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MacBook Pro Retina with Touch Bar 13"- Core i5-8GB-128GB SSD with 4 Years Warranty - £1054.01 @ the Edu Store
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MacBook Pro Retina with Touch Bar 13"- Core i5-8GB-128GB SSD with 4 Years Warranty - £1054.01 @ the Edu Store

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Posted 2nd May

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Thought this is a good price if you are after the basic MacBook (as I am) & it's in stock. It's available in Silver and Space Grey & if you want to upgrade to the 256GB SSD it's less than £200 more.

  • MacBook Pro Retina with Touch Bar 13"
  • 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 128GB SSD storage
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
  • Silver
  • Backlit Keyboard (British)

MacBook Pro elevates the notebook to a whole different level of performance and portability. Wherever your ideas take you, you'll get there faster than ever with high-performance processors and memory, advanced graphics, blazing-fast storage, and more.
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There is a rumour that a refresh of the 13” MacBook Pro is coming soon, I would hold off if you can until then
I know it's almighty Mac Pro, but 1K for an 8th gen laptop with 128gb ssd and 8gb ram!?!?!?
There’s a lot wrong with this.
128GB SSD yo startbwith
128gb?
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There is a rumour that a refresh of the 13” MacBook Pro is coming soon, I would hold off if you can until then
wait for the magic keyboard release
Hate waiting
Not a good time to buy this. A refreshed version is coming out this month.
They are just shifting the old MBP stock to make way for the new ones. Nothing wrong with this though and still a good £200 saving
128gb?
SantoshKaushik02/05/2020 18:46

Not a good time to buy this. A refreshed version is coming out this month.


For the same price?
Is there any companies who will swap the crappy 128GB SSD for something larger, for example 1TB in comparison to Apple's rip off prices?
mightywhites197102/05/2020 18:52

Is there any companies who will swap the crappy 128GB SSD for something …Is there any companies who will swap the crappy 128GB SSD for something larger, for example 1TB in comparison to Apple's rip off prices?


no, it's on the board, even if possible you'll void the warranty
There’s a lot wrong with this.
128GB SSD yo startbwith
I know it's almighty Mac Pro, but 1K for an 8th gen laptop with 128gb ssd and 8gb ram!?!?!?
nw104hh02/05/2020 19:18

I know it's almighty Mac Pro, but 1K for an 8th gen laptop with 128gb ssd …I know it's almighty Mac Pro, but 1K for an 8th gen laptop with 128gb ssd and 8gb ram!?!?!?


Yes, because as you say it's an almighty Mac.
Sources say it will be 14.1” this month with mini led and the new keyboard
megasnajper02/05/2020 18:38

There is a rumour that a refresh of the 13” MacBook Pro is coming soon, I w …There is a rumour that a refresh of the 13” MacBook Pro is coming soon, I would hold off if you can until then


Agreed. Likely to announce mid May with improved specs.
Apple warranty is better ): especially with in store repairs
Still using my 2015 MBP - and it's been great, and still plenty powerful. The 1 regret is going with 128Gb. It's a pain in the butt once you've installed a few apps and used it a while. Even though I offload all documents and files to a usb stick, the disk is always hovering on full. Will never buy 128gb again - it's a false economy.
Currently have this model. Lots to like, but compromises to be had.

128GB is doable if frugal with local storage, using USB-C HDDs, NAS and Cloud Storage.

No issues with Keyboard yet, safetynet of being included in the replacement program if it does go bad.

Touchbar is... not as exciting and intuitive as it sounds, bordering on annoying when brushed up against with fat fingers.

It's a nice laptop and I expect it to last a few years, but by no means is it a powerhouse, which can be had for this sort of money, prices are creeping up quite a lot for laptops now with things like the XPS 13 reaching £1500+

tl:dr; it's nice, but pricey, like macbooks have always been, but is the 2019 model, and if the 2020 is near, that'll probably be worth waiting for.
Edited by: "effortless" 2nd May
I just went for the MacBook Air for the same price. New model 4 core i5, 8GB ram, 512GB HD & scissor keyboard. Don’t like the touchbar so this is a better deal for me.
jonboy500002/05/2020 23:36

I just went for the MacBook Air for the same price. New model 4 core i5, …I just went for the MacBook Air for the same price. New model 4 core i5, 8GB ram, 512GB HD & scissor keyboard. Don’t like the touchbar so this is a better deal for me.


How did you get the student login? I have nus but no uni email.
Simes12302/05/2020 23:05

Still using my 2015 MBP - and it's been great, and still plenty powerful. …Still using my 2015 MBP - and it's been great, and still plenty powerful. The 1 regret is going with 128Gb. It's a pain in the butt once you've installed a few apps and used it a while. Even though I offload all documents and files to a usb stick, the disk is always hovering on full. Will never buy 128gb again - it's a false economy.


At least you're allowed to upgrade the storage on your 2015 MBP even if it is a custom connector.
plewis0002/05/2020 23:51

At least you're allowed to upgrade the storage on your 2015 MBP even if it …At least you're allowed to upgrade the storage on your 2015 MBP even if it is a custom connector.


Didn’t know that - are the drives available?
Simes12303/05/2020 00:02

Didn’t know that - are the drives available?


Yes, eBay is a good place to look - they’re more than normal NVMe drives but at least you can get them. Seems to be about £60 for a 256GB and £95 for a 512GB, but I didn’t look for long. In typical Apple fashion it’s similar to M.2 but keyed differently...

Or you can cheat and use an adapter:
ebay.co.uk/itm…368
Edited by: "plewis00" 3rd May
Monishk02/05/2020 18:39

wait for the magic keyboard release


“Magic”...
Simes12303/05/2020 00:02

Didn’t know that - are the drives available?


OWC Aura or JetDrive from Transcend is an option along with the Apple Drives you can find on eBay!
Mr_Grumpy02/05/2020 18:48

For the same price?


I don’t think so.
Edited by: "BlufMaster" 3rd May
chamill02/05/2020 18:46

They are just shifting the old MBP stock to make way for the new ones. …They are just shifting the old MBP stock to make way for the new ones. Nothing wrong with this though and still a good £200 saving


Except for the Jony Ive designed butterfly keyboard which has been ditched in favour of the previous reliable scissor action keyboard.

That touch bar is another Apple gimmick.

I have the 16" version of this as my work laptop and I'll be swapping it out soon to something without the pointless gimmicks.

I wouldn't even pay £500 for one of these.
Edited by: "DealJourno" 3rd May
ezzer7202/05/2020 21:55

Yes, because as you say it's an almighty Mac.


It's from the Apple junk unupgradable range.

I did a rebuild of a mid 2012 machine which has dual 1TB SSDs and 16GB ram. The downside is the GPU and processor. However it is running the latest OS and boots in about 10 seconds.
Edited by: "DealJourno" 3rd May
nw104hh02/05/2020 19:18

I know it's almighty Mac Pro, but 1K for an 8th gen laptop with 128gb ssd …I know it's almighty Mac Pro, but 1K for an 8th gen laptop with 128gb ssd and 8gb ram!?!?!?


The Mac Pro is a very different product.
MakeItHotinHere02/05/2020 23:49

How did you get the student login? I have nus but no uni email.


You need an academic email address, without that you’re stuffed. There are only certain domains they accept which are listed on their website.
mat209002/05/2020 18:59

There’s a lot wrong with this.128GB SSD yo startbwith


It's more than enough for portable high grade MBP. Rest of movies/installables in a removable media or NAS rather than clogging the laptop
getknk03/05/2020 09:42

It's more than enough for portable high grade MBP. Rest of …It's more than enough for portable high grade MBP. Rest of movies/installables in a removable media or NAS rather than clogging the laptop


Using Mozilla Thunderbird as email client is also a good way of saving valuable space as emails are hosted and you can pick the size you want email to occupy on your drive. It makes searching for old email a pain sometimes but you then go directly to the provider to search (gmail etc)
getknk03/05/2020 09:42

It's more than enough for portable high grade MBP. Rest of …It's more than enough for portable high grade MBP. Rest of movies/installables in a removable media or NAS rather than clogging the laptop


Yep pay more and get less, the apple motto.
mat209002/05/2020 18:59

There’s a lot wrong with this.128GB SSD yo startbwith


8gb ddr3.
Both points.
nw104hh02/05/2020 19:18

I know it's almighty Mac Pro, but 1K for an 8th gen laptop with 128gb ssd …I know it's almighty Mac Pro, but 1K for an 8th gen laptop with 128gb ssd and 8gb ram!?!?!?


BuT yOu DoNt NeEd MoRe ThAn 8gB rAm
Can anyone help please. My 2010 iMac just died, I did a time machine back up but it’s over 500gb, so if I buy a new MAC is it it even possible to recover it all is the storage is say 128gb ssd? Feel like I lost all my stuff unless plough £2k on a bigger drive needlessly.
I've got a mid 2014 macbook pro with retina, love the machine. Used daily. It has 256gb ssd. Was looking at upgrades available and its disgusting the price that Apple charge for storage! Its only £20 odd pounds from a 128gb ssd to 256gb for a drive, Apple will charge you £200!!!
mightywhites197102/05/2020 18:52

Is there any companies who will swap the crappy 128GB SSD for something …Is there any companies who will swap the crappy 128GB SSD for something larger, for example 1TB in comparison to Apple's rip off prices?


Look at the Transcend JetDrive 850, that'll do what you want and can do it yourself. Think they go upto 960gb
DealJourno03/05/2020 04:37

It's from the Apple junk unupgradable range.I did a rebuild of a mid 2012 …It's from the Apple junk unupgradable range.I did a rebuild of a mid 2012 machine which has dual 1TB SSDs and 16GB ram. The downside is the GPU and processor. However it is running the latest OS and boots in about 10 seconds.


I'm with you mate to be honest, I have a newish touch bar model and a 2012 one that I've put an SSD in and I'm very torn between the two.
simplelearning03/05/2020 11:01

I've got a mid 2014 macbook pro with retina, love the machine. Used daily. …I've got a mid 2014 macbook pro with retina, love the machine. Used daily. It has 256gb ssd. Was looking at upgrades available and its disgusting the price that Apple charge for storage! Its only £20 odd pounds from a 128gb ssd to 256gb for a drive, Apple will charge you £200!!!


They took away the option at the end of 2012 to do your own upgrades. That was a massive design mistake in the interests of making more money and making the Macbook pros slimmer.

Thankfully since Jony departed more sensible design decisions seem to be returning.

He did some great work, but really stuffed it up in the past few years.
jezzery03/05/2020 09:50

Using Mozilla Thunderbird as email client is also a good way of saving …Using Mozilla Thunderbird as email client is also a good way of saving valuable space as emails are hosted and you can pick the size you want email to occupy on your drive. It makes searching for old email a pain sometimes but you then go directly to the provider to search (gmail etc)



DealJourno03/05/2020 04:35

Except for the butterfly keyboard action and the touchbar gimmick.I have …Except for the butterfly keyboard action and the touchbar gimmick.I have the 16" version of this as my work laptop and I'll be swapping it out soon to get something with a proper keyboard like my old 2012 model.I wouldn't pay even £500 for one of these.

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