Cheap MacBook Pro Deals Online Sale » best price at HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

MacBook Pro Deals

123
-248

Macbook Pro 2015 13.3 128gb £1,049.00 John Lewis

8
£1049.00 @ John Lewis
2015 Macbook Pro- 13.3 128gb model with 3 year warranty John Lewis Read More
2015 Macbook Pro- 13.3 128gb model with 3 year warranty John Lewis
rbs100 Avatar2w, 15h agoFound 2 weeks, 15 hours ago8 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
cantonbean
BagABargain78
cantonbean
Much better to get it from Apple refurbished at the moment


Why?


£889 so a lot cheaper. JL warranty is good but I'd rather have £160 in hand.


Why not just say it's CHEAPER to get it from apple then?
oliver885
Hardawan
I have a feeling its may get a little cold out there
Yes, I agree. To be fair, it was retailing at £999 when Apple first released it (before their price rises).


Some time deals like this is good to keep the climate cool until Donald trump turn finishes in office :P
BagABargain78
cantonbean
Much better to get it from Apple refurbished at the moment


Why?


£889 so a lot cheaper. JL warranty is good but I'd rather have £160 in hand.
Hardawan
I have a feeling its may get a little cold out there
Yes, I agree. To be fair, it was retailing at £999 when Apple first released it (before their price rises).
cantonbean
Much better to get it from Apple refurbished at the moment


Why?
-265

REFURBISHED 2012 Macbook Pro (2012) i5 2.5GHz 13" (£411.99 @ Music Magpie) w/ 12 Months Warranty

16
£411.99 @ Music Magpie
REFURBISHED - GOOD. 12 Months Warranty and 14 day returns policy if unhappy on arrival. The inside story. And the outside story, too. With its durable unibody enclosure, LED-backlit display, and… Read More
REFURBISHED - GOOD. 12 Months Warranty and 14 day returns policy if unhappy on arrival. The inside story. And the outside story, too. With its durable unibody enclosure, LED-backlit display, and…
ElectroDragon8 Avatar1m, 6d agoFound 1 month, 6 days ago16 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
plath
5 year old refurbished computer for £400 hahahahaha
you need putting in a laughing academy
It might be 6 months old...2012 was the original launch year.
I've got one of these and the only 2 downsides are the screen resolution and the GPU. I've added 16GB RAM and a 512 SSD. You can even swap out the CD drive and have a RAID SSD at about 1200 MB/s. I haven't bothered as quite like still having a CD drive. Benchmark wise you'd be surprised. I've been running geekbench a lot and unless you go quad core the score on this is nearly the same as most skylake processors I own (no kabylake to test). Yes you can buy a more speced up system but it won't have this build quality.
5 year old refurbished computer for £400 hahahahaha

you need putting in a laughing academy



Edited By: plath on May 17, 2017 08:06
ranjb
hi in this model can you install your own SSD drive and not the pci flash version of the drive?
Yes. This model uses a standard 2.5" drive . Wouldn't be my mbp of choice but actually despite all the negative comments as used Mac pricing goes it's not a bad price really

Edited By: Uridium on May 17, 2017 07:45
ranjb
hi in this model can you install your own SSD drive and not the pci flash version of the drive?

Yes mate, drive and RAM very easily upgradeable on the A1278/Mid-2012 onwards model.
-7Expired

£100 off Marked Price On 13" MacBook Pro with voucher @ PC World

£0.00 @ PC World
Instructions:Enter the code @ the Checkout..  
Add Comment
alphamike Avatar2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks ago / expired 4 Apr 174 April 2017Add Comment
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
82

APPLE 85W MagSafe Power Adapter for 15- and 17-Inch MacBook Pros £62.05 + £3.49 delivery BT Shop £64.99

11
£64.99 @ BT Shop
Cheapest deal online! BT online are selling the cheapest genuine APPLE 85W MagSafe Power Adapter for 15- and 17-Inch MacBook Pros. BT are a authorised Apple Reseller. Apple, John Lewis, Currys etc a… Read More
Cheapest deal online! BT online are selling the cheapest genuine APPLE 85W MagSafe Power Adapter for 15- and 17-Inch MacBook Pros. BT are a authorised Apple Reseller. Apple, John Lewis, Currys etc a…
sophieeeee09 Avatar3m, 22h agoFound 3 months, 22 hours ago11 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
sophieeeee09
foggy
Well it arrived, with a two pronged european plug on it ;)
Mine arrived this morning too! It didn't even say that online before ordering, but luckily I still have the uk adapter from my broken charger. I might contact BT anyway.

I rang them this morning. They said they will try and find correct product or will refund if not.
foggy
Well it arrived, with a two pronged european plug on it ;)

Mine arrived this morning too! It didn't even say that online before ordering, but luckily I still have the uk adapter from my broken charger. I might contact BT anyway.
Well it arrived, with a two pronged european plug on it ;)
That's the **** power adapter I ever had. I got MBP from employer and will never spend a penny on this brand myself.
DanB89
Chuffing hell... £63 for a blooming power cable!


Exactly what I thought.... It would be expensive at half that price too!
-83

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 10% off £1,299.00 @ Groupon

24
£1299.00 @ Groupon
Limited offer on the new MacBook Pro 13" bringing it down to a still ridiculous £1299. Good price if you're in the market for one though. 10% TCB Too apparently!! This obviously isn't a cold dea… Read More
Limited offer on the new MacBook Pro 13" bringing it down to a still ridiculous £1299. Good price if you're in the market for one though. 10% TCB Too apparently!! This obviously isn't a cold dea…
marmaluke Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago24 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
When are we gonna get a nice deal for a 15" macbook? I'm in the market.
There's a few on apple refurbished for 1179 at the moment. Basically like new for other refurbished kit I've bought.
KERMITZBITZ
VOTED HOT.. I cannot see it cheaper elsewhere...also 10% TCB as well so turns into a very tempting deal.

great spot!
VOTED HOT.. I cannot see it cheaper elsewhere...also 10% TCB as well so turns into a very tempting deal.
-174

MacBook Pro 2015 - £900.00 with 3 Year Guarantee (RRP for £1,249.99) - John Lewis/Waitrose

28
£900.00 @ John Lewis
Just popped into the John Lewis store, they had a MacBook Pro for £949, the manager gave me an extra 5% off of the Mac and a free £25 case, just to de stock too. Along with the 3 year guarantee John L… Read More
Just popped into the John Lewis store, they had a MacBook Pro for £949, the manager gave me an extra 5% off of the Mac and a free £25 case, just to de stock too. Along with the 3 year guarantee John L…
luk3taylor Avatar4m, 3d agoFound 4 months, 3 days ago28 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
product code please?
luk3taylor
hello112
luk3taylor
pansywhacker
Unfortunately no shifting from 1149 in my local JL
Yeah, the only reason they were selling is because they were trying to de-stock
Worth a try though I suppose
could you please upload the product label image on a comment because the thumbnail is not that clear.
I want to show it to the John Lewis store to see if they can lower it to that price.
i called a few places , even the The Southend Waitrose/ JL and they said the price is £1149 and the £949 must have been a returned one or ex-display.
I don't think it's worth it to be honest, I can upload the receipt as proof that I got it cheap, but it was only because they could not reorder the model, therefore they were destocking


So its just gas talk you've done. Nothing like that after all ha!?

Well upload it so those after it can chase it if there are any to be chased
hello112
luk3taylor
pansywhacker
Unfortunately no shifting from 1149 in my local JL
Yeah, the only reason they were selling is because they were trying to de-stock
Worth a try though I suppose

could you please upload the product label image on a comment because the thumbnail is not that clear.

I want to show it to the John Lewis store to see if they can lower it to that price.

i called a few places , even the The Southend Waitrose/ JL and they said the price is £1149 and the £949 must have been a returned one or ex-display.



I don't think it's worth it to be honest, I can upload the receipt as proof that I got it cheap, but it was only because they could not reorder the model, therefore they were destocking
hello112
luk3taylor
pansywhacker
Unfortunately no shifting from 1149 in my local JL
Yeah, the only reason they were selling is because they were trying to de-stock
Worth a try though I suppose

could you please upload the product label image on a comment because the thumbnail is not that clear.

I want to show it to the John Lewis store to see if they can lower it to that price.

i called a few places , even the The Southend Waitrose/ JL and they said the price is £1149 and the £949 must have been a returned one or ex-display.



Yeah, I they were only selling at that price as it was a pre brexit price, not a display model or anything, it was one of three left in stock I believe, therefore it was lowered

It was brand new, not a display model
Are you sure? Whats the stock number on the receipt? Starts with 860 apparently and 5 digits after that so I can get one too
-53

Free 3 Year Guarantee on iPad Pro and all Mac at John Lewis

0
£0.00 @ John Lewis
Free 3 Year Guarantee at John Lewis on ALL iPad Pro and Mac Apple offer 1 Year and other Electrical retailers offer 2... Seems like a good deal, especially with the increases in price! Also seem… Read More
Free 3 Year Guarantee at John Lewis on ALL iPad Pro and Mac Apple offer 1 Year and other Electrical retailers offer 2... Seems like a good deal, especially with the increases in price! Also seem…
Holgatemj Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks agoAdd Comment
-259

MacBook Pro 13-in with Touch Bar (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD - 2016 - £1,574.10 @ Amazon

24
£1574.10 @ Amazon
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Laptop with Touch Bar (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 550, OS X 10.12 Sierra) - Space Grey - 2016 - MLH12B/A - UK Keyboard First post so let me k… Read More
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Laptop with Touch Bar (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 550, OS X 10.12 Sierra) - Space Grey - 2016 - MLH12B/A - UK Keyboard First post so let me k…
duggie1982 Avatar5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago24 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Themadcow
Will be interesting to see how Apples sales hold up in 2017. The feeling is that they have hit a wall, but the combination of iPhone and Mac is incredibly hard to break out of once you're in the Ecosystem. It's a good laptop but at least £500 overpriced.
I think people are starting to realise the same about iPhone as well. I don't mind my work iPhone but it's really not as good as my personal Android phone from 2yrs ago.
It's not even a good laptop. Keyboard is sub-par. SSD is integrated into the motherboard (making data recovery very difficult). Battery life is nowhere near 10 hours. Battery is permanently glued in, making machine impossible to recycle (even by Apple). It's dongle heaven, even if you own all other Apple Products+No MagSafe. Upgradability is zero. Minute changes between designs means third party parts and repairs are almost non-existent without using a donor machine. Touchbar is a nonsense for touch typists. Applecare is a must.

It's pretty much designed as a sealed up device with a 4 year shelf life, to be then replaced. If that meets the requirements fine, but that generally means you're not paying for it, a business is. If you drop it/spill a coffee on it, it's pretty much landfill or an expensive repair. Don't expect to get your data back from the machine itself.

You'll need a continuous backup system in place, as there are no second chances with this laptop.

It's not a good Laptop design at all. Apple know they have been caught out, hence the price reduction.
If this current design even lasts a year, before its replaced. I'll be surprised.
Apple have got this one wrong.
I'm an Apple user too, I like macOS, El Capitan is my preference, it's leaner than Sierra.

Edited By: tightar5e on Jan 15, 2017 15:10: .
stringyb92
MeneerSmith
danielUK84
totally ridiculous, who the hell is buying these.
People with more money than sense?
I find it difficult to understand how people on this site, who are money concious in the extreme, can suddenly lose their good sense when it comes to Apple.
Are people not able to buy a premium product at a slightly cheaper price? Not everyone wants to buy an Acer, Medion or MSI laptops just of the value.
People who buy into Apple know they are buying in a premium product/brand are happy doing so! If they want to spend upwards to £3000 on a Macbook pro, good on them i say!

Thanks for proving my point for me.
A true polished turd and a turd that commands a price which beggars belief.
MeneerSmith
danielUK84
totally ridiculous, who the hell is buying these.
People with more money than sense?
I find it difficult to understand how people on this site, who are money concious in the extreme, can suddenly lose their good sense when it comes to Apple.

Are people not able to buy a premium product at a slightly cheaper price? Not everyone wants to buy an Acer, Medion or MSI laptops just of the value.

People who buy into Apple know they are buying in a premium product/brand are happy doing so! If they want to spend upwards to £3000 on a Macbook pro, good on them i say!
danielUK84
totally ridiculous, who the hell is buying these.

People with more money than sense?

I find it difficult to understand how people on this site, who are money concious in the extreme, can suddenly lose their good sense when it comes to Apple.
78

MacBook pro 2nd generation i5 - £699.91 instore @ Currys/PC World

11
£699.91 @ Currys
This deal I have Seen in Currys/PcWorld mega store in Wednesbury. If anyone interested to buy cheap mac. This is great deal. I don't have anymore pics of laptop. But you can see it's MacBook pro i5 2n… Read More
This deal I have Seen in Currys/PcWorld mega store in Wednesbury. If anyone interested to buy cheap mac. This is great deal. I don't have anymore pics of laptop. But you can see it's MacBook pro i5 2n…
viki_46 Avatar5m, 2w agoFound 5 months, 2 weeks ago11 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
cj41
Theres a claim 10% back promotion on too.

Where?
2nd gen i5 for 700 jesus!
imdurc
Uridium
verysleepy
Redundant tat
why do Apple products always come under spec'd ?????
ermm because this is PC world clearing out a 5 yr old design and spec laptop...
when apple actually released this it WAS current spec...blame the retailer
And yet, Apple still release fairly low spec'd machines at very high prices.


But you arguably get a better user experience with mac than any Windows laptop, and that is what you are paying the extra for
Uridium
verysleepy
Redundant tat
why do Apple products always come under spec'd ?????

ermm because this is PC world clearing out a 5 yr old design and spec laptop...

when apple actually released this it WAS current spec...blame the retailer


And yet, Apple still release fairly low spec'd machines at very high prices.
verysleepy
Redundant tat
why do Apple products always come under spec'd ?????

ermm because this is PC world clearing out a 5 yr old design and spec laptop...

when apple actually released this it WAS current spec...blame the retailer
-306

2016 13" MacBook Pro - (11% Quidco Cashback Only £1180) - £1,299.00 @ Currys

27
£1299.00 @ Currys
New 2016 13" MacBook Pro, currently selling at £1299 at Currys which is already £150 less than Apple Store price. Quidco currently offering 11% off all purchases pre-vat saving a further £119. Th… Read More
New 2016 13" MacBook Pro, currently selling at £1299 at Currys which is already £150 less than Apple Store price. Quidco currently offering 11% off all purchases pre-vat saving a further £119. Th…
jimbob2010 Avatar5m, 2w agoFound 5 months, 2 weeks ago27 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Urzrkymn
Would have probably gone for this had I seen it. Unfortunately the small minded proletariat who balk at spending more than £300 on a laptop voted it cold, completely defeating the purpose of this website.


Regardless the search function still works
Would have probably gone for this had I seen it. Unfortunately the small minded proletariat who balk at spending more than £300 on a laptop voted it cold, completely defeating the purpose of this website.
wish i was on this before i decided to get one yesterday :(
Looks like the quidco has ended? And tcb aren't too high either today. I voted you hot yesterday though, great deal despite the haters!
where is the 11% quidco comes from? Cant see it anywhere.
-270

Apple MACBOOK Pro 13.3" with TouchBar versions £200 off + 2 yr JL warranty £1,549.00 @ John Lewis

33
£1549.00 @ John Lewis
Get the latest Apple Macbook Pro 13.3" retina (late 2016) model with the new touch bar feature, touch ID and two additional thunderbolt ports, 2.9 GHz processor and upgraded intel Iris graphics to 550… Read More
Get the latest Apple Macbook Pro 13.3" retina (late 2016) model with the new touch bar feature, touch ID and two additional thunderbolt ports, 2.9 GHz processor and upgraded intel Iris graphics to 550…
redcastle Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago33 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
adamski8080
cabstar
adamski8080
cabstar
fish323
Discounting already? These clearly aren't selling like hot cakes.
They outsold every laptop manufacture this year in the first five days of sale. Probably just a currency realignment
No... Just a pile of lemmings looking for the next half eaten Apple icon to show their shallow half wit friends.
What a stupid comment, I posted a fact and then you add your stupid illogical thoughts in it.
I have ran both iOS and Windows machines for years. All this chat knocking about in here about Windows 10 running poorly is nonsense. I build Windows Desktop machines for use in my company and repair them regularly for people who lack the basic skillset to install the OS cleanly etc.. Some basic understanding of Installation helps when using or maintaining a Windows machine. The Apple device is more novice friendly to use. With modern Windows machines running 7th Gen I processors and solid state drives the performance difference vs IOS is negligible. Windows 10 is the best OS they have ever offered and I beta tested it from its infancy. I have repaired defective IOS devices for friends who have complained that the OS doesn't run as well as it used to. I tend to agree. When Jobs ran the ship the issues were minimal. Recent issues with Apple across various devices include failed updates, hideously poor battery life, denial by Apple that issues exist (such as better meter delete on Macbook Pro devices hardly scream perfection to me. I use a Dell XPS 15 for work which runs SSD and 7th Gen i7 processors which is one of the best devices I have ever used, Macbook Pro included. The days of Apple users screaming about windows devices failing or becoming unusable after 5 years is nonsense now that they run hardware comparable or better than the Apple equivalents. My comments stand. The majority of people buy Apple devices to be seen using the "in product". The rest of us use Windows.

Wow you call people lemmings for using half eaten apple products then justify yourself by using a dell xps. I sold my last dell laptop to buy a MBP and have never regretted it. As a photographer I need reliability and a screen I can trust for image colour accuracy and the Mac system does that. We're not all fan boy so you know some of us buy the tools needed to do a job and windows is not an OS to run my business on ;-)
People saying it's an outdated processor want to check their facts. These are higher TDP processors, and the Kaby Lake equivalents were not released when the machine was launched.

The i5 in the MBP is faster than the i7 in the Surface Pro 4 for example.

They are expensive though, and the discounts reflect that. But you've always been able to get discounts on Macs, it's iPhones and iPads where you can barely get a penny off
adamski8080

I have ran both iOS and Windows machines for years.
You'd have hoped by now that you'd have known it is called OS-X or more recently MacOS then? ;)
cabstar
adamski8080
cabstar
fish323
Discounting already? These clearly aren't selling like hot cakes.
They outsold every laptop manufacture this year in the first five days of sale. Probably just a currency realignment
No... Just a pile of lemmings looking for the next half eaten Apple icon to show their shallow half wit friends.
What a stupid comment, I posted a fact and then you add your stupid illogical thoughts in it.


I have ran both iOS and Windows machines for years. All this chat knocking about in here about Windows 10 running poorly is nonsense. I build Windows Desktop machines for use in my company and repair them regularly for people who lack the basic skillset to install the OS cleanly etc.. Some basic understanding of Installation helps when using or maintaining a Windows machine. The Apple device is more novice friendly to use. With modern Windows machines running 7th Gen I processors and solid state drives the performance difference vs IOS is negligible. Windows 10 is the best OS they have ever offered and I beta tested it from its infancy. I have repaired defective IOS devices for friends who have complained that the OS doesn't run as well as it used to. I tend to agree. When Jobs ran the ship the issues were minimal. Recent issues with Apple across various devices include failed updates, hideously poor battery life, denial by Apple that issues exist (such as better meter delete on Macbook Pro devices hardly scream perfection to me. I use a Dell XPS 15 for work which runs SSD and 7th Gen i7 processors which is one of the best devices I have ever used, Macbook Pro included. The days of Apple users screaming about windows devices failing or becoming unusable after 5 years is nonsense now that they run hardware comparable or better than the Apple equivalents. My comments stand. The majority of people buy Apple devices to be seen using the "in product". The rest of us use Windows.

Edited By: adamski8080 on Dec 26, 2016 22:47: correction
adamski8080
cabstar
fish323
Discounting already? These clearly aren't selling like hot cakes.
They outsold every laptop manufacture this year in the first five days of sale. Probably just a currency realignment
No... Just a pile of lemmings looking for the next half eaten Apple icon to show their shallow half wit friends.
What a stupid comment, I posted a fact and then you add your stupid illogical thoughts in it.
-452

Refurbished Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB Flash Storage, 15.4" at John Lewis for £1,499.00

98
£1499.00 @ John Lewis
It is the old model and refurbished but considering the Core i7 processor, dual graphic cards, 16Gb of RAM, 512GB SSD and a 3 year guarantee seems like a good deal if you need that sort of power. Read More
It is the old model and refurbished but considering the Core i7 processor, dual graphic cards, 16Gb of RAM, 512GB SSD and a 3 year guarantee seems like a good deal if you need that sort of power.
andewk Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago98 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
JL game me a replacement for the mac, but the replacement turned out to be the same 2014 model. Finally returned the exchanged one for a refund and going to get my money back in arounda a week. TBH, I might just buy the Dell XPS 15, they're going to release a new one sometime this month, meaning the price of the current model will go down. As a student, the current XPS 15 is more than powerful, and it has the smallest bezel on a laptop.
Thanks for comments re dilemma on whether to keep the 2014 MBP and suggestions of alternatives. for those like me interested in seeing how this model might compare to others i found the everymac comparison tool very useful. for instance comparing this to 8gb 2015 and 2016 models which you might be able to get to for similar money shows that the 2014 outperforms across all the geek bench scores (sometime marginally, sometimes significantly). i'm not clued up enough to interpret individual scores but it gives a sense of how the power of the computer compares, and it seems to compare well.


http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-comparison-chart/?compare=all-intel-macs&highlight=0&prod1=MacBookPro086
I personally would have kept it at £1400 but I decided to return it and bought the 2016 15" Radeon 450 model and for me the extra £600 was worth it for all the upgrades over a 2014 model and for something I expect to last me 7-8 years.

Apple use new unibody and battery, you can check the health of it in settings, it should only have a few cycles from testing. You get Apple 1 year warranty anyway.
GeorgeMac15
Like others I spotted this on Xmas eve, thought it looked a bargain and ordered it, assuming it was the outgoing 2015 model. The first I realised it wasn't was when John Lewis rang to say it wasn't as described. Fair play to John Lewis, in my instance they came clean of their own volition and offered me full refund or £100 price reduction to £1399.
I'm now in a dilemma about what to do- do I keep it or look for a deal on a newer macbook, which seem to be few and far between. The equivalent refurbed 2015 model from apple is nearly £1900 and only has 1 not 3 year warranty. Against that the 2014 model looks good value still. From what I can gather, the ram and processor are identical. The differences are lack of force touch track pad (for me not a deal breaker), poorer graphics (probably only critical for gaming?) and a slower (albeit still quick) ssd hard drive. I also have a concern that the battery may not be in great condition if it's older, but John Lewis assured me that it's covered under their warranty (orally not in writing).
I'm not planning on terribly demanding use for the laptop, mostly web browsing, ms office and a little bit of video and photo editing. So I realise that this model would be fine for that, as would a newer or cheaper 13" model. But I do want something with a bit of spec in reserve so it's future proof- especially so as things like a mid life ram upgrade are no longer possible. Its to replace a slowing 2010 MacBook Pro and ideally I'd like the next one to last even longer. Also not too keen on the 2016 models' price and lack of USB, sd slot etc. And I'd like to feel I'm getting a good deal- i.e. Not paying list price!
My gut instinct is that I'll probably struggle to get a better value deal than this, even if it's not as good as first advertised. But I'd welcome thoughts and advice please!

Get an NUS discount card, can be done for about £30 - see other threads on HUKD, then buy a brand new 2015 model direct from apple with 3 yr applecare, or even the newest model with 3 yr applecare. Some examples below with various spec

https://s27.postimg.org/urjn6tejn/Screen_Shot_2017_01_05_at_21_32_51.png

https://s23.postimg.org/sb0vdonaz/Screen_Shot_2017_01_05_at_21_37_50.png

https://s24.postimg.org/wy8145jw5/Screen_Shot_2017_01_05_at_21_39_33.png


Edited By: paul.jacobs on Jan 05, 2017 21:42: more info
Just remember NOT to touch the screen or let the keyboard press against it:

http://www.staingate.org
-109

Thule EnRoute Mosey Daypack for 15 inch MacBook Pro and iPad - Purple £36.31 (RPP £69) on Amazon

0
£36.31 @ Amazon
Decent daypack, 4 stars out of 5. Read More
Decent daypack, 4 stars out of 5.
slu_go Avatar6m, 11h agoFound 6 months, 11 hours agoAdd Comment
19Expired

£50 off Macbook Pro with voucher @ Currys

£0.00 @ Currys
Instructions:Enter the code at the checkout when Buy the Mac Book Pro  
Add Comment
alphamike Avatar6m, 5d agoFound 6 months, 5 days ago / expired 20 Dec 1620 December 2016Add Comment
10Expired

£50 off Mac Book Pro with voucher @ PC World

£0.00 @ PC World
Instructions:Enter the code at the checkout.  
Add Comment
alphamike Avatar6m, 5d agoFound 6 months, 5 days ago / expired 20 Dec 1620 December 2016Add Comment
-298

10% off - APPLE MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar - Space Grey @ Currys. Save £235! £2,114.00

36
£2114.00 @ Currys
APPLE MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar - Space Grey - save £235 on the above MacBook Pro. This 10% cash back offer is applicable on ALL Apple Macs at Currys! Specs: MacOS Intel… Read More
APPLE MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar - Space Grey - save £235 on the above MacBook Pro. This 10% cash back offer is applicable on ALL Apple Macs at Currys! Specs: MacOS Intel…
jennislattery Avatar6m, 2w agoFound 6 months, 2 weeks ago36 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
dheydl
jennislattery
dheydl
Blown speakers, battery issues galore and failing graphics chips already. Don't fancy beta testing the new range for Apple given the gremlins already uncovered.

Need to can this Autmn's offerings and start again.

Do you have a link to a news article stating this or are these random assertions based on an alternative reality? I've never heard of this in any Apple release. That's an edge they have over the likes of Samsung.

Have a read of Apple's forums, Macrumors or indeed any Mac news site. Not exactly a secret that these new MacBooks have more than their fair share of problems. That you haven't heard of any problems with Apple hardware before, particularly the flakey 2011 range, strains credulity. You might want to ask yourself why Apple has had to implement many recall programs or weren't you aware of those either?

I am a Mac customer since the 1990s and do not view Apple through the rose-tinted spectacles that others seem to have.




Sure, every product has recalls. I've been using Apple Macs since early 2000's and only remember one MBP battery recall, due to overheating issues.
jennislattery
dheydl
Blown speakers, battery issues galore and failing graphics chips already. Don't fancy beta testing the new range for Apple given the gremlins already uncovered.

Need to can this Autmn's offerings and start again.

Do you have a link to a news article stating this or are these random assertions based on an alternative reality? I've never heard of this in any Apple release. That's an edge they have over the likes of Samsung.

Have a read of Apple's forums, Macrumors or indeed any Mac news site. Not exactly a secret that these new MacBooks have more than their fair share of problems. That you haven't heard of any problems with Apple hardware before, particularly the flakey 2011 range, strains credulity. You might want to ask yourself why Apple has had to implement many recall programs or weren't you aware of those either?

I am a Mac customer since the 1990s and do not view Apple through the rose-tinted spectacles that others seem to have.



Edited By: dheydl on Dec 04, 2016 19:55
Heat added first comment reader on here for years to easy to post image with rip off it's cheaper then apples site if it helps some save a few quid that was going to buy it it a positive also look at John Lewis they are offfering 3 years free cover and price match krcs do the 3 years also and had some great deals last week on these didn't post :p
my last mbp was mid 2010 model and still going strong...I have looked for a new macbook and tbh, they are not up to snuff nowadays for the prices they want
-196

Deal expired! Macbook Pro 13" (2015) £999.00 @ Currys PC World and Amazon

8
£999.00 @ PC World
WINTER IS COMING! £100 off most macbook till midnight today, bring the price down from £1099 :( Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display (2015). Not a price everyone would want to pay but those who n… Read More
WINTER IS COMING! £100 off most macbook till midnight today, bring the price down from £1099 :( Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display (2015). Not a price everyone would want to pay but those who n…
Everything2anything Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago8 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Everything2anything
[quote=Alieus]
I really hate Apple they increased the prices by £200+ recently :(

On the new models compared with the old, yup. What was galling was that Apple saw fit to adjust the exchange rate on the older models so that the £ price matched the current $ price but didn't account for any steep fall in production cost of older tech. Even the 3 year old Mac Pro that has never had any update went up £500. The price of this item should have fallen both in the US and the UK, even after the Brexit slump.

The worst thing is that refurbished items sold on Apple's store are now discounted from the new increased prices so that a refurb of this MacBook Pro that originally cost £999 is now more expensive as the refurb discount from £1249 (Apple's new price) is less than the price rise from £999.
Alieus
This is a decent discount but again its a MAC to many on here just vote cold as soon as they see the word Apple, MacBook etc in titles but happy to run around with their iPhones on £50 a month contracts...

What I wouldn't recommend is the scandalous trade in they offer people when bringing in a MacBook maybe worth £800 - £1000 on eBay, they offer you £200 - £350 or something crazy, scary thought the clueless people that take up those trade ins they offer on Macs.


I really hate Apple they increased the prices by £200+ recently :(
I know lol also available at Amazon... should get some amazon lovers vote :D
I prefer my macbook without a rat in my display.
This is a decent discount but again its a MAC to many on here just vote cold as soon as they see the word Apple, MacBook etc in titles but happy to run around with their iPhones on £50 a month contracts...

What I wouldn't recommend is the scandalous trade in they offer people when bringing in a MacBook maybe worth £800 - £1000 on eBay, they offer you £200 - £350 or something crazy, scary thought the clueless people that take up those trade ins they offer on Macs.
-136

MacBook Pro 2015 - £889.99 via Amazon

3
£889.99 @ Amazon
Amazon's Bizo is selling apple's 2015 MacBook Pro for £849.99 Read More
Amazon's Bizo is selling apple's 2015 MacBook Pro for £849.99
jacobgriffin2000 Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago3 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Pity this is one of the last old price one, i have a Mac book Air and just love it, still love it after 3 years
-18 degree but all 6 went in minutes. I decided to pass because of the outdated processor but good heads up.
Looks like they've all gone :-(
48

Mac Book Pro 13 inch 8gb 128 (2015) - £999.00 @ John Lewis

9
£999.00 @ John Lewis
Apple Store won't go near this price, I showed them the receipt. John L are price matching with an unknown (to me) competitor. No stock in store however. Home Delivery. Added bonus 1 year extra Read More
Apple Store won't go near this price, I showed them the receipt. John L are price matching with an unknown (to me) competitor. No stock in store however. Home Delivery. Added bonus 1 year extra
nelsiboy Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago9 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Argos and Curry's were the last two holdouts at the pre-Brexit price rises very recently, both with another £100 off plus Quidco on top. That brought it down a potential £810 for the Argos deal and a bit more from Curry's.

Anyone who didn't bite then and thought he was getting a better deal on Black Friday was just being naive. Amazon was showing £1049 for the same MacBook Pro yesterday and everyone else more.
can you link to the pro then please? link you posted is the air.
Regprentice
Price is correct for the AIR, no MBPs showing at that price.
Interesting article on why it might be better to pick up the AIR instead of the current PRO. Largely because the touchbar is likely to be not much use in reality and the recent price hikes were savage.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/18/why_i_bought_macbook_air_instead_of_new_pro/
I can assure you it's the price I paid. I'd post a pic of the receipt if knew how to.
Price is correct for the AIR, no MBPs showing at that price.

Interesting article on why it might be better to pick up the AIR instead of the current PRO. Largely because the touchbar is likely to be not much use in reality and the recent price hikes were savage.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/18/why_i_bought_macbook_air_instead_of_new_pro/
-733Expired

Apple Black Friday Deals (Live Now Only for One Day)

41
£0.00 @ Apple
For one day only, Apple offers the following Black Friday deals: • Get a gift card worth up to £120 with the purchase of selected Apple gifts. • Get an Apple Gift Card worth up to £40 when you buy… Read More
For one day only, Apple offers the following Black Friday deals: • Get a gift card worth up to £120 with the purchase of selected Apple gifts. • Get an Apple Gift Card worth up to £40 when you buy…
couponchaser Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago41 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Just a note on how they do this (not sure if it's been mentioned): they take the value of the gift card away from the product and charge your separately for the full price of the gift card. I guess this covers them in case of a return where the gift card has been used.

Example: For iPad Air 2, there were separate transactions on my debit card: #1 £379 - Value of gift card (£40) #2 £40 for gift card
Very dissapointing offers. I'd much rather have the voucher value off this purchase :(
I'm not an Apple follower, but my Dad is after getting an iMac. Do Apple ever do sales, e.g. are we likely to see anything different on Monday, or perhaps after Christmas?
OxWearingSocks
lucifon
Disappointed I waited up for this. Hoping to grab an Air 2 but nobody seems to have any kind of deals on them...
£30 off all iPads at Currys PC World


They do, 30 is abit underwhelming :( was hoping for better
Is that all their sales and marketing teams could come up with? Jeez....
-70

£100 off MacBooks at currys, get last years MacBook Pro model (256GB) with all the ports for £1,099.00

2
£1099.00 @ Currys
Use code MAC100 to get £100 off any MacBook last years models. Looks like they have pulled the deal as soon as I posted I guess it's still a deal at £1199 compared to the price of the new MacBoo… Read More
Use code MAC100 to get £100 off any MacBook last years models. Looks like they have pulled the deal as soon as I posted I guess it's still a deal at £1199 compared to the price of the new MacBoo…
silps Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago2 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
No longer valid
Didn't voted, but on Tuesday 15th I had to buy one from pcw. Two days later I checked the price again and it went up by £100. I knew there was going to be a £100 discount on BF
-278Expired

Macbook Pro 8GB 128 SSD 13'- last gen 2016 model to 28 November only £999.99 Costco

12
£999.99 @ costco
Given the new one with roughly equivalent specs is a tad shy of £1500 (without the fancy bar), if you are in the market for a MacBook Pro, the last model can be picked up at a very good price. Most pl… Read More
Given the new one with roughly equivalent specs is a tad shy of £1500 (without the fancy bar), if you are in the market for a MacBook Pro, the last model can be picked up at a very good price. Most pl…
wakeywarrior Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago12 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Uridium
umirza85
Not a bad price, but these really shine with 16gb RAM. Not sure if you can upgrade it in these though?
i disagree...they run very nicely with 8Gb....now the SSD on the other hand really needs to be 256Gb...
Im actually the other way around, I'd rather the RAM. One of the great things about the MBPs and MAC OS is that you probably can go months without restarting your computer. I have 10+ chrome tabs open in multiple windows, and I can run a multitude of background apps along with a Windows 10 VM without a hitch. That wouldnt be possible (while also maintaining a stutter free experiance) with only 8gb Ram. And if you're only buying a MBP to browse the internet its quite a lot of money wasted these are real productivity workhorses.

Though if you're only running one or two apps a time then sure why not....
Uridium
dheydl
umirza85
Not a bad price, but these really shine with 16gb RAM. Not sure if you can upgrade it in these though?
RAM is soldered in. Only the hard drive is upgradable.
It would be If you could find someone selling the PCI-E SSD's that Apple ship in the MBPr

OWC does with its Aura range, if you want to pay through the nose. Otherwise I will play the waiting game and see how the adapters pan out. So far, the ones on the market will adapt M.2 drives but cannot boot so not much use for notebooks.

https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ssd/owc/macbook-pro-retina-display/2013-2014-2015

Edited By: dheydl on Nov 24, 2016 12:54
Strictly speaking this isn't a deal, this model was always £999 RRP. You could shop around and get it around the £900 mark. I understand that these models are desirable because they have more ports and aren't really any slower, but it's still no saving on RRP.
dheydl
umirza85
Not a bad price, but these really shine with 16gb RAM. Not sure if you can upgrade it in these though?

RAM is soldered in. Only the hard drive is upgradable.

It would be If you could find someone selling the PCI-E SSD's that Apple ship in the MBPr
umirza85
Not a bad price, but these really shine with 16gb RAM. Not sure if you can upgrade it in these though?

i disagree...they run very nicely with 8Gb....now the SSD on the other hand really needs to be 256Gb...
-423

New MacBook Pro (non touchbar version) John Lewis - £1,304.10

33
£1304.10 @ John Lewis
Not a bad discount on RRP at apple and certainly the cheapest I've seen them around. John Lewis also offer a 2 year guarantee on them. Space grey and silver in stock. Blurb from John Lewis… Read More
Not a bad discount on RRP at apple and certainly the cheapest I've seen them around. John Lewis also offer a 2 year guarantee on them. Space grey and silver in stock. Blurb from John Lewis…
Fiendmish Avatar7m, 2d agoFound 7 months, 2 days ago33 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Unfortunately JL prices have gone back up, even though Argos still have the deal on. Could be because Argos don't have stock any more.
Salfordgirl1
No, they're not. Go look up some bench marks. The Macbook pro screens are nothing special. They run with the crowd, they don't lead it. The Dell XPS 15 is one of the best screens in the world at the moment, better than the Macbook Pro. They're still good, but to say "Step above anything else" is laughable. They're not even first anymore lol
Why you're mentioning phones and now tablets in relation to a laptop baffles me. They're don't share screens and there's no relation.
That's strange, because many reviewers argued that the Zenbook was the new Macbook and they're both almost identical....

Ssshhhh, you are gonna anger this forum's macfan gods...

Edited By: mysticus on Nov 21, 2016 01:45
Paradroid888
Salfordgirl1
f1refox
Salfordgirl1
crazymonkey
Salfordgirl1
Apple, charging this much when you can buy something for half the price that's just as good or better. Baffles me that they're still in business.
Always has to be one....
.... and yes there has to only be another to point out that one
Come on, you think this is value for money? If you deconstruct this laptop I'd be surprised if the parts add up to £400-500.
No really much different too buying a BMW over a Ford. The MacBooks have stunning screens with nice build quality....
The screen is no better than anything else. They're not specially made for Macbooks or something lol.
If you find a laptop with exactly the same screen specs it will be...surprise, surprise, exactly the same.
And the build quality is no better than a Zen book in many cases.
A BMW would look different from a Ford. A macbook barely looks different from many others. Personally, I'm bored to death of the whole "Metal slab" look many laptops go for. http://cdn.ultrabookreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/zenbook-nx500-macbook-pro-thumb.jpg
They're almost identical.
Actually the screens are better at the moment, they have wide colour gamut and are a step above anything else except iPhone 7's and the very latest iPads. So you can lol all you want but you don't know what you're talking about.
Asus are fine machines but no, the build quality is not up to MacBook Pro standards. You'd need to look at the Microsoft Surface or Dell XPS range in the PC world.

No, they're not. Go look up some bench marks. The Macbook pro screens are nothing special. They run with the crowd, they don't lead it. The Dell XPS 15 is one of the best screens in the world at the moment, better than the Macbook Pro. They're still good, but to say "Step above anything else" is laughable. They're not even first anymore lol

Why you're mentioning phones and now tablets in relation to a laptop baffles me. They're don't share screens and there's no relation.

That's strange, because many reviewers argued that the Zenbook was the new Macbook and they're both almost identical....
Salfordgirl1
f1refox
Salfordgirl1
crazymonkey
Salfordgirl1
Apple, charging this much when you can buy something for half the price that's just as good or better. Baffles me that they're still in business.
Always has to be one....
.... and yes there has to only be another to point out that one
Come on, you think this is value for money? If you deconstruct this laptop I'd be surprised if the parts add up to £400-500.
No really much different too buying a BMW over a Ford. The MacBooks have stunning screens with nice build quality....
The screen is no better than anything else. They're not specially made for Macbooks or something lol.
If you find a laptop with exactly the same screen specs it will be...surprise, surprise, exactly the same.
And the build quality is no better than a Zen book in many cases.
A BMW would look different from a Ford. A macbook barely looks different from many others. Personally, I'm bored to death of the whole "Metal slab" look many laptops go for. http://cdn.ultrabookreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/zenbook-nx500-macbook-pro-thumb.jpg
They're almost identical.

Actually the screens are better at the moment, they have wide colour gamut and are a step above anything else except iPhone 7's and the very latest iPads. So you can lol all you want but you don't know what you're talking about.

Asus are fine machines but no, the build quality is not up to MacBook Pro standards. You'd need to look at the Microsoft Surface or Dell XPS range in the PC world.

Edited By: Paradroid888 on Nov 20, 2016 17:34
Proprietary hdd soldered in ram and glued in battery and over priced parts avoid
-322

2016 MacBook Pro discounted at Laptops Direct £1,329.97 - Saving of over £100

67
£1329.97 @ Laptops Direct
I know this isn't to everyone's taste, and this will definitely get freezing cold, but a deal is a deal. The brand new MacBook Pro (came out last week I think) which is usually £1449 in stores is £133… Read More
I know this isn't to everyone's taste, and this will definitely get freezing cold, but a deal is a deal. The brand new MacBook Pro (came out last week I think) which is usually £1449 in stores is £133…
sellingthings123 Avatar7m, 1w agoFound 7 months, 1 week ago67 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
For anybody who is interested - the BT shop order arrived the next day, less than 24 hours later.

Loving the Touch ID and the improved speakers.
Nerves re Laptops Direct got the better of me, so I've cancelled and ordered from BT Shop after all, saving a massive £4.68 in the process! :D

Edited By: dave80 on Dec 19, 2016 15:55
dave80
logix88
... So, I am out almost 4k as I paid by debit card and 0 laptops...
What makes you think you won't get your money back and/or the laptop you ordered?

I am sure they will return back the money for the undelivered order, but the fact they took my money a month ago and will take another week to return it means I have no access to the money - for a product they never even had stock of.

For the refurb laptop they delivered, there is no receipt, no return slip that came with it just wrapped in grey plastic with my name on it - no details on who packed it or sent it whatsoever apart from a small sticker which I assume they have an asset record against. They have asked me twice if I want to keep the refurb laptop at a discount... to which I said hell no. They will only return the money when they have verified, which again takes time - looking at the time line of all of this and the working days left - it sounds like I won't get these refunded by Christmas... for faults that are not my own! I am hoping they aren't going to argue that the refurb laptop is not the one they sent, they have been so poor so far I am starting to wonder if they are just a scam. I just can't believe how bad the whole experience has been.
logix88
... So, I am out almost 4k as I paid by debit card and 0 laptops...

What makes you think you won't get your money back and/or the laptop you ordered?
logix88
dave80
I have a 2016 Macbook Pro 15" with Touchbar due for delivery on the 22nd. I will not be very happy if I receive an open box and/or wrong model, or anything else not to spec. I will update here when/if it arrives.
I don't think it's worth waiting if it's from these guys... I just bought it from BT Shop same price and offering delivering in 1 -3 days...

It's so close to the delivery date now that I may as well wait. I've ordered a couple of other things from Laptops Direct before without any trouble, though nothing as expensive.

If Laptops Direct fail me though, then I will be going to BT Shop.
-425

Currys still selling Apple MacBook'/Pro's /Air's at Prices Before Apple Price Increase - From £749.00

40
£749.00 @ Currys
Im sure Apple haters will hate this post and hit the Cold button just out of spite and hate for Apple in general. But just a quick post to let you know if you are in the market to get a new Apple M… Read More
Im sure Apple haters will hate this post and hit the Cold button just out of spite and hate for Apple in general. But just a quick post to let you know if you are in the market to get a new Apple M…
gilesrdavies Avatar7m, 3w agoFound 7 months, 3 weeks ago40 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
I was wondering if it was worth waiting for black Friday or just searching right now if people are selling at the older cost.
I remember last year Boxing day that Apple did not reduce the cost of their products but put a red label on it and said that the profits would be going towards charity (sounds as if we are not already giving to Apple charity when we normally purchase Apple). So that makes me wonder if Apple will reduce the cost of the products this balck friday or will it be some similar gimmick to last year.
One thing that makes me feel that apple will be forced to lower its cost at least for black friday *(at least to the older cost) is that the new laptops are so much more expensve (considering it was already expensive) that it might go out of the budget of many potential buyers which might cause a drop in sales (ulness there are diehard appple fans).
midiman
cantonbean
midiman
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!
Errr..... http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-uk-price-hikes-add-to-consumers-post-brexit-pain-2016-10-28
Its not just Apple but anything we import which uses the $ is currently costing us 20% more to import. As nearly everything we import uses the $ as currency think we can safely assume most things we import are going to rise in price. Put the politics aside and just do the math. Its not rocket science
in short you are right in general but wrong relating to Apple's prices increases worldwide. It has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with greed.
You wont hear me arguing about Apple being greedy. As good as their products are, they have in my opinion always been overpriced. The Euro over the last year has struggled against the dollar and in itself is down but nowhere near to the degree the pound has suffered. I think the price rise in Euros has also been significantly less then against the pound so is directly related to Brexit. As I said forget the politics, focus on the math. We are at this stage in the process worse of and its not going to get better for the foreseeable future. Long term who knows but not holding my breath.

I think you're over complicating this.

They've raised their prices everywhere, INCLUDING the US. If you frequent any Mac centric forums you'll see people complaining regardless of geographic location.

This has very little to do with Brexit and more to do with Apples pricing changing.

Conversely WRT Brexit you're over simplifying "the Math". Firstly most multinationals will have hedged against currency fluctuations. We will see rises as those hedges expire (assuming Donald doesnt get in, in which case we may see people flee the USD, evening things up). And even then competition will still lead to some downward pressure on prices. Not only will no one want to jump first, but some will see an advantage in not passing the full difference across (gain market share on a rival).

I trust you will have noted we didn't see huge fluctuations in price when GBP was up in the $2 region. It was also in the $1.80's for quite some time. Historically $1.20's is low, but not as low as it seems when comparing to recent historic highs. Take a look at a 10/20/30 year graph of the currency pairing. My business largely earns in USD so I watch the exchange rate more closely then most.

The reason the simple math doesn't work is because it presumes the entire underlying cost is affected by the exchange rate. For most complex products that simply isn't the case. A large proportion of the cost is made up of local resources such as labour, premises, infrastructure, support, insurance, shipping, etc......

Edited By: Mentos on Nov 04, 2016 18:28: .
pound is up dramatically today post court ruling... do you think Apple will adjust their pound pricing accordingly?
here is the video to prove that it's just greedy and nothing to do with Brexit!
313Expired

Free 3 Year Guarantee with all Macs and iPads and iPad Minis at John Lewis

38
£0.00 @ John Lewis
Until 09/11/2016, John Lewis is selling all Macs and iPads with a free 3-year guarantee! Definitely worth buying Apple devices here (and early Xmas presents) to take advantage of this, as Apple only c… Read More
Until 09/11/2016, John Lewis is selling all Macs and iPads with a free 3-year guarantee! Definitely worth buying Apple devices here (and early Xmas presents) to take advantage of this, as Apple only c…
oliver885 Avatar7m, 3w agoFound 7 months, 3 weeks ago38 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
buka
plewis00

This is a good explanation; though Apple led me to believe to avoid bad publicity, if you're sincere and clearly not trying to blag them for a faulty handset, they generally just replace/repair it anyway because the percentage of claims is so low.
Out of interest, what did you have repaired?
First vibro-motor broke after half a year, I had my iphone 4s replaced. After that (in almost 2 years) Wifi stopped working and they replaced the phone again telling me that they do it because it was bought from them directly (the email said my phone was "OUT OF WARRANTY", and Proposed Resolution:"Replace iPhone and cover under EU law")

Thanks for letting me know - I've seen those faults before, WiFi failure on 4s was relatively common. Well done on getting it fixed - this is what's making me think of just buying an iPhone. Literally after being thrilled with finally getting away from iOS to an S7 Edge, I've got the 'screen stripe' failure after just 2 months and am tempted to jump into the car, drive to town and get an iPhone 7 from Apple direct along with the cover it brings.
plewis00

This is a good explanation; though Apple led me to believe to avoid bad publicity, if you're sincere and clearly not trying to blag them for a faulty handset, they generally just replace/repair it anyway because the percentage of claims is so low.
Out of interest, what did you have repaired?
First vibro-motor broke after half a year, I had my iphone 4s replaced. After that (in almost 2 years) Wifi stopped working and they replaced the phone again telling me that they do it because it was bought from them directly (the email said my phone was "OUT OF WARRANTY", and Proposed Resolution:"Replace iPhone and cover under EU law")
djdope
Have prices gone up recently. I thought am ipad pro was 499
Yes, unfortunately, that model is now £549
buka
plewis00
omgpleasespamme
plewis00
hamish234
plewis00
But if you buy from an Apple bricks and mortar store you get 6 years coverage under EU consumer law. I asked about it and they said, as long as you purchase from Apple direct and keep the receipt, they'll just swap it under that policy for you in the event of an issue. It will be easier than potential 'send off and wait for repair' with JL. That EU coverage isn't transferable though. This all came about when I was thinking about buying a 7 in the store, so despite the astronomical pricing it seems a lot less mental with the long coverage.
Prob covered elsewhere but if no longer in europe would the 6 years cover still be valid.
I would doubt it as the claim is specifically 'EU Consumer Law' so would expect beyond the EU you wouldn't be covered. To be honest, I would imagine you might hit difficulties when Brexit has taken place properly as well but it's hard to say as no-one really knows. I would think regardless though, in 2-3 years you'll have updated the device so warranty is less relevant as time goes on.
To the person who asked, best value for iPads would be the mini 4 or Air 2 at this moment. The Pro range is a bit of rip-off for the extras it brings over 'normal' iPads.
If the 6 years is courtesy of EU legislation why is it that purchases in Scotland only get 5 years cover?
No idea, but as I don't live in Scotland and don't ever intend to, it's not something I've taken time out to research. All I know is that in the event of a claim you need to state 'EU Consumer Law' as the reason.
EU directive is 2 years [each country is supposed to implement their law according to directive].
in UK (maybe England/Scotland slightly different) this directive is implemented as 6 years, however the consumer has to prove that it is a manufacturer's defect. If you're buying from other sellers they might make you prove it was a manufacturer's defect which would cost you extra money. However if you buy from Apple directly and if they know it's a common defect in the model, they would take it without you having to prove manufacturer's defect.
i had my iphone replaced this way, but it was only coming to 2 years at the time. Btw they didn't need a receipt, they could see when it was bought (from one of their shops) in their systems, and the phone was a present, so I didn't have receipt or a card it was bought with

This is a good explanation; though Apple led me to believe to avoid bad publicity, if you're sincere and clearly not trying to blag them for a faulty handset, they generally just replace/repair it anyway because the percentage of claims is so low.

Out of interest, what did you have repaired?
plewis00
omgpleasespamme
plewis00
hamish234
plewis00
But if you buy from an Apple bricks and mortar store you get 6 years coverage under EU consumer law. I asked about it and they said, as long as you purchase from Apple direct and keep the receipt, they'll just swap it under that policy for you in the event of an issue. It will be easier than potential 'send off and wait for repair' with JL. That EU coverage isn't transferable though. This all came about when I was thinking about buying a 7 in the store, so despite the astronomical pricing it seems a lot less mental with the long coverage.
Prob covered elsewhere but if no longer in europe would the 6 years cover still be valid.
I would doubt it as the claim is specifically 'EU Consumer Law' so would expect beyond the EU you wouldn't be covered. To be honest, I would imagine you might hit difficulties when Brexit has taken place properly as well but it's hard to say as no-one really knows. I would think regardless though, in 2-3 years you'll have updated the device so warranty is less relevant as time goes on.
To the person who asked, best value for iPads would be the mini 4 or Air 2 at this moment. The Pro range is a bit of rip-off for the extras it brings over 'normal' iPads.
If the 6 years is courtesy of EU legislation why is it that purchases in Scotland only get 5 years cover?
No idea, but as I don't live in Scotland and don't ever intend to, it's not something I've taken time out to research. All I know is that in the event of a claim you need to state 'EU Consumer Law' as the reason.
EU directive is 2 years [each country is supposed to implement their law according to directive].
in UK (maybe England/Scotland slightly different) this directive is implemented as 6 years, however the consumer has to prove that it is a manufacturer's defect. If you're buying from other sellers they might make you prove it was a manufacturer's defect which would cost you extra money. However if you buy from Apple directly and if they know it's a common defect in the model, they would take it without you having to prove manufacturer's defect.
i had my iphone replaced this way, but it was only coming to 2 years at the time. Btw they didn't need a receipt, they could see when it was bought (from one of their shops) in their systems, and the phone was a present, so I didn't have receipt or a card it was bought with




Edited By: buka on Oct 31, 2016 14:42
-1069

New MacBook Pro with TouchBar 15" £2,349.00 @ Apple

124
£2349.00 @ Apple
Just a fun post to gauge people's opinions on how much it now costs for a 15" laptop from Apple. Just watched the event and still speechless after seeing the prices to be honest. Can't see a lot of th… Read More
Just a fun post to gauge people's opinions on how much it now costs for a 15" laptop from Apple. Just watched the event and still speechless after seeing the prices to be honest. Can't see a lot of th…
mattoligy Avatar7m, 3w agoFound 7 months, 3 weeks ago124 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
mr_geese
jameshothothot
my asus t100 cost 140 quid. plays fm2016 on the train. netflix and sports hook up to my projector. can hook it up to monitor and use office. 8 hours battery life. have dual booted ut to android and can play angry pigs etc. a fraction of the price of this!
Yeah but your cheap Asus is cheap for a reason as it will have made compromises somewhere to keep the price down. Yes the macbook is overpriced but still... It has a more powerful CPU, great build quality, safer OS, better screen, a great touchpad, great battery life, can run Windows natively without hacking anything, etc. It has Apple support which is surely better than Asus support and can run Android apps with Bluestacks if one really wants to play Android apps on a laptop


The Mac can also be connected to all the peripherals you want. You just need an adapter. Some people, like me, hardly connect anything to the laptop (Windows or Mac) so that's not a big issue.
People just need to buy what best suits their pockets and needs.



indeed. i go for quantity. got a gaming laptop 940m graphics 2nd hand for 300 can take that on the train when want to game xcom 2. take my asus netbook when just want to browse the net or watch netflix. still got a grand left.
jameshothothot
my asus t100 cost 140 quid. plays fm2016 on the train. netflix and sports hook up to my projector. can hook it up to monitor and use office. 8 hours battery life. have dual booted ut to android and can play angry pigs etc. a fraction of the price of this!
Yeah but your cheap Asus is cheap for a reason as it will have made compromises somewhere to keep the price down. Yes the macbook is overpriced but still... It has a more powerful CPU, great build quality, safer OS, better screen, a great touchpad, great battery life, can run Windows natively without hacking anything, etc. It has Apple support which is surely better than Asus support and can run Android apps with Bluestacks if one really wants to play Android apps on a laptop


The Mac can also be connected to all the peripherals you want. You just need an adapter. Some people, like me, hardly connect anything to the laptop (Windows or Mac) so that's not a big issue.
People just need to buy what best suits their pockets and needs.


Edited By: mr_geese on Dec 14, 2016 08:56
X) It's damn cold here! someone get a Samsung Note
All those complaints about the MacBook Pro price aren’t holding it back

New figures suggest the revamped Apple MacBook Pro has already outsold every competing laptop this year, despite going on sale less than two weeks ago.

Data from Slice Intelligence (via MacRumors) say the first five days of availability in the United States resulted in more almost twice the revenue of 4 competing devices combined since they launched.

Those devices would be the Microsoft Surface Book, Lenovo Yoga 900, Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 and the ASUS Chromebook Flip.


http://static.trustedreviews.com/94/00003bc07/525c_orh616w616/slice.jpg
brookheather
someone1337
Not liking this update though - no magsafe magnetic charger
There do seem to be some magnetic USB Type-C cables out there such as this one from Griffin:https://griffintechnology.com/us/breaksafe-magnetic-usb-c-power-cablehttps://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31aWsd7jw3L.jpg

Yeah but the point is Apple always use their tagline "It just works" which it used before Tim Cook come along. Now you need 100 adapters/add ons to make it as good as their older models ... the model just before they started integrating the ram into the motherboard will always be the best
-36

Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display MF839B/A Costco £899.89 13.3" 8GB RAM 128GB SSD 2yr warranty Costco

12
£899.89 @ costco
Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display MF839B/A 13.3 inch with 8GB RAM and 128GB Solid State Drive. Includes 2 year Costco warranty. Available for delivery from Costco.co.uk for £899.89 for Costco member… Read More
Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display MF839B/A 13.3 inch with 8GB RAM and 128GB Solid State Drive. Includes 2 year Costco warranty. Available for delivery from Costco.co.uk for £899.89 for Costco member…
tickedon Avatar8m, 2w agoFound 8 months, 2 weeks ago12 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Good job no one said "better off waiting a few weeks as new ones are due to be announced. Old ones are sure to drop in price afterwards"....
exexpat
Agharta
exexpat
I'm on a 13" Macbook pro. I currently have 21 tabs open in Chrome, 4 tabs in safari and a word and numbers document open. Used memory is currently 11.74GB. So very much depends upon your usage.
I have 22 open in Chrome, 3 in Firefox, at least 7 other applications open for a total of 5.2GB so I doubt it's your browser that is using all that RAM. This is Windows 8.1 so maybe Chrome for macOS is a hog!
Memory Clean reports 25% available
App memory: 8.34GB
Wired (or system) memory: 2.76GB
Compressed: just less than a GB
Used: 12.05GB
File Cache 2.7GB
Total 16GB
and reports Chrome and Safari as the hogs!

You have 16Gb so the OS is using it, that's how MacOS should work....doesn't mean it wouldn't work just as well with 8gb though..
Agharta
exexpat
I'm on a 13" Macbook pro. I currently have 21 tabs open in Chrome, 4 tabs in safari and a word and numbers document open. Used memory is currently 11.74GB. So very much depends upon your usage.
I have 22 open in Chrome, 3 in Firefox, at least 7 other applications open for a total of 5.2GB so I doubt it's your browser that is using all that RAM. This is Windows 8.1 so maybe Chrome for macOS is a hog!

Memory Clean reports 25% available
App memory: 8.34GB
Wired (or system) memory: 2.76GB
Compressed: just less than a GB
Used: 12.05GB
File Cache 2.7GB
Total 16GB


and reports Chrome and Safari as the hogs!
Heat added, MacBooks may not be for everyone, I've had mine for 5 years and have 8GB of RAM with no issues, Mac OS software works well with the hardware,
exexpat
I'm on a 13" Macbook pro. I currently have 21 tabs open in Chrome, 4 tabs in safari and a word and numbers document open. Used memory is currently 11.74GB. So very much depends upon your usage.
I have 22 open in Chrome, 3 in Firefox, at least 7 other applications open for a total of 5.2GB so I doubt it's your browser that is using all that RAM. This is Windows 8.1 so maybe Chrome for macOS is a hog!
107

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

20
£0.00 @ Apple
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… Read More
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…
radiod Avatar8m, 3w agoFound 8 months, 3 weeks ago20 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Anyone managed to buy this without buying a new mac at the same time?
wakkaday
can this be used for extending a current apple care
I don't believe so, I think AppleCare can only be used for 3 years.
This is all very confusing
Can anyone confirm what the discount is if you buy via getyourtech.co.uk/stones?
williammatthewjackson
Worth noting - you should be able to purchase AppleCare from an Apple Store with student discount - last time I did this it was about 75% off on my MacBook Air - don't know if it's still the case?

If you bought your MBA through the HE program (online or telephone, not inshore) the Apple Care only uplifted the telephone support to 3 years (probably not worth it IMO). That's why it was 75% off. Up until recently HE Mac purchases (aside from inshore) included 3 Years Hardware warranty.

From what I've read as per other posts, they cut that perk. Which is why the AppleCare is now more expensive with HE purchases as it also uplifts the hardware warranty.
-226

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch Intel Ci5 4GB 1TB - SAVE £199.00 £899.99 @ Argos (Free C&C)

8
£899.99 @ Argos
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… Read More
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…
thomas_brown82 Avatar9m, 5d agoFound 9 months, 5 days ago8 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
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.
337

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

90
£949.00 @ PC World
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… Read More
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…
dmcmsn Avatar9m, 1w agoFound 9 months, 1 week ago90 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Horrorwood
This got linked from WhatsApp. Nothing else just this. It's not even a good deal?

I think the whatsapp thing is actually quite annoying. "What's for breakfast?" Shut up its 10.45am. The stupid messages they put at the end of each message is so annoying, just link deals, no emoticons, no stupid "peace out" ffs!


Dude shut yo ass up. Dayum.
Oh mac OS for my desktop -I would buy for £400
escortboy
i5, 8GB, 128GB SSD.
Where is all the money going here because it's not on the hardware :(


it is software. as windows fanboy. I can only justify mac price as for optimisation, antivirus, fresh OS that keeps spinning on old devices. so people who spent £2000+ in 2012-13 made best investment as that machine was future proof. 2014 onward -junk full of limits. looking at bigger picture OS optimised as hell. my windows crushes and service pack released not fixes that just adds more instructions to slow system down. I have changed 3 laptops since 2012 and now looking to buy 2013 macbook pro to maximise potential and not be limited by current hardware futureproofness..
I start to value S.Jobs when he's gone. Apple took his views and made them "evil" now
iAmLegendFam
iceni
iAmLegendFam
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.
-150

Mac book pro with Retina display £50 off and 10% cash back @ Currys - £899.00

5
£899.00 @ Currys
£50 off on Mac books with code PRO50 and 10% cashback Read More
£50 off on Mac books with code PRO50 and 10% cashback
manishgautam12 Avatar9m, 1w agoFound 9 months, 1 week ago5 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
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


Edited By: Helpful567 on Sep 10, 2016 18:44
12Expired

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

9
£949.00 @ PC World
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… Read More
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 Avatar9m, 1w agoFound 9 months, 1 week ago9 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
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.


Are you American?
-339Expired

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

13
£1399.00 @ Amazon
Cheapest you will find the Apple MacBook pro 15". Read More
Cheapest you will find the Apple MacBook pro 15".
a4007035 Avatar9m, 1w agoFound 9 months, 1 week ago13 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
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...



Edited By: Uridium on Sep 09, 2016 10:36: typo
-142

Moshi Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch iGlaze Hard Case £43.16 + £1.99 del @ Handtec

2
£43.16 @ handtec
It is a great deal Read More
It is a great deal
charliecarlin Avatar9m, 3w agoFound 9 months, 3 weeks ago2 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Lol. Nice try, Handtec.
You can buy the same on ebay for £3.99 I did

The MacBook Pro is Apple's flagship personal laptop. Wafer thin, with long battery lives and the user friendly features that Macs are known for, MacBook Pros are a popular choice for students, business people, artists – basically anyone who needs a powerful and reliable computer to use on the move.

MacBooks are widely recognised as the gold standard for business and personal laptops. Because of their high quality engineering, they tend to come with a relatively high price tag, making it important to shop around for the best deals and to find exactly the right model of MacBook Pro for your specific needs.

MacBook Pro: Development Since 2006

The MacBook range was first unveiled back in 2006, as a successor to Apple's iBook model. Three varieties were released at the time – the super-lightweight MacBook Air, the more souped-up MacBook Pro and the basic MacBook. Added together, they swiftly became one of the world's best selling laptop ranges, even with a relatively high-end price level.

In 2011, Apple chose to discontinue the original MacBook Pro, opting to focus on the MacBook Air instead. However, in 2015, the MacBook Pro made a return, when Apple released a completely updated set of models in grey, silver and gold colours. Named the MacBook Pro Retina, this new collection of laptops was almost as slim-line as the MacBook Air, and much more powerful.

In 2016, Apple revealed the sixth generation of MacBooks featuring state of the art Skylake processor models which drove their thickness and weight down still further. At the same time, they introduced a new rose gold coloured model, giving MacBook fans even more choice.

MacBook Pro Retina: Basic Specifications

The MacBook Pro Retina comes in two different sizes: one with a 13-inch Retina display, and another with a 15-inch display. The 13-inch model can display 4 million pixels, while the 15-inch variety manages to show 5 million pixels, providing an extremely high resolution for streaming video.

The name Retina was chosen for a reason. Apparently, the display on the MacBook Pro is so detailed that it has reached the point where pixelation is no longer evident to the naked eye.

As of late 2016, the new MacBook Pro had seen three releases: one in 2015, one in spring 2016 and another version in Autumn 2016. All feature the Retina display and have similar features, with some important differences that buyers should bear in mind.

2015 MacBook Pro Models

Both of the 2015 models are just 0.71 inches in height, making them some of the slimmest laptops on the market at the time. They both feature Apple's Force Touch keyboard, offer PCIe flash storage and over 9 hours of battery life.

There are some differences between the various 2015 MacBook Pro models. Regarding the models launched in 2015 (MacBook 8.1), the 13-inch models can feature either 2.7 or 2.9 GHz Intel Core processors, while the 15-inch model ranges from 2.2 to 2.5 GHz. Standard bundles include either 256 GB or 512 GB of Solid State Storage, along with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, which applies to both 13 and 15-inch varieties.

Buyers can also choose "build to order" models with more powerful specifications. These could include extra-fast 3.1 GHz dual-core i7 processors, extra SSD storage or an additional chunk of RAM.

The MacBook Pro 2016

2016 Models of the MacBook Pro

The MacBook 9.1 Retina models launched in April 2016 moved from a Broadwell processor to a Skylake processor, with a speed range of between 2.2 GHz and 2.7 GHz. According to Apple, the new Skylake processors deliver speed increased of up to 20%, additional graphics capabilities and innovations like wireless Rezence charging.

Apple also announced a further MacBook Pro launch in October 2016, with significant changes to the existing model. The latest designs won't include any standard USB ports, instead featuring four USB-C ports. They will be slightly thinner than the previous version (14.9mm for the 13-inch model and 15.5mm for the 15-inch version) and are also extremely lightweight (just 1.37kg for the 13-inch models and 1.81kg for the 15-inch devices).

All of the the new designs also feature a “butterfly” keyboard with extra thin, responsive keys. Apple also claim that the Skylake models appearing in late 2016 will have Retina displays that are 67% brighter, offer 67% more contrast and 25% more colour than previous iterations, while their speakers will offer twice the dynamic audio range.

Importantly, one variety of the new MacBook Pro designs include a feature known as the Touch Bar. Located above the keyboard, this touchscreen strip allows users to rapidly shift between their favourite apps and instantly add emojis to e-mails or messages. The touch bar will also include a chip that allows users to make secure online payments via their touchscreen.

2016 MacBook Pros come with 256GB of SSD capacity as standard, which can be expanded up to 1TB. 13-inch models come with 8GB of RAM, which is expandable to 16GB, while 15-inch models simply come with 16GB RAM.

MacBook Pro with Touchbar

Features of all MacBook Models

MacBooks come with plenty of user-friendly features. As noted above, the MacBook Pro includes Force Touch keypad technology, which Apple claims provides a uniform sensitivity across the whole of the touchpad.

All MacBooks are also optimised for wireless connectivity, providing access to the iCloud Drive to store files and AirDrop, which makes it easy to send files to iOS or Mac devices in the area. Music fans can also connect their MacBook to Bluetooth speakers and headphones, while anyone can hook up to the Internet via their iPhones, wherever they are.

Above all else, MacBook Retinas are built to display graphics, with their Iris 6100 and Iris Pro Graphics cards, flash storage and the HD Retina display itself. This makes them a good choice for anyone who needs to edit large amounts of visual content.

In fact, with up to four times the number of pixels that a standard display can generate, the Retina is ideal for viewing video, as much as editing it. Apple have also included extra streaming tools like AirPlay, which allows users to stream content directly from their MacBook to an HD TV. Gamers, film fans and TV streamers will all find that its specifications meet their needs.

However, before you order a MacBook Pro, be aware that only one model actually includes a CD/DVD player (although external drives can be attached and you can hook your MacBook up to a TV). If you plan to take your laptop on holiday with a folder of DVD movies, you'll need to buy the non-Retina (older) MacBook Pro, or go for a different laptop entirely. More recent models have also done away with headphone jacks, so unless you have wireless headphones, listening to music may be a problem.

Apple have also tried to make MacBooks secure and simple for novice computer users. Features like wireless printing remove some of the hassle of connecting hardware, while Time Machine provides an automatic back-up service, which should put users' minds at rest.

What are the Pros and Cons of the MacBook Pro?

Many buyers will already have settled on an Apple Mac for their next purchase. It's a company that inspires almost fanatical loyalty, mainly because of the reliability of its products. The question is, should you go for the MacBook Pro?

Pros

The most obvious (and impressive) strength of the MacBook Pro is its stunning Retina display. You can really see the difference between the grainy quality of older displays and the 227ppi that the Retina is capable of.

Aside from the display, MacBook Pros are light, fast and they have excellent battery life. Connectivity is also good thanks to the USB, HDMI and Thunderbolt ports. With the 2016 versions of the MacBook Pro, Apple have also added USB-C connections, which is becoming an industry standard for next generation cameras and other peripherals.

Cons

On the negative side, while updated apps look great on the Retina, older programs might appear blurred on the MacBook Pro. Apple also haven't made their MacBook Pros easy to upgrade, with RAM fixed in place and no option to upgrade your storage capacity either. With Apple, it's all down to the original purchase, and you'll probably need a whole new computer when technology moves on.

Cost is another drawback. They might perform well, but MacBook Pros come with a hefty price tag. If that's a major factor for you, it might be sensible to look at other Apple products like the MacBook Air.

How Does the MacBook Pro Compare With the MacBook Air?

If you are mainly concerned about portability, the MacBook Air is a serious competitor for the Macbook Pro Retina. After all, the heaviest MacBook Air is half a kilogram lighter than the lightest MacBook Pro.

The MacBook Pro is not much larger than the Air, but if you lug your computer around all day or need it for international travel, the weight differential could be a deciding factor. It's also worth adding onto this the superior battery life of the MacBook Air.

On the other hand, the MacBook Pro offers much more power than the Air, which is why it has a slightly higher price tag. The difference between a 2.7 GHz Pro using a Skylake processor and a 1.6 GHz Air processor will be noticeable for anyone who uses complex software such as video editing suites. But it won't make a huge difference for everyday streaming or browsing the web.

Where the MacBook Pro really shines compared to the Air is in visual performance. The Retina display is the major reason to choose a MacBook Pro, and it blows the Air (and the Microsoft Surface) out of the water. With its exceptional resolution, it's a much better choice for people who stream from services like NetFlix or have a Blu-ray addiction.

Does the Transition to Skylake Chips Make Such a Big Difference?

The MacBook Pro isn't still being refined and buyers should note that during 2016 Apple has been overhauling the chips used in their MacBook Retinas. There may be reductions on older models in the run up to any changes, while anyone seeking a top of the range model should wait for the new products to be rolled out.

Until mid 2016, the 15-inch Retinas used what are known as Haswell or Broadwell chips. Since then, Apple have been rolling out a next generation set of hardware known as Skylake, which offers faster graphics processing and more all-round power.

Skylake makes a significant difference for gamers who need to get the best possible processing performance out of their machines, so if you really want to minimise lag and stream multiplayer games smoothly, choosing a 2016 model from the Skylake roll-out makes sense.

13-inch Skylake Retina models have been available since spring 2016, while 15-inch devices are coming onto the market soon, so you might also want to pre-order upcoming models if you need a little extra screen space.

Gaming on the MacBook: Is it the Model for me?

The first thing that gamers will query when thinking about buying a MacBook is the "Mac" part of the name. Historically, Macs haven't really competed with PCs and consoles as a pure gaming platform, but things have changed in recent years. The selection of games has improved, support for controllers and multiplayer is better and the hardware to run modern games has finally caught up.

Recent years have seen plenty of massive franchises find their way onto the OS X scene. For example, the most recent iterations of World of Warcraft, Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite are available. There are superb RPGs like Diablo III, atmospheric action titles like Assassin's Creed and sports games like FIFA. Increasingly, if it is released on PC, it will appear on the Mac, so gamers shouldn't be too worried about the choice on offer.

Whether the technical side of things matches up is a different question. Many earlier or less powerful models of MacBook Pro (like the Mini variety) come with Intel Iris graphics cards that can't really deal with complex 3D graphics. However, the Iris Pro cards used in Retina models is much more potent, with more memory that can be exclusively dedicated to gaming.

If you are buying a MacBook Pro solely to play 3D games, go for the most high-powered model your budget can afford. For other styles of game such as management simulation or games like Angry Birds, a normal MacBook Pro will be absolutely fine, but they will struggle with the latest first person shooters.

How Does the MacBook Stack Up For HD Video Fans?

If you love watching films or TV on your laptop, the key question is whether your device can handle 4K HD content. If not, then you will be missing out on razor sharp definition and smooth streaming. 4K is fast becoming an industry standard, so any laptops that aren't adapted to it will quickly become obsolete. Is this the case with the MacBook Pro?

Thankfully not. All models of MacBook Pro Retina have been expressly designed to deal with 4K video. They also include Thunderbolt 2 HDMI ports to connect with HD TVs, and can connect to Single-Stream and Multi-Stream Transport Displays as well.

The next generation of Skylake MacBook Pros also include Thunderbolt 3 connections, allowing even greater bandwidth transmission between the laptop and an Ultra HD display, while models with wireless charging will also suit gamers who want to play their favourite titles on the move.

MacBook Pro vs. Microsoft Surface – Who's the Winner?

Top of the range MacBook Pros are competing directly against a formidable adversary in the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Both laptops offer extremely high level graphical performance, have a streamlined, contemporary aesthetic and weigh about the same amount. They both have SD ports, USB ports and comfortable keyboards that respond well.

The MacBook Pro doesn't boast the detachable touchpad function of the Surface 4 (although some people would see that as a gimmick), but it does have better audio capabilities and a sharper camera. Perhaps most importantly, Apple's advanced laptop is markedly cheaper than the Surface 4, and provides almost the same level and range of features.

Both the MacBook Pro and the Microsoft Surface are lightweight laptops that are convenient for carrying long distances, but also offer plenty of processing power. There isn't much to choose between Haswell based models in many areas, but after the Skylake update, the MacBook Pro may have a slight edge.

What Kind of Accessories Are Available For the MacBook Pro?

The most important accessory to think about is a dynamic, protective sleeve for your MacBook Pro. Apple have come up with plenty of their own accessories, featuring their familiar, clinical, streamlined style. However, you might want to check out designers like G-Form, who offer more imaginative, padded cases that will keep your laptop safe and sound.

MacBook Pro users can also add extra storage to their systems via tiny USB sticks. They can also connect to Ethernet LAN networks via Thunderbolt adapters or devices like the PlugBug that allow the MacBook to double up as an iPad charger.

If entertainment is a major factor in your buying decision, investing in Apple's USB SuperDrive is a good idea, as it circumvents the lack of a DVD drive on most MacBook models.

For others, the peace of mind provided by Apple's Time Capsule will be essential. This peripheral plugs into the MacBook and allows you to regularly back-up key files, making system restores much simpler.

How to Buy MacBook Pro Laptops

If you want to experience the graphical power of the latest MacBook Pro devices, it should be possible to find massive discounts at different times of the year. As with all home electronics products, Apple tends to make big reductions around Black Friday, which takes place in November, as well as the January sales. So if you want to update your old Mac or PC, then would be a good time to check out the listings at HotUKDeals.

However, there may be other times to snag a bargain MacBook Pro. For example, when new products are launched, the period running up to the roll-out is a good time to check for discounts on older models.

MacBooks equipped with Skylake processors may command high-end prices, but older 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina devices may well dip in price at the same time. Although they don't have the prowess of a Skylake processor, older MacBooks offer a high level of performance all the same, so look out for savings if you can.

HotUKDeals is the best place for Mac buyers to keep track of deals from leading UK retailers like Currys, Argos, John Lewis, Amazon and even the Apple Store itself. As deals are announced, our army of discount-hunters post them up for everyone to enjoy, so bookmark the MacBook Pro pages and get the best possible price on your next laptop.