MacBook Pro with Retina Display Intel Core I5 £899 # Edit now £889 with 2 year guarantee  at John Lewis (other models also available at discounted price)
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MacBook Pro with Retina Display Intel Core I5 £899 # Edit now £889 with 2 year guarantee at John Lewis (other models also available at discounted price)

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Found 5th Dec 2015
John Lewis have price matched the Macbook deals from Currys but with the added advantage of a 3 year guarantee thrown in. Let the Apple Vs Windows debate begin.........again!

Product information

The New MacBook Pro with Retina display
The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display packs the latest technology into a thin and light package. Powered by a fifth generation Intel Core i5 processor and Intel Iris graphics, the MacBook Pro with Retina display includes a pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad, faster than ever all-flash memory and a long battery life to keep you going on the road.
Retina display
With over four million pixels on show, the Retina display on MacBook Pro is positively stunning. Designed to ensure that your eyes won’t be able to discern individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, images take on a new level of realism, while text is sharp and clear. Colours on the Retina display are rich and vibrant, while a high contrast ratio makes blacks appear blacker and whites whiter. It also includes IPS technology to enable a clear view from angles as wide as 178-degrees.
Force Touch Trackpad
With the Force Touch trackpad, Apple has pushed the trackpad further than ever. It's been refined to provide a responsive, uniform click, no matter where you press. However, the force sensors add a new dimension to using a trackpad, detecting the amount of pressure you're applying to open new possibilities. Use different levels of pressure for new capabilities, such as previewing a file or quickly looking up a definition of a word. It'll also provide haptic feedback- a tactile response to help you feel the action you're choosing. Force Touch also works in addition to the intuitive multi-touch gestures that already help you get around your MacBook with ease.
Fifth-generation Intel processors
Intel's fifth generation dual-core i5 processor will let you take your most demanding apps on the road. It provides stunning performance that uses Hyper-Threading technology to allow you to multi-task and work on intensive applications without experiencing any lag. Applications run faster and more efficiently than before. So everything you normally do on a computer you can do even quicker, from web browsing to video editing. Add to this 8GB of RAM and you’ll find performance is smooth even when you’ve got a variety of apps open.
Intel Iris Graphics
Intel's fifth generation processors work with Intel Iris graphics to deliver eye popping graphics and incredible multimedia experiences, without the need for an additional graphics card.
Powerful and Portable
MacBook Pro with Retina display somehow manages to squeeze more power into a smaller space than ever, making it thin and light enough to take with you. Every millimetre has been carefully considered to maximise performance and minimise size, while bulky legacy components have been removed in favour of newer, higher performance technologies. You won’t even have to worry about running out of power after a few hours use, thanks to the long lasting battery life of up to 10 hours of web browsing.
The Latest, Fastest Technology
Packed with the newest and best technology, MacBook Pro with Retina display makes quicker work of everything. As well as fifth generation Intel Core processors, MacBook Pro with Retina display includes super fast PCIe-based flash storage for lightning quick load times, 802.11ac Wi-Fi to ensure rapid networking and two Thunderbolt 2 ports for swift data transfer through a wired connection.
Mac OS X Yosemite
OS X Yosemite helps to bring iOS and OS X devices together. It's packed full of features that will help you take full advantage of your hardware, without compromising on looks or ease of use. It works with your processor to give you the best possible experience and will keep everything up to date, even when it's in sleep mode.

OS X lets you control your Mac with simple, intuitive gestures. Your favourite apps are easy to reach in the Dock, while Launchpad provides quick access to everything. Finder makes it easy to browse and organise your files, with Spotlight ensuring that searching for documents and apps is effortless. It comes with amazing apps like Pages, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband that give you the platform you need for productivity and creativity, with more great apps are available for download from the App Store.

If you own and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8, then you can move between devices in even smarter ways. Make and receive iPhone calls on your Mac, even if your iPhone is in another room. Send and receive both iMessage and SMS text messages on your Mac. Start an email, document or browsing session on one device and instantly pick it up on another.
Apps Included
| Safari | Mail | iBooks | Mac App Store | iPhoto | iMovie | GarageBand | Pages | Numbers | Keynote | Maps | Calendar | FaceTime | Messages | Contacts | Reminders | Preview | Notes | iTunes | Game Center | Time Machine | Photo Booth |
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Accessories Included Power adaptor, AC wall plug and power lead Battery life Information Up to 10 hours wireless web browsing or 12 hours of iTunes movie playback Bluetooth Enabled Information Yes - 4.0 Brand
Apple
Camera (front-facing) Information 720p facetime HD camera Camera (rear-facing) Information No CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information No Computer Support Helpline Information Free 90 day computer support Dimensions H1.8 x W31.4 x D21.9cm Ethernet Port No Finish Aluminium Graphics card Information Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Graphics card type Information Shared Hard drive Information 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage Keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard with 79 keys, including 12 function keys and four arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement) with ambient light sensor Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) MF839B/A Memory (RAM) Information 8GB Memory Card Slots Information SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC compatible) Model name / number MacBook Pro with Retina Display (March 2015) NFC enabled Information No Operating system Information Mac OS X Yosemite Ports Information 2x USB 3.0, 2x Thunderbolt 2, 1x HDMI Processor Information 5th generation dual-core Intel Core i5 Processor speed Information 2.7GHz to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost Screen finish Information Gloss Screen Resolution Information 2560 x 1600 pixels Screen size Information 13.3" Screen Type LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology Sound Built-in stereo speakers Touch Screen No Trackpad Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures Voice Recognition No Weight 1.57kg Wireless Display Information Yes- Via Apple TV & AirPlay Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

100 Comments

heat

oh new apple deal, where is my popcorn? Please let me know if I can get something for half price with same spec!

Let battle commence!

All the turd-babies really come out with the apple posts, got my popcorn ready.
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/895/845/2f9.jpg

Nice find OP with the 8gb of RAM also

Edited by: "umirza85" 5th Dec 2015

rodman

oh new apple deal, where is my popcorn? Please let me know if I can get … oh new apple deal, where is my popcorn? Please let me know if I can get something for half price with same spec!



​not everyone wants the cheapest things in life

https://i.imgur.com/kp8teh.jpg
In for the apple thread.

http://i.imgur.com/NnoGhN1.gif





Edited by: "vegalz0r" 5th Dec 2015

Actually not a bad price for the spec... almost seems reasonable
Think the last time I said 'Apple' and 'reasonable' was when they offered to replace those ipods with the crap battery for a new gen model.
I paid £700ish for a spectre x360 about 6 months ago which is better in some ways like battery, touchscreen, tablet mode and weight and worse in others, like ram, screen and slower 5th gen i5, so if being on OSX is a must, this is a far less p*ss takey price.

Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 5th Dec 2015

I was a bit sceptical about buying a MacBook Pro 5 years ago during my first year of uni. But when I look back, £800 investment over 5 years, has been a great purchase (still going strong with no need for any upgrades). I've only just ordered an SSD for £40 and hopefully it keeps going. Can't knock the quality at all.

If you've got the means to buy it, do it. If not, don't!

Baccus

John Lewis have price matched the Macbook deals from Currys but … John Lewis have price matched the Macbook deals from Currys but with the added advantage of a 3 year guarantee thrown in.



But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :

1) Apple stuff 'just works' with the aid of "magic".
2) Everyone who buys a Macbook is vastly superior to their peers, and therefore wouldn't possibly spill coffee on it or let their dog eat it etc etc - so you wouldn't need it for that either.
3) Everyone not covered by 2 such as professional types banging on about how much better a bit of proprietary software stuck over a normal laptop is, is still covered by 2).

So now that I've proved how it isn't, how is this deal better than the PC World deal?

zappini

I was a bit sceptical about buying a MacBook Pro 5 years ago during my … I was a bit sceptical about buying a MacBook Pro 5 years ago during my first year of uni. But when I look back, £800 investment over 5 years, has been a great purchase (still going strong with no need for any upgrades). I've only just ordered an SSD for £40 and hopefully it keeps going. Can't knock the quality at all.If you've got the means to buy it, do it. If not, don't!



I've just banged an SSD in a 7 year old MacBook Pro 17"'and its flying. You'll be delighted.

Elevation

But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :1) Apple stuff 'just … But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :1) Apple stuff 'just works' with the aid of "magic".2) Everyone who buys a Macbook is vastly superior to their peers, and therefore wouldn't possibly spill coffee on it or let their dog eat it etc etc - so you wouldn't need it for that either.3) Everyone not covered by 2 such as professional types banging on about how much better a bit of proprietary software stuck over a normal laptop is, is still covered by 2).So now that I've proved how it isn't, how is this deal better than the PC World deal?



Because pc world/currys are knob jockeys

Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 5th Dec 2015

It's a deal, chill with the arguments.

Elevation

But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :1) Apple stuff 'just … But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :1) Apple stuff 'just works' with the aid of "magic".2) Everyone who buys a Macbook is vastly superior to their peers, and therefore wouldn't possibly spill coffee on it or let their dog eat it etc etc - so you wouldn't need it for that either.3) Everyone not covered by 2 such as professional types banging on about how much better a bit of proprietary software stuck over a normal laptop is, is still covered by 2).So now that I've proved how it isn't, how is this deal better than the PC World deal?



After all that you go and spoil it all by asking how a John Lewis deal can be better than a PC Work deal. What happened to you, hope you feel better now.

These never slow down. Ever. In 3.3 Million years, after the coming cat-zombie apocalypse, when the ash has settled on the ground, and the only remnants of our existence is the still missing ozone layer, a new intelligent race will evolve to dominate the earth. Their archaeologists will dig up the fossils of humans and find Macbooks amongst them. They will boot them up and those mothers will burn rubber. It will be as if they bought it new. That's why I pay the extra money.

Elevation

But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :1) Apple stuff 'just … But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :1) Apple stuff 'just works' with the aid of "magic".2) Everyone who buys a Macbook is vastly superior to their peers, and therefore wouldn't possibly spill coffee on it or let their dog eat it etc etc - so you wouldn't need it for that either.3) Everyone not covered by 2 such as professional types banging on about how much better a bit of proprietary software stuck over a normal laptop is, is still covered by 2).So now that I've proved how it isn't, how is this deal better than the PC World deal?



Tell me about your childhood.

Love the fact that 50% of comments are preparing for trolls and the other 50% are mainly appreciating the deal. Apple build quality justifies the cost. That's why you pay more. Go back to your Vauxhalls and leave us Audi drivers alone

Ps the trolls are probably drunk on cider

They'll be along a day or so before the benefits are released.
You know, when they've sobered up and stuff

A laptop with 128GB SSD for 900 bones. Cold.

Original Poster

ChampionshipManager

A laptop with 128GB SSD for 900 bones. Cold.


No.........899 'bones' which is 1 'bone' cheaper than you can buy it from Apple
Edited by: "Baccus" 7th Dec 2015

ChampionshipManager

A laptop with 128GB SSD for 900 bones. Cold.



I can see your very small head and this deal passing over it.
Whoosh, it's gone and you're left looking around, confused but with a strong urge to rejoin a throng that can't quite work out how deals work.
Get back in there and contribute another post to demonstrate this lack of comprehension.
Bones sound very chav.
Managing Chelsea currently?

can anyone confirm if the SSD in these devices is easily upgradeable?

or is it soldered on?

otherwise quality and size 13.3 os spot on for my needs

just upgraded a 3 year old hp i5 with a 500gb SSD and was ahocked at the improvement. obviously a fresh install of windows 10 and no bloat ware must've helped too.

Anyone who dares to doubt Apple's reputation for reliability and performance is considered a troll. Face it, the deal price is how much it should be. Even at the deal price Apple will be making a huge profit on this. Some people's self esteem comes from spending over the odds.

ReflexReact

Love the fact that 50% of comments are preparing for trolls and the other … Love the fact that 50% of comments are preparing for trolls and the other 50% are mainly appreciating the deal. Apple build quality justifies the cost. That's why you pay more. Go back to your Vauxhalls and leave us Audi drivers alone



Bad analogy, but agree with you on the Macs.

667rog

can anyone confirm if the SSD in these devices is easily upgradeable? or … can anyone confirm if the SSD in these devices is easily upgradeable? or is it soldered on?otherwise quality and size 13.3 os spot on for my needsjust upgraded a 3 year old hp i5 with a 500gb SSD and was ahocked at the improvement. obviously a fresh install of windows 10 and no bloat ware must've helped too.


You can see how to take the SSD out here:
ifixit.com/Tea…300

It's extremely easy to remove. Finding one to replace it however, might be quite difficult.

Original Poster

667rog

can anyone confirm if the SSD in these devices is easily upgradeable? or … can anyone confirm if the SSD in these devices is easily upgradeable? or is it soldered on?otherwise quality and size 13.3 os spot on for my needsjust upgraded a 3 year old hp i5 with a 500gb SSD and was ahocked at the improvement. obviously a fresh install of windows 10 and no bloat ware must've helped too.



I asked this question of a salesman in an Apple shop today. They aren't easily upgradeable as the SSD is fixed in. I believe there are tutorials on YouTube how to go about it. However as soon as you open the machine up you will be voiding the warranty that Apple offer (not sure where the John Lewis warranty sits on this) They can obviously remove and upgrade it for you but at a cost.

sm-1991

It's a deal, chill with the arguments.



Hot deals. You just don't get it, do you?

Baccus

I asked this question of a salesman in an Apple shop today. They aren't … I asked this question of a salesman in an Apple shop today. They aren't easily upgradeable as the SSD is fixed in. I believe there are tutorials on YouTube how to go about it. However as soon as you open the machine up you will be voiding the warranty that Apple offer (not sure where the John Lewis warranty sits on this) They can obviously remove and upgrade it for you but at a cost.


So, first of all - the apple salesman has no idea obviously. That doesn't really surprise me. Second of all - opening the machine does not void your warranty.

blog.macsales.com/182…nty

Original Poster

gambiting

So, first of all - the apple salesman has no idea obviously. That doesn't … So, first of all - the apple salesman has no idea obviously. That doesn't really surprise me. Second of all - opening the machine does not void your warranty.http://blog.macsales.com/18244-owc-diys-wont-void-your-macs-warranty



Very interesting post. Still a risky punt to do it though. Just make sure that you scroll down and read the comments at the foot of the page to see that Apple do refute this. Can't say I would fancy my chances of taking them to court even if I could be bothered with the hassle.

ReflexReact

Love the fact that 50% of comments are preparing for trolls and the other … Love the fact that 50% of comments are preparing for trolls and the other 50% are mainly appreciating the deal. Apple build quality justifies the cost. That's why you pay more. Go back to your Vauxhalls and leave us Audi drivers alone



I own PCs and a Mac Mini. I'd say it's not about the build quality it's about the amount of hardware that Apple makes and therefore the software/hardware integration is optimised more than it's possible with Windows.

You may be able to get a Windows Machine with same spec for half the price ... But they are poo .. Will be problematic after a year of heavy use .. Macbook all day

Macbook, for people who can't afford an Alienware.

ChampionshipManager

A laptop with 128GB SSD for 900 bones. Cold.


2560 x 1600 pixels

Banned

Elevation

But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :1) Apple stuff 'just … But you won't need a 3 year guarantee, because :1) Apple stuff 'just works' with the aid of "magic".2) Everyone who buys a Macbook is vastly superior to their peers, and therefore wouldn't possibly spill coffee on it or let their dog eat it etc etc - so you wouldn't need it for that either.3) Everyone not covered by 2 such as professional types banging on about how much better a bit of proprietary software stuck over a normal laptop is, is still covered by 2).So now that I've proved how it isn't, how is this deal better than the PC World deal?



Well blow me down, its Elevation commenting on again on another Apple deal, which he's not got nor is he is intending to buy, why don't you do us all favour and stay out of these threads, as you patently have no knowledge of Apple products that is remotely worth sharing.

Only info on Mac reliability I can find is a bit old (from 2009), but Apple had the same rep for reliability back then.

No Ethernet port or cd dvd bluray drive for £899!!! Go sit down and keep your brain warm.....

rodman

2560 x 1600 pixels



Watch out for that first step, its a doozie.

I own one of these and use it for home use plus web design and programming. An incredible machine. No fancy graphics chipset so it won't die in a few years, needing a within 6 years free logic board replacement...
Nippy, usually silent, boots in seconds even after months of hard use and filled ssd!
128gb tiny usb 3 drives are around £30 from Sandisk too...
Highly recommended. Student discount from Apple if you're a student too.

900 quid for an i5 with Intel graphics? Am I missing something? I'm sure the rest of the kit would blow me away, but can it play Fallout 4? I'm looking for a new lappy, but I think I need at least a 970m on board for this game, which I can get cheaper elsewhere. Apple / Dell / HP/ whatever, means nothing to me which manufacturer.

pukenukem

These never slow down. Ever. In 3.3 Million years, after the coming … These never slow down. Ever. In 3.3 Million years, after the coming cat-zombie apocalypse, when the ash has settled on the ground, and the only remnants of our existence is the still missing ozone layer, a new intelligent race will evolve to dominate the earth. Their archaeologists will dig up the fossils of humans and find Macbooks amongst them. They will boot them up and those mothers will burn rubber. It will be as if they bought it new. That's why I pay the extra money.



Does the same go for macs? Always dithered about buying one
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