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Apple Macbook Pro
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache
2048 MB (667 MHz) PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
200 GB (5400 rpm) Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive
15.4 inch (diagonal) WXGA TFT Display
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 256MB of GDDR3 memory and dual-link DVI
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet
Built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11n) wireless
Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
1 x FireWire 400, 1 x FireWire 800, 2 x USB 2.0 ports and 1 x ExpressCard/34 slot
90 days of telephone support and a one-year limited warranty

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Apple Macbook Pro
2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB L2 cache
2048 MB (667 MHz) PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
250 GB (5400 rpm) Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive
15.4 inch (diagonal) WXGA TFT Display
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet
Built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11n) wireless
Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
1 x FireWire 400, 1 x FireWire 800, 2 x USB 2.0 ports and 1 x ExpressCard/34 slot
90 days of telephone support and a one-year limited warranty
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#1
Bloody hell is that for a multi pack of 3 laptops? I would want 2 or 3 for that price lol. I wont vote cold as it may be a bargain for someone with a full wallet:roll:
#2
waj- you obviously dont understand the spec sheets... processor/graphics etc
you are comparing cars with bicycles.

good luck with your £400 poorly built low spec sack of potatoes
#3
lol such rubbish. COLD
#4
balluji;3454769
waj- you obviously dont understand the spec sheets... processor/graphics etc
you are comparing cars with bicycles.

good luck with your £400 poorly built low spec sack of potatoes


So macs are worth the massive mark up then? I doubt they are. I heard they are better and more reliable and osx is good but I have never thought of spending so much on a pc to be honest. Have a cold vote now, lol.
#5
Mac's you do pay for the style and igeneration status. Usually works quite well as an operating sytem (apart from not being upgradable and games). I like linux and to an extent xp, I would rather buy a cheaper computer with the same specs, however if you like macs go right ahead.
#6
£1100 for a laptop? - it's not even gold plated
#7
waj1234
So macs are worth the massive mark up then? I doubt they are. I heard they are better and more reliable and osx is good but I have never thought of spending so much on a pc to be honest. Have a cold vote now, lol.


Mac's arent marked up, they are just relatively high end. IT website theregister said this about the new range:

A Sony Vaio SZ with a similar specification to the £949 MacBook costs £1199, so the MacBook can genuinely compete in terms of price and performance while also dangling Apple’s stylish design under your nose to tempt you away from rival PC brands.
#8
balluji
waj- you obviously dont understand the spec sheets... processor/graphics etc
you are comparing cars with bicycles.

good luck with your £400 poorly built low spec sack of potatoes


The build quality is great on these machines. But they have the failing 8600M GT graphics card in them. So I wouldn't get to boastful about the specs.

Note the Apple warranty will set you back a further £280 for 2 extra years on Macbooks.

The CPU/Graphics/HD is no better than my Dell that cost £700 with a 3 year warranty several months ago. So there is a premium, and even the most arden Apple fan boys (prominent podcaster Leo Laporte is one) concede this point.
#9
snore
#10
if you NEED the specs on this, then its justified

but the large majority of users just do basic web and office use, a bit of simple media playing. Which almost any £300-£400 laptop can do competently
#11
You have to remember that the macbook pro is the top of the line notebook mac. They do cheaper macbooks but thats not the point here. Look at some of the prices of the Sony Vaio laptops...

https://shop.sonystyle-europe.com:443/SonyStyle/b2c/display/(xcm=PCM_b2ccrmstandard&layout=15_114_61_50_115_119_2&carea=3E99541A304E7370E10000002BC29B8F)/.do

...and tell me its just mac laptops that are over £400
#12
for the price show me a better T9300 processor laptop... i dare you
1 Like #13
balluji
for the price show me a better T9300 processor laptop... i dare you


They won't because they just vote deals cold, cos it doesn't benefit them. Lookin at most of the comments above, there's not one about the spec being lower than a comparable PC.

I bet if someone put a £100 rubbish laptop deal on here it would get voted hot in minutes!?
#14
My Vostro has a T9300 in it. 4gb RAM. 2x160gb HD and the same graphics card. Cost me £700 delivered including a 3 year warranty. It also has the high-res 17" 1920x1200 screen.

Add the Applecare warranty on top of these deals and you're looking at £1390-£1540 for a 15" laptop.

The Apple is a premium product. The specifications are OK. But they are not industry-leading, they use the same Intel processors as their commercial rivals now. The only things Apple really has going for it are great design, MacOS and limited SKUs for support.
#15
balluji
for the price show me a better T9300 processor laptop... i dare you


I could show you a computer that'd match the performance if not be better for £300 lol..

Tim
#16
electriclinux
Mac's you do pay for the style and igeneration status. Usually works quite well as an operating sytem (apart from not being upgradable and games). I like linux and to an extent xp, I would rather buy a cheaper computer with the same specs, however if you like macs go right ahead.


Not being upgradable and games?!

Plenty of games for mac, and if not use boot camp.

What can't be upgraded which a windows / linux laptop can? OS and hardware?!
#17
I certainly wouldn't pay £1000+ for a laptop with that graphics card in it. It requires the fan to be on constantly to keep it alive. Buy one of the new macbooks if you have this kind of money to waste on a laptop. They have the new Nvidia's in them that are not prone to the same dying fault.
#18
and your fat vostro weighs in at?
u dont need applecare, so stop inflating figures.

show me a 15 incher, 1 inch thick, well under 3kgs.
#19
In this day and age, £1100 is far too much for a laptop . Regardless of specs
#20
ok, for anyone who knows about laptops, specs etc or use their laptops for video editing etc hope this benefits you.

the rest enjoy your dull vostros

sionara
#21
This isn't a great deal to be honest. Pay the little extra for the new MBP's with new graphic chips in. Worth it!

I have a MBP, and paid the extra for many reasons.

Got my 2.2Ghz model a year and 3 months ago for £1100 with apple care 3yr. OK, thats with educational discount.

Well worth the money.

Each to their own though.
#22
balluji
and your fat vostro weighs in at?
u dont need applecare, so stop inflating figures.

show me a 15 incher, 1 inch thick, well under 3kgs.


You might want to google vertical line faults and macbook. These usually occur about 15 months into the life of the laptop. Approx. 3 months after your standard warranty has expired.

And don't tell me what I need or don't need. If I'm paying £1000+ for a product I want it covered for more than a year. I've learnt the hard way the cost of laptop repairs outside warranty.

I already conceded the Mac has great design and looks. But it's a premium product. And a premium product with a faulty graphics card inside it. :)
#23
definetly get the newer one, and they are worth the money, my uncles dual processored (not dual cored) 500mhz G4 (i believe) out performed my amd 2800+ at the time, and i had more ram, and a better graphics card...
Reasoning...
Apple make hardware to run apple software. Unlike PCs where you have hundreds of manufactuers who make components then run microsoft products, ill let you linux users off (as ive used debian and mandriva and they do run very well).
So its created for itself thus they hardly ever crash (not never like some people say) and they are usually very reliable, like i said my uncles G4 is still going strong now since he brought it which is what nearly 10 years id guess now!
#24
Theres an argument that you could buy a same spec (albeit ugly) computer from a budget brand like Dell and convert it to use OSX for less money. Personally I will only use OSX and apple computers (with the exception of a cheap netbook). Windows is just so slow and buggy that it needs uber specs to run smoothly and never runs as fast as OSX. Also the amongst the many great things about OSX are no virus worries and the way an apple computer runs just the same 3 years later as the day you first switched it on, unlike windows. Then you have re-sale value, macs hold their prices like no other piece of technology, try selling your windows machine after 2 years.

Probably all just think I am being a fanboy but I really don't care :-D:p:-D:p:-D
#25
iMacs are actually competitively priced for what they are. The Dell equivalent is more expensive and looks very ugly.

I almost bought an iMac a couple months ago. But I wanted a Quad Core, better graphics.... so went with an XPS desktop unit with blu-ray.
#26
We change from pc to Mac about 2 years ago. I don't know how go they are until you try it, and we'll never go back!!
Didn't think I would notice the difference but it massive don't get any bugs, easier to use, and the extra money for the warranty is worth every penny!
#27
I knew this would get voted cold with loads of moaning!! i changed to osx and a macbook after years of windows and will never go back!! you pay a premium i admit but i still think its worth every penny.
#28
Voted HOT!

I've been a Mac user for 8 years now and whilst in some cases you do pay more for a Mac, its worth spending the extra money. I would never in a million years spend over a grand on a PC laptop, but I would most certainly spend (and have) over £1000 on a Mac. For one, you get Mac OS X which is far better than Windows and I have had no problems whatsoever in the last 8 years using the various versions of the OS. Secondly, a Mac will easily outlive any PC spec wise. As an example you can install the latest version of Mac OS X on a Mac that's around 6 years old without any problems whatsoever. The Mac will still be running fine with no loss in performance, no other problems. When it comes to PC OS's and other software, I think that in general they have a much shorter life span than Mac's. Mostly because people spend such a small amount of money on their PC's, i.e buying the bare minimum spec, and if something goes wrong you just chuck it and buy a new one coz it's cheaper to just go buy a new one after a year rather than pay almost the price of a new machine to get it repaired.

Maybe it's unfair to compare the spec's of a Mac against those of a PC as the requirements of the Mac are different to those of a PC. If you've never used or owned a Mac then I suppose it's difficult to see why the price tag is justified, but it's definitely worth it in the long run. I'd much rather pay a higher price for something I know will work and never have any problems and that will last me years. But each to their own.
#29
i have one of these, to be honest the look and feel won me over, bootcamped it + XP though

is it worth it?? people spend thousands extra for cars they like - so it's really upto you

The spec should keep me going for some years
#30
united002
I knew this would get voted cold with loads of moaning!! i changed to osx and a macbook after years of windows and will never go back!! you pay a premium i admit but i still think its worth every penny.


People are moaning because it's not a hotdeal.

£1108-£1262 for an old macbook with the factory fault nvidia graphics cards in them is not a deal that screams out at people as UNMISSABLE BARGAIN!
#32
The XPS is a lovely laptop too :)
#33
I am sorry, the reason everyone isn't voting hot is because it should really be buy hundreds of (enter product here) to collect codes to redeem (product company here) to get the product.
#34
Truth is, this is cold as it is not a good deal, not because its a Mac or not a £300 Dell.

This is more or less the price of them with student discount when they came out, and its not much more for the new version. Apple refurb had the 2.4 model for £899 a few weeks back.

The new one doesn't have a faulty 8600M and it has switchable graphics amongst other things which makes it better etc.
#35
good price for a macbook and this spec for the price is good as well

"IF ONLY I COULD AFFORD A MAC OF ANY KIND"
#36
Apple laptops look good and if the most important thing for you is for your laptop to look good (do good looking laptops get more dates ?) then Apple are up there with the best.. they also have great marketing....

For people who want to use their laptops then Apple make good but overpriced laptops...

If you want great quality but aren’t fussed about the looks (personally I’m waiting for the Mac Washing machine) then wait for the HP HDX16t - 16.4” screen - true 16:9 widescreen format and HP quality...

no I don’t work for HP just think their laptops are of high quality.

Good price for the laptop in question but poor value when compared to other makes….
#37
Cold, no reason to go for a laptop with the faulty 8600M anymore.

awoodhall2003

Reasoning...
Apple make hardware to run apple software. Unlike PCs where you have hundreds of manufactuers who make components then run microsoft products, ill let you linux users off (as ive used debian and mandriva and they do run very well).

So you're saying Apple are good because all their hardware is made for a single operating system and other hardware has more problems because... it all has to be designed for a single operating system?

TJ Skywasher
Secondly, a Mac will easily outlive any PC spec wise. As an example you can install the latest version of Mac OS X on a Mac that's around 6 years old without any problems whatsoever. The Mac will still be running fine with no loss in performance, no other problems. When it comes to PC OS's and other software, I think that in general they have a much shorter life span than Mac's.


Right now this isn't true

A PC six years ago would have come with windows XP. It won't run vista but that's immaterial as anything you'd want to run on a six year old machine will support windows XP. A mac on the other hand would have come with OS X v10.2 and many mac programs, even undemanding ones, require 10.3, 10.4 or even 10.5 to run. (and those are paid upgrades). Also, the next version of OS X removes support for powerPC architecture which means it won't run on any mac produced before 2006.

But predicting which will be a better buy now for the next six years is much harder.
#38
I do not understand cold voters who complain about the price and ALWAYS compare it with Windows based laptops, PCs. Get this through your skull people: MAC and PC are completely different platforms. You cant compare them. If you are a PC/Windows user, MOVE ON... Dont just stop here and give silly opinions and cold votes!!! This deal is for MAC users and lovers like me. Let US vote cold or hot. You can carry on using your ****** laptop which you will format at least 3-4 times a year and buy a new one after max 2 years of usage which will cost you more than £1000 before you realize it. And not to mention the amount spent on virus softwares (i now there are free ones blah blah, watever. You will still need them for protection, eating up your processor) and you will end up keep pausing or stopping them when they start scanning right at the most unwanted time... The blue screens, slow start-ups, crashes are the few other topics we can talk about...

US MAC users? NOPE... We dont have none of those problems... Thank God...
#39
iceboy
I do not understand cold voters who complain about the price and ALWAYS compare it with Windows based laptops, PCs. Get this through your skull people: MAC and PC are completely different platforms. You cant compare them. If you are a PC/Windows user, MOVE ON... Dont just stop here and give silly opinions and cold votes!!! This deal is for MAC users and lovers like me. Let US vote cold or hot. You can carry on using your ****** laptop which you will format at least 3-4 times a year and buy a new one after max 2 years of usage which will cost you more than £1000 before you realize it. And not to mention the amount spent on virus softwares (i now there are free ones blah blah, watever. You will still need them for protection, eating up your processor) and you will end up keep pausing or stopping them when they start scanning right at the most unwanted time... The blue screens, slow start-ups, crashes are the few other topics we can talk about...

US MAC users? NOPE... We dont have none of those problems... Thank God...


Hilarious!

You tell Windows users to stop comparing Mac And PC platforms. Then you go ahead and do exactly what you've told everyone else not to do.

Your Mac is not immune from viruses either. And it's not like you'd be able to afford security software after wasting all that money on your overpriced computer system. :)
#40
iceboy ;

People will always compare mac laptops with windows / linux etc laptops ; they do the same job !

Some of your comments are valid - for pre-Vista OS based laptops and low quality brands. Vista is much better but is resource hungry and needs a good processor to drive it.

Laptops will always need replacing as by their nature as they can't really be upgraded in a cost effective manner ( imagine replacing a mainboard....)

You may not like the results when mac laptops are compared to other makes but I guess for Mac lovers comparison in the cold light of day isn't the determining factor in the purchase of a laptop Fine that's your choice but anyone who sits down to get the best bang for their buck is unlikely to chose Apple unless they re-align their prices.

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