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2017 Apple MacBook 12", Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 615, Silver 2 year guarantee £999 at John Lewis & Partners

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Hot on the heels of the reduced price of the m3 Macbook, JL have reduced the price of the next model up.

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Let the Apple vs PC debate begin...
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Apple's goal with this MacBook was to do the impossible: engineer a full‑size experience into the thinnest, lightest Mac notebook yet. And not only is it compact — it’s more powerful than ever. The new MacBook delivers up to 20 per cent faster performance with new seventh‑generation Intel Core i5.

Faster than ever
Now equipped with seventh-generation Intel Core processor, MacBook is snappier than ever. From daily tasks like launching apps and opening files to more advanced computing, you can power through your day thanks to faster SSDs and Turbo Boost processing.

Silent design
MacBook was built for virtually silent performance. Its processor runs on just 5 watts of power, which generates less heat and eliminates the need for a fan to cool the computer. Instead, the logic board is seated on an anisotropic graphite sheet that helps disperse any heat. So you won’t hear a thing while your MacBook is hard at work.

Retina display
The stunning 12-inch Retina display on MacBook is truly something to behold. With over 3 million pixels and edge-to-edge glass, every image leaps off the screen in rich, vibrant detail.

Comfortable typing
Using the brand's second-generation butterfly mechanism, the keyboard experience is refined for greater comfort and responsiveness. So when your finger strikes a key, it goes down and bounces back with a crisp motion that you’ll appreciate the moment you start typing.

Force Touch trackpad
The pressure-sensing capabilities of the Force Touch trackpad allow you to tell your MacBook what you want it to do based on subtle differences in pressure. Click anywhere to perform a variety of actions in different apps, all on the same surface, without lifting a finger. And the Taptic Engine provides haptic feedback that adds a sense of touch to what you see on the screen.

Multi-Touch gestures make it easy and intuitive to interact with your MacBook. Scroll in any direction, swipe through web pages, pinch, rotate or Force click to unlock other useful capabilities. Click and continue to press on the trackpad to enable new capabilities, like looking up the definition of a word, previewing a file in the Finder, or creating a new Calendar event when you Force click a date in the text of an email.

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.

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the__cat18/06/2019 20:44

m3 nearly as good as i5? Really? You sure?I've had both. The i5 was worlds …m3 nearly as good as i5? Really? You sure?I've had both. The i5 was worlds ahead.


You do realise there are many variations of the i5 cpu as there are i3 and i7 etc? And that they can overlap and an i3 can be way more powerful than an i5. i3/i5/i7 doesn't dictate how powerful the processor is only what features Intel have enabled on it.

The i5 in this Macbook is the i5-7y54

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…873

The m3 in the other model is the m3-7y32

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…052

The benchmark scores difference will not be noticeable in day to day performance.

The i7 is barely an improvement either being the i7-7y75

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…880

All 3 are very low power cpus to maximise battery performance and get the 12 hours usage claimed by Apple.
Mojomaster197919/06/2019 07:43

But the "I must have a macbook to be accepted in society" sheep all flock …But the "I must have a macbook to be accepted in society" sheep all flock time after time. You have to chuckle.


Imagine being this jealous because you can't afford one lol
the__cat18/06/2019 21:19

OK buddy.You do understand that benchmarks in no way represent real-world …OK buddy.You do understand that benchmarks in no way represent real-world usage, yes?


LOL! You go and believe what you want just please don't go advising others on what computer to buy
Mojomaster197919/06/2019 08:36

Ah yes, the number one childish response. Bless you.


Because calling people sheep for buying a laptop is just sooooo mature..
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how does this compare with the 2018 macbook air i5? I'm guessing the air is better?
IamChris18/06/2019 15:59

how does this compare with the 2018 macbook air i5? I'm guessing the air …how does this compare with the 2018 macbook air i5? I'm guessing the air is better?



You mean the equivalent MBA which is £1400? Yes it better and also 40% more expensive.
dush_yant18/06/2019 16:04

You mean the equivalent MBA which is £1400? Yes it better and also 40% …You mean the equivalent MBA which is £1400? Yes it better and also 40% more expensive.


I'm thinking about This one for my girlfriend from very. £979 after cashback. She won't need much storage so that's obviously not so good but also not a huge problem. From what I can see its got a bigger screen but about the same size. Is the cpu better or roughly the same?
But the air is bigger and heavier...my preferense is the 12". If you're looking at the Air I'd get a Pro, not much heavier or bigger.
Decent I guess - I've still got a 2013 model Macbook Air that's used regularly, so can't say its not lasted well!

OSX is a great operating system, and I'm still getting updates. Its no gaming machine (and neither is this) but for day to day use it'll work well for years to come... Although you do need to ask yourself what you want in a computer. If you're just after a thin/light computer for word processing/web browsing which is reasonably good looking and well built then a cheaper chomebook might be worth investigating
goldie85018/06/2019 16:14

But the air is bigger and heavier...my preferense is the 12". If you're …But the air is bigger and heavier...my preferense is the 12". If you're looking at the Air I'd get a Pro, not much heavier or bigger.


do you have a link for a pro about this price? they all seem so similar, it's very confusing
IamChris18/06/2019 16:58

do you have a link for a pro about this price? they all seem so similar, …do you have a link for a pro about this price? they all seem so similar, it's very confusing


johnlewis.com/201…381

£1100
For a comparison of the MacBook vs MBA see
macworld.co.uk/rev…058

However bear in mind this comparison was of the the M3 version at £799, in terms of the power ie processor speed there’s little difference for this one
ultimately it depends what you value -both are small and light

if my choice was the MBA at £1300 or the MB at the same price I might be tempted but this is much more storage for much less money-thats what I value. If I wanted to connect two displays for instance it would be the MBA
The cpu difference between the i5 and m3 is negligible (based on cpubenchmark scores) so the extra £200 is really just for double the storage.
goldie85018/06/2019 16:14

But the air is bigger and heavier...my preferense is the 12". If you're …But the air is bigger and heavier...my preferense is the 12". If you're looking at the Air I'd get a Pro, not much heavier or bigger.


What?
Sp0oner18/06/2019 19:17

The cpu difference between the i5 and m3 is negligible (based on …The cpu difference between the i5 and m3 is negligible (based on cpubenchmark scores) so the extra £200 is really just for double the storage.


m3 nearly as good as i5? Really? You sure?

I've had both. The i5 was worlds ahead.
the__cat18/06/2019 20:44

m3 nearly as good as i5? Really? You sure?I've had both. The i5 was worlds …m3 nearly as good as i5? Really? You sure?I've had both. The i5 was worlds ahead.


You do realise there are many variations of the i5 cpu as there are i3 and i7 etc? And that they can overlap and an i3 can be way more powerful than an i5. i3/i5/i7 doesn't dictate how powerful the processor is only what features Intel have enabled on it.

The i5 in this Macbook is the i5-7y54

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…873

The m3 in the other model is the m3-7y32

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…052

The benchmark scores difference will not be noticeable in day to day performance.

The i7 is barely an improvement either being the i7-7y75

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…880

All 3 are very low power cpus to maximise battery performance and get the 12 hours usage claimed by Apple.
the__cat18/06/2019 20:44

m3 nearly as good as i5? Really? You sure?I've had both. The i5 was worlds …m3 nearly as good as i5? Really? You sure?I've had both. The i5 was worlds ahead.


From EveryMac.com;

37889934-d9dC7.jpg
You are assuming the i5 must be much better, highly unlikely you have owned both.
I bought the same from JL in January same price but it came with 3 year warranty. Great deal anyways
Sp0oner18/06/2019 21:00

You do realise there are many variations of the i5 cpu as there are i3 and …You do realise there are many variations of the i5 cpu as there are i3 and i7 etc? And that they can overlap and an i3 can be way more powerful than an i5. i3/i5/i7 doesn't dictate how powerful the processor is only what features Intel have enabled on it.The i5 in this Macbook is the i5-7y54https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-7Y54+%40+1.20GHz&id=2873The m3 in the other model is the m3-7y32https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+m3-7Y32+%40+1.10GHz&id=3052The benchmark scores difference will not be noticeable in day to day performance.The i7 is barely an improvement either being the i7-7y75https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-7Y75+%40+1.30GHz&id=2880All 3 are very low power cpus to maximise battery performance and get the 12 hours usage claimed by Apple.


I do realise.

Fact is, the m3 is never close to an i5 if you compare chips of a similar age. You're obviously comparing an older i5 with a newer m3. If you'd said the m5 I'd tend to be more inclined to agree though.

Also, you're generalising somewhat. Define "day to day performance". Your day-to-day may be (and probably is) different to mine.
ezzer7218/06/2019 21:00

From EveryMac.com;[Image] You are assuming the i5 must be much better, …From EveryMac.com;[Image] You are assuming the i5 must be much better, highly unlikely you have owned both.


I have owned several. My employer has also given me 2 different MacBooks for work use.
the__cat18/06/2019 21:11

I do realise.Fact is, the m3 is never close to an i5 if you compare chips …I do realise.Fact is, the m3 is never close to an i5 if you compare chips of a similar age. You're obviously comparing an older i5 with a newer m3. If you'd said the m5 I'd tend to be more inclined to agree though.Also, you're generalising somewhat. Define "day to day performance". Your day-to-day may be (and probably is) different to mine.


You clearly have no idea what on earth you are talking about. I have posted the links to the cpu benchmark scores for all 3 variants of the 2017 Macbook 12" and quite clearly they are not miles apart but almost the same.
the__cat18/06/2019 21:11

I do realise.Fact is, the m3 is never close to an i5 if you compare chips …I do realise.Fact is, the m3 is never close to an i5 if you compare chips of a similar age. You're obviously comparing an older i5 with a newer m3. If you'd said the m5 I'd tend to be more inclined to agree though.Also, you're generalising somewhat. Define "day to day performance". Your day-to-day may be (and probably is) different to mine.


My article shows the data for both 2017 machines - a 2% difference.
Sp0oner18/06/2019 21:14

You clearly have no idea what on earth you are talking about. I have …You clearly have no idea what on earth you are talking about. I have posted the links to the cpu benchmark scores for all 3 variants of the 2017 Macbook 12" and quite clearly they are not miles apart but almost the same.


OK buddy.

You do understand that benchmarks in no way represent real-world usage, yes?
ezzer7218/06/2019 21:15

My article shows the data for both 2017 machines - a 2% difference.


As above...
the__cat18/06/2019 21:19

OK buddy.You do understand that benchmarks in no way represent real-world …OK buddy.You do understand that benchmarks in no way represent real-world usage, yes?


LOL! You go and believe what you want just please don't go advising others on what computer to buy
ezzer7218/06/2019 21:15

My article shows the data for both 2017 machines - a 2% difference.


I think we are replying to someone incapable of understanding they are wrong
the__cat18/06/2019 21:20

As above...


So tell me just how is the i5 in this 2017 Macbook 12" better than the m3 in the 2017 Macbook 12"? Please explain to us all.
Sp0oner18/06/2019 21:25

I think we are replying to someone incapable of understanding they are …I think we are replying to someone incapable of understanding they are wrong


How ironic.
the__cat18/06/2019 21:30

How ironic.


Come on answer my previous post if you want to claim i'm wrong as well as Ezzer72 where we have both posted evidence to show what you are saying is utter tosh.

Just another discussion on the m3 vs i5 in the 2017 machines just to help you along

forums.macrumors.com/thr…71/

You can tell them they are wrong too as well as the author of the EveryMac.com article Ezzer72 posted above.
Sp0oner18/06/2019 22:18

Come on answer my previous post if you want to claim i'm wrong as well as …Come on answer my previous post if you want to claim i'm wrong as well as Ezzer72 where we have both posted evidence to show what you are saying is utter tosh.Just another discussion on the m3 vs i5 in the 2017 machines just to help you alonghttps://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macbook-m3-vs-i5-2017.2117871/You can tell them they are wrong too as well as the author of the EveryMac.com article Ezzer72 posted above.


*opens popcorn*
I5, integrated graphics for £1k lol..
Aquacadabra19/06/2019 07:25

I5, integrated graphics for £1k lol..


But the "I must have a macbook to be accepted in society" sheep all flock time after time. You have to chuckle.
Mojomaster197919/06/2019 07:43

But the "I must have a macbook to be accepted in society" sheep all flock …But the "I must have a macbook to be accepted in society" sheep all flock time after time. You have to chuckle.



johnlewis.com/mic…760

IamChris18/06/2019 15:59

how does this compare with the 2018 macbook air i5? I'm guessing the air …how does this compare with the 2018 macbook air i5? I'm guessing the air is better?


2018 macbook air i5 better
Aquacadabra19/06/2019 07:25

I5, integrated graphics for £1k lol..


I too, like to cherry pick specs to suit my narrative.
PhilKelix219/06/2019 08:28

I too, like to cherry pick specs to suit my narrative.


OK ok, a 512gb SSD is quite good as normally you would get a 256gb, or 1 TB HDD.

Ain't no selling this as a good deal in any way though. Oh wait, sheep.
Aquacadabra19/06/2019 07:25

I5, integrated graphics for £1k lol..


Having dedicated graphics in this machine would defeat the purpose of the machine which is to be as small, portable and efficient as possible.

It's like comparing a hatchback to a small van. Completely different use cases.
Mojomaster197919/06/2019 07:43

But the "I must have a macbook to be accepted in society" sheep all flock …But the "I must have a macbook to be accepted in society" sheep all flock time after time. You have to chuckle.


Imagine being this jealous because you can't afford one lol
Aquacadabra19/06/2019 08:29

OK ok, a 512gb SSD is quite good as normally you would get a 256gb, or 1 …OK ok, a 512gb SSD is quite good as normally you would get a 256gb, or 1 TB HDD. Ain't no selling this as a good deal in any way though. Oh wait, sheep.


Can you find this model cheaper? If no, it's a hot deal.
ibz10019/06/2019 08:32

Imagine being this jealous because you can't afford one lol


Ah yes, the number one childish response. Bless you.
Mojomaster197919/06/2019 08:36

Ah yes, the number one childish response. Bless you.


Because calling people sheep for buying a laptop is just sooooo mature..
ibz10019/06/2019 08:31

Having dedicated graphics in this machine would defeat the purpose of the …Having dedicated graphics in this machine would defeat the purpose of the machine which is to be as small, portable and efficient as possible.It's like comparing a hatchback to a small van. Completely different use cases.


Yea, and this a deal forum which is about saving money. Buying an overpriced badge is not saving money
Aquacadabra19/06/2019 08:40

Yea, and this a deal forum which is about saving money. Buying an …Yea, and this a deal forum which is about saving money. Buying an overpriced badge is not saving money


Depends on how long it lasts.

Presumably you'd say getting a £500 laptop over this would save you money, completely ignoring that it will last for half the time of this machine.

Same goes for iPhones. Yes the initial cost is larger but they last for twice to three as long as your average android due to the 6 years of OS support.

Buy cheap buy twice is a saying for a reason.
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