This is not a deal per se, but a reminder of something there that can be very useful to many that may be looking for a powerful high-end Mac
. Not a computer for everyone
, as not everyone needs something so powerful & expensive. If you are looking to buy one of the new expensive Macs around or over this price range, this post may be for you as you get much more spec for the same or less money.
This is the MacBook Pro with Retina display 15 inches that was succeeded by the newer models in November 2016. However it is still one of the most powerful macs out there, and Apple still -hiddenly- sells it today.
The rationale besides concluding this model is the best quality/price option
is that if you want a powerful futureproof Mac you most likely will have to upgrade to 16GB of memory at least the lower spec Macbook Pro 13 inch, ideally have 256GB of hardisk, and tat takes you to the £1500-1700 range with the 13 inches models and if you want an i7 to £1700-1900 range. This is however a dual-core i7 (new 15" ones don't start until the £2200 range). However this model (old 15 inches one) is an i7 quadcore
! VERY rare on laptops! And the lowest configuration is much more powerful plus has 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD already, plus yo uget a bigger screen and so on. This is one of the most powerful Mac laptops yet, even beats in some benchmarks the newer 15 inch models. So for the same price or less that you would buy your 13 inch macbook pro you can buy this older model and get much more spec!
Also more perks such as the bigger screen and all the normal usb ports, magsafe, card reader... that the old models had.Again, this is no news, it's been out there for a long while, but it is good to balance this option if you are considering a mid-high end Mac, and get more for less money
The price in Apple Store is £1899 but this £1708.80 price
is through Apple Education this post teach us how to get student status easily via a NUS card
, furthermore the only thing you need is the referal link from StudentBeans
, many college logins (e.g. from your children) or alumni emails may work well for that. Buy online, deliver to your home, no-one will ever ask you for anything else as a 'student' than having logged in through one of these websites to get the reduced price. So virtually anyone can get this price
. Also, with a Student ID, you can get this in store, although might not be configurable there.
The steps to get this price online are:
#1 - Get to the Apple education site through NUS/StudentBeans/Unidays -- i.e. clcking the link.
#2 - Once there, change the link/URL for this one: https://www.apple.com/uk-edu-803020/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MJLQ2B/A&step=config#
(WILL NOT WORK IF YOU DON'T DO #1)
It is important yo ugo thro the link before as it authentifies the session at apple education, if you miss that step you will get an error when using the link in #2.
P.S.: If you get this far and you are thinking of buying it I would personally consider/recommend the processor upgrade from 2.2 to 2.5GHz for £81.60. Probably worth in the long run and increases its futureproof. Buying it online the model is configurable.