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Refurbished Apple MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - £880.00 @ Apple

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The Previous generation MacBook Pro up for grabs on Apple's refurb store, at a fantastic price. These were on a couple of days ago and went superfast. NEW MACBOOK PROs COST £1369 - SO SAVE BIG! … Read More
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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
The Previous generation MacBook Pro up for grabs on Apple's refurb store, at a fantastic price. These were on a couple of days ago and went superfast.

NEW MACBOOK PROs COST £1369 - SO SAVE BIG!

15.4-inch widescreen display
2GB memory
200GB hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Built-in iSight Camera

Also remember that when apple says Refurbished, they often just mean discontinued!
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banned#1
Bloomin mint price right thuurr! get it while you can gonna be getting a HOT vote lol.

Gotta love Macs so much better than PCs.

Watch the Apple hating brigate jump on the bandwagon and vote this deal COLD
#2
I totally agree Macs are amazing. And i already see what you mean about the COLD voting windows folk.

This is a crazy cheap price! I thought we would never see a Refurb Pro for bellow £1000
#3
Banjo String;4000072
Gotta love Macs so much better than PCs.

Watch the Apple hating brigate jump on the bandwagon and vote this deal COLD


lol @ u making this a cold deal
banned#4
Voted it hot lad

But anyone with some common sense with I've voted this HOT!
#5
can i get this cheaper if i go through the student area thing?

edit: no it doesnt!

yus
suspended 1 Like #6
I love computers, have done for many years. I'm studying for my masters in computer science but I still don't understand the fascination with macs. 'so much better than pcs' ... ? when you say 'pcs' I assume you mean windows, I guess you have never heard of linux then. You could get better specs in a 'windows' laptop a year ago for less than this.

Okay it's fancy, but lets just say you had the option to buy the fancy aluminium case or just go for a generic plastic one in a 'windows' laptop:
A laptop with these specs costs what... £500, maybe £600. Then you go to add on the fancy aluminium case and it's suddenly almost £1400! That's right, £800 for a bit of aluminum. Please don't insult me by calling me a 'fan boy' or whatever, I am genuinely wanting to know why people think this is better than a 'windows' laptop. Don't like windows? Then uninstall and use something else.

The prices sicken me not the mac itself, I quite like it actually but it really should blow me away if I am going to pay almost triple the price for something that's the same spec. Please give your thoughts.
banned#7
What a silly thing to say.

When you buy a Mac into the lifestyle,fashion, and the fact you are in a like minded group of elite sophisticated computer owners.

Same with the iPhone

Guess a lot of these pc owners just don't fit in.




jpjenkins
I love computers, have done for many years. I'm studying for my masters in computer science but I still don't understand the fascination with macs. 'so much better than pcs' ... ? when you say 'pcs' I assume you mean windows, I guess you have never heard of linux then. You could get better specs in a 'windows' laptop a year ago for less than this.

Okay it's fancy, but lets just say you had the option to buy the fancy aluminium case or just go for a generic plastic one in a 'windows' laptop:
A laptop with these specs costs what... £500, maybe £600. Then you go to add on the fancy aluminium case and it's suddenly almost £1400! That's right, £800 for a bit of aluminum. Please don't insult me by calling me a 'fan boy' or whatever, I am genuinely wanting to know why people think this is better than a 'windows' laptop. Don't like windows? Then uninstall and use something else.

The prices sicken me not the mac itself, I quite like it actually but it really should blow me away if I am going to pay almost triple the price for something that's the same spec. Please give your thoughts.
#8
Banjo String
What a silly thing to say.

When you buy a Mac into the lifestyle,fashion, and the fact you are in a like minded group of elite sophisticated computer owners.

Same with the iPhone

Guess a lot of these pc owners just don't fit in.


Oh sweet christ you did not just say that?

I am appreciating apples stuff more now, as an iphone owner, but seriously? apple users ELITE?

Apple users are generally idiots who THINK they're elite, but don't realise that they're just the same idiots that know sod all about computers in the first place.

Apple machines are overpriced, underpowered, locked up and filled with paranoia. You can't do enough with an apple machine.

At the same time, they're stunningly designed, silent, compact and have the most complete and wonderfully designed software, OS and features. They tend to hold their value too, but it all comes at a HUUUUGE price. But when the wee usb keys that allow osx to be booted on any machine, most of this will mean nothing.

I cannot possibly vote this hot, as a mac is barely tailored for me, and it's the same with most people, but seriously, it's not a good deal, as newer stuff was just announced at macworld and CES, so it's a normal discount.

No more fanboy rants or rubbish please. As I will personally be watching this thread, and I will make you look thick in a pinch.
#9
I'm sick of stupid, smarmy Apple fanboys bigging up their overpriced and underperfoming "computers". Went into an Apple store the other day and saw how ridiculous it was for myself: ONE mouse button on their mice! WTF?! And it gets better: NO mouse button on their laptop trackpads! Another amazing innovation from his holiness Steve Jobs(!) Hey why don't you just get rid of the keyboard while you're at it?

Don't get me started on their attempt at an operating system. Expose is a cheap ass, useless copy of Vista's Flip 3D. Widgets are a BLATANT rip off of Vista's Gadgets. Mac OS hardware accelerates its graphics with windows being treated as 3D objects ... JUST LIKE Vista's Aero interface! Microsoft were the FIRST to come up with the genius of transparent windows and Apple's answer? A transparent taskbar! Vista masterminded Instant Search and Apple copies yet again with Spotlight! It's embarrasing to see what they're doing. Hell, the only thing Apple has for innovation is putting the taskbar at the TOP of the screen - don't make it too obvious a copy, hey Apple douchebags?

Apple are so pathetic - they make cheap ass copies of Windows features YEARS after Microsoft were creative and innovative to come up with them in the first place.

I'll stick to Windows thanks. Where the hell's the Start menu in Mac OS? Spent 40 mins trying to figure out how to load an app. And why isn't there a Start button on their keyboards?! Also, why don't any of my Windows shortcuts work in Mac OS? Most importantly, where the hell's the registry? The most useful, admired and genius feature of Windows isn't even there!

Only idiots and cry babies who know nothing better use Macs. Keep enjoying being ripped off lemmings. Steve Jobs? Steve Balmer FTW retards!!!

THIS person has it SOOOOO right. She's right on the ball with Apple's copying...



(End Sarcasm :thumbsup: Hehe)
#10
Banjo String
What a silly thing to say.

When you buy a Mac into the lifestyle,fashion, and the fact you are in a like minded group of elite sophisticated computer owners.

Same with the iPhone

Guess a lot of these pc owners just don't fit in.


I think you are right. Most PC owners want to buy a piece of equipment fit for purpose. Are you saying Mac users want to buy a fashion/lifestyle statement ?
#11
jpjenkins


Okay it's fancy, but lets just say you had the option to buy the fancy aluminium case or just go for a generic plastic one in a 'windows' laptop:
A laptop with these specs costs what... £500, maybe £600. Then you go to add on the fancy aluminium case and it's suddenly almost £1400! That's right, £800 for a bit of aluminum. Please don't insult me by calling me a 'fan boy' or whatever, I am genuinely wanting to know why people think this is better than a 'windows' laptop. Don't like windows? Then uninstall and use something else.


i think if you REALLY researched this properly, and tried to find a Windows Laptop that equalled the MacBook Pro Spec pound for pound, you would see the price is suprisingly similar

Take a look at the Dell XPS M1730. You need to spend AT LEAST £1,600 to get anywhere near the MacBook pro spec (im talking about the new macbook pros by the way)
#12
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#13
Just thought I would add my two penneth to this debate... I was a long time critic of Macs and used to recommend getting a PC (lappy or desktop) and sticking Linux on there. Hassle free, cheap computing right? Well that's true in a fashion, but during the years I have used Linux (which is a gazillion times better than it used to be), it never really *just worked*. Don't get me wrong, I would choose it over Windoze any day of the week, but something always required tweaking on my linux installations... Recently, I was in a fortunate enough position to be able to afford the same machine in the OP (850 off fleabay, which was a good price a the time, so this is a hot deal from me BTW) and I have been very impressed by it, very impressed indeed actually. They take a while to get used to, esp the new shortcuts and missing keys like delete and '#', but I am getting there... The OS is brilliant - rock solid and pretty much virus free. The design of the machine is brilliant - I am amazed at how compact and light it is compared to a regular 'PC' laptop. One of my favourite bits is the magnetic power adaptor - genius!

However, whilst I think they are brilliant machines, they are expensive. But it's the build quality, design and software that you are paying for. A mac will last you many years and still hold its value very well. You cannot say this about any 'PC' laptop.

If you can afford it, buy a mac as you won't be disappointed...
#14
Apple is a premium product at a premium price but you should not look at the ticket price.

Both my brother and brother-in-law use to contact me on a regular basis with problems (always software related) on their PCs. I convinced them well over a year ago to switch to Apple and since then I never hear from them with computer related problems! That is the difference between Apple OS X and other systems out there, it is very stable and user friendly. It allows you to just get on with what you want to use a computer for and not have to be fixing something constantly. It does all this in a very smooth manor, multitasking very smoothly.

Macs are not perfect but is as close as I have found in my many years of computing.

Anyone who has used Time Machine to restore a backup (or transfer to a new Mac) knows just how user friendly and un-complicated a Mac can be. A few clicks (and no re-boot) and your Mac is restored to its old condition ready to carry on as though nothing had happened. Try that on any other system!

I love playing around with computers but even I became fed-up with the constant Windows problems and find the who Mac experience a much more pleasant one.

Feel free to buy PCs if you can't afford the Mac experience but don't knock it unless you have one as you are in no position to comment.
#15
Regardless of your mac/pc preference, theres a simple fact people haven't mentioned here. Refurbished means second hand... now how much refurbishing do you think gets done, a clean, repairs to faults, a format, and return to factory state most likely, when all said and done, yes theres a discount on new, but this is the older model.... and you have no idea how many hours use its had... think about replacement costs for the likes of the LCD backlight, the HDD, if its had a fair bit of use you cant really expect the CD ROM, Keyboard, or the Trackpad to last forever either, again assuming a refurb gives you a new battery... these alone are near on a £100...

Personally I think Mac are on a bit of a winner with this one, basically selling what is an old model, second hand laptop, and getting allot more than its worth, granted theres a warranty, but when you buy a new laptop, your expecting realistically 3 to 5 years of typical use, not 12 months and then big bills!

I like mac stuff, despite being a PC user (largely because of compatibility with work), just consider the fact that I sold a mint condition similar spec HP laptop (granted without some of the features, but with 2 good and 1 brand new battery, case and other accessories) over 6 months ago and it only made £290....
#16
Banjo String
What a silly thing to say.

When you buy a Mac into the lifestyle,fashion, and the fact you are in a like minded group of elite sophisticated computer owners.

Same with the iPhone

Guess a lot of these pc owners just don't fit in.


I never want to resort to talking down to my fellow HotUKDeal peoples, but after reading this and many of your other posts I have come to the conclusion that you are a complete tool.
#17
HotBot
Apple is a premium product at a premium price but you should not look at the ticket price.
....
Feel free to buy PCs if you can't afford the Mac experience but don't knock it unless you have one as you are in no position to comment.


It's a shame Mac OS can't be used on non apple hardware - best of both worlds then. I do wonder if Mac OS is partly more stable as Apple has control over what hardware is used.

The problem for most peole (even a few Apple mac owners I have spoken tot) is that processor speed moved on so quickly that you are unlikely to stay with a pc or laptop for long enoough periods to be able to get the benefit for the extra price of picking Apple in the first place.

I suspect Apple to do not want to fight MS head on and that is why MacOS cannot be run on more ordinary workmanlike PCs/laptops.
banned#18
afroylnt
It's a shame Mac OS can't be used on non apple hardware - best of both worlds then. I do wonder if Mac OS is partly more stable as Apple has control over what hardware is used.
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You can get the Mac OS to run on pcs people call it a Hackintosh I think.

But thats like putting caviar on a chip butty lol.
#19
afroylnt

The problem for most peole (even a few Apple mac owners I have spoken tot) is that processor speed moved on so quickly that you are unlikely to stay with a pc or laptop for long enoough periods to be able to get the benefit for the extra price of picking Apple in the first place..


Well Windows soon gets bogged down on a machine that is a few years old but the same is not true of OS X. My iMac is over two years old now and is still as quick as the day I bought it. All my applications run nicely, even video editing my HD camcorder footage so I don;t feel the need to buy a new machine!

In fact the next version of OS X is being designed with no big new features but to be more compact and efficient so in fact upgrading the OS will be like upgrading the machine. Even Microsoft are doing this trick in Windows 7 to try to make Vista catch up with OS X!

An Mac is a good investment if your time is valuable as you will spend more time using your PC than supporting it!
#20
Banjo String

lol i was right, your dumbass comments made this guys deal cold

nice one :thumbsup:
#21
some very valid points made in this post :)

Macs are wonderful. You pay the price for them, but yeah, it's worth it.

I'd be up a creek with one. I use alot of niche apps, and depend on a huge developement community. I NEED to stick with popularity. Same reason I bought an iphone really.
#22
When do Apple usually restock the refurb store? Specific days or times of day, or just at random?
suspended#23
wow, now I didn't expect the first answer to my question to be that 'apple users are more sophisticated and elite, that is why we like spending more' - I've got a feeling I just wouldn't like you.

Some valid points though folks cheers, might try and pick one up eventually, experience the ultra closed source os for myself.
#24
Why do people mark Mac deals as cold?

This is just stupid! As far as the deal is concerned, it is almost £500 off an item which is a good deal. Just because you don't want to buy one or it's not your preference doesn't mean that it's a rubbish deal.

People who have Hoovers and don't like dysons don't rubbish the dyson deals, so why should it be any different with a mac deal?

Although I must say that the people who like macs do go on about them an awful lot which can sometimes get people's back up and people don't like to have something rammed down their throat. (Bit like the media going on about 1966 around world cup time)

Just my views.

P.s. There's no macbook pro's left.
#25
Nijius Maximus
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Don't get me started on their attempt at an operating system. Expose is a cheap ass, useless copy of Vista's Flip 3D. Widgets are a BLATANT rip off of Vista's Gadgets. Mac OS hardware accelerates its graphics with windows being treated as 3D objects ... JUST LIKE Vista's Aero interface! Microsoft were the FIRST to come up with the genius of transparent windows

Apple are so pathetic - they make cheap ass copies of Windows features YEARS after Microsoft were creative and innovative to come up with them in the first place.


Hmmmm...interesting thoughts on this considering widgets have been in mac's OS before vista was written, apple's expose was well before vista as well.

I think you'd better check your facts before you start spouting this ****.

At the end of the day, it's a macbook deal. If you don't like macs then you don't have to look at it, but don't call it cold for what you get. This is almost £500 off the retail price which is a deal for anyone looking for a macbook pro. If you're not, then that's fine, but it doesn't make it any less of a deal.

People who own dysons don't rate the deals on hoovers lowly because they think that hoovers aren't as good as dysons. It's just the Mac deals that seem to attract this attention.

To the Mac owners: No-one likes having anything rammed down their throat. Look at the English football team and 1966. Just be safe in the knowledge that you have something that works well for you.
#26
Nijius Maximus
Widgets are a BLATANT rip off of Vista's Gadgets
(End Sarcasm :thumbsup: Hehe)


Think someone needs to get their facts straight, widgets came first, and many laughed at MS for copying apples features...

And the rest of the tripe you wrote, omg...

Everyone has a right to an opinion, but making up things to prove your point is just stupid.

There has been reviews on the likes of Toms hardware etc etc, comparing like for like the quality of components in macs/similarly spec'd pcs with software, and macs are like for like if not better.

Its the whole package you pay for, which is so finely tuned its brilliant!

Yes it does have its flaws, but nowhere near as much as windows.
#27
GBOBM
Hmmmm...interesting thoughts on this considering widgets have been in mac's OS before vista was written, apple's expose was well before vista as well.

I think you'd better check your facts before you start spouting this ****.


DireEmblem
Think someone needs to get their facts straight, widgets came first, and many laughed at MS for copying apples features...

And the rest of the tripe you wrote, omg...

Everyone has a right to an opinion, but making up things to prove your point is just stupid.

There has been reviews on the likes of Toms hardware etc etc, comparing like for like the quality of components in macs/similarly spec'd pcs with software, and macs are like for like if not better.


Erm, are you two being serious? (It's hard to tell in forums sometimes) You do realise I was being ridiculously sarcastic right? I voted this deal hot and own a 17" MacBook Pro with the Hi-Res screen and an iPhone 3G by the way. :thumbsup:
#28
Nijius Maximus
Erm, are you two being serious? (It's hard to tell in forums sometimes) You do realise I was being ridiculously sarcastic right? I voted this deal hot and own a 17" MacBook Pro with the Hi-Res screen and an iPhone 3G by the way. :thumbsup:


Sorry must have been drunk ;-)
#29
DireEmblem
Sorry must have been drunk ;-)


Hehe. No problem mate, I've said a lot worse things on various forums while I've been drunk! Now, where'd I'd put that double rum and coke... :p
#30
Nijius Maximus
I'm sick of stupid, smarmy Apple fanboys bigging up their overpriced and underperfoming "computers". Went into an Apple store the other day and saw how ridiculous it was for myself: ONE mouse button on their mice! WTF?! And it gets better: NO mouse button on their laptop trackpads! Another amazing innovation from his holiness Steve Jobs(!) Hey why don't you just get rid of the keyboard while you're at it?

Don't get me started on their attempt at an operating system. Expose is a cheap ass, useless copy of Vista's Flip 3D. Widgets are a BLATANT rip off of Vista's Gadgets. Mac OS hardware accelerates its graphics with windows being treated as 3D objects ... JUST LIKE Vista's Aero interface! Microsoft were the FIRST to come up with the genius of transparent windows and Apple's answer? A transparent taskbar! Vista masterminded Instant Search and Apple copies yet again with Spotlight! It's embarrasing to see what they're doing. Hell, the only thing Apple has for innovation is putting the taskbar at the TOP of the screen - don't make it too obvious a copy, hey Apple douchebags?

Apple are so pathetic - they make cheap ass copies of Windows features YEARS after Microsoft were creative and innovative to come up with them in the first place.

I'll stick to Windows thanks. Where the hell's the Start menu in Mac OS? Spent 40 mins trying to figure out how to load an app. And why isn't there a Start button on their keyboards?! Also, why don't any of my Windows shortcuts work in Mac OS? Most importantly, where the hell's the registry? The most useful, admired and genius feature of Windows isn't even there!

Only idiots and cry babies who know nothing better use Macs. Keep enjoying being ripped off lemmings. Steve Jobs? Steve Balmer FTW retards!!!

THIS person has it SOOOOO right. She's right on the ball with Apple's copying...



(End Sarcasm :thumbsup: Hehe)

this is in reposnse to Nijius Maximus post.

I'm not usually one to get on either bandwagon because each system has its own merits and downfalls, but i just read your thread and it just annoyed me. I've been using a mac for years...since uni and I also use pc's at work and had one at home so I'm used to using both systems. Yes macs are expensive and you can buy equivalent pc's for cheaper. and ther are some mac owners who beleive they ar 'elite' and these people are tools. however there are some mac users that find macs much more stable environments to run intensive programs on i.e video editing, sound production, 3d etc. Its generally just a nicer place to be. In the 10 years i've used a mac, i've never had a virus:) only ever had to reformat the hard drive twice.

now getting back to my original gripe. I think Nijius Maximus you'll find that all the features that are in snow leopard have been in place for years in osx they have just been evolving and as such all of the features you were on about in vista are from mac os. Vista was a landmark for pc users, everyone i spoke to was amazed at the new shiny interface and the taskbar/dock and the aero interface. If you spoke to any mac users at the time the reposnse you would have got was "meh! we've had those features for years". I think you'll find apple's quartz system has been around since the first version of osx 7/8 years ago, which is the equivalent of the windows aero interface.

I never see why people get so irate over one system or the other, there are much bigger things in life to worry about than whether one box of plastic and silicon is better than the other when the end function is almost identical.......rant over.... party on:)
#31
jungalist94
this is in reposnse to Nijius Maximus post.

I'm not usually one to get on either bandwagon because each system has its own merits and downfalls, but i just read your thread and it just annoyed me. I've been using a mac for years...since uni and I also use pc's at work and had one at home so I'm used to using both systems. Yes macs are expensive and you can buy equivalent pc's for cheaper. and ther are some mac owners who beleive they ar 'elite' and these people are tools. however there are some mac users that find macs much more stable environments to run intensive programs on i.e video editing, sound production, 3d etc. Its generally just a nicer place to be. In the 10 years i've used a mac, i've never had a virus:) only ever had to reformat the hard drive twice.

now getting back to my original gripe. I think Nijius Maximus you'll find that all the features that are in snow leopard have been in place for years in osx they have just been evolving and as such all of the features you were on about in vista are from mac os. Vista was a landmark for pc users, everyone i spoke to was amazed at the new shiny interface and the taskbar/dock and the aero interface. If you spoke to any mac users at the time the reposnse you would have got was "meh! we've had those features for years". I think you'll find apple's quartz system has been around since the first version of osx 7/8 years ago, which is the equivalent of the windows aero interface.

I never see why people get so irate over one system or the other, there are much bigger things in life to worry about than whether one box of plastic and silicon is better than the other when the end function is almost identical.......rant over.... party on


Okay, this is actually getting quite funny now. :-D Every now and then (average of every few months) someone will find this thread and normally end up sending me an angry private message. What a lot of people keep seeming to miss are the two words at the end of my post....

[SIZE="4"](END SARCASM)[/SIZE]


As I've already stated on the previous page, almost a year ago now, I was being sarcastic when I wrote the post and I have 17" MacBook Pro and an iPhone 3G. I also have a Samsung NC10 netbook with Windows 7 on it and for years I've been using (and personally building) computers with Windows XP. In the end though I can tell you that I prefer Macs; that they're better designed (software and hardware) and far more reliable, especially in terms of not slowing down over time (no dreaded Registry! :-D). I actually agree with what you said in your post!

My post was just taking the **** out of all the Windows fanboys out there and the ridiculous reasons they use to show how "inferior" Macs are. I actually like Windows, especially Windows 7, it's just that I prefer Mac OS X more. Simple as that and I think people should use what they prefer. No fanboyism from me.

But no worries, you're not the first to miss the sarcasm! It's hard sometimes to tell when reading things on the internet. :thumbsup:

Cheers. :)
#32
touché. whos the goose!! :) my bad. I was just having one of those days and having a bit of rant (even though wrongly placed...oops ) eased the pain.

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