Apple MacBook Air at Currys for £849 (Minimum £200 trade in for old laptop)
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Apple MacBook Air at Currys for £849 (Minimum £200 trade in for old laptop)

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LocalFound 4th Mar
Minimum £200 trade in for your old laptop (check the small print)
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MacBook Air, not a MacBook.
£200 Trade In Guaranteed - when you trade in this device at a Currys PC World and purchase a MacBook

Terms & Conditions: Actual trade in value will vary dependant on device. Offer only available when you trade in store and ends 13th March 2018. Additional guaranteed trade in values only apply against purchases of device when you trade in a working product. Trade In value issued on a Curry PC World gift card. Only one Trade In Gift Card can be redeemed per transaction. Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to availability.

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Just did a quote for my old MacBook Air & they offered me 55 quid lol
yeh but its guaranteed £200 if u buy the mac.....i got quoted £50 for my i3 laptop but £200 against a macbook
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Actual trade in value will vary dependent on device.
Trade in only available in store.
Laptop must be working and not more than 7 years old.
Trade in value issued on a Curry’s PC World gift card.
Only one Trade In gift card can be redeemed per transaction.
Just did a quote for my old MacBook Air & they offered me 55 quid lol
yeh but its guaranteed £200 if u buy the mac.....i got quoted £50 for my i3 laptop but £200 against a macbook
My dell i5 got me 77 trade in on anything but 200 against this specific macbook. Tempted.
Double check the trade in deal as my girlfriends brother did this a couple weeks ago and was offered 50 quid for his old laptop. Then I noticed the a4 printout on a display that stated the minimum trade in of £200 and the staff rechecked and did it at the £200 stated
It’s like a scrapage car scheme, really great deal if you have a dodgy old laptop lying around to trade in. Hot.
Ah ok, thanks

Think I’ll keep hold of it & go for the Very deal instead.
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If I used my card that is registered with Quidco, I should be able to get £40 CB also? Purchases over £499 with Currys on laptops.
Think there is a maximum on mac stuff, I thought it was £20

Edit - it is £40 at the moment
Edited by: "a666andy" 4th Mar
Good deal,however expect more vendors to drop the prices as Apple is reportedly planning on releasing a new MacBook Air later this year at a lower price and possibly with different specs.
edcor988938 m ago

Good deal,however expect more vendors to drop the prices as Apple is …Good deal,however expect more vendors to drop the prices as Apple is reportedly planning on releasing a new MacBook Air later this year at a lower price and possibly with different specs.


That's the case with every single Apple computer every single year.
edcor988943 m ago

Good deal,however expect more vendors to drop the prices as Apple is …Good deal,however expect more vendors to drop the prices as Apple is reportedly planning on releasing a new MacBook Air later this year at a lower price and possibly with different specs.


Waiting for the new air as current one is quite old and macbook don't cut it for me. There is something about air since Steve Jobs pulled it out if the brown envelope.
Good deal and tempted.....mmmmm....new shiney thing to open and play with.....mmmmm....tempted....

But the realism is, my late 2011 MacBook Pro i5 running the latest Apple OS still performs with no issues. Yeah, battery isnt as good as it was but that, and the HHD can easily be changed for a lot less.

So, as much as I like nice new shiney techy things, Im out.

Still a good deal though, particularly for someone trading in an old windows based PC.
birdski31 m ago

That's the case with every single Apple computer every single year.


It usually is with all their items however, the Air hasn’t really received a major update for a while now even though it used to be the best seller due to weight and battery life. This time however Apple is considering a proper update.
Would John Lewis price match this with discount?

I have put in a price match request so will update on outcome.
Edited by: "billiramsay" 4th Mar
How thorough are they at checking laptop age? Got a perfectly good Core2Duo model, but over 7 years old.
Edited by: "Arstar" 4th Mar
birdski56 m ago

That's the case with every single Apple computer every single year.


Apple rarely lowers their prices when releasing new models. I’d say the new Air is worth waiting for if the current rumours are true.

Also, according to MacRumors the current model “has seen only minor updates since the last major revision in March 2015”. So an Air bought now will be quickly outdated.
billiramsay22 m ago

Would John Lewis price match this with discount?


Nope
Pity they didn't refresh this more recently. Hasn't got a HD screen and the processor is a few gens back. It really depends on how "cheap" Apple mean with the new Air coming in a few months. Will probably be expensive!
Edited by: "David23" 4th Mar
This MacBook Air looks the same as the 2008 model.
David2327 m ago

Pity they didn't refresh this more recently. Hasn't got a HD screen and …Pity they didn't refresh this more recently. Hasn't got a HD screen and the processor is a few gens back. It really depends on how "cheap" Apple mean with the new Air coming in a few months. Will probably be expensive!


This hasn’t got a HD screen??? Ok I officially don’t understand how this can be hyped.

It’s still a good deal but I can’t believe the screen isn’t HD!
coolio2827 m ago

This hasn’t got a HD screen??? Ok I officially don’t understand how this ca …This hasn’t got a HD screen??? Ok I officially don’t understand how this can be hyped. It’s still a good deal but I can’t believe the screen isn’t HD!


Yup the screen is 1440 × 900 which isn't HD is anyone's book. Why they haven't changed the screen since 2010 is beyond me.
Edited by: "David23" 4th Mar
David231 h, 17 m ago

Yup the screen is 1440 × 900 which isn't HD is anyone's book. Why they …Yup the screen is 1440 × 900 which isn't HD is anyone's book. Why they haven't changed the screen since 2010 is beyond me.



Because Apple hope to distract from facts like this not being HD with a princely £200 cashback offer.
Arstar5 h, 21 m ago

How thorough are they at checking laptop age? Got a perfectly good …How thorough are they at checking laptop age? Got a perfectly good Core2Duo model, but over 7 years old.


Does anyone know if they’re checking the year of the models thoroughly?
Hi. For those wondering if they will check how old the laptop is, the answer is yes. I was in currys yesterday and spoke to the guy in the help desk who assesses what you are trading in. He will run a diagnostic check which will establish, amongst other things, age and battery life.

In short they won’t take any old laptop. It needs to be in working condition with an acceptable battery. It could be a case of ‘computer days no’.

I am very tempted though. 650 for a new MacBook Air. Very tempting.
Edited by: "Rjm123" 4th Mar
Not a bad deal for the model but personally I'd steer clear of paying £849 for a laptop that only has a 1440x900 screen
David2310 h, 3 m ago

Yup the screen is 1440 × 900 which isn't HD is anyone's book. Why they …Yup the screen is 1440 × 900 which isn't HD is anyone's book. Why they haven't changed the screen since 2010 is beyond me.


720P is a HD resolution, and this is higher resolution, so you're wrong it's definitely HD. Also don't forget many Windows laptops still only have 1366 * 768 displays and they're also considered HD resolution.
fishmaster16 m ago

720P is a HD resolution, and this is higher resolution, so you're wrong …720P is a HD resolution, and this is higher resolution, so you're wrong it's definitely HD. Also don't forget many Windows laptops still only have 1366 * 768 displays and they're also considered HD resolution.


No one has considered 720p as high definition for nearly a decade. Even most budget laptops, tablets and phones have 1080p screens these days and at this price point (even with the discount) it would be a given. It's a pity as the rest of the specs are liveable with.
David2311 m ago

No one has considered 720p as high definition for nearly a decade. Even …No one has considered 720p as high definition for nearly a decade. Even most budget laptops, tablets and phones have 1080p screens these days and at this price point (even with the discount) it would be a given. It's a pity as the rest of the specs are liveable with.


You talk in absolutes, but they wrong. 720P is a HD resolution, still today the majority of laptops have a resolution of 1366 * 768 which isn't a lot higher than 720P. So 1080P yes is now ubiquitous in terms of being the majority television standard, but it's far from standard as a resolution in laptops. I can name loads of laptops that still have a 1366 * 768 resolution which is far nearer to 720P than it is to 1080P.

Retina came in to effect in 2012 so yes we can argue that Apple are at fault with not standardising Retina across all their devices. However in terms of 720P not being a HD resolution and most laptops still having a resolution close to 720P we can definitely state that you are incorrect to say 720P hasn't been considered a HD resolution for decades as it obviously is and defined as a HD standard.
fishmaster29 m ago

You talk in absolutes, but they wrong. 720P is a HD resolution, still …You talk in absolutes, but they wrong. 720P is a HD resolution, still today the majority of laptops have a resolution of 1366 * 768 which isn't a lot higher than 720P. So 1080P yes is now ubiquitous in terms of being the majority television standard, but it's far from standard as a resolution in laptops. I can name loads of laptops that still have a 1366 * 768 resolution which is far nearer to 720P than it is to 1080P. Retina came in to effect in 2012 so yes we can argue that Apple are at fault with not standardising Retina across all their devices. However in terms of 720P not being a HD resolution and most laptops still having a resolution close to 720P we can definitely state that you are incorrect to say 720P hasn't been considered a HD resolution for decades as it obviously is and defined as a HD standard.


How many laptops these days that cost £600-£700 have a resolution lower than 1080p? In 8 years Apple changed the Air's processors but not the screen, considering the price it makes no sense. I would disagree that most laptops are still low resolution, even cheap ones are 1080p.

320kbps Mp3's used to be "high resolution" audio, CD's used to be high resolution audio. Now 24bit Flac's are high resolution audio. The benchmark changes all the time and what constitutes a generally accepted understanding of a level of quality also changes.
Damn are the bloody bezels still this fat in 2017 model. That is atrocious by Apple... Take heat for deal tho.
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The trade in value of my old laptop was £77, but they gave £200 as an e-gift card off the MacBook. They run a test on the trade in laptop to make sure it works and then issue the trade in value.
Easy peasy!!!!
Got mine today - meant to be £25 for my old acer but got the £200- great find
Edited by: "ibird22" 5th Mar
fishmaster4th Mar

You talk in absolutes, but they wrong. 720P is a HD resolution, still …You talk in absolutes, but they wrong. 720P is a HD resolution, still today the majority of laptops have a resolution of 1366 * 768 which isn't a lot higher than 720P. So 1080P yes is now ubiquitous in terms of being the majority television standard, but it's far from standard as a resolution in laptops. I can name loads of laptops that still have a 1366 * 768 resolution which is far nearer to 720P than it is to 1080P. Retina came in to effect in 2012 so yes we can argue that Apple are at fault with not standardising Retina across all their devices. However in terms of 720P not being a HD resolution and most laptops still having a resolution close to 720P we can definitely state that you are incorrect to say 720P hasn't been considered a HD resolution for decades as it obviously is and defined as a HD standard.


And EVERY SINGLE TIME one of those 1366x768 laptops is posted on here it gets universally trashed because "its not HD" "Why do they put these screens in laptops in this day/age" "cold not full HD".

I'm not suggesting you're one of those people but plenty are & it cant go both ways.
whats the oldest and cheapest laptop that would qualify?
Sharpharp6 m ago

whats the oldest and cheapest laptop that would qualify?



think it mentions up to 7 yrs old somewhere in t's & c's
David234th Mar

How many laptops these days that cost £600-£700 have a resolution lower t …How many laptops these days that cost £600-£700 have a resolution lower than 1080p? In 8 years Apple changed the Air's processors but not the screen, considering the price it makes no sense. I would disagree that most laptops are still low resolution, even cheap ones are 1080p.320kbps Mp3's used to be "high resolution" audio, CD's used to be high resolution audio. Now 24bit Flac's are high resolution audio. The benchmark changes all the time and what constitutes a generally accepted understanding of a level of quality also changes.


I agree that laptops which are £600-£700 are much more likely to have 1080P+ screens. However as I work for an IT refurbisher I can tell you that many laptops still have 1366*768 screens. Expect to pay over £349 NEW to get a laptop with a 1080P screen and even then many don't have 1080P+
Edited by: "fishmaster" 6th Mar
Sharpharp12 h, 45 m ago

whats the oldest and cheapest laptop that would qualify?


I took mine in today and they said it needed to be less than 7 years old and operating on minimum of Windows 7.
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