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13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
2GB memory
120GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Built-in iSight camera

Yes i know i have posted macbook deal in the past, please don't compare to standard computers just purely as its a mac thanks!
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#1
You can also get discount by going through the Apple Education store, it asks for 'School/Institution Name' but at no point does it ask for any proof.

I don't think the voucher is valid any more.
#2
heated, good price (from a non-mac user)
banned#3
It's widely expected that apple will be announcing new/updated MacBooks this month. Our supplier has been offered a bulk lot of MacBooks cheap by apple to sell off so expect to see more offers.
#4
Great price and specs. Also includes dvd writer.:thumbsup: What would this normally cost?
#5
lance w
Great price and specs. Also includes dvd writer.:thumbsup: What would this normally cost?


£919.00
#6
spobby
£919.00


Nice saving from original price. :thumbsup:
#7
A fast CPU.

So what if it is a solid tub of lard that would retail at £450 if it was a softy Microvirus product.

It is the high end model that actually lets you record a DVD.
What will they think of next.
#8
alandarl
A fast CPU.

So what if it is a solid tub of lard that would retail at £450 if it was a softy Microvirus product.

It is the high end model that actually lets you record a DVD.
What will they think of next.



Reliability? :p
#9
I do not vote this time but I would like to express my pov

I am not MAC user and I will never be.I did understand salty pricing in the past where the architecure was so different than PC and the computers offered by MacIntosh had much better professional usage.
However, now...I just do not get it.It is clearly ripping customers off .

ok, Mac, decent spec...but £650 for refurbished one is it a bargain???How much do they charge for MacOS - £200 ?... + 50% higher profit margin on every single part???
#11
lance w
Reliability? :p


If reliability was so great we have not had the refurbished laptops(macbooks)...unless 100% are returns (I do not belive in that)
#12
I highly doubt apple will intro new macbooks.
September is usually the time, Apple have just intro'd the "Back to school" promo of a free ipod touch with any macbook, so they have a willing market right now, no need to bump the specs till the promo ends Sept 5th
#13
see this site for details on Mac updates and news (nothing on updates for the macbook as far as i can see). And as I recall the educational discount site checks IP address and you have to be on the institution's network to order. If you know someone in HE or FE that have an agreement the discount is significant.
#14
HE is around 11% but requires an edu IP address
you can go through the regular edu store from anywhere, but apple do state they can request proof.
banned#15
arcsbite
I highly doubt apple will intro new macbooks.
September is usually the time, Apple have just intro'd the "Back to school" promo of a free ipod touch with any macbook, so they have a willing market right now, no need to bump the specs till the promo ends Sept 5th


Seems a bit odd that they are flooding the market with cheaper Macbooks right now. We also got a Jigsaw24 (Mac and IT suppliers) catalogue through with reduced Macbooks at about £550 exc Vat for the 2.2Ghz model, only 1Gb of RAM mind but that isn't too expensive to upgrade.
#16
I would imagine something more like clearing inventory due to expecting less macbook sales.
possibly the intro of the macbook air has slowed sales of the macbook, also there's quiet rumor of a smaller laptop, something "Eee PC" sized.
If that ever came to fruition soon they may want to clear macbooks before they loose appeal.

....or they could release a new/upgraded macbook...you never can tell with apple lol
banned#17
arcsbite
I would imagine something more like clearing inventory due to expecting less macbook sales.
possibly the intro of the macbook air has slowed sales of the macbook, also there's quiet rumor of a smaller laptop, something "Eee PC" sized.
If that ever came to fruition soon they may want to clear macbooks before they loose appeal.

....or they could release a new/upgraded macbook...you never can tell with apple lol


We've put orders on hold for the next few weeks anyway, at least until after the developers conference. Saying that I'm not really sure what there is to upgrade at the moment. Like you said you just never know...
#18
I wouldn't mind seeing some hardware updates...instead of just speed increases and HDD increases.
though I get the feeling the WWDC is gonna be "iPhone 2.0 extravaganza"
banned#19
Everybody will be expecting iPhone news though, I sit and hope for something more exciting (though I may upgrade my iPhone if the package is right)
#20
Is the back to school promo for the US only? I can't seem to find on the uk site
#21
it's usually not implemented in the UK till the end of June/early July
#22
7777777
I do not vote this time but I would like to express my pov

I am not MAC user and I will never be.I did understand salty pricing in the past where the architecure was so different than PC and the computers offered by MacIntosh had much better professional usage.
However, now...I just do not get it.It is clearly ripping customers off .

ok, Mac, decent spec...but £650 for refurbished one is it a bargain???How much do they charge for MacOS - £200 ?... + 50% higher profit margin on every single part???


Show me an equivalent for £450!

I have just specced up a Dell XPS M1330 and the price comes out at £700, and that is with a 2.0GHz proccessor. Even dell charge a premium for the better designed laptops
#23
JayBird
Show me an equivalent for £450!

I have just specced up a Dell XPS M1330 and the price comes out at £700, and that is with a 2.0GHz proccessor. Even dell charge a premium for the better designed laptops


just take into account ... we are talking about refurbished ...otherwise... over £900,
I will find you new Sony Vaio, better equipped , for 2/3 of the price.Also well made and designed.
#24
Ill await your findings...
#25
Maybe this ? I know it's 15.4 inches but is only 1 pound heavier than the Macbook. Better CPU, Graphic card,more memory and bigger hard disk.
http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0139570_C0000010_P0000000.jpg

Model Name: Sony VGN-NR21Z




* Type: Intel® Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T8100
* Clock Speed: 2.10 GHz
* Size: 3GB DDR2-SDRAM
* Hard Drive: 250 GB
* Optical Drive: DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM drive
* Type: Size: 15.4”WXGA X-Black LCD
* Internal Resolution: 1280 x 800
* Manufacturer: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT graphics
* Wireless Technology: WLAN
* W x H x D: 360 X 31.4 - 37.9 X 269.1 MM
* Weight: 2.900g
#26
7777777
Maybe this ? I know it's 15.4 inches but is only 1 pound heavier than the Macbook. Better CPU, Graphic card,more memory and bigger hard disk.
http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0139570_C0000010_P0000000.jpg


Nice try, but it must have a 13.3 inch screen to be comparable. 13.3 is verging on ultra portable, which usually significantly increases the price.

Ding ding...round 2...:viking:
#27
JayBird
Nice try, but it must have a 13.3 inch screen to be comparable. 13.3 is verging on ultra portable, which usually significantly increases the price.

Ding ding...round 2...:viking:


ok :)

brand new Dell XPS 1330 from £589 including vat&delivery e.g....the same specification ...just over £300 cheaper.
I have worked on this laptop (my friend has it) so just do not say that design or built quality of the XPS is worse than MAcbook, because is NOT.

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5550 (1.83 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
1 Year Base Warranty
Tuxedo Black & 2.0 mega pixel Camera for CCFL Display
13.3" UltraSharp™ WXGA (1280x800) CCFL Display (220nits) with TrueLife™
Biometric Fingerprint Reader
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load Drive, including SW
Primary 4-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (37 WHr) Lightweight
Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe - Core 2 Duo Processors
65W AC Adapter
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
N06X3301

Do not get me wrong.I know that Macmakes HQ stuff, I do understand Product Life Cycle and participants of every stage, I do respect Mac for excellent customer service, however the premium added to its price is currently much too high.I did understand it in the past while there was no company such this but now, plenty of companies offer similar products and services without the premium.Since they decided to go for Intel architecture ,Mac have not been doing anything exeptional.Still, so many people do believe that MAC makes luxury goods while the products are not any better , just marketing trash has been spreaded out louder (for you money :)) off course.
#28
Not to worry, im enjoing the debate, at least your not just a Mac basher.

I would have to say, that the XPS M1330 you specced needs a couple of things bumping up. I have just done a quote on the dell site with a 2.0GHz processor (still slightly slower than the MacBook), 2GB memory and a 6-cell lithium battery.

That takes it to £700.

I do agree that other manufacuters laptops are getting better designed these days, but still dont compare to the simplicity of Macs, that's just my choice. The same way i drive Mercedes rather that a fiesta, its a better design.

Believe me, I have been a web developer for about 15 years now, and i had nothing but PC's for 13 of those years, wouldn't even look twice at a Mac. Then my boss bought me an iMac as a bonus and i have never looked back. i sold all my PC's and couldn't believe i hadn't made the switch sooner.

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