UK: 2017 12" MacBook for £799 - Just bought one

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  1. Stiss macrumors 6502a

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    As the title says you can currently get the 2017 12" MacBook for £799 at a number of retailers including John Lewis, Currys and Amazon.

    I've bought one to replace my 2013 11" MacBook which has served me well but is dying a slow death with booting to black screens and ever decreasing battery capacity.

    Also nice to go to a retina screen finally and twice the amount of storage and RAM.
    Got it from John Lewis for the two year guarantee.
     
  2. Hallouminati macrumors newbie

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    Hopefully this signifies an updated version is around the corner...I won’t hold my breath though.
     
  3. Stiss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The 2011 MBA fitted my usage perfectly hence why I've gone for this model at this price. I couldn't justify the extra £400 or so to get the 2018 MacBook Air.

    It's all setup now, loving this new computer!
     
  4. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    Yes it's INCREDIBLE at £799. We've never seen MacBook prices so low here in the UK! Heck, even my first MacBook, a 2010 white unibody one was £830 at the time :)

    STRANGE that the 512GB is not reduced in price though.

    Surely, at £799 the MacBook is a bargain for its beautiful quality. This price actually makes it more affordable for students :)
     
  5. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a

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    Picked one up on Friday from John Lewis, it’s a cute small machine. 920 grams it’s less than my iPad Pro with a case.
     
  6. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    I don't believe that there is an update coming. Apple don't tell 'other shops' when a new range is coming.
     
  7. tim0409 macrumors regular

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    They may not tell them, but they will offer them a massive discount so they can shift excess stock, which is what they will have done here (they do the same with Best Buy in the US).

    That’s a great price but it’s bad news for me...I ordered 2x MacBooks (one for my wife) in the recent BB sale which worked out at £650 each (I’m travelling from the UK to the US now and will collect them from a US friend). I changed my mind and bought an MBA in the sale and my plan was to try and sell the MB for £800 when I get back but that will be a struggle now.....at least I sold my existing laptops before the JL sale!
     
  8. The_Interloper macrumors regular

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    Just £719 today on Currys eBay store - brand new and sealed. This is due to a 10% off sitewide coupon for Fri 14 and Sat 15 June. Had to bite at that price - what a bargain!
     
  9. Stiss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, can't argue for that price!
     
  10. addictive macrumors 6502

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    Wow, this does sound a good deal. I had a look on the Currys eBay store and didn’t see it so perhaps they are now sold out? but perhaps you could share the link either here in the thread or by DM. And if you could add the information about the site wide coupon that would be grand too. Thank you.
     
  11. Mike Boreham, Jun 16, 2019
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    Wow! Makes my purchase of a used one for £660 a few weeks ago look a bit lame! OTOH I might have done same again because I actually only put £244 on the counter because I was trading in several items and you get a better price when trading in. And it was in new condition (14 cycles) with 2 yrs warranty.
     
  12. The_Interloper macrumors regular

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    All sold out on Friday evening - Currys must have sold tens of thousands of pounds of MacBooks in just a few hours.

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ap...code-pricewin-fri-14-sat-15-june-only-3246949
     
  13. ravinder08 macrumors 6502

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    Just picked up one today for £799 at my local John Lewis store. Great price. At the store the sales guy was trying to get me to to pay an extra £500 for a MacBook Air and telling me it was a much more superior machine, I told him that might he so but the laws of diminishing returns tells me it’s not worth paying 60% more for it.
     
  14. Newjackboy macrumors 6502

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    I found it fascinating that apple are too stubborn to reduce their own price. This exact laptop is still £1249 on the apple website. Actually disgusting
     
  15. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a

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    Had the same thing happen to me at the Leeds store. I know the Macbook Air is 'better' but it is nowhere near £799 and also the size is what I wanted. In the grand scheme of computing the MacBook and MacBook Air are a lot closer than say the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro 13''
     
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