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APPLE 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2020) 512GB, i5 Processor - 512 GB SSD Space Grey £1375 Currys on eBay
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Posted 30th Jul

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Decent spec MacBook Pro with a chunk taken off at Curry’s.
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Although this is a great deal, take note that it's extremely likely the new MacBook Pros will be released before the end of the year (October). These will run on ARM processors... saving Apple a lot of money in the move away from Intel. Apple are planning to pass this saving on to customers... meaning a $200 drop in price (UK drop will perhaps not be quite as much). The move to ARM will affect every aspect of the MacBook (as I understand it), including software, although the major developers are already ahead of this. The move to ARM will take 2 years, affecting all the MacOS hardware.
SOURCE: t3.com/us/news/macbook-arm-prices-revealed-and-apple-fans-are-in-for-a-shock
Edited by: "misterjohn" 30th Jul
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Although this is a great deal, take note that it's extremely likely the new MacBook Pros will be released before the end of the year (October). These will run on ARM processors... saving Apple a lot of money in the move away from Intel. Apple are planning to pass this saving on to customers... meaning a $200 drop in price (UK drop will perhaps not be quite as much). The move to ARM will affect every aspect of the MacBook (as I understand it), including software, although the major developers are already ahead of this. The move to ARM will take 2 years, affecting all the MacOS hardware.
SOURCE: t3.com/us/news/macbook-arm-prices-revealed-and-apple-fans-are-in-for-a-shock
Edited by: "misterjohn" 30th Jul
Just so everybody knows this is the 8th Gen processor version with the bigger SSD. Not the 10th Gen i5. Normal price for this model is £1499. So still a saving.
misterjohn30/07/2020 09:22

Although this is a great deal, take note that it's extremely likely the …Although this is a great deal, take note that it's extremely likely the new MacBook Pros will be released before the end of the year (October). These will run on ARM processors... saving Apple a lot of money in the move away from Intel. Apple are planning to pass this saving on to customers... meaning a $200 drop in price (UK drop will perhaps not be quite as much). The move to ARM will affect every aspect of the MacBook (as I understand it), including software, although the major developers are already ahead of this. The move to ARM will take 2 years, affecting all the MacOS hardware.SOURCE: t3.com/us/news/macbook-arm-prices-revealed-and-apple-fans-are-in-for-a-shock


I have apple everything so am not out here making a comment from the Android camp. But I imagine savings will be passed on to everybody but the UK. It seems that forever, people in the UK are always hit with higher prices. I wait with anticipation to see if such cost savings will be passed on in a) this country and b) this financial climate
nwxan9030/07/2020 09:24

Just so everybody knows this is the 8th Gen processor version with the …Just so everybody knows this is the 8th Gen processor version with the bigger SSD. Not the 10th Gen i5. Normal price for this model is £1499. So still a saving.


Ohh and it looks to be 8GB RAM looking at the spec sheet. So it’s £300 more than the Amazon deal at the moment for the bigger SSD.
I went for 256GB from Currys. They price matched Amazon. If you can do with 256GB storage, I don’t think it’s worth paying £250 extra for this particularly when you get exactly same specs. Only if it had 16GB RAM...
Edited by: "gunner5704" 30th Jul
misterjohn30/07/2020 09:22

Although this is a great deal, take note that it's extremely likely the …Although this is a great deal, take note that it's extremely likely the new MacBook Pros will be released before the end of the year (October). These will run on ARM processors... saving Apple a lot of money in the move away from Intel. Apple are planning to pass this saving on to customers... meaning a $200 drop in price (UK drop will perhaps not be quite as much). The move to ARM will affect every aspect of the MacBook (as I understand it), including software, although the major developers are already ahead of this. The move to ARM will take 2 years, affecting all the MacOS hardware.SOURCE: t3.com/us/news/macbook-arm-prices-revealed-and-apple-fans-are-in-for-a-shock


MacBook Pros running on Intel aren’t suddenly going to be come obsolete are they? If you need a laptop buy a laptop there’s always new ones around the corner. ARM just represents a larger shift and 2 years is probably an under estimation.
Great looking deice, hope one day they start supporting Microsoft Windows so the devs can use it!
misterjohn30/07/2020 09:22

Although this is a great deal, take note that it's extremely likely the …Although this is a great deal, take note that it's extremely likely the new MacBook Pros will be released before the end of the year (October). These will run on ARM processors... saving Apple a lot of money in the move away from Intel. Apple are planning to pass this saving on to customers... meaning a $200 drop in price (UK drop will perhaps not be quite as much). The move to ARM will affect every aspect of the MacBook (as I understand it), including software, although the major developers are already ahead of this. The move to ARM will take 2 years, affecting all the MacOS hardware.SOURCE: t3.com/us/news/macbook-arm-prices-revealed-and-apple-fans-are-in-for-a-shock


Apple have said they expect the transition to take around 2 years. If you need a workhorse now, these macs wont be for you. I think they will be great, but it will take time for developers to switch. Agree 100% with @Mavisbeacon .
PetrolHeadRR30/07/2020 10:11

Great looking deice, hope one day they start supporting Microsoft Windows …Great looking deice, hope one day they start supporting Microsoft Windows so the devs can use it!


They do support Windows and it is easy to install and joy to use on this machine.
PetrolHeadRR30/07/2020 10:11

Great looking deice, hope one day they start supporting Microsoft Windows …Great looking deice, hope one day they start supporting Microsoft Windows so the devs can use it!


What kind of devs need Windows? (Apart from Windows devs I guess)

Even .net is cross platform now.
conradj130/07/2020 11:28

What kind of devs need Windows? (Apart from Windows devs I guess)Even .net …What kind of devs need Windows? (Apart from Windows devs I guess)Even .net is cross platform now.


Like 95% of them will need .net.
PetrolHeadRR30/07/2020 11:42

Like 95% of them will need .net.


You can do .net on mac or linux now Or...just use JS everywhere
conradj130/07/2020 12:12

You can do .net on mac or linux now Or...just use JS everywhere …You can do .net on mac or linux now Or...just use JS everywhere


Are you aware if there is SSMS and VS available on MAC? Don't need the full MSQL just the SSMS...cheers
PetrolHeadRR30/07/2020 12:19

Are you aware if there is SSMS and VS available on MAC? Don't need the …Are you aware if there is SSMS and VS available on MAC? Don't need the full MSQL just the SSMS...cheers


I'm not in that world anymore, but I there are equivalents - depends on what you are trying to do - web dev? .net core on a Mac was a pretty good experience when I tried it last year.
PetrolHeadRR30/07/2020 12:19

Are you aware if there is SSMS and VS available on MAC? Don't need the …Are you aware if there is SSMS and VS available on MAC? Don't need the full MSQL just the SSMS...cheers


Unsure exactly myself, but running Windows in a Virtual Machine is always an option, using either VMWare, Parallels or Virtual Box. Ok there is a performance hit, but am sure it would still work acceptably on a machine of this spec.
philwhitworth330/07/2020 12:42

Unsure exactly myself, but running Windows in a Virtual Machine is always …Unsure exactly myself, but running Windows in a Virtual Machine is always an option, using either VMWare, Parallels or Virtual Box. Ok there is a performance hit, but am sure it would still work acceptably on a machine of this spec.


VM will add some extra cost and also is not the best option (in my case).
conradj130/07/2020 12:38

I'm not in that world anymore, but I there are equivalents - depends on …I'm not in that world anymore, but I there are equivalents - depends on what you are trying to do - web dev? .net core on a Mac was a pretty good experience when I tried it last year.


Web dev is not something I'm after as you can buy website for less than 100 quid. Personaly on daily bases I use VS, SSMS, SSIS and RDP to Windows Servers.
PetrolHeadRR30/07/2020 11:42

Like 95% of them will need .net.


.net core is cross platform. 90% of my development time used to be in .Net. i have mowed into .net core and scrapped need for windows almost all together now. So no devs don't need windows, not at least as much as windows need devs.
Ega_Hacass30/07/2020 14:08

.net core is cross platform. 90% of my development time used to be in ….net core is cross platform. 90% of my development time used to be in .Net. i have mowed into .net core and scrapped need for windows almost all together now. So no devs don't need windows, not at least as much as windows need devs.


Will take your advice in consideration and do some research. I was looking to replace my current Laptop (Alienware R2) with something more mobile. I was looking at XPS 13 or Acer Swift which does have good battery life and decent screen. However the MacBook Pro have outstanding screen and very nice design, which I really want to try.
Edited by: "PetrolHeadRR" 30th Jul
PetrolHeadRR30/07/2020 14:29

Will take your advice in consideration and do some research. I was looking …Will take your advice in consideration and do some research. I was looking to replace my current Laptop (Alienware R2) with something more mobile. I was looking at XPS 13 or Acer Swift which does have good battery life and decent screen. However the MacBook Pro have outstanding screen and very nice design, which I really want to try.



PetrolHeadRR30/07/2020 12:46

Web dev is not something I'm after as you can buy website for less than …Web dev is not something I'm after as you can buy website for less than 100 quid. Personaly on daily bases I use VS, SSMS, SSIS and RDP to Windows Servers.



It's hard to help as I can't tell what you do. It sounds like you are in Microsoft Server land though so maybe stick to Windows?

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