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#1
apple the flavour of the week me thinks :-D
#2
Not voted but I'd never buy another mac,,,
#3
I think they should start financing the iphone as well on pay as u go. Will be a sell outthen
Most of their products are so exp look at the new iMAC the basic model has gone up by 200£. PROBABLY if you have a good credit history you can buy it via a credit card at 0% or the same amount of time.
Warm deal though i would not vote on it
1 Like #4
I think Apple have lost their way, in terms of pricing, in the last year or two. I've owned Apple computers on and off for several years, but won't be going back to them, until they become more realistic with prices.

Window's based PC hardware has become cheaper and cheaper, whilst the Apple equivalent has become more and more expensive.

I like Apple desktops and laptops, and in particular, the operating system, but in the current economic climate, buying Apple systems makes no sense at all to me.
#5
Good deal got my original 12" PowerBook with this offer 4 years ago!
#6
Not many Macs below £500
#7
Doesn't look like it's available to students :x
#8
I know Apple charge ridiculous prices for their computers, ipods etc, but I think this is a pretty good deal, to spread payments over 10 months at 0%, and yes YOU can own an Apple :)
#9
Chocadooby
Doesn't look like it's available to students :x


BTW, that Kinder double chocadooby advert scared the crap outta me when I was a kid :-(
#10
Is the Mac cheaper by taking up the finance?
#11
3% Quidco? May track so worth a try when spending this much - bought my refurb 17" MacBook Pro from AppleStore but doesn't look like refurbs qualify... pity!
#12
skinrush
I think Apple have lost their way, in terms of pricing, in the last year or two. I've owned Apple computers on and off for several years, but won't be going back to them, until they become more realistic with prices.

Window's based PC hardware has become cheaper and cheaper, whilst the Apple equivalent has become more and more expensive.

I like Apple desktops and laptops, and in particular, the operating system, but in the current economic climate, buying Apple systems makes no sense at all to me.


Agree, if the OS sells it for you, get PC architecture, and slap Linux on it - lots of different flavours not just Apple.

I`ve never owned an Apple, I do like them and have nothing bad to say about them, but they are just too pricey at the mo
#13
I think ppl also have to remember is that the PC market is very different from the Mac market, Apple cant compete with the user base of Windows PC's so goes for the more expensive end of the market, movie and music professionals for example, though OSX is so simple anyone can use it!
Try OSX for a month or so then try Vista, then try Linux, you will see what I mean :p

Cheers

(waits for flames)
1 Like #14
MINANTRA
I think ppl also have to remember is that the PC market is very different from the Mac market, Apple cant compete with the user base of Windows PC's so goes for the more expensive end of the market, movie and music professionals for example, though OSX is so simple anyone can use it!
Try OSX for a month or so then try Vista, then try Linux, you will see what I mean :p

Cheers

(waits for flames)

I've used windows all my life and I've just bought an Apple laptop. Which OS do I use the most?

OSx. And if I rarely find that I cannot do something on it, I reboot and use Vista. Apple laptops are easily the best in laptop hardware.
#15
spiveym
I've used windows all my life and I've just bought an Apple laptop. Which OS do I use the most?

OSx. And if I rarely find that I cannot do something on it, I reboot and use Vista. Apple laptops are easily the best in laptop hardware.


Totally agree :)

Though I use all three for work etc, OSX is the best for me!

Cheers.
#16
Or you could have got 30% off one like i did the other week with littlewoods! ;-)
Still in shock now, loving my macbook at £650 instead of £950.
This is still a good deal i recon take's the pain out of paying for it all at once.
Voted hot!
2 Likes #17
I used DOS/Windows PCs for 20 years then switched to Mac partly out of sheer frustration and partly out of curiosity.

Yes comparatively expensive - wish they were cheaper - but no longer rebuilding my PC from scratch every 6 months because it slowed to a halt or wouldn't run a program. Have loaded my imac with 250+ applications, upgraded from Tiger to Leopard and added numerous peripherals and it still runs quickly with minimum intervention from me.

I've been given 3 windows laptops to fix (1 blue screen, 1 freezing and 1 refusing to run XP) just in the past week from friends and colleagues.

A Mac is a luxury but I think its worth it - in time savings alone.
#18
Megamix
I used DOS/Windows PCs for 20 years then switched to Mac partly out of sheer frustration and partly out of curiosity.

Yes comparatively expensive - wish they were cheaper - but no longer rebuilding my PC from scratch every 6 months because it slowed to a halt or wouldn't run a program. Have loaded my imac with 250+ applications, upgraded from Tiger to Leopard and added numerous peripherals and it still runs quickly with minimum intervention from me.

I've been given 3 windows laptops to fix (1 blue screen, 1 freezing and 1 refusing to run XP) just in the past week from friends and colleagues.

A Mac is a luxury but I think its worth it - in time savings alone.


nicely put!
#19
I really want a Mac. Fed up of my PC getting slower and slower.

This is tempting me so much, but still just that little bit too expensive. Will have to save.
banned#20
Oh God an Apple Fanboy is swarming the thread.
#21
MonkeysRCool
Oh God an Apple Fanboy is swarming the thread.


Yeah, one of the disadvantages of going for an Apple PC is the huge amount of nonsense you have to read when looking for information.

It looks like a good deal if you like OS X though.
#22
Chocadooby
Doesn't look like it's available to students :x


3. This offer is applicable to purchases made by individual customers resident in The United Kingdom via the online Apple Store for Consumers, the online Apple Store for Education Individuals and participating Apple resellers in the United Kingdom.
:thumbsup:
#23
Chocadooby
Doesn't look like it's available to students :x


madtriad
3. This offer is applicable to purchases made by individual customers resident in The United Kingdom via the online Apple Store for Consumers, the online Apple Store for Education Individuals and participating Apple resellers in the United Kingdom.


The first post was going to be my question...and madtriad you then answered it...i might be getting my mac sooner then imagined! :w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t:
#24
mrbond007
Or you could have got 30% off one like i did the other week with littlewoods! ;-)
Still in shock now, loving my macbook at £650 instead of £950.
!


how did you manage that??
#25
aaronc
Not many Macs below £500


no macs below 500 the cheapest is 500, the mac mini ;)
#26
I find it odd that for a forum designed for bargain hunters, so many are prepared to pay RRP?

Phone Apple, and ask them for a better price if you're not happy. I've never paid RRP for an Apple computer.
#27
If you want a machine for the net that the kids can go on and you don’t want to worry about viruses and spyware and the fact it won’t break - EVER get a MAC. I have had a Mac running for about 3 months solid without a reboot and not once has it crashed. Try doing that with a PC. When a manufacturer controls the hardware as well as the software it will always be a better system.
#28
What i'm confused about is the fact that it says

O% finance available through the education part, but then stipulates that you have to be in 'full time employment'

I take it this means you have to have your parents purchase it for you?
#29
Megamix
I used DOS/Windows PCs for 20 years then switched to Mac partly out of sheer frustration and partly out of curiosity.

Yes comparatively expensive - wish they were cheaper - but no longer rebuilding my PC from scratch every 6 months because it slowed to a halt or wouldn't run a program. Have loaded my imac with 250+ applications, upgraded from Tiger to Leopard and added numerous peripherals and it still runs quickly with minimum intervention from me.

I've been given 3 windows laptops to fix (1 blue screen, 1 freezing and 1 refusing to run XP) just in the past week from friends and colleagues.

A Mac is a luxury but I think its worth it - in time savings alone.


I posted a long winded post the last time one of these Apple threads came up and reached inferno heat!...........I compared the new aliminium mac with an almost indentically custom spec'd Dell 13" XPS laptop (only difference was the Hard drive size in the mac was 80gb smaller and the processor on the mac had a superior FSB and L2 Cache) and there was only a £30 difference. :whistling:

They may be perceived as expensive, but my Macbook Pro is almost 18 Months old but the processor is still a top of the range laptop processor. You are paying a premium for top of the range hardware......look at the processors etc in the new range of macbooks, they are not cheap Core 2 Duos T2200's or similarly crap that's for sure!
#30
Anyone who is not sure of mac - goto the following link and watch the advert called Elimination... Absolutely brilliant!!

http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/
#31
Chocadooby
Doesn't look like it's available to students :x


Do you mean not available to students at all, or not available if you buy through the education store?

If it's the latter, then you could use the normal store and get Quidco. Quidco doesn't apply to education store purchases.
#32
coach_mcguirk
Do you mean not available to students at all, or not available if you buy through the education store?

If it's the latter, then you could use the normal store and get Quidco. Quidco doesn't apply to education store purchases.


when you go through the educational store it still allows 10month on finance at 0% but it states you must be in full time employment...bit contradictive!
#33
Im tempted by this. Is it worth the extra money to go for a MacBook Pro. Ive never played games on a laptop but it would be nice, it's just a lot of extra money and the stats look very similar albeit a better graphics card and bigger screen.
#34
After being the fool who uses macs for years i bought a windows xp computer. I was actually SHOCKED and i mean SHOCKED to see how much easier and less expensive it is using a pc.

Picked up 8 gigs of ram less than half the price for mac ram and was good to go on photoshop and video authoring suites. Plus pcs are easily upgradeable.

Sorry apple go f*ck yourselves.
#35
MadonnaProject
Picked up 8 gigs of ram less than half the price for mac ram and was good to go on photoshop and video authoring suites. Plus pcs are easily upgradeable.

Sorry apple go f*ck yourselves.


"Mac Ram" :whistling: Yeah, OK...
#36
MadonnaProject
After being the fool who uses macs for years i bought a windows xp computer. I was actually SHOCKED and i mean SHOCKED to see how much easier and less expensive it is using a pc.

Picked up 8 gigs of ram less than half the price for mac ram and was good to go on photoshop and video authoring suites. Plus pcs are easily upgradeable.

Sorry apple go f*ck yourselves.


what an idiot. Macs and PC's use the same RAM, hard drives, printers, scanners etc. Yes you might pay more through the Apple store but you don't have to, you can shop around.

Macs are expensive but the recent price hikes are more to do with the failing pound than anything else.

You can't compare a Mac to a cheap supermarket PC, they are completely different. Compare them to premium Sony's and the prices aren't that different.
#37
Thanks for the post. Voted hot. Useful to me because Apple computers are best for my needs. The prices don't bother me as they are so reliable and have an excellent resale value. Every PC that my children have owned seem to fall apart just after the warrant expires.
#38
robinp
I posted a long winded post the last time one of these Apple threads came up and reached inferno heat!...........I compared the new aliminium mac with an almost indentically custom spec'd Dell 13" XPS laptop (only difference was the Hard drive size in the mac was 80gb smaller and the processor on the mac had a superior FSB and L2 Cache) and there was only a £30 difference. :whistling:


Just tried doing the same comparison myself now. Both systems are 2.4GHz Core 2 Duos with 2GB of RAM, 250GB HDDs, backlit keyboards and LED-backlit displays, wireless-N, Bluetooth and both with the GeForce 9400m. Essentially identical machines, as far as spec and performance is concerned.

The MacBook is £1,125, the Dell is £949, or £856 after using a 10% discount code that's currently available.

For Mac users, that price difference is irrelevant really, they're happy to pay the price premium for Apple stuff and that's fine. It is however, fair to say that the price differences do remain quite significant. The main advantage the PC market has is the fact that retailers and manufacturers frequently do special offers discounts and so on. Apple simply don't do that, it's very rare that you'll see Macs for less than what Apple normally charges. They set their prices and they stick with them.
#39
faultered
Im tempted by this. Is it worth the extra money to go for a MacBook Pro. Ive never played games on a laptop but it would be nice, it's just a lot of extra money and the stats look very similar albeit a better graphics card and bigger screen.


I wouldn't get a MacBook to play games - there's very limited games available for them. It's possible to play PC games on a Mac, but the result will never be as good as playing on a PC itself.

I think the whole Mac Vs PC argument is ridiculous. Yes Apple FanBoys exists, but they're no worse than Apple Bashers.

Use whatever operating system you feel most comfortable using, and that you're happy with. There's no use letting someone spoiling your decision just because an application didn't work for them, or something similar.

I use a Mac and a PC on a daily basis. I prefer OSX, but that doesn't mean I hate Windows.

I spend a lot of time building PCs, and like the ability to customise them.
Doesn't make it better than a Mac. Macs can't be customised as easily, and cost more, but the way they work out of the box I see no need to upgrade them. They hold their value a lot better than PCs. Just take a look in the FS/FT section of this site, new PC bought for £500 3 months ago, now getting offers for £300 etc.

The desktop, workspace etc is completely different between Windows and Macs, and it's intended that way. The complaints that there's no start menu and other arguments are pointless. Both work just as well. I like the Show Desktop button on my Start Bar. But the OSX Dock is really helpful, allows a lot of applications to be pinned and opened quickly. Spotlight app launcher is really helpful too, just press Command+Space, type a few letters of what you want to open, and hit Enter - no need for a Start Menu, ever.

OSX comes with Expose, Spaces etc which I use on a daily basis. E.g. one space for my coding tools, FTP etc, another for web browsing, and another with my media apps such as Songbird and Quicktime. It works well and I'm happy with it. You can get virtual desktops on Windows too with additional software, but the Mac implementation is smoother than I've ever seen on Windows.

There's a lot of applications on Windows which you can't get on a Mac. No big deal. I've found there's fewer Mac apps, but the ones that exist do the job so well you don't need others.
On Windows when I make websites, I love coding in Notepad++, FTP with FlashFXP, use TortoiseSVN for repository access, and Firefox to preview. With OSX, I can do all those things with just Coda.

Macs are really cool, but not for everyone.
PCs are really cool, but not for everyone.
There's no reason to hate one or the other. Use what you prefer, but it doesn't mean the other is worse.
Don't measure value just by comparing PC specs, measure it by what the system can actually do for you.

Are Macs worth the Apple tax? Yes, as long as you're not expecting a PC.
#40
webmong
"Mac Ram" :whistling: Yeah, OK...


Oh, you know what i mean smart a$$.

philbot
what an idiot. Macs and PC's use the same RAM, hard drives, printers, scanners etc. Yes you might pay more through the Apple store but you don't have to, you can shop around.

Macs are expensive but the recent price hikes are more to do with the failing pound than anything else.

You can't compare a Mac to a cheap supermarket PC, they are completely different. Compare them to premium Sony's and the prices aren't that different.


ok then happy mac-ing to you pal. (like im going to get into a "discussion" with someone clled "phil") *rolls eyes*.

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