2019 Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Touch Bar with Touch ID, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Space Grey - £1059.97 @ John Lewis & Partners
195°

2019 Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Touch Bar with Touch ID, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Space Grey - £1059.97 @ John Lewis & Partners

£1,059.97 Free P&P FreeJohn Lewis & Partners Deals
37
Posted 22nd May
The 2019 MacBook Pro 13” features Apple’s Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor and Retina display with True Tone technology for speed, security and sharpness. It’s fitted with an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor (1.4GHz, with boost to 3.9GHz) and 8GB RAM to make it even more powerful.

Simple Touch
The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of the keyboard. It changes automatically based on what you’re doing to show you relevant tools you already know how to use, such as system controls like volume and brightness, interactive ways to adjust or browse through content, intelligent typing features like emoji and predictive text and more.

The Touch Bar also features Touch ID to let you unlock your MacBook Pro with a single touch of a finger. It also allows you to use Apple Pay to make secure online payments without too much hassle.

T2 Security Chip
All MacBook Pros are fitted with Apple’s T2 Security Chip, which includes a Secure Enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities to give you a secure digital environment to operate in.

What is RAM?
RAM (Random Access Memory) is different to the permanent storage provided by hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD) or memory cards in your equipment. RAM is used by your device to temporarily store data to carry out everyday operations. The more RAM your machine has, the faster you can expect it to open and run programs.

This device has 8GB RAM.

Solid State Drive
The 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) gives you capacity to store your documents and media, while ensuring speedy and dependable access to your files and programs. SSDs are much faster than regular hard drives and don't use moving parts to work, making them more reliable and quieter.

Retina display
Featuring 500 nits brightness, the MacBook Pro 13” delivers deep blacks and bright whites. It supports wide colour for even more vibrant greens and reds than with sRGB – this makes for more true-to-life pictures with realistically vivid details.

Typing and clicking
Interacting with MacBook Pro is a smooth experience all round. The updated keyboard is a pleasure to use, while the spacious Force Touch Trackpad with Multi-Touch gestures support gives your fingers plenty of room to gesture and click.

Additional information: manufacturers often update their Operating System (OS) software over the course of a device’s lifespan – this means that your product might ship with a more advanced OS than specified.
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
lucas22/05/2020 16:09

Isn’t this the dodgy keyboard one?


It is

But ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know many people with different butterfly keyboard models and none of them had any problems.
Same thing as with bending iPhones 6 Plus ... everyone heard about it - but it didn’t happen to anyone in real life.
Edited by: "Adam_Adamkiewicz" 22nd May
Adam_Adamkiewicz22/05/2020 16:11

It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know …It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know many people with different butterfly keyboard models and none of them had any problems. Same thing as with bending iPhones 6 Plus ... everyone heard about it - but it didn’t happen to anyone in real life.


This is nonsense.

I have this keyboard in the MacBook and it’s garbage compared to my old retina MBP from 2014. You can stick your fingers in your ears and try and pretend ‘it ain’t so’, but it is.

Avoid this and spend the extra in the new version, with the update keyboard - because the old one was terrible.
Edited by: "manbearpig" 22nd May
Adam_Adamkiewicz22/05/2020 16:11

It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know …It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know many people with different butterfly keyboard models and none of them had any problems. Same thing as with bending iPhones 6 Plus ... everyone heard about it - but it didn’t happen to anyone in real life.


I’m in the market for a MacBook but I’d rather pay for the newer one than than have the risk of the old keyboard . They should really just recall them and recycle.
Ok it’s a decent saving but my 2 year old iPhone has twice as much storage as that
37 Comments
Isn’t this the dodgy keyboard one?
lucas22/05/2020 16:09

Isn’t this the dodgy keyboard one?


It is

But ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know many people with different butterfly keyboard models and none of them had any problems.
Same thing as with bending iPhones 6 Plus ... everyone heard about it - but it didn’t happen to anyone in real life.
Edited by: "Adam_Adamkiewicz" 22nd May
lucas22/05/2020 16:09

Isn’t this the dodgy keyboard one?


Yep, the same ticking time bomb butterfly keyboard.
Ok it’s a decent saving but my 2 year old iPhone has twice as much storage as that
frobozz22/05/2020 16:13

Ok it’s a decent saving but my 2 year old iPhone has twice as much storage …Ok it’s a decent saving but my 2 year old iPhone has twice as much storage as that


Is it a decent saving - looks like 10% or so to me?
Edited by: "KentishLad" 22nd May
Adam_Adamkiewicz22/05/2020 16:11

It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know …It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know many people with different butterfly keyboard models and none of them had any problems. Same thing as with bending iPhones 6 Plus ... everyone heard about it - but it didn’t happen to anyone in real life.


I’m in the market for a MacBook but I’d rather pay for the newer one than than have the risk of the old keyboard . They should really just recall them and recycle.
natlol22/05/2020 16:24

I know it is hassle but aren’t Applereplacing the k …I know it is hassle but aren’t Applereplacing the keyboardshttps://support.apple.com/en-gb/keyboard-service-program-for-mac-notebooks


Yeah if you’re that desperate to save £139 quid, personally I’d just buy the latest one (preferably with a student discount)
lucas22/05/2020 16:19

I’m in the market for a MacBook but I’d rather pay for the newer one than t …I’m in the market for a MacBook but I’d rather pay for the newer one than than have the risk of the old keyboard . They should really just recall them and recycle.


You are joking right? What a waste. I have had mine for over 2 years and not one issue.
natlol22/05/2020 16:24

I know it is hassle but aren’t Applereplacing the k …I know it is hassle but aren’t Applereplacing the keyboardshttps://support.apple.com/en-gb/keyboard-service-program-for-mac-notebooks


are they just replacing like for like if they go wrong or installing a new keyboard? Interested as I have one of the models and haven't had any issues yet. I paid about £2500 for mine with 1TB, 16gb ram and i7. Great computers, the Touch Bar doesn't really get used though.
128gb sad = illegal in 2017
adzzzz22/05/2020 16:36

You are joking right? What a waste. I have had mine for over 2 years and …You are joking right? What a waste. I have had mine for over 2 years and not one issue.


Yes it was a hilarious joke, buying an old flawed machine for 10% off
Only mac could charge this much!
Adam_Adamkiewicz22/05/2020 16:11

It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know …It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know many people with different butterfly keyboard models and none of them had any problems. Same thing as with bending iPhones 6 Plus ... everyone heard about it - but it didn’t happen to anyone in real life.


This is nonsense.

I have this keyboard in the MacBook and it’s garbage compared to my old retina MBP from 2014. You can stick your fingers in your ears and try and pretend ‘it ain’t so’, but it is.

Avoid this and spend the extra in the new version, with the update keyboard - because the old one was terrible.
Edited by: "manbearpig" 22nd May
natlol22/05/2020 16:24

I know it is hassle but aren’t Applereplacing the k …I know it is hassle but aren’t Applereplacing the keyboardshttps://support.apple.com/en-gb/keyboard-service-program-for-mac-notebooks


It’s the same keyboard, just less prone to sticky keys. It’s a flawed mechanism. As said - AVOID.
For an extra £130ish get the new one with the reliable keyboard (plus esc key and inverted T arrows) and larger 256GB SSD surely?
Edited by: "conradj1" 22nd May
jezzery22/05/2020 16:36

are they just replacing like for like if they go wrong or installing a new …are they just replacing like for like if they go wrong or installing a new keyboard? Interested as I have one of the models and haven't had any issues yet. I paid about £2500 for mine with 1TB, 16gb ram and i7. Great computers, the Touch Bar doesn't really get used though.


I think the keyboard is embedded into the body or something? Think they have take pretty much everything out to get to it. With my MBP, they just replaced it. Not a fan of the touch bar tbh and its had mixed responses. Think Apple met critics half way with a physical escape key.
lucas22/05/2020 16:19

I’m in the market for a MacBook but I’d rather pay for the newer one than t …I’m in the market for a MacBook but I’d rather pay for the newer one than than have the risk of the old keyboard . They should really just recall them and recycle.


The butterfly keyboard isn’t really that bad. It’s quite nice to use.
Jeez, 128gb, Under 100gb once you've loaded some software. Plus its John Lewis, read their Trustpilot, and from experience, 2 stars is generous!
Is this really worth saving £150 (much less with student/staff discounts) over something with a significantly better keyboard and twice the storage? Anyone who’s looking to buy a £1,000+ MBP new surely isn’t going for one of these over a 2020?
Avatar
deleted2496699
Hugely overated devices
Decent. Heat from me😄
paul.jacobs22/05/2020 21:15

Jeez, 128gb, Under 100gb once you've loaded some software. Plus its John …Jeez, 128gb, Under 100gb once you've loaded some software. Plus its John Lewis, read their Trustpilot, and from experience, 2 stars is generous!


The main reason John Lewis have 2 stars on TrustPilot is because they don't pay the website to send emails to customers for routine reviews. Hence people mainly leave reviews when they have criticism. Not saying that 2 stars is correct or incorrect, but worth knowing how the system works before making judgement.
128gb is a no go! You’ll regret it after a few months
128GB is plenty to sit in Starbucks for 8 hours, with a single flat white.
Adam_Adamkiewicz22/05/2020 16:11

It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know …It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know many people with different butterfly keyboard models and none of them had any problems. Same thing as with bending iPhones 6 Plus ... everyone heard about it - but it didn’t happen to anyone in real life.



Semi agree, But it does have a high failure rate and the butterfly keyboard is a disaster waiting to happen due to its design, they even riveted the bloody thing to the MacBook so the repair is seriously involved and The official fix is to replace the lower half of the laptop !!! This is compared to changing the keyboard on most laptops which takes 5mins.

youtu.be/Bvs…5Ek

if I’m spending £1k on a laptop, I want it to be trouble free for several years. Heck my £500 Lenovo is 8 years old / trouble free and is just as quick as most laptops after having it’s SSD fitted.
Edited by: "Bikerdanny" 23rd May
Adam_Adamkiewicz22/05/2020 16:11

It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know …It isBut ... the problem was blown out of proportion by media... I know many people with different butterfly keyboard models and none of them had any problems. Same thing as with bending iPhones 6 Plus ... everyone heard about it - but it didn’t happen to anyone in real life.


And I bought one about two years ago for £1750 that has hardly been used and I have a faulty N key that either ignores presses or gives me several characters. It has probably not had twenty five battery cycles. In that whole time I’ve used it mainly for web surfing and only an hour or two at a time. Don’t let anyone tell you that Macs hold their value. Mine is a perfect example of that not being true.
paul.jacobs22/05/2020 21:15

Jeez, 128gb, Under 100gb once you've loaded some software. Plus its John …Jeez, 128gb, Under 100gb once you've loaded some software. Plus its John Lewis, read their Trustpilot, and from experience, 2 stars is generous!


I think that 128GB is a really bad choice. Your don’t get do internal upgrades and why would you want the bling spoiling with external drives ?
kwl14722/05/2020 19:09

I think the keyboard is embedded into the body or something? Think they …I think the keyboard is embedded into the body or something? Think they have take pretty much everything out to get to it. With my MBP, they just replaced it. Not a fan of the touch bar tbh and its had mixed responses. Think Apple met critics half way with a physical escape key.


There are dozens of rivets holding the keyboard in place. They have to give you a whole new top case and battery to give you a new keyboard. As far as I know, you get the same crappy version again.
128gb and over 100 heat. The power of apple.
I've not commented on here since posting the deal.

1. Some saying this is not a good deal. >10% cheaper than anywhere else makes it worthy of inclusion on this site whether you consider MacBooks overpriced or not.
2. 128GB storage isn't an issue for those who use cloud storage
3. Others stating that you should pay a little more for the 2020 version: the cheapest equivalent 2020 model I can find is 25% more.
4. John Lewis give a 2 year warranty. Fantastic service whenever I have used it as it is no quibble, and a year longer than any other stores offers (including Apple themselves).
netdudeuk23/05/2020 07:48

There are dozens of rivets holding the keyboard in place. They have to …There are dozens of rivets holding the keyboard in place. They have to give you a whole new top case and battery to give you a new keyboard. As far as I know, you get the same crappy version again.



Yes I wasn’t clear in my answer, looking back on it again but yes that is essentially what happens. The top case and battery gets replaced and everything else gets reused including the keyboard. So technically you have a new keyboard but design wise you won’t get a resolution to it. Quite annoying truth be told. The only quality I like about laptops running windows are their general repairability.
I just bought this model from Currys. Great little machine for the now reduced price. Unless you're going to be doing tons of typing, I wouldn't worry about the keyboard - it's fine. But be aware that the SSD drive is NOT upgradeable so you are stuck with 128Gb and use of external storage.
For all the people who have recommended avoiding this model due to the keyboard, are you suggesting to go for the 2020 model?
frobozz22/05/2020 16:13

Ok it’s a decent saving but my 2 year old iPhone has twice as much storage …Ok it’s a decent saving but my 2 year old iPhone has twice as much storage as that


Depends what you use it for. I use my 2013 MBP with 128Gb storage every day. Most of my documents stored in the cloud. Got me through 3 years of Uni, and still my daily device 4 years after graduating.
Only a touchbar. No full touch screen. Out of date.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text