Apple MacBook Air, MD760B/B, Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash Storage, 4GB RAM, 13.3" - £699.00 dld with 3 year guarantee - John Lewis - ALL CREDIT TO I LOVE BARGAINS FOR FINDING THIS DEAL
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Apple MacBook Air, MD760B/B, Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash Storage, 4GB RAM, 13.3" - £699.00 dld with 3 year guarantee - John Lewis - ALL CREDIT TO I LOVE BARGAINS FOR FINDING THIS DEAL

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Product information

Unbelievably thin and light, the new 13.3-inch Apple MacBook Air is a portable yet powerful portable computer. Running on Apple’s latest operating system, OS X Mavericks, the MacBook Air features a fourth generation Intel Core i5 processor and dedicated flash memory to ensure rapid performance. Made from lightweight aluminium, it features a whole host of great connectivity options, including USB 3.0 and a lighting fast Thunderbolt port. Tough, slim and very portable - the MacBook Air is your perfect partner for work, rest or play.
Thin, Light and Durable
Incredibly thin and light, MacBook Air 13-inch measures just 1.7cm at its deepest point and weighs an astonishing 1.35kg making it ideal to take with you. The amazing portability of this machine is helped by the 128GB flash storage. Flash storage doesn’t have any moving parts, which means it’s more reliable and quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent — qualities that make sense in a laptop tasked with keeping up with you. Despite its size, MacBook Air packs a full-size keyboard that makes typing as natural as it is comfortable. It’s also backlit, so you can type with ease in even the dimmest light.
Fourth Generation Intel Core i5
The fourth generation Intel Core i5 processor will handle whatever you throw at it, allowing you to multi-task and work on intensive applications without experiencing any lag. Applications run faster and more efficiently than before. So everything you normally do on a computer you can do even quicker. Send email, write reports, create presentations, touch up photos, edit home movies and all the little (and big) tasks in between. The i5 uses the Intel HD Graphics 5000 GPU to ensure visuals are smooth whether you’re playing a game, watching a video or editing a photo.
All-Day Battery
MacBook Air features a large battery that works with the power-efficient fourth generation Intel Core processor to last all day. You can expect up to twelve hours of battery life on a single charge when surfing the web or watching films from iTunes. MacBook Air will also preserve its own battery life by entering standby mode after it’s been asleep for more than three hours, helping to conserve battery life for up to 30 days. You can even continue to receive new emails and calendar invitations while your MacBook’s asleep by enabling Power Nap.
Faster Connections
With 802.11ac Wi-Fi you’ll be able to connect to an 802.11ac router and experience wireless performance that’s up to 3 times faster than previous generations. Bluetooth 4.0 will allow you to connect to Bluetooth enabled devices like speakers, headphones and other computers to stream and share files without wires.
Two USB 3.0 ports will allow you to connect peripheral items such as mice, printers or USB storage devices, and transfer data 10 times faster than USB 2.0 with compatible devices. The Thunderbolt port allows rapid transferring of files, so you’ll save time when trying to save large files in a hurry. With two 10-Gbps data channels, Thunderbolt lets you transfer data at rates up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0.
Visual Communications
The screen on the MacBook Air is amazingly thin- just 4.86mm- but still manages to stand out, with a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels and LED backlighting ensuring that colours are bright and vibrant from edge to edge. The widescreen 720p FaceTime camera will let your friends and family see more of you in video calls and ensure that groups can fit into a picture without having to crowd around the display. The dual microphones reduce background noise from behind the mics, so your speech will be as clear as your face.
Please note: This MacBook is eligible for a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite through the Mac App store
Mac OS X Yosemite
OS X Yosemite helps to bring iOS and OS X devices together. It's packed full of features that will help you take full advantage of your hardware, without compromising on looks or ease of use. It works with your processor to give you the best possible experience and will keep everything up to date, even when it's in sleep mode.

OS X lets you control your Mac with simple, intuitive gestures. Your favourite apps are easy to reach in the Dock, while Launchpad provides quick access to everything. Finder makes it easy to browse and organise your files, with Spotlight ensuring that searching for documents and apps is effortless. It comes with amazing apps like Pages, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband that give you the platform you need for productivity and creativity, with more great apps are available for download from the App Store.

If you own and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8, then you can move between devices in even smarter ways. Make and receive iPhone calls on your Mac, even if your iPhone is in another room. Send and receive both iMessage and SMS text messages on your Mac. Start an email, document or browsing session on one device and instantly pick it up on another.
Apps Included
| Safari | Mail | iBooks | Mac App Store | iPhoto | iMovie | GarageBand | Pages | Numbers | Keynote | Maps | Calendar | FaceTime | Messages | Contacts | Reminders | Preview | Notes | iTunes | Game Center | Time Machine | Photo Booth |
Accessories Included 45W MagSafe 2 Power adaptor, AC wall plug and power lead Battery life Information Up to 12 hours Bluetooth Enabled Information Yes - 4.0 Brand
Apple
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Available separately Computer Support Helpline Information Free 90 day computer support Dimensions H0.3/1.7 x W32.5 x D22.7cm Ethernet Port Information NO Finish Aluminium Graphics card Information Intel HD Graphics 5000 Graphics card type Information Shared Hard drive Information 128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage Headphone socket YES Keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement) with ambient light sensor Memory (RAM) Information 4GB Memory Card Slots Information SD, SDHC, SDXC Model name / number MD760B/B NFC enabled Information NO Operating system Information Mac OS X Mavericks Ports Information 2x USB 3.0, 1x Thunderbolt Processor Information 4th generation dual-core Intel Core i5 Processor speed Information 1.4GHz to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost Screen finish Information Gloss Screen Resolution Information 1440 x 900 pixels Screen size Information 13.3" Screen Type LED-backlit display Sound Built-in stereo speakers Touch Screen NO Voice Recognition NO Webcam (front-facing) Information 720p facetime HD camera Webcam (rear-facing) Information NO Weight 1.35kg Wireless Display Information NO Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11ac
Delivery

Price available until 12th April 2015,
3 Year Warranty offer available until 9th April 2015
- windhoek

228 Comments

Original Poster Banned

All credit to ilovebargains
Edited by: "Lyrrad" 21st Mar 2015

Shocking screen.

Asus Zenbook and Dell XPS 13 are better options.

ChampionshipManager

Shocking screen.Asus Zenbook and Dell XPS 13 are better options.


But they don't run OS X. No FaceTime, no iMessage, no Photostream etc etc etc..

There's nothing wrong with the screen.

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ChampionshipManager

Shocking screen.Asus Zenbook and Dell XPS 13 are better options.


Are you going to post the same broken record on all the MacBook Air posts?
Maybe it's time you changed record and moved on in life. No one sent you an invite to this party Mr DJ.

Are these the new 2015 models or 2014?

willww

Are these the new 2015 models or 2014?


2014...on clearance at most stores...good with the 3 yer warranty though

Possibly £650 at currys with O2 priority maybe

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Oneday77

CommentAre you going to post the same broken record on all the MacBook … CommentAre you going to post the same broken record on all the MacBook Air posts? Maybe it's time you changed record and moved on in life. No one sent you an invite to this party Mr DJ.



What about the usual broken record 'pc' vs macs broken record that gets posted in most Pc/Mac deal?
Nothing new and unfortunately it's not going to stop after your comment.
Edited by: "jjonas45" 21st Mar 2015

ChampionshipManager

Shocking screen.


enough for starbucks fans

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph7085/55808.png

Edited by: "rodman" 21st Mar 2015

garryallen

There's nothing wrong with the screen.


If it was the 80s, this would be true.

Moan, moan, moan.
Mac tastic deal.

no retina on these right? why bother

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ChampionshipManager

Shocking screen.Asus Zenbook and Dell XPS 13 are better options.

n


Stop spamming Apple post with the same juvenile drivel. Don't feed the troll

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noshin98

no retina on these right? why bother



Battery life?

Lyrrad

Battery life?



all macbooks have great battery life anyway. my point was, why would anyone want something with a blurry screen?

OP you don't need to credit someone in the title of the deal, in the description would have sufficed.

Spending £700 I would want more than 128gb harddrive

SovietEngland

Spending £700 I would want more than 128gb harddrive



Technically it's a solid state drive.


noshin98

all macbooks have great battery life anyway. my point was, why would … all macbooks have great battery life anyway. my point was, why would anyone want something with a blurry screen?




Not sure if serious or...

ChampionshipManager

Shocking screen.Asus Zenbook and Dell XPS 13 are better options.



PC Pro Review of XPS 13....

In fact, the XPS 13’s screen delivers a contrast ratio of 1,076:1. That’s absolutely fine, but what isn’t acceptable is that the dynamic contrast cannot be be disabled: essentially, you’re stuck with a screen that brightens and darkens noticeably when the screen content changes, something that’s been annoying enough for some customers in the US (where the XPS 13 has been available for a while) to send their laptops back.

More seriously, it makes it impossible to use the Dell XPS 13 as a colour-critical photo editing tool, since you’re never certain of the level of your backlight. And we were none too impressed with the consistency of that backlight, either. On our sample the panel was noticeably brighter in the top-left corner than elsewhere, and afflicted by visible backlight leakage in the bottom corners. For a machine costing this much, that simply isn’t acceptable.

classygear

CommentnStop spamming Apple post with the same juvenile drivel. Don't … CommentnStop spamming Apple post with the same juvenile drivel. Don't feed the troll


Perhaps the Apple fan boys could resist posting their own inane drivel on PC posts?

My own personal "favourite" is the "opinion" posted as fact on any Windows phone post.

Excellent deal, I bought one for my son at Christmas for a lot more.
Brilliant laptop and battery life is amazing.

Nice find - add my 12% partner discount makes its £614!

Original Poster Banned

I'm more confused then ever on this mac. I can get the newer model for £729 with 1 year's warranty on Apple Educational scheme. What's the better deal?
Edited by: "Lyrrad" 21st Mar 2015

ChampionshipManager

Shocking screen.Asus Zenbook and Dell XPS 13 are better options.


the screen is absolutely fine.and you won't get the superior Mac OSX experience with dell and asus.neither you get the fantastic software,hardware support.

Edited by: "Tequila" 21st Mar 2015

I love the PC lovers.....They'll pay more than this for their precious Gaming Laptops, Which let's be honest, are just to be seen with toys...and vote hot telling everyone they know best.
But you'd have to pay the same as this to get this screen on PC anyway.

This is a fantastic deal.
Excellent machine and at this price,a true bargain with 3 years warranty.buy it now!

Not a hater, have loads of apple products. Trust everyone saying this screen is crap. After using a retina display for years this looks shocking in comparison.

retrend

If it was the 80s, this would be true.



Is that seriously the best you can come up with as a 'witty' retort? If so, I'd be surprised if you were even born in the 80s.

The screen is absolutely fine. Hell, I'm typing on one now so know that to be the case - sometimes I wonder if people who **** off Apple gear, almost as an instinctive reflex, have even seen one, let alone used one for themselves.

We are talking a £700 laptop here - you won't get any competing notebook, of this build quality, with this battery life, with a superior screen for the same money. If you want a better display, then buy the new Retina Macbook and enjoy less battery life and paying over a grand for it.

The display is not the best around, but to claim it is 'rubbish' is utterly ridiculous.

Tequila

the screen is absolutely fine.and you won't get the superior Mac OSX … the screen is absolutely fine.and you won't get the superior Mac OSX experience with dell and asus.neither you get the fantastic software,hardware support.



It has 128ppi. Fine my a***.
Edited by: "ChampionshipManager" 21st Mar 2015

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Lyrrad

I'm more confused then ever on this mac. I can get the newer model for … I'm more confused then ever on this mac. I can get the newer model for £729 with 1 year's warranty on Apple Educational scheme. What's the better deal?



Same dilemma here. I guess you have to ask are the minor spec updates on the new air worth the £29 price difference plus the cost you'd have to pay to extend a guarantee for another 2 years. I'm thinking I might settle for this older model

noshin98

no retina on these right? why bother


I agree, about time they came with Retina display.

Another issue with the screen is the panel lottery. Samsung = Good, LG = Bad.

Can you run Windows 8.1 on this with Boot Camp?

Great price for a great laptop

Ppl need to avoid comparing specs while machines run different OS

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classygear

CommentSame dilemma here. I guess you have to ask are the minor spec … CommentSame dilemma here. I guess you have to ask are the minor spec updates on the new air worth the £29 price difference plus the cost you'd have to pay to extend a guarantee for another 2 years. I'm thinking I might settle for this older model



They are also quite reliable so there's every chance the guarantee will not be needed. The only other thing I've looked at is pc specialist Lafite

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FatherTed

Can you run Windows 8.1 on this with Boot Camp?



Yes you can, and trust me, it will run windows far better than many windows laptops!

CFLEETWOOD

about time they came with Retina display.

They do now, this is the old model

djrobmac

They do now, this is the old model



The new Macbook Airs still come with a 128ppi screen.

You're talking about the new 12" Macbook (the one famous for having one USB port).
Edited by: "ChampionshipManager" 21st Mar 2015

macbook air new model is non-retina too....this line has not been refreshed. this is a great laptop, but i do think the screen is poor. if you use other laptops with better screens for a while you will notice a massive difference....
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