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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina, 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) - Space Grey (Latest Model) £1099.97 @ Amazon
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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina, 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) - Space Grey (Latest Model) £1099.97 @ Amazon

£1,099.97£1,24912%Amazon Deals
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Posted 11th Jun

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Seems like a good deal compared to directly from Apple which is over £100 more
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  • Dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Brilliant Retina display
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Ultra-fast SSD
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Available in space grey and silver
  • macOS Mojave, inspired by pros but designed for everyone, with Dark Mode, Stacks, easier screenshots, useful built-in apps and more
  • OS : Mac OS

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Feel like 128gb just kills this deal
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The top says 'quad core'. The description says 'dual' core.
Feel like 128gb just kills this deal
jstromecs111/06/2019 19:02

Feel like 128gb just kills this deal


Yeah... but at least you can use fast external SSD. But the 8GB RAM might not even be enough to run Chrome....
Not the latest model, this is last year's model. Newer CPU and hopefully improved keyboard on this year's model.
This is the 2017 model and the lowest spec Pro Apple still sell directly. It’s still pretty good for the price (more powerful than the latest Air) but worth taking into consideration.
This isn't the latest model... It seems we have this discussion every time it's posted.

This would be the Mid-2017 model with integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 graphics and only x2 USB-c ports and 128GB SSD (MPXQ2B/A).
You'd be better off getting the the later 2017 with x4 usb-c port or the 2018 refresh model with x4 usb-c ports.
1*Man_Squadron11/06/2019 19:46

Not the latest model, this is last year's model. Newer CPU and hopefully …Not the latest model, this is last year's model. Newer CPU and hopefully improved keyboard on this year's model.


"Current model" would be a more accurate term, since this is the model that Apple are inexplicably still selling for £1250 two years after launch.
ElGofre11/06/2019 19:50

"Current model" would be a more accurate term, since this is the model …"Current model" would be a more accurate term, since this is the model that Apple are inexplicably still selling for £1250 two years after launch.


Yes, how do they get away with it? If you didn't know, you'd think it was part of the newer announced models.
fools and their money, over £1k for 128GB SSD laptop?
Edited by: "sadbuttruee" 11th Jun
I have the mid 2015 model with 8GB Ram and 128GB SSD - Ram is fine but the SSD is a constant limiting factor.

I wouldn't consider this small an SSD if I was buying now.
lol 128 gb
I bought this model for the same price from Argos 18 months ago. Good price then I thought but wouldn't pay that now. Pretty sure I posted it on here as well and got laughed out!
Edited by: "GMac11" 11th Jun
Considering 128gb ssds are under £20
terencetcf11/06/2019 19:27

Yeah... but at least you can use fast external SSD. But the 8GB RAM might …Yeah... but at least you can use fast external SSD. But the 8GB RAM might not even be enough to run Chrome....


Chrome? I run the latest MacOS and Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 apps on a 2012 MacBook Air with only 4GB.
It’s not a PC.
Random observation.....Apple re-seller in Riga is called ideal.
designaw11/06/2019 20:58

Chrome? I run the latest MacOS and Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 apps on a …Chrome? I run the latest MacOS and Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 apps on a 2012 MacBook Air with only 4GB.It’s not a PC.


Lol. Just a joke, u know Chrome is famous of eating out all ur memory...lol
If you really need a Mac and have 500 extra, probably is worth to get the new touch-bar model, which is using 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor (quad core instead of duo), 256GB SSD, slightly faster graphic and SSD, also the latest generation of butterfly switch keyboard (which hopefully has less issue...).
Had the quad core with touchbar 2018 for 1280 returned macbooks are overrated
terencetcf11/06/2019 21:00

Lol. Just a joke, u know Chrome is famous of eating out all ur memory...lol


Ah, Google must be the new Microsoft, creating bloaterware on Macs!
designaw12/06/2019 09:20

Ah, Google must be the new Microsoft, creating bloaterware on Macs!


It's not bloatware if you have to manually download it yourself, it's not installed by default. Apple ships their Safari browser
mrkhal1l12/06/2019 16:40

It's not bloatware if you have to manually download it yourself, it's not …It's not bloatware if you have to manually download it yourself, it's not installed by default. Apple ships their Safari browser


Bloaterware, or Bloatware, refers to software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires.
“a nasty piece of cross-platform bloatware that’s in serious need of a total overhaul”

It characterised Microsoft applications developed for the Mac in the 1990s.

It can also be used to describe software installed by the manufacturer - but clearly this was not was I referring too.
designaw12/06/2019 17:16

Bloaterware, or Bloatware, refers to software whose usefulness is reduced …Bloaterware, or Bloatware, refers to software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires.“a nasty piece of cross-platform bloatware that’s in serious need of a total overhaul”It characterised Microsoft applications developed for the Mac in the 1990s.It can also be used to describe software installed by the manufacturer - but clearly this was not was I referring too.


Even taking it from a CPU and memory standpoint, Chrome's relative (to other browsers) performance struggles are overstated. See below

37845584-J9z9h.jpgSignificantly lower CPU usage than Firefox and Edge for running 20 tabs

37845584-jbDFf.jpgSignificantly lower memory usage compared to Firefox, Edge and Opera.

Source (2019): pcworld.com/art…tml

I'm not saying it can't be improved - all software can. But imo it falls into the typical case of being called out by users a lot because it's miles more popular than any other web browser (See browser share). It's a common bandwagon to jump on "Bash the mainstream"

Don't get me wrong, I will upvote (Reddit) every funny Chrome memory usage meme, but to a lot of everyday users the criticism is becoming misleading
mrkhal1l12/06/2019 17:37

Even taking it from a CPU and memory standpoint, Chrome's relative (to …Even taking it from a CPU and memory standpoint, Chrome's relative (to other browsers) performance struggles are overstated. See below[Image] Significantly lower CPU usage than Firefox and Edge for running 20 tabs[Image] Significantly lower memory usage compared to Firefox, Edge and Opera.Source (2019): https://www.pcworld.com/article/3213031/best-web-browsers.amp.htmlI'm not saying it can't be improved - all software can. But imo it falls into the typical case of being called out by users a lot because it's miles more popular than any other web browser (See browser share). It's a common bandwagon to jump on "Bash the mainstream"Don't get me wrong, I will upvote (Reddit) every funny Chrome memory usage meme, but to a lot of everyday users the criticism is becoming misleading


You are aware terencetcf was making a joke about Chrome on Mac?

Incidentally, the comparison and test data you have provided is for browsers on Windows PCs, not Macs, and therefore irrelevant to any discussion on Chrome’s performance on MacOS.
designaw13/06/2019 09:42

You are aware terencetcf was making a joke about Chrome on …You are aware terencetcf was making a joke about Chrome on Mac?Incidentally, the comparison and test data you have provided is for browsers on Windows PCs, not Macs, and therefore irrelevant to any discussion on Chrome’s performance on MacOS.


I might've missed the joke reference but that's fair

And I would disagree regarding it being irrelevant. Both macbooks and windows PC's use the exact same Intel CPUs, both are x86 architectures, using ddr3/ddr4 memory chips

It's no different to comparing resource usage on an Ubuntu machine
mrkhal1l13/06/2019 12:55

I might've missed the joke reference but that's fair And I would disagree …I might've missed the joke reference but that's fair And I would disagree regarding it being irrelevant. Both macbooks and windows PC's use the exact same Intel CPUs, both are x86 architectures, using ddr3/ddr4 memory chipsIt's no different to comparing resource usage on an Ubuntu machine


Nonsense.
designaw13/06/2019 13:46

Nonsense.


Very mature I'm the only one here that has provided facts and stats i.e., I have backed up my points with facts

If you make a statement, you need to prove it. To prove my point was irrelevant, you have to back it up with facts that prove that web browsers (same version, with same activity) take up different amounts of resources across different operating systems. But not only that, but my stats were relative to other browsers, so you have to prove with multiple browsers

Look, if you don't want to use Chrome on your Mac then it's all good.
Edited by: "mrkhal1l" 13th Jun
mrkhal1l13/06/2019 13:58

Very mature I'm the only one here that has provided facts and …Very mature I'm the only one here that has provided facts and stats i.e., I have backed up my points with factsIf you make a statement, you need to prove it. To prove my point was irrelevant, you have to back it up with facts that prove that web browsers (same version, with same activity) take up different amounts of resources across different operating systems. But not only that, but my stats were relative to other browsers, so you have to prove with multiple browsersLook, if you don't want to use Chrome on your Mac then it's all good.


“Facts and stats...” - for Windows PC browser comparison.
Congratulations for your irrelevant contribution to a Mac deal post.
designaw13/06/2019 14:25

“Facts and stats...” - for Windows PC browser comparison. Congratulations f …“Facts and stats...” - for Windows PC browser comparison. Congratulations for your irrelevant contribution to a Mac deal post.


Again you've proven nothing lol

Thank you for your irrelevant contribution to a mac deal post for discussing unproven statements about the chrome browser which would potentially would give the wrong impression to someone who uses the chrome browser and wants to buy a mac
mrkhal1l13/06/2019 14:27

Again you've proven nothing lolThank you for your irrelevant contribution …Again you've proven nothing lolThank you for your irrelevant contribution to a mac deal post for discussing unproven statements about the chrome browser which would potentially would give the wrong impression to someone who uses the chrome browser and wants to buy a mac


Blah, blah, Windows, blah, PC, blah, Ubuntu, blah, blah, no different, blah, opinion, belief, blah, blah, blah.
designaw13/06/2019 14:34

Blah, blah, Windows, blah, PC, blah, Ubuntu, blah, blah, no different, …Blah, blah, Windows, blah, PC, blah, Ubuntu, blah, blah, no different, blah, opinion, belief, blah, blah, blah.


If you open a new very credit account you can get it for £1006.20p using first order 10% discount code and paying it off straight away or over 3 months interest free also
This or the 2017 MacBook 12” for £999?
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