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THE NEW Macbook pro 13.3 £899.00 @ Dixons

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The Apple MacBook Pro 13" Laptop comes driven by the Intel® Core™ i5-2415M Processor and has the sleek Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system pre-installed. Supplied with 4GB RAM and a generous 320GB hard drive, this chic metal-bodied laptop has speed and storage space to spare.

With a striking 13.3" widescreen LED backlit display offering 1280 x 800 resolution, an integrated DVD writer and 2.1-channel speaker system, the MacBook Pro 13" Laptop is ready to play hard and work hard. It also sports Apple's innovative, blisteringly fast new Thunderbolt port, which offers input/output speeds which, at up to 10Gbps, are more than 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and 12 times faster than Firewire 800. Thunderbolt can deliver support for video and eight-channel audio and easily hook up with HDMI-compatible devices via an adapter.

You'll find plenty of other great ways to network and communicate on your MacBook Pro 13" Laptop. Full Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n wifi, 2 USB ports, audio in/out - and the FaceTime HD camera, which lets you keep in touch with friends and family around the world in fabulous 720p HD resolution!

As well, the Apple MacBook Pro 13" Laptop offers a remarkable battery life of up to 7 hours, an effortless multi-touch trackpad and many more great Mac features you'll enjoy discovering!
General Information Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2415M Processor
- 2.30 GHz
- 3MB Smart Cache
- Dual core
Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
RAM 4GB DDR3
Graphics card Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor
- with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
Screen type Widescreen LCD
Screen resolution - WXGA
- 1280 x 800
Screen size 13.3"
Screen features LED-backlit glossy
Hard drive 320GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
Optical disk drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Memory card reader SDXC card slot
USB 2 x USB 2.0
FireWire FireWire 800 port
Modem/Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Video interface Mini DisplayPort output via Thunderbolt port
Audio interface Audio in/out
Sound Stereo speakers with subwoofer
Omnidirectional microphone
Combined headphone / line in (supports digital output)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Webcam FaceTime HD camera
Keyboard & Mouse Full-size backlit keyboard with 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement)
Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap and drag capabilities
Battery Built-in 63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Battery life up to 7 hours
Accessories included Display cleaning cloth
60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug and power lead
Software DVDs
Printed and electronic documentation
Software included Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
Size Height: 24.1 mm
Width: 325 mm
Depth: 227 mm
Weight 2.04 kg

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#1
Wouldn't you get a student discount directly from apple? i.e. 15%
5 Likes #2
because im not a student!
2 Likes #3
There you go....THE FIGHT START...
#4
Bloody bargain , HEAT added :D:D:D
#5
Does anyone know how much quicker the new one is against the 2010 model? Except for GPU obviously...
1 Like #6
this is a peaceful thread... a bit like my mustache on the left :-)
#7
@QUEUEEATER

There meant to be around 40% quicker!!

Source: engadget
#8
Oh god here we go.....

And in regards to the speed, I would roughly say its about 25% quicker looking at benchmarks. Then again, having a SSD and more RAM in the old machine I don't think you would notice much of a difference unless doing some sophisticated video editing etc.
#9
Seems like a damn good upgrade from last year!! I was thinkin of putting an ssd in one if i invested.
anyone know why they didn't use a proper gpu? even the air's got a better performance in that region.
#10
Don't forget 3% Quidco. (£27)... Just got paid £53 from Dixons for my recent iMac purchase.
suspended#11
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!
#12
Amazing price !!! Hot from me :)
#13
QueueEater
Seems like a damn good upgrade from last year!! I was thinkin of putting an ssd in one if i invested.
anyone know why they didn't use a proper gpu? even the air's got a better performance in that region.


Why exactly?

Seems quite disappointing to me.
#14
That is an excellent price to be fair. I have my eye on the 15" though...
#15
Is there a mistake in the spec? should'nt it have a dedicated graphics card?
#16
afroylnt
Is there a mistake in the spec? should'nt it have a dedicated graphics card?


depends what you mean by "should"?

it "doesn't".
#17
afroylnt
Is there a mistake in the spec? should'nt it have a dedicated graphics card?

No, Apple have gone native!
#18
any find the a good price for the new 15' ones?
#19
le_jaeger
afroylnt
Is there a mistake in the spec? should'nt it have a dedicated graphics card?
depends what you mean by "should"?it "doesn't".

The reason I ask is that at this price point (and lower) many laptops now ship with switchable dedicated Ndivia cards so this spec seems disappointing .......
#20
fungus
QueueEater
Seems like a damn good upgrade from last year!! I was thinkin of putting an ssd in one if i invested.
anyone know why they didn't use a proper gpu? even the air's got a better performance in that region.


Why exactly?

Seems quite disappointing to me.


Well I'm not fussed about a full res screen on 13 incher, aluminium design still looks awesome and I wouldn't play games on it. 25% faster seems okay to me, but they could do with working blu ray in there though.
1 Like #21
QueueEater
Seems like a damn good upgrade from last year!! I was thinkin of putting an ssd in one if i invested.
anyone know why they didn't use a proper gpu? even the air's got a better performance in that region.


According to the benchmarks, the integrated Intel HD gfx is better than Nvidia 320M that was used in the last gen... it should be certainly enough for 1080p viewing, plus mild video editing, etc... but if you want powerful gaming/ video editing Macbook pro, you have to splash another 1000gbp to geththe top of the range 15.4" version....
1 Like #22
I would get a hybrid drive. Not an SSD. Best of both worlds.
#23
Out of stock for the £999 model :(
2 Likes #24
i understand the desirability of an apple macbook, especially with university students receiving 15% discount and starbucks full to the brim with people using their apple devices - everyone just wants to jump on the apple band wagon even if it means shelling out near £1000!!!
Even for a laptop with a similar specification to one costing around 50% of the value of the base model macbook pro. For example, this http://www.it247.com/product/1/SAMSU07U/NP-SF310-S03UK-Samsung-SF310-Core-i5-460M-2-53-GHz-13-3-LED-TFT-4GB-RAM-320GB-HDD-DVD-RW-NVIDIA-GeForce-310M-Win-7-Home-Titanium.html Samsung laptop has very good spec for money and seems a prime rival for the macbook pro - even though the samsung has 512mb graphics and hdmi output.

Any comments?
#25
millsey2010
i understand the desirability of an apple macbook, especially with university students receiving 15% discount and starbucks full to the brim with people using their apple devices - everyone just wants to jump on the apple band wagon even if it means shelling out near £1000!!!
Even for a laptop with a similar specification to one costing around 50% of the value of the base model macbook pro. For example, this http://www.it247.com/product/1/SAMSU07U/NP-SF310-S03UK-Samsung-SF310-Core-i5-460M-2-53-GHz-13-3-LED-TFT-4GB-RAM-320GB-HDD-DVD-RW-NVIDIA-GeForce-310M-Win-7-Home-Titanium.html Samsung laptop has very good spec for money and seems a prime rival for the macbook pro - even though the samsung has 512mb graphics and hdmi output.

Any comments?


I guess it depends on the use of the laptop. Plus, apple products tend to keep their value over time. Also bear in mind that quite a lot of people will prefer the OS.
1 Like #26
millsey2010
i understand the desirability of an apple macbook, especially with university students receiving 15% discount and starbucks full to the brim with people using their apple devices - everyone just wants to jump on the apple band wagon even if it means shelling out near £1000!!!
Even for a laptop with a similar specification to one costing around 50% of the value of the base model macbook pro. For example, this http://www.it247.com/product/1/SAMSU07U/NP-SF310-S03UK-Samsung-SF310-Core-i5-460M-2-53-GHz-13-3-LED-TFT-4GB-RAM-320GB-HDD-DVD-RW-NVIDIA-GeForce-310M-Win-7-Home-Titanium.html Samsung laptop has very good spec for money and seems a prime rival for the macbook pro - even though the samsung has 512mb graphics and hdmi output.

Any comments?


I agree with you but this topic has been gone over a thousand times - I'm surprised this thread hasn't already descended into a Mac vs. PC slanging match!
#27
Has that Samsung got a Sandybridge i5 in it?
#28
aceshigh
Has that Samsung got a Sandybridge i5 in it?


no, but is more than £300 cheaper and has better graphics :)
#29
aceshigh
Has that Samsung got a Sandybridge i5 in it?


No. Sandy Bridge is identifiable by a "2" after the i3/i5/i7. e.g. i5-2415M Processor
1 Like #30
Insanely high end machine (but unusual graphics card) for simply browsing the web on. If you are doing film encoding and editing then a machine this powerful might make sense.
People seem to buy Macs these days as a kind of Lois Vuittonesque accessory for sitting in coffee shops tweeting upon.

Edited By: gaijintendo on Mar 01, 2011 22:49
#31
logix88
QueueEater
Seems like a damn good upgrade from last year!! I was thinkin of putting an ssd in one if i invested.
anyone know why they didn't use a proper gpu? even the air's got a better performance in that region.


According to the benchmarks, the integrated Intel HD gfx is better than Nvidia 320M that was used in the last gen... it should be certainly enough for 1080p viewing, plus mild video editing, etc... but if you want powerful gaming/ video editing Macbook pro, you have to splash another 1000gbp to geththe top of the range 15.4" version....


What benchmarks? Macworld clearly show it's about 30% slower than last years MacBook Pro at Call of Duty 4 even though it has a much more powerful processor and faster RAM.

Edited By: blizzard7 on Mar 01, 2011 22:50
#32
blizzard7

What benchmarks? Macworld clearly show it's about 30% slower than last years MacBook Pro at Call of Duty 4 even though it has a much more powerful processor and faster RAM.


The people who buy Macs don't buy to play games. Most people will use it for their profession i.e. graphics design, video editing etc. As others have said on this site and other forums you also need to look at the whole cost of ownership, including resale value.
The new sandybridge based MBP's are faster than last years MBP's. For those interested here's the link: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/25/new-macbook-pro-benchmarks-show-massive-improvement/
http://images.macrumors.com/article/2011/02/25/033949-mbp2011c.jpg
banned#33
I'm begining to understand the allure of Macbooks but what gets me is people buying these things as a show of wealth. You really only need one this powerful if you are photo/HD editing and could could always install OS X on the above mentioned Samsung too.
1 Like #34
You get a cloth with it — now that’s tempting!
#35
fernandodiaz
Wouldn't you get a student discount directly from apple? i.e. 15%

£939.60 through Apple EPP
#36
knight01
blizzard7

What benchmarks? Macworld clearly show it's about 30% slower than last years MacBook Pro at Call of Duty 4 even though it has a much more powerful processor and faster RAM.


The people who buy Macs don't buy to play games. Most people will use it for their profession i.e. graphics design, video editing etc. As others have said on this site and other forums you also need to look at the whole cost of ownership, including resale value.
The new sandybridge based MBP's are faster than last years MBP's.


Except I didn't say people buy Macs to play games (although that sweeping statement clearly has flaws in it given the success of Steam on Mac). I was just responding to logix88 saying the Intel HD Graphics 3000 was better than the 320M when it is nowhere near as powerful.

FYI I'm typing this on an MBP and previously owned an iMac G5, but Apple's direction on Mac OS X Lion is looking more and more likely for me to switch back.

Edited By: blizzard7 on Mar 01, 2011 23:13
#37
Those lab test results from Macworld are complete bs. No way in hell does it take 106 seconds to perform a AAC to MP3 encode on my 2.66 i7. Plus I can get nearer 85 FPS then the 62 it's stating.

Oh and Macs are perfectly fine for gaming on, just don't expect to have high levels of detail etc.

Edited By: Deanoaka on Mar 01, 2011 23:14
#38
Deanoaka
Those lab test results from Macworld are complete bs. No way in hell does it take 106 seconds to perform a AAC to MP3 encode on my 2.66 i7. Plus I can get nearer 85 FPS then the 62 it's stating.

Oh and Macs are perfectly fine for gaming on, just don't expect to have high levels of detail etc.


"We converted 135 minutes of AAC audio files to MP3 using iTunes’ High Quality setting."
106 seconds is bang on for over 2 hours of AAC.
#39
expired?
#40
blizzard7
Deanoaka
Those lab test results from Macworld are complete bs. No way in hell does it take 106 seconds to perform a AAC to MP3 encode on my 2.66 i7. Plus I can get nearer 85 FPS then the 62 it's stating.

Oh and Macs are perfectly fine for gaming on, just don't expect to have high levels of detail etc.


"We converted 135 minutes of AAC audio files to MP3 using iTunes’ High Quality setting."
106 seconds is bang on for over 2 hours of AAC.


Right then, I'm gonna do this myself. Still think it's ****, back with the results soon! :D

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