Apple ME662B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Launched Feb 2013) (Dual-Core i5 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash, HD Graphics 4000, MAC OS X Mountain Lion) £1179 Sold by Bargain Direct UK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Apple ME662B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Launched Feb 2013) (Dual-Core i5 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash, HD Graphics 4000, MAC OS X Mountain Lion) £1179 Sold by Bargain Direct UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 31st Jul 2013
This will probably go cold because its Apple... however Apple sell this at £1449 so your saving £267... last time I check £267 off was a good deal :o)

Order is also fulfilled by Amazon!

Apple ME662B/A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Launched Feb 2013) (Dual-Core i5 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash, HD Graphics 4000, MAC OS X Mountain Lion)

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Be careful these quite possibly are grey imports, it seems they've got a lot of them in the UK at the moment.

The devices are fine HOWEVER Apple have said they will only repair them, i.e. NOT replace them under Applecare (like they normally would do).

It doesn't matter if this comes from Amazon as it's a 'Fulfilled by Amazon' not 'Sold by Amazon'. Anyone can ship items to Amazon for them to ship for you i.e. fakes/grey imports etc slip through the net.

Certainly worth trying to find a student friend/family member etc to order with discount for you

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Thanks for the updates... I wasn't aware of this.. I also didn't know that Apple even repaired these laptops due to the complexity and most of the machine being one massive logic board...

Good to know!

For anybody interested...


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Edited by: "djsb29" 31st Jul 2013

They even solder the RAM now , and make sure you can afford £500 or so for a logic board replacement when things go pop.

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LadyEleanor

They even solder the RAM now , and make sure you can afford £500 or so … They even solder the RAM now , and make sure you can afford £500 or so for a logic board replacement when things go pop.



AppleCare can sort this for the first 3 years

djsb29

AppleCare can sort this for the first 3 years



If you pay extra 2 months after 3 years Applecare had finished on my previous Macbook Pro, the logic board died..... £500 later I wasn't happy

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discowill

If you pay extra 2 months after 3 years Applecare had finished on my … If you pay extra 2 months after 3 years Applecare had finished on my previous Macbook Pro, the logic board died..... £500 later I wasn't happy



Thats a ****! - its a bit like a car though! - they can sometimes breakdown... I've had my Macbook since 2008, and the logic board was replaced under AppleCare.. since then its been absolutely fine! Touch wood, that being said.. its a pain when they go wrong!

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I also cannot believe the audacity of people voting COLD on a deal where you get £250 off the list price... What more do people want to warrant a HOT deal? ... I mean come on? This place is getting so petty =/ and ive only been online for a few months!

djsb29

Thats a ****! - its a bit like a car though! - they can sometimes … Thats a ****! - its a bit like a car though! - they can sometimes breakdown... I've had my Macbook since 2008, and the logic board was replaced under AppleCare.. since then its been absolutely fine! Touch wood, that being said.. its a pain when they go wrong!



It didn't stop me buying 3 more

djsb29

I also cannot believe the audacity of people voting COLD on a deal where … I also cannot believe the audacity of people voting COLD on a deal where you get £250 off the list price... What more do people want to warrant a HOT deal? ... I mean come on? This place is getting so petty =/ and ive only been online for a few months!



I don't want to start a pc/apple war, but what can you use this machine for that a laptop pc doesn't do?
Most people seem to use their laptops for browsing, playing videos and dvds.

Maybe the app is playing up, but I can't see a price...

This is about same price as Student deals direct from apple (which include 3 years applecare).

A lot of people order this way (despite not being a student). Also new version will be out soon with Haswell chips so I actually don't think this is that good a deal for those reasons. It's not a bad price, but also nothing special (hyping the £267 off does not really tell the whole picture)

jasee

I don't want to start a pc/apple war, but what can you use this machine … I don't want to start a pc/apple war, but what can you use this machine for that a laptop pc doesn't do?Most people seem to use their laptops for browsing, playing videos and dvds.



Sorry but lol.

Great machines guys - got one myself and love it!

Heat (for the price).

Buying a retina macbook with HD4000 graphics is just dim. It cant even handle scrolling down a facebook page at 30fps.

I'm no apple hater, I'm on a macbook air right now.
Edited by: "dijital" 31st Jul 2013

buyersguide.macrumors.com/

Hold off buying one for now. Theres an updated version in the pipeline.

dijital

Buying a retina macbook with HD4000 graphics is just dim. It cant even … Buying a retina macbook with HD4000 graphics is just dim. It cant even handle scrolling down a facebook page at 30fps.I'm no apple hater, I'm on a macbook air right now.



Totally agree, intel graphics let it down

Allosunshine

Sorry but lol.



Thats ok, I've played with the faster version of this small apple mac and I can't say I'm particularly impressed by anything much, should I be?
Ok, it's got a solid state drive, and the one I played with booted in about 5 seconds but my small laptop has a solid state drive and that starts in a under ten seconds. Fortunately, vlc runs on a mac (as a beta). I don't like quicktime or itunes but of course these will run on a pc. What's the killer application?

You'd have to be a complete moron to drop over 1,000 bones when a new version is out soon with Haswell.

I'm typing on one of these now, and while the graphics are no good for gaming for desktop use they are fine - I've seen the (rather worrying) benchmarks but it's not something i've noticed in the 7 odd months I've had it.

Of course unless you need something a bit smaller, the 15" is much better value!

ChampionshipManager

You'd have to be a complete moron to drop over 1,000 bones when a new … You'd have to be a complete moron to drop over 1,000 bones when a new version is out soon with Haswell.



Yeah, it'll bring down the price of this gen too.

jasee

Thats ok, I've played with the faster version of this small apple mac and … Thats ok, I've played with the faster version of this small apple mac and I can't say I'm particularly impressed by anything much, should I be?Ok, it's got a solid state drive, and the one I played with booted in about 5 seconds but my small laptop has a solid state drive and that starts in a under ten seconds. Fortunately, vlc runs on a mac (as a beta). I don't like quicktime or itunes but of course these will run on a pc. What's the killer application?



The only real reason is the screen, but other laptops have similar screens. It used to be build quality too, but now laptops like the Asus Zenbook and Samsung S7 have as good, if not better build quality.

Software wise, plenty of people run OS X on their PCs using various methods. As much as Apple would like to believe, their EULA isn't actually legally binding.
Edited by: "nublets2k" 31st Jul 2013

I never knew you could run mac os on windows? Is it like a dual boot .

nublets2k

The only real reason is the screen, but other laptops have similar … The only real reason is the screen, but other laptops have similar screens. It used to be build quality too, but now laptops like the Asus Zenbook and Samsung S7 have as good, if not better build quality. Software wise, plenty of people run OS X on their PCs using various methods. As much as Apple would like to believe, their EULA isn't actually legally binding.



I can't think of any non-Apple laptop that has anything like a similar screen. Being able to switch resolutions on the fly without major blurring used to be part and parcel of any CRT screen but went out of the window with the switch to LCDs and their fixed optimal resolutions. Part of the reason for the screen is the OS; Windows doesn't scale as well, yet, and until it does Apple will be the only Retina-type manufacturer when it comes to laptops.

Whether that facility is worth the extra cash is up to you. As far as build quality, the Zenbook and the S7 are nearly there, but definitely not better.

LadyEleanor

They even solder the RAM now , and make sure you can afford £500 or so … They even solder the RAM now , and make sure you can afford £500 or so for a logic board replacement when things go pop.



You sure about the RAM?

jasee

I don't want to start a pc/apple war, but what can you use this machine … I don't want to start a pc/apple war, but what can you use this machine for that a laptop pc doesn't do?Most people seem to use their laptops for browsing, playing videos and dvds.



This is a very fair question and one I asked before buying my MBR 3 months ago. At the same time I got a brand new Asus Zenbook Prime (UX31a-R4003h) as a works laptop.

This I feel makes me well placed for making a comparison. Note: My background is Unix and predominantly, Windows.

The MBR screen is incredibly easy on my eyes and makes for some vivid imagery. It is worth mentioning that I mainly use my laptops for what I deem common stuff. Namely Email, Excel, Word, Internet, Photography and image management and less common stuff like SQL Server and Visual Studio (SSIS & SSRS).

Bluntly put, I simply cannot stand how the MBR makes many of my tasks so much more arduous. Example: I insert an SD card with all my RAW and JPG photos on it. iPhoto happily imports them all and organises in a glossy but somewhat unintuitive manner. I then later, want to move all my photos in managed folders into a separate backed up location which also uploads to Livedrive.

Oh no.

Can’t do that.

Seems that iPhoto imports them all into a .dat file (2Gb and counting) and I have to export all the images out into a single folder. Oh no, it wants to export them all as JPG’s, I now (first time) also have to Google a way of sourcing BACK my original file.

Excel, granted I am more used to the windows version but it just doesn't seem to flow anywhere near as well.

Internet banking, a window pops up and I log in. I whilst doing my banking need to quickly refer to a spread sheet and then back to the browser. Where the hell has my popup window gone???! Oh, I have to log in again.

Frankly, for every task I like doing on a laptop it seems to add a layer of bureaucracy, with me almost having to negotiate to get near my data. Maybe I still have more to learn but if it is that hard to learn then it is hardly the super intuitive platform I had been led to believe that it was. It has been a useful experience and I can now honestly say that I have tried it but frankly, for me it is just an incredibly expensive web browser that fills me full of dread should I want to consider performing any other task. Even something as basic as the RDP app (which I had to download..) sucks.

People say that once you go Mac, you never go back. Well, I am.

I hope this helps.

Cold, only because the new ones are just around the corner so if nothing else these will be cheaper then. New ones will have much better battery life as well.

plus educational discount?

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daniel_2013

Cold, only because the new ones are just around the corner so if nothing … Cold, only because the new ones are just around the corner so if nothing else these will be cheaper then. New ones will have much better battery life as well.



Well thats a ridiculous comment to make... I wont buy a new Ferrari because there will be a new one round the corner.

Whats available right now - THIS MODEL with £250 discount.

What more do you idiots want.

Edited by: "djsb29" 3rd Aug 2013

djsb29

Thanks for the updates... I wasn't aware of this.. I also didn't know … Thanks for the updates... I wasn't aware of this.. I also didn't know that Apple even repaired these laptops due to the complexity and most of the machine being one massive logic board... Good to know!For anybody interested... Detailed Seller Information Business Name: Direct Bargain Limited Business Type: Limited Company Trade Register Number: 08245232 Phone number: 447930599480 Business Address: Direct Bargain Limited 512A high road Leytonstone London E11 3EE GBFeedback Rating:4.7 stars over the past 12 months4.7 stars over the past 12 months (198 ratings)



just came accross this thread...that address above is a mailing address...its a residential house turned into flats...I live 10 mins away
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