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    New MacBook Pro please guys

    Hey Sponsors and such..

    Has anyone got any new 15" MacBook Pro's in stock? It needs at least an i7, 8GB Ram, Decent GPU and pcie flash storage.

    I'm just looking for best price vs performance really?

    Cheers Guys

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    What are your plans for it?

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    Moving to Hardware forum. Was going to put in Quotes but you want technical info too.

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    Hi @abillybob, just dropping you a PM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Hey Sponsors and such..

    Has anyone got any new 15" MacBook Pro's in stock? It needs at least an i7, 8GB Ram, Decent GPU and pcie flash storage.

    I'm just looking for best price vs performance really?

    Cheers Guys
    Alright mate, is this for you or for the school?

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    Cheers guys it will be my new machine for general tasks I do from day to day I currently have a 2011 MBP with an i5 8GB Ram 5400RPM HDD and HD 3000 Graphics as you can imagine it struggles when I have half a million things to do at once and that stupid crazy Apple wheel sits there for a good 20 minutes and won't let me click anything. @SiliconAlley_Sam I will respond now cheers
    @ICTDirect_Dave, it's for the school buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I currently have a 2011 MBP with an i5 8GB Ram 5,400RPM HDD and HD 3000 Graphics as you can imagine it struggles when I have half a million things to do at once and that stupid crazy Apple wheel sits there for a good 20 minutes and won't let me click anything.
    Couldn't you just fit an SSD? It will be a lot cheaper than a Retina MacBook Pro and would make quite a difference.

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    Silly question, why a Mac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Couldn't you just fit an SSD? It will be a lot cheaper than a Retina MacBook Pro and would make quite a difference.
    + 2 thumbs up to this suggestion, also Is the RAM Maxed out, just wondering if getting more RAM would help at all ie 16gb instead of the 8gb you have now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Couldn't you just fit an SSD? It will be a lot cheaper than a Retina MacBook Pro and would make quite a difference.
    I have tried one we have a spare SSD in my room and apart from start up times not much else changed unbelievably! It seems it more to do with processing power and the GPU when I'm making movies and stuff for the school!

    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Silly question, why a Mac?
    I need Apple Configurator and Apple Remote desktop if I didn't I would t have one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I have tried one we have a spare SSD in my room and apart from start up times not much else changed unbelievably! It seems it more to do with processing power and the GPU when I'm making movies and stuff for the school!



    I need Apple Configurator and Apple Remote desktop if I didn't I would t have one!
    Does it need to be a laptop ie a mac book pro or can it be an iMac or Mac Pro etc , I was gonna say mac mini but then those don't have a decent GPU etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Has anyone got any new 15" MacBook Pro's in stock? It needs at least an i7, 8GB RAM, decent GPU and PCIe flash storage.
    Since you're a heavy multi-tasker, would it be worth getting 16GB RAM from the start? You won't be able to upgrade the RAM later if you discover you need more than 8GB because it is soldered to the motherboard.

    I doubt suppliers will have anything other than the base-configurations below in stock. Getting the Mac built-to-order would be better since you could choose a faster CPU, larger PCIe SSD and more RAM on the entry-level rMBP to save a bit of money.


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    No offence meant to our sponsors and apologies if they are one already but it may be worth contacting a Apple Educational Specialist such as Toucan Computing (http://www.toucancomputing.co.uk). Toucan not only sell Macs, they will also set them up and support them for you as well. Their techs are excellent.

    Plus they'll be able to access educational pricing for you as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    No offence meant to our sponsors and apologies if they are one already but it may be worth contacting a Apple Educational Specialist such as Toucan Computing (http://www.toucancomputing.co.uk). Toucan not only sell Macs, they will also set them up and support them for you as well. Their techs are excellent.

    Plus they'll be able to access educational pricing for you as well.
    Just to add To the above I think there is also

    http://www.jigsaw24.com

    And

    https://www.krcs.co.uk/education

    Ref KRCS - I believe @AntonioRocco works for krcs ( correct me if im wrong )

    http://www.edugeek.net/members/antoniorocco.html
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 12th June 2014 at 07:56 AM.

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