Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop down to £878

Head over to Amazon should you want to buy a relatively affordable Apple MacBook Pro laptop. This is the 13in model that carries an SRP of £999 but costs a mere £878 at Amazon, that’s a saving of 12 per cent.

The laptop, also known as the MD101/BA, runs a dual-core Intel processor clocked at 2.5GHz and based on the Ivy Bridge architecture with 3MB cache and Turbo Boosting to 3.1GHz.

Other features include a 13.3in non-Retina display (1,280 x 800 pixels) powered by an Intel HD 4000 Graphics subsystem, an 8x Super Drive DVD writer, a 720p Facetime HD camera, two USB 3.0 port, an SD card drive, Firewire, a 500GB hard disk drive spinning at 5,400RPM, Wi-Fi, 4GB onboard storage, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt as well as OS X Lion.

Apple quotes a battery life of around seven hours for the laptop. And at 24mm, that MacBook Pro is just outside the maximum limit of what can be considered to be an Ultrabook at 24mm with a weight of 2.06Kg.

Check out our review of the the Apple MacBook Pro laptop with Retina display which carries a significant premium and has a screen resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 pixels.