Apple MacBook Pro MF839B/A 13-Inch with Retina Display £849.99 Sold by GB Buddy and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Apple MacBook Pro MF839B/A 13-Inch with Retina Display £849.99 Sold by GB Buddy and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 5th Jan 2016
Processor frequency: 2.7 GHz, Processor family: Intel Core i5-5xxx, Processor boost frequency: 3.1 GHz
Internal memory: 8 GB, Internal memory type: LPDDR3-SDRAM, Memory clock speed: 1866 MHz
Total storage capacity: 128 GB, Storage media: Flash, Flash memory: 128 GB
Display diagonal: 33.78 cm (13.3"), Display resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels, Display surface: Gloss
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£150 cheaper than the Apple store.
Not a bad price but if you can..... grab a friendly student and buy from the Apple Higher Education store, you'll get one about the same price as this but with 3yrs Apple Care thrown in.

But not everyone can buy from the Apple HES so voting hot.

(Also not as cheap as the now expired post of mine from 2 days ago at £820)
Extra £40 for a year warranty and the general service if buying from John Lewis
This is trending for cheaper on ebay, Search macbook pro and change option to "buy it now".
It's not the UK model (see seller questions), so feels a bit unfair to compare price to UK stores.
Uridium

£150 cheaper than the Apple store.Not a bad price but if you can..... … £150 cheaper than the Apple store.Not a bad price but if you can..... grab a friendly student and buy from the Apple Higher Education store, you'll get one about the same price as this but with 3yrs Apple Care thrown in.But not everyone can buy from the Apple HES so voting hot.(Also not as cheap as the now expired post of mine from 2 days ago at £820)



Do students get the 3 years included in the price when buying through the education site?. Never saw it advertised anywhere
D3anz

Do students get the 3 years included in the price when buying through the … Do students get the 3 years included in the price when buying through the education site?. Never saw it advertised anywhere



Yes. Three years hardware and one year technical support.
Waiting for the my hard drive is bigger than yours crowd, decent deal but will wait for the next refresh.

If they make retina in 11" (air or pro), I'll bite.
wasabimaster

Waiting for the my hard drive is bigger than yours crowd, decent deal but … Waiting for the my hard drive is bigger than yours crowd, decent deal but will wait for the next refresh.If they make retina in 11" (air or pro), I'll bite.



​Get a 12" today, 2015 MacBook, performs great despite being Core M
A friend just bought this through Apple Higher Education Store.
The discount for this macbook pro is 14% and you have to pay £48 for the Applecare protection plan uplift. There is a lot of disinformation so I thought this might be useful for ppl to know.

The price through apple HE is therefore £859.20 + £48 for applecare 3 year (usually £199).


Edited by: "Frukoz" 6th Jan 2016
Does any one know a decent prices bag for this Makbook for girl
Hardawan

Does any one know a decent prices bag for this Makbook for girl


Exqueeze me. Baking Powder?
I'm pretty sure AppleCare is free, they have paid for the telephone support. That's the way it used to always be, I've purchased to Apple laptops through the education store over the past 6 years. It does look like you need to pay extra, but read what you get and unless it has changed you simply pay for the additional telephone support. The actual warranty is 3 years without paying a penny more.

Apologies if I'm wrong, but I'm sure this is how it is. I too thought I needed to pay the extra, but was told to read carefully and not click it, the advice was correct.
Frukoz

A friend just bought this through Apple Higher Education Store.The … A friend just bought this through Apple Higher Education Store.The discount for this macbook pro is 14% and you have to pay £48 for the Applecare protection plan uplift. There is a lot of disinformation so I thought this might be useful for ppl to know.The price through apple HE is therefore £859.20 + £48 for applecare 3 year (usually £199).



3 years is free with educational discount, the £48 is for extended telephone support, which is a waste!
Uridium

£150 cheaper than the Apple store.Not a bad price but if you can..... … £150 cheaper than the Apple store.Not a bad price but if you can..... grab a friendly student and buy from the Apple Higher Education store, you'll get one about the same price as this but with 3yrs Apple Care thrown in.But not everyone can buy from the Apple HES so voting hot.(Also not as cheap as the now expired post of mine from 2 days ago at £820)



I'm getting £939.60 on the Apple education store... apple.com/uk-…fig

Edited by: "slojo" 6th Jan 2016
benhawkins

3 years is free with educational discount, the £48 is for extended … 3 years is free with educational discount, the £48 is for extended telephone support, which is a waste!



+1
slojo

I'm getting £939.60 on the Apple education store... … I'm getting £939.60 on the Apple education store... http://www.apple.com/uk-edu/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MF839B/A&step=config#



That's not the HE site which is cheaper.
Just a shame its the 128gb's that seem to be seeing the deals right now. I need larger - and not by way of USB sticks or portable HDD - due to music software and, particularly, the sample based instruments I use. O/S + Ableton Suite + Omnisphere for example would probably leave about 5gb spare!

Def think I want to go down the Macbook route though. My current Dell hasnt been too shabby but is constantly overheating and forcing shut downs despite multiple good cleanings. A total pain!
J0n35y

Just a shame its the 128gb's that seem to be seeing the deals right now. … Just a shame its the 128gb's that seem to be seeing the deals right now. I need larger - and not by way of USB sticks or portable HDD - due to music software and, particularly, the sample based instruments I use. O/S + Ableton Suite + Omnisphere for example would probably leave about 5gb spare!Def think I want to go down the Macbook route though. My current Dell hasnt been too shabby but is constantly overheating and forcing shut downs despite multiple good cleanings. A total pain!



I agree. My 500gb has hardly any space left, even when I've removed a lot of things including Photoshop. Seems like it'll have to be 1TB next time.
Frukoz

A friend just bought this through Apple Higher Education Store.The … A friend just bought this through Apple Higher Education Store.The discount for this macbook pro is 14% and you have to pay £48 for the Applecare protection plan uplift. There is a lot of disinformation so I thought this might be useful for ppl to know.The price through apple HE is therefore £859.20 + £48 for applecare 3 year (usually £199).



​That's load of.... 3 year warranty is included in the higher education purchase, would know since I got mine 2 yrs ago and it's still covered. Extra is for phone support which is useless anyway
Same one is £830 with the Apple Higher Education discount
if id spent a grand on a laptop id feel short changed with 13" , no matter how powerful

written from a 12.5 "
decent price
logohigh

if id spent a grand on a laptop id feel short changed with 13" , no … if id spent a grand on a laptop id feel short changed with 13" , no matter how powerfulwritten from a 12.5 "



A lot of people want powerful compact laptops! Bigger isn't always better
Why would you need apple care if their products are so 'reliable'?
Bit fishy
benhawkins

A lot of people want powerful compact laptops! Bigger isn't always better … A lot of people want powerful compact laptops! Bigger isn't always better


Powerful laptop? Who pays £850 for an i5/128Gb?
friiza

Why would you need apple care if their products are so 'reliable'?Bit … Why would you need apple care if their products are so 'reliable'?Bit fishy <


They're actually no more reliable than any other decent laptop brand.
Muffy

Powerful laptop? Who pays £850 for an i5/128Gb?



Care to suggest another Aluminium Ultrabook with a 9hr battery life with better specs for £850 then?

NitrousUK

They're actually no more reliable than any other decent laptop brand.



consumerreports.org/cro…ity
Edited by: "Uridium" 6th Jan 2016
Muffy

Powerful laptop? Who pays £850 for an i5/128Gb?



Anyone buying a premium-grade ultrabook? Macbooks are only slightly more expensive (or not at all) compared to the premium Zenbooks and XPS machines.
friiza

Why would you need apple care if their products are so 'reliable'?Bit … Why would you need apple care if their products are so 'reliable'?Bit fishy <



I had a macbook for work (luckily academic work so I got the cover!) and it had to go back for repair so many times. I've always found their reputation for reliability overblown!
£889 at John Lewis today, price matching Currys by the look of it. 2 year guarantee.
evildrneil

I had a macbook for work (luckily academic work so I got the cover!) and … I had a macbook for work (luckily academic work so I got the cover!) and it had to go back for repair so many times. I've always found their reputation for reliability overblown!



The MacBook is pretty shoddy compared to the MacBook Pro


Edited by: "poopscoop" 6th Jan 2016
Uridium

Care to suggest another Aluminium Ultrabook with a 9hr battery life with … Care to suggest another Aluminium Ultrabook with a 9hr battery life with better specs for £850 then?http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/laptops/LaptopReliability


I wouldn't trust surveys too much. Very open to bias such as response bias. Eg. owners being keen to tell how awesome their purchase is and more likely to respond.
The SquareTrade stats (they do warranties, so no response bias) indicates Apple among the top makers, coming in 4th. Behind Asus, Toshiba, and Sony.
Edited by: "NitrousUK" 6th Jan 2016
Muffy

Who pays £850 for an i5/128Gb?


Lots of people
ezzer72

​Get a 12" today, 2015 MacBook, performs great despite being Core M


Thanks but I need the processing power for LightRoom on the go, i.e. import as DNG and selectively filter through hundreds of converted DNG in the evening.

Like many, I have an expensive (at the time), 6 year old Dell which is running Win 10 well with newly installed SSDs but it's ~3.5kg with the adapter so am willing to try a lightweight Mac.

With Office 365 available for Mac, Skype for Business available soon, integration with iPad & iPhone, and even Steam, it's much easier to convert.
Cannot see where it says 3 year warranty!
NitrousUK

I wouldn't trust surveys too much. Very open to bias such as response … I wouldn't trust surveys too much. Very open to bias such as response bias. Eg. owners being keen to tell how awesome their purchase is and more likely to respond.The SquareTrade stats (they do warranties, so no response bias) indicates Apple among the top makers, coming in 4th. Behind Asus, Toshiba, and Sony.



You wouldn't trust the survey due to bias, but you would trust statistics from someone who is trying to sell you a warranty?
thebruce

You wouldn't trust the survey due to bias, but you would trust statistics … You wouldn't trust the survey due to bias, but you would trust statistics from someone who is trying to sell you a warranty?


Yes, because if they lied about the statistics that would be illegal. And if found out would destroy their reputation and customer base.
Not to mention, if their goal is to sell a warranty, the bias would be even across all brands, trying to convince everyone to get a warranty. What reason would they have to change the relative numbers to make one brand look better/worse than another.
Edited by: "NitrousUK" 6th Jan 2016
NitrousUK

Yes, because if they lied about the statistics that would be illegal. And … Yes, because if they lied about the statistics that would be illegal. And if found out would destroy their reputation and customer base.




Totally! 76% of people know this
poopscoop

That's not the HE site which is cheaper.



​How do you access the HE site?
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