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Anyone know of any good deals for the new Apple Macbook (not pro)? Best I can find the low end is 674 (currys), mid 831 (apple) and top end 899 (currys). Can anyone do any better?? :santa: and has any… Read More
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1d, 5m agoPosted 1 decade, 5 months ago
Anyone know of any good deals for the new Apple Macbook (not pro)? Best I can find the low end is 674 (currys), mid 831 (apple) and top end 899 (currys). Can anyone do any better?? :santa: and has anyone got any opinions on which I should go for based on price and performance?! Thanks!!

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/61124040/wa/PSLID?mco=32B42242&nclm=MacBook&wosid=6A5x6cCu2yFf3gaqEdgLxznGHtA
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1d, 5m agoPosted 1 decade, 5 months ago
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#1
low end price is good, is VAT included?
I would go for the middle MacBook over the entry level machine. mid range has more HD space, slightly faster processor, more RAM and a superdrive (DVD burner) as standard. The black MacBook is the same other than more HD space and colour.
Also John Lewis have 2 year warranties on computer hardware as standard. Does JL price match?
#2
yeah all those prices are with VAT included! I wish currys had the mid-range macbook, wouldnt have a dilemma then! Buying from Apple is swaying me at the minute, I was looking at getting the mid-range macbook and upgrading to 2GB of RAM making it the same price as the high end but still with 80GB HD. What do you reckon?? Im not too fussed about the size of the HD as Ive got a 500GB external. :)

PS. I think John Lewis do price match but not when using discount vouchers on other sites?! have i got that right?? http://www.johnlewis.com/Help/Help.aspx?HelpId=18
#3
steveuk
Anyone know of any good deals for the new Apple Macbook (not pro)? Best I can find the low end is 674 (currys), mid 831 (apple) and top end 899 (currys). Can anyone do any better?? :santa: and has anyone got any opinions on which I should go for based on price and performance?! Thanks!!

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/61124040/wa/PSLID?mco=32B42242&nclm=MacBook&wosid=6A5x6cCu2yFf3gaqEdgLxznGHtA



Dont know if you know this, but if you know someone, friend or relative that works in education, you get MAAAAAAAAAAAAAJOR deals.

I got mine, as my friend works in a school, when I called I went through to the education, told them I had a budget of £850 but wanted the 3 year warranty. Anyway, I paid but had to send through proof of my friedns jobs and her email address, the confirmation had to be sent there, but the total cost, including software, 3year and a 1gig memory upgrade, came to just over £900, bargin!!!
#4
Like someone said, go for the mid-range 2ghz with 1gig memory. Higher Education price is £755 for that model which includes the 3 year warranty
#5
So this higher education discount, my mum works as a Lecturer at Leeds Met Uni so does that mean I could get one in her name, or does ithave to be a student?!? If i cant, my friend goes to Uni Cent Lancs, would he be able to buy it on my credit card (in my name) or would it have to come from his bank?! Whats everyone else done?? This is the bit that confuses me!! Also is the 3-yr warranty always included on Higher Education purchases or do you have to negotiate it? :santa:
#6
You can get it either way through your mum or your friend. Both should be OK.

The HE price for the base MacBook should be about £643 (or close to that).
#7
I used the 56 pounds off code and thought sod the education discount, but the 3-yr warranty really sways it!! thanks for everyones help!! If anyone spots a good deal for the mid-range macbook, could you let me know please!! gonna leave it a week cos i have no money!! :-(
#8
Can you get quidco on higher education purchases??
#9
Quidco does work fine.

I think the best option is to order from the refurb sit and use all the discounts you can. It works out cheaper then the education price.

Apple refurbs are really good quality (not like Currys - eg). You still get your 1 year garantee. But you may want to wait for the Core 2 Duo refurbs to be released. My guess is after christmas...
#10
RAM, Apple supplied RAM tends to be expensive. I would buy RAM after and upgrade myself. It's an easy process and doesn't affect your warranty. Get your RAM from crucial.com as theirs tends to be of good quality and competitively priced.
#11
Hi, please check the diference between Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processor because normally the one in PC World are core duo instead of the core 2 duo, maybe the performanace is only 15% over the old one but next year with the arrive of Leopard with suppord for 64bits OS you will notice a bust in the performance, by the way in MAC you will preffer a 1.8 with 1 GB of RAM instead of a 2.2 with 512 MB of RAM
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andycoreleone
by the way in MAC you will preffer a 1.8 with 1 GB of RAM instead of a 2.2 with 512 MB of RAM

Every time
#13
gd_miester
Quidco does work fine.

I think the best option is to order from the refurb sit and use all the discounts you can. It works out cheaper then the education price.

Apple refurbs are really good quality (not like Currys - eg). You still get your 1 year garantee. But you may want to wait for the Core 2 Duo refurbs to be released. My guess is after christmas...



So you can get a 2ghz C2D refurb for less than £755?
#14
gd_miester
Quidco does work fine.

I think the best option is to order from the refurb sit and use all the discounts you can. It works out cheaper then the education price.

Apple refurbs are really good quality (not like Currys - eg). You still get your 1 year garantee. But you may want to wait for the Core 2 Duo refurbs to be released. My guess is after christmas...


Wish I'd have known this when I bought mine! - so would that have included the warranty...

I'd prob wait also, one reason....they should have got rid of faulty stock with the new processor. I had faulty stock took them 10 weeks to fix, it came back and failed, ended up at Curry's
#15
poopscoop
So you can get a 2ghz C2D refurb for less than £755?


Not yet, but i imagine that after cristmas they will have many returns taht will be sold as refurbs.

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