*REFURB* Macbook Polycarbonate Unibody - £599 @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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APPLE MacBook MC516B/A 13.3" Refurbished Laptop - White
Product code: 120265

Price
£599.00
Dual-core Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 (2.4 GHz)
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Memory: 2GB
250GB

"This refurbished laptop has been professionally checked, tested and repackaged. It comes with a reassuring 12-month warranty and offers fantastic savings over the 'as new' price."

Just ordered one.

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#1
Wow, that's an AMAZING deal! Yes I think that is the current model - Apple must be kicking themselves. Hot from me (who is using the previous model).
#2
Im not going to apple bash, I have the iphone and it is FAB! Whats the difference between this and the same spec, say samsung model at £200 or more cheaper?
1 Like #3
queenieburns
Im not going to apple bash, I have the iphone and it is FAB! Whats the difference between this and the same spec, say samsung model at £200 or more cheaper?


It runs OS X. Specs are irrelevant. Macs will run smoother and last longer. Plus you need not worry about Viruses/Spyware/ etc. Ofcourse, people will still say its more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

The only problem i found with the White Plastic was that it scratches quite easily when its out and about. The Aluminium unibody design is much more robust

Edited By: korndevil666 on Apr 02, 2011 09:54
#4
good price for a macbook. dont forget 3% quidco cashback - £17.97
dixons were offering the 8% discount on these not too long ago (HARDWARE8) - that would have made this deal rather toasty!!!! for some reason they have stopped the discount on apple products (mac's) :(

Edited By: millsey2010 on Apr 02, 2011 10:12
#5
Good deal for a mac - even if the aluminium models are much more durable.
2 Likes #6
korndevil666
queenieburns
Im not going to apple bash, I have the iphone and it is FAB! Whats the difference between this and the same spec, say samsung model at £200 or more cheaper?


It runs OS X. Specs are irrelevant. Macs will run smoother and last longer. Plus you need not worry about Viruses/Spyware/ etc. Ofcourse, people will still say its more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

The only problem i found with the White Plastic was that it scratches quite easily when its out and about. The Aluminium unibody design is much more robust


But the only difference between this and an old spec laptop (worth about £150-200) is OSX. So you're effectively paying £400 for OSX and it's a refurb
#7
or you could buy this

http://****.co.uk/HP-ENVY-13-1050ea-13-1-Ultra-Mobile-Laptop-/110634547699?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item19c25539f3#ht_2149wt_1199

£50 cheaper, brand new, aluminium, better screen , better build, much longer battery life (>10hrs with the extended battery which is included) - and if you [i]really[i] want to you could install OSX
1 Like #8
that link was for pcworld/currys ebay outlet - search for hp envy 13 inch

it has a 1.86 ghz core 2 duo 6mb cache, not 1.4 ghz in their description

Edited By: cakepanda on Apr 02, 2011 10:43
#9
cakepanda
that link was for pcworld/currys ebay outlet - search for hp envy 13 inch

it has a 1.86 ghz core 2 duo 6mb cache, not 1.4 ghz in their description


great reviews for the hp on amazon : http://www.amazon.co.uk/13-1050ea-Notebook-Processor-Bluetooth-Ethernet/dp/B002R59QTC
#10
queenieburns
Im not going to apple bash, I have the iphone and it is FAB! Whats the difference between this and the same spec, say samsung model at £200 or more cheaper?


There is no difference, it's a matter of subjective preference. In my experience Macbook reliability is not great so always buy an Apple care warranty.
#11
If the Dixon's Refurbished Macbooks are on a par with the Refurbs from the Apple Store, then this should be hot. But it's hard to find any evidence that is the case. So no vote from me unless anyone can confirm.
#12
Would of found out today the condition of refurbishment, except DHL tried to deliver at 13.18 and the e-mail with tracking information from Dixons didn't arrive until 15.45 today.

No One To Receive. Card Left.

Sigh.
#13
spacem_uk
Would of found out today the condition of refurbishment, except DHL tried to deliver at 13.18 and the e-mail with tracking information from Dixons didn't arrive until 15.45 today.

No One To Receive. Card Left.

Sigh.


I am looking forward to hearing your comments, still showing in stock. Never seen that model so cheap.
1 Like #14
Practically brand spanking new! Just packaged (nice and securely in two layers of foam) in a brown box, with Magsafe adapter, macos 10.6.4 install DVD and an Applications DVD.

£867 new, £599 refurb. :-D

Well happy.
#15
Fully updated to 10.6.7, charged and on wifi showing 94% battery left, or 8hr 34minutes left. Says first cycle on the battery too.

Fill your boots, get them while their hot!
#16
What software has it come with?

Is the RAM easily enough to upgrade?

Very tempted.
1 Like #17
Came with 10.6.4 installed and on DVD, iLife on second DVD. Eight philips screws on the bottom and you can replace the hard drive and RAM (upto 8gb on this model I read), the installed 2GB is two 1gb sticks.
#18
spacem_uk
Came with 10.6.4 installed and on DVD, iLife on second DVD. Eight philips screws on the bottom and you can replace the hard drive and RAM (upto 8gb on this model I read), the installed 2GB is two 1gb sticks.


Cheers.
#19
spacem_uk
Practically brand spanking new! Just packaged (nice and securely in two layers of foam) in a brown box, with Magsafe adapter, macos 10.6.4 install DVD and an Applications DVD.

£867 new, £599 refurb. :-D

Well happy.


Thanks spacem_uk
#20
Ordered one, thanks spacem_uk.
#21
JUst found this myself while looking on the dixons website. Was going to post it but beaten to it. The same product is £699 on both Currys and PC World. I'd have expected them to be the same price, but ultimately shows what a bargain this is.

4% quidco at the moment too. Soooo tempted.
#22
Sold out now. :(
#23
i am so annoyed right now. I went to buy one, went to checkout and was just going to put my card details in when i thought id recheck if there were any other laptops for sale on another tab. Anyway one minute on i pressed checkout again...

THE PRODUCT WAS UNAVAILABLE!!!!!!!!

some buggar snatched it off me in the last second!!!!!

aaaaaaaaahhhh
#24
corleone2
i am so annoyed right now. I went to buy one, went to checkout and was just going to put my card details in when i thought id recheck if there were any other laptops for sale on another tab. Anyway one minute on i pressed checkout again...

THE PRODUCT WAS UNAVAILABLE!!!!!!!!

some buggar snatched it off me in the last second!!!!!

aaaaaaaaahhhh


Back in stock now corleone2!
#25
Love Macs and this is a great deal :D
#26
As someone who actually doesn't like OSX at all, I recently bought a decent spec HP and it went straight back because it was absolutely horrific to use when compared to my girlfriend's MacBook - horrible trackpad, poor keyboard, the screen was absolutely no where near as vivid or clear, but mostly yeah, that damn trackpad.
#27
korndevil666
queenieburns
Im not going to apple bash, I have the iphone and it is FAB! Whats the difference between this and the same spec, say samsung model at £200 or more cheaper?


It runs OS X. Specs are irrelevant. Macs will run smoother and last longer. Plus you need not worry about Viruses/Spyware/ etc. Ofcourse, people will still say its more expensive, but you get what you pay for.



The only problem i found with the White Plastic was that it scratches quite easily when its out and about. The Aluminium unibody design is much more robust


Its not irrelevant at all if you plan on using powerful software such as Photoshop, Pro Tools etc. Oh and you can FORGET gaming on this thing, it even struggles with HD video playback.

OSX is quite nice to use but it has its problems too. I am writing this on a 2010 MacBook by the way, this exact model. It's my first experience of Mac's and I wont be buying again.

My MacBook suffers from constant Kernel Panics which means I need to turn it off and on and again which is dam annoying. It also had a faulty power button when it arrived and the hinges cracked on the back after around 1 month of use. I will say to Apples credit that they repaired them straight away without question and very quickly but sadly these laptops do not live up to the hype at all.

It was sold to me on the promise of it being super reliable and the OS being very stable and fast, but without question I could have spent the same on Win-tel machine and got high specs, faster performance and more stability..........disappointed, love my iPhone but wont be bothering with a Mac again.

Not voted

Edited By: MassiveBongFace on Apr 11, 2011 15:48
#28
Sweet, I clicked expire on the deal when it went out of stock the other day too. :-D Contemplating an mCover hard case to keep the shiny white plastic pristine.
#29
MassiveBongFace


My MacBook suffers from constant Kernel Panics which means I need to turn it off and on and again which is dam annoying.


Quite simply, it shouldn't be doing that. I've had a macbook for 3-4 years, and I think I've had one kernel panic in that time
#30
All gone! Great price...
#31
robjw_2001
MassiveBongFace


My MacBook suffers from constant Kernel Panics which means I need to turn it off and on and again which is dam annoying.


Quite simply, it shouldn't be doing that. I've had a macbook for 3-4 years, and I think I've had one kernel panic in that time


Agreed, Kernel Panics are a very low-level problem, generally accessing invalid memory pointers/addresses.

This is a good price for a macbook, however, I would recommend the Macbook Pro's (aluminium unibody) as they have i5 chips and core 2 duo is becoming outdated now.
#32
Great deal, but now out of stock
#33
Have to say from experience, dixons Apple refurbs are brilliant, done by an authorised Apple reseller and usually are as new.

Edited By: sabz786 on Apr 11, 2011 16:22
#34
annodomini2
korndevil666
queenieburns
Im not going to apple bash, I have the iphone and it is FAB! Whats the difference between this and the same spec, say samsung model at £200 or more cheaper?


It runs OS X. Specs are irrelevant. Macs will run smoother and last longer. Plus you need not worry about Viruses/Spyware/ etc. Ofcourse, people will still say its more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

The only problem i found with the White Plastic was that it scratches quite easily when its out and about. The Aluminium unibody design is much more robust


But the only difference between this and an old spec laptop (worth about £150-200) is OSX. So you're effectively paying £400 for OSX and it's a refurb


its not like that.its an entirely different and superior experience.
#35
cakepanda
or you could buy this

http://****.co.uk/HP-ENVY-13-1050ea-13-1-Ultra-Mobile-Laptop-/110634547699?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item19c25539f3#ht_2149wt_1199

£50 cheaper, brand new, aluminium, better screen , better build, much longer battery life (>10hrs with the extended battery which is included) - and if you [i]really[i] want to you could install OSX


Longer battery lmao lol, worse screen, overheating issues, hp, quality problems.
#36
aircanman
cakepanda
or you could buy this

http://****.co.uk/HP-ENVY-13-1050ea-13-1-Ultra-Mobile-Laptop-/110634547699?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item19c25539f3#ht_2149wt_1199

£50 cheaper, brand new, aluminium, better screen , better build, much longer battery life (>10hrs with the extended battery which is included) - and if you [i]really[i] want to you could install OSX


Longer battery lmao lol, worse screen, overheating issues, hp, quality problems.


Currently typing this from a HP laptop that is burning my thighs so I can vouch for the overheating, lol!
#37
korndevil666
queenieburns
Im not going to apple bash, I have the iphone and it is FAB! Whats the difference between this and the same spec, say samsung model at £200 or more cheaper?


It runs OS X. Specs are irrelevant. Macs will run smoother and last longer. Plus you need not worry about Viruses/Spyware/ etc. Ofcourse, people will still say its more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

The only problem i found with the White Plastic was that it scratches quite easily when its out and about. The Aluminium unibody design is much more robust


Fair enough but go on Ebay and you'll see many many macbooks being sold needing a new battery just like any cheap laptop does after a few years of daily use.
#38
cliffsun91
robjw_2001
MassiveBongFace


My MacBook suffers from constant Kernel Panics which means I need to turn it off and on and again which is dam annoying.


Quite simply, it shouldn't be doing that. I've had a macbook for 3-4 years, and I think I've had one kernel panic in that time


Agreed, Kernel Panics are a very low-level problem, generally accessing invalid memory pointers/addresses.

This is a good price for a macbook, however, I would recommend the Macbook Pro's (aluminium unibody) as they have i5 chips and core 2 duo is becoming outdated now.


I agree too however when Apple had it to fix the power button they said it was an issue with a third party plug in with Safari and they could not fix it......... I have reinstalled Safari and it did not fix it and also OSX and no luck. Its irritating. I can post the KP log if you guys are guru's.

Help would be much appreciated!!
#39
Appl ehave a refurbished store, they usually knock £100 to £300 off their computers,
#40
sm-1991
Appl ehave a refurbished store, they usually knock £100 to £300 off their computers,


£734 on Apple Refurb Store LINKY

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