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Apple MacBook (MB881B/A) 2GHz, 13.3" Display (White) £639.00 @ Currys

£639.00 @ Currys
MUST END WEDNESDAY * 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor * 120 GB Hard Disk Capacity * 2GB Memory * NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics * MAC OS X v10.5 Leopard Operating system U… Read More
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MUST END WEDNESDAY
* 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
* 120 GB Hard Disk Capacity
* 2GB Memory
* NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
* MAC OS X v10.5 Leopard Operating system

Use voucher code '50SAVE" for this extra £50 off for Home delivery only
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banned#1
Absolutely cracking price!!!!

4% quidco brings this in at even cheaper = approx £25

= £614!!!!!!!!!
#2
Nice, wish I had the cash!
#3
ms2005
Nice, wish I had the cash!


same here, time to sell my old laptop I guess
#4
Says £689 when you click on the link...

Jus saw voucher, drrr!
#5
martyn_3000
Says £689 when you click on the link...


...and then says £639 when you follow the instructions from the OP, and add the 50SAVE voucher...
1 Like #6
£618 here and through education store
http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000653/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook?mco=MTE3MjA

and no they dont ask for proof that you are a student before anyone asks
banned#7
boothy
£618 here and through education store
http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000653/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook?mco=MTE3MjA

and no they dont ask for proof that you are a student before anyone asks



you sure?
#8
i bought my aluminium macbook from the education site no problem at all.

btw it was the best thing i have done, cost a fair bit more than a windows laptop but everytime i turn it on i think i have done the right thing. macbooks are excellent. never back to windows.
#9
pog
you sure?


They do actually, you have to access the site from a University campus, or it least you used to.
#10
Paid less over 2 years ago for similar spec Apple - from a cousin in the states (£500 delivered) just make sure they open it and send a happy birthday card inside as it is a gift :whistling:
#11
isotonic
Paid less over 2 years ago for similar spec Apple - from a cousin in the states (£500 delivered) just make sure they open it and send a happy birthday card inside as it is a gift :whistling:


Two years ago the exchange rate was more favourable towards us too :whistling:
#12
Public servants get discount at Apple store online and shops! Check before you buy, but we normally get as much as the education discount!!
#13
Those marketing people at Apple really do deserve all the money they get.....

Buy a normal laptop for half the price and then if you really need to install Mac OS on it (http://laughingsquid.com/installing-leopard-on-a-pc-in-three-easy-steps/). Finally, paint the laptop white.
#14
JMC39
Those marketing people at Apple really do deserve all the money they get.....

Buy a normal laptop for half the price and then if you really need to install Mac OS on it (http://laughingsquid.com/installing-leopard-on-a-pc-in-three-easy-steps/). Finally, paint the laptop white.


Haha, never owned a Mac then huh? There's a reason the marketshare is heading more towards Apple than away from it. People are waking up to Windows fallibility. Yes, I am a fanboy, but as most Mac users will tell you, Apple tax is worth every penny.
#15
is it possible to install windows on one of these laptops?
#16
tlc1992
is it possible to install windows on one of these laptops?


You can run it simultaneously, or dual boot Windows and OS X with VWware and Bootcamp respectively. Bootcamp is included in the OS software, but you need a genuine Windows disk. VMware isn't free.
#17
JMC39

Buy a normal laptop for half the price and then if you really need to install Mac OS on it (http://laughingsquid.com/installing-leopard-on-a-pc-in-three-easy-steps/). Finally, paint the laptop white.


And then spend the rest of the year trying to get it to work properly and asking yourself why didn't I just buy a macbook.

Good Deal HOT
#18
The thing people forget with when banging on about Apple Tax is the fact that Apple computers are always worth much more than there windows counterparts when you sell them on.

Excellent price on the MacBook, heat added.
#19
pog
you sure?


100%
#20
JMC39
Those marketing people at Apple really do deserve all the money they get.....

Buy a normal laptop for half the price and then if you really need to install Mac OS on it (http://laughingsquid.com/installing-leopard-on-a-pc-in-three-easy-steps/). Finally, paint the laptop white.


A little like painting 'go faster stripes' on a lada really.

I've used a pc since compaq sold a black and white 386. Last week I purchased a Mac Book Pro after finally getting fed up with spending over £1200 on 'so called' quality pc laptops only for them to be rubbish. That and the operating system that forever seems to be in beta test until they bring out another version.

A few days on and I'm not regretting the move at all, there really hasn't been a better time to move.

The Mac Book Pro is without doubt the best laptop I have ever owned, build quality, looks and the incredible screen. I've installed bootcamp and I can run my microsoft software (that just isn't available on the mac) with no problem, just a lot faster it seems.
#21
pog
Absolutely cracking price!!!!

4% quidco brings this in at even cheaper = approx £25

= £614!!!!!!!!!


Don't think so.

Only Currys Entertainment on Quidco by the look of things.
#22
I use both macs and PC's (MacBook and PC at home and PC at work).

Since getting this Macbook on ebay in september I have been really happy, its very quick to load, it gets virtually no virus's compared to a PC and the keyboard layout is extremely user friendly.

I very much recommend if you do buy one to pay the extra and get a 3 year Apple Care warranty. When I got the macbook it still had 6 months left and was transferable. I needed to change the CD drive as it was failing to write CD's so I took it along to the Bullring shop in Brum (after making an appointment online the same day) and they had a look at it and confirmed it was covered under warranty. It was booked in for repair a couple of weeks before christmas and even though they said it could be about 5 days to fix due to the Christmas rush, it was ready to collect the next day.

They also changed the palm rest as there was a hairline crack in it! Brilliant customer service, better than you would get from you average PC provider!
#23
isotonic
Paid less over 2 years ago for similar spec Apple - from a cousin in the states (£500 delivered) just make sure they open it and send a happy birthday card inside as it is a gift :whistling:


But, pound is weaker against dollar now...
#24
JMC39
Those marketing people at Apple really do deserve all the money they get.....

Buy a normal laptop for half the price and then if you really need to install Mac OS on it (http://laughingsquid.com/installing-leopard-on-a-pc-in-three-easy-steps/). Finally, paint the laptop white.


iCodd
Haha, never owned a Mac then huh? There's a reason the marketshare is heading more towards Apple than away from it. People are waking up to Windows fallibility. Yes, I am a fanboy, but as most Mac users will tell you, Apple tax is worth every penny.


Considering Macs now share PC Architecture sharing Intel processors, same graphics architecture, sound and WI-Fi leopard is extremely easy to install on most PCs or laptops with little if any hardware change. Even my little Acer Aspire One Netbook runs Leopard like a breeze.

Fact of the matter is, no matter how good OS X Leopard is the price of buying into the "fashion" of the Mac is too weighty for the architecture underneath the hood.
#25
boothy
£618 here and through education store
http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000653/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook?mco=MTE3MjA

and no they dont ask for proof that you are a student before anyone asks

Can you use quidco with this?
#26
jeeves
Can you use quidco with this?


From the quidco website:

"For retail purchases only, Already discounted student and education orders will not be awarded cashback."
#27
cicobuff
Considering Macs now share PC Architecture sharing Intel processors, same graphics architecture, sound and WI-Fi leopard is extremely easy to install on most PCs or laptops with little if any hardware change. Even my little Acer Aspire One Netbook runs Leopard like a breeze.

Fact of the matter is, no matter how good OS X Leopard is the price of buying into the "fashion" of the Mac is too weighty for the architecture underneath the hood.


Your example of Leopard running on a One proves the point, It's so much less stuffy than windows, and most certainly sharper, snappier and uses a hell of a lot less processor and RAM to run it. Mac hardware is fashion accessory, but the resale value of every Mac probably makes it a better buy than any PC.
#28
Bad Actor
From the quidco website:

"For retail purchases only, Already discounted student and education orders will not be awarded cashback."

cheers:thumbsup:
#29
davelfc
A little like painting 'go faster stripes' on a lada really.

I've used a pc since compaq sold a black and white 386. Last week I purchased a Mac Book Pro after finally getting fed up with spending over £1200 on 'so called' quality pc laptops only for them to be rubbish. That and the operating system that forever seems to be in beta test until they bring out another version.

A few days on and I'm not regretting the move at all, there really hasn't been a better time to move.

The Mac Book Pro is without doubt the best laptop I have ever owned, build quality, looks and the incredible screen. I've installed bootcamp and I can run my microsoft software (that just isn't available on the mac) with no problem, just a lot faster it seems.


OK. Firstly Macs ARE PCs. They're built with the same spec hardware as any other PC. You might believe that Apple get the premium stuff, but performance wise there's nothing in it.

When you say something like 'My Mac runs Windows a lot faster than my PC did!' all you are saying is 'My new PC runs Windows better than my old PC!'

If you hadn't figured out that this was likely to be true, I think even a Mac might be too much for you. Try one of these instead.

Secondly, you've been a Mac owner for less than a week. This tells us two things:

1) You're in no position to judge which platform is better.
2) You can pick up that whole self-righteous Mac arrogance more quickly than the Pork Flu, and it's twice as hard to cure.
#30
Would i be best saving for a Macbook Pro or getting one of these?
#31
cicobuff
Considering Macs now share PC Architecture sharing Intel processors, same graphics architecture, sound and WI-Fi leopard is extremely easy to install on most PCs or laptops with little if any hardware change. Even my little Acer Aspire One Netbook runs Leopard like a breeze.

Fact of the matter is, no matter how good OS X Leopard is the price of buying into the "fashion" of the Mac is too weighty for the architecture underneath the hood.


oh dear, an objective viewpoint. It's down to value for money ; Apple for most people offer poor value....

Looks like a good price for an Apple laptop though.
#32
Deanoaka
Would i be best saving for a Macbook Pro or getting one of these?


Depends - this is a good price, and you'll feel a lot more comfortable lugging a 600 quid machine around than a 1400 quid one. It'll do almost anything you want to do on the move, too, and at 13.3" it's a great size for porting around.

That said, the aluminium unibody machines are proving to be a bit more resistant to that kind of lifestyle, so a more upmarket MacBook may be an option. The hard drive is quite small on this one, but an external hard drive is a lot less money than a Macbook Pro. :)

If you want to play games, this one will only do older ones, or at low settings for some of the new ones. It'll play World of Warcraft.

If you're just interested in faster processors, I wouldn't bother. Above 2GHz is just not necessary for most of the things you'd use a notebook for.

And all this is assuming that you're tied to a Mac... There ARE some great quality non-Apple machines out there, despite the detractors. :)
#33
It is hot deal for MAC and style fans, but it is could for me, for same money you can buy better lappy and run it on linux if don't like windows.Anyway,nothing special for huge money
#34
I think it's rather telling how mac people feel the need to keep telling everybody how the extra hundreds of quid they have spent is justified. I think they are trying to convince themselves more than anything.

I use both, this PC and my sister in laws mac. The sensational verdict is that there is no difference between HUKD website on the mac and HUKD website on this. Same goes for any website.

They are both computers, and both are something that I use because I have to, and both do what I need. This one cost £400 less than hers though. And if you unplug this one it lasts an hour longer on its battery. And has a bigger screen. I'm just not interested in playing with my laptop, I want to switch it on, complete a task and then switch it off. I really don't want to pay a few hundred quid extra to do that with some fancy gui effects.

But each to his own.
#35
cicobuff
Considering Macs now share PC Architecture sharing Intel processors, same graphics architecture, sound and WI-Fi leopard is extremely easy to install on most PCs or laptops with little if any hardware change. Even my little Acer Aspire One Netbook runs Leopard like a breeze.


For your average computer user, I would disagree. Installing OSX on a non-apple computer requires a little more know how that the average computer user commands (and bare in mind the average user is actually someone who emails and does their shopping, much below the computing literacy of an Office worker).

If you like Macs, go Mac. If you like Windows, go Windows. If you like Linux etc etc etc.

For someone to say "I've used a PC for years, switch to a mac and will no longer turn back" is misleading. Anyone moving from an older computer (say, one or two years old), looking to upgrade and buying a new Mac will no doubt experience a better experience - the computer bought is more modern and should be better. The same argument can be said going from Mac to PC (meaning windows).

Try both. Whichever you like, use it, as long as it does what you want it to.

Personally:
Home user: go Mac or PC. Doesn't matter. The basic user experience is similar. Sure, on a PC you will need to install virus software and protect yourself somewhat against the security threats. In a couple/few years time, you will have to do the same on a Mac as it's market share increases and more people target the Mac platform as well as Windows. As a Mac user, you should install virus software anyhow (scanning for virii from Windows), if only for the sole reason of protecting fellow computer users from those threats.
"Power user": Note the inverted commas. For people who think they're good at computers. Go Windows. There are more GUI elements linked to the advanced settings that you will want to use to tweak your computer.
Power user: actual power users. Go Mac or Linux. You will actually know what you are doing. The command line of Unix and Linux offers far better integration with the "user OS" than Windows does.
Office: by office, I mean somewhere that requires Word processing, manages accounts, finance, that sort of thing. Go PC. Your office set up will be far cheaper in terms of unit cost - more options in the PC world than mac world. You will likely upgrade your entire system once every 2-5 years and the work you do does not require best of the best tech.
Pro office: go Mac or PC depending on your software needs, deployment, product cycle, expected upgrade cycle etc. People tend to link pro with Mac due to reputations. I would lean towards the Mac side, but a PC environment works perfectly well.

Whichever you use, use it cause you like it. Not because you refuse to use one or the other due to you and your high horse.

Like for like, Macs and PCs cost about the same retail. I say retail, cause more advanced users will of course build their own and advanced users are in the minority. Like for like, they perform about the same. They both can do the same things. Which one do you prefer? Up to you. Don't get sucked in by the media hype.

Oh, and if you decide to use Boot Camp on this baby laptop, just be aware Windows drains the battery much quicker than on the Mac. I guess Apple haven't quite tweaked their drivers to utilise Windows' power management routines.

I'm a PC and I own a MacBook Pro.
#36
cicobuff
Considering Macs now share PC Architecture sharing Intel processors, same graphics architecture, sound and WI-Fi leopard is extremely easy to install on most PCs or laptops with little if any hardware change. Even my little Acer Aspire One Netbook runs Leopard like a breeze.

Fact of the matter is, no matter how good OS X Leopard is the price of buying into the "fashion" of the Mac is too weighty for the architecture underneath the hood.


And I've seen netbooks running Windows 7 like a dream so the fact that os x can run on an AAO is no plus point over Windows.
#37
Hey I didn't want this to turn into a Mac versus Windows debate.
I just wanted to post a good deal!!
Chill everyone!!
Seriously, though. I think you have covered some good points.
Each to their own tho, eh?
#38
TLP




Home user: go Mac or PC. Doesn't matter. .


Before you say 'doesn't matter', it's worth remembering that if you have kids, it's a 99% cert that the ICT suite at school is Windows. Even for adults in education, my sister in law comes round to use our pc because the software supplied on her college course will only work on windows. Many people don't want to face up to or be bothered with dual boot. Then if you are out working and want familiarity with office PCs then you need windows, because 95% that the average office is a windows environment, and have deals to allow office software to be licensed at home.
#39
crackign deal but i'm going to wait for the apple conference in June
1 Like #40
You unquestionably get more specification bang for your buck with pretty much every computer manufacturer other than Apple but it's rather like First Class vs. Standard Class train travel; both get you to the same place on the same train but you pay for the experience and treatment on the journey. Whether it's worth it to you is a purely subjective issue.

My 2 and a half year old iMac recently died a nasty GPU death (my kids gaming in Windows, no doubt) and as it still had 6 months AppleCare it went to Regent Street for a new MLB (motherboard). I'd had the screen replaced by an Apple Authorised Service Provider (at my expense) 18 months ago after my daughter had helpfully thrown a cup at her brother, smashing the display in the process. That display had started to show signs of discoloration and Apple said they'd replace it at the same time. i had a call that the first replacement display wasn't up to snuff so they'd fit yet another. In the end they decided to give me a brand new, faster model with more RAM, larger HD and far superior GPU as well as my old HD so I could transfer the data across. They also said they'd refund the remaining 6 months of AppleCare which I could then put towards a new 3 year agreement on the new machine.

I use XP, Ubuntu and OS X on a daily basis on the same machines and, truth be told, I could probably use any of them full time but given the choice it'd be OS X anyday. I paid a hefty premium for an OS, customer service and a few nice hardware touches but it's certainly worth it to me and a lot of others and I really don't understand why that seems to annoy so many people.

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