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Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros are now available from Apple.com/uk

Starting from £1,349.01 (a lot of money but cheaper than previous models):

* 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 1440 x 900 resolution
* 1GB memory
* 120GB hard drive1
* 6x double-layer SuperDrive
* ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB SDRAM
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#1
don't you just love it when Apple outdates your shiny laptop *sob*
#2
kowalski
don't you just love it when Apple outdates your shiny laptop *sob*


Hi Kowalski, Hmmmm.... Not the best feeling in the world admittedly particularly after spending quite a considerable sum of money on a machine literally only a few months ago that's now discontinued. New machines are cheaper and up to 39% faster. Shame they do not discount previous models. They do in the U.S.A. but not over here in the U.K. MacMall are discounting them anyway. Wonder what the anticipated launch date is for Mac OS X Leopard.

Kind Regards.
#3
I am still waiting for the release of C2D macbook (since September in fact). This will certainly have a smaller impact on my bank account ;-)
[admin]#4
don't you just love it when Apple outdates your shiny laptop *sob*


Nope not really at all. My only wish is that they would release a proper successor to the 12" PB. My saving grace has been that I"m not willing to "upgrade" to a model that is a pound heavier than my current laptop!
#5
I think Mac OS X Leopard is expected to be released around Apring 2007, very likely before Microsoft Vista!
#6
Well, i checked at my Uni how much discount i get and its just over £200 off.

£1,146.80
(£976.00 ex VAT)
MacBook Pro


Now i am considering to buy this but first i want to know how well it runs Windows XP in boot camp, anyone have any ideas? Most of my software is for windows ie. Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects etc.

And how well do games run in boot camp.
#7
How can it outdate it when there's so little useful software that will run on it !!
[admin]#8
I've run a MBP in Boot Camp and it is exactly like a normal PC. No difference. It is not being emulated or anything, it is literally booting and running just like Windows on a PC laptop.

Using Parallels to run it inside Mac OS is different and you will have a performance hit there.
#9
Admin
I've run a MBP in Boot Camp and it is exactly like a normal PC. No difference. It is not being emulated or anything, it is literally booting and running just like Windows on a PC laptop.

Using Parallels to run it inside Mac OS is different and you will have a performance hit there.



Thansk dude, makes me want one even more. :-D

But it is still gonner set a huge hole in my wallet, considering i didnt want to spen over £500 :oops:
#10
gd_miester
Thansk dude, makes me want one even more. :-D

But it is still gonner set a huge hole in my wallet, considering i didnt want to spen over £500 :oops:


One mega advantage when ordering from the HE store is the extended warrenty (3 years) unlike to 1 year from the general apple store.

I didnt notice this when ordering my ibook over a year ago, but a few months ago got an email from apple informing me that the extended applecare warrenty is continuing.

So less £s and More warrenty!
#11
megamoo
One mega advantage when ordering from the HE store is the extended warrenty (3 years) unlike to 1 year from the general apple store.

I didnt notice this when ordering my ibook over a year ago, but a few months ago got an email from apple informing me that the extended applecare warrenty is continuing.

So less £s and More warrenty!

Yep, i have taken that into account.

One thing that worries me is because it is such an expensive bit of equipment, im more worried that i may get mugged.

Does anyone know of any good insurance companies that protect against theft / robbery?
#12
First post here. I bought one of these this morning, 2.16 with 2gb Ram. Don't forget the £60 back if you buy a printer - which is great on the HP 5940 which only cost £55ish with the HE discount. It comes with 3 year warranty, but I upgraded to full Applecare for £58 which gives full phone support and you can send machine away for repair instead of having to take into an Apple store. Finally got iwork 06 which is a steal at £30 judging by everything I've read.

Now to sell the Acer I'm typing this on!
#13
jan08, what was the total cost for that laptop after all discounts, and does the printer work out as practically free because of the £60 cash back.

Also, does quidco work, even if you are using the Uni server for HE discount?
#14
I phoned the order, but I think Quidco would work. The printer is free, you'd be mad not to get that, as they sell on the bay for £40. Laptop is £1062 + Vat, but I do have the upgrade on ram.
#15
I phoned the order, but I think Quidco would work. The printer is free, you'd be mad not to get that, as they sell on the bay for £40. Laptop is £1062 + Vat, but I do have the upgrade on ram.
[admin]#16
I've used Quidco and and the HE store together without problems.
#17
To buy ..or not to buy! Now the Macbook Pro has the Core 2 Duo too, it is too tempting .. another option for me is to go for Dell Latitude D620 .. or should I wait for Leopard to get out?
#18
i want it on the normal macbooks
#19
The printer offer is great - Mine turned up with my Mac Mini the other day. Going to sell it for £40 which is £40 off my order in my eyes.

Only problem is you have to cut a huge hole in the printer and computer boxes since they only accept UPC labels attached to the original physical packaging material for some reason!
#20
Sorry I don't want to be mean, but how is this a good deal etc?
#21
the guys just letting people know the CD2 chip is out on macbooks.... alot of people have been waiting
#22
Ok, i think im going to go for the standard macbook, the difference is about £400 (after HE discounts). So it cost £643.90 (as opposed to £749),it also come with a 3 year garantee.

I think i only plan to keep this for about 6 - 8months, any idea of what the resale value will be on this in that time frame?

Iv compared the price to the Dell 640m Mike posted today, and they are quiet similar, Dell has the better features but the Mac is nicer :oops:, i do plan to mostly use this in Boot Camp as well. Is there anything else i should consider?

Also Counter Strike 1.6 should work ok with the intergrated graphics right?
#23
gd_miester
Ok, i think im going to go for the standard macbook, the difference is about £400 (after HE discounts). So it cost £643.90 (as opposed to £749),it also come with a 3 year garantee.

I think i only plan to keep this for about 6 - 8months, any idea of what the resale value will be on this in that time frame?

Iv compared the price to the Dell 640m Mike posted today, and they are quiet similar, Dell has the better features but the Mac is nicer :oops:, i do plan to mostly use this in Boot Camp as well. Is there anything else i should consider?

Also Counter Strike 1.6 should work ok with the intergrated graphics right?


IN 6-8 months time, the macbook would probably sport a faster processor (core 2 duo) and more hard disk space (~100GB). Resale value will be around 75% of the HE price.

Counter-Strike should run with no problems at all.


Regarding what Chanser said in an earlier post... its not a cracking deal, but getting a free printer (or £40+ if you sell it on) is like icing on the cake. Not to mention free 3 years intl warranty. If you configure the Dell 640m to the exact specs and warranty, you'll find that it actually comes up to more than the MacBook :P
#24
Thanks boonkoh, your are very own Mac expert on this great forum :).

Couple of questions,

Do you have a guess'timate of when to expect the Core 2 Duo's in macbooks. In all honesty i cant really wait any longer so i will probably get the current line.

And do you have any opinions on running boot camp, because most of my software is for windows, photoshop cs and indesign cs.
#25
I presume the HE discount is only available from uni computers...

I bought my Imac using the education discount, but this does give you the 3 years warranty.....:x

Any way of getting the HE link.....
#26
gd_miester
Thanks boonkoh, your are very own Mac expert on this great forum :).

Couple of questions,

Do you have a guess'timate of when to expect the Core 2 Duo's in macbooks. In all honesty i cant really wait any longer so i will probably get the current line.

And do you have any opinions on running boot camp, because most of my software is for windows, photoshop cs and indesign cs.


Once you have installed Boot Camp, you basically have 2 computers, you pick the OS by holding down the option key at startup, once started, it's basically a PC.

Had a then top of the range 2.16 MBP back in Spring with the VRAM upgrade etc, ran COD 2, HL2, and Far Cry very nicely (even better when I overclocked the Graphics).

As for predicting C2D Macbooks, could be next tuesday, could be next year! :)

If you don't mind the original Core Duos, you might want to consider a refurb MBP - start at 900 odd-ish, widescreen, real graphics card, Alu case etc (only one year warranty though).
#27
Admin
I've used Quidco and and the HE store together without problems.


Hi, wouldn't mind knowing how to do this exactly? Do I just go through quidco, then paste the HE link into the browser?

Thanks!

M-X
#28
Hi,

Thought was worth mentioning that there's an alternative to BootCamp that does not require a reboot. Parallels Desktop. This allows multiple Operating Systems to be run in conjunction with Mac OS X i.e. Windows XP, a Linux distro (or distros) and so on.

http://www.parallels.com/

HTH.
#29
boonkoh
Not to mention free 3 years intl warranty. If you configure the Dell 640m to the exact specs and warranty, you'll find that it actually comes up to more than the MacBook :P

Hi Boonkoh,

I'm ready to put my money on the Macbook Pro after considering Dell D620 before. Now, before I put my money on it, and taking the extra 3-yr AppleCare for £59 (HE).. is this AppleCare service transferable to other country if I were to migrate out? I read the terms & conditions and it said that the AppleCare service is valid only within the country where you currently reside.. just don't want to waste the extra money if it does nothing good.
#30
M-X
Hi, wouldn't mind knowing how to do this exactly? Do I just go through quidco, then paste the HE link into the browser?

Thanks!

M-X


Hmm.. I managed to get it working once before successfully... I think the trick is that once you're in the HE store, copy the URL. Then clean cookies and go through quidco to the normal apple store. Then paste URL, and it should work
#31
gd_miester
Thanks boonkoh, your are very own Mac expert on this great forum :).

Couple of questions,

Do you have a guess'timate of when to expect the Core 2 Duo's in macbooks. In all honesty i cant really wait any longer so i will probably get the current line.

And do you have any opinions on running boot camp, because most of my software is for windows, photoshop cs and indesign cs.


Even staff at Apple don't know when new products are being launched, but as they didn't launch it with the new MBP, maybe they might be waiting a month or so for supplies of Core 2 Duo to be reliable. If they were going to release a model before endyear, I would bet my money for before the thanksgiving weekend (21st Nov in US I think).

Boot camp runs EXACTLY IF YOU BOUGHT A DELL/HP/ACER LAPTOP WITH THE SAME SPECS RUNNING WINDOWS XP. There is no impact on speed.
#32
aircub
I presume the HE discount is only available from uni computers...

I bought my Imac using the education discount, but this does give you the 3 years warranty.....:x

Any way of getting the HE link.....


I have a link that can be accessed outside unis :pirate: But then since I do work for Apple, I have to respect their rules. However, if you are in a sticky situation where you are a uni student and can't access to a uni computer (which would be very strange), then send me a PM.
1 Like #33
wiraone
Hi Boonkoh,

I'm ready to put my money on the Macbook Pro after considering Dell D620 before. Now, before I put my money on it, and taking the extra 3-yr AppleCare for £59 (HE).. is this AppleCare service transferable to other country if I were to migrate out? I read the terms & conditions and it said that the AppleCare service is valid only within the country where you currently reside.. just don't want to waste the extra money if it does nothing good.


AppleCare for laptops are international.
Just to clarify standard HE purchases now include 3 years parts and labor warranty. However, paying £59 upgrades it to full AppleCare warranty, which includes 1 year telephone support (from 90 days) and pickup service. Without AppleCare, you will have to bring in your laptop to an Apple Store or service centre to get it fixed.
#34
I desperately want a macbook, but the core 2 duo version might pop up soon (hopefully). Or should I go for the macbook pro? I can get it at HE price (£1150 approx)
#35
Couldn't wait until your reply BK .. so went ahead without getting the £59 upgrade for full AppleCare. I guess if anything goes wrong, I just need to pop-up at one of the Apple Centres around the world.. My estimated shipping date is on 03/11 but estimated delivery date is on 15/11 ... just couldn't wait for it!!
#36
poopscoop
I desperately want a macbook, but the core 2 duo version might pop up soon (hopefully). Or should I go for the macbook pro? I can get it at HE price (£1150 approx)

It depends what you're willing to pay and what you want (i.e. bigger screen, possible larger HD/more L2 cache/better graphics), £1150 is a good price on a MBP in my opinion. So if you can afford it I'd go with a MacBook Pro.

If the Core 2 Duo MacBook's don't arrive by Thanksgiving, I'd fully expect them to arrive in January at MacWorld San Francisco. It's the last in the line to be updated, so it will be sooner rather than later.
#37
My Macbook arrived today (not pro), still trying to get to grips with it after a few hours lol. Cost just over £700 with a printer, which i should get rebate for £60.

The first thing i did was insatll firefox, i used it and everything, then after i deleted the downloaded firefox 2.0 file and rebooted the comp i couldnd find it anywhere, so i installed it again.

Also, can anyone tell me how i would uninstall some software to remove it completely from the computer (i can ask someone at Uni but im not going in till thursday). I was quiet suprised at how much space all the OSX and pre installed apps take up which was about 16gb+

Re: Quidco. I used this and mine successfully tracked (about £18)

To use Quidco, just do it the same way you would use it for any other website, but from university. Look below.
Quidco >>> Apple >>> Apple HE >>> Order >>> Done.

Also if anyones is planing on ordering, £60 printer offer expires in about 23mins.
#38
wiraone
Couldn't wait until your reply BK .. so went ahead without getting the £59 upgrade for full AppleCare. I guess if anything goes wrong, I just need to pop-up at one of the Apple Centres around the world.. My estimated shipping date is on 03/11 but estimated delivery date is on 15/11 ... just couldn't wait for it!!


Now with the EMEA upgrade, you can call Apple to come pick up your mac if it breaks down :thumbsup:
#39
gd_miester
My Macbook arrived today (not pro), still trying to get to grips with it after a few hours lol. Cost just over £700 with a printer, which i should get rebate for £60.

The first thing i did was insatll firefox, i used it and everything, then after i deleted the downloaded firefox 2.0 file and rebooted the comp i couldnd find it anywhere, so i installed it again.

Also, can anyone tell me how i would uninstall some software to remove it completely from the computer (i can ask someone at Uni but im not going in till thursday). I was quiet suprised at how much space all the OSX and pre installed apps take up which was about 16gb+

Re: Quidco. I used this and mine successfully tracked (about £18)

To use Quidco, just do it the same way you would use it for any other website, but from university. Look below.
Quidco >>> Apple >>> Apple HE >>> Order >>> Done.

Also if anyones is planing on ordering, £60 printer offer expires in about 23mins.


Hi, there's a proper way to install software on the mac, which if followed, is actually very easy and much tidier than Windows.

When you download an application it should come in a .dmg file. Double-clicking it mounts it as a drive on the desktop. When you open that drive, you should see just one application file. To install, just drag it to your Applications folder on your hard disk, and its installed! To create a shortcut on the Dock at the bottom, drag the app (from the Application folder, not the disk) into the Dock, and a shortcut is created.

When you want to delete applications, just drag and drop from the Applications folder into your trash can. More complex programs come with an uninstall utility, but these only make up like 1% of the software out there.

The beauty with Mac OSX is that all the application data is stored inside that application icon. Not like windows where there are registry entries, multiple folders everywhere, and having to use the uninstall.exe to delete any program.
#40
gd_miester
Also if anyones is planing on ordering, £60 printer offer expires in about 23mins.


Am I lucky or what? Didn't realise the validity of the offer .. anyway, checking the downloaded rebate coupon, does it mean that I need to make a cut out (and leaving a squarish hole) on that lovely looking blackish macbookpro box? Grrr... what a &&^%$$!

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