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AppleCare Protection Plan For All Macs inc Macbook Pro 50% OFF with UNIDAYS STUDENT DISCOUNT

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Here's one for any students, teachers or people that have access to a Verified UNiDAYS account. That shiny £1000+ Mac getting close to it's first birthday??? Cover it and all of it's included ac…
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Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch Intel Ci5 4GB 1TB - SAVE £199.00 £899.99 @ Argos (Free C&C)

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Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch Intel Ci5 4GB 1TB was £1099.00 SAVE £199.00 now £899.99 Technology Product description / spec Designed for maximum performance in minimum size, this Apple MacB…
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iPhone 3 up next. Any bidders at £500 ?
also it's not worth £900
joeldeals
I got one of these last year from Argos for £580 new sealed 12 month apple warranty. I upgraded to a SSD and it flies. Not worth £900 tho.


​Same! The screen isn't great but I like all the ports and upgradable options! Got a 512 enterprise SSD and 16GB in mine. I got mine via play with 20% off and cashback it worked out at £520 over a year ago. After owning Macs and PCs I could never go back to Windows for getting stuff done... constant updates and restarts! This is too much but it really is worth the extra for Apple support, build quality and the OS. I've built hackintosh but too much hassle to update. I've also used a dell XPS 13 which was great except for the important parts of the keyboard and track pad vs a Mac!
I got one of these last year from Argos for £580 new sealed 12 month apple warranty. I upgraded to a SSD and it flies. Not worth £900 tho.
Uridium
Avoid....this is the old 2012 model!!
Non retina screen and 500gb mechanical HDD. The description is wrong it does not have 1Tb HDD (read the Questions &Answers on Argos page if you don't believe me)
Can't believe Argos are even trying to sell this old stock. you couldn't buy a worse Macbook If you tried....

Pfft. Specs dont matter. It has an Apple logo. That's more than enough.
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MacBook Pro 13" Retina £949.00 After Code PCWorld PLUS A Further 10% Cashback At £99 Off The Original Marked Price Making It Effectively £849!! @Currys/PCWorld

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Use code PRO50 at checkout, to get for £949. Then 21 days after purchase you can claim 10% cash back off the original price so a further £99 off it making it £849. A great deal for someone in the mark…
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New MACs incoming, don't buy this...
I'm not a fan of Apple, but you can't nock the build, design and battery life of these laptops... No windows laptops come anywhere close.
I disagree. Posted from my Dell laptop, now in it's sixth year with zero repairs.
Where did I say about reliability? Windows laptops are reliable. But does your laptop look great, lightweight and have an 8 hour battery life? Certainly not.

My Dell XPS exceeds 8 hours, more like 11.
Skymonkey

The one thing that would put me off buying another Mac is the lack of being able to upgrade RAM and HDD and even the battery in order to extend the life of the mac. It's just made so difficult now days but they are definitely a piece of design and beauty.

I agree, this is just one more way of closing off the upgrade path, and keeping the cash pile growing in house. Then again, they have to take the come back if something goes wrong, rather than having to chase a third party supplier.

Acquired a light usage 2012 quad core Mac Mini server recently, and that's still upgradeable over the 2014 models. Seems to run MacOS Sierra just fine. Even got an old G5 Mac Pro waiting to be tinkered with that I got for £10 on Facebook. Should do as a general server with some extra bits and an old version of OS X Server.
Baccus
dealhunter5253
Baccus
I made the same mistake when I posted this yesterday. Unfortunately only one of those offers (I.e £50 or 10% not both) can be used if you read the terms & conditions of each. So not quite the deal it first seems.
Would love to hear about people's thoughts / opinion / experience on this
Click on the offer of Save £50 and take a look at the last sentence 'Not available in conjunction with any other offer' Certainly no ambiguity there.
OK, I still disagree (_;) The £50 off is instantaneous and at checkout. So you immediately receive your discount. The 10% is claimed 21-60 days later and really that is the deal that should say 'not to be used in conjunction with any other offer', and it doesn't say that. If you think about it at the point you take the £50 discount you have not opted to take another offer and cannot in fact process the 10% offer for a minimum of 21 days after receipt of purchase. I took other offers to mean the other 'at purchase' codes eg £60 of McRubbish virus checker etc. We'll probably disagree, but that's my stance for moi, although I ain't buying that laptop!

Oh yes, noted the cashback was on a Mastercard, seems to be the new way now...
I sold my MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3 earlier this year and it was a massive mistake. Baring in mind they are the same spec, the Surface is awfully underpowered in comparison, runs hot, makes a lot of noise and can barely run 2 programs at once... The battery lasts half the time. It is constantly updating, constantly freezing, programs shutting down etc.

Macs just work. OK, program compatibility can be a bit of hassle, but other than that it's great. Also, Android phones don't play well with them - for obvious reasons.

Edited By: Alasdair91 on Sep 12, 2016 19:29: additions
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Baccus
I made the same mistake when I posted this yesterday. Unfortunately only one of those offers (I.e £50 or 10% not both) can be used if you read the terms & conditions of each. So not quite the deal it first seems.
Couldn't see any wording supporting this...
Click on the Save £50 offer and the last sentence is 'Not available in conjunction with any other offer' That will therefore allow them to refuse your claim on the 10% cash back.
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Mac book pro with Retina display £50 off and 10% cash back @ Currys - £899.00

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£50 off on Mac books with code PRO50 and 10% cashback
manishgautam12 Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago5 Comments
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datalossfs
It's nothing to do with it being a Apple product or overpriced. New Models will drop with spec bumps and Sierra pre-installed in October so buying any model now is going to result in buyer remorse.

According to that logic - you'd never buy anything as there'd always be a 'better' version coming along!!
Voted hot, it's the cheapest currently available. Don't understand the other comments, you can apply their logic to everything e.g. game preorder deals, if you wait a few months the price of the games will plummet.
It's nothing to do with it being a Apple product or overpriced. New Models will drop with spec bumps and Sierra pre-installed in October so buying any model now is going to result in buyer remorse.
These will drop price fast when the 2016 model drops
Its a post for an item which is £140 less than the usual price.

The person posting this forgot the three golden rules of hotukdeals:

1. If an item is being sold for a price which is better than usual, then post it.

2. If it is not an apple product, then give heat

3. If it is an apple product, write a comment about apple products being overpriced and therefore vote cold.

https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/frozen-green-apple-ice-cube-white-background-40660085.jpg


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APPLE MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display (2015) - SSD model - £949.00 (With code) @ Currys

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This price is achieved by using the £50 off & 10% cashback offers available directly from the page as per the listing. Probably squeeze a bit more off it by going through quidco or Topcashback too!
Baccus Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago9 Comments
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cantonbean
qwerta369
Cheaper at Apple with 15% off NUS discount and 3 years worldwide Apple warranty.
unfortunately you are wrong on both counts now!
1. It is only 10% max and depends on the product (annoying but ok)
2. They have removed the extra 2 years cover (totally annoying!)
It is still a good but nowhere near as good as before! Still at least I got my iPad Pro with free beats last week before they put all the prices in the UK up via Apple direct!

Wa seh liao.. Bastad la peng guo nowadays.
Baccus
cantonbean
qwerta369
Cheaper at Apple with 15% off NUS discount and 3 years worldwide Apple warranty.
unfortunately you are wrong on both counts now!
1. It is only 10% max and depends on the product (annoying but ok)
2. They have removed the extra 2 years cover (totally annoying!)
It is still a good but nowhere near as good as before! Still at least I got my iPad Pro with free beats last week before they put all the prices in the UK up via Apple direct!
I stand corrected. Will adjust the header accordingly. Thanks
no thanks required! I wish you were still right! I got that deal on my imac 3 years ago...it was a much better deal...especially on a £2k plus model the extra 5% was a fair bit more off!
cantonbean
qwerta369
Cheaper at Apple with 15% off NUS discount and 3 years worldwide Apple warranty.
unfortunately you are wrong on both counts now!
1. It is only 10% max and depends on the product (annoying but ok)
2. They have removed the extra 2 years cover (totally annoying!)
It is still a good but nowhere near as good as before! Still at least I got my iPad Pro with free beats last week before they put all the prices in the UK up via Apple direct!
I stand corrected. Will adjust the header accordingly. Thanks
qwerta369
Cheaper at Apple with 15% off NUS discount and 3 years worldwide Apple warranty.

unfortunately you are wrong on both counts now!
1. It is only 10% max and depends on the product (annoying but ok)
2. They have removed the extra 2 years cover (totally annoying!)

It is still a good but nowhere near as good as before! Still at least I got my iPad Pro with free beats last week before they put all the prices in the UK up via Apple direct!
Baccus
Yes Osrick I did mention in the header that a new one is rumored to be coming out in Nov but this is still the best price available for the most up to date model that can be bought at this present time.


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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, 15.4" Intel Core i7, 256GB Flash Storage, 16GB RAM - £1,399.00

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Cheapest you will find the Apple MacBook pro 15".
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...



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Lol. Nice try, Handtec.
You can buy the same on ebay for £3.99 I did
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Lexar JumpDrive S45 128GB USB3 Low-profile size £18.99 (Prime) / £22.98 (non Prime) @ Amazon

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Was £23.99 for a while, has been more than £30 recently too. Now only £18.99 Handy for in car entertainment systems and enhancing storage of laptop with low SSD space such as a MacBook Pro 128GB. U…
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Price back up now. Please expire
Got a Samsung 128GB USB3 been using it with an HP250 which has 128GB SSD no over heating issues with those ones.
I have one in my XPS13. Does not overheat like the Sandisk ones do. They got crazy hot!! I use my Lexar constantly plugged in and used as storage. Perfect for that use
MJ10
Murgatroyd99
I just purchased for £18.99 non prime
I'm assuming because you added £1.01 worth of other goods to your basket so you met the £20 free delivery minimum?

@OP - good price for good usb stick.


​yes I bought two of them.
Murgatroyd99
I just purchased for £18.99 non prime
I'm assuming because you added £1.01 worth of other goods to your basket so you met the £20 free delivery minimum?

@OP - good price for good usb stick.
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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13.3", Intel® Core™ i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB £799.00 Apple Mac 20% Credit To Account @ very.co.uk

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1. Buy an Apple Mac and select Buy Now Pay Later in checkout. 2. We'll automatically credit 20% of the Apple Mac price back to your account by 27th September 2016. Buy Now Pay Later allows you…
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I ordered a 12" Macbook for my mother, I expect it to show up on Friday.
I want a Pro for myself but I will wait for the new models.
Bought a MacBook Pro 13". Thanks OP. I know the new ones are round the corner but for £200 I can't say no! Heat!
Skymonkey
Mathaeus
Skymonkey
Is this a good deal? Can you upgrade the HDD? I've got a mac 2008 and it's been upgraded to the hilt but only two hours battery and gets so hot it burns my legs.
You can't upgrade anything on the new MacBooks :( I have a late 2008 MacBook that is in pretty much the same boat as yours.. I removed the disk drive and put in an ssd as my system drive and put a 1tb HDD for storage and I upgraded the ram to 8gig etc.. I get about 3-4 hours without being plugged in :) for me it's not an issue as its no longer used as a 'laptop' and is almost always plugged in and is desked, I have a top line 2015 MBP for 'on the go' but i know how you feel.. If you are looking at these specs and feel you will defo NEED to upgrade them don't bother.. Pay a bit more and get the spec you want :)

Yeah, mine is used when I need it, which I guess isn't that often. It's been dropped, pulled apart, upgraded etc etc and works. Reckon I'll be using it still in 2018... Upgrading is part of the fun. I pay eventually go for a good hackintosh.


It'll definitely still be as good in 2018! There isn't really much difference in performance between the 2008 and the 2015! Obviously if I've got a lot going on in photoshop or Logic Pro then the 2015 inches ahead in performance but in real terms were in not for the battery and overall weight my 2008 MBP is still a beast :)
Mathaeus
Skymonkey
Is this a good deal? Can you upgrade the HDD? I've got a mac 2008 and it's been upgraded to the hilt but only two hours battery and gets so hot it burns my legs.
You can't upgrade anything on the new MacBooks :( I have a late 2008 MacBook that is in pretty much the same boat as yours.. I removed the disk drive and put in an ssd as my system drive and put a 1tb HDD for storage and I upgraded the ram to 8gig etc.. I get about 3-4 hours without being plugged in :) for me it's not an issue as its no longer used as a 'laptop' and is almost always plugged in and is desked, I have a top line 2015 MBP for 'on the go' but i know how you feel.. If you are looking at these specs and feel you will defo NEED to upgrade them don't bother.. Pay a bit more and get the spec you want :)

Yeah, mine is used when I need it, which I guess isn't that often. It's been dropped, pulled apart, upgraded etc etc and works. Reckon I'll be using it still in 2018... Upgrading is part of the fun. I pay eventually go for a good hackintosh.
waynebeetison
Its Very though, they wont honour any sort of warranty or help out with any issue, like the you cant return anything thats been plugged in which is against the law but you cant do anything.

Get AppleCare, Apple will sort you out. Some of the best customer service in the industry.
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Macbook Pro with Retina display £1,599.00 @ PCWORLD

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Macbook Pro i7, 16 GB, 256GB with 10% off by cashback offer. Looks like all the Macs have this offer. so it comes to £1400.00 while I am looking for offers this is the cheapest one I found. I kn…
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I saw macbook and my finger went to cold automatically, I lost control of my fingers for a few seconds. How is that even possible? I still don't know the price, for all I know it could be a free give away.
hotdealseeker
Hi OP, care to explain how you get further discounts to 1,400? 1,599 x 0.9 = 1,439.10. Many thanks.
i used my analytical engine and it has rounded off!!! you are right. £1439.10 is the right price..

thanks for pointing out..
Just FYI to those who hold valid NUS extra cards (shaw academy etc ahem!) you can save £140 on this price from Apple Store direct and get a free set of beats solo 2 wireless headphones. Don't shoot messenger about ethics and morales etc. It worked for me and I'm just sayin..... oO

Edited By: imiskeen on Aug 05, 2016 18:56
Hi OP, care to explain how you get further discounts to 1,400? 1,599 x 0.9 = 1,439.10. Many thanks.
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SD1266
I think it may be a good idea to wait 6 - 8 weeks for the new one to be announced :)
what could be new in 2016? any ideas?
For the new models they are removing all ports and the keyboard but they will be very slim and light. 8)
Apple do stupid things with their hardware and Microsoft do stupid things with their software; where's my abacus?
Got to be one of the smartest and most accurate comments ever.
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Crucial Mac Compatible 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s @ £32.99! @ Amazon - PRIME MEMBERS ONLY

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Pretty sweet deal! PRIME MEMBERS ONLY!
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thanks for this deal and my old dell 7537 back to normal!:))
ukez
matt101101
This is a good price, I suspect it's got so cold because it says "Mac" in the title. These are just standard 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3L SODIMMs, they're not just for Apple computers! Heat added, for what it's worth. :)
It boggles the brain why people are so quick to cast cold votes without actually knowing what's what..
Sadly people are bloody stupid, but that's not really news... :(
matt101101
This is a good price, I suspect it's got so cold because it says "Mac" in the title. These are just standard 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3L SODIMMs, they're not just for Apple computers! Heat added, for what it's worth. :)
It boggles the brain why people are so quick to cast cold votes without actually knowing what's what..
This is a good price, I suspect it's got so cold because it says "Mac" in the title. These are just standard 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3L SODIMMs, they're not just for Apple computers! Heat added, for what it's worth. :)
Not sure what the cold votes are for, this is actually a decent price; these are usually around £49..
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 Refurbished - £544.99 Delivered @ Wowcher

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There’s only one Big Mac, and it’s certainly not the burger… We’re offering you a Grade A refurbished 13” Apple MacBook Pro with iOS El Capitan for just £535, saving you 59% off our retailer’s pric…
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onelokan
Should I buy this despite it being cold for video editing on the go? Nothing heavy...just vlogs with multiple tracks


Id like to know similar. Or suggestions of another £500ish laptop with better specs. Thanks
Have a look on Apple's own refurbished site, they've got much newer stuff for not a lot more money and Apple refurbished stuff is mint condition with a full warranty.
Albus4321
I am doubtful a refurbed, old 2011 model is not worth this much even with the usual cache Apple brings and the normal huge margin they take.

Also I really don't place much stock in the "refurbished" status and the grade, because:
a) it's Wowcher, which is not only known for selling cheap rubbish but is clearly not a trusted electronics name,
b) if it was refurbished by Apple or an Apple certified tech they would state that as a selling point, and
c) I don't know who could possibly get a 5 year old laptop into "as good as new" condition without completely rebuilding it and spending more than this

Most likely the refurbishment process consists of buying a batch of them from some trade-in place, and "yup, it looks like the picture and all the computer-y parts seem to be there, so it's probably a computer", and then relying on people who don't realize it's 5 years old to also not know how to navigate whatever they offer as a warranty.
Mate of mine was given one of these for work back in 2014, he was so excited!

Then we checked the model and it was the only macbook still available on the store with a HDD in it (made it slow as all hell, he only used it for work for that reason, never pleasure). Combine that with an old sandybridge processor when everyone else was on haswell and looking forward to skylake... in the desktop space it wouldn't have mattered but in the laptop space there's some pretty big power savings to be had going from sandybridge to haswell. Meant the battery life sucked compared to a modern macbook.

Suffice it to say he did not keep the macbook even though work offered it to him.
I am doubtful a refurbed, old 2011 model is not worth this much even with the usual cache Apple brings and the normal huge margin they take.
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11% Off Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Retinas (at Debenhams Plus from £887.88p)

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Can be tricky to get ANY discount on Apple MacBook range - so if you are looking to buy now, these 2 offers are cheapest I have found and cheaper than Apple's discount 'Employee Purchase Programme' (a…
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If this applies that's another 20% and lots of Clubcard points. Worth asking if they take the egiftcards before buying £800 of them as they are non refundable. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/debenhams-gift-card-20-off-tesco-25-voucher-for-20-pizza-exp-hut-new-look-itunes-2467542


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Not sold by Debenhams but a 3rd party with different terms and conditions.
himynameistom
I know Debenhams are a reputable company but has anyone ordered from this site? What is customer service etc like? Was going to buy a MacBook Air for 849 from John Lewis so an £80 saving is not to be sneezed at.


I've not used them but Apple do price match various online and retail prices at the managers digression
I know Debenhams are a reputable company but has anyone ordered from this site? What is customer service etc like? Was going to buy a MacBook Air for 849 from John Lewis so an £80 saving is not to be sneezed at.
Don't think you can include Quidco as it's not guaranteed.
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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13.3" 512GB Flash Storage £1,079.20 with code @ Very

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I know that its apple and some will hate, but the code 6WTKT it takes 20% off the price - I've been looking around for these and haven't found a better price yet!
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Currently have MacBook Pro and no extra charge, so far 0 hassles :)

Code doesn't work now however, have tried to expire but can't seem to do it?

Edited By: damper81 on Jun 05, 2016 11:14
I don't think it's worth the potential hassle
very has been a bad experience for me. They have a false price and cancel your order after a few days, while you are waiting for the product.
Can't be used on Apple products, meaning you'll be stung with the difference when they bill you later on.
Very are efficient when it comes to catching out customers using codes they either aren't eligible for or shouldn't be using.
They're also very good at not telling you that you'd been charged for it either, whether its to your credit account or as a later bill.
Best advice is to use a credit card and then fake your own death once it's delivered.
Surely if you used a credit card and Dnt have a credit account with them and paid for it straight away and they delivered it to you at the discounted price that can't charge you later or bill you as its there error and mistake
Its not an error or a mistake though. They clearly state the code can't be used in the offer for apple products. You're essentially willingly violating their terms for personal gain at their expense.
They have your payment details regardless of paying by card or not. If they fail to get the extra expense from those payment details, you'll be sent a notice asking you to cough up. Failure to acknowledge such a notice would lead you into all sorts of legal bother.
So people should be asking themselves if its worth the hassle down the line for little to no gain. The only benefit of using Very is down to their flexible finance.
If you want to use the code and refuse to pay down the line then go for it. But when some big burly bloke knocks on the door to take your possessions to pay for the difference don't go crying about how Very are **** or whatever, they're a business like any other. People are entitled to their own opinions of course, but Very have come a long way compared to what they were like a few years back. They're actually a very good retailer for the most part now, and sometime have good offers on price wise too.
They have two opportunities to validate the code, when applying it or when processing your order. If validation is successful both times and the item is dispatched (which is when a contract is normally formed in e-commerce), that should be that. Otherwise this kind of behavior potentially opens up a can of worms in distance selling.
If I go to a shop with a voucher, when I use it, the cashier carefully checks its valid, and if it is, then the purchase is processed with the discount and that's the end of it. They don't come chasing after your money if it turned out it wasn't applicable. Its just ludicrous.
Well for what it's worth I currently have an Apple MacBook Pro in my possession and have paid a lot less than expected. I guess it remains to be seen if they will attempt to charge me but so far so bloody good :)
Can't be used on Apple products, meaning you'll be stung with the difference when they bill you later on.
Very are efficient when it comes to catching out customers using codes they either aren't eligible for or shouldn't be using.
They're also very good at not telling you that you'd been charged for it either, whether its to your credit account or as a later bill.
Best advice is to use a credit card and then fake your own death once it's delivered.
Surely if you used a credit card and Dnt have a credit account with them and paid for it straight away and they delivered it to you at the discounted price that can't charge you later or bill you as its there error and mistake
Its not an error or a mistake though. They clearly state the code can't be used in the offer for apple products. You're essentially willingly violating their terms for personal gain at their expense.
They have your payment details regardless of paying by card or not. If they fail to get the extra expense from those payment details, you'll be sent a notice asking you to cough up. Failure to acknowledge such a notice would lead you into all sorts of legal bother.
So people should be asking themselves if its worth the hassle down the line for little to no gain. The only benefit of using Very is down to their flexible finance.
If you want to use the code and refuse to pay down the line then go for it. But when some big burly bloke knocks on the door to take your possessions to pay for the difference don't go crying about how Very are **** or whatever, they're a business like any other. People are entitled to their own opinions of course, but Very have come a long way compared to what they were like a few years back. They're actually a very good retailer for the most part now, and sometime have good offers on price wise too.

They have two opportunities to validate the code, when applying it or when processing your order. If validation is successful both times and the item is dispatched (which is when a contract is normally formed in e-commerce), that should be that. Otherwise this kind of behavior potentially opens up a can of worms in distance selling.

If I go to a shop with a voucher, when I use it, the cashier carefully checks its valid, and if it is, then the purchase is processed with the discount and that's the end of it. They don't come chasing after your money if it turned out it wasn't applicable. Its just ludicrous.
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How fortuitous. Voted hot and bought after reading the reviews. Thanks OP
Or you could have taken the advice above and waited for the imaginary CEX second hand stuff, possibly mismatched and not guaranteed to be the same Apple friendly spec! X)


Indeed :-)
kristoff
How fortuitous. Voted hot and bought after reading the reviews. Thanks OP
Or you could have taken the advice above and waited for the imaginary CEX second hand stuff, possibly mismatched and not guaranteed to be the same Apple friendly spec! X)
How fortuitous. Voted hot and bought after reading the reviews. Thanks OP
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cheesybeanzz74
get them in cex for half that price,cold.
Are you sure? Because I'm genuinely interested if it's true, the cheapest I could find is a single 8GB DDR3 SODIMM for £22.
No, it's not true. CEX do have a website and this is search results for 8GB DDR3
https://uk.webuy.com/search/index.php?sortOn=sellprice_asc&stext=ddr3+8+gb+204§ion=
Cheapest is £22 per 8Gb (so £44 for 16GB), but CEX are not very good at listing things so there is no way to tell if it is 1.5V or 1.35V.

EDIT: Also, while matched pairing is seldom important it is nice to get two SoDIMMs which are from the same manufacturer and the only way to ensure that with CEX would be finding them in a branch as their mail order (remember, postage + £2.50) cannot guarantee that.

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cheesybeanzz74
get them in cex for half that price,cold.
Are you sure? Because I'm genuinely interested if it's true, the cheapest I could find is a single 8GB DDR3 SODIMM for £22.
Yeh just keep checking stock.(_;)

Good stuff. If they're in stock - put a deal on here. if they're not in stock, then this is the best deal at this time. HUKD's and all that ;)
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First post, so please go easy on me! Apple MacBook Pro, MD101B/A, Intel Core i5, 500GB, 4GB RAM, 13.3" Found this on John Lewis website. Normal price £899 but £200 knocked off and includes a 3 y…
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Could someone in the know please tell me, I gather with this model I can swap the hdd for an ssd (any ssd of particular brands?) could I then put the original hdd in the cd drive bay or do I need a special hard drive for that? Many thanks.

I have a 2011 13" MBP which is very similar to this. Originally it had a 320GB HDD and 4GB RAM. It now has 2 SSDs thanks to an optibay (512 and 256GB) and 16GB of RAM, so they can take quite a few upgrades!
Thanks mikeycass - I have just bought one from the Swindon store after telephoning them to confirm that they had stock available. :3
lol look on Ebay you can get the latest 2015 model new or otherwise for
Could someone in the know please tell me, I gather with this model I can swap the hdd for an ssd (any ssd of particular brands?) could I then put the original hdd in the cd drive bay or do I need a special hard drive for that? Many thanks.
konicky
No stock though !!


​Online = no stock but if you phone a shop (I used Edinburgh) their distribution centres have stock for order /shop collection. Worked for me Sunday
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I've got a 15" MacBook Pro mid 2010 model upgraded the ram to 8gb installed a 512gb ssd and runs like a dream not even thinking about changing it. Where as most people are changing there Windows laptops on average 2-3 year. So cost is all relative

I've got a Dell Studio 1747 that is similar age and have specked it to the same RAM and SSD. I have no plans to change it anytime soon either. Not an Apple hater nor do I knock there product, but like many feel they are over priced. Just because its a PC/Laptop running Windows doesn't mean its crap. Horses for courses
Jbdesignme
New one will be out very soon, will come down anyway when that happens. Not voting either way!


I don't think the prices will come down much further. It's likely the newer models will drop in price; I don't see this dropping further than £699.
Loving the Apple love/hate thing.
New one will be out very soon, will come down anyway when that happens. Not voting either way!
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mateq
£699 for 4gb of RAM, **** resolution, 3rd generation i5 and lack of SSD?! Typical apple, I would rather go with generic Lenovo or whatever else, which offers MUCH more for that price :P
I have the 15 inch version, mid 2012 edition, and I did exactly what The0ne said - I upgraded to a 512gb sdd & upgraded the ram to 16gb - which was much more expensive than it would have been now but if I had done the same when purchasing it from Apple it would have been over a £1000 - it cost me around £350 - the ram was pretty cheap.
And I've been using it ever since. I think its a clever way of creating a brilliant machine - but I prefer the 15 inch screen rather than the 13.
Did you follow a guide to upgrade the ram?
I watched a couple of youtube videos about a hundred times - it wasn't too difficult - but I had to do a bit of searching for the tools, you need a torx screwdriver to open the case - I was nervous about it but it was pretty straight forward.

jasonwood999
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mateq
£699 for 4gb of RAM, **** resolution, 3rd generation i5 and lack of SSD?! Typical apple, I would rather go with generic Lenovo or whatever else, which offers MUCH more for that price :P
I have the 15 inch version, mid 2012 edition, and I did exactly what The0ne said - I upgraded to a 512gb sdd & upgraded the ram to 16gb - which was much more expensive than it would have been now but if I had done the same when purchasing it from Apple it would have been over a £1000 - it cost me around £350 - the ram was pretty cheap.
And I've been using it ever since. I think its a clever way of creating a brilliant machine - but I prefer the 15 inch screen rather than the 13.
Did you follow a guide to upgrade the ram?
I watched a couple of youtube videos about a hundred times - it wasn't too difficult - but I had to do a bit of searching for the tools, you need a torx screwdriver to open the case - I was nervous about it but it was pretty straight forward.

I need a new laptop, I'm very tempted by this...
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Heat from me, some of the cheap ones require two USB connections to work, this needing just one would be perfect for my Surface pro. thank you op :D

Your welcome lol.
it is a regular price, tomorrow it will be in lightening deals. that's when u can post as a deal :D;)
Heat from me, some of the cheap ones require two USB connections to work, this needing just one would be perfect for my Surface pro. thank you op :D
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Just tried to get John Lewis to price match this as they are also offering a 3 year warranty but this was their response:
We match prices publicly available to all customers, based on those displayed in a shop, on the high street competitor's own website, or the first price quoted to us over the phone. The price has to apply to an identical individual product in terms of make, model, size or colour. ... We don't match prices only available via 3rd party websites, or with voucher codes.”

Therefore, we cannot accept the price match as our policy defines we cannot match, "voucher codes."

Any ideas how I can get round this?!!
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How do they verify HE site, wife has been a teachers assistant for around 10 years and never knew about this. Do you just order and they do it on trust? She has a school email address.
You access the HE site via Unidays, it's Unidays who verify your student status.


Thanks
trickyb1967
How do they verify HE site, wife has been a teachers assistant for around 10 years and never knew about this. Do you just order and they do it on trust? She has a school email address.
You access the HE site via Unidays, it's Unidays who verify your student status.
How do they verify HE site, wife has been a teachers assistant for around 10 years and never knew about this. Do you just order and they do it on trust? She has a school email address.
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if id spent a grand on a laptop id feel short changed with 13" , no matter how powerful
written from a 12.5 "
A lot of people want powerful compact laptops! Bigger isn't always better ;)
Powerful laptop? Who pays £850 for an i5/128Gb?
Care to suggest another Aluminium Ultrabook with a 9hr battery life with better specs for £850 then?
NitrousUK
friiza
Why would you need apple care if their products are so 'reliable'?
Bit fishy <
They're actually no more reliable than any other decent laptop brand.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/laptops/LaptopReliability
I wouldn't trust surveys too much. Very open to bias such as response bias. Eg. owners being keen to tell how awesome their purchase is and more likely to respond.
The SquareTrade stats (they do warranties, so no response bias) indicates Apple among the top makers, coming in 4th. Behind Asus, Toshiba, and Sony.
You wouldn't trust the survey due to bias, but you would trust statistics from someone who is trying to sell you a warranty?
Yes, because if they lied about the statistics that would be illegal. And if found out would destroy their reputation and customer base.
Illegal data! If only that was a thing, we might get some politicians in jail with that one.
A thing like the VW Emissions data? Or the Novartis false drug data? Or Luminosity being fined $2m for making false scientific inferences? Or something else?..
Now that you're giving me examples of why we can't trust data from companies with regards to their products, do you still trust those stats you linked to?
I wouldn't say a sample size of 3 is statistically significant, but given the fickleness of average humans, I'd chose the raw data that carries severe penalties if inaccurate.
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NitrousUK
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Muffy
benhawkins
logohigh
if id spent a grand on a laptop id feel short changed with 13" , no matter how powerful
written from a 12.5 "
A lot of people want powerful compact laptops! Bigger isn't always better ;)
Powerful laptop? Who pays £850 for an i5/128Gb?
Care to suggest another Aluminium Ultrabook with a 9hr battery life with better specs for £850 then?
NitrousUK
friiza
Why would you need apple care if their products are so 'reliable'?
Bit fishy <
They're actually no more reliable than any other decent laptop brand.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/laptops/LaptopReliability
I wouldn't trust surveys too much. Very open to bias such as response bias. Eg. owners being keen to tell how awesome their purchase is and more likely to respond.
The SquareTrade stats (they do warranties, so no response bias) indicates Apple among the top makers, coming in 4th. Behind Asus, Toshiba, and Sony.
You wouldn't trust the survey due to bias, but you would trust statistics from someone who is trying to sell you a warranty?
Yes, because if they lied about the statistics that would be illegal. And if found out would destroy their reputation and customer base.
Illegal data! If only that was a thing, we might get some politicians in jail with that one.
A thing like the VW Emissions data? Or the Novartis false drug data? Or Luminosity being fined $2m for making false scientific inferences? Or something else?..


Now that you're giving me examples of why we can't trust data from companies with regards to their products, do you still trust those stats you linked to?
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Hey guys, i'm currently thinking of purchasing a Macbook pro (same specs as one listed). Should i wait the 3/4 months to purchase the 2016 one (using student discount) or just go for this one?
Do not buy, upgrades are duehttp://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac
Best not buy anything ever then...as an updated version will come out at some time in the future......
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Junaidk
Hey guys, i'm currently thinking of purchasing a Macbook pro (same specs as one listed). Should i wait the 3/4 months to purchase the 2016 one (using student discount) or just go for this one?
Do not buy, upgrades are duehttp://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac

Obviously won't be the same price as this
Junaidk
Hey guys, i'm currently thinking of purchasing a Macbook pro (same specs as one listed). Should i wait the 3/4 months to purchase the 2016 one (using student discount) or just go for this one?
Do not buy, upgrades are due
http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac
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Uridium
Some corporate discount link I manage to have cached...;-)
Btw, the Macs on the Edu Store are the same price (or cheaper) than your link. You can save at least another £32.40-£39.60 on the base price of the 15" rMBPs for example. On the 13" rMBP, AppleCare is £138.99 on the Edu store and £179.58 via your link. :)www.apple.com/uk-edu/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro

HE link is cheaper even when you "uplift" the Applecare
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gdm89
Just out of curiosity. I need a really really silent laptop cause my Dell inspiron is getting on my nerves.
Could someone possibly help me as to how loud these laptops are? Or when do they get loud if at all? I am considering buying the Asus UX305CA that is core m3 fanless.(problem is i can find it only in the US. so: taxes, etc)
I am not a heavy user: Just a lot of chrome tabs (around 10), a movie or tv series and the only game i play is Football manager. that's about it
I'm considering making the leap if these machines are silent

Thanks for any advices


​My MBP is silent, all Windows machines I have owned have had audible fans but not the MBP.

Perhaps a better comparison is my Macbook Air used in work. My 4gb machine is silent throughout the day, my colleague's 8gb windows laptop whirrs away at random intervals doing the exact same tasks.
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Great value for a small case have some heat.
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It's £889 at currys.co.uk + 1.05% Topcashback.

The good thing with Apple is that their warranty for laptops is worldwide. If you want to go down the grey import route, cheapest place to pick up Apple gear is Hong Kong (same plug as the UK). Prices can be up to 20-25% cheaper.
It points to being a grey import because the model number should be MF839B/A but they've just said MF839 and left the UK specific part out. Sneaky.
colin10086
grey import I assume. Make sure it has a UK keyboard and UK power cord.
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Thanks for pointing that out. Was thinking of ordering a camera body and missed that. I must admit I only checked that they had a UK address before looking into it further and comparing with others

Edited By: bigman on Dec 27, 2015 21:52
grey import I assume. Make sure it has a UK keyboard and UK power cord.

Taxes and the Price You Pay
The total on your invoice includes applicable taxes & charges. By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries.

Edited By: colin10086 on Dec 27, 2015 21:48
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£859 with student discount (very easy to get even if you are not a student) and free apple care. Just saying.
how do I get student discount even Im not student?
Former Currys employee here , go with John Lewis, potential hassle if it fails isn't worth it
7iain7
4gb of ram works so much better with the new high speed ssd.
Where you often needed 8gb of ram for the mechanical hard drive mac's
4gb of ram with high speed ssd swap space works really well now.


​makes absolute no sense what so ever. In every single case regardless of hdd ssd or even tape drive more ram wins. However this isn't so important in an x86 environment
PlayChase
£859 with student discount (very easy to get even if you are not a student) and free apple care. Just saying.
How ?
DealJourno
I would get this. But since Apple dropped their environmental credentials (meaning I can't upgrade it to extend it's life) I'll stick with my mid 2009 Macbook Pro with it's dual SSD and 8GB of ram until it dies.
I suppose as a business it makes sense for them to push people to buya new machine every few years.
Good price for some.

Is that dual SSD, via an adapter? Which sort of SSD and which adapter?

The spec is ok, I think the drives can still be upgraded. The screen will be better than the 2009 version, RAM is same, CPU should be better but is only dual core.
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Uridium
Just be aware that if you plan to expand storage with a Nifty or the like that it reduces battery life as the Mac won't go into deep sleep mode with an SDCard inserted....
Personally I'd buy the 256Gb in the first place (especially if you plan to run any Virtual Machines)...and I'd also buy it from the Apple Higher Education store via a friendly student (everyone must know a student)
Then you'll get around 15% off Apple retail price and 3yrs Applecare hardware warranty thrown in.
cam130301
They no longer offer free apple care for students, however it is reduced at £48.
Over the last few Apple threads I have seen conflicting info on this...some say 3 year warranty, some say the £48 is for extra 2 years phone support - I looked on Apple and couldnt see a definitive answer....anyone confirm 100%
The HE store gives 3 years hardware & software warranty (like the warranty offered by applecare) but only 1 years phone support and uplift (covering carriage charges and so on if you need a repair) which you can upgrade to 3 years (which is then the full applecare package) for £48 (£60 mbp 15)
That's what I am hoping (just ordered via HE) but cant find it written down anywhere...indeed I looked further after posting and all I coukd find was US HE store which seemed to suggest only 1 year.
Not doubting you but is your info upto date? Thanks alot

When i bought my MBPr from the Apple HES just a few months back I got a separate email around a week later confirming the free warranty extension and then around another week after this (so about 2weeks after initial order) when checking warranty status from the Macbook service details option the online page had updated to the 3yr cover.
mgk

That's what I am hoping (just ordered via HE) but cant find it written down anywhere...indeed I looked further after posting and all I coukd find was US HE store which seemed to suggest only 1 year.
Not doubting you but is your info upto date? Thanks alot

Yes, you definitely get 3 years warranty from the HE store. The confusion comes from the fact you can buy applecare from the HE store - this only gives you an extra 2 years phone support.

I have confirmed that today with Apple chat (there is a link to chat from your apple store basket) so I'm confident it's up to date.


I would also add if you do use a nifty drive or similar, there is freely available software to dismount the drive on sleep and remount it on wake - I've not tried it but thought I'd mention it.


Edited By: samjac26 on Dec 15, 2015 21:04
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mgk
Uridium
Just be aware that if you plan to expand storage with a Nifty or the like that it reduces battery life as the Mac won't go into deep sleep mode with an SDCard inserted....
Personally I'd buy the 256Gb in the first place (especially if you plan to run any Virtual Machines)...and I'd also buy it from the Apple Higher Education store via a friendly student (everyone must know a student)
Then you'll get around 15% off Apple retail price and 3yrs Applecare hardware warranty thrown in.
cam130301
They no longer offer free apple care for students, however it is reduced at £48.
Over the last few Apple threads I have seen conflicting info on this...some say 3 year warranty, some say the £48 is for extra 2 years phone support - I looked on Apple and couldnt see a definitive answer....anyone confirm 100%
The HE store gives 3 years hardware & software warranty (like the warranty offered by applecare) but only 1 years phone support and uplift (covering carriage charges and so on if you need a repair) which you can upgrade to 3 years (which is then the full applecare package) for £48 (£60 mbp 15)

That's what I am hoping (just ordered via HE) but cant find it written down anywhere...indeed I looked further after posting and all I coukd find was US HE store which seemed to suggest only 1 year.

Not doubting you but is your info upto date? Thanks alot
mgk
Uridium
Just be aware that if you plan to expand storage with a Nifty or the like that it reduces battery life as the Mac won't go into deep sleep mode with an SDCard inserted....
Personally I'd buy the 256Gb in the first place (especially if you plan to run any Virtual Machines)...and I'd also buy it from the Apple Higher Education store via a friendly student (everyone must know a student)
Then you'll get around 15% off Apple retail price and 3yrs Applecare hardware warranty thrown in.
cam130301
They no longer offer free apple care for students, however it is reduced at £48.
Over the last few Apple threads I have seen conflicting info on this...some say 3 year warranty, some say the £48 is for extra 2 years phone support - I looked on Apple and couldnt see a definitive answer....anyone confirm 100%

The HE store gives 3 years hardware & software warranty (like the warranty offered by applecare) but only 1 years phone support and uplift (covering carriage charges and so on if you need a repair) which you can upgrade to 3 years (which is then the full applecare package) for £48 (£60 mbp 15)
cam130301
Uridium
Just be aware that if you plan to expand storage with a Nifty or the like that it reduces battery life as the Mac won't go into deep sleep mode with an SDCard inserted....
Personally I'd buy the 256Gb in the first place (especially if you plan to run any Virtual Machines)...and I'd also buy it from the Apple Higher Education store via a friendly student (everyone must know a student)
Then you'll get around 15% off Apple retail price and 3yrs Applecare hardware warranty thrown in.
They no longer offer free apple care for students, however it is reduced at £48.

How long has this been in place? I bought a MBPr in August from apple HES and got 3yrs Hardware warranty for free.
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Hi, how did they match price after 4 months?i thought they price match only yoyo 28 days from purchase.
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Inflammatory comments aside, is this accurate? The website only says 2 years warranty included and the 3 year one is £99 extra.
When originally listed it was with a three year warranty. Unfortunately it would appear that it has now been reduced to two years.
True but having bought one 4 months ago for £999 with 3 yrs warranty, JL have given me £110 refund to price match Currys and the warranty remains. Result.
I just completed their online enquiry form and gave details of the original order. They honoured it.
Hi, how did they match price after 4 months?i thought they price match only yoyo 28 days from purchase.

Thanks

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Inflammatory comments aside, is this accurate? The website only says 2 years warranty included and the 3 year one is £99 extra.
When originally listed it was with a three year warranty. Unfortunately it would appear that it has now been reduced to two years.
True but having bought one 4 months ago for £999 with 3 yrs warranty, JL have given me £110 refund to price match Currys and the warranty remains. Result.
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is this the latest macbook from apple? is there a reason to buy it directly from apple instead? thanks
Yes this is the entry level latest MacBook Pro retina. Unless you have access to Unidays (uni student) you will have to pay £100 more from Apple and will have to pay for a warranty any longer than a year.
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RCwatchlist2012
Inflammatory comments aside, is this accurate? The website only says 2 years warranty included and the 3 year one is £99 extra.
When originally listed it was with a three year warranty. Unfortunately it would appear that it has now been reduced to two years.
True but having bought one 4 months ago for £999 with 3 yrs warranty, JL have given me £110 refund to price match Currys and the warranty remains. Result.
Great, can't say fairer than that! Good reason to buy from JL rather than Currys.
is this the latest macbook from apple? is there a reason to buy it directly from apple instead? thanks
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MacBook Pro Retina Display 2015 £899.00 @ Currys - other models on offer too

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OS X Intel® Core™ i5 processor Memory: 8 GB Graphics: Intel® Iris™ Hard drive: 128 GB SSD Screen size 13.3 2560 x 1600 pixels Weight 1.57kg - rodman
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The other really nice thing with Mac and the reason one of my friends bought one is that the default free software for photo and video editing is actually really good for 90% of people. Take the cost of Adobe off unless you are really serious and then compare to a PC. This laptop will do for 90% of people. Apart from converting video and gaming I can count on one hand the times I've really pushed either my quad core i7 PC or iMac or needed 16GB RAM.

Although I agree as love iPhoto and iMovie, if you're serious about editing then you'll want to connect this macbook up to a big screen.
Otherwise there's a lot of clever apps on tablets that can edit photos and videos without this expense. Many cameras themselves getting good enough at editing and uploading without the need for a computer.
Does anyone know how long this offer is valid for?
The other really nice thing with Mac and the reason one of my friends bought one is that the default free software for photo and video editing is actually really good for 90% of people. Take the cost of Adobe off unless you are really serious and then compare to a PC. This laptop will do for 90% of people. Apart from converting video and gaming I can count on one hand the times I've really pushed either my quad core i7 PC or iMac or needed 16GB RAM.
High end means **** all unless you need that kind of "power".
These hackintosh comments are just nonsense... I've setup 2 hackintosh laptops before and bought a EEE1000H because it is fully compatible... Then remembered I bought Macs so I didn't have to muck around with kexts etc... My macbook air 11 I bought 3 years ago (when they changed to haswell I think so get 9 hours really 5ish with power usage) is the favourite investment tech wise I've ever bought...acer revo 3610 and my Nexus 4 just edged out!

Edited By: cantonbean on Dec 05, 2015 12:49
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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MF839B/A, Core i5, 128GB, 8GB RAM, 13.3" £799.00 Zavi Outlet Ebay

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Cheapest price I have seen for this, even better than the last deal.
moreteavicar Avatar10m, 4d agoFound 10 months, 4 days ago60 Comments
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I ordered on Friday and received on Monday. No problems with delivery for me.
Mod - please change 'crumble' to 'Christmas' :(
Avoid!! Would be supprised if the people that ordered them receive before crumble anyway. I ordered one when they had the eBay £50 off £250 & I messaged them twice a day for 3 weeks and only got ONE dismissive reply in that time!! Had to open a resolution case in the end.
Interloper
loop
Can't believe they still sell them with that small a hard disc. Surely 256 should be the minimum by now??
Surface Pro 3 base model - 64Gb / 4Gb RAM
Surface 3 base model - 64Gb / 2Gb RAM
Surface Pro 4 base model - 128gb / 4Gb RAM
Surface Book base model - 128Gb / 8Gb RAM
So this has the same storage and RAM as the $1499 Surface Book (which will equate to at least approx £1200 when it eventually hits the UK) and higher specs than the comparably priced Surface Pro 3 and 4.
People will bash Apple for anything.
My 128gb model is loaded up with Adobe CC, Office 365, Dragon Dictate, tons of other programs and a Parallels VM with Windows 8.1 and still has 41Gb free.
This isn't Windows, you know, with endless redundant update files and an OS that bloats the living hell out of your SSD. Everything else (documents, photos, downloads etc) goes on a 128gb microSD in a concealed adapter.
Not sure why you've started going on about "Surface Pro" and I'm not bashing Apple I like and own their products I was just surprised that the base line model still has such a relatively small hard disc!
Interloper
loop
Can't believe they still sell them with that small a hard disc. Surely 256 should be the minimum by now??
Surface Pro 3 base model - 64Gb / 4Gb RAM
Surface 3 base model - 64Gb / 2Gb RAM
Surface Pro 4 base model - 128gb / 4Gb RAM
Surface Book base model - 128Gb / 8Gb RAM
So this has the same storage and RAM as the $1499 Surface Book (which will equate to at least approx £1200 when it eventually hits the UK) and higher specs than the comparably priced Surface Pro 3 and 4.
People will bash Apple for anything.
My 128gb model is loaded up with Adobe CC, Office 365, Dragon Dictate, tons of other programs and a Parallels VM with Windows 8.1 and still has 41Gb free.
This isn't Windows, you know, with endless redundant update files and an OS that bloats the living hell out of your SSD. Everything else (documents, photos, downloads etc) goes on a 128gb microSD in a concealed adapter.

Yeah that's the thing! I bought a Stream 11 to take to the gym and it's a lovely bit of kit for what it is (crap trackpad though) but there was 5gb free on windows 8 and 8 and 10 are better then 7 by about 10gb! My Mac is about 11gb for the OS....people always forget that with Mac....running VM get 256gb...for most users 128gb be fine!
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Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1 TB (Recertified) Portable External USB 3.0 £30.99 @ westerndigital store

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Whilst looking for a large sized USB stick device for my Mac Book Air, stumbled across this. I hope it's of use to someone! Now i prefer to use Seagate HDs with my Macs, as i dont have to reformat…
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You can format these to work on a PC instead of a MAC
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Cattle
Just a seemingly never ending supply of these recertified WD drives, I wonder how much data has been consigned to the digital void with these?
that is what concerns me on these
You can format these to work on a PC instead of a MAC

Edited By: 1Dude on Nov 10, 2015 17:30
This just reminds me why i dont bother posting on here any more...
slayermatt
samwants2save
why is this getting so cold??!
i thought it was a good deal
I think people are sick of this deal coming up every few weeks
Understood, but conversely for many people, it's a notification that it's back in stock.
I personally don't mind reposts of great deals...I've gotten many great deals after a restock reposts
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MacBooks £50 off with 2 Year Guarantee @ John Lewis - MacBook Pros from £949.00

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All MacBooks are £50 off at John Lewis with 2 Year Guarantees This is an excellent deal for anybody looking to buy a MacBook perhaps for Christmas and, of course, it comes with a free 2 Year Guaran…
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I'd like that new Macbook,but I can't justify paying so much money for one.
mikebo1
Yay, twice the price of an equivalent non-apple spec; idiot tax.


Only idiots say that
oliver885
I actually heard rumour of this after Christmas in Early 2016, around Spring. ;)


Ah that would be around March/April for the annual upgrade cycle ;)
mikebo1
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mikebo1
Yay, twice the price of an equivalent non-apple spec; idiot tax.
It's not just about the raw spec but also operating system, build quality and so much more. Compare like for like and you'll pay just as much for a Windows based PC and of course, you'll have to use Windows.
Nope, a windows PC with the same spec and the same "build quality" will be much cheaper.
You don't have to use Windows with non-apple products.

XPS 13, Lenovo X1 Carbon, HP Spectre x360....errr same price as a 13" Macbook pro retina (actually all slightly MORE expensive when specced the same)
I actually heard rumour of this after Christmas in Early 2016, around Spring. ;)
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Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch (i5, 2.5GHz, 4GB, 500GB, OS X Lion) £699.99 from Zavvi Ebay store

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The price has come back down now that the 20% off ebay promotion has ended! This is the non pro retina display but the last of the upgradeable models. Lots of opposing opinions expected!! Item s…
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Back at £699 ready for Christmas!!
Now back up to £999 (perhaps it was a bargain after all! ;) ) please expire
Link to the same deal a few days ago and the subsequent comments for those interested
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/apple-macbook-pro-13-inch-i5-2-5ghz-4gb-500gb-os-x-lion-699-99-delivered-zavvi-ebay-2302110
Apple still sell this model for £899 and this listing is the cheapest it can be found currently.
Added to this that many still prefer this model because it does not have the glued in components that the 'newer' models now have (making it upgradeable where the 2015 models aren't)

Edited By: Baccus on Oct 27, 2015 18:31
I really do like me apples, we've got a house full of them and this is a good machine.
But; this is still only about £150 cheaper than it was available for new, a whole three years ago. It should be cheaper.
I'm abstaining.
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Any idea when the new model will be out? Is it worth waiting?
Panic over :)

Yep price has gone back up now so unlucky to those who missed it :\
Price has gone up to £999.99
Received mine too, happy now!
Received mine today as well. Also well packaged and all sealed.

Happy days! Don't feel so guilty at £725 instead of £1k :p
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APPLE MACBOOK PRO 13 INCH (I5, 2.5GHZ, 4GB, 500GB, OS X LION) £699.99 Delivered @ Zavvi eBay outlet

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I have always been an apple fan even thought prices are high but can you get this model cheaper anywhere else new?
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tony3
This can take 16GB which may cost £60-70 from third parties but the issue is that this is still a 2012 laptop. I love OSX but even lean OSX will start to feel a little tired on this hardware soon.
You can plug in a 2.5 inch SSD also but you will bottleneck at about 500MB/s. The latest, less upgradable laptops are now coming with the M.2 SSD's running at 1200MB/s.
This was still a great laptop for it's time but it's time has passed. (I'm typing this on one :-) )
- tonymac

OK, fair points, but where can I get a NEW Macbook that can still run the latest OSX reasonably well for under £700? I'm actually asking the question, it's not rhetorical, I need a new laptop and have a budget of £660-ish, and it should be as well built as a Macbook Pro, with useful touches such as the safemag AC connector that ensures I don't ruin the powercord OR the laptop's AC socket (traditionally both of these have ALWAYS been weak chains in the laptop link that both lead to catastrophic failure, either of the board the socket is soldered onto or ruining the expensive battery when it cuts out many times a day - even just havjng to replace the power adapter at £25+ a go is a problem) AND more useful new stuff like Thunderbolt? Where can I get that for £660? (I have a £30 voucher and saw a seller doing these for £690 with 10.10 Yosemite) Can anyone beat that before I pull the trigger? Please don't be shy!
I was looking at those aluminium Dell ones that cost almost as much as the Pro, but they still aren't anywhere near perfect, with more failings than the Mac, so what do I do??
Will upgrade to 10.11 fine and not a bad price considering its apple... Still... It's apple
Garagorn
Thanks OP. However, an alternative might be "Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MF839B/A, Core i5, 128GB, 8GB RAM, 13.3" for £817.45. This is a 2015 model also on Zavvi EBay outlet. Not a brilliant price, but more laptop for your money...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301763019910?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Already posted as a good deal on here...

being offloaded due to 'staingate'?
http://www.macrumors.com/2015/03/16/retina-macbook-pro-stained-coating/

Edited By: Gold Feet on Oct 18, 2015 20:16
MadonnaProject
goliath
MadonnaProject
the gooner
dark_shadow
£700 for a laptop with 4GB of RAM? Is this a joke?
Depends on what you want from a laptop. I prefer spending big on something that will last me years rather than upgrading every couple of years when my laptop lets me down. Since I switched to macbook the difference in quality is clear, even if I did have to spend big.
You know, I gotta say. people like you keep chaitng the mantra "something that will last me years". Just what exactly do you mean by this? How will a windows laptop that has arguably the same or better specs from 2012 not last longer? What do you think happens to non apple machines? Do they spontaneously combust? Do they develop cracks on them over time? Do they radiate so over the years they run out of atoms and what's leftover is just half a laptop? This logic just baffles me.
Any laptop, unless misused, from a specific time will last just as long as the other. This seems truer for macs as well, all you can do on them in most cases is watch youtube, browse the internet and send emails. Also when I say watch youtube, obviously I mean tread carefully on 1440P and 4K videos as macs don't seem to have a taste for flash.
Don't get me wrong, I have about 9 macs but really (and I am not criticising the merit of the bloody machine) but this reasoning apple-defenders have completely eludes me. It's like we all know you're trying to say "look, I would rather pay more for a prettier machine which will be shinier longer" but why you put on this facade of utter BS is anyone's guess.
I bought an iMac G4 ( the white half-domed one with floating screen) in 2002 and it is still in daily use 13 years later- it has never given me a problem. Nowadays it is relegated to just being my music jukebox. It looked great back in the day and it still looks great in my front room.
It did at one point have 8years+ as the recorded system uptime- until one of my friends used it whilst I was out and shut it down completely and pulled the plug out- because he'd always done that with his Dell. Whereas
my flat mate and I only ever put it to sleep- still wakes up and is useable within a second or so from sleep

Yeah we have two of those. One 15 inch and the other 17 inch. The only thing good about those disasters is the screen on the 17 inch was good for its time. Which is the thing with SOME macs, the screens are lovely. However I don't know if it is me doing something wrong but these old macs do not take either leopard or lion and you have to bypass some stuff to install the OS. Once you do, you cannot even run youtube videos on it. If your's is on an OS that's almost 10 years old and you're able to do stuff with it that's fantastic. However do remember what you said, this machine is being regulated as a music player. Well, I'm sorry but a cheap 20 quid chinese player can play music files. Also the thing about your friend unplugging the computer to shut it down is just one of those "old generation things". It has nothing to do with the facility apple has given you. My first computer in 1994 needed switching off when windows 95 said it is safe to shut down. All the computers after that actually had an option where they powered down (and up) on the press of a key.


​I think Goliath was simply making a point that it's still running fine after such a long period of time rather than bragging about it. The shutdown thing was just explaining why the 8 year system uptime came to an end, not showing off Apple 'magic'.

The G4's do take leopard depending on processor speed (I think greater than 867Mhz) but there is a way like you say of getting around it. You can't upgrade to Snow Leopard or Lion because of the move to Intel processors.

The YouTube issue I believe was due to flash. Not sure how they are now that it's all html5 (think) but I always used mactubes - not perfect but it did work to a certain degree.

I have a G5 that I still use occasionally and it still works fine, TenFourFox for browsing works great.

As for the deal itself, I think it's a lot of money to pay for the machine but it doesn't mean the machine isn't any good.
Thanks OP. However, an alternative might be "Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MF839B/A, Core i5, 128GB, 8GB RAM, 13.3" for £817.45. This is a 2015 model also on Zavvi EBay outlet. Not a brilliant price, but more laptop for your money...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301763019910?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Already posted as a good deal on here...

Edited By: Garagorn on Oct 17, 2015 23:35: .
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A faily good price for a brand new 2015 Macbook Pro Retina (compared with other stores) Agreed, it's bottom of the Macbook Pro range with only 128GB SSD, and it's an Apple - but I couldn't find a c…
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On Monday zavvi put the price up to £999 and back down to £817 on the same day so it fluctuates a fair amount.
Silly really only one person fell for the price change...
itsdavidjones1984
cruisecars
now at £899 cheeky sods !
​blatantly done this because of the 20% off code where you can save £50 max. I messaged them. I was adding it to my basket to buy then boom, £899

Yeah thats right i would order direct via apple dont give your money to them mugs
cruisecars
now at £899 cheeky sods !


​blatantly done this because of the 20% off code where you can save £50 max. I messaged them. I was adding it to my basket to buy then boom, £899
Price has shot up to £899 now