Big Reductions on Apple MacBook Air and Pro at Currys (up to £500 off +1.5% Qudico) - HotUKDeals
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Currys / PC World have reduced their prices massively on the old range of MacBook Pro's and MacBook Air's.

The cheapest is the entry level MacBook Air which you can get for £699 (plus 1.5% Quidco).

11" Entry Air - £699 (Save £150)
11" Better Air - £829 (Save £170)
13" Entry Air - £899 (Save £200)
13" Better Air - £1049 (Save £300)

13" Entry Pro - £849 (Save £150)
13" Better Pro - £999 (Save £300)
15" Entry Pro - £1199 (Save £350)
15" Better Pro - £1399 (Save £450)
17" Pro - £1599 (Save £500)
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29 Likes
For the love of God can the usual trolls please refrain from Mac/Windows war No. 64621331.

Thx.
21 Likes
raefil
700 quid for a netbook?? People, wake up!!!
Netbooks don't have a Core i5 cpu - there is no real Windows competition for the Macbook Air laptops.
14 Likes
It's not about comparison.
It's simply whether this is the best deal for the product offered.
I have no interest in the ramblings of non-Mac users as to whether this better than a PC. If you're not interested in a Mac - don't comment, go down to PC World and share your 'insight' with a sales assistant instead - I'm sure they will be as interested in your views on the Mac v PC debate as the rest of us!
14 Likes
Onza40
Apple product so voted cold, and agree with earlier poster, they're nothing better than an average netbook you can get for £300

What an IDIOT
10 Likes
700 quid for a netbook?? People, wake up!!!

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10 Likes #1
700 quid for a netbook?? People, wake up!!!
21 Likes #2
raefil
700 quid for a netbook?? People, wake up!!!
Netbooks don't have a Core i5 cpu - there is no real Windows competition for the Macbook Air laptops.
29 Likes #3
For the love of God can the usual trolls please refrain from Mac/Windows war No. 64621331.

Thx.
3 Likes #4
It's inevitable I'm afraid Nathe. I'm no fan of Apple, but even I can see the merits of a good comparable price.
14 Likes #5
It's not about comparison.
It's simply whether this is the best deal for the product offered.
I have no interest in the ramblings of non-Mac users as to whether this better than a PC. If you're not interested in a Mac - don't comment, go down to PC World and share your 'insight' with a sales assistant instead - I'm sure they will be as interested in your views on the Mac v PC debate as the rest of us!
2 Likes #6
designaw
It's not about comparison.
It's simply whether this is the best deal for the product offered.

I don't agree. If I chew a piece of chewing gum and then offer the chewed remains on the www for £100,000, by your definition that would be a bargain because it's the only piece of chewing gum available that has been chewed by me. That's just taking your argument to its logical, but absurd, conclusion. So, yes, looking for bargains does definitely involve comparison with alternatives.

Edited By: GDB2222 on Jun 15, 2012 14:30: grammar
2 Likes #7
I'd have to disagree with you. You need to compare the item price with its previously offered price and its current price at other retailers. If its cheaper on both counts, then it is a deal!

It's irrelevant comparing this to anything other than its previous price and competitors pricing. Comparing prices of these Mac's to Windows PC's is like comparing bananas and oranges - they're different prices, always have been and always will be.
3 Likes #8
So, my pre-chewed chewing gum is a bargain at £100,000? Despite the option of buying a new packet for a few pence and chewing it yourself?
#9
Chewy would have to be listed as used, so perhaps just a grand or 2 would be more realistic. Maybe more if it's refurbed but that would take some doing.

I don't think comparisons are TOTALLY irrelevant as it depends if you want a mac for showing off or for a real reason. That's why - as I've said umpteen times before - that 2 votes would be helpful. One for deal and one for worth it!
1 Like #10
A netbook is a netbook, some daft people will pay 7or 800 quid and say "Oooh look its got an i888 core processer," so what! It surfs the net, does some documents etc. silly people, taken in by marketing blurb. If it does the job it does the job whether made by apple or put together by some guy at Bowlers in manchester for 80 quid. I guess that sums up society. "Its apple so its the best." codswallop. More like, Its got a bitten apple on it so we`ll charge you about 700 quid more than its worth because youre gullible."

Do you think apple would take me on as a marketing executive?
#11
raefil
A netbook is a netbook, some daft people will pay 7or 800 quid and say "Oooh look its got an i888 core processer," so what! It surfs the net, does some documents etc. silly people, taken in by marketing blurb. If it does the job it does the job whether made by apple or put together by some guy at Bowlers in manchester for 80 quid. I guess that sums up society. "Its apple so its the best." codswallop. More like, Its got a bitten apple on it so we`ll charge you about 700 quid more than its worth because youre gullible."

Do you think apple would take me on as a marketing executive?
Well my computer "surfs the net, does some documents", so is that a netbook too?
The macbook air is more comparable to ultrabooks.
The ssd, i5 processor, battery life, and design is much more comparable to an ultrabook.
#12
I personally invite all comparisons with all other Mac OS X based systems.
#13
£729.60 for the new entry level model from the HE store though. I'd hold out for DSG to drop these further IMO. If not no huge loss.
5 Likes #14
brookheather
raefil
700 quid for a netbook?? People, wake up!!!
Netbooks don't have a Core i5 cpu - there is no real Windows competition for the Macbook Air laptops.

There are so many ultrabooks out there, how can you say there is no real Windows competition?
#15
Apple product so voted cold, and agree with earlier poster, they're nothing better than an average netbook you can get for £300
#16
GDB2222
So, my pre-chewed chewing gum is a bargain at £100,000? Despite the option of buying a new packet for a few pence and chewing it yourself?
There's a distinct difference between an apple laptop/netbook and your pre-chewed chewing gum. No one wants your pre-chewed gum (and/or your germs).
4 Likes #17
Onza40
Apple product so voted cold, and agree with earlier poster, they're nothing better than an average netbook you can get for £300

Pls don't make yourself sound so stupid. Show us any netbook which are 300 quid which are on par with the MacBook Air??? I'm not saying MacBook Air is cheap, but if you want to compare EasyJet and BA, then it shows that you are just plain dumb. Period.
#18
Nookster
£729.60 for the new entry level model from the HE store though. I'd hold out for DSG to drop these further IMO. If not no huge loss.
729 for the pro?
2 Likes #19
Some very uninformed posters here.
Onza40
Apple product so voted cold, and agree with earlier poster, they're nothing better than an average netbook you can get for £300

Find me something the size of a netbook that comes with a Core i5 processor and the same build quality as this for £300, and I'll buy two of them. Seriously.

Anything you can get for £300 will either be a netbook and have an Atom which is MILES behind an i5, or it'll be some clunky "Pentium" (budget CPU) or perhaps if you're very lucky an i3 laptop. If it's the netbook it'll be roughly as small, not as thin, and a damn sight slower, and if it's the laptop it'll barely be any faster than the netbook, except a lot larger. But fear not, it would come with an optical drive! Because everyone needs those these days! *cough cough*

Seriously bonkers.

EDIT: Back when the Macbook Air was released I would have agreed with you. At the time it had an underpowered CPU and indeed didn't offer a great deal more than a netbook except being thinner and I imagine a much better keyboard, and I think they were £1000+! These days however Macbook Airs are serious contenders for your main laptop/computer.

Edited By: Boopop on Jun 15, 2012 23:51
14 Likes #20
Onza40
Apple product so voted cold, and agree with earlier poster, they're nothing better than an average netbook you can get for £300

What an IDIOT
#21
superb deal...I wish if the imacs were on offer too.
3 Likes #22
Voted cold just for lulz
#23
Before going here, it's worth checking out the apple refurb store. It seems to be pretty packed with the previous gen models and I got the 15" entry pro for £50 less than the curtsy price with 3% quidco.

Also, speaking to their web chat people before I committed, these are still eligible for the free mountain lion upgrade when it's released.
6 Likes #24
I'm lucky enough to own both Windows and Mac machines, The reality is, one is better than the other at some things, and vice versa

The idiots that call the macbook air a netbook have probably never used one/can't afford a Mac machine. On a similar token, the people who will automatically buy something because it has an Apple logo on it are also idiots

Both are good, calm down
#25
£20 Cheaper on fleabay for the lowest model: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200750243183

Edited By: irekpa on Jun 16, 2012 00:07
1 Like #26
z0d
I'm lucky enough to own both Windows and Mac machines, The reality is, one is better than the other at some things, and vice versa

The idiots that call the macbook air a netbook have probably never used one/can't afford a Mac machine. On a similar token, the people who will automatically buy something because it has an Apple logo on it are also idiots

Both are good, calm down

well said.
#27
sorry voted cold.

latest generation at cheaper price (with the additon of £70 itunes card + Topcashback @ 4%) from the education stores.

Just go and get someone that qualify for education stores to buy it (if you are an honest person). Alternatively, search google for apple education store link

Edited By: htc_touch_pro on Jun 16, 2012 00:10
1 Like #28
Not an iPad...cold.
#29
Nobody tempted to get the 17" for a mere £1600?
#30
I'd buy it or an 11.6inch ultrabook in a second if they stuck the retina display (or even just a full HD display). Plus no odd size or soldered SSDs/RAM please.
#31
good prices, heat added
#32
ah_heng
Onza40
Apple product so voted cold, and agree with earlier poster, they're nothing better than an average netbook you can get for £300


Pls don't make yourself sound so stupid. Show us any netbook which are 300 quid which are on par with the MacBook Air??? I'm not saying MacBook Air is cheap, but if you want to compare EasyJet and BA, then it shows that you are just plain dumb. Period.


I've flown a recently with both Easyjet and BA, Given the choice I would choose easyjet over BA everytime (Even if they were the same price). So sorry that analygy doesnt work.

I own plenty of Apple products and am writing this on a PC (running windows) so I think I can safely say I dont favour one brand over the other. For me these macbook airs are nice and yes the spec is good, but I feel the usefulness of the spec in a tiny platform is not that great and that the price (even reduced like this) does not help you to overcome that.

Good saving, questionable value.
(imho)
#33
i got the new (2012) macbook air 13" for £859. Using a education link - e.g. http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000662
£20 back via quidco just tracked too

:)
#34
dont think this is an amazing deal but a deal none the less, and voted hot to counter the cooltohateapple brigade
suspended 1 Like #35
i've had this macbook air for over a year (the one priced here at £829) and it's the best and most reliable piece of kit i've had the pleasure of using. before i had it i didn't really care for apple, but please claim to have had plenty of experience of OS X and recent apple hardware before badmouthing it
banned 5 Likes #36
irekpa
£20 Cheaper on fleabay for the lowest model: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200750243183

Isn't it just easier just to type ebay instead of fleabay???
#37
the_el_man
I'd buy it or an 11.6inch ultrabook in a second if they stuck the retina display (or even just a full HD display). Plus no odd size or soldered SSDs/RAM please.

The Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A is set to be upgradable from 1366x768 to 1080p and it's 11.6".

Also, you guys comparing Netbooks to Ultrabooks are embarrassing yourselves. Netbooks have Intel Atom processors. Ultrabooks have Sandy/Ivy Bridge i5/i7 processors which are on another level entirely. Not to mention the difference that an SSD will make, as well as the far superior build quality of Ultrabooks.

At the end of the day, this a decent price for a (last generation) Ultrabook, which will be much faster than any £300 Netbook on the market. If you're going to compare it to anything, compare it to other Ultrabooks.
#38
Awesome deal! might end up ordering the new macbook pro! got to check it out first! never had a macbook lappy or apple operating system going to give it a try, been using windows my whole life, worth a change and trying it out.
1 Like #39
Still over priced rubbish
#40
Voted hot to counter all the needless Apple haters.

Yes I understand you can get another product elsewhere cheaper but then it isn't an Apple product which is what we are assessing a deal on. Same as saying you can buy a ferrari for price A but get a VW for price B. While yes they are both cars and may even have some similar features, they are not the same product and as such a deal on one wouldn't be comparable to the other.
Please feel free to compare the prices of one to the other in order to assess which is your own preference, in fact I actively encourage it as competition within the industry breeds advancement, but do not simply dismiss the heat of a deal for one because you prefer the other.

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