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

Starting at just £749 (UK) / 1119 (Ireland) including VAT, MacBook delivers the power of the Intel Core 2 Duo the latest generation of Intel processors and a slew of innovative features, including a built-in iSight camera for video chatting on the go; iLife 06; Front Row; a glossy 13-inch widescreen display; even dual-display support.

1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
512MB memory
60GB hard drive1
Combo drive
Ready to ship: 3 days
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£749.00
(£637.45 ex VAT)

2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
80GB hard drive1
Double-layer SuperDrive
Ready to ship: 3 days
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£879.00
(£748.09 ex VAT)

2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
120GB hard drive1
Double-layer SuperDrive
Ready to ship: 3 days
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£999.00
(£850.21 ex VAT)
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#1
Apple makes great products, but £749 for a laptop that doesn't have a dvd writer seems a little expensive.
#2
Hi,

Apologies but this post has been posted twice. Web-site didn't seem to be responding whilst posting.

Shall ask that one of these two posts are deleted.
#3
Am totally gutted at this. ordered my macbook last week! not even got it yet and its been outclassed!
#4
Iv had my MacBook for about 8 days. Im not too dishartened because it seems the only improvement is the C2D processor.

What would have annoyed me is if they put a dedicated low end graphics card in or upped the hard drive. But they only improved the processor and the performance increase between 1.8ghz CD and a 1.8ghz C2D is less then 10%.
#5
bobbertandsammy
Am totally gutted at this. ordered my macbook last week! not even got it yet and its been outclassed!


You can cancel and re-order.
#6
bobbertandsammy
Am totally gutted at this. ordered my macbook last week! not even got it yet and its been outclassed!

Hi, You're covered by the Distance Selling Regulations 2000 for either seven or fourteen business working days whereby you can refuse the order for a full refund (think it's seven days). Refuse the delivery and you should not have to pay for return carriage. I was in a similar position having spent £2,000.00 on a machine that was discontinued after only a few months of buying. A refund was not an option for me however I am pleased with what i'd spent my hard earned cash on. They (Apple) really do make superb machines IMHO and I am converted from PC to Mac (think we're referred to as 'switchers').

Whilst it's frustrating (and I understand completely as mentioned above) that let's say for arguments sake a high-end machine one day is discontinued the following day or otherwise superceeded it's not possible to continually keep up with progression of technology.

Quad Core processors are hitting the market as we speak so the Core 2 Duo machines are already in the process of being superceeded no doubt.

Getting a good buy for your money is what i'd be concerned with as you'll never keep up with the way technology is moving that is unless you have got masses of cash and can afford to buy brand new machines as they hit the market (I do not and cannot do this).

One thing that confuses me is the warranty. Are all MB and MB Pros now shipping with a 3-year warranty or does this apply to Educational purchases only?. The Apple Care Cover that i'd bought was a major outlay in itself however I did not want to run the risk of not opting for this.

HTH.
#7
For those who ordered and received their macbooks in the last two weeks, you can get a refund and order the new C2D versions.

For those who ordered a macbook and havent receieved it, then it is very likely that the new processor + RAM will be included (but I advice you to check it out with Apple).

For those who bought it some time ago, there should not be any regret, as you are virually able to achieve the same performance.

In fact, I have just ordered mine this afternoon (the middle configuration is the best value for money), with the HE (higher education) discount (~11% off) + HP deskjet 5940 (£60 rebate), it came out at a decent £815!. Don't forget to go through Quidco for an additional 3% money back!!! Note that all hotukdeals vouchers were tried but none worked.

Now that's what I call a bargain. I have been waiting for this upgrade since September. Looking forward to receiving it.
#8
I just checked apples website, and it says if i want to return the laptop i would have to pay £60, that includes processing and carriage fees.
#9
SneakyD
Apple makes great products, but £749 for a laptop that doesn't have a dvd writer seems a little expensive.


I much prefer not to have any type of optical drive
#10
gd_miester
I just checked apples website, and it says if i want to return the laptop i would have to pay £60, that includes processing and carriage fees.


The £60 charge is what Apple themselves are charging to arrange a collection (to the best of my knowledge). Whilst you'll probably have to find a courier that insure such an item whilst in transit against damage and loss you should be able to ship your laptop back to them for less than the £60 that they're charging.

Good luck.
#11
Can someone post the HE prices? ping Boonkoh ;)
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* 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 512MB memory
* 60GB hard drive1
* Combo drive

Ready to ship: 3 days
Free Shipping
£643.90
(£548.00 ex VAT)
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* 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 1GB memory
* 80GB hard drive1
* Double-layer SuperDrive

Ready to ship: 3 days
Free Shipping
£755.53
(£643.00 ex VAT)
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* 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 1GB memory
* 120GB hard drive1
* Double-layer SuperDrive

Ready to ship: 3 days
Free Shipping
£858.93
(£731.00 ex VAT)
#13
This is agonising. I'd really like a MBP but the price difference is so huge. There are so many stories of hot MBs and returns it makes me hesitate. Also the glossy screen puts me off, but...

Any chance of education prices on the MBPs? TIA
#14
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
Ready to ship: 3 days
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£1,146.80
(£976.00 ex VAT)

2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1440 x 900 resolution
2GB memory
120GB hard drive1
6x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics with 256MB SDRAM
Ready to ship: 3 days
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£1,444.08
(£1,229.00 ex VAT)

2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1680 x 1050 resolution
2GB memory
160GB hard drive1
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics with 256MB SDRAM
Ready to ship: 7 - 10 days
Free Shipping
£1,614.45
(£1,374.00 ex VAT)
#15
after speaking to a nice lady at apple, i'm getting to return my macbook free of charge and then re ordering the new model. result!
#16
By the way, what is the difference between the two macbooks priced at £755.53 and £858.93, I only find that the harddrive capacity and colour is different. If you change the £755.53 one and put in a 120GB harddrive, it makes it £841.98, so its £17 less a few pennies more for a black one.
#17
bobbertandsammy
after speaking to a nice lady at apple, i'm getting to return my macbook free of charge and then re ordering the new model. result!


How long did you have your MacBook for, and what did you say to the lady.

Im gonner call later on today, fingers crossed.

Also, is it possible to return weborders to an Apple shop (eg, regent st)
#18
havent received my macbook yet. its on its way to me and should be here by next friday at the latest. well worth chasing up as the difference in the middle model i chose is quite big, 20gb biger hd, 512mb more ram, faster dvd writer and the faster processor too.
#19
mug51
By the way, what is the difference between the two macbooks priced at £755.53 and £858.93, I only find that the harddrive capacity and colour is different. If you change the £755.53 one and put in a 120GB harddrive, it makes it £841.98, so its £17 less a few pennies more for a black one.


the diff is only the colour (and the HD like you said).

I ordered yesterday (8th) and it's due to arrive on 22-23rd Nov :(
#20
Thanks for those - just too expensive for something that's not going to be used on a daily basis.

Middle MacBook is probably where I'll be buying.
#21
mug51
By the way, what is the difference between the two macbooks priced at £755.53 and £858.93, I only find that the harddrive capacity and colour is different. If you change the £755.53 one and put in a 120GB harddrive, it makes it £841.98, so its £17 less a few pennies more for a black one.


It's very easy to user change the MacBook drives so it's probably worth buying a second HDD for less than Apple charge and using both or selling the first on eBay.

You're right about the difference upgarding components via Apple is £££.

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