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2020 Apple MacBook Pro 13" Touch Bar, M1 Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - £1,192.24 @ John Lewis & Partners
Posted 16th JanPosted 16th Jan
Seems to be over £100 off right now at JL, Currys etc. 2 years warranty with JL.

16GB if you using a lot of RAM memory with multiple design apps open at the same time. You could maybe wait until the Macbook Pro's 16" have the M1 or the next gen processor (M2?) . Rumoured to be mid 2021


I doubt you’ll notice the RAM improvement with the vast majority of uses. Agree on disk space though, but I guess cloud/NAS is fairly accessible now.


im looking at caving in and getting my first macbook pro, im in the design sector but with the amount of different specs and macbook pros from the last few years i dont know what specs to go for. need speed as i use adobe creative suite. any tips? :)


I started using macs 35 years ago, when pcs were just not powerful enough or stable enough to run any graphics software. I've occasionally had to use pc's due to customers software onyl working on pc's but always been relieved when I found a workaround on the mac. When I used to work on a Windows NT Barco station years ago I always favoured the mac and it's OS. Pc's were just too unstable, crash after crash For an unknown reason, maybe due to cost, I ventured into the world of Dell with a laptop, jeez, that was a bad move , 3 months later they had it back admitting it was faulty. Every mac i have bought has lasted a lot longer than pc's based on comparisons to friends and colleagues pc's I am presently using a 2011 27" iMac, still got years lt in it! Not as fast as it used to be but still performs jobs Yes they have made mistakes in the past, but I have always felt that the mac has always led the pack and set the trend in graphics From what I've seen the Macbook Air8GB with 512GB is plenty for 95% of Joe Public. Doesnt seem enough different to warrant spending more on a Macbook Pro Remember the M1 8GB is not the same 8GB on the previous macs and of course can not be compared to pc's. It a different class


Yes google Windows laptops

MacBook Pro 13" M1, 512GB£1370 @ AO
Posted 12th JanPosted 12th Jan
Seems about the best price for this 512GB model from a reputable company, same price from Laptops Direct if that's your preference:… Read more
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As a computer for email, Netflix, photography, video conferencing, text messaging, etc, you’ll not find a better computer for your needs. You’re looking at 18 hours+ of actual usage before needing a recharge, it’s a computer that’s as close to a joy to use as you can get. Apple typically supports their computers with the latest version of Mac OS for 7 years, it should last you a good long time. Coming from Windows it will likely feel a bit jarring at first, but I usually find that once people have gone through the first week they’d not want to go back. If you do buy it and need any support PM me. I’ve been a heavy Mac user for the last 19 years, so I’ll almost certainly be able to answer your wuestion


I was just looking at the 8gb 512gb MacBook Air funnily enough, so it’s reassuring to read that it is suitable for you needs, as I think it will more than be fine for what I require. Unfortunately I have seen it for £100 more than what you paid. I am looking to buy a new laptop to replace a 10 year old windows laptop that has ground to a halt and cannot be used for any task. I’m looking forward to a laptop that doesn’t clog and slow after a sustained period of use. I too have watched some reviews that state the 8gb was sufficient, but it is always helpful to hear of a real world review from someone like yourself, so thank you for taking the time to answer my query. It seems like your usage of the MacBook Air will be more intensive than my own, so I’m confident that the specs will be fine for myself. Basically I require a laptop for basic tasks and would like to learn to edit photos in the future.


I went for the 512GB model with 8GB Ram, managed to get it new for £1050 on eBay. The main reason I use a 512GB SSD is because I have an extremely large photo library that goes back around 18 years (212GB worth of family photos and video). This is all backed up to my local NAS and in the cloud. The photo library does not stream well over a NAS and as such I keep it local. With a good mix of Apps & games, the aforementioned photo library and some documents I have 121GB of free space. I'm not worried about running out of space any time soon. Almost everything that used to be stored on the local computer such as video, music, etc, is all streamed from the cloud now. The 16" MacBook Pro was because I am a contract based Data Analyst and I travelled a fair amount of the time. So I had a 16" MacBook Pro for travel and my iMac Pro at home. Due to covid and the lack of travel it seemed pointless holding onto the 16" MacBook Pro whilst it quickly devalued so I sold it. As my primary goal is using the MacBook Air at night in front of the TV with some general tasks I decided to give the 8GB Ram model a shot. I've not had less than 16GB of Ram on my own personal computer for the last 8 or so years, but when the reviewers say that you don't need the 16GB on this machine they seem to be spot on, at least in my usage. My best friend is a web designer and video editor by trade, he borrowed my Air for the weekend to put it through its paces. It absolutely humiliated his 16" MacBook Pro when it came to exporting 4K video at Pro Res quality. A quarter of the Ram, no fan and it took less than half the time, just unbelievable.


In very much torn between the two (air and pro). Again undecided between 8gb of ram or 16gb. Out of interest what storage did you go for? It seems nothing short of the highest option of 2tb, that an external hard drive will be a requirement eventually. Will 256gb fill up with programs that you will install?


That these machines are coming is a certainty, but the chances are there will not be a full redesign until next year. Assuming Apple follows a similar playbook to the Power PC Migration they will release the new hardware in the existing machines and then release a new design in the next release. That's not to say that a new design is impossible, Apple could choose to mix things up. What is clear is that the M1 MacBook Pro's and MacBook Airs are extremely capable computers that leave their similarly priced PC competitors in the dust. I'm typing this on a M1 based McBook Air that replaced a fully decked out 16" MacBook Pro that had 32GB of Ram and a Core i9 and in most tasks it matches or exceeds it despite costing a third of the price. Bargain.

New Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Apple M1 8GB 512GB SSD - Space Grey - £1,399.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Posted 11th JanPosted 11th Jan
MACBOOK PRO 13-INCH - M1 CHIP - 8-CORE CPU / 8-CORE GPU - 8GB - 512GB - SPACE GREY MacBook Pro All systems Pro. The Apple M1 chip gives the 13‑inch MacBook Pro speed and power b… Read more

Unless you're doing 8k video editing or advanced 4k then the 8gb is fine. 16gb on M1 is obviously more future proof but I doubt that many people will need it for a good while. Most people already working at that level aren't looking at these laptops, yet.


when i buy device i use it for at least 5 years, 8GB is good enouigh today but in 3-4 years?


You're missing the point. But that's ok.


Not all 16gb is the same .


Tell that to those running video export in 4K with this model with 8GB of Ram vs the 16" Intel MacBook Pro with 32GB of Ram. This one humiliated it!

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2020 Apple MacBook Pro 13" Touch Bar, M1 Processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Grey - £1,449.97 @ John Lewis & Partners
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Posted 27th Dec 2020Posted 27th Dec 2020
The updated (2020) MacBook Pro has been transformed by Apple’s powerful M1 processor. Created with a Retina Display, 8GB RAM, a solid state drive, Touch ID, Apple’s Magic Keyboard,… Read more

Does it not work under Rosetta?


Cheaper cos it is only 8th Generation, put 10th or even 11th would cost much much more.


Serato pro?


Ableton, traktor and Cubase work via Rosetta, what more do you need? As someone alluded to, I find Big Sur more problematic than the M1. On Intel and Apple.


My understanding with DJ software was the Issue, generally speaking, was MacOS Big Sur as opposed to the M1 & Rosetta. Unforgivable really considering how many months they had to test Big Sur and indeed Apple Silicon! What’s wrong with DJ Pro, Apple Silicon native from day 1. Or Rekordbox 6 seems to work just fine under Rosetta

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