Macbook Pro Retina 13" 2015 Model (current) £819 - AppleExpress2013 / eBay
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Macbook Pro Retina 13" 2015 Model (current) £819 - AppleExpress2013 / eBay

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Found 3rd Jan 2015
£180 cheaper than current Apple retail store price.

bound to go cold as most apple deals do but if your after a Macbook Pro Retina then this is a very decent price (unless you can get one via Higher Education Store, not everyone can) If it helps someone I'll be happy.

i5 2.7Ghz
8Gb Ram
128Gb SSD

Despite the Apple haters the Macbook Pro retina is still one of the best notebooks you can buy. Much more to it than just the spec on paper...yes you can buy faster windows laptops cheaper but the Macbook is a combination of solid hardware combined with an OS written to get the best from the hardware.
A windows ultrabook of the same quality/spec from Dell/HP.Lenovo will cost you around the same with far less resale value in a few years time when it's time to upgrade.

believe it or not some people prefer OSX to windows.....

Cue the hate.....
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Bound to go cold, Apple haters, yes you can buy faster, cue the hate?

Paranoid much?
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willhay555

Bound to go cold, Apple haters, yes you can buy faster, cue the … Bound to go cold, Apple haters, yes you can buy faster, cue the hate?Paranoid much?


no not paranoid. just realistic...
Uridium

no not paranoid. just realistic...



Trust your instinct, it's a good deal.
**** the haters.
Edited by: "willhay555" 3rd Jan 2015
Question, is it easy to upgrade the SSD?
ro888

Question, is it easy to upgrade the SSD?



​ impossible
Apple fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes.

Apple kit is of a quality build but it is grossly overpriced and massively restrictive.

That's not 'hate' it's reality.

This seems like a good deal if you want a MacBook Pro and a bad deal if you just want a laptop.

Voting accordingly.
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DrAllsopp

Apple fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes. … Apple fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes. Apple kit is of a quality build but it is grossly overpriced and massively restrictive.That's not 'hate' it's reality.This seems like a good deal if you want a MacBook Pro and a bad deal if you just want a laptop.Voting accordingly.



ha ha I'm no Apple Fanboy, never owned an iPhone or iPad, My Personal mobile is android as is my work mobile and I have an android tablet. In my home there is 6 windows laptops, 2 windows desktops, a Windows server, a VMWare server and one Apple Macbook...ah one of my daughters has an iPhone 5c as well....

for a day job I support datacenters full of Windows, VMWare and Linux servers and I'm supplied with a high end Windows Ultrabook as my 'work' laptop...but still choose to own a Macbook as my own machine to use when i get home though.
I can just appreciate a stable, fast OS and good quality hardware.

As far as being over priced it may seem like it compared to a plastic windows laptop...now compare the price to a Windows ultrabook of similar build/spec say the Dell XPS13 at £850 or HP Spectre x360... at £800





Edited by: "Uridium" 3rd Jan 2015
DrAllsopp

All fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes. Most … All fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes. Most kit is of a quality build but it is grossly overpriced and massively restrictive.That's not 'hate' it's reality.....



Fixed for you....
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reutunes

​ impossible



It is possible if you can source one however I'm not aware of any retailers stocking the PCI-E SSD the Macbooks now use.
DrAllsopp

Apple fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes. … Apple fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes. Apple kit is of a quality build but it is grossly overpriced and massively restrictive.That's not 'hate' it's reality.This seems like a good deal if you want a MacBook Pro and a bad deal if you just want a laptop.Voting accordingly.



here here.
willhay555

Bound to go cold, Apple haters, yes you can buy faster, cue the … Bound to go cold, Apple haters, yes you can buy faster, cue the hate?Paranoid much?



Apple are bitter.
you'll need the keyboard, and the pencil too! And a copy of Procreate. An artistic drawing, image editing app that is a cheap necessity! The Pro is fantastic. Still I've not tried any other 13incher so can't do any informed hating.
I'd love one but I struggle with 500GB never mind 128GB.
Isn't it £180 cheaper than apple store and £30 cheaper than Student (though no apple care)?

Good price as long it's UK keyboard and what not.
If you really care what brand of computer or operating system a person uses, you have major issues.
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Frukoz

Isn't it £180 cheaper than apple store and £30 cheaper than Student ( … Isn't it £180 cheaper than apple store and £30 cheaper than Student (though no apple care)?Good price as long it's UK keyboard and what not.



£940 at Apple store currently
If you can buy at the Apple HES store it's worth doing, I bought my 256gb model from there, saved around 12% and you get 3yrs applecare thrown in.
If you can't though then I think this is a decent price.
wow great spec for the price
My apple mac air has never let me down. Been using it for a year now. I own a £800 gaming and multimedia pc, and have 3 windows based laptops at home and so far, the mac air is the most reliable device I own.

Overpriced yes. Can you rely on it every time? Yes.

Christ, why would you buy something like this from a nobody on eBay? You can get discount on the apple refurb store or student store and you'd know you'd be covered for any problems.
DrAllsopp

Apple fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes. … Apple fanboys/supporters/enthusiasts have such persecution complexes. Apple kit is of a quality build but it is grossly overpriced and massively restrictive.That's not 'hate' it's reality.This seems like a good deal if you want a MacBook Pro and a bad deal if you just want a laptop.Voting accordingly.



No one here is looking for a review thanks. Is it a good deal in the current market? That's all we want to know.
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cossy3

Christ, why would you buy something like this from a nobody on eBay? You … Christ, why would you buy something like this from a nobody on eBay? You can get discount on the apple refurb store or student store and you'd know you'd be covered for any problems.



This comes with 12mths Apple warranty and the seller has feedback of over 10k with 99.4% positive. A sound seller I'd say.
I agree about the student store if you can (I bought my own from there) but not everyone can.
Uridium

£940 at Apple store currentlyIf you can buy at the Apple HES store it's … £940 at Apple store currentlyIf you can buy at the Apple HES store it's worth doing, I bought my 256gb model from there, saved around 12% and you get 3yrs applecare thrown in.If you can't though then I think this is a decent price.



Can you send me a link please?

It's at £999 for me here:

apple.com/uk/…fig
Would this be good enough to edit with and use sony vegas 12 or stream via elgato to twitch.
I purchased this for £1000 so it's sad to see it lower now
Edited by: "teleporter_12" 3rd Jan 2015
Uridium

This comes with 12mths Apple warranty and the seller has feedback of over … This comes with 12mths Apple warranty and the seller has feedback of over 10k with 99.4% positive. A sound seller I'd say.I agree about the student store if you can (I bought my own from there) but not everyone can.



I'm not talking about the one year warranty. Highly unlikely for anything to go wrong. I'm talking about 3 years down the line when something goes wrong and I call Apple and quote the Consumer Credit Act and they quickly sort things out. I've had to do this many times over the years.

No way you could do this on this with an eBay seller.
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Frukoz

Can you send me a link please?It's at £999 for me … Can you send me a link please?It's at £999 for me here:http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MF839B/A&step=config#



try this link apple.com/uk_…fig

Some corporate discount link I mange to have cached...;-)
willhay555

Bound to go cold, Apple haters, yes you can buy faster, cue the … Bound to go cold, Apple haters, yes you can buy faster, cue the hate?Paranoid much?



​is the ssd upgradeable?
Original Poster
jasif1

​is the ssd upgradeable?



discussed on the 1st page
The SSD can be upgraded and here is a guide as to how to do it. MacbookPro Retina SSD Upgrade

Have some heat OP.
natty11

Would this be good enough to edit with and use sony vegas 12 or stream … Would this be good enough to edit with and use sony vegas 12 or stream via elgato to twitch.


Video editing and streaming is probably pushing it a bit too far. This has no dedicated graphics card either, so you'll take a hit in gaming performance if you stream.
128GB SSD.

LOL
Original Poster
natty11

Would this be good enough to edit with and use sony vegas 12 or stream … Would this be good enough to edit with and use sony vegas 12 or stream via elgato to twitch.



Only if you Install Windows via bootcamp, parallels or VMWare fusion as Sony Vegas is a windows app...Macbook runs OSX
Original Poster
ChampionshipManager

128GB SSD.LOL



The OS uses 9Gb. Leaves plenty for most people...USB external drives are available for media storage you know....
the SSD is a wee bit quick though

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/uridium26/DiskSpeedTest_zpsxzjh2uxw.png


Edited by: "Uridium" 3rd Jan 2015
Uridium

try this link … try this link http://www.apple.com/uk_epp_5005473/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MF839B/A&step=config#Some corporate discount link I mange to have cached...;-)



Cheeky! Thanks mate.
heat added.....
reutunes

​ impossible



The one thing that now puts me off Apple. Their environmental strategy seems to be 'break it, bin it'.

Glad I still have an old MBP which has been upgraded to it's maximum.
Frukoz

Can you send me a link please?It's at £999 for me … Can you send me a link please?It's at £999 for me here:http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MF839B/A&step=config#


I love the 'modestly priced' upgrade, 8gb -> 16gb ram .....+ £160. Absolutely shocking
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Good price for this model, though.
Edited by: "7777777" 3rd Jan 2015
cossy3

I'm not talking about the one year warranty. Highly unlikely for anything … I'm not talking about the one year warranty. Highly unlikely for anything to go wrong. I'm talking about 3 years down the line when something goes wrong and I call Apple and quote the Consumer Credit Act and they quickly sort things out. I've had to do this many times over the years.No way you could do this on this with an eBay seller.




This ^ I've just bought from apple store using student discount at least i know that i have 3 years cover direct from manufacturer.
LocoMoFo9999

Apple are bitter.



You're thinking of Bodingtons.
How difficult is it to put windows on this?
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