Refurbished macbook pro 2015 for £850

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Seemed a good deal so bought it tonight :) from apple site

    Never had one before but feel I need one for work and I have no current computer...Can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Any favourite apps you use?
     
  2. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on your purchase. For the Apps it really just depends on what you are trying to do. But some of my fav apps (free and paid) are: FireFox, VLC, Skype, MDRP, Pavtube Magic, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, TeamViewer, Parallels, Steam, Battlenet, GameRanger, HandBrake, Kindle, Mactracker, Malwarebytes. Along with all the Apple included apps lol.
     
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    The Game 161

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    8GB memory and 128GB storage

    Thanks for that Cuniac..tempted to get handbrake I hear it's simple enough to do
     
  5. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    Just a friendly word of advice. If you plan on using handbrake quite a bit then I advise you use an external hard drive for extra storage because you might find that you fill that 128GB quite fast.
     
  6. LxHunter, Aug 19, 2015
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    LxHunter macrumors 6502

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    Same machine I have - love it. Switched from 2014 15 with 750 GT
    f.lux - screen temperature manager
    DaisyDisk - handy to see what is using my storage
    Tweetbot
    PathFinder
    The usual business suspects:
    OmniGraffle, OmniPlan, OmniFocus
    BusyCal, BusyContacts
    Dropbox, Word, Excel - but Keynote much better than PowerPoint.

    MalwareBytes as mentioned above.
    Avoid apps that promise to "clean" like the scam MacKeeper.
    (I stopped reading Cult of Mac when they promoted and defended MacKeeper)

    I cover it with BestSkinsEver - protects against scuffs and dings.
     
  7. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Congrats. I think you will love it and wonder why you didn't buy one sooner. I have the 2.9Ghz/512GB SSD/8GB RAM model which goes for £1189 on the refurb store. Luckily I got it for just £10 more brand new using student discount and an included three year warranty that goes with higher education student discount purchases. I am actually surprised they have appeared so early on the refurb store. Normally it takes at least 6 months.
     
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    The Game 161

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    Cheers

    It arrived this morning. .leaving work now. .Can't wait to get my hands on it and explore
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Now all you need to do is replace that Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with one of the new iPhones and you will be all set. ;)
     
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    The Game 161

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    Getting the 6 plus S as my main driver on launch day :)
     
  11. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Cool. The iPhone will integrate much better with the iPad and the MacBook Pro. :)
     
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    The Game 161

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    I'm going all out

    I had all Samsung not long ago
     

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