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£100 off the normal price for a mac book. Don't forget to either use TCB or Quidco for further savings.
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#1
good price, think i'll wait until boxing day sales now though to see what pops up!
#2
With all the "sales" from Dixons, Amazon, Best Buy on Apple macbooks/macbook pros at the moment surely it indicates a new version in Jan.
#3
super_leeds_86
With all the "sales" from Dixons, Amazon, Best Buy on Apple macbooks/macbook pros at the moment surely it indicates a new version in Jan.


Unlikely, as the newest ones have only been out a mere 7-8 months. Apple generally wait till may/june time for their MacBook refreshes.

Also, if you really want a MacBook, save the extra £100 and get the pro, you wont regret the shiny metal.
#4
striker33
super_leeds_86
With all the "sales" from Dixons, Amazon, Best Buy on Apple macbooks/macbook pros at the moment surely it indicates a new version in Jan.


Unlikely, as the newest ones have only been out a mere 7-8 months. Apple generally wait till may/june time for their MacBook refreshes.

Also, if you really want a MacBook, save the extra £100 and get the pro, you wont regret the shiny metal.


That's true. But Intel are also releasing some new CPU's in January - so we just might see an earlier refresh. Unlikely, but, Apple has done some minor speed bumps in the past without any fan-fare. Otherwise, the rumours are for something new in June next year with possibly a changed chassis :)
#5
Get a Pro.
Macbooks don't cut the mustard
#6
tickedon
striker33
super_leeds_86
With all the "sales" from Dixons, Amazon, Best Buy on Apple macbooks/macbook pros at the moment surely it indicates a new version in Jan.


Unlikely, as the newest ones have only been out a mere 7-8 months. Apple generally wait till may/june time for their MacBook refreshes.

Also, if you really want a MacBook, save the extra £100 and get the pro, you wont regret the shiny metal.


That's true. But Intel are also releasing some new CPU's in January - so we just might see an earlier refresh. Unlikely, but, Apple has done some minor speed bumps in the past without any fan-fare. Otherwise, the rumours are for something new in June next year with possibly a changed chassis :)


I doubt June as thats new iPhone season. I was thinking of April and more along the lines of upgraded Graphics from 330M to 420M/425M. The i5 and i7's are fantastic and a 2.8 Ghz option has been available since October.

Really want to go with a Macbook Pro and now with the option of 0% for 10 months direct from Apple I can get the machine now and use the cash I've got saved on a holiday in Jan BUT if new machines are coming out in a matter of a few weeks its pointless, if its 4-6 months on the otherhand then its a no brainer instant purchase.

To me it seems the major announcement months go like this:
iPad = Jan
Macbook/Pro/iMac = April but maybe Jan?
iPhone & ios = June/July
iPod = September

Edited By: super_leeds_86 on Dec 16, 2010 10:22
#7
Really want to go with a Macbook Pro and now with the option of 0% for 10 months direct from Apple I can get the machine now

Are you referring to monthly payments here? I'm looking to get a Macbook Pro too but cant stump up the whole lot at once. Ive been looking to do a deposit and pay monthly but cant find any options for this on the apple website? Any more info around this would be reall useful.
#8
If someone explains what are the advantages of apple except it's perceived to be cool, I will vote hot.
1 Like #9
malarky
Really want to go with a Macbook Pro and now with the option of 0% for 10 months direct from Apple I can get the machine now


Are you referring to monthly payments here? I'm looking to get a Macbook Pro too but cant stump up the whole lot at once. Ive been looking to do a deposit and pay monthly but cant find any options for this on the apple website? Any more info around this would be reall useful.


10 equal monthly payments. 0% interest. Its worth it if they dont upgrade the specs for a few months. The sceptic in me says they've put it at 0% to get loads of people to buy macbook pros to clear inventory and introduce a newer model!

http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/campaigns/financeyourmac?mco=MjAxNDUxMzI

I'm really tempted though as the cash I've got saved I could use on loads of other things and pay this off monthly quite easily.
#10
kiorhassan
If someone explains what are the advantages of apple except it's perceived to be cool, I will vote hot.

+1
You can get an awful lot of laptop for £750!
#11
Good price but wouldn't buy from Best Buy again! :(
#12
kiorhassan
If someone explains what are the advantages of apple except it's perceived to be cool, I will vote hot.


what have you started?! your mad i tell you... MAD!!!
#13
kiorhassan
If someone explains what are the advantages of apple except it's perceived to be cool, I will vote hot.

+1
You can get an awful lot of laptop for £750!

You're missing the point- Macs ARE Cool!

Im being facetious, I've held the same opinion as you for a good few years. The problem is I use my laptops primarily for music production- notably Logic. This progamme is now only officially on Mac and im tired of the cracked copies continually crashing on my PC. Hence the switch.

Edited By: malarky on Dec 16, 2010 10:58
#14
kiorhassan
If someone explains what are the advantages of apple except it's perceived to be cool, I will vote hot.


Get 3 laptops:

Dell 15
Macbook Pro
Sony Vaio

Try each one and post your views after a month of use. Include: Reliability, Quality, appearance, ease of use, heat, long term value, day to day performance.

I personally prefer the design. Clean, clearcut lines, sleek minimal design....with a price. As a designer I can see the value, as a tech geek its not cutting edge but to keep up with the latest graphics and processors would mean spending all your life buying it, then selling it the next day and never actually be productive!


Edited By: super_leeds_86 on Dec 16, 2010 11:05
#15
Apple - build quality and looks, robust OS, brand recognition / image.

All others - better individual hardware specs for same price, arguably inferior OS's, wider compatibility of software used by the masses.

Kind of like buying an Audi A3 over a VW Golf.
#16
Samsung Q430 has:
GT330 (much better graphics)
2.4GHZ Core i3 (much better processor)
3GB 1066MHz DDR3 Memory (more RAM)
500GB HDD (twice HDD space)
Much better display
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Looks gorgeous AND
And only costs £683
and has 5* reviews (like the macbook)

Macbooks tend to be one series behind on the hardware but one series ahead on price.
With samsung you know you're gunna get build quality and windows 7 is an amazing OS.

Kind of like buying an Audi over a smart car

Though i will admit, Mac's keep their value much better. My £500 laptop is worth about £250 two years later a £750 macbook would probably be worth about £500 two years later.

Edited By: jacksonliam on Dec 16, 2010 11:26: added info
#17
jacksonliam
Samsung Q430 has:
GT330 (much better graphics)
2.4GHZ Core i3 (much better processor)
3GB 1066MHz DDR3 Memory (more RAM)
500GB HDD (twice HDD space)
Much better display
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Looks gorgeous AND
And only costs £683
and has 5* reviews (like the macbook)

Macbooks tend to be one series behind on the hardware but one series ahead on price.
With samsung you know you're gunna get build quality and windows 7 is an amazing OS.

Kind of like buying an Audi over a smart car

Though i will admit, Mac's keep their value much better. My £500 laptop is worth about £250 two years later a £750 macbook would probably be worth about £500 two years later.


I was astounded that my 6 year old iBook that was £1000 can still fetch £200 on eBay now. Similar with the mac mini, was £500, now still worth £150.

That is a better laptop than the white macbook, the challenge is to find one better than the macbook pro 15 with the upgraded screen 1680 x 1050, ssd, as reliable and keeps its value.
#18
The Dell Studio XPS 16 is a very good laptop and many, many people in the uni's computing department have them.
The best one ive seen is packed with i7 quad, 1080p screen, ATI HD 565v and 8GB RAM.
I think thats only about £1300 compaired to the mac pro £1500.

Dunno if it's got space for the SSD and how battery life, weight (although i dont consider 15" laptops portable, so weight isnt a factor id consider) and re-sale value come into it.
#19
fingerman
Good price but wouldn't buy from Best Buy again! :(


Why Not?
#20
Go onto the Best Buy Forums and have a read - my user name is the same
2 Likes #21
I'm not looking to start a Mac vs PC here, but I've been a Windows hardcore user for the past 15 years and I've bought this Macbook Pro 13' 4 months ago.
I'm a web developer and have purchased this MacBook. It takes some learning curve to switch, but OSX is lights ahead from Windows. This machine just works all together for my site dev stuff using Photoshop, Dreamweaver...etc. The trackpad is a dream when surfing the web too. Get used to it and you won't even consider buying a mouse. No presistant hangs, crashes for the last 4 months I've used. 4 things made me love this machine:
- Simplicity of everything. Every slight detail have been taken care of and well thought out.
- Very snappy and responsive
- Keyboard is a pleasure to type in, although missing some keys (use combination)
- LED screen is the best I've seen on any laptop

I still use Windows for apps that won't run on Mac and still like Windows XP, but not the bloated PofS Vista and 7. I have 3 machines running Windows at home + this Mac. I won't ditch Windows, it has it uses, but I like my Macbook for productivity.

I wouldn't have abought the Mac if I intended to surf the web and email. I don't particularly like Apple approach, nor their prices, but they are a true innovator and produced a fantastic OS for Macs.

From value perspective, Macs have proven to hold their prices (if you want to sell) longer than other laptops. Even if both for the same price.
#22
As walkingfish says - I'm currently saving up for this exact model (compared with macbook pro's side by side) and prefer this one - it is a quality bit of kit

Looking forward to the learning curve but will still have to use the works Dell !
#23
14.89% cashback through Quidco = £637.45!
#24
Does anybody know if the quidco 14.89% cashback on electronics apply to this?

Answered above, cheers.

Edited By: matthewpayne87 on Dec 16, 2010 12:47
1 Like #25
kiorhassan
If someone explains what are the advantages of apple except it's perceived to be cool, I will vote hot.


1. No viruses - you don't need virus software that costs more money each year and slows your computer down. Yes I know people say that Apple computers can in theory get viruses but I've used them for 10 years and never had a single problem.
2. Resale value - I sold a 6 yr old ibook for £225 last weekend and my 3 yr Macbook Pro is still worth well over £700. Yes you pay more but you also get more. It's like buying a diesel car - it's more expensive to buy, but it's cheaper to run, needs less servicing, lasts longer and has a higher resale value when you are ready to get a new one. A diesel might not be as fast as a petrol car but not everyone needs to got 100mph wherever they go.
3. Service - my Macbook Pro logic board failed in Sept. The warranty had expired 2 yrs 3 mths ago. I took it to Apple who ran a test and then fixed it without any cost to me, brand new logic board. At the same time I showed him the power adapter and an iphone cable I had that were coming apart. Just handed me new ones without any questions.
4. Operating system has been better than anything Microsoft has had for the last 10 years.
5. Included software - iLife makes the things I want to use my computer for so easy. I watch my friends and family struggle with bizarre photo editing software and movie making software that came with their camcorders/digital cameras and just sit back and laugh.

There's only one thing Windows has the edge over Macs and that is gaming. Period.

I bought a Macbook Pro i7 15" for £1318 last month (from HongKong). I've yet to find a Windows machine that I would swap it for - at any price.
#26
this website

has a guide telling you when they expect new models to come out, and it rates the MacBook as a "Don't Buy - updates soon".
It bases it on a average of how many days Apple waits between updates. The average for the MacBook is 195 days, and it's now been 212 days since the last refresh.

Still a very good deal as any upgrade is likely to be fairly minor, but worth bearing in mind.
#27
fresno bob
Get a Pro.
Macbooks don't cut the mustard


Nope, without the recent price drops, Macbook Pros are roughly £230 for just a aluminium chassis

I think Apple may cut the Polycarbonate models now, but they are basically the same unit, Macbooks still have their place IMO
#28
kiorhassan
If someone explains what are the advantages of apple except it's perceived to be cool, I will vote hot.


There is the one small thing.
That is that they retain a massive amount of their resale value longer than any "generic" PC of equivalent spec list. Technically it's going to be cheaper to buy a Mac and sell on after X amount of years than the equivalent Dell/Acer/Asus.

My previous experience with my Mac Mini (2009 Nvidia model) was that I bought it for approx £500 on release day and recently sold it for £420 on eBay after about 18 months of use I guess.
#29
Am I correct in saying that with the current 14.89% Quidco cashback this is £637.47? If so, bargain and very tempted
#30
Ice cold see:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dual-core-intel-core-i5-460m-2-53-g/824403

over £300 cheaper and better spec. and if you really want you can pick up Mac osx for under £30 and install it.

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