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MacBook Pro £999.99 @ PCWorld - £200 off

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5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago
Long time viewer, first time poster.

Just found this on the PC World Website. Dont get offers on Mac's very often. Expensive for most, but if your looking for one.

I have just purchased one, good price. Same price in Currysand Dixons too.

EDIT (thanks too Simondu2009)

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This is a special model for dixons/currys/PC world

Essentially its the £999 model from Apple with a 320GB HDD upgrade.

The 250GB version is often available refurbed from Apple for £849, and was recently available new from Best buy for £899.
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#1
This is a special model for dixons/currys/PC world

Essentially its the £999 model from Apple with a 320GB HDD upgrade.

The 250GB version is often available refurbed from Apple for £849, and was recently available new from Best buy for £899.

Was tempted before Christmas, but the new models will be out in the next couple of months, and the rumours are for a full refresh, rather than little spec bumps, so i'm holding out till feb/mar.

Sorry to be a buzz kill - you are getting a great computer, just not a great deal :(

Plus this is an apple deal, so expect the haterz to turn up soon.
#2
Well the coldness of the heat represents the "love for Apple"....... great computer though, no match for apple quality. I am not voting hot or cold.....
#3
Never understood paying a huge premium for Apple PC's? Granted they really do look nice but I don't see the benefits over a standard PC? Ego statement maybe, I dunno.......
#4
OS X > Windows. Simple as.
1 Like #5
sparc
OS X > Windows. Simple as.

I bet you are the same guy who once said "Power PC > Intel" That turned out well also didnt it ?
1 Like #6
Apple are just over-priced - thats the long and the short of it - If you are desperate to avoid windows but like the unix based environment of OS-X you may as well buy a decent quality laptop and install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is free and unlike OS-X it's easy to get under the covers to customise it.
#7
sparc
OS X > Windows. Simple as.


Ahh, that'll explain the red hot temperature then.........
banned#8
mcintg
Apple are just over-priced - thats the long and the short of it - If you are desperate to avoid windows but like the unix based environment of OS-X you may as well buy a decent quality laptop and install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is free and unlike OS-X it's easy to get under the covers to customise it.


If they were overpriced they wouldn't sell. Simple as that.
#9
In spite of all the coldness, this is a very good price...check out the Amazon for similar spec price etc.....HOT from me : )
#10
Hot from me.
#11
FilthAndFurry
mcintg
Apple are just over-priced - thats the long and the short of it - If you are desperate to avoid windows but like the unix based environment of OS-X you may as well buy a decent quality laptop and install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is free and unlike OS-X it's easy to get under the covers to customise it.


If they were overpriced they wouldn't sell. Simple as that.


...and the X factor winner nearly always wins the Christmas number one spot despite being a steaming pile of dog doo. All it really goes to show is that the world is fully of sheep who will pay for something far beyond what it is really worth. In the case of music it's because they can't be bothered to explore and find some proper music and the same applies to computers, people can't be bothered to properly examine the alternatives, so the go for the shiny thing their mates say is good.
#12
mcintg
FilthAndFurry
mcintg
Apple are just over-priced - thats the long and the short of it - If you are desperate to avoid windows but like the unix based environment of OS-X you may as well buy a decent quality laptop and install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is free and unlike OS-X it's easy to get under the covers to customise it.


If they were overpriced they wouldn't sell. Simple as that.


...and the X factor winner nearly always wins the Christmas number one spot despite being a steaming pile of dog doo. All it really goes to show is that the world is fully of sheep who will pay for something far beyond what it is really worth. In the case of music it's because they can't be bothered to explore and find some proper music and the same applies to computers, people can't be bothered to properly examine the alternatives, so the go for the shiny thing their mates say is good.


Oooh I forgot to add "simple as that" because this implies the logic is devastating.
banned#13
mcintg
FilthAndFurry
mcintg
Apple are just over-priced - thats the long and the short of it - If you are desperate to avoid windows but like the unix based environment of OS-X you may as well buy a decent quality laptop and install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is free and unlike OS-X it's easy to get under the covers to customise it.


If they were overpriced they wouldn't sell. Simple as that.


...and the X factor winner nearly always wins the Christmas number one spot despite being a steaming pile of dog doo. All it really goes to show is that the world is fully of sheep who will pay for something far beyond what it is really worth. In the case of music it's because they can't be bothered to explore and find some proper music and the same applies to computers, people can't be bothered to properly examine the alternatives, so the go for the shiny thing their mates say is good.


Except they're completely different situations.

X-Factor/pop music is the dominant music of our time, whilst Macs are very much the 'underdog' in the computer world. In your rush to use a well-worn analogy, you've got it back to front.

In fact that analogy works best in this situation if you say that Microsoft/PCs are 'the X Factor' whilst Apple is the indie rock unknown. Having said that, it's still a pretty poor analogy to use.

The whole notion of something being 'overpriced' is subjective. Apple consistentally top the 'customer satisfaction' surveys because they do everything the owners require. If I wanted to play games then I wouldn't buy a Mac - instead I want it to allow me to do work with the minimum of fuss. Nothing I've used (and that includes Linux and Windows 7 on Vaios and Dells) comes close.
#14
FilthAndFurry
mcintg
FilthAndFurry
mcintg
Apple are just over-priced - thats the long and the short of it - If you are desperate to avoid windows but like the unix based environment of OS-X you may as well buy a decent quality laptop and install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is free and unlike OS-X it's easy to get under the covers to customise it.


If they were overpriced they wouldn't sell. Simple as that.


...and the X factor winner nearly always wins the Christmas number one spot despite being a steaming pile of dog doo. All it really goes to show is that the world is fully of sheep who will pay for something far beyond what it is really worth. In the case of music it's because they can't be bothered to explore and find some proper music and the same applies to computers, people can't be bothered to properly examine the alternatives, so the go for the shiny thing their mates say is good.


Except they're completely different situations.

X-Factor/pop music is the dominant music of our time, whilst Macs are very much the 'underdog' in the computer world. In your rush to use a well-worn analogy, you've got it back to front.

In fact that analogy works best in this situation if you say that Microsoft/PCs are 'the X Factor' whilst Apple is the indie rock unknown. Having said that, it's still a pretty poor analogy to use.

The whole notion of something being 'overpriced' is subjective. Apple consistentally top the 'customer satisfaction' surveys because they do everything the owners require. If I wanted to play games then I wouldn't buy a Mac - instead I want it to allow me to do work with the minimum of fuss. Nothing I've used (and that includes Linux and Windows 7 on Vaios and Dells) comes close.


Don't get me wrong I think Mac OS-X is vastly superior to Windows, but what I'm saying is that the hardware and the software is not worth 3x the price of other systems. All this, "It just works" thing that apple people come out with is rubbish - it does many thing very well with little effort but if you want to get under the cover and get involved in more technical issues then it is very difficult for the average user - even more difficult that Windows and certainly more difficult than the linux distros available.
Every time I visit my brother who is a confirmed apple user he has a list of things he has been trying to do for ages that he has given up on and that I have to sort out for him.

As for the X-factor music being the dominant music of our time , that is just plainly not true. It's very poor quality "music" sung by people who can't even usually play instruments - but it does have a vast marketing machine that helps to smother all the real music produced by real musicians, in the same way that the vast marketing hegemonies of Microsoft and apple smother real competition in the computing industry, so I would say that the analogy holds.

As for customer satisfaction I would agree it's traditionally been high, but it's on the slide as apple quality and customer relationships seem to be slipping due to it's recent success, and if that goes people will be far less likely to want to pay 3x the price...

Article about slipping customer satidfaction from Business Week
#15
http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

A handy link for those thinking of getting a mac - refreshes of the range occur every 4-10 months so be its best to consult this guide to ensure you aren't spending a significant amount days before a refresh.

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