MacBook Pro 2016 with retina and touchbar i5/8gb/256gb ssd - £1299 @ PCWorld
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MacBook Pro 2016 with retina and touchbar i5/8gb/256gb ssd - £1299 @ PCWorld

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Found 30th Aug 2017
Pretty good price for a touchbar and a 256 go is nationwide, just picked it up in store and also found on the good old internet. Will probably get voted cold as apple but oh well
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Orcinus_orca5 m ago

I can get the same product with an Asus badge for £700

You really can't.
giorgiomrapetti32 m ago

Haha for this amount I could build a decent 1070 rig and get a chrome …Haha for this amount I could build a decent 1070 rig and get a chrome book.The OS is good but it's not life changing, nor does it imo beat the performance of a desktop and mobility of a chrome book combined.


Haha and that would be a crap solution for many of us.

In my case this is a tool for work. If you develop for iOS/OSX then you're going to really regret messing around with your suggested solution. Moreover, if you travel regularly, accessing all that horsepower sitting at home on the "1070 rig" isn't always trivial. I personally find it far better having everything on the road with me, rather then horsepower I don't need just so I can feel I got some sort of bargain, because it tends not to be a bargain when I factor in time wasted faffing around that could have been spent earning money instead (or enjoying more pleasurable pastimes).

Even in the case of my Wife who also prefers Macs and is just a casual user, she'd rather stick to an OS she is familiar and comfortable with. The gestures are great with refined realistic physics emulation, the trackpad is the best bar none (and i've tried many thanks to work), spaces works really well, timemachine is a breeze to use for a novice like her, the screen is excellent, she's familiar with the Apps now and it integrates really well with her iPhone out of the box. And to be frank since its a fixture almost everywhere she goes, she appreciates that it's pleasant to the eye.

In terms of cost, amortised over 3-4 years of daily use (for me both work and personal, but for her even casual use is a couple of hours a day), with at least a third of the original cost realised at resale (from personal experience), it really doesn't seem as bad as the headline price. There are lots of other things we buy, that based on usage are far worse value for money.

Of course your own requirements may dictate a different path is optimal, but kindly credit us with having an equally sound basis for our choices unless we reveal otherwise.
Edited by: "Mentos" 30th Aug 2017
Orcinus_orca43 m ago

I can get the same product with an Asus badge for £700


No you can't, but we're all accustomed to people talking crap online so crack on
I can get the same product with an Asus badge for £700
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Is it not 2016? It has HD 550
Good deal!!
It actually says 2016 model in the product description on the website.
Ag20145 m ago

Is it not 2016? It has HD 550

Nope 2017
Ag20145 m ago

Is it not 2016? It has HD 550

your right.It is the 2016 model it also says in the description.
Good price.

Apple refurb is selling the same model for £1399, so this is good.
Edited by: "S.c.0.TT.y" 30th Aug 2017
Product description says this is the 2016 model. Still a good price though.
Could also use the Curry's PC World cash back offer (https://curryspcworldcashback.com/gb/en/pages/lc5/qualifying) to get another £100 off, and TCB 4% bringing the cost down to £1147.
Definitely 2016 model. Says so on the website and the reviews from customer. Also a clearance item. I doubt they would have a 2017 model on clearance
Yup, these are Skylake models, not Kaby lake
Good deal though
Edited by: "jaypee24" 30th Aug 2017
Wow amazing price my friend purchased his for 1500 with apple discount few months ago
Sorry it is 2016 oh well
Its not better deal to buy from apple with student discount and free beats headphones ?
karol0075 m ago

Its not better deal to buy from apple with student discount and free beats …Its not better deal to buy from apple with student discount and free beats headphones ?


Nop, beats dont come with refurb offers plus student discount is only on new models (2017)
great price. Wished there were some deals for the 16GB ones
getknk54 m ago

great price. Wished there were some deals for the 16GB ones


Unfortunately for the 13", 16GB is BTO only Means there are unlikely to be any offers for those. Only options are refurb (unlikely as doubt many return a BTO) or via Student discount/Edustore. Edustore has better prices, but only for the standard SKU's, BTO's the discount isn't that much better then straight 10% student discount via uni days/etc.

15" has 16GB as standard so some chance of finding offers there if you're prepared to jump up.
Edited by: "Mentos" 30th Aug 2017
puddles99991 h, 19 m ago

Sorry it is 2016 oh well

Very little difference between Kaby Lake and Sky Lake. The biggest is hardware 10-bit 4K HEVC codec, the 15" dGPU has that anyway but on the 13" it will make a difference if you plan to watch a lot of 4K material.

The equivalent 2017 model (MPXX2B) is £1,418.44 (with 4 year third party warranty) for those that need/want Kaby Lake (you don't get the beats though).
Edited by: "Mentos" 30th Aug 2017
They have no full size USB ports or hdmi ports. Therefore not practical at all.
Apple MacBooks have gone downhill since 2015
I can get the same product with an Asus badge for £700
31848847-Xd99T.jpgUse the WIN10 discount code with a laptop in the deal to get it at roughly £1180 once you take the other laptop back. Correct me if im wrong on prices, in a rush
Crazy deal for what is just a laptop with a few emojis on a task bar and an i5 processor🤣
Orcinus_orca5 m ago

I can get the same product with an Asus badge for £700

You really can't.
Orcinus_orca6 m ago

I can get the same product with an Asus badge for £700

And minus the OS (my main reason for choosing any non-Windows-based system)
I have the air 256gb and its not enough space, constantly chucking stuff onto external hard drives.
blundy_521 m ago

[Image] Use the WIN10 discount code with a laptop in the deal to get it at …[Image] Use the WIN10 discount code with a laptop in the deal to get it at roughly £1180 once you take the other laptop back. Correct me if im wrong on prices, in a rush


£41 for a laptop is really good!
puddles99991 h, 50 m ago

Sorry it is 2016 oh well


Your title still says 2017..
Mentos47 m ago

Unfortunately for the 13" 16GB is BTO only Means there are unlikely to …Unfortunately for the 13" 16GB is BTO only Means there are unlikely to be any offers for those. Only options are refurb (unlikely as doubt many return a BTO) or via Student discount/Edustore. Edustore has better prices, but only for the standard SKU's, BTO's the discount isn't that much better then straight 10% student discount via uni days/etc.15" has 16GB as standard so some chance of finding offers there if you're prepared to jump up.


definitely. the new 15" is my dream machine
getknk8 m ago

definitely. the new 15" is my dream machine



Ah in that case check out the Edustore.co.uk if you are in higher education (or know someone that has an .ac.uk email). The top end 15" SKU (MPTT2B) is £2,188.90 (no beats included, but much cheaper then via unidays) And it includes 4 year warranty. The other models have a similar amount off.

I'm contemplating jumping up from 13" to 15" as they've finally reduced the footprint and my workflow would probably benefit. But as a long time 13" or smaller laptop user Im apprehensive.
Edited by: "Mentos" 30th Aug 2017
Orcinus_orca43 m ago

I can get the same product with an Asus badge for £700


No you can't, but we're all accustomed to people talking crap online so crack on
Haha for this amount I could build a decent 1070 rig and get a chrome book.

The OS is good but it's not life changing, nor does it imo beat the performance of a desktop and mobility of a chrome book combined.
Edited by: "giorgiomrapetti" 30th Aug 2017
mohass53 m ago

They have no full size USB ports or hdmi ports. Therefore not practical at …They have no full size USB ports or hdmi ports. Therefore not practical at all. Apple MacBooks have gone downhill since 2015


That's beneficial for those of us with 2015 models. Resale value is very healthy.
giorgiomrapetti13 m ago

Haha for this amount I could build a decent 1070 rig and get a chrome …Haha for this amount I could build a decent 1070 rig and get a chrome book.The OS is good but it's not life changing, nor does it imo beat the performance of a desktop and mobility of a chrome book combined.


Apple buyers don't care, they are above such things as gaming or the internet.
giorgiomrapetti32 m ago

Haha for this amount I could build a decent 1070 rig and get a chrome …Haha for this amount I could build a decent 1070 rig and get a chrome book.The OS is good but it's not life changing, nor does it imo beat the performance of a desktop and mobility of a chrome book combined.


Haha and that would be a crap solution for many of us.

In my case this is a tool for work. If you develop for iOS/OSX then you're going to really regret messing around with your suggested solution. Moreover, if you travel regularly, accessing all that horsepower sitting at home on the "1070 rig" isn't always trivial. I personally find it far better having everything on the road with me, rather then horsepower I don't need just so I can feel I got some sort of bargain, because it tends not to be a bargain when I factor in time wasted faffing around that could have been spent earning money instead (or enjoying more pleasurable pastimes).

Even in the case of my Wife who also prefers Macs and is just a casual user, she'd rather stick to an OS she is familiar and comfortable with. The gestures are great with refined realistic physics emulation, the trackpad is the best bar none (and i've tried many thanks to work), spaces works really well, timemachine is a breeze to use for a novice like her, the screen is excellent, she's familiar with the Apps now and it integrates really well with her iPhone out of the box. And to be frank since its a fixture almost everywhere she goes, she appreciates that it's pleasant to the eye.

In terms of cost, amortised over 3-4 years of daily use (for me both work and personal, but for her even casual use is a couple of hours a day), with at least a third of the original cost realised at resale (from personal experience), it really doesn't seem as bad as the headline price. There are lots of other things we buy, that based on usage are far worse value for money.

Of course your own requirements may dictate a different path is optimal, but kindly credit us with having an equally sound basis for our choices unless we reveal otherwise.
Edited by: "Mentos" 30th Aug 2017
captainbeaky30 m ago

That's beneficial for those of us with 2015 models. Resale value is very …That's beneficial for those of us with 2015 models. Resale value is very healthy.


Doubt it, the residual on my 2014 isn't much different to my previous machine.
Yes everyone should buy lower priced products because some people won't buy this themselves. What a load of balls.

Same applies to banning all premium products because budget products essentially do the same thing more or less. And a tent is adequate too.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 30th Aug 2017
Themadcow30 m ago

Apple buyers don't care, they are above such things as gaming or the …Apple buyers don't care, they are above such things as gaming or the internet.

I'm certainly above gaming.
I got the same model but without touch bar (waste of money in my opinion) off ebay for £950 pounds with 3 years JL guarantee. You could not tell that it was previously used and only 25 battery cycles.

Yes lack of old fashioned ports can be a pain and should be considered when buying this but it doesn't bother me that much and it's so much lighter and thiner compared to the previous models.
Edited by: "padamowicz93" 30th Aug 2017
Orcinus_orca2 h, 2 m ago

I can get the same product with an Asus badge for £700


Asus are sh** though, you get exactly what you pay for.
Edited by: "jimbo001" 30th Aug 2017
And also there is no point to trying to convince ordinary Asus users that MACs are worth it as they will never know what you are talking about unless they ever had a pleasure of using a MB and actually knew what they were doing.
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