build quality,
uksparky
I think the biggest reason for cold is that it's not a big enough saving for an item that is well overdue a refresh. Apple never have and never will drop the price of their products to match their true market value at that particular time.
I wouldn't say a refresh is that desperate, what exactly is missing? The MBPr had a CPU refresh only 12mths ago.
For a Notebook with this level of build quality, battery life and light weight only the most recent HP Spectre and Dell XPS 15 models have recently come close to matching it. Yes the MBPr's seem expensive but when you start speccing up the premium Windows ultrabook's I've just mentioned to this level they actually cost much the same..(and with a much lower resale value)
Yes there are much cheaper laptops out there but when you get down to comparing premium Ultrabooks everyone is still playing catchup with the Macbook...

I'm not saying Macbooks aren't worth their value, still using my 2011MBP without any issues at all, but I still wouldn't buy a MBP right now with a refresh due/very likely before the end of the year.
#13
So I had a choice between a Dell XPS 15 with a 4K screen or a MacBook, I have to admit I bought the Dell.......then I had an issues with the USB port. I called to log a call, and to my surprise I was put straight through to a technician who logged on remotely and sorted ot my minor issue. I admit I am employed by Dell, however I logged a call as a private person, I also bought it off the outlet site as I got better discount. TBH I am really pleased with the XPS, and even though Dell is my employer I was pleasantly surprised at the level of service. Also the XPS 15 is a fantastic machine.

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