MacBook 12" (2015) 1.1GHz 8GB/256GB SSD £749.00 @ KRCS
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MacBook 12" (2015) 1.1GHz 8GB/256GB SSD £749.00 @ KRCS

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Found 24th Apr 2016
..for anyone waiting for the Space Grey refurb to come back in stock at Apple (which is £759.00). Next cheapest for this model new is £899 at Curry's.

Originally released April 2015 - updated by Apple this week and therefore this model is on clearance. This is brand new with Apple 1 year/2 year KRCS warranty.
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I am waiting on the champagne (Gold) one.
hotdealseeker

I am waiting on the champagne (Gold) one.



Gold is available on the refurb store for £759.00. It'll be indistinguishable from new, if it helps?
Available on apple/refurbished too
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justinshurmer

Gold is available on the refurb store for £759.00. It'll be … Gold is available on the refurb store for £759.00. It'll be indistinguishable from new, if it helps?


Thanks. I am actually also waiting for the performance to be closer to the Air, so probably in another two generations. I like the new Rose too.
hotdealseeker

Thanks. I am actually also waiting for the performance to be closer to … Thanks. I am actually also waiting for the performance to be closer to the Air, so probably in another two generations. I like the new Rose too.


so I guess you'll be waiting forever if you keep adding on specs you want in the future
The keyboard on these things are truly god awful.
Is this the one with only one port?

What a horrible idea, I don't mind having only one type of ports, but then put 3-4 of them. I presume the idea is that having too many holes in it doesn't look pretty...
Nexusfifth

Is this the one with only one port? What a horrible idea, I don't mind … Is this the one with only one port? What a horrible idea, I don't mind having only one type of ports, but then put 3-4 of them. I presume the idea is that having too many holes in it doesn't look pretty...



Not sure it's an aesthetics thing. Probably
more of a space thing. These things and bloody skinny and tiny as hell
Nexusfifth

Is this the one with only one port?


On an ultra portable why do you need more than one port?
The only thing I have ever plugged into my laptop, apart from the changer cable, for the last 5 years is a USB memory stick. We live in a wireless world these days so the lack of ports is not an issue.
HotBot

On an ultra portable why do you need more than one port? The only thing I … On an ultra portable why do you need more than one port? The only thing I have ever plugged into my laptop, apart from the changer cable, for the last 5 years is a USB memory stick. We live in a wireless world these days so the lack of ports is not an issue.



HDMI port into hotel room TVs when travelling.
jouster

Not sure it's an aesthetics thing. Probablymore of a space thing. These … Not sure it's an aesthetics thing. Probablymore of a space thing. These things and bloody skinny and tiny as hell



That is all great, but one port on each side was surely managable, or even 2 next to each other, there is enough space from the outside and someone made a video showing there is also on the inside, they deliberately put only one, possibly to look more advanced, or to get people talking about it.
HotBot

On an ultra portable why do you need more than one port? The only thing I … On an ultra portable why do you need more than one port? The only thing I have ever plugged into my laptop, apart from the changer cable, for the last 5 years is a USB memory stick. We live in a wireless world these days so the lack of ports is not an issue.



Wireless is great and in principle I might agree, everything I wanted to list as what I want to connect has a wireless equivalent. (I presume it would even do something like intel wireless display for connecting to a monitor.)

But already charger and usb don't go in together, not to mention most good external mouses require a usb dongle, even though there are bluetooth versions they are usually pretty bad (trackpad is good I guess but a real mouse is still better if you are doing anything apart from browsing).

I am just surprised they did not decide to make it with 0 ports (and wireless charging or something)...
I have a gold one in these, they're sleek and lovely but the keyboard is simply shocking. Also they're billed as an ultra portable however this defeats the purpose as you have to carry expansions around.
Nexusfifth

That is all great, but one port on each side was surely managable, or … That is all great, but one port on each side was surely managable, or even 2 next to each other, there is enough space from the outside and someone made a video showing there is also on the inside, they deliberately put only one, possibly to look more advanced, or to get people talking about it.


They deliberately put only one, because next year they can add another and put the price up by £100...
I really like mine, the keyboard is actually Ok once you're used to it.
joedredd

HDMI port into hotel room TVs when travelling.



It's USB C, it supports HDMI out.
I have this Laptop and it's fantastic, people can bitch and moan all they like, but it doesn't make it a bad Laptop, it just means it's not for you. I personally pick form factor and the no fan over a bit more power, besides the Core M is pretty powerful these days, it does everything I want from it, including Dota 2 and CS:GO.
Nexusfifth

Is this the one with only one port? What a horrible idea, I don't mind … Is this the one with only one port? What a horrible idea, I don't mind having only one type of ports, but then put 3-4 of them. I presume the idea is that having too many holes in it doesn't look pretty...



USB hub?
slannmage

It's USB C, it supports HDMI out.



With a £60 adaptor?
price vs spec... oh dear
Shocking spec for the price... Can't believe people get sucked in so easily
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deleted1336857
I know they have stores I know they deal with schools & colleges but have you seen their returns policy:
"If the goods are in perfect, resaleable condition when we receive them (in the opinion of KRCS) then we will refund the full amount. If we believe that the goods have been opened, or used, or the packaging is damaged, or contents are missing, then we may not be able to offer a refund and the goods will be available for you to collect again from us."
https://www.krcs.co.uk/terms-and-conditions#answer4

So once opened cant return without a quibble, ie quoting the "The Consumer Contracts Regulations" formally distance selling regs, but WHO wants to have to do that?
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Edited by: "deleted1336857" 25th Apr 2016
I've bought Mac desktops & laptops for 20 years but this single port nonsense is a money-grubbing step too far even for me.
speedfire66

Shocking spec for the price... Can't believe people get sucked in so … Shocking spec for the price... Can't believe people get sucked in so easily


This spec is awful, you can buy a 13" Air for this price, or a used retina pro. Honestly one of the worst products apple has launched.
dijital

The keyboard on these things are truly god awful.



A friend of mine just bought a £1199 Core i5 Macbook Pro. I own a Mac Mini and I like OSX and some Apple gear, but there's no way I can see the value in what he paid and the keyboard is dreadful on it as well!
You can look at the specs and moan all day long worrying about performance. Had mine since launch and can not recommend it enough for the everyday traveller, incredible screen and form factor which runs most applications without problem (MAMP, xcode). If you're worried about ports - get the MBP13, it's simple. Used to have an 13 Air and this is a much better work/travel machine.
sm-1991

This spec is awful, you can buy a 13" Air for this price, or a used … This spec is awful, you can buy a 13" Air for this price, or a used retina pro. Honestly one of the worst products apple has launched.



So you don't like it. Doesn't automatically make it the worst product Apple has made, does it? Some people prefer aesthetics over spec. Having a high spec, heavy machine with a noisy fan in a quiet meeting or presentation can be quite irritating. In those scenarios this machine makes a lot of sense. I have a MBAir and it can get a bit noisy with the fans going off under load, so I can see the appeal of this, even though it isn't the right choice for me.
Edited by: "indyjukebox" 25th Apr 2016
Ground breaking 480p camera, welcome to 2007
Ultrabook "13" for £738 (Free Delivery)

OS: Windows 10
Screen: 1920x1080 IPS
CPU: i7 6500U (2.50GHz ; 3.1 GHz Turbo) - 6th generation
RAM: 8GB - 1600MHz
Webcam: 720p
Storage: SSD Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB
Warranty: 3 Year (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Years Labour)

pcspecialist.co.uk/not…II/
By far and away the best laptop I've had the pleasure to use. Don't undertand the hate for the keyboard, having put up with spongy, unresponsive windows laptops for years the trackpad and keys on this are fantastic. Forget the paper specs, these things are blindingly fast in day to day use for the tasks they're designed for.
typing on one right now and keyboard is ok once you get use to it. only thing for me personally is the lack of ports ( cant charge and use usb at once) and performance is below what i would want even for day to day tasks. Still the form factor and aesthetics make it worth it for me... may consider an upgrading to macbook air if they make it smaller and give it a retina screen.
The socket thing is daft, if presenting on my air for example I use a thunderport to hdmi, a usb for a wireless mouse, the charger to make sure it doesn't die and sometimes a usb stick for files. When I take it to dj again it needs power, usb drive and another usb connection to my audio controller. These are both typical uses for ultra portable machines that Apple are making impossible, then they refuse to give the air a proper update. Pushing me back to windows laptops for my next machine.
nice-new

Ultrabook "13" for £738 (Free Delivery)OS: Windows 10Screen: 1920x1080 … Ultrabook "13" for £738 (Free Delivery)OS: Windows 10Screen: 1920x1080 IPSCPU: i7 6500U (2.50GHz ; 3.1 GHz Turbo) - 6th generationRAM: 8GB - 1600MHzWebcam: 720pStorage: SSD Samsung 850 EVO - 500GBWarranty: 3 Year (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Years Labour)https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/lafiteII/


Making it the same spec as the Macbook, comes out at £600. In 2 or 3 years time when you come to sell it, it will be apx £150 the Macbook maybe £350. I'd rather use the Macbook if I'm not going to lose any more money.
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deleted1032520
1 year warranty for almost a grand? No thanks.
winchman

Making it the same spec as the Macbook, comes out at £600. In 2 or 3 … Making it the same spec as the Macbook, comes out at £600. In 2 or 3 years time when you come to sell it, it will be apx £150 the Macbook maybe £350. I'd rather use the Macbook if I'm not going to lose any more money.




If you can find me a genuine ultrabook for ~£150, I want to buy it.
dijital

If you can find me a genuine ultrabook for ~£150, I want to buy it.


ebay.co.uk/itm…549, would have sold for £600 ish when new
I currently own an 11" MacBook air (2010 model) and thinking of upgrading to one of these 2015 MacBooks.
The lack of extra ports does annoy me but I can live off one port, not being able to charge and use a USB pen drive at the same time isn't really an issue with a 9 hour battery for the 5 minutes a month I might use a USB device.
The only thing that bothers me is the keyboard, having been in an Apple store and tried it I can't seem to get used to it vs the far better more traditional keyboard on the MacBook air.
OrribleHarry

1 year warranty for almost a grand? No thanks.


If you think its almost a grand let me give you £750 and then instantly give me back £1,000
stanno

With a £60 adaptor?



There are lots of USB C adapters out there, Apple do not own USB C, just buy a cheaper one.
dijital

The keyboard on these things are truly god awful.



Disagree, better than any laptop I've had.
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