2017 Macbook Air 128GB SSD 8GB RAM @ Amazon (Back order) £674
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2017 Macbook Air 128GB SSD 8GB RAM @ Amazon (Back order) £674

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Found 19th Dec 2017
Currently out of stock but able to back order directly from amazon (See 'other sellers' in the right hand bar).

With that in mind I wouldn't expect it by Christmas - but a great deal.
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Seriously guys, don't even bother, the resolution is awful and let's not talk about the poor specs. For the same price you can have a much better laptop.
Everybody is using Windows 10 now, OSX is buggy as hell and you can't play most of the games on Steam. And you need a good amount of RAM too. I mean I had to upgrade my Asus to run the Witcher 3, something that Apple fanboys cannot even dream of.
But it's not really a surprise, Apple is not really the same since the death of Steve Jobs. Now it's all about money, but I'm not a fool, they can't get me with their overpriced products. Stupid Apple, i'm not an iSheep.
Prepare yourself for a sea of criticism along the lines of:

'Resolution is awful'
'Poor specs for the money; you could get a much better PC for this'
'OSX is buggy these days; Windows is solid as a rock'
'You can't download many games for OSX.'
'My Asus cost this and has 10tb of RAM'
'You can't upgrade it'
'Apple haven't been the same since Steve Jobs died'
'Hate Apple and their prices.'
iSheep...something or other'

I'm sure there are others I've forgotten but at least it'll save people reading through the inevitable tiresome moaning. Personally I think this is a great price.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 19th Dec 2017
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This is not good enough for my standards, the screen resolution is too low for me and I don't like the specs and my requirements should apply to everyone because it's all about me.

Never mind that some people might want an OSX laptop to carry around on their travels, and for whom a MBA specs would be more than good enough for their needs, they don't count because, as I said before, it's all about me.
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deleted90968
Wow, these things are in the run-out sell off phase for sure.

Heat added. Screen resolution not relevant to a buyer wanting an OSX laptop for the lowest price.
Edited by: "deleted90968" 19th Dec 2017
Prepare yourself for a sea of criticism along the lines of:

'Resolution is awful'
'Poor specs for the money; you could get a much better PC for this'
'OSX is buggy these days; Windows is solid as a rock'
'You can't download many games for OSX.'
'My Asus cost this and has 10tb of RAM'
'You can't upgrade it'
'Apple haven't been the same since Steve Jobs died'
'Hate Apple and their prices.'
iSheep...something or other'

I'm sure there are others I've forgotten but at least it'll save people reading through the inevitable tiresome moaning. Personally I think this is a great price.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 19th Dec 2017
That is cheap as hell! VERY HOT!
Ordered last night. Need it for a February birthday so hopefully it should be back in stock by then
256GB is also cheaper 804 - also out of stock but can be ordered.
I was shocked to see the 2017 MBA still has a fairly low res screen. Next to a MacBook the difference is significant.

Great machines if you can see past the poor resolution.
Usually when the price is low like this, Amazon have matched the price from somewhere else, maybe we can find somewhere that has it in stock for £674
The link you've added is £897.99
Harri112 m ago

The link you've added is £897.99


Seriously read the post, “other sellers”
Seriously guys, don't even bother, the resolution is awful and let's not talk about the poor specs. For the same price you can have a much better laptop.
Everybody is using Windows 10 now, OSX is buggy as hell and you can't play most of the games on Steam. And you need a good amount of RAM too. I mean I had to upgrade my Asus to run the Witcher 3, something that Apple fanboys cannot even dream of.
But it's not really a surprise, Apple is not really the same since the death of Steve Jobs. Now it's all about money, but I'm not a fool, they can't get me with their overpriced products. Stupid Apple, i'm not an iSheep.
very good price!!! Had mine for 4 years now, best £550 I've ever spent
pinkstacey3 m ago

Seriously read the post, “other sellers”

Chill out jezzzzz, maybe it should of been made a little clearer in the intro!
Brilliant machines really can’t understand why people get upset about Apple.
Ease of use & the time they save are worth the extra £’s all day
paulwmather10 m ago

I was shocked to see the 2017 MBA still has a fairly low res screen. Next …I was shocked to see the 2017 MBA still has a fairly low res screen. Next to a MacBook the difference is significant. Great machines if you can see past the poor resolution.


Low-res screen but for the money it's a no-brainer if you go for the i7 and don't need a squillion colours and pin-sharp text.

I'm no Apple fanboy. I actually hate iPhones and iOS, but in my job, the MBA wins every time for portability and productivity. I can run MacOS with a Windows VM and a couple of other VMs (Linux, etc) quite happily all at the same time. Try that on a Core M with no cooler!

I can also plug a USB stick in without having to disconnect the charger or plug in a £50 hub.
nice-new6 m ago

Seriously guys, don't even bother, the resolution is awful and let's not …Seriously guys, don't even bother, the resolution is awful and let's not talk about the poor specs. For the same price you can have a much better laptop.Everybody is using Windows 10 now, OSX is buggy as hell and you can't play most of the games on Steam. And you need a good amount of RAM too. I mean I had to upgrade my Asus to run the Witcher 3, something that Apple fanboys cannot even dream of.But it's not really a surprise, Apple is not really the same since the death of Steve Jobs. Now it's all about money, but I'm not a fool, they can't get me with their overpriced products. Stupid Apple, i'm not an iSheep.


LOL i see what you did there
the__cat2 m ago

Low-res screen but for the money it's a no-brainer if you go for the i7 …Low-res screen but for the money it's a no-brainer if you go for the i7 and don't need a squillion colours and pin-sharp text.I'm no Apple fanboy. I actually hate iPhones and iOS, but in my job, the MBA wins every time for portability and productivity. I can run MacOS with a Windows VM and a couple of other VMs (Linux, etc) quite happily all at the same time. Try that on a Core M with no cooler!I can also plug a USB stick in without having to disconnect the charger or plug in a £50 hub.


Agreed - I have an almost top-end Mac for my job but my 2015 MBA (4GB Ram) is fantastic for small projects/home browsing. These things are incredibly light and never seem to run too hot unless you're really pushing it.
curtiskennington3 m ago

Agreed - I have an almost top-end Mac for my job but my 2015 MBA (4GB Ram) …Agreed - I have an almost top-end Mac for my job but my 2015 MBA (4GB Ram) is fantastic for small projects/home browsing. These things are incredibly light and never seem to run too hot unless you're really pushing it.


Same here. I have a 2013 MBP 15" 2.3GHz i7 with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD at my desk but take my MBA everywhere. It's awesome.
nice-new15 m ago

Seriously guys, don't even bother, the resolution is awful and let's not …Seriously guys, don't even bother, the resolution is awful and let's not talk about the poor specs. For the same price you can have a much better laptop.Everybody is using Windows 10 now, OSX is buggy as hell and you can't play most of the games on Steam. And you need a good amount of RAM too. I mean I had to upgrade my Asus to run the Witcher 3, something that Apple fanboys cannot even dream of.But it's not really a surprise, Apple is not really the same since the death of Steve Jobs. Now it's all about money, but I'm not a fool, they can't get me with their overpriced products. Stupid Apple, i'm not an iSheep.


Good work!
BigCheeseGlenni14 m ago

Brilliant machines really can’t understand why people get upset about A …Brilliant machines really can’t understand why people get upset about Apple.Ease of use & the time they save are worth the extra £’s all day


People, on the internet, like to have strong opinions, it validates them and their confirmation biases. It also means they can post ideas and thoughts other people have had, in some cases in the form of a picture with a pithy piece of text, and gain kudos for something they never thought of.

Hating Apple or {product} is like people who say they are afraid of clowns, they're not, they are just trying desperately to have something, anything, that makes them seem interesting.

If they say and applied a seconds thought about why they are getting worked up about the type of computer someone used, they'd realise... Hang on they're throwing me out of this Starbucks, will finish later if I find a usb-c charger...
nice-new20 m ago

Seriously guys, don't even bother, the resolution is awful and let's not …Seriously guys, don't even bother, the resolution is awful and let's not talk about the poor specs. For the same price you can have a much better laptop.Everybody is using Windows 10 now, OSX is buggy as hell and you can't play most of the games on Steam. And you need a good amount of RAM too. I mean I had to upgrade my Asus to run the Witcher 3, something that Apple fanboys cannot even dream of.But it's not really a surprise, Apple is not really the same since the death of Steve Jobs. Now it's all about money, but I'm not a fool, they can't get me with their overpriced products. Stupid Apple, i'm not an iSheep.


You forgot that it's also a terrible deal
Josh.Rogan19th Dec 2017

People, on the internet, like to have strong opinions, it validates them …People, on the internet, like to have strong opinions, it validates them and their confirmation biases. It also means they can post ideas and thoughts other people have had, in some cases in the form of a picture with a pithy piece of text, and gain kudos for something they never thought of. Hating Apple or {product} is like people who say they are afraid of clowns, they're not, they are just trying desperately to have something, anything, that makes them seem interesting.If they say and applied a seconds thought about why they are getting worked up about the type of computer someone used, they'd realise... Hang on they're throwing me out of this Starbucks, will finish later if I find a usb-c charger...


Your third paragraph is pure waffle - but paragraphs one and two are probably the most truth I have read on the internet. Ever.
the__cat17 m ago

Low-res screen but for the money it's a no-brainer if you go for the i7 …Low-res screen but for the money it's a no-brainer if you go for the i7 and don't need a squillion colours and pin-sharp text.I'm no Apple fanboy. I actually hate iPhones and iOS, but in my job, the MBA wins every time for portability and productivity. I can run MacOS with a Windows VM and a couple of other VMs (Linux, etc) quite happily all at the same time. Try that on a Core M with no cooler!I can also plug a USB stick in without having to disconnect the charger or plug in a £50 hub.


I AM an Apple fanboy. I love iOS and MacOS. I was just fairly shocked that for an almost £1,000 laptop, the screen looked so bad.

But then I paid £2,700 for a MacBook Pro that doesn't have a USB port
Ordered the 256GB version. Absolutely no need for it, but ordered one anyway.
paulwmather19 m ago

I AM an Apple fanboy. I love iOS and MacOS. I was just fairly shocked that …I AM an Apple fanboy. I love iOS and MacOS. I was just fairly shocked that for an almost £1,000 laptop, the screen looked so bad. But then I paid £2,700 for a MacBook Pro that doesn't have a USB port


Well, no USB A port at least...
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This is not good enough for my standards, the screen resolution is too low for me and I don't like the specs and my requirements should apply to everyone because it's all about me.

Never mind that some people might want an OSX laptop to carry around on their travels, and for whom a MBA specs would be more than good enough for their needs, they don't count because, as I said before, it's all about me.
People who haven't used mac moan
Ordered. Although I can't see order ever being fulfilled. Hope i'm wrong!
robgrunt1 h, 26 m ago

Ordered. Although I can't see order ever being fulfilled. Hope i'm wrong!


The fact that both 128GB and 256GB variants are discounted it looks like a genuine deal - they question is whether they ever get any more stock!
Thanks for sharing
just ordered one
Let's wait for delivery
Is this the same as the very one? If so I might cancel very with the awful customer services and also with the elusive promised 20%
Was just about to ring up HDEW cameras for conformation their Macs were UK keyboards and thought I'll just check HUKD first.....cheers OP. Hopefully arrives soonish.....

I'm currently a chromebook user, only upgrade worth making for me is at the £500 Mark or go mad and buy a Pixel. The spec is good enough for me with this and I just don't fancy windows machines at a similar price.
Prepare yourself for :


Great battery life

Lightweight

outdated Processor

Low storage

awful TN Panel

decent customer service

expensive upgrade paths

Pride of owning an overpriced PC

the people who think everyone is against apple & will do anything they can to defend them
yoyo5912 m ago

Prepare yourself for :Great battery lifeLightweightoutdated ProcessorLow …Prepare yourself for :Great battery lifeLightweightoutdated ProcessorLow storageawful TN Panel decent customer serviceexpensive upgrade pathsPride of owning an overpriced PCthe people who think everyone is against apple & will do anything they can to defend them


I was wondering when you'd show up
what is up with all the screen buffs? the screen resolution is decent, it's not fantastic but its good enough. I think around 90% of all PC owners out there are still using 1080p screens with 19-24 inches. What is wrong with 13" screen and 1440x900?

its the chase for more pixels.....No, I don't need a 4k screen on my 5" phone, I have a 4k 55" tv and still can't see the damn pixels!
johnnystorm10 h, 25 m ago

Was just about to ring up HDEW cameras for conformation their Macs were UK …Was just about to ring up HDEW cameras for conformation their Macs were UK keyboards and thought I'll just check HUKD first.....cheers OP. Hopefully arrives soonish.....I'm currently a chromebook user, only upgrade worth making for me is at the £500 Mark or go mad and buy a Pixel. The spec is good enough for me with this and I just don't fancy windows machines at a similar price.


They are not UK keyboards, I wish I asked them first.
ukdeals11 h, 52 m ago

They are not UK keyboards, I wish I asked them first.


Ah. Thanks for the heads up. I guess that means they might have the wrong plugs too. Not a massive issue but if I'm already spending a fortune I'd rather it was perfect.
Are we saying the one that is / was on offer here ISNT a UK machine?
pgilc123 m ago

Are we saying the one that is / was on offer here ISNT a UK machine?


I think they are discussing the one from HDEW Cameras but not 100% sure. I would expect this to be British keyboard as it's sold directly from Amazon. 3rd party sellers could be grey imports.
Edited by: "curtiskennington" 21st Dec 2017
I'm gonna order one
Price has gone up to £799 now. Fingers crossed they get more in stock soon.
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