Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 8GB 128GB SSD 13 inch Retina Display - £854.94 Laptops Direct (As new but box opened)
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Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 8GB 128GB SSD 13 inch Retina Display - £854.94 Laptops Direct (As new but box opened)

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Found 26th Jan 2015
Lowest price I have come across for this model. I know you can find the Macbook Air cheaper, however in my opinion it's worth paying a little more for the retina display!

Also at Apple for £849

store.apple.com/uk/…lay
- Steeljedi

GRADE A1 - As new but box opened
- rodman

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Display is superior to the Air & the hype always remains for the Air to get a retina display. This is great.

I bought this on launch direct from Apple with education discount for £847.20, got 3 years Apple care too and £60 store voucher (available at the time). So if you know anybody in higher education (students & teachers) ask them if they will order it for you. If not then this is a great price for a fantastic machine, hot from me.

this is average price anyway.. but good find

Bought a new macbook the other day but decided to get the non retina model as these are non upgradable all the components including the memory,battery and hard drive are soldered to the board.I voted hot anyway as its still a very good price for those who want this model but something to consider if planning on future upgrades.

DO NOT TRUST THIS WEBSITE! READ ONLINE REVIEWS. FROM MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I WOULD NEVER PURCHASE AGAIN FROM LAPTOPS DIRECT!!

In other news I've used laptops direct several times and never had any issues...

Grey imports with usa keyboards

I use laptops direct to buy laptops for business. I've ordered at least 30 laptops from them in 6 or 7 different orders and never been anything but impressed.

I have this model frm pcworld whatever you do don't upgrade the osx to Yosemite. Definitely will have wifi issues always disconnecting wish I didn't update it after 21 days otherwise would of return this. This is a good deal

toca73

I have this model frm pcworld whatever you do don't upgrade the osx to … I have this model frm pcworld whatever you do don't upgrade the osx to Yosemite. Definitely will have wifi issues always disconnecting wish I didn't update it after 21 days otherwise would of return this. This is a good deal

I had the same issue. yosemite kept crashing my softwares. What I did was i back all my work and wiped my drive from recovery mode and then reinstall mountain lion. Its easy. but did have to reinstall all my softwares again.

toca73

I have this model frm pcworld whatever you do don't upgrade the osx to … I have this model frm pcworld whatever you do don't upgrade the osx to Yosemite. Definitely will have wifi issues always disconnecting wish I didn't update it after 21 days otherwise would of return this. This is a good deal


i updated never had any issues..

all Apple laptops have usa keyboards?

mat2090

Grey imports with usa keyboards



Why be that fussy? I mean all Apple products are made by Chinese children who sleep on the factory floor anyway....

Edited by: "Elevation" 29th Jan 2015

Johnorama

all Apple laptops have usa keyboards?



The £ sign on the one I'm typing this on says otherwise.

Johnorama

all Apple laptops have usa keyboards?



US keyboard layout is different. You can recognise it most easily by the fact that the "return" key on the US layout is much smaller (more the size of the shift key), whereas on the UK version it is the usual 'Tetris' block shape.

xeroc

US keyboard layout is different. You can recognise it most easily by the … US keyboard layout is different. You can recognise it most easily by the fact that the "return" key on the US layout is much smaller (more the size of the shift key), whereas on the UK version it is the usual 'Tetris' block shape.



Nope, they are regionalized [sic]

Just updated to Yosemite 10.2.2 (btw only came out yesterday first update since Nov 17) which so far fixes the wifi problems on my new macbook pro exact model. All happy now! My old mac 2011 is permanently on mountain lion can't even handle maverick os without battery drain of 1 hour. Thanks for the replies.

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Elevation

Why be that fussy? I mean all Apple products are made by Chinese children … Why be that fussy? I mean all Apple products are made by Chinese children who sleep on the factory floor anyway....



Yeah except they're made in the same factories as pretty much all the consumer electronics you can buy today.

This is the same price as the apple outlet store: store.apple.com/uk/…lay

So cold sorry. Apple one comes as new with 12 month apple warranty.

ollie87

CommentYeah except they're made in the same factories as pretty much all … CommentYeah except they're made in the same factories as pretty much all the consumer electronics you can buy today.



Samsung have their own factory, as do several of the major brands. Next.

Sunny_89

DO NOT TRUST THIS WEBSITE! READ ONLINE REVIEWS. FROM MY OWN PERSONAL … DO NOT TRUST THIS WEBSITE! READ ONLINE REVIEWS. FROM MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I WOULD NEVER PURCHASE AGAIN FROM LAPTOPS DIRECT!!



I see what you did there by putting it in capitals it makes it true.

128GB SSD is a shame

djtrades

128GB SSD is a shame



More than a shame it's flash storage so not even upgradable.

128gb isnt enough, coming from a 128gb macbookair

Elevation

Samsung have their own factory, as do several of the major brands. Next.



The factory he was referring to, does make some major hardware though : Apple, Acer, Dell, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Blackberry, HP, Cisco, Motorola, Nokia, Nintendo, Sony, Toshiba.

Elevation

Samsung have their own factory, as do several of the major brands. Next.



And everyone in the Samsung factory is at least 40, earns £200k a year, and goes home to a 10 bedroom mansion every night - FACT!

djtrades

128GB SSD is a shame



I have a few Mac's, this model (but with 2.8ghz CPU and 512 SSD - paid £668 brand new but it was a total one off deal!), a 27" iMac with 1.12TB Fusion Drive and a Mac Mini with 1.12TB Fusion Drive.

(for the record, iPhones suck! I use an HTC One M8)

Surprisingly, Mac's don't need a particularly big hard drive/storage (even though mine are all quite roomy). OS X and all of the really popular apps don't take up much space, the only downside with the 128gb models is not much space for videos etc., no worries if you hook up a USB drive, or even better, have a cloud in place.

cacaman123

Bought a new macbook the other day but decided to get the non retina … Bought a new macbook the other day but decided to get the non retina model as these are non upgradable all the components including the memory,battery and hard drive are soldered to the board.I voted hot anyway as its still a very good price for those who want this model but something to consider if planning on future upgrades.



You're right about the upgradeability (if that's a word?), but the Retina model is sooooo much better than that old spec machine, you really shouldn't have bought one of those new I'm sorry to say (had a number of both models).

Steeljedi

More than a shame it's flash storage so not even upgradable.



It actually can be upgraded, and relatively easily BUT, costs a fortune for the SSD 'card', much cheaper to buy the machine with the bigger storage in the first place.

ezzer72

You're right about the upgradeability (if that's a word?), but the Retina … You're right about the upgradeability (if that's a word?), but the Retina model is sooooo much better than that old spec machine, you really shouldn't have bought one of those new I'm sorry to say (had a number of both models).



Its a nice machine no doubt about it but 128gb storage on the entry model is laughable on a laptop of any kind its not 2002 apple.For the same spec i got in retina it would have been another £500 i couldn't jusify that.

you can get those flush fit USB drives for another 64GB storage, of needs be.

My ultrabook has a 256GB SSD, but I keep the bare essentials on there, all my media is on a 2TB external

cacaman123

Its a nice machine no doubt about it but 128gb storage on the entry model … Its a nice machine no doubt about it but 128gb storage on the entry model is laughable on a laptop of any kind its not 2002 apple.For the same spec i got in retina it would have been another £500 i couldn't jusify that.



You're right buddy, it is a massive price hike for the 512gb Retina model (apart from my lucky purchase!), but honestly, the extra space will only be used for storing videos etc as I said earlier, I would honestly recommend the 128 Retina over the 500 non-retina.

It's not just that the screen is better either - it's faster, smaller, lighter, battery lasts much, much longer, and they hold their price incredibly well too, even more so than the model you bought.

ezzer72

You're right buddy, it is a massive price hike for the 512gb Retina model … You're right buddy, it is a massive price hike for the 512gb Retina model (apart from my lucky purchase!), but honestly, the extra space will only be used for storing videos etc as I said earlier, I would honestly recommend the 128 Retina over the 500 non-retina.It's not just that the screen is better either - it's faster, smaller, lighter, battery lasts much, much longer, and they hold their price incredibly well too, even more so than the model you bought.



I'm considering getting a Mac Mini i5 2012 edition, just for running Logic Audio and doing some Swift programming. I think it's a better idea than getting the 2014 version even though the pcie flash storage is much faster than putting and SSD in a 2012 edition.

ezzer72

You're right buddy, it is a massive price hike for the 512gb Retina model … You're right buddy, it is a massive price hike for the 512gb Retina model (apart from my lucky purchase!), but honestly, the extra space will only be used for storing videos etc as I said earlier, I would honestly recommend the 128 Retina over the 500 non-retina.It's not just that the screen is better either - it's faster, smaller, lighter, battery lasts much, much longer, and they hold their price incredibly well too, even more so than the model you bought.



I guess its what you use it for its important.Mines came with a standard 1tb drive when a 1tb ssd drops to around £150 im going to upgrade.I use mines for djing and music production as well as a bit of photography and everyday net use a large drive was a must for me.I just wasn't willing to pay that large premium if it was user upgradable i would have bought it no questions.Imo i think it is wrong to make a laptop that cannot be upgraded in any way it may be something apple will have to rethink as i think personally it may put people off spending that kind of money on something thats technically not future proof after a year or so.

I don't think you can go too wrong with the Mac Mini either way, don't forget though, the 2014 models have upgraded i5's and graphics 'cards', so they are more powerful machines (except the boggo 1.4ghz model of course).

djtrades

128GB SSD is a shame



It's also fairly slow - I returned mine for that reason. Apple wanted an extra £200 for the 256GB version so I just got a refund. I'm prepared to tolerate some things, I'm not prepared to be totally taken for a ride.

Elevation

Samsung have their own factory, as do several of the major brands. Next.



It's bad enough we have to read fan boy BS in every damn Apple/Android/Windows mobile thread, but now we have the plight of third world workers belittled by using it as ammunition in these childish, tribal, puerile crusades!

Not "all" Apple products are made by children that sleep on the factory floor. And other manufacturers aren't whiter then white, with their lovely factories and supply chains where all is sweetness and honey without a single worker abused or indentured.

There's likely not a single room in your house which doesn't contain a product tainted by the abuse of some third world worker, their countries resources and environment. And when you bin those products many of them will end up on some tip where children earn a meagre living picking of scraps for recycling!

Lets be clear, what has been uncovered in some of Apples manufacturing partners facilities is disgraceful and worthy of derision. But labelling a manufacturer you don't like the bogey man while pretending your own consumerism isn't tainted is myopic and probably worse:

greenamerica.org/abo…cfm
bbc.co.uk/new…206
cinemablend.com/gam…tml
labourbehindthelabel.org/job…bal

I own something from all of them

cacaman123

Imo i think it is wrong to make a laptop that cannot be upgraded in any … Imo i think it is wrong to make a laptop that cannot be upgraded in any way it may be something apple will have to rethink as i think personally it may put people off spending that kind of money on something thats technically not future proof after a year or so.



Yeah, I agree in some ways, but of course laptops have never been especially upgradeable (compared to PC 'towers' where almost every part can be upgraded). There are not many consumer products that you can upgrade easily, think about phones, tablets, even cars...I think Apple are probably thinking laptops shouldn't be any different.

ezzer72

Yeah, I agree in some ways, but of course laptops have never been … Yeah, I agree in some ways, but of course laptops have never been especially upgradeable (compared to PC 'towers' where almost every part can be upgraded). There are not many consumer products that you can upgrade easily, think about phones, tablets, even cars...I think Apple are probably thinking laptops shouldn't be any different.



I think its more to do with Apple getting greedy knowing that a significant percentage of users upgrade a bit of ram or extra storage at some point you have no choice but to go to them and pay ££££££ in the past id say the cycle of apple laptops would be 5-6 years now it will probably be around 3 years unless you pay big at the start.Also i cant see the battery lasting any more than 3 if used everyday.

This is a great way of cheaply adding 128GB of flash storage to any MacBook with an SD slot, it won't solve the problem if you want instant access to your TBs of movies, but it allowed me to have my iTunes and iPhoto libraries on my Air without an HD hanging off it all the time.

eu.minidrive.bynifty.com

(Don't be tempted by the cheaper Transcend version, this is way more reliable)
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