Apple MacBook Pro 2.26 ghz £778.99 @ Dixons + 3% Quidco [Discount Code 5DIXONS] - HotUKDeals
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Just use discount code 5DIXONS when checking out. Plus you get 3% quidco which is around £23 bringing the macbook pro down to about £755.

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#1
I'm tempted at this. Due for a new MacBook and this is a cracking deal.

I know all you Apple haters will try and make it cold, but it's a hot offer.
#2
While this is a good deal to get Apple products at a discount the MacBook range are so out-of-date now with core 2 duo processors, they are so in need of an update to at least the i5 processor. An updated range has got to be out any day now if Apple are not going to look stupid.
#3
Going_Digital
While this is a good deal to get Apple products at a discount the MacBook range are so out-of-date now with core 2 duo processors, they are so in need of an update to at least the i5 processor. An updated range has got to be out any day now if Apple are not going to look stupid.


I've got to say I do agree with you on this, the only thing is, what's the price going to be.
#4
spenner999
I've got to say I do agree with you on this, the only thing is, what's the price going to be.


I would expect the prices to remain where they are when the new update eventually arrives as it should only be a revamp of the range rather than a new chassis. But with Apple you never know what is around the corner...
#5
Isn't the point of having an Apple to show you've got money? Why would you want to get an out-dated model for a bargain price? That's like looking for a bargain Bentley, LOL
#6
Anyone know if this will run Windows 7 ? I like the hardware but would prefer to use Windows 7.
#7
pet2000
Isn't the point of having an Apple to show you've got money? Why would you want to get an out-dated model for a bargain price? That's like looking for a bargain Bentley, LOL


Well are you the sort of person who walks around with their receipts stamped to their forehead
the new macbook isnt out yet and can you find it cheaper???
#8
afroylnt
Anyone know if this will run Windows 7 ? I like the hardware but would prefer to use Windows 7.


This will run windows 7 you need to buy windows 7 run boot camp which should be on the mac osx disk and follow the instructions to install windows 7.
#9
afroylnt
Anyone know if this will run Windows 7 ? I like the hardware but would prefer to use Windows 7.


All macs based on intel processors can run bootcamp which allows alternate operating systems to be installed.

The latest version of bootcamp is compatable with windows 7, im not sure if it works with both 32 and 64 bit though.....
#10
benjefreys
This will run windows 7 you need to buy windows 7 run boot camp which should be on the mac osx disk and follow the instructions to install windows 7.


Thanks ; will it then always boot boot into windows 7 and os mac won't be present ?
#11
i believe there is an option in boot camp application where you can set the boot option. Otherwise you will have to hold the "alt" button when turning on the laptop and it will display both os and select the one you want to go into
#12
pet2000
Isn't the point of having an Apple to show you've got money? Why would you want to get an out-dated model for a bargain price? That's like looking for a bargain Bentley, LOL
You imagine Bentley owners don't know how to negotiate? Mac users prefer the way that Macs work and are happy to pay more to get a quality reliable product that does the job with no fuss, drama or viruses. What they've got is taste and the resources to choose the best product for them. Mac owners are exercising a deliberate choice, I doubt that is true of many Windows users who are either using what is given to them or using the only thing they know how to operate, or of course in HUKD-land, buying the cheapest piece of cr*p they can find.

As for the 'outdated product', tell us more please. I have not heard of a new laptop being released (though I am waiting). New models are coming but for now it is likely the iPad is being given a clear stage for all the attention to be focussed on it.
#14
If I were anybody here who is thinking of buying one, I'd wait as Apple always bring out new model at Easter or after Easter.
#15
yeah they will be releasing the i processor macs soon these are old
#16
bradford_dr
All macs based on intel processors can run bootcamp which allows alternate operating systems to be installed.

The latest version of bootcamp is compatable with windows 7, im not sure if it works with both 32 and 64 bit though.....


It works with both......I'm have the 64 bit on my MacBook pro. The only downside is the battery life, it lasts about 1 hour running windows 7 instead of the usual 4 on osx!

Mmachine78
#17
Very good price...
#18
[COLOR=red]Don't Buy - Updates soon[/COLOR]
#19
Going_Digital
While this is a good deal to get Apple products at a discount the MacBook range are so out-of-date now with core 2 duo processors, they are so in need of an update to at least the i5 processor. An updated range has got to be out any day now if Apple are not going to look stupid.


While the price on this deal is good in relation to what they were selling out, I completely agree with this post... now is not the time to splash nearly £800 on a last-generation core2duo macbook, it just doesn't make sense. Get a second hand one for a good price, or wait for the refresh.
#20
Seems a good deal to me :-)
#21
One thing to note though is that this specific MacBook Pro comes with Leopard rather than Snow Leopard.

Ordinary Macbook now to under £750 as well. :-D
#23
heovang
If I were anybody here who is thinking of buying one, I'd wait as Apple always bring out new model at Easter or after Easter.


Unfortunately this year it looks like June may well be the launch of the new MacBook Pro. iPad's and new Mac Pro's seem to be being launched first.
#24
that is a very expencive paper weight. and before the Apple fan boys right in saying oh no its a lovely thing. Yes it looks nice. But when you work as a technician you learn quickly to hate them.
#25
I think this is a great price, I was tempted at the Dixons price before the 5% discount code.

Yes there is a new one out but it will be about £1,000 and it seems to be permanently "out next week".

Also, for the casual user does the (relative) underpowering make any difference? Surely more important is that these Macbooks have a stunning build quality, hewn from solid aluminium and all that.
#26
itman-dan2300
that is a very expencive paper weight. and before the Apple fan boys right in saying oh no its a lovely thing. Yes it looks nice. But when you work as a technician you learn quickly to hate them.


When, like me, you move between Mac OS X and Windows on a daily basis you soon learn to hate the Windows operating system.

But yes, the MacBook unibody is nice in theory but lets be honest, it's designed to be as difficult as possible for the general public to open up and maintain.
#27
The model refresh is literally due any day now, buying any Macbook now, regardless of the perceived saving is just dumb dumb dumb.
#28
Vezna
But yes, the MacBook unibody is nice in theory but lets be honest, it's designed to be as difficult as possible for the general public to open up and maintain.


Not really. Watch a video of someone opening one up on youtube and it takes 1 minute at most, and of course the body design gives you a much larger battery so the pros far outweight the cons. :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLA6BXK1ss4
#29
belovedmonster
Not really. Watch a video of someone opening one up on youtube and it takes 1 minute at most, and of course the body design gives you a much larger battery so the pros far outweight the cons. :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLA6BXK1ss4


Yeah, you're right but the design is done that way to try and fend off users from doing any maintenance themselves.
#30
valueseeker
You imagine Bentley owners don't know how to negotiate? Mac users prefer the way that Macs work and are happy to pay more to get a quality reliable product that does the job with no fuss, drama or viruses. What they've got is taste and the resources to choose the best product for them. Mac owners are exercising a deliberate choice, I doubt that is true of many Windows users who are either using what is given to them or using the only thing they know how to operate, or of course in HUKD-land, buying the cheapest piece of cr*p they can find.

As for the 'outdated product', tell us more please. I have not heard of a new laptop being released (though I am waiting). New models are coming but for now it is likely the iPad is being given a clear stage for all the attention to be focussed on it.


Wow. Just Wow. What does your girlfriend think though. Oh........

I own a Macbook Pro and still get embarrassed at this nonsense.
#31
Vezna

But yes, the MacBook unibody is nice in theory but lets be honest, it's designed to be as difficult as possible for the general public to open up and maintain.


Unllike other laptops with their user friendly insides? :roll:

belovedmonster
The model refresh is literally due any day now, buying any Macbook now, regardless of the perceived saving is just dumb dumb dumb.


Source? Or just speculation, rather than fact.
#32
Wicked Lester
Unllike other laptops with their user friendly insides? :roll:



Source? Or just speculation, rather than fact.


It was confirmed as a Hoax for next Tuesday release, perhaps they would bring it out when they released the ipad
#33
I was having a good look at the MacBook and MacBook pro range last night and noticed on fleabay that you can buy AppleCare a lot cheaper than if you buy it on the apple website. Anyone know if they are legit?

My dilemma is that my cousin is only at uni until April so if I want his discount and AppleCare for £50 (student discounted price) I got to order soon but I'd prefer to wait for newer models.
#34
This is a good price if you want to step in to the Mac world without paying full price. Yes, if you wait until the next gen comes out you will get a more powerful Mac, but you might not need it and you will pay quite a bit more for it. As for the good old Mac vs PC debate, I'd say Mac any day if you want ease of use, but Windows if you want a bigger choice of software (although there isn't much in it these days). I've got both, and Windows needs more of my time keeping it running as well as the Mac. As an aside, if you want a current Macbook or Ipod and you're flying anywhere (even if it's just in the UK) you can get the VAT off the price of them at Dixons Tax Free. Given the price control exercised on Mac kit, this is good option. (No, I don't work for Dixons before anybody accuses me of that)
#35
Vezna
Yeah, you're right but the design is done that way to try and fend off users from doing any maintenance themselves.


Not really, if they wanted to do that they could make it that changing parts voids the warranty, but they do not. The only reason changing parts on a Macbook is harder than it used to be is because of the new battery design.
#36
Vezna
When, like me, you move between Mac OS X and Windows on a daily basis you soon learn to hate the Windows operating system.
Couldn't agree more. Until December of last year, I was a 100% PC man and even worked as a technical editor on a newsstand PC magazine for several years. Whilst I had to use Macs for stuff like Quark XPress, they were just 'part of the job' so to speak.

My wife works on Macs and she finally managed to convince me that instead of shelling out for 'yet another dull PC' (as she put it), we should buy an iMac. In December we bought a Core i7 iMac 27" and it's been nothing short of a revelation - it just.... *works*! We've got Parallels Desktop installed on it so we can seamlessly switch between the few PC apps we can't let go of and OSX - Parallels Desktop lets you run PC apps on the OSX desktop alongside Mac apps and even cut and paste between them. OSX just seems so much more logical and robust than any version of Windows I've used - and yes, I have used Windows 7 extensively.

Sh*t! Does this post make me a Mac fanboy now?! lol
#37
Wicked Lester
Source? Or just speculation, rather than fact.


Its widely known the Macbook range is due for an update sometime in the next few weeks. We know this both from the length of Apples previous product cycles and the fact the whole laptop industry just went over to the new Intel chips a few weeks back, Apple will do the same very soon.

Also, Intel this week started shipping their new high end desktop chips, which Apple are widely expected to upgrade their Mac Pro towers with, another reason to believe that Apple will do hardware refreshes soon.

Apple traditionally updates products on a Tuesday, so realistically any Tuesday from now onwards is when you should be looking out for updates. But because Apple will release the new spec bumps on a Tuesday morning with little fanfair you won't get strong, confirmed reports of the imminent updates until a few days before hand at the earliest. That's why people cant tell you exactly when the updates are coming, simply that they are coming any time soon. I wouldn't be surprised if its next Tuesday.
#38
itman-dan2300;8126372
that is a very expencive paper weight. and before the Apple fan boys right in saying oh no its a lovely thing. Yes it looks nice. But when you work as a technician you learn quickly to hate them.


Vezna;8126391
When, like me, you move between Mac OS X and Windows on a daily basis you soon learn to hate the Windows operating system.

But yes, the MacBook unibody is nice in theory but lets be honest, it's designed to be as difficult as possible for the general public to open up and maintain.


I work as a technician and I can't say that I've seen many Mac's fail. (Though I do own a Mac so I'm probably biased in any case) :p
#39
i dont know why people think they need the latest or need to wait for the latest sure the current model prices will drop when they release them, but not a whole lot.. and besides.

it doesnt matter what processor its got or what memory, it really depends on what the user needs i have a 13" mbp 4gb ram c2d 2.56, and im running all sorts with no problems, photoshop / illustrator / maya and that suits me fine, some people may need more some less like i said its really down to what the user needs.

personally my next upgrade won't be the latest mbp but i would rather get a nice SSD.

hot from me
#40
Good price for an Apple Price controlled product.

Would much rather get 2 hackintoshs though :P

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