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Released Today - New Apple Macbook £675.50 plus Quidco

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13.3 inch Widescreen 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1GB memory 80GB hard drive Combo drive Updated today, Apple's MacBook has improved spec and a lower price. Other models have seen updates also. Use code … Read More
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13.3 inch Widescreen
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
80GB hard drive
Combo drive

Updated today, Apple's MacBook has improved spec and a lower price. Other models have seen updates also.

Use code MAYQNZCM95 for £20 off ex VAT - it says for new customers only but works fine for me & I have purchased previously. Go through Quidco for 3% cashback. Free delivery also.
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banned#1
Seems a good deal, still only a combo drive though. Bonus that you can now put Windows on them.
#2
I am sorry but £675 for an intel core 2 duo notebook with a tiny 13.3 inch screen, a paltry 1Gb of memory and a miniscule 80Gb hard drive sounds like a bit of a rip of to me.

Then again is it a MacBook so you expect to be stung in the wallet for the privelege of running Mac Os X.

I bought a much higher specification Dell just 2 months ago for just over £500. Seeing as how my OS of choice, Linux, runs the same on either hardware, it made sense.

I wish Apple would reduce the price of their hardware or just sell it without the OS. Sigh.
#3
:thumbsup: Gets a thumbs up from me.

I've run a macbook for 9 months now at home and although yes it does have a smaller screen than my work laptop, which measures in at 15" widescreen, I wouldn't be without it.

Much more stable than any MS OS that I have or currently use and NO viruses.

If you can stand the extra I would recommend one to anybody. Bargain.......
#4
Extended Spec:

13.3 inch Widescreen 1280x800
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4MB L2 Cache
1GB RAM
80GB Hard Drive
Slot loading Combo drive
Built in iSight Camera
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi
Apple Remote & Front Row software
Gigabit Ethernet

Its cheapest price at the moment, I think its a decent deal considering what you get, OK a combo drive sucks a bit, but 802.11n, built in web cam, decent processor, and of course Apple's fantastic software, including the iLife 06 suite.

13.3 inch screen maybe small, but it has the same res as many 15 inch windows notebooks, and it makes the MacBook incredibly compact.
[mod]#5
Looks like an Apple bargain to me, how many actually burn dvd's in their laptops anyway ;-)
#6
I bought a much higher specification Dell just 2 months ago for just over £500. Seeing as how my OS of choice, Linux, runs the same on either hardware, it made sense.

what did you get then ??
#7
looks good to me, been itching to buy a macbook for some time and the Pro's are silly prices.

Can you get into these lappy's easily to upgrade the memory and HDD yourself? Also, can you replace the combo drive with another internal drive, or are all the above bespoke to Apple?
#8
I'm waiting til October when Leopard comes out...
#9
Frostygills
looks good to me, been itching to buy a macbook for some time and the Pro's are silly prices.

Can you get into these lappy's easily to upgrade the memory and HDD yourself? Also, can you replace the combo drive with another internal drive, or are all the above bespoke to Apple?


RAM and HD are among the easiest to upgrade in any notebook, they just pop right out in the battery compartment. Optical drive is tricky, but can be done, otherwise you have to order the next model up.
#10
Frostygills
Can you get into these lappy's easily to upgrade the memory and HDD yourself? Also, can you replace the combo drive with another internal drive, or are all the above bespoke to Apple?


Memory and HDD are a walk in the park to upgrade. Can't change the optical drive though.
#11
MikeT
Looks like an Apple bargain to me, how many actually burn dvd's in their laptops anyway ;-)


Actually I use DVDs to back up data. I own a Mac but really don't like it when apple cut corners by not including DVD burners. It would probably only cost an extra quid to them to include a DVD burner. I can buy a desktop DVD burner for £20 so I know apple can get them much cheaper.

Also the whole point of the iLife suite is to make your own movies and not being able to easily burn them to DVD is just plain daft.
#12
I know how to change memory and hdd in a non-apple lappy, good to hear that it doesn't just take Apple parts only.

Drive not too bothered about, as said above how much burning do you do on and a lappy.
#13
johnnywashngo
I am sorry but £675 for an intel core 2 duo notebook with a tiny 13.3 inch screen, a paltry 1Gb of memory and a miniscule 80Gb hard drive sounds like a bit of a rip of to me.

Then again is it a MacBook so you expect to be stung in the wallet for the privelege of running Mac Os X.

I bought a much higher specification Dell just 2 months ago for just over £500. Seeing as how my OS of choice, Linux, runs the same on either hardware, it made sense.

I wish Apple would reduce the price of their hardware or just sell it without the OS. Sigh.


Sorry mate , you simply can't compare MAC with PC. they are far ahead in every bit.
#14
silps
Actually I use DVDs to back up data. I own a Mac but really don't like it when apple cut corners by not including DVD burners. It would probably only cost an extra quid to them to include a DVD burner. I can buy a desktop DVD burner for £20 so I know apple can get them much cheaper.

Also the whole point of the iLife suite is to make your own movies and not being able to easily burn them to DVD is just plain daft.


Yeah, that is typical Apple. HTF can they release a machine without a DVD burner?? The spec isn't bad, but the inclusion of a combo drive really sucks the big one!
Stuff like that is the major reason why I despise Apple so much. Give me a cheaper x86 windows machine in charcoal casing anyday.
#15
If you are a student or member of a staff in education sector than you can use your student discount and buy it for £601.00 :) and believe me thats a great saving.
#16
If I could only have either a Mac or a PC it'd have to be a PC. I'm a Mac lover and do all my work on them but I can't live without my PC.
#17
So run bootcamp - with intel hardware, macs are the much the same as PCs underneath.
My mac mini runs XP all day - and is good as a small silent PC in its own right IMO.
#18
Oh sh*t, I bought this rubbish Acer Aspire 5634WLMi only last week and it has been nothing but trouble since the moment I took it out of its box. The DVD-RAM does not work, the touch pad stopped working within two days and in spite of Core2Duo 1.83 Ghz, 2 gb RAM, glossy screen and all, it is not faster than my 6 years old G3 iMac. I'll try to return it to the folks I bought it from and buy the Macbook. I really really want that Macbook! I have used both PC and Macs side by side for over 6 years and never had any problems with Mac whereas PCs have been nothing but headache. The more modern PC you buy, the more headache you will get!
#19
Goodman
If you are a student or member of a staff in education sector than you can use your student discount and buy it for £601.00 :) and believe me thats a great saving.

and remember with 3 years parts/labour warrenty...
the joys of being a student
pity i only have 17 days left
:x
1 Like #20
Goodman
Sorry mate , you simply can't compare MAC with PC. they are far ahead in every bit.


Unless I am mistaken, an Apple Mac is very much a Personal Computer.

Maybe you mean to say that you cannot compare an Apple PC running OS X to a generic PC running Microsoft Windows?

In which case you probably have a good point for the people who really need to run the Apple suite of software as that only runs on OS X.

But I still contend that the price they charge for the hardware is just ridiculous when you look at the specifications.

But I am just ranting and whinging... and I will stop that. It is not constructive.
#21
Nice voted hot :thumbsup:
#22
people have to remember that the smaller screens on laptops are more expensive because they are in the class ultraportable for use on the move, look at the price of the 12.1" laptops and stop moaning
#23
I use a Macbook pro and the wife had a Macbook core2duo which she just sold a few weeks ago.



I can thoroughly recomend the Macbook. If i didnt need to use logic pro then i would certainly buy a Macbook!

I have owned windows PCs in the past and i would not go back to purchasing one again! Everytime i use my mothers dell to check mail or browse the net it throws a wobbly as well as annoying anti virus and firewall software overtaking and slowing the machine to a crawl :(

Expensive-yes, but i would rather have something that just WORKS rather than something that makes me angry!
#24
rajpop
and remember with 3 years parts/labour warrenty...
the joys of being a student
pity i only have 17 days left
:x



Has the free 3 year warrenty been removed from the Apple HE Store? as I can see no mention of it any more..
#25
If you need more memory, 2GB for ~£65 from Crucial minus 7% Quidco & discount codes floating around this board somewhere :thumbsup:
banned#26
Guys do not compare a MAC with normal laptops, this is a bargain, MAC are not only superior in their looks, they much higher performance and Just Work type systems. You can only admire a MAC once you start using it, everything makes sense and ordered in Mac as it should be. You will have less security concerns and less to worry about installing extra software to protect it from nasty intruders. I am not going to buy one as I have been given one from my work but I fell in love with right away. Apart from the features mentioned above following are the things that you will notice right away about a Mac

- 6+ hours of battery life
- Brilliant and Vibrant colours
- Very slim and Sleek.
- Lighter than most laptops
- Most communication ports are builtin, Wifi, bluetooth, Firewire, Wired Network.
- A very robust and fast OS which just works.
- It looks very sexy
- Most of the software for Mac is free (*cough*Open Source*cough*)
- Of course it is a MAC not just any laptop

So this a very complete and practical system for practical people.
#27
mx56
Has the free 3 year warrenty been removed from the Apple HE Store? as I can see no mention of it any more..


I rang them and 12 months is standard - they offered me upgrade to 3 years for £58.75 if taken out when purchasing hardware, otherwise if bought subsequently it would be £115
#28
mx56
Has the free 3 year warrenty been removed from the Apple HE Store? as I can see no mention of it any more..


its still there.

http://www.apple.com/uk/education/shop/
#29
I agree that the combo drive for the 2.0Ghz model is a bit lame. But for those who have been thinking of buying a MacBook for a while, this is a cracking deal. Not only is it cheaper than the old MacBook, but its got a faster processor now too.

Alot of people are forgetting one key point about the new Intel Macs... the ability to run Windows XP or Vista (yup.. now fully supported from Apple via Boot Camp). Fair enough, most people switch to Macs because they feel the operating system is better or they like the design factor. But all Mac users still have to face the reality that we live in a very Windows-centric world, and with the ability to run Windows XP or Vista natively and fully supported... well, its like having the best of both worlds, isn't it?

So another way of looking at this Mac vs PC thing is... you can run windows on a PC, but you can run both OSX and Windows on a Mac (plus you get the whole built in unix shell thing, but that's irrevelant to most people).

Pricewise, I won't argue that Macs are more expensive than a similarly configured Dell/HP/Acer/etc. But note that the plus side is the software. For a student the deal is actually cheaper than competing brands... don't forget the free 3 years warranty on top of the 15-20% student discount, which in itself is worth £150+.
#30
This is the only laptop in a month of new laptop releases that doesn't feature Intels new chip, which surprised me...

You have to buy Pro for that, apparently. :roll:
#31



It does indeed say that there, but I have just had a quick read of the T&Cs on the HE store and only mentions a 'One (1) year Limited Warranty'.
#32
REALLY looking into these!

Ok, so...

I'm a student, so i should be able to get the 15% off!

So if i want the lowest package it's £600 and if i want the upgrade it's £700 with the student discount?

And you get the 3 year warranty for nothing?! (Which is about £150 odds?)

Wow...i am SOOO tempted...

Can someone just clarify this is all correct?

Also i think you need to access from campus? Or can you phone up and just give over your details?

I take it the combo drive means it is incapable of burning DVDs? I've got my 120GB external HD anyway which i pop all my stuff onto, i also know that works with Macs as i use it in college everyday!

::EDIT::

Goodman
If you are a student or member of a staff in education sector than you can use your student discount and buy it for £601.00 :) and believe me thats a great saving.


Hey Goodman, i just logged into the Apple Education Store (http://www.apple.com/uk/education/shop/) but it seems to be coming up with £656 as the price?
#33
Not a great spec for the cost in my opinion. But I guess they have to pay the bills for all their flashy advertising!
#34
Goodman
Sorry mate , you simply can't compare MAC with PC. they are far ahead in every bit.


A Mac is made just like a PC. The differences are very slight. Especially now that they use Intel architecture. In terms of just the hardware they are quite expensive in comparison to other places.

The whole package is very appealing though, and does offer good value for money. I'm not a huge fan of OS X though, or at least entering an Apple controlled world. It is a very easy to use, out of the box solution. The cheapest MacBook is a great buy for most people.

I'd like a MacBook myself, but I think I'd still install a flavour of Linux as my primary OS. That may not appeal to most people though.
#35
denny2k2
REALLY looking into these!

Ok, so...

I'm a student, so i should be able to get the 15% off!

So if i want the lowest package it's £600 and if i want the upgrade it's £700 with the student discount?

And you get the 3 year warranty for nothing?! (Which is about £150 odds?)

Wow...i am SOOO tempted...

Can someone just clarify this is all correct?

Also i think you need to access from campus? Or can you phone up and just give over your details?

I take it the combo drive means it is incapable of burning DVDs? I've got my 120GB external HD anyway which i pop all my stuff onto, i also know that works with Macs as i use it in college everyday!

::EDIT::



Hey Goodman, i just logged into the Apple Education Store (http://www.apple.com/uk/education/shop/) but it seems to be coming up with £656 as the price?



You access the higher education store through your university campus network. Unless you're using those computers you won't see the full discount. Not sure if you can ring up. Wouldn't of thought so as anyone could ring up claiming to be a student.

Yes you're right combo drives can't burn DVDs.

If you can wait, the new OSX 'Leopard' is out in October (I think).
#36
Something slightly odd, or wrong.

If you click on the select button for the 699 one and look at the spec on the right hand side it states a Double-layer SuperDrive.

If you click on the 829 one, it states a combo drive.

I'm sure it's wrong, but it would be nice if it wasn't.
#37
Damm, I've ordered the older macbook black from johnlewis the other day for £979 (used £20 voucher) includes mighty mouse tho

Should I send it back?

its 2.0 ghz, with only 120gb hd

got 2 year warranty tho

what would everyone else do?
#38
Is the student discount only for university students or do college students get it too?
Also is there any way to pay monthly for this?
Thanks.
#39
denny2k2
REALLY looking into these!

Ok, so...

I'm a student, so i should be able to get the 15% off!

So if i want the lowest package it's £600 and if i want the upgrade it's £700 with the student discount?

And you get the 3 year warranty for nothing?! (Which is about £150 odds?)

Wow...i am SOOO tempted...

Can someone just clarify this is all correct?

Also i think you need to access from campus? Or can you phone up and just give over your details?

I take it the combo drive means it is incapable of burning DVDs? I've got my 120GB external HD anyway which i pop all my stuff onto, i also know that works with Macs as i use it in college everyday!

::EDIT::



Hey Goodman, i just logged into the Apple Education Store (http://www.apple.com/uk/education/shop/) but it seems to be coming up with £656 as the price?


Hi
You definitely get the student/staff discount and I know they offer free three year warranty. more here
http://promo.euro.apple.com/edu/hed/200611/uk/?cid=AOSA30000035271

according to that page you should be able to buy over the phone but in camus is always a good idea. I work for University and I have checked it in campus and it was £601. but if you are looking for DVD writer and bigger hard drive than £700+ is better model as it got better cpu
#40
john_platt
Is the student discount only for university students or do college students get it too?
Also is there any way to pay monthly for this?
Thanks.


Its for everybody

http://promo.euro.apple.com/edu/hed/...OSA30000035271

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