Apple MacBook Air, MD761B/B, Intel Core i5, (UPGRADED) 256GB Flash Storage, 4GB RAM, 13.3" With 3 Year Warranty @John Lewis (£100 Cheaper Than Apple)
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Apple MacBook Air, MD761B/B, Intel Core i5, (UPGRADED) 256GB Flash Storage, 4GB RAM, 13.3" With 3 Year Warranty @John Lewis (£100 Cheaper Than Apple)

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Found 3rd Apr 2015
Good price, for the upgraded version and saving £100 off the Apple price, plus 3 year warranty seems like a no brainer from me

2014 year model
- rodman

48 Comments

Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina display on it's own justifies the extra £150

Not bad, you could buy the last years 8gb i5 Retina MacBook Pro for £980 with 256gb SSD On apples refurbished web site, that seems a better deal, the screen alone is worth an extra £80.

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xtreme123

Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina … Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina display on it's own justifies the extra £150


I just don't like the idea of having to use an adapter to plug anything in except the charger, at least this has 2 usb ports

xtreme123

Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina … Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina display on it's own justifies the extra £150



4GB more RAM also.

xtreme123

Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina … Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina display on it's own justifies the extra £150



The performance of this will be much better than that new MacBook, however.

sm-1991

Not bad, you could buy the last years 8gb i5 Retina MacBook Pro for £980 … Not bad, you could buy the last years 8gb i5 Retina MacBook Pro for £980 with 256gb SSD On apples refurbished web site, that seems a better deal, the screen alone is worth an extra £80.



Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a terrible mistake. I have purchased a late 2013 October mac. Which means it is less than 1.5 years old. The specs are as follows:

- i5 Haswell 2.4GHZ
-8GB
-256GB

I paid £570 for it. It was refurbished. It works perfectly. It was cheaper than every other model of the same type going on eBay and various other websites including apple reseller ones. Sure it doesn't come with 3 years warranty but its covered under my household insurance anyways. The only thing is it didn't come with a box and has an american keyboard.

My friends say I got a bloody good deal as lesser specs are fetching more on eBay but I am not so sure. Advice needed please. Anyone?

xtreme123

Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina … Personally think you're better off getting the new macbook. The retina display on it's own justifies the extra £150


Performance is on par with a (high end) 2011 MacBook Air though. 13" Pro is the best option.

Nuttydev

Performance is on par with a (high end) 2011 MacBook Air though. 13" Pro … Performance is on par with a (high end) 2011 MacBook Air though. 13" Pro is the best option.


The pro is also heavier on the other hand.

I picked the 13" air instead of the Pro because it is much lighter.

all apple had to do was add retina to the air.

MadonnaProject

Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a … Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a terrible mistake. I have purchased a late 2013 October mac. Which means it is less than 1.5 years old. The specs are as follows:- i5 Haswell 2.4GHZ-8GB -256GBI paid £570 for it. It was refurbished. It works perfectly. It was cheaper than every other model of the same type going on eBay and various other websites including apple reseller ones. Sure it doesn't come with 3 years warranty but its covered under my household insurance anyways. The only thing is it didn't come with a box and has an american keyboard.My friends say I got a bloody good deal as lesser specs are fetching more on eBay but I am not so sure. Advice needed please. Anyone?



If you want a Mac then keep it and use it is my advice.

fishmaster

If you want a Mac then keep it and use it is my advice.



Yeah but did I get a good deal for the specs?

Just for the record the SSD drive makes such a difference, this is about 3x the speed of my imac just cos of the drive

gnomechimpsky

4GB more RAM also.



Which is worth about £5... even if Apple will lie to you that it's worth more...

MadonnaProject

Yeah but did I get a good deal for the specs?



Yeah I think so, I wouldn't worry about it, I'd use it. You have it now, whether it's a good or bad deal is immaterial, it's a quality tool, use it I bought a late 2014 Mac Mini and I'm happy with it, just getting used to using OSX more really. I got it for some projects I'm doing.

FoolzAbound

Which is worth about £5... even if Apple will lie to you that it's worth … Which is worth about £5... even if Apple will lie to you that it's worth more...


Where are you getting 4GB of DDR3 RAM for £5?

MadonnaProject

Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a … Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a terrible mistake. I have purchased a late 2013 October mac. Which means it is less than 1.5 years old. The specs are as follows:- i5 Haswell 2.4GHZ-8GB -256GBI paid £570 for it. It was refurbished. It works perfectly. It was cheaper than every other model of the same type going on eBay and various other websites including apple reseller ones. Sure it doesn't come with 3 years warranty but its covered under my household insurance anyways. The only thing is it didn't come with a box and has an american keyboard.My friends say I got a bloody good deal as lesser specs are fetching more on eBay but I am not so sure. Advice needed please. Anyone?




Depends who it was re-furbished by i.e. generic dealer or Apple approved. I fail to see how your household insurance will cover you for hardware breakdowns etc which an Applecare warranty would.

If it's the Macbook Pro Retina, then it's a good price, although personally I would want it with a UK layout and boxed if I was buying pre-owned, but that's just my choice. . If you find the US keyboard layout works for you, that's all that matters.

This is for the old, end of life model, not the refreshed version launched 3 weeks ago. It's a similar price across many other retailers

MadonnaProject

Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a … Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a terrible mistake. I have purchased a late 2013 October mac. Which means it is less than 1.5 years old. The specs are as follows:- i5 Haswell 2.4GHZ-8GB -256GBI paid £570 for it. It was refurbished. It works perfectly. It was cheaper than every other model of the same type going on eBay and various other websites including apple reseller ones. Sure it doesn't come with 3 years warranty but its covered under my household insurance anyways. The only thing is it didn't come with a box and has an american keyboard.My friends say I got a bloody good deal as lesser specs are fetching more on eBay but I am not so sure. Advice needed please. Anyone?


MBA is really all about the battery life. Lightness and thinness are just additional benefits. I take mine to uni every day where I'm stuck from 9-4 + 3hrs commute return.... I get home and I still have good 40% left to carry on with my coursework.

Looks like not the "latest model", the description of the link says "4th generation dual-core Intel Core i5". The latest will contain 5th gen i5 (and also perhaps runs a little faster). But thank you for posting ....

Just so everyones aware, this is NOT the latest model, the 2015 models are MJVM2LL/A, MJVP2LL/A, MJVE2LL/A, MJVG2LL/A a quick look at the Graphics card specs confirm this.

mattsokolinski

MBA is really all about the battery life. Lightness and thinness are just … MBA is really all about the battery life. Lightness and thinness are just additional benefits. I take mine to uni every day where I'm stuck from 9-4 + 3hrs commute return.... I get home and I still have good 40% left to carry on with my coursework.


Don't you poor students have electricity in your homes nowadays?
Edited by: "pibpob" 3rd Apr 2015

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not really an amazing deal.

if you are planning on getting an Air, please please PLEASE choose the 8gb RAM.

pibpob

Don't you poor students have electricity in your homes nowadays?



Clearly he does, how else would he charge it to 100% before leaving home for uni?

fbl

not really an amazing deal.if you are planning on getting an Air, please … not really an amazing deal.if you are planning on getting an Air, please please PLEASE choose the 8gb RAM.



Why, is Mac os that bad?

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jaydeeuk1

Why, is Mac os that bad?


OS X is amazing handling RAM, especially when compared to a 4gb windows computer
however, the 4gb is the 'bottleneck' of this set up. Paying extra will future proof the laptop, and the extra 4gb RAM will really help when you're browsing with 20+ tabs open.

Cold for me - the XPS13 can be had cheaper than this with VIP coupon and has a 3200x1800 infinity screen, 8gb RAM and an i7 Broadwell

jaydeeuk1

Why, is Mac os that bad?



Being Unix based OS X is good at managing memory. Especially with the new memory compression features that came out with Mavericks however you will soon find even with all this doohickery most of the time a fresh booted OS X machine will be using up more than half yor memory especially when the graphics chip is sharing a hood chunk of it. Run onyx and you'll see what I mean. Realistically I prefer windows management of memory and that's terrible in itself. You also need a good 8GB of ram to not bottleneck the processor bandwidth. As someone said 4GB is quite literally the bottleneck in these machines. This is why I paid 20 quid extra and got an amerocan retina with 256GB and 8GB ram as compared to a UK keyboard on a 128GB machine with 4GB ram.

There's a reason the new machine a start with 8GB. Apple is notorious for crippling their systems and even they think 8GB is the bare minimum these days.

azocarbo

Clearly he does, how else would he charge it to 100% before leaving home … Clearly he does, how else would he charge it to 100% before leaving home for uni?


He doesn't say he does that. He does imply that he has to use it on batteries while at home however.

outdated tech.

overpriced underspecced. Every thing you want when buying apple I suppose so heat added.

pibpob

He doesn't say he does that. He does imply that he has to use it on … He doesn't say he does that. He does imply that he has to use it on batteries while at home however.



Ohhh no I dont have electricity at home... Spent all the money on my MBA so that I can fit into the hipster wannabe group at uni...Now I just need to get some money to by those dorky looking non prescription glasses in pradamark
Edited by: "mattsk" 3rd Apr 2015

pibpob

He doesn't say he does that. He does imply that he has to use it on … He doesn't say he does that. He does imply that he has to use it on batteries while at home however.



Haha, you're right. I wonder where he charges it...

Unless he bought it new and this was his first (and last) day using it?

This thing must be blisteringly fast with an i5 processor and 4GB RAM. Absolute bargain for under a grand, doubt this kind of spec would be seen at this price bracket for quite a while.

[quote=escortboy]This thing must be blisteringly fast with an i5 processor and 4GB RAM. Absolute bargain for under a grand, doubt this kind of spec would be seen at this price bracket for quite a while.[/quote

(_;) time traveller from the past?

MadonnaProject

Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a … Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a terrible mistake. I have purchased a late 2013 October mac. Which means it is less than 1.5 years old. The specs are as follows:- i5 Haswell 2.4GHZ-8GB -256GBI paid £570 for it. It was refurbished. It works perfectly. It was cheaper than every other model of the same type going on eBay and various other websites including apple reseller ones. Sure it doesn't come with 3 years warranty but its covered under my household insurance anyways. The only thing is it didn't come with a box and has an american keyboard.My friends say I got a bloody good deal as lesser specs are fetching more on eBay but I am not so sure. Advice needed please. Anyone?



I think that's a good rMBP. I have the 2013 next model up. But I got it for £760 brand new at the time when it was the current model. You should stick with it.

I'm very far from an apple hater as I own a number of apple products. Objectively, there is no way anyone should be spending £900 on a computer with 4GB RAM. Especially not one of the newer apple laptops where upgrading the RAM is not something you can do yourself. Part of the value of Apple laptops is the longevity but 4GB RAM is not going to cut it for years to come.

poopscoop

I think that's a good rMBP. I have the 2013 next model up. But I got it … I think that's a good rMBP. I have the 2013 next model up. But I got it for £760 brand new at the time when it was the current model. You should stick with it.



Thanks. Do you have the 15 inch? What do you mean next model up? Is yours a 12 inch?

Ok deal heat worthy - I felt the need to replace my aging 2010 macbook pro 15 this year as its my workhorse, I looked at the Air, Macbook & the Pro. I really liked the idea of the air (the macbook was written off cause its just not powerful enough) but the lack of retina is a major negative. I opted for the MBPr 13 2015 model - its the base one, 2.7Ghz/8Gb/128Gb and the battery life of this one is nothing short of incredible - it says 11 Hrs, I reckon you can eek more than that out of it if your careful.

I picked this one up last week brand new still sealed from a reseller on eBay for £849 delivered and well worth every penny if your looking for an upgrade

MadonnaProject

Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a … Hey I need your advice, reading your comment I think I have made a terrible mistake. I have purchased a late 2013 October mac. Which means it is less than 1.5 years old. The specs are as follows:- i5 Haswell 2.4GHZ-8GB -256GBI paid £570 for it. It was refurbished. It works perfectly. It was cheaper than every other model of the same type going on eBay and various other websites including apple reseller ones. Sure it doesn't come with 3 years warranty but its covered under my household insurance anyways. The only thing is it didn't come with a box and has an american keyboard.My friends say I got a bloody good deal as lesser specs are fetching more on eBay but I am not so sure. Advice needed please. Anyone?



You got a very good deal, I bought my one a few months after it came out (13 months ago) for £1,059 refurbished, saved £150 from buying it new.

sm-1991

You got a very good deal, I bought my one a few months after it came out … You got a very good deal, I bought my one a few months after it came out (13 months ago) for £1,059 refurbished, saved £150 from buying it new.



Thank you, that helps a lot, you have no idea. Is your now the same spec in terms of screen also?
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