Apple MB402B/A MacBook / Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz / 1GB / 120GB / 13.3" / Combo Drive / White / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Laptop / Notebook £538.29 @ Comet Includes Free Copy Of MICROSOFT OFFICE MAC 2008 HOME STUDENT Worth £97.86 Collect @ store available - HotUKDeals
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Now this is a good deal in my opinion what do you guys think heat & Rep much appreciated

Amazon Price £703.70
Play.com £699.99

Now With OS X 10.5 Leopard! & Free Copy Of MICROSOFT OFFICE MAC 2008 HOME STUDENT Worth £97.86

Intel Core 2 Duo processor
Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at speeds up to 2.4GHz, the new MacBook is the fastest ever.

Sleek, 1.08-inch-thin design
MacBook makes it easy to hit the road thanks to its tough polycarbonate case, built-in wireless technologies, and innovative MagSafe Power Adapter that releases automatically if someone accidentally trips on the cord.

Built-in iSight camera
Right out of the box, you can have a video chat with friends or family, record a video at your desk, or take fun pictures with Photo Booth.

Specifications

* Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.1GHz - 3MB level 2 cache
* Memory: 1GB DDR2
* HD Capacity: 120GB SATA 5400 RPM
* Display: 13.3" widescreen display
* Graphics Card: Intel GMA X3100
* Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
* Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD-ROM Combo drive
* Networking: AirPort Extreme (802.11 a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0
* Features: iSight Intergrated Web camera, Front Row and Apple Remote, iLife, Mini-DVI video out with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video output via adapters
* Battery Life:Up to 6 hours
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#1
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#2
It's a very good deal for an Apple system - I'll give heat but unfortunately can't afford! :whistling:

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
#3
Spectactularly overpriced , under-specced computer. Ice cold.
#4
Excellent price and voted hot!

BUT please be aware if you are considering buying one of these to play Mac games on it is incompatible with a lot of recent Mac titles because many developers do not support its nasty Intel GMA graphics card. Otherwise it a great piece of kit and a bargain compared to the new unibody MacBooks - ideal if you fancy getting into Mac computing and experiencing what all the fuss is about!

Keep an eye on Apple's refurbished store, I bought my 17" MacBook Pro from there 18 months ago and it was perfect and hasn't let me down, as new but over £300 off - the only way to get big discounts on Apple products (except firesales, liquidation etc.)
#5
geordie458
Spectactularly overpriced , under-specced computer. Ice cold.


You pay a premium with Macs for not having to pay to beta test Vista.
Cheapest Leopard laptop out there hence bargain!
#6
geordie458
Spectactularly overpriced , under-specced computer. Ice cold.

Clearly a PC using dinosaur who will buy one of these when he grows up. Simply the best computers on the planet. Voted hot
banned#7
i'd love to the have the money for a mac :( could sell the office & buy 4gb's of ram for the money.
#8
geordie458
Spectactularly overpriced , under-specced computer. Ice cold.


Overpriced?? This is a bargain. Mac's are way superior to PC's, I had a PC for years and switched. I've never looked back. The spec may not be up to what PC's have but it doesn't have to be. They run so much smoother, no need to worry about virus', spyware. Everything just works, no driver conflicts. Get a mac and get an easy life....
#9
pbassek
Overpriced?? This is a bargain. Mac's are way superior to PC's, I had a PC for years and switched. I've never looked back. The spec may not be up to what PC's have but it doesn't have to be. They run so much smoother, no need to worry about virus', spyware. Everything just works, no driver conflicts. Get a mac and get an easy life....


However, software is very limited for a Mac. Many applications just aren't available and never will be. It depends what you use your computer for. If it's viruses your are worried about, there are none on Linux, where most software is free.
suspended#10
It seems not Mac New Generation. And the specification on the page is also confusing: it suggests Not Gigabit LAN, No 802.11n and No Built-in webcam.
#11
i love my mac, no need to be worried bout viruses right? I thought this was good deal. was thinking bout getting this for my dad but i read reviews that the casing cracks easily?
#12
Corking deal for a mac laptop with leopard and office.

Don't believe Comets spec for a minute - check out Apple. It'll have a webcam and gigabit ethernet iirc and should be N ready.

Heat and rep added.
1 Like #13
toplch
It seems not Mac New Generation. And the specification on the page is also confusing: it suggests Not Gigabit LAN, No 802.11n and No Built-in webcam.


Theres no way for it not to be the current gen. Looking at the model number MB402B-A and the fact that the current gen (Early 2008) is the only macbook to come in the 2.1ghz speed. Also the only other Macbook that shares the GMA X3100 graphics card is the Late 2007 model that only comes in 2ghz and 2.2ghz. The only one it can be is the last update in early 2008 and if you want one of these then buy it. Its no different to the one at the apple store.

The problem is that comet is lazy, cant be bothered to find the correct information (No built in webcam acording to the specs page! Maybe its a ibook? lol) and their system is probably limited as to what they can select. e.g. The spec pages might only have the option to select 802.11b/g and not /n as well due to of not been updated.

Edit:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MacBook-2-1GHz-Graphics-slot-loading-SuperDrive/dp/B001I45U2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228568870&sr=1-1

Same model number at Amazon with the full correct spec.
1 Like #14
The Comet specification on the website is wrong I have checked with customer services the specification is as my description
#15
amy1984
i love my mac, no need to be worried bout viruses right? I thought this was good deal. was thinking bout getting this for my dad but i read reviews that the casing cracks easily?


The not catching virus thing has been the case, but I heard recently that a Mac can catch a particular virus which is not easily caught - it asks you to install a program (can't remember what it was) - but can easily be avoided as long as you don't install unknown programs on your system.

Great computers - been a mac fan for many years and hate having to use the PC's at work.
suspended#16
Paulomeandi
Theres no way for it not to be the current gen. Looking at the model number MB402B-A and the fact that the current gen (Early 2008) is the only macbook to come in the 2.1ghz speed. Also the only other Macbook that shares the GMA X3100 graphics card is the Late 2007 model that only comes in 2ghz and 2.2ghz. The only one it can be is the last update in early 2008 and if you want one of these then buy it. Its no different to the one at the apple store.

The problem is that comet is lazy, cant be bothered to find the correct information (No built in webcam acording to the specs page! Maybe its a ibook? lol) and their system is probably limited as to what they can select. e.g. The spec pages might only have the option to select 802.11b/g and not /n as well due to of not been updated.

Edit:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MacBook-2-1GHz-Graphics-slot-loading-SuperDrive/dp/B001I45U2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228568870&sr=1-1

Same model number at Amazon with the full correct spec.


Cool. Thanks for clarifying it. One more question, if it is Mac new gen, has it aluminum case and led screen?
suspended#17
leeds_united_afc
The Comet specification on the website is wrong I have checked with customer services the specification is as my description


Brilliant! heat and rep added.
#18
woweeee
#19
geordie458
Spectactularly overpriced , under-specced computer. Ice cold.


Thats got to be one of the most stupid comments i've ever read on here!

Current model and spec is fine - Ram upgrade very cheap and comparable to a Mac Mini desktop

New Macbook for around £500 - Bargain!!! :thumbsup:

(Intel based so will also run XP and Vista fine if required)
#20
How annoying - I rushed out and bought one of these just after the new unibodies came out when it was £599 without the free Office. Such is life is guess - I still feel like I got a great deal but this would have been even better. I know my daughter will be very happy with her 16th birthday pressie.
#21
Voted HOT, nice find ;)
#22
Quote: "i love my mac, no need to be worried bout viruses right"
Thats because too little people uses mac, hence nobody bothers to write virus for it. I've have never gotten virus on a PC for the past 4-5 years... Just have a decent antivirus installed, like the Kaspesky, and don't do 'funny' stuffs on the web, you'll be fine...

Voted the price as HOT! If you really convinced yourself into getting a Mac......
#23
Just ordered one from Gateshead. Super deal.

Comapred to the 'current gen' white macbook on apple.com, it is nearly £60 cheaper than the University discount!, it comes with office and *probably* a remote - new macbooks dont come with this as standard, its an extra £12 i believe. It however doesn't have a DVD writer superdrive.
#24
just bought myself one for Christmas :) got to wait for them to contact me with a delivery date though
#25
i have the white 2.4ghz macbook. not impressed in the quality. prefer my old powerbook.

apple went in the right direction with the new macbook quality.
#26
do u think they'll do better offers in the sales in january?
#27
Exelent Price - Have ordered on. Thanks!
#28
this is very good value for money, try finding a decent windows laptop for this price... well I did, but that was a one off and a Dell. Never buy Acer or Asus or whatever the cheap ones are called lol
#29
Macs and PC's use the exact same hardware these days, except a PC supports MORE Hardware than a Mac does. If OSX runs on it, so will any good PC OS. If a PC runs on it, it doesn't necessarily mean OSX will - so which is truly better? (And anyone that's claiming PC's are rubbish are, by proxy, claiming that Macs are rubbish).
All you people claiming that macs are better need to get a clue - it's the same hardware, just the software is different so in this case you're essentially paying about £250 just for OSX. The claims of it being overpriced are extremely justified.

Oh and notice I didn't mention Vista anywhere in that? That's right, there's more to PC's than one single OS that has a bad reputation (And you can tell the people that have never used it before).

To put it in perspective, I got this specced laptop for nearly the same price (Give or take £40):
2.2Ghz Dual core processor
3Gb RAM
250Gb HDD
ATI Radeon HD 3200 (Better than the intel piece of **** in this)
Wireless N (With bluetooth)
Various other bells and whistles, i.e. built in Webcam, remote control, S/PDIF out, etc.)

Oh and get this - it was a tablet PC (Which are notoriously expensive). And yet people are defending this? Yeah, right!
#30
pet2000
However, software is very limited for a Mac. Many applications just aren't available and never will be. It depends what you use your computer for. If it's viruses your are worried about, there are none on Linux, where most software is free.


Definitely an uninformed comment.
I've used Macs for over 2years now and the issue of software not being available has NEVER come up.

If it's not available, there's always an alternative.

Linux is good. I use a Linux Server -but asking someone to use Linux voids your first statement.
#31
Bargain voted hot. :thumbsup:
#32
HOT price for a Mac. Not an Apple fan but can appreciate this is a great deal.
#33
Kushan
Macs and PC's use the exact same hardware these days, except a PC supports MORE Hardware than a Mac does. If OSX runs on it, so will any good PC OS. If a PC runs on it, it doesn't necessarily mean OSX will - so which is truly better? (And anyone that's claiming PC's are rubbish are, by proxy, claiming that Macs are rubbish).
All you people claiming that macs are better need to get a clue - it's the same hardware, just the software is different so in this case you're essentially paying about £250 just for OSX. The claims of it being overpriced are extremely justified.

Oh and notice I didn't mention Vista anywhere in that? That's right, there's more to PC's than one single OS that has a bad reputation (And you can tell the people that have never used it before).

To put it in perspective, I got this specced laptop for nearly the same price (Give or take £40):
2.2Ghz Dual core processor
3Gb RAM
250Gb HDD
ATI Radeon HD 3200 (Better than the intel piece of **** in this)
Wireless N (With bluetooth)
Various other bells and whistles, i.e. built in Webcam, remote control, S/PDIF out, etc.)

Oh and get this - it was a tablet PC (Which are notoriously expensive). And yet people are defending this? Yeah, right!

Have u used a mac?
People who say macs are better HAVE used windows so they have a reference point for comparison.
#34
axhole
Have u used a mac?
People who say macs are better HAVE used windows so they have a reference point for comparison.


Many, many times. I never once said anything about the software, just the hardware. When it boils down to it, you're paying for the exact same components found in a PC, but you're paying quite a bit more.
#35
Kushan
Macs and PC's use the exact same hardware these days, except a PC supports MORE Hardware than a Mac does. If OSX runs on it, so will any good PC OS. If a PC runs on it, it doesn't necessarily mean OSX will - so which is truly better? (And anyone that's claiming PC's are rubbish are, by proxy, claiming that Macs are rubbish).
All you people claiming that macs are better need to get a clue - it's the same hardware, just the software is different so in this case you're essentially paying about £250 just for OSX. The claims of it being overpriced are extremely justified.

Oh and notice I didn't mention Vista anywhere in that? That's right, there's more to PC's than one single OS that has a bad reputation (And you can tell the people that have never used it before).

To put it in perspective, I got this specced laptop for nearly the same price (Give or take £40):
2.2Ghz Dual core processor
3Gb RAM
250Gb HDD
ATI Radeon HD 3200 (Better than the intel piece of **** in this)
Wireless N (With bluetooth)
Various other bells and whistles, i.e. built in Webcam, remote control, S/PDIF out, etc.)

Oh and get this - it was a tablet PC (Which are notoriously expensive). And yet people are defending this? Yeah, right!


You obviosuly havnt got a clue. I own both PC and MAC's are the hardware on macs is far superior.

Reason to buy a mac :-

- OSX is great, much better than windows vista. I personally run my mac's with OSX and XP

- Hardware is great, the machines are super quick and look amazing.

- Mac's retain their resale value a hell of alot more than PC's. A PC bought for £1000 will be worth around £400 after one year, where as a mac will be worth around £600.

- Apple support is top notch. If you have a problem apple will come and collect your mac and fix it for you free of charge (providing your within warranty). This can all be arranged online or over the phone.
#36
How is the hardware any better? It's EXACTLY THE SAME! You can literally pick up a copy of Windows or Linux and directly install it onto the machine.
#37
For the hardware you get, £700 would be way overpriced. £540 is probably about right for this sort of svelte laptop - you're paying a little extra for the fact it's quite well designed. Battery life is nice, although screen res is only 1280*800. At that resolution they may as well go for a 12" screen and make the unit smaller.

For comparison, a Toshiba U400 (another core2duo 13'3" laptop) is £550
#38
Kushan
Many, many times. I never once said anything about the software, just the hardware. When it boils down to it, you're paying for the exact same components found in a PC, but you're paying quite a bit more.


Maybe, but with a Mac it is like the days of old when IBM made computers and everything PC wise had to be IBM compatible when you get a mac you know it is compatible everything just works. Mac converted and with boot camp and parallels you can use practically any software to the exemption of purist gamers. Heat added great deal, been looking for a mac laptop for my sister in law in Poland far better than a pc laptop for her university. Thanks to the OP for the heads up.
#39
geordie458
Spectactularly overpriced , under-specced computer. Ice cold.


IDIOT :whistling:
#40
pet2000
However, software is very limited for a Mac. Many applications just aren't available and never will be. It depends what you use your computer for. If it's viruses your are worried about, there are none on Linux, where most software is free.


IDIOT 2 :whistling:

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