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Macbook air £862.49 Then take off 7% quidco... 1.8ghz

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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
Great deal, a lot better than the john lewis one which is selling the 1.6 model for 899 and temperature is going through the roof. will be around the 800 mark after quidco.
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#1
Need to add VAT, so £862.49 should be price in post.
#3
actually a hot price - this is the top spec (albeit old) model incl 64gb ssd

for comparison, a refurb of this from apple is £1173 (http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FB450B/A?mco=MjE0NDk5Mw), and john lewis want £899 for the lowest spec (£799 pcworld)

so voted hot from me :thumbsup:
#4
Have some heat.

Good deal given that this is the SSD version and not the lowly spec'd version sold for a little less in PC World.

Don't forget 7% Quidco as a sweetner!
#5
I agree it's a good price - it's just that the op makes it look better than it really is.
#6
thehitman
Have some heat.

Good deal given that this is the SSD version and not the lowly spec'd version sold for a little less in PC World.

Don't forget 7% Quidco as a sweetner!


Dang forgot about the quidco - that could bring its down to around £800, which is very tempting...but do i need another mac????
#7
M-X
Dang forgot about the quidco - that could bring its down to around £800, which is very tempting...but do i need another mac????


I'm seriously considering buying one but I have two Macbook Pro's at the moment (15" & 17")!!

Now do i really need this, well... :thinking:
#8
lol at the temp....only place gd for it is the oven at that temp...
#9
Just ordered, I couldn't resist!
#10
It's stupid how any Apple products always end up really cold here, its just hindering people who want to buy these things.

It's not fair!
#11
portugalisforeve
It's stupid how any Apple products always end up really cold here, its just hindering people who want to buy these things.

It's not fair!


To be fair, even though this is a good price compared with Apple's RRP, it is still an overheating, malfunctioning heap of a product. Steve Jobs needs to get over his anorexia and stop projecting it on Apple's products. Never buy Rev A. Apple hardware unless you like being a guinea pig. The second revision is supposed to be a lot more stable, although still running pretty toastily, and the benchmarks are a lot better.
#12
spraint
To be fair, even though this is a good price compared with Apple's RRP, it is still an overheating, malfunctioning heap of a product. Steve Jobs needs to get over his anorexia and stop projecting it on Apple's products. Never buy Rev A. Apple hardware unless you like being a guinea pig. The second revision is supposed to be a lot more stable, although still running pretty toastily, and the benchmarks are a lot better.


Ok fair enough. Don't know too much about the Air myself.

My statement still stands in general though!
#13
I dont understand, i didnt write on the title plus VAT delivered.... very confusing, i didnt mean to mislead anyone, i just thought this was a good deal considering the john lewis one was getting so hot. ah well, i still love apple even if the eskimos still want to vote cold.
#14
I'm a PC and think theese are over priced for what they are :)
#15
wouldn't buy over a pc if it was £300......Windows ftw tbh...more software games etc,

i dont care if i get virus's or malware or adaware etc beats having a plain old mac which is useless for me
#16
himmerz
wouldn't buy over a pc if it was £300......Windows ftw tbh...more software games etc,

i dont care if i get virus's or malware or adaware etc beats having a plain old mac which is useless for me


Why did you look at this thread if you have no interest in Mac's? :whistling:
#17
can't believe how chilly it is in here - this is a hot deal!

definitely sense the anti-apple brigade on this one, which is a shame.
#18
M-X
can't believe how chilly it is in here - this is a hot deal!

definitely sense the anti-apple brigade on this one, which is a shame.


Your not wrong, especially when you have a look at the John Lewis and other Viking thread for the 1.6 version which is only slightly less than this but has a slower processor and no SSD!! Me thinks there are a few blinkered people out there given the huge drop in price, even though it was hugely expensive to begin with!!

I'd like to see a similar spec'd PC with 64GB SSD for this kind of price and that small (without looking at netbooks!)
#19
thehitman
Why did you look at this thread if you have no interest in Mac's? :whistling:


compare it to pc hardware and u will find mac is double if not triple the price...
it mite be below retail for mac pricing ever so slightly - Microsoft have such a huge market share over the population that there isn't really much point for the typical home user to get a mac.......unless there into graphic design and web site making/programming,

I vote cold due to the price when more software better software cheaper software is out for windows.....and i looked at thread wondering why would would spend this much money on a mac unless ur using it for business/commercial reasons.
#20
himmerz
compare it to pc hardware and u will find mac is double if not triple the price...
it mite be below retail for mac pricing ever so slightly - Microsoft have such a huge market share over the population that there isn't really much point for the typical home user to get a mac.......unless there into graphic design and web site making/programming,

I vote cold due to the price when more software better software cheaper software is out for windows.....and i looked at thread wondering why would would spend this much money on a mac unless ur using it for business/commercial reasons.


Show me a like for like system then to show how expensive this specific system is against a PC variant of similar build quality, spec with SSD??

If you compare a Mac to Sony's Vaio's (probably it's nearest equivalent for quality) then you will find that the prices are not double or triple for a comparable system!

Nobody said not to get a PC and jump on board a Mac but for those that do want one then this price isn't a bad one. By the way is your argument about this system or Mac vs. PC as it looks like both. There are millions of people that use Mac's in their home that would 'not' go for this system, likewise there are many people out there who use PC's that would never buy a Dell, it's all choice and it's great that we are able to. If you don't like Mac's, why bother making comments on them?

I use both but just prefer the reliability of Mac's as do a number of people

By the way, how is this system 'ever so slightly' less than 'mac' retail pricing? I think your a bit confused as a refurb from Apple is just under £1,200. This system was originally nearer £2,000, that price I didn't agree with this one is much better!
#21
yer there reliable i will give u that....and really gd if ur into advanced graphics design and web building,

but wouldn't advice for the typical home user....

as for a laptop in similar build quality I wouldn't go for Sony or Dell I would rather go for a company like Asus who i know make gd motherboards so you know ur getting a gd mainboard inside.

And forgot this had ssd....64ssd :-O that acutally quite a gd deal then!, is there a normaly Hd to go with it?
i can't c as links gone down :-( Ive changed my mind now i know its got SSD and gonna rate it hot ;-)
#22
himmerz
yer there reliable i will give u that....and really gd if ur into advanced graphics design and web building,

but wouldn't advice for the typical home user....

as for a laptop in similar build quality I wouldn't go for Sony or Dell I would rather go for a company like Asus who i know make gd motherboards so you know ur getting a gd mainboard inside.

And forgot this had ssd....64ssd :-O that acutally quite a gd deal then!, is there a normaly Hd to go with it?
i can't c as links gone down :-( Ive changed my mind now i know its got SSD and gonna rate it hot ;-)


lol, I don't think many people saw the SSD which is probably why it's been voted so cold although this system is much better value than the 1.6 version, it's the only reason I even thought about buying one.

I second you on Sony and Dell, they tinker and configure their systems too much but the build quality on higher end Sony's is 1st rate. Asus are a very good proposition, I always use their motherboards as they are ultra reliable and they're getting a name in the world of portable machines at last.

I'd still say Mac's are a good system to use although they don't have the same range of software but it's expanding all the time and now with the option to use Windows on a Mac that make's it a better proposition than it ever was, which is why I have started using them!
#23
This sounds like something dodgy is going on, I ordered when Viking showed 'plenty stock' & received an email confirmation saying delivery 30/12/08. I telephoned today and was quickly popped through to Romania where someone claimed that I would not receive my order until I hand over my bank account details. This sounded too much like Fonejacker so I obviously I didn't give him the details. Phoned Viking several times and was told it was quite normal for them as it was such a high amount (£862!) and no way could they accept a credit card (not that payment was refused just wouldn't accept ANY credit card) & urged me to hand over my bank details for a BACS/Fastpay transaction. Many calls later & when I made a complaint to an alleged manager I was told it has been out of stock for a while & I wouldn't receive it by the 30th even if it had been in stock.

Viking? Always this dodgy?

Update: After speaking again with the Customer Service manager the answer is Yes they are & this item is effectively expired.
#24
this model sucks. If opened three or more web pages everything slows down. Waste of money

this offer has been on the apple UK website since oct 2008 when the new MBA came out. 2nd version way better

This is the 1s generation MBA.

Many faults with the 1st generation.

- fan noise
-overheating
for more info go to Macrumours.com , then to Macbook Air forum on the website

Also the 2nd generation is way better, faster graphics chip which, more memory faster speed, all the faults from first one removed.

In Jan 2009- after Macworld confernce their may be even more speedier processors and a better version of MBA.

Or you can get MACBOOk. Which is faster, more powerful, easier replacable battery and hardrive new came out 0ct 2008 and cheaper. Its onlyslightly heavier then Macbook air.

advised-DONT BUY
#25
thehitman;3876598
I'd like to see a similar spec'd PC with 64GB SSD for this kind of price and that small (without looking at netbooks!)

Mac air isn't the smallest,
or even lightest (3 pounds...there are many sub 2 pound laptops with DVD drives...)
It the one thing you aren't really bothered about with size - thin. :roll:

It isn't even the best mac model...
#26
mikerr
Mac air isn't the smallest,
or even lightest (3 pounds...there are many sub 2 pound laptops with DVD drives...)
It the one thing you aren't really bothered about with size - thin. :roll:

It isn't even the best mac model...


I'm not getting into any further arguments on this but if you can name comparable 'decent' systems for the price of this system then go ahead for the benefit of other HUKDers...:thinking:

At what point did I say this is the best Mac model? I have a Macbook Pro 15" with 2.8GHz & 512MB 9600M GT, I somehow don't think a 1.8GHz Macbook Air is going to knock it's socks off but that's not why I've bought it as I'd certainly want a larger HD to store all my software etc onto.
#27
My post was really about how untrustworthy Viking were - after telling me today they were out of stock, its back on their site at over £1600. Did anyone manage get a MBA 1.8 SSD from viking at £862?

I may well plum for an aluminium Macbook after next weeks Macworld (probably not updated Macbooks but more likely newer ilife software so worth waiting 7 days).
#28
Sephine
My post was really about how untrustworthy Viking were - after telling me today they were out of stock, its back on their site at over £1600. Did anyone manage get a MBA 1.8 SSD from viking at £862?

I may well plum for an aluminium Macbook after next weeks Macworld (probably not updated Macbooks but more likely newer ilife software so worth waiting 7 days).


Just received my Macbook Air within the last 10 minutes, there's a 20% off coupon for my next order with them, wish I had this before getting the Air! The invoice shows a nice saving of £1550.01 and that doesn't take into account the Quidco which is tracking at £52.49. :thumbsup:
#29
thehitman
Just received my Macbook Air within the last 10 minutes, there's a 20% off coupon for my next order with them, wish I had this before getting the Air! The invoice shows a nice saving of £1550.01 and that doesn't take into account the Quidco which is tracking at £52.49. :thumbsup:


Just to keep the deal up to date, this offer is still live. I'm typing on my awesome shiny new Macbook Air just now. :)

At one point, the price had resorted to nearly full price, but after emailing them and asking if the price should be as displayed, or as per the description (which said £749.99 + VAT). After a few days, it was updated, and I ordered one as soon as I could.

No idea why this deal is cold - it's hundereds of pounds off the price the laptop sold for in October (£1799 i think, or even more?). It's £300 less than the same model refurbished from Apple. To add to the deal, there's £52 of QuidCo up for grabs too - mine tracked no probems.

Voted smoking hot. Awesome laptop (if you fully understand what you're getting) for the money. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
#30
himmerz
yer there reliable i will give u that....and really gd if ur into advanced graphics design and web building,

but wouldn't advice for the typical home user....



You sir obviously have never used a Mac this side of the millennium. They are absolutely perfect for families and the home user. They come with iLife software for free! They don't have to run anti-virus, you don't have to defrag your HDD either, and of course they boot into Windows if you really need to get your game on.

I can do more on a Mac with OS X than any Windows OS. Please all I ask is educate yourself before passing judgement on something you know little about. Everyone you who's anti Mac seems to form an opinion on what their mates have said over a pint.

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