APPLE MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display £949 (+£100 Cashback) @ PC World
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APPLE MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display £949 (+£100 Cashback) @ PC World

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Found 21st Aug 2014
This is a crazy price for the Retina Macbook Pro!

£849 with the £100 cash back!

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If you buy it from Currys and use the O2 Priority Moments £50 off a £750 spend, then it is £799.

I strongly recommend you spend £50 and get the newer one;
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ChrisPalmer

If you buy it from Currys and use the O2 Priority Moments £50 off a £750 s … If you buy it from Currys and use the O2 Priority Moments £50 off a £750 spend, then it is £799.



You do realise that PC world and currys are the same company, you can use the O2 priority moment code at PC world as well not just currys.

This is the pre July-2014 model, with only 4Gb of RAM vs 8Gb on the latest model. (according to the specs on the site). Might be worth bearing that in mind when comparing to the £999 on the Apple store page. Having said said, £150 less for half the RAM is a good price!

Have some heat!

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rharper83

This is the pre July-2014 model, with only 4Gb of RAM vs 8Gb on the … This is the pre July-2014 model, with only 4Gb of RAM vs 8Gb on the latest model. (according to the specs on the site). Might be worth bearing that in mind when comparing to the £999 on the Apple store page. Having said said, £150 less for half the RAM is a good price!Have some heat!



Also, adding an extra 4Gb will cost pennies X)

sug7

Also, adding an extra 4Gb will cost pennies X)



Don't these all have soldered RAM now so you're stuck with what it arrives with?

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rharper83

Don't these all have soldered RAM now so you're stuck with what it … Don't these all have soldered RAM now so you're stuck with what it arrives with?



Just had a Google, interesting.... I never knew this!

sug7

Also, adding an extra 4Gb will cost pennies X)



Adding extra ram will not cost pennies, it will cost the price of a new MacBook Pro. The RAM is soldered to the main board and not upgradable.

johnnystorm

Don't these all have soldered RAM now so you're stuck with what it … Don't these all have soldered RAM now so you're stuck with what it arrives with?



Yes that is correct.
Go for the 8GB model right off the bat. You can't upgrade down the line.

8GB is a minimum really now a days. Especially for such a premium product/machine.
And if you're buying a macbook, you'll likely be keeping that machine for a while yet so futureproof it as much as you can.

K1LLER HORNET

Yes that is correct. Go for the 8GB model right off the bat. You can't … Yes that is correct. Go for the 8GB model right off the bat. You can't upgrade down the line. 8GB is a minimum really now a days. Especially for such a premium product/machine. And if you're buying a macbook, you'll likely be keeping that machine for a while yet so futureproof it as much as you can.



To be honest, whilst the cost of the extra ram is negligible, to be honest, 4GB will suit the majority of people who are just using these as an email/web surfing machine....truth is many Apple buyers like the build quality of the product and the OS but in truth they would never use or need the extra memory...yes it will speed things up but it will be hard to notice on things listed above...

That being said...both prices are good...so heat added for this deal

Lol if your using this for things where you won't notice 8gb of ram, then just buy a MacBook Air.

You gotta think about the future too, OSX is getting more ram hungry, with 10.10 being a little slower on 4gb etc.
For £50 on a non upgradable machine it's a no brainer.
Edited by: "Chris206" 21st Aug 2014

Absolutely go for the 8GB memory, these things keep - 4GB might be enough for today but you may be kicking yourself 2-3 years down the line; it will also help with resale value...

£847 on apple education for the new one with £60 apple gift card. Not that hot
Edited by: "Dan-Fish" 21st Aug 2014

jouster

To be honest, whilst the cost of the extra ram is negligible, to be … To be honest, whilst the cost of the extra ram is negligible, to be honest, 4GB will suit the majority of people who are just using these as an email/web surfing machine....truth is many Apple buyers like the build quality of the product and the OS but in truth they would never use or need the extra memory...yes it will speed things up but it will be hard to notice on things listed above...That being said...both prices are good...so heat added for this deal



While 4GB might be enough for today, (as mentioned above already) OSX is getting pretty RAM hungry so 8GB is going to be a must down the line.

You'd have to be a fool not to pay the extra £50 for double the RAM.

My wife bought MacBook Pro 2014 retina display 8GB model at £775 from HK just 2 weeks ago with free mouse. Brilliant notebook, loving it.

K1LLER HORNET

While 4GB might be enough for today, (as mentioned above already) OSX is … While 4GB might be enough for today, (as mentioned above already) OSX is getting pretty RAM hungry so 8GB is going to be a must down the line.You'd have to be a fool not to pay the extra £50 for double the RAM.



Yosemite will run fine on 4GB and as said above if just during and emails then its more than adequate...Ive already said that and 8GB isn't the norm nowadays...I already have had three iterations of MBA all with 4GB memory and have never feltI should have had or ever needed more..

If you are running any kind of hungrier programs with regards to memory then yes maybe you want 8GB....but there will be a lot of people in here that don't and will not ever need 8GB

jouster

Yosemite will run fine on 4GB and as said above if just during and emails … Yosemite will run fine on 4GB and as said above if just during and emails then its more than adequate...Ive already said that and 8GB isn't the norm nowadays...I already have had three iterations of MBA all with 4GB memory and have never feltI should have had or ever needed more..If you are running any kind of hungrier programs with regards to memory then yes maybe you want 8GB....but there will be a lot of people in here that don't and will not ever need 8GB



And what about the next OS? or the one after that?
The £50 you spend now on doubling the RAM will easily be made up when you come to sell it. And if you plan on keeping it indefinitely then you will want the extra memory.

A casual user will rarely ever 'need' more memory and likely doesn't know what it's for or what too little RAM would do, but 8GB will really help the system perform optimally behind the scenes not only today but 3-4 years down the line.

I advise anyone looking to buy this product to spend the little extra to get the extra RAM. I doubt many people would say otherwise.

Ok. You're right

I was looking at this, but is the HDD situation, as I currently have a windows 8 laptop with 1TB HDD, I need at least 750gb. The ablove mac comes with a Hard drive: 128 GB SSD?

newyork0900

I was looking at this, but is the HDD situation, as I currently have a … I was looking at this, but is the HDD situation, as I currently have a windows 8 laptop with 1TB HDD, I need at least 750gb. The ablove mac comes with a Hard drive: 128 GB SSD?



It's a solid state drive. Much faster than a traditional mechanical hard drive but also a lot smaller in terms of capacity.
If need more capacity I suggest getting some external storage whether it be flash drives/SD card (128GB Jetdrive available now for a fair price) or a USB 3.0 hard drive (2TB).

There's also the option of storing your data onto the cloud but then you're dependant on a good quality network connection.
If you spend most of the time in your home you can even store your files on a nas (network attached storage).

Picking up my Macbook later, used Perkz to get £1,100 of gift vouchers for £1,034 (6% off) then will be using o2 Priority Moments for another £100 off and then the £100 cashback, getting me the £1200 Macbook Pro for £934.

just purchased a macbook pro 8gb and used the following £100 02 priority moments offer plus the £100 cash back offer and 12 month BNPL. So £200 off so £799 after cash back! Am pleased as I think the £100 cash back deal ends today too!

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