Apple MacBook Pro i5, 1TB, 4GB RAM, 13.3" £899 @ John Lewis
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Apple MacBook Pro i5, 1TB, 4GB RAM, 13.3" £899 @ John Lewis

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Found 27th Dec 2014
Seems "cheap" for an overpriced Apple laptop.
Merry New Year.

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94 Comments

Think it is 2 year warranty, or have I missed something?

Great price for a great machine. Hot!

Overpriced? Depends how long you want your computer to last for. If you're looking to get something built to last years and consistently perform well, this is worth the money.

the1stcoke

Plus 5 year warranty. Merry New Year.


What did you smoke? Did you post it from Amsterdam?

It's a 500gb hard drive as well...

Original Poster

I was just being childish and inflammatory... I figured the morning was overdue an Apple debate.
(I've had a cheap Asus laptop since 2009 and it's been bashed, dropped and pretty much permanently on since then - still going strong)

the gooner

Overpriced? Depends how long you want your computer to last for. If … Overpriced? Depends how long you want your computer to last for. If you're looking to get something built to last years and consistently perform well, this is worth the money.

the1stcoke

I was just being childish and inflammatory... I figured the morning was … I was just being childish and inflammatory... I figured the morning was overdue an Apple debate. (I've had a cheap Asus laptop since 2009 and it's been bashed, dropped and pretty much permanently on since then - still going strong)



Haha likewise. I always enjoy sparking the apple/pc debate. Got nothing against PCs really anyway, people like what works best for them. Heat added

no retina display

Borat

no retina display



Correct. 10/10 for observational skills.

Unsurprisingly, only the retina MacBook Pro has the retina display.

Additional services
2 year guarantee included
3 years Added Care for your technology (includes accidental damage cover) £99.00

this is mid 2012 model!

Original Poster

adrianr

this is mid 2012 model!



I do apologise. I literally know nothing about Apple. I had just been reading a an article on a respected Technology website and they seemed to think this was a bargain...

the1stcoke

I do apologise. I literally know nothing about Apple. I had just been … I do apologise. I literally know nothing about Apple. I had just been reading a an article on a respected Technology website and they seemed to think this was a bargain...



Don't mind the cold votes and comments here, there are apple haters who are unforgiving

I myself am looking for a good price for one of the mac book air, however not desperate.
Edited by: "Tandom24" 27th Dec 2014

cfbc

Additional services2 year guarantee included3 years Added Care for your … Additional services2 year guarantee included3 years Added Care for your technology (includes accidental damage cover) £99.00



Yep just as I had seen extra £99 for extra 3 years!

Original Poster

ainixon

It's a 500gb hard drive as well...



Seems to say 1TB. In title and in description. I'm only quoting what it says so again, I apologise if it's wrong.

thepharmacist

Yep just as I had seen extra £99 for extra 3 years!



I thought the 3 years added care was to protect against accidental damage and it would run alongside the regular guarantee

JoolsG4

Correct. 10/10 for observational skills.Unsurprisingly, only the retina … Correct. 10/10 for observational skills.Unsurprisingly, only the retina MacBook Pro has the retina display.



no one has ever given me 10/10 for anything thanks bro

Borat

no retina display



http://media.tumblr.com/42a3e92820c0bfc5eec24da88e8e7068/tumblr_inline_miejyrgWtn1qz4rgp.gif

Pay the extra and get a retina version with 8GB of RAM. £900 is still too much, I'd want my laptop to last a good few years and I don't think this would last without getting frustrating due to too little RAM and a mechanical HDD.

It's only £100 more to get a retina version with twice the RAM and a SSD (albeit a puny 128GB one).

Edited by: "Minstadave" 27th Dec 2014

Minstadave

Pay the extra and get a retina version with 8GB of RAM. £900 is still too … Pay the extra and get a retina version with 8GB of RAM. £900 is still too much, I'd want my laptop to last a good few years and I don't think this would last without getting frustrating due to too little RAM and a mechanical HDD.It's only £100 more to get a retina version with twice the RAM and a SSD (albeit a puny 128GB one).


Or pay a lot less for a far greater spec machine (Laptop PC) and have full compatablility and last just as long. The markets are now showing Apple Macs up for what they are, last years tech in next years price tag!

Sounds hot to me . Going to phone them to see how the additional guarantee works the , wouldn't have thought it will kick in after the two years free, if it does going to get myself a Mac for the next five years got to be hot

casper6391

Or pay a lot less for a far greater spec machine (Laptop PC) and have … Or pay a lot less for a far greater spec machine (Laptop PC) and have full compatablility and last just as long. The markets are now showing Apple Macs up for what they are, last years tech in next years price tag!


Talking about full compatibility, had a vaio before I got a retina macbook pro and all of the accessories I have have worked straight away with the macbook whereas it took ages to set anything up on windows

Just tipped over the 5.5year mark for my MacBook pro. Love or hate apple you can't argue with the build quality and lastability of these laptops

Have some heat.

I bought an 'old' Mac book from a friend. They'd had it two years, bought in 2008. I upgraded the ram to 8gb and later replaced the drive with an SSD. Still going strong, as fast as I need, and it is fast. Running the new IOS like a charm... These are incredibly well built laptops.

Minstadave

Pay the extra and get a retina version with 8GB of RAM. £900 is still too … Pay the extra and get a retina version with 8GB of RAM. £900 is still too much, I'd want my laptop to last a good few years and I don't think this would last without getting frustrating due to too little RAM and a mechanical HDD.It's only £100 more to get a retina version with twice the RAM and a SSD (albeit a puny 128GB one).


Yes agreed. Definitely worth the extra £100. That machine is rapid!

Retina/8GB RAM/128 SSD is £50 more on the same site.

you pay for something that just works and holds its value - I'm no Apple nutter but treated myself to a mac recently; different experience to a PC

I will not pay £900 for this

Infrasonic

Retina/8GB RAM/128 SSD is £50 more on the same site.


AC WiFi and two Thunderbolt 2 as well. Definitely the better machine...

this is pretty cold for a 2-3 year old computer.

colliwag

Just tipped over the 5.5year mark for my MacBook pro. Love or hate apple … Just tipped over the 5.5year mark for my MacBook pro. Love or hate apple you can't argue with the build quality and lastability of these laptops



And the residual values.

Most complainers seem to deliberately choose to ignore that though.

casper6391

Or pay a lot less for a far greater spec machine (Laptop PC) and have … Or pay a lot less for a far greater spec machine (Laptop PC) and have full compatablility and last just as long. The markets are now showing Apple Macs up for what they are, last years tech in next years price tag!



I don't think this needs another pc vs mac debate.

However this looks poor value if you're in the market for a Mac.

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Is this 1tb ssd

I am not sure why they call this device a MacBook "Pro". No professional is going to use it with a 13.3 inch screen! They should call it the MacBook Hipster.

3rd gen i5 and they want nearly a grand, lol! You can get far better spec for half this price! mug if you buy...

Loved my mac until it died when it was 27months old now waiting for a new logic board, which is approx £300, to be fitted.

That being said, until it died, it was an awesome bit of kit

please show us this beautiful laptop PC you are talking about. It surely is
similarly built and has the same weight as this one? Once you start looking at nice PC laptops you will find out price are very similar..

Here is a link to the educational website. Anyone can buy from here, no restrictions and they don't make a fuss afterwards.

store.apple.com/uk_…pro

The same Macbook is £772, also dont forget quidco. They are still doing the 0% interest for 12 months. All Macbooks sold in the educational website come with 3 years warranty and 1 year telephone support. From what I can see the one from John Lewis comes with 2.

If I was going to buy one of these, I would go for the retina one. For £90 you get so much more.

I hope this helps.

dromi

please show us this beautiful laptop PC you are talking about. It surely … please show us this beautiful laptop PC you are talking about. It surely issimilarly built and has the same weight as this one? Once you start looking at nice PC laptops you will find out price are very similar..



Yes but then you have to use the dreadful win 8.1 and I have yet to find a laptop trackpad as good as the MacBooks.
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