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MacBook Pro 13.3" 2.4GHz 250GB HDD 4G RAM £899 at Dixons £899.10

£899.10 @ Dixons
£100 cheaper than the apple site. Pretty cheap as far as Macs are concerned. :) Read More
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6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
£100 cheaper than the apple site.

Pretty cheap as far as Macs are concerned. :)

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#1
Or you could buy a laptop with much better specs for a lot less money and put OSX onto that as a dual boot :)
#2
"Pretty cheap as far as Macs are concerned. :)"
but that doesnt mean its worth it.
#3
deathtrap3000
"Pretty cheap as far as Macs are concerned. :)"but that doesnt mean its worth it.

Point of view. Although I happen to agree.
#4
HOT voted HOT!
#5
New model coming out soon...
banned 1 Like #6
Chewyone
Or you could buy a laptop with much better specs for a lot less money and put OSX onto that as a dual boot :)

Only for the geeks! Took me many hours to get my vostro fully working as a hackinhtosh.

Very good deal though!

(Please don't start mac vs pc debates, they are getting boring now!)
#7
Greg.
New model coming out soon...


Doubt you'd be able to get the new model for this price though.
#8
Greg.
New model coming out soon...


When is it coming out?
#9
pc_tech86
Greg.
New model coming out soon...


When is it coming out?


It's not due untill the end of April
1 Like #10
Mac Buyers Guide on Macrumors.com is a useful bookmark:
http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro

Product MacBook Pro
Recommendation: Don't Buy - Updates soon *
Notes * The 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro received a new build-to-order option for a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor on October 20th, 2010. The new option does not constitute a full update to the MacBook Pro line, but does suggest that a more substantial update to the full MacBook Pro lineup is not imminent.
Last Release April 13, 2010
Days Since Update 245 (Avg = 208)

Recent Rumors
12/09: Apple Shifting to Intel Graphics for Future MacBooks and 13-Inch MacBook Pros?
11/18: Apple Releases EFI Firmware Updates for 2010 MacBook and 13-Inch MacBook Pro
11/04: LaCie Brings USB 3.0 Hard Drive Support to Mac Pros and MacBook Pros
10/20: 15-Inch and 17-Inch MacBook Pros Receive 2.8 GHz Core i7 Option
10/07: Firmware Updates Address Charging Issues With 2007-2008 MacBooks and MacBook Pros
09/29: NVIDIA Class-Action Settlement for MacBook Pro Owners
08/26: Firmware Update Addresses Freezes on Mid-2010 15-Inch and 17-Inch MacBook Pros
07/27: Software Update Brings Inertial Scrolling and Three-Finger Drag Gesture to Recent Apple Notebooks
05/31: MacBook Pro Targeted 2.8GHz Core i7 Processors Due Later This Year
04/23: Shortages of Intel's Arrandale Chips Continue, But Apple Maintains Short Shipping Windows on Standard MacBook Pros
...more...
1 Like #11
If i ask to buy it without the mac logo do you think i can get it for £500 cheaper? :)
banned#12
*pops head in... yep the usual rubbish being spouted in a Mac thread!
#13
I know its an apple but come on, its a core 2 duo for 900 quid ffs.
#14
Danny2009
If i ask to buy it without the mac logo do you think i can get it for £500 cheaper? :)


No.
#15
Good price - very tempted and will be getting a mac in the New Year (once get credit card paid off!) :)
#16
Good price- tempting but must resist for now....
1 Like #17
Amazon, 3 weeks ago, sold off their remaining current gen white MacBooks at a 17% discount (£703.94). The current gen 13" Pros were given a 14.5% discount (£853.38). Since the refresh earlier this year, Amazon have constantly had the white MacBook at 13% discount and the 13" Pro at a 10% discount. Granted, the prices have gone up since the 17%/14.5% promotion but considering Amazon had been selling the Pro at a 10% discount for months, the Dixons deal isn't that great.
#18
Any interest free options from Dixons?
#19
These are £749 (+VAT) in Costco at the moment for anyone thats interested. Well in Bristol they are..
1 Like #20
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.

So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.

Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........
#21
Superb price for this, lovely product. Well worth the money. HOT.
#22
Agree with the Amazon post - have been this price at amazon for weeks, why is it suddenly a deal now
banned 1 Like #23
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.

So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.

Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........


Who doesn't replace laptops every 2-3 years?

Oh right, poor people. Sorry guys, Macs aren't for you. The charity shop is ------>
#24
FilthAndFurry
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.

So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.

Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........


Who doesn't replace laptops every 2-3 years?

Oh right, poor people. Sorry guys, Macs aren't for you. The charity shop is ------>


Yeah cheers mate. All of us are loaded on HUKD, thats why we're on here looking to save a few quid oO
#25
good price for mac
#26
i adore everything about my mac. I use a top spec Sony Vaio at work and it isnt a shadow on my macbook, and they were around about the same price! The trackpad on macbooks are brilliant, and nothing like anything you'd find on a windows laptop.

I appreciate there are higher specs for lower prices if you want a laptop, but i feel that macbooks are completely worth the price.
#27
FilthAndFurry
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.

So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.

Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........


Who doesn't replace laptops every 2-3 years?

Oh right, poor people. Sorry guys, Macs aren't for you. The charity shop is ------>


Me. I've had the same Phillips (Twinhead) X56 laptop for about 5 years now, still works a charm and runs Windows 7 perfectly. I think i'll try a Macbook once this 'needs' replacing.
#28
FilthAndFurry
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........
Who doesn't replace laptops every 2-3 years?Oh right, poor people. Sorry guys, Macs aren't for you. The charity shop is ------>
damn right, there you will also find filthandfurrys old clothes which he wears brand new every day straight form the packet before donating to the poor.
#29
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.
.


Fully agree abouut Apple's ludicruous pricing but 4-5 years is a decent innings for any laptop I would have said, certainly not exclusive to Macs
#30
Though a good deal on macbooks. I could get a 17" i7 laptop with better specs for a cheaper price.
#31
c61944
Amazon, 3 weeks ago, sold off their remaining current gen white MacBooks at a 17% discount (£703.94). The current gen 13" Pros were given a 14.5% discount (£853.38). Since the refresh earlier this year, Amazon have constantly had the white MacBook at 13% discount and the 13" Pro at a 10% discount. Granted, the prices have gone up since the 17%/14.5% promotion but considering Amazon had been selling the Pro at a 10% discount for months, the Dixons deal isn't that great.


I bought one from Amazon when it was £853.38, only 2-3 weeks ago. They're selling it for £939 now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
banned#32
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........

So these laptops have been used in a business for 4-5 years and you're grumbling they're starting to fail now? Come on nobody working in IT expects anything to outlast a general 3 year period, anything over 3 years is a bonus certainly from a capex point of view.
#33
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........


If the video card is going, why not get Apple to replace the logic board? Apple extended the warranty to cover this problem to four years the last I looked. The G8x problem is what nVidia got sued for and affected a number of other manufacturers.
#34
Pixmania is part of Dixons Retail. Pixmania offers this model for £889.99 + postage. Code PIXMAS10UK18 appears to be available still for an extra £18 off. I can't recommend Pixmania (or Dixons for that matter) but some may be happy to purchase through them?
#35
master_chief
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........
So these laptops have been used in a business for 4-5 years and you're grumbling they're starting to fail now? Come on nobody working in IT expects anything to outlast a general 3 year period, anything over 3 years is a bonus certainly from a capex point of view.

As I said, it's up to you what you buy, good luck. In my 20 years expereince, MAC's are expensive to replace and fix. They don't last as long and you don't get much for your money. No hardware is future proof, but some drop faster than others (MACs).

As I say.... yesterdays tech for tomorrows prices.
1 Like #36
Greg.
New model coming out soon...


There will also be a newest model after the one coming soon... so wait till then, or perhpas for the one after that...
#37
Mustardio
Though a good deal on macbooks. I could get a 17" i7 laptop with better specs for a cheaper price.


I've been looking for a decent 15" i7 but can't find anything under a grand. Any links appreciated.
#38
leritz
Greg.
New model coming out soon...


There will also be a newest model after the one coming soon... so wait till then, or perhpas for the one after that...


LOL.
banned#39
R1cbm
master_chief
R1cbm
OK, up to you if you go for this, it is a good price for this item. However, I have 9 Mac Book Pro's in my team, they are between 4-5 years old now and over the last 12-18 months all of them have started to fall to bits. Video cards going, screens being replaced, battery after barrery the list goes on.So. I'm replacing them all next year, and NOT with MAC's. You pay a price for a Mac with a lower spec than a PC and they don't last as long.Yesterdays technology (in a shiny case) for tomorrows price.........
So these laptops have been used in a business for 4-5 years and you're grumbling they're starting to fail now? Come on nobody working in IT expects anything to outlast a general 3 year period, anything over 3 years is a bonus certainly from a capex point of view.


As I said, it's up to you what you buy, good luck. In my 20 years expereince, MAC's are expensive to replace and fix. They don't last as long and you don't get much for your money. No hardware is future proof, but some drop faster than others (MACs).

As I say.... yesterdays tech for tomorrows prices.


Worked as Mac (it's not MAC unless you're talking about networking) system admin for 3 years so I'm very familiar with them in a business environment. I could go into many things about them but the simple fact is the faulty Macs you have could be sold for much more than an equivalent PC would do in full working condition.
Sure they're expensive to repair but having worked in IT in different organisations one thing I've learned is that you don't really repair anything out of warranty other than disk replacement. I don't think I've ever had a PC laptop repaired out of warranty as it's not economical to do so.
I think Macs and any other hardware last the same amount of time generally, you're not paying the premium on a Mac for longevity, I don't think I've ever hear Apple say their products last longer than any competitors.
#40
Good deal. (My little white MacBook is nearly four years old and is still (touch wood) going strong.)

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