MacBook Pro Late 2011 Refurbished - £544.99 Delivered @ Wowcher
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 Refurbished - £544.99 Delivered @ Wowcher

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Found 21st Jun 2016
There’s only one Big Mac, and it’s certainly not the burger…

We’re offering you a Grade A refurbished 13” Apple MacBook Pro with iOS El Capitan for just £535, saving you 59% off our retailer’s price of £1295.51 (correct as of 17.6.16).

Whether for work or play, the MacBook Pro is the perfect companion. Today’s deal offers you the cream of the cream, with the veritable goody bag of features including 2.4Ghz dual-core Intel ‘Core i5’ processor and a mighty 500GB memory, as well as an LED screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, a unibody aluminium design with a backlit keyboard and Thunderbolt, USB, Firewire, AirPort and Bluetooth connectivity. On top of that, you’ll have the very latest iOS - the sleek and user-friendly El Capitan - fully installed, allowing you to hit the ground running!

Specifications

Model - MacBook Pro A1278
Processor Type - Intel Core i5
CPU Speed - 2.4 GHz
Ram Installed - 4.0 GB
HDD Size - 500 GB HDD Sata
Optical Drive - Smart DVD
Screen Size - 13.3 inch
Screen Aspect Ratio - 13.3:9 - Widescreen
Camera Megapixels - HD Webcam
Operating System - Apple iOS
Software Media - No Recovery Media Supplied - HDD Based
Bluetooth - Bluetooth enabled
WiFi Type - Wireless 802.11a, Wireless 802.11b, Wireless 802.11g, Wireless 802.11n

When you've bought we’ll send you your unique code.Head to the redemption page using the link we send you.Enter your code and delivery details.

The deal can also entitle you to a Wowcher Wallet Credit. Click here for more info.

Fine Print

May buy multiples. Voucher valid until 23rd Jul 2016. Postage costs an additional £9.99 per voucher. Please allow up to five working days for delivery after redeeming. Grade A refurbished - as good as new. Subject to availability.
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Looks like you'll need to add £9.99 to the price to cover postage.
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GREAT deal Thanks OP
"a mighty 500GB memory"

That really is mighty! I was under the impression these machines were limited to 16GB RAM :-/

Perhaps they mean 500GB of *storage*? however, these days you couldn't really refer to that as "mighty"

Either they're incorrect (and possibly misleading) or using "mighty" in the incorrect way

That's left me mighty confused (where I've used "mighty" in the correct way)

:-/
I know this is one of the cheapest ways to get a Mac (with a warranty anyway), but it's not worth spending £550 on this machine.

Also, there was no "2014" 13" non-retina. If it's 2.4Ghz it's a 2011 model. That's 5 year old tech.
This isn't the 2014 macbook pro, its the 2012 one isn't it? Price is still good though!
Doesnt say anywhere it is a 2014 machine, im sure they stopped putting optical drives after 2012, so its likely to be the 2011 model like 'bma1445' said
upmiddlefinger

Doesnt say anywhere it is a 2014 machine, im sure they stopped putting … Doesnt say anywhere it is a 2014 machine, im sure they stopped putting optical drives after 2012, so its likely to be the 2011 model like 'bma1445' said


No, you are not right.
This is "non retina" model and as so has optical drive. Must be classified as Macbook Pro Late 2012 model, made in 2014.
High price to pay for non retina, fat model.
Picture is misleading and the title is misleading. This is not a MacBook Pro Retina or a MacBook Pro 2014. It is MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011.

https://s31.postimg.org/8e4524daz/Screen_shot_2016_06_21_at_11_49_52.png
It specifies 2.4Ghz dual-core Intel ‘Core i5’ which I would say puts it at the model that was first released mid 2010 (all the models later than that were at least quad core)

Ref: en.wikipedia.org/wik…Pro
This is in no way a "BIG MAC." There are 15" and 17" Mac Books as well. False advertising I think.
And it's an over priced used Mac. So COLD.
bma1445

I know this is one of the cheapest ways to get a Mac (with a warranty … I know this is one of the cheapest ways to get a Mac (with a warranty anyway), but it's not worth spending £550 on this machine.Also, there was no "2014" 13" non-retina. If it's 2.4Ghz it's a 2011 model. That's 5 year old tech.


exactly. Old. Over priced. And over-rated. Mac's are not as good as the marketing hype makes you think.
Original Poster
It's £535 +£9.99 for delivery
Should I buy this despite it being cold for video editing on the go? Nothing heavy...just vlogs with multiple tracks
Original Poster
I web searched the model and got 2014? Your probably right but the Apple Store said it was a 2014 model? So if that is incorrect then fine? All of the description details is from the wowcher website. So if it is incorrect then that their error. Either way I think it's a bargain so if you don't like like then don't buy it? I'm sure other people won't care about your opinion as if they can get a MacBook for £535 instead of £900 then I know which price I'd like to pay. Thanks for your negative comment.
Not a 2014 model. Misleading. Cold.
Original Poster
Nah you stick to your windows !!!!!
Original Poster
Apple say it's 2014 model. If it's a 2011-2012 model it's still good. Pc world still have its on sale for £899?
Original Poster
£535 +£9.99 delivery
Original Poster
Ask at Apple if you have technical a technical enquiry or blog it?
lawrenciof1970

Apple say it's 2014 model. If it's a 2011-2012 model it's still good. Pc … Apple say it's 2014 model. If it's a 2011-2012 model it's still good. Pc world still have its on sale for £899?



No, you can't buy a NEW MacBook (Pro or not) with an optical drive anymore. Haven't been able to for some time now

It's certainly not comparable to whatever you can buy new from PC World right now for around £800

£550 for this model, with a warranty is probably OK - probably a little high

I expect that used, on ebay, you'd be able to pick one up for around £400-£450. So "value" here is debatable. Voting cold.
http://a68.tinypic.com/2wcqmo1.jpg
lawrenciof1970

Apple say it's 2014 model. If it's a 2011-2012 model it's still good. Pc … Apple say it's 2014 model. If it's a 2011-2012 model it's still good. Pc world still have its on sale for £899?



They're not the same. The PC World (and John Lewis) £899 is model MD101B/A which is the next generation, and has an improved CPU (Ivy vs Sandy Bridge), graphics, etc.

The one in this deal clearly cannot be later than 2011 design because Apple simply didn't make them any more.

It may or not be a bad deal for the machine you get, but what you get isn't what is advertised here, and someone who doesn't know computers very well may easily be fooled into buying something that's almost 5 years old in terms of hardware.

And how is it "still good" if you get a 2011 computer when you think you're buying a 2014 computer? Nobody here would like it if they bought a 2014 used car and later realised it was a 2011 model... and the tech in computers advances faster than the tech in cars.
Edited by: "Muir" 21st Jun 2016
Horrific and hideous deal. Got a second hand retina 15 inch off ebay for £550 last year. It's a 2014 model too.
I am doubtful a refurbed, old 2011 model is not worth this much even with the usual cache Apple brings and the normal huge margin they take.
Mate of mine was given one of these for work back in 2014, he was so excited!

Then we checked the model and it was the only macbook still available on the store with a HDD in it (made it slow as all hell, he only used it for work for that reason, never pleasure). Combine that with an old sandybridge processor when everyone else was on haswell and looking forward to skylake... in the desktop space it wouldn't have mattered but in the laptop space there's some pretty big power savings to be had going from sandybridge to haswell. Meant the battery life sucked compared to a modern macbook.

Suffice it to say he did not keep the macbook even though work offered it to him.
Albus4321

I am doubtful a refurbed, old 2011 model is not worth this much even with … I am doubtful a refurbed, old 2011 model is not worth this much even with the usual cache Apple brings and the normal huge margin they take.



Also I really don't place much stock in the "refurbished" status and the grade, because:
a) it's Wowcher, which is not only known for selling cheap rubbish but is clearly not a trusted electronics name,
b) if it was refurbished by Apple or an Apple certified tech they would state that as a selling point, and
c) I don't know who could possibly get a 5 year old laptop into "as good as new" condition without completely rebuilding it and spending more than this

Most likely the refurbishment process consists of buying a batch of them from some trade-in place, and "yup, it looks like the picture and all the computer-y parts seem to be there, so it's probably a computer", and then relying on people who don't realize it's 5 years old to also not know how to navigate whatever they offer as a warranty.
Have a look on Apple's own refurbished site, they've got much newer stuff for not a lot more money and Apple refurbished stuff is mint condition with a full warranty.
onelokan

Should I buy this despite it being cold for video editing on the go? … Should I buy this despite it being cold for video editing on the go? Nothing heavy...just vlogs with multiple tracks



Id like to know similar. Or suggestions of another £500ish laptop with better specs. Thanks
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