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APPLE 13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display (2020) - Intel® Core™ i3, 256 GB SSD £889 with code at Currys on eBay

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Key Features

Impressive power. Impressive display.

Incredibly light and boasting a speedy performance, get your work done anywhere with the MacBook Air (2020). And made from 100% recycled aluminium, it's the greenest MacBook yet.

Combining impressive Intel® UHD Graphics with a stunning Retina Display screen, everything from blockbuster movies to everyday browsing is a visual joy. With True Tone technology, your display will automatically adjust to your environment - so web pages and emails look as natural as if they were printed.

Now featuring a Magic Keyboard, enjoy responsive and quiet typing as you work on your essay. And the larger Force Touch trackpad gives your more room to pinch and zoom.

SSD for superfast loading

At the heart of the MacBook Air is a solid state drive with 256 GB of storage space. So, there's plenty of room for your work projects, movies, photos and music. SSD storage gives you lightning fast loading times, so you can get to your files in a flash.

Browse all day with up to 12 hours of battery life

Forget the mid-day recharge. The MacBook Air will give you up to 11 hours of web browsing, or up to 12 hours of the content you love on Apple TV. That's plenty for the entire working day, as well as your entertainment on the journey to and from the office.

Unlock your MacBook securely with Touch ID

Forgotten passwords are a thing of the past thanks to the MacBook Air's Touch ID sensor. Simply place your finger over the sensor to unlock with nothing but your fingerprint, for effortless security wherever you are. It's great for accessing sensitive documents and system settings too, so you can keep everything important safe, without needing a password.
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£900 for an i3!
Spending nearly £1000 and getting an i3 processor isn't great.
skinrush15/06/2020 13:04

Bit of a blanket statement. It depends on what you're looking to do. …Bit of a blanket statement. It depends on what you're looking to do. Maybe if you're into heavy video editing, CAD or gaming, it might struggle a bit, but for most other tasks, it'll be fine. The old M3 and M5 processors in the 12" macbook were reasonable for my needs a few years ago. MacOS tends to use resources more efficiently than Windows, in my experience at least.


Regardless the persons right £900 for a i3 is taking the mick
jackthelad15/06/2020 12:52

Spending nearly £1000 and getting an i3 processor isn't great.



Bit of a blanket statement. It depends on what you're looking to do. Maybe if you're into heavy video editing, CAD or gaming, it might struggle a bit, but for most other tasks, it'll be fine. The old M3 and M5 processors in the 12" macbook were reasonable for my needs a few years ago. MacOS tends to use resources more efficiently than Windows, in my experience at least.
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Crikey that’s a good deal.
Wow. Now its a hard choice between this at £889 and a MacBook Air via EduStore for £817. Previously it was a £200+ gap, but £72 isn't much...!

How does the SSD and RAM on the basic spec MBP Pro compare to the MBA in real life? MBA has much quicker RAM, and I assume, a faster SSD as standard.
yukon9915/06/2020 12:11

Wow. Now its a hard choice between this at £889 and a MacBook Air via …Wow. Now its a hard choice between this at £889 and a MacBook Air via EduStore for £817. Previously it was a £200+ gap, but £72 isn't much...!How does the SSD and RAM on the basic spec MBP Pro compare to the MBA in real life? MBA has much quicker RAM, and I assume, a faster SSD as standard.


Unless you are doing “Pro” tasks, the MacBook Air (For almost £300 cheaper than the Pro) is definitely worth it!
£900 for an i3!
MThommmo15/06/2020 12:13

Unless you are doing “Pro” tasks, the MacBook Air (For almost £300 cheaper …Unless you are doing “Pro” tasks, the MacBook Air (For almost £300 cheaper than the Pro) is definitely worth it!


Thanks, but my question is is it worth a £72 difference.

I don't do anything "Pro" (video editing, gaming, etc.), but want longevity in the hardware.
yukon9915/06/2020 12:18

Thanks, but my question is is it worth a £72 difference. I don't do …Thanks, but my question is is it worth a £72 difference. I don't do anything "Pro" (video editing, gaming, etc.), but want longevity in the hardware.


I’m confused you’ve put they are both MacBook Airs in your original comment. If the MacBook Pro is a 2019 Model I’d say go for that.
MThommmo15/06/2020 12:20

I’m confused you’ve put they are both MacBook Airs in your original com …I’m confused you’ve put they are both MacBook Airs in your original comment. If the MacBook Pro is a 2019 Model I’d say go for that.



I'd say if you're talking about getting a 2020 Air or a 2019 pro, get the 2020 Air. I doubt most people will notice the performance difference betweeen the two, plus the Air has the newer, more reliable keyboard and a slimmer/lighter profile.
Spending nearly £1000 and getting an i3 processor isn't great.
jackthelad15/06/2020 12:52

Spending nearly £1000 and getting an i3 processor isn't great.


But with macOS and for the tasks this device will be doing it is fine.
Aluminium body and fingerprint ID with a Retina display at this price is a bargain.
jackthelad15/06/2020 12:52

Spending nearly £1000 and getting an i3 processor isn't great.



Bit of a blanket statement. It depends on what you're looking to do. Maybe if you're into heavy video editing, CAD or gaming, it might struggle a bit, but for most other tasks, it'll be fine. The old M3 and M5 processors in the 12" macbook were reasonable for my needs a few years ago. MacOS tends to use resources more efficiently than Windows, in my experience at least.
yukon9915/06/2020 12:11

Wow. Now its a hard choice between this at £889 and a MacBook Air via …Wow. Now its a hard choice between this at £889 and a MacBook Air via EduStore for £817. Previously it was a £200+ gap, but £72 isn't much...!How does the SSD and RAM on the basic spec MBP Pro compare to the MBA in real life? MBA has much quicker RAM, and I assume, a faster SSD as standard.


The £817 Air and this one is exactly the same model

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georgesvalch15/06/2020 13:10

Faulty?[Image]


I can't see that anywhere on the desktop version. Might just be a glitch, but one that needs sorting if so.
georgesvalch15/06/2020 13:10

Faulty?[Image]


It’s a blanket description. Probably for numerous products. You have only selected one aspect of that description.

Like it’s hardly a android tablet either.
skinrush15/06/2020 13:04

Bit of a blanket statement. It depends on what you're looking to do. …Bit of a blanket statement. It depends on what you're looking to do. Maybe if you're into heavy video editing, CAD or gaming, it might struggle a bit, but for most other tasks, it'll be fine. The old M3 and M5 processors in the 12" macbook were reasonable for my needs a few years ago. MacOS tends to use resources more efficiently than Windows, in my experience at least.



Can’t agree with that. If i’m spending nearly £1,000 i’d like to have at least some latest tech. Not a processor that’s been out for 10 years. if you’re using basic applications then you’d be better off spending half the price and going for a basic windows machine or a second hand 5 year old macbook.
TomBoyNI15/06/2020 13:26

It’s a blanket description. Probably for numerous products. You have only s …It’s a blanket description. Probably for numerous products. You have only selected one aspect of that description. Like it’s hardly a android tablet either.


I don't think is anything wrong with the laptop, it may mean that they're looking to employ professional staff.
I’m interested in a MacBook - absolutely fed up with windows, but I read the air has heat problems, anyone with 2020 air Care to comment?
skinrush15/06/2020 13:04

Bit of a blanket statement. It depends on what you're looking to do. …Bit of a blanket statement. It depends on what you're looking to do. Maybe if you're into heavy video editing, CAD or gaming, it might struggle a bit, but for most other tasks, it'll be fine. The old M3 and M5 processors in the 12" macbook were reasonable for my needs a few years ago. MacOS tends to use resources more efficiently than Windows, in my experience at least.


Regardless the persons right £900 for a i3 is taking the mick
New iMac is coming out in a few days, unless you specifically need a laptop and can’t wait, the iMac will be the better buy!
RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (3733 MHz)

Lmao I think not.

Also, i3 but doesn't state which gen. 8th probably? Either way, cold
Still happily using a 1.3GHz Intel dual-core M processor from a 2015 12” MacBook which operates as it did on day one. I doubt the i3 will be an issue for most users.
Symnz15/06/2020 14:44

RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (3733 MHz)Lmao I think not.Also, i3 but doesn't state which …RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (3733 MHz)Lmao I think not.Also, i3 but doesn't state which gen. 8th probably? Either way, cold


I don’t know much about RAM? Why is that spec a LMAO? The i3 is 10th gen FYI
Would the Air be alright for video editing (Premier, Resolve) or am I better off going for a Pro for maximum performance?
I'm waiting for the new ARM based MacBook Air predicted for next year, not blowing £1K on something that will be old hat, incompatible and unable to sell on that quickly!

As an aside, ARM was a British chip design company that the government allowed to be sold off to the Japanese as it wasn't seen as a security issue or the fact we have a company to rival Intel in terms of consumer reach (I was a shareholder). Whilst they still have a HQ here its ironic now that they're panicking about Huawei (Chinese) equipment/chips being back doored that we no longer have any indigenously owned chip designers. Thank Mrs May for that one.
Edited by: "monkeyboy2010" 15th Jun
RedRain15/06/2020 14:01

Regardless the persons right £900 for a i3 is taking the mick


I appreciate that Apples are about ecosystem, image, no need for IT knowledge etc, resale value and there is something lovely about aluminium bodied laptops, but I have just bought a Lenovo Ideapad 5 laptop with Ryzen 4500u for £430. There's a thread on HUKD

It has a 6 core cpu that's close to an i7 in performance, FHD 100% RGB IPS screen, 256GB NVMe SSD, 16GB ram, metal lid, backlit keyboard etc. etc.

So err, yes, Apple are taking the mick with this.

edit: I run an old iPhone 7, so not an Apple hater at all.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 15th Jun
Symnz15/06/2020 14:44

RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (3733 MHz)Lmao I think not.Also, i3 but doesn't state which …RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (3733 MHz)Lmao I think not.Also, i3 but doesn't state which gen. 8th probably? Either way, cold


It says 10th generation in the item specifics section.

There's nothing wrong with i3 if fairly new. I would take a 10th generation i3 over an 8th gen i7 any day of the week - primarily due to the battery usage being much more manageable.

If you like Apple devices you pay a premium - something the users accept.
jackthelad15/06/2020 13:40

Can’t agree with that. If i’m spending nearly £1,000 i’d like to have at le …Can’t agree with that. If i’m spending nearly £1,000 i’d like to have at least some latest tech. Not a processor that’s been out for 10 years. if you’re using basic applications then you’d be better off spending half the price and going for a basic windows machine or a second hand 5 year old macbook.





i3 is not “ten years old”. It’s a chip which was released in the last 18 months
£900 for a laptop with intel i3. This is proper black magic! You whisper "Apple" to people and, magically, they are willing to pay hundreds pounds more for crap hardware specs. Someone said that the operating system will make the difference...so, correct me if I am wrong, the OS is light enough to run smoothly on a i3. Even if that is true, you can get the same result with a £900 Dell or Asus laptop running Linux or Windows.
Cheaper to buy a Dell XPS 13 for 1,500 bones.
sn106w15/06/2020 14:51

Would the Air be alright for video editing (Premier, Resolve) or am I …Would the Air be alright for video editing (Premier, Resolve) or am I better off going for a Pro for maximum performance?


Pro is made for what you want to do more than the air. If you can find a deal for under £900 then get pro. I managed to get apple refurb pro touch bar 2019 for £820 like 2 months ago with cash back and smart spender discount. It came basically new with 16 battery cycles
Edited by: "D3LL80Y" 15th Jun
fleagal15/06/2020 14:55

It says 10th generation in the item specifics section. There's nothing …It says 10th generation in the item specifics section. There's nothing wrong with i3 if fairly new. I would take a 10th generation i3 over an 8th gen i7 any day of the week - primarily due to the battery usage being much more manageable.If you like Apple devices you pay a premium - something the users accept.



Agreed, a 10th gen i3 will be absolutely fine for the vast majority of tasks. There may well be a premium but equally MacBooks have very high resale value. Having done a quick valuation I can get £420 from Music Magpie for my 2015 12" MacBook which is pretty good for 5 year old laptop and makes it good value overall.
D3LL80Y15/06/2020 15:18

Pro is made for what you want to do more than the air. If you can find a …Pro is made for what you want to do more than the air. If you can find a deal for under £900 then get pro. I managed to get apple refurb pro touch bar 2019 for £820 like 2 months ago with cash back and smart spender discount. It came basically new with 16 battery cycles


Nice! I’ll keep looking for a Pro under £1k
HotBot15/06/2020 13:00

But with macOS and for the tasks this device will be doing it is …But with macOS and for the tasks this device will be doing it is fine.Aluminium body and fingerprint ID with a Retina display at this price is a bargain.


macOs hasn't really got any intrinsic advantage over windows performance wise. In fact i'm pretty sure that windows regularly comes on top in terms of speed benchmarks. Agreed on the price and the device being good. It won't be a speed demon, but it is a very well built laptop with decent enough specs to work with.
Edited by: "somerandomguy123" 15th Jun
monkeyboy201015/06/2020 14:51

I'm waiting for the new ARM based MacBook Air predicted for next year, not …I'm waiting for the new ARM based MacBook Air predicted for next year, not blowing £1K on something that will be old hat, incompatible and unable to sell on that quickly!As an aside, ARM was a British chip design company that the government allowed to be sold off to the Japanese as it wasn't seen as a security issue or the fact we have a company to rival Intel in terms of consumer reach (I was a shareholder). Whilst they still have a HQ here its ironic now that they're panicking about Huawei (Chinese) equipment/chips being back doored that we no longer have any indigenously owned chip designers. Thank Mrs May for that one.



This has a 12 hour battery life and all the desktop heavy duty apps. It would take years for the arm software to catch up and I can’t imagine the battery life being much better!
The quad Core i5 version is also available for £1132 here, % discount is not as high but a worthy upgrade for the extra cores, much improved IGP and double the SSD.
Yes, it’s £900 but in 5 years you can sell it for £450-£500. How much will your £500 HP laptop be worth?

I spent £1,300 on a MacBook 12” 512GB back in the day. It’s 5 years old, runs like a dream and has the latest MacOS updates. I’d snap this up if I was looking.
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