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13" MacBook pro, Latest spec £879.00 @ Amazon
13" MacBook pro, Latest spec £879.00 @ Amazon

13" MacBook pro, Latest spec £879.00 @ Amazon

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Please don't flame for posting an Apple deal but if you are in the market for a Macbook this is a really good price.

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Good price! Have some heat! It's 999 on apple and currys/pc world

good looking machines and great o/s, but those specs are turrible for 1000.00, you can get a quad laptop for that

i am not a mac hater, just think they overprice

Good price yes ... for an old model.

The latest version has the i3 / i5 CPU, this one on Amazon is a C2D so it's old stock they're shifting. However if you want a Mac it's still good.

canada16

good looking machines and great o/s, but those specs are turrible for … good looking machines and great o/s, but those specs are turrible for 1000.00, you can get a quad laptop for that i am not a mac hater, just think they overprice



What part of "please don't flame" is so hard to understand? As the OP said, this deal is for people who are "in the market for a Macbook". If you think Macs in general are too expensive then this deal is not for you. Ignore it and move on.

Why do Mac threads always fill up with people 'educating' us on why we shouldn't buy them? The same rarely happens on PC threads.

Original Poster

It's the latest model for 13", Apple don't do an i5 or i7 in that size sxreen

Q-Tec

Good price yes ... for an old model. The latest version has the i3 / i5 … Good price yes ... for an old model. The latest version has the i3 / i5 CPU, this one on Amazon is a C2D so it's old stock they're shifting. However if you want a Mac it's still good.



As mike said the base spec model is C2D not i5/i7 these are only available in a 15inch model.

Apple went with the C2D over the i3 due to, negligeable difference in speed and would compromise the 10hour battery life. The logic board was already available for that model utilising a C2D so would be a waste of resource and bump the price if they shifted to the i3.


Good deal, KRCS do it for £920 and as somone mentioned its £999 from Apple, even the refurb ones are £849.

Mr Skills

What part of "please don't flame" is so hard to understand?



Not wishing to speak on behalf of the poster you are referring to, but I would like to know when this site stopped being an open forum for feedback?

For the record, I haven't voted (yet) on this deal either way.

If I wanted a macbook or mac I'd buy from Apple using this link and pay £730 for current spec

apple.com/uk_…828

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DevilMan

Not wishing to speak on behalf of the poster you are referring to, but I … Not wishing to speak on behalf of the poster you are referring to, but I would like to know when this site stopped being an open forum for feedback? :|For the record, I haven't voted (yet) on this deal either way.



Lol i was meaning about the usual mac v pc wars that start everytime a mac gets mentioned.

sphibberd

If I wanted a macbook or mac I'd buy from Apple using this link and pay … If I wanted a macbook or mac I'd buy from Apple using this link and pay £730 for current spec;)www.apple.com/uk_edu_5000828



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sphibberd

If I wanted a macbook or mac I'd buy from Apple using this link and pay … If I wanted a macbook or mac I'd buy from Apple using this link and pay £730 for current spec;)www.apple.com/uk_edu_5000828



and if i wanted to post a cheaper link i'd actually post a link that works

Celticsun

As mike said the base spec model is C2D not i5/i7 these are only … As mike said the base spec model is C2D not i5/i7 these are only available in a 15inch model.Apple went with the C2D over the i3 due to, negligeable difference in speed and would compromise the 10hour battery life. The logic board was already available for that model utilising a C2D so would be a waste of resource and bump the price if they shifted to the i3.Good deal, KRCS do it for £920 and as somone mentioned its £999 from Apple, even the refurb ones are £849.



I stand corrected, thank you sir!

I've been so busy looking at the 15in models that I assumed that all versions had moved to the i CPU's. With this in mind, this price does make it a very good deal!

try this - even better 'cos it works: store.apple.com/uk_…828

albeit the macbook pro is £850ish before the pedants jump on this thread - and you know who you are!

Agreed you can get it cheaper through education discount or NHS employee discount etc. but unless you are actually apart of these bodies you are actually buying these through fraudulant means. So don't come crying if you get a letter requesting the full amount or you get your orders cancelled.

No a wheel model, so voted cold.

sphibberd

If I wanted a macbook or mac I'd buy from Apple using this link and pay … If I wanted a macbook or mac I'd buy from Apple using this link and pay £730 for current spec;)www.apple.com/uk_edu_5000828



This is a MacBook Pro, not MacBook.

The compariable MacBook Pro is £858.93, so it is cheaper, but not by that much!

Its £888.25 at Dixons with 3% Quidco.

Also, Dixons pricematch Amazon, not sure if that would affect your cashback though.

dixons.co.uk/gbu…tml

weiran

This is a MacBook Pro, not MacBook.The compariable MacBook Pro is … This is a MacBook Pro, not MacBook.The compariable MacBook Pro is £858.93, so it is cheaper, but not by that much!



Exactly, this is a brilliant deal for those who are ineligible for education discount.

Q-Tec

Good price yes ... for an old model. The latest version has the i3 / i5 … Good price yes ... for an old model. The latest version has the i3 / i5 CPU, this one on Amazon is a C2D so it's old stock they're shifting. However if you want a Mac it's still good.

I appreciate comments like this as I dont know too much about Macs - so thank you !!

P

Decent deal, once you've had Mac, you won't go back.

hey my wifes an NHS employee! i didnt know she got a discount. do you know how much they get

cheers mate

moko84

Decent deal, once you've had Mac, you won't go back.



I did.

Nice deal if you've got the dosh to blow.

Good price. I'm actually looking for a MacBook at the moment, but I don't think this model would be good enough.

I want to be running Lord of the Rings Online on it (either via BootCamp or from OSX with CrossOver Games), and I don't think the graphics card in the new models would be good enough. It's the 320M, which is better than the 9400/9600M from previous models, but I'm pretty sure this card doesn't have any dedicated memory, only 256MB shared with main memory. Whereas, I think, the 9400/9600M can have either 256 or 512MB or dedicated SDRAM.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this spec of 13" would probably have some trouble running the game. I'd love to be wrong though. If I was, I'd buy this instantly.

Is this model on Amazon.co.uk (£1043.26 "out of stock, 1-3 months") exactly the same as the higher specced 13" 2.66Ghz MacBookPro (that retails at £1249.00 on the Apple Store)?

Seems a good deal at £205.74 less if so (albeit out of stock)


EDIT ... just compared the specs on the Amazon and Apple stores, and it's the same model

13"
2.66 Ghz
Intel Core 2 Duo
4Gb RAM
320Gb hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 320M

£1043.26 Amazon
£1249.00 Apple

canada16

good looking machines and great o/s, but those specs are turrible for … good looking machines and great o/s, but those specs are turrible for 1000.00, you can get a quad laptop for that i am not a mac hater, just think they overprice



C'mon then, show us a comparable machine please.

Very nicely specced PC with some interesting styling. Good price for this model compared to elsewhere.

If you don't like the "alternative" operating system provided then fear not as you can install Windows on it utilizing a bootloader called Boot Camp which is freely available from the system manufacturer.

price of this deal has gone up to £882.50 (from £879.90)

tempted to buy another one for my business my last year model is wearing out.

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pill

I appreciate comments like this as I dont know too much about Macs - so … I appreciate comments like this as I dont know too much about Macs - so thank you !!P



this is the latest spec 13" macbook pro mate

Q-Tec

Good price yes ... for an old model. The latest version has the i3 / i5 … Good price yes ... for an old model. The latest version has the i3 / i5 CPU, this one on Amazon is a C2D so it's old stock they're shifting. However if you want a Mac it's still good.



Someone might have already mentioned this, but the i3/i5 is not in the latest 13" MBP. Only in the 15/17".

liddlefeesh

Someone might have already mentioned this, but the i3/i5 is not in the … Someone might have already mentioned this, but the i3/i5 is not in the latest 13" MBP. Only in the 15/17".



No they haven't but I was just about to, you beat me too it! Maybe these prices are reducing because of an impending 13" upgrade...

For those interested i can confirm that the education discount link works without problems. change the last 3 digits for a variety of universities and colleges to find the one applicable to you

Through this link - as well as this model being £855, you also get a 3 year student warranty, and you can get a rebate on an ipod also. I bought a 16GB nano and got a £120 rebate from apple.

If you want to chance your arm its well worth it but many of us do so you have the choice.

Incidentally - this IS the newest Macbook pro 13", and its still well withing its expected life so there should be no new model for at least 3 months.

On Macs vs PC's - I bought a win7 netbook a month before i bought my mac, my wife uses it to surf the net while she watches the telly. The big diffrence between win7 and osx is the error messages, mac never tells me its 'not responding', it never crashes programs and it never restarts itself without my permission. You dont buy a new pc and expect to get error messages within a day of starting it up !

Added some heat to the deal.

Regprentice

mac never tells me its 'not responding'

No, you just get a spinning beachball when it freezes
youtube.com/wat…_yM

Until Intel improve the integrated graphics in their Core i3/i5 processors, or start letting Nvidia create their own chipset for Core processors, its doubtful that 13" MacBook Pro will have Core i3 processors.

jonathanmusto

No they haven't but I was just about to, you beat me too it! Maybe these … No they haven't but I was just about to, you beat me too it! Maybe these prices are reducing because of an impending 13" upgrade...



This has only just been updated in the last 2 months

Irrespective of whether you think Macs are overpriced as a brand, and irrespective of whether you believe OS X is better or worse than Windows 7, on a like for like basis this deal is £120 cheaper (OK, £116.50 now) than the same product purchased from the Apple store.

If you are after a 13" MacBook Pro then this is plain and simple an excellent deal.

(And if you are after a 15" MacBook Pro then this deal is equally good, if not better)

You'll also be hard-pressed to find another 13" notebook that is as mobile, as durable and long-lasting, as well as having a built-in optical drive in addition to a very capable graphics chip. I'd like to see the alternatives people are suggesting that have the same size screen as this thing.

kowalski

Is this model on Amazon.co.uk (£1043.26 "out of stock, 1-3 months") … Is this model on Amazon.co.uk (£1043.26 "out of stock, 1-3 months") exactly the same as the higher specced 13" 2.66Ghz MacBookPro (that retails at £1249.00 on the Apple Store)?Seems a good deal at £205.74 less if so (albeit out of stock)EDIT ... just compared the specs on the Amazon and Apple stores, and it's the same model13"2.66 GhzIntel Core 2 Duo4Gb RAM320Gb hard driveNVIDIA GeForce 320M£1043.26 Amazon£1249.00 Apple



Damn... was too slow on this. Came back into stock on Amazon (well it changed from "1-3 months" to "in stock 18th July".. but then the price also went up £60 from £1043.26 to £1103.47)

Is there any negligible difference between the 2.4Ghz and the 2.66Ghz models that justifies the price (other than the hard drives 250gb vs 320gb .. which will probably be irrelevant as I'll swap it out for a SSD drive)

Very tempted to pull the trigger and get the £882.50 deal the OP posted

Original Poster

i doubt you'd see any real world difference between 2.4Ghz and 2.66Ghz mate tbh
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