Apple 12"" Macbook (Core M 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB SSD) - Space Grey - Apple Certified Refurbished (w/ FREE Chocolate Advent Calendar) £699.99 Delivered at IWOOT
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Apple 12"" Macbook (Core M 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB SSD) - Space Grey - Apple Certified Refurbished (w/ FREE Chocolate Advent Calendar) £699.99 Delivered at IWOOT

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Found 25th Apr
Same laptop is currently priced at £759 direct from Apple and other retailers, not to mention a FREE Chocolate Advent Calendar thrown in, what more could you really ask for?!?

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  • Originally released April 2015
  • 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display; 2304x1440 resolution at 226 pixels per inch
  • 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
  • 480p FaceTime Camera
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300

3 million pixels. 0.88 millimetres. Razor sharp.

The 12-inch Retina display on the new MacBook isn’t just picture perfect — it’s also paper thin. In fact, at just 0.88 millimetres, it’s the thinnest Retina display ever on a Mac. A specially developed automated manufacturing process forms the impossibly thin edge-to-edge glass that’s only 0.5 millimetres thick. And we reduced the space between display components for a tighter, more integrated design.

To deliver the gorgeous Retina experience on the sleek new MacBook, we had to innovate on every level, right down to the pixel. So we redesigned the pixels to create a larger aperture, allowing more light to pass through. This enabled us to use LED backlighting that’s 30 per cent more energy efficient than the Retina display on any other Mac notebook, yet still achieve the same level of vivid brightness.

The world’s most energy-efficient notebook.

Each aspect of the new MacBook — from the Retina display to the terraced battery to the advanced technologies of OS X — has been optimised to be as energy efficient as possible, with a typical energy consumption of 10.10 kWh per year. It also exceeds the low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR 6.1 qualification. And because the battery in the new MacBook requires less frequent charging, it leaves a smaller carbon footprint from day-to-day use.

Incredibly portable. With one amazing port.

To create a notebook as thin and light as the new MacBook, we had to strive for efficiency in every detail, right down to how it connects to peripherals and power. So we contributed to a new universal connectivity standard that combines the essential functions you need every day in one dynamic port. The amazing USB-C port offers charging, quick USB 3 data transfer for connecting to external devices and peripherals, and video output that supports HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort connections. All in a small, reversible design that’s one-third the size of the current USB port.

Ultra-fast all-flash storage. There’s a reason they call it ‘flash’.

Thanks to the super-fast read and write performance of the PCle-based flash storage, you’ll notice a difference in whatever you do. Starting up is really fast, apps launch quickly, and navigating the desktop feels fluid and responsive.

The Force Touch trackpad. Press a little deeper, do a lot more.

The new Force Touch trackpad may look like other trackpads on the surface, but underneath it’s unlike anything that’s existed before. Force sensors detect how much pressure you’re applying, and the new Taptic Engine provides a click sensation when you press anywhere on the surface. Now the click that once was a single, mechanical function is just the start of what you can do with Force Touch. The sensory capabilities of the Force Touch trackpad allow you to tell your MacBook what you want it to do based on subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply. This makes it possible to perform a variety of different actions in different apps, all on the same surface. And it can respond with haptic feedback you can actually feel, making your MacBook more usable and personal than ever before.

Traditional trackpads use a ‘diving board’ mechanism, which requires room underneath for the downward motion of a click and makes it harder to click the part of the surface closest to the keyboard. With the Force Touch trackpad, force sensors detect your click anywhere on the surface and move the trackpad laterally towards you, although the feel is the same familiar downward motion you’re accustomed to in a trackpad. The Taptic Engine also provides haptic feedback, so instead of just seeing what’s happening on the screen, you can feel it too. The trackpad sends a tangible response to your fingertip when you perform certain tasks, like aligning annotations on a PDF.

Innovation on every level.

To achieve all-day battery life,3 we needed to use every millimetre of space inside the slim MacBook enclosure. Traditional rectangular batteries leave unused space when placed in a curved enclosure, so we created a new type of battery technology that allowed for an innovative terraced battery cell, custom shaped to fit the specific contours of the enclosure. The result is 35 per cent more battery cell capacity than would have been possible before. So all the available space in the enclosure is used, and you have all the battery life you need to get you through the day.

OS X

Includes Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, Mac App Store and more.

Apple Certified Refurbished Products

  • Quality products at great prices
  • Rigorous refirbishment process prior to sale
  • Covered by Apple’s one-year limited warranty This will open a new window.
  • Covered by Apple’s 14-day returns policy This will open a new window.
  • AppleCareThis will open a new window. product can be purchased
  • Engraving and gift wrap not available for refurbished products
  • Supplies are limited
What’s in the Box

  • Refurbished MacBook
  • 29W USB-C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2m)
Specifications:

  • Processor
    • 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache
  • Memory
    • 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Storage
    • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
  • Graphics
    • Intel HD Graphics 5300
    • Dual display and video mirroring: simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840x2160 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colours.
    • 480p FaceTime camera
  • Input/Output
    • USB-C port with support for: Charging
    • USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
    • Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output
    • VGA output using USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter (sold separately)
    • HDMI video output using USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (sold separately)
  • Audio
    • Stereo speakers
    • Dual microphones
    • Headphone port
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
  • Wireless

    • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible;
    • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Size and weight
    • Height: 0.35-1.31 cm (0.14-0.52 inch)
    • Width: 28.05 cm (11.04 inches)
    • Depth: 19.65 cm (7.74 inches)
    • Weight: 0.92 kg (2.03 pounds)

Add the above to your basket, to get to the real item you want, the Sprouts Chocolate Advent Calendar!

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I’d want more than a £60 saving on a refurbished £700+ product
Think you've listed this wrong. Should be Advent Calendar £699.99 with Free Apple Macbook.

We all really know main attraction in this deal
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Think you've listed this wrong. Should be Advent Calendar £699.99 with Free Apple Macbook.

We all really know main attraction in this deal
I’d want more than a £60 saving on a refurbished £700+ product
sparklehedgehog43 m ago

I’d want more than a £60 saving on a refurbished £700+ product



Agreed...
I still love my aging, heavily upgraded 2011 macbook but consider upgrading. However I fear a 1.1ghz CPU would feel sluggish very quick after initial setup. Would this even handle VMware to run a few windows-only apps?
sparklehedgehog58 m ago

I’d want more than a £60 saving on a refurbished £700+ product


I think the saving is over Apple's refurbished price. The cheapest new one is £1,249.00!!
Sir_Deadpool_of_Awesome2 h, 21 m ago

I still love my aging, heavily upgraded 2011 macbook but consider …I still love my aging, heavily upgraded 2011 macbook but consider upgrading. However I fear a 1.1ghz CPU would feel sluggish very quick after initial setup. Would this even handle VMware to run a few windows-only apps?


I had the second gen mid-range version and it was OK for basic stuff. Once the CPU hits peak temp from Turbo Boosting, which doesn't take much, it'll throttle back and you'll be wishing for more horsepower.

I wouldn't bother with VM unless you're running Notepad on Windows 7 or earlier. Sierra eats up most of the 8GB RAM so VM with limited RAM and a Core M that throttles easily would be less than fluid.
Edited by: "dealmeup" 25th Apr
Sir_Deadpool_of_Awesome25th Apr

I still love my aging, heavily upgraded 2011 macbook but consider …I still love my aging, heavily upgraded 2011 macbook but consider upgrading. However I fear a 1.1ghz CPU would feel sluggish very quick after initial setup. Would this even handle VMware to run a few windows-only apps?



I’m using this same machine for more than a year for general use & including VMWare that run windows server 2005 and oracle db.. it’s fast enough and responsive.. never notice any big difference between this and my new MacBook pro with touch bar that is running the same setup as my macbook 12”.
Hmm; it’s the 2015 base model which didn’t review spectacularly well.

I have the 2016 m5 model which is much improved. In my experience, pay a bit more for a more recent model, preferably from John Lewis so you get the extra warranty.
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