Apple MacBook Pro

How to choose a laptop (if you are in a hurry)

If you’re in a hurry, these are the most important things to consider when choosing a new laptop. For a lot more detail, see the sections below.

  • 12.5 to 14-inch screens offer the best balance between usability and portability. Larger screens are fine if you don’t travel much and smaller models are great for kids.
  • 1920 x 1080 screen
  • If you’re spending over $600, shoot for these minimum specs:
  • Core i5 CPU
  • SSD Storage instead of a hard drive.
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 8+ hours of battery life is ideal if you plan to take your laptop anywhere at all.
  • Chromebooks are good for kids. Windows laptops and MacBooks both offer plenty of functionality; which platform you prefer is a matter of personal taste

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple MacBook Pro image 1 Apple MacBook Pro image 2 Apple MacBook Pro image 3 Apple MacBook Pro image 4 Apple MacBook Pro image 5 Apple MacBook Pro image 6
Buy on Amazon: £1,299£1,155
You save
£144(12%)(Just updated)

8th-generation quad-core Intel Core i5
Retina display with a True Tone technology
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
ultra-Fast SSD
Two Thunderbolt ports 3 (USB-C) ports
Up to 10 hours of battery life
11ac Wi-Fi
the Last Apple-designed keyboard
Force Touch trackpad

Specs table
Amazon £1,299£1,155
You save
£144(12%)(Just updated)
Battery Up to 10 hours wireless web battery life
Charging and Expansion Two Thunderbolt 3
Display 13.3-inch
Graphics and Video Support Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
In the Box 13-inch MacBook Pro, 61W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C Charge Cable
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, with 128MB of eDRAM
Product Dimensions 1.49 cm x 30.41 cm x 21.24 cm (HxWxD)
Ratings 3.3 out of 5 stars
Storage 128GB or 256GB SSD
Touch Bar/ID Touch Bar and Touch ID
Weight 1.37 kg
Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. We are a participant in the Amazon Helper LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Amazon and the Amazon logo (displayed in the price table) are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.