John Lewis Macbooks have 3 year warranty from £679
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John Lewis Macbooks have 3 year warranty from £679

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Found 21st Mar 2015
At the moment John Lewis are offering 3 years warranty for the Apple Macs.

The price shown is the from price and they do go up a lot but some good buys if the extra warranty gives you some peace of mind.

Apple MacBook Air, MD711B/B, Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash Storage, 4GB RAM, 11.6
- rodman

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Unnecessary given the amount of Apple users who flip for the next generation for no reason...

Apple: Masters of planned obsolescence

Apple have such quality products that you don't need any guarantee at all.









Unless you get to pay Apple extra for it.

m5rcc

Unnecessary given the amount of Apple users who flip for the next … Unnecessary given the amount of Apple users who flip for the next generation for no reason...Apple: Masters of planned obsolescence


Even if they did, they'd still want a good resale value. And if the laptop is still under guarantee then that can only be good for the resale value.
Your argument is irrelevant, so go and find another thread to troll.

>Insert sweeping generalisations and Apple hate here<

Then carry on.
Edited by: "magicwok" 24th Mar 2015

Not a great fan of apple products, but considering the apple extended warranty normally costs an extra £200, this seems an excellent deal....8)

Yeah Macs have a 10 year life span (at least) so warranty is not needed and probably doesnt help resale as most people know this

As much as this seems like I'm trolling, this is a genuine question!.... Is it really worth £679 for an i5 with 4gb RAM on an 11 inch screen? You could get a similar spec windows laptop for half this price couldn't you?

If the warranty is transferrable (which, IIRC, with JL it is) then it's easier to sell on an item and going from past experience, you’ll get a better price than you would for an identical product that doesn’t have a warranty. Definitely a plus in my book and a real saving on the cost of AppleCare.

Maffew

As much as this seems like I'm trolling, this is a genuine question!.... … As much as this seems like I'm trolling, this is a genuine question!.... Is it really worth £679 for an i5 with 4gb RAM on an 11 inch screen? You could get a similar spec windows laptop for half this price couldn't you?



If it's running Windows then it's not a similar spec?

Don't understand how people directly compare specs of hardware when they run completely different operating systems with different requirements.....an i5 with 4gb would probably struggle with Windows 8 anyhow however runs a treat on OS X

Maffew

As much as this seems like I'm trolling, this is a genuine question!.... … As much as this seems like I'm trolling, this is a genuine question!.... Is it really worth £679 for an i5 with 4gb RAM on an 11 inch screen? You could get a similar spec windows laptop for half this price couldn't you?



Short answer – it depends on what the person wants. There are Windows laptops that would have very similar specs, which are identical in price (or more, most likely) and without looking at particular machines, would say that when you spend substantially lower, there’s a compromise that you would be making (e.g. heavier machine) for the lower price. For some, that compromise isn’t an issue, but for others it will be – value for money will be subjective.

and so it begins

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reakt

Even if they did, they'd still want a good resale value. And if the … Even if they did, they'd still want a good resale value. And if the laptop is still under guarantee then that can only be good for the resale value.Your argument is irrelevant, so go and find another thread to troll.


I'd say more 'wit' than 'troll', but everyone's capacity for humour is different.

Maffew

As much as this seems like I'm trolling, this is a genuine question!.... … As much as this seems like I'm trolling, this is a genuine question!.... Is it really worth £679 for an i5 with 4gb RAM on an 11 inch screen? You could get a similar spec windows laptop for half this price couldn't you?



Apple clearly do put a high margin on their products so you can always argue they are 'overpriced'. But a straight comparison of those specs isn't 100% fair as not everything on the laptop is quantifiable in terms of quality or is an oft ignored quantifier.

By that I mean the build quality, say the keyboard and the trackpad, the windows equivalent that is half the price would have a horrible trackpad/keyboard in comparison. Battery also, not just in capacity but in how well designed the OS is to make the most of the capacity. The fact you never have to pay for an OS upgrade again. These come with some decent software installed instead of just bloatware.

I'm sure there are other reasons too to justify the higher price. But like I said, you only have to look at how much money Apple make to know that they could be selling these for much less margin and still be a hugely successful company, it's part of their brand I suppose to be seen as a high quality product so they price to reflect it...

mattmerch

and so it begins



Yep - every Apple thread goes the same way. The same troll comments, the trolls then feed well on the responses... (_;)

It would all stop if Apple owners ignored obvious trolls rather than feel the need to vigorously defend their choice in tech toys.

But.... wishes / horses, etc

edit: Heat, btw
Edited by: "me_lee" 24th Mar 2015

what most people tend to overlook is that, since Apple controls both the hardware and software in conjunciton, the compatibility between is strengthened, which then translates to a streamlined user experience, of which you have to admit, Apple has nailed down to an extent.

Windows OS has been a hit and miss (XP, Win 7 versus ME, Vista, or even Win and because hardware is from a slew of different vendors, this in itself is an issue in terms of providing compatibility. One just cannot cater to everything that's out there, some of which probably are not adhering to Microsoft's standards and in the process, churning out hardware that is problematic, that is then associated with Windows, and giving the OS a bad rep.

Some people have switched from one to the other for various reasons - waht's important is what matters to you as a user and how you intend to use the machine.

Never mind all the challenge over spec and whether a Windows PC is better or cheaper. Let's look at the deal. Can you get the computers cheaper elsewhere with the same 3 year warranty? If the answer is no, then this is a hot deal.

Definitely hot In my book.

LuckyChucky_1

Yeah Macs have a 10 year life span (at least) so warranty is not needed … Yeah Macs have a 10 year life span (at least) so warranty is not needed and probably doesnt help resale as most people know this



****

I can attest to the the durability of MacBooks. I'm using a MacBook Pro from 2011 and it's still in great condition.

I've also owned a Vaio in the last few years and a Toshiba before that, and neither held up as well.

reakt

Your argument is irrelevant, so go and find another thread to troll.



Not irrelevant at all - what can an Apple Macbook do that a laptop can't?
Edited by: "m5rcc" 24th Mar 2015

phibo

an i5 with 4gb would probably struggle with Windows 8 anyhow however runs … an i5 with 4gb would probably struggle with Windows 8 anyhow however runs a treat on OS X



Utter nonsense

fulyue

I'd say more 'wit' than 'troll', but everyone's capacity for humour is … I'd say more 'wit' than 'troll', but everyone's capacity for humour is different.



He/She wouldn't know the difference - too mesmerised by an Apple logo

ChampionshipManager

Apple have such quality products that you don't need any guarantee at … Apple have such quality products that you don't need any guarantee at all.Unless you get to pay Apple extra for it.



What a surprise.

bringmelights

I can attest to the the durability of MacBooks. I'm using a MacBook Pro … I can attest to the the durability of MacBooks. I'm using a MacBook Pro from 2011 and it's still in great condition



Wow! Four years!! Congratulations!!!

Meh. So three years worry free posing as opposed to just three years posing.

i like the way the ppl compare apples to windows pc or windows pcs to apples act as if the information they post has never been posted on this website before

My MacBook Air is 4 years and it still work. Use it everyday.

As I said, It was a genuine question.
The reason I asked is because I'm considering converting to Mac after using a Windows machine exclusively for the past 25 years. I assume most software is supported these days? How difficult is the transition from using Windows to using OSX?

Maffew

As I said, It was a genuine question.The reason I asked is because I'm … As I said, It was a genuine question.The reason I asked is because I'm considering converting to Mac after using a Windows machine exclusively for the past 25 years. I assume most software is supported these days? How difficult is the transition from using Windows to using OSX?



I made the change last year, and my other half (used to think apple products were overpriced) has now changed too. It takes a little while to get to grips with OSX and some new programs, but honestly once you do I think you will find it hard to go back to windows (I still need to use it for work though - I'm sure a lot of others are the same). For the most part you should have no issues with software unless you need specialist software only available on windows, hard to tell without knowing your needs.

My advice would be to get a mac and try it, they hold their value very well, so worst case you absolutely hated it and wanted to go back to windows, you shouldn't lose a huge amount if you sold the laptop.

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Maffew

As I said, It was a genuine question.The reason I asked is because I'm … As I said, It was a genuine question.The reason I asked is because I'm considering converting to Mac after using a Windows machine exclusively for the past 25 years. I assume most software is supported these days? How difficult is the transition from using Windows to using OSX?



If you have a Mac store near you, it's worth signing up to their free course for OS X. They do it regularly you can check on Apple Store website for more info.

m5rcc

Not irrelevant at all - what can an Apple Macbook do that a laptop can't?



There are more than one type of MacBook. The £679 one can run OSX (in support) whilst weighing a shade over one kilogram and being 0.68 inches think. Within that slim shape and one kilogram it has a battery that will keep the thing running for 9 hours.

I did consider one, but ended up not buying one. However, it doesn't really matter if they are considered overpriced or not. People buy them, and if there is a deal on to offer 3 years of warranty from a trustable operation like John Lewis (who I would trust far more than I would Apple) then the unassailable fact it that it is a hot deal if you are looking for one of these.

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m5rcc

Unnecessary given the amount of Apple users who flip for the next … Unnecessary given the amount of Apple users who flip for the next generation for no reason...Apple: Masters of planned obsolescence



Planned obsolescence is the business model of every manufacturer that wants to stay in business.

Who are you to judge the reasons that motivate anyone else with something so trivial and enjoyable as being a serial upgrader?

I suppose you are yet another hater who cannot afford to be a player.

mandemcrew

Planned obsolescence is the business model of every manufacturer that … Planned obsolescence is the business model of every manufacturer that wants to stay in business.Who are you to judge the reasons that motivate anyone else with something so trivial and enjoyable as being a serial upgrader?I suppose you are yet another hater who cannot afford to be a player.



Miele don't...

I don't hate anyone - I just feel sorry for the muppets who continue to buy Apple inferior products

m5rcc

Miele don't...I don't hate anyone - I just feel sorry for the muppets who … Miele don't...I don't hate anyone - I just feel sorry for the muppets who continue to buy Apple inferior products



Would it not be the same price for a metal, thin laptop, with a similar spec, which has windows? I have a dell XPS 15 but its 3x the weight of this. Also the build quality of the chassis inst as good. Ive never used IOS. But i don't think this is that expensive. Especially with 3 years warranty and apple products hold there value. Be lucky to get 200 for my XPS couple of years old.

ministrymason

Would it not be the same price for a metal, thin laptop, with a similar … Would it not be the same price for a metal, thin laptop, with a similar spec, which has windows? I have a dell XPS 15 but its 3x the weight of this. Also the build quality of the chassis inst as good. Ive never used IOS. But i don't think this is that expensive. Especially with 3 years warranty and apple products hold there value. Be lucky to get 200 for my XPS couple of years old.



I don't think there is many people out there who buy a laptop for its resale value....

not a fan boy at all, but this doesnt seem overpriced for what you get

Maffew

As I said, It was a genuine question.The reason I asked is because I'm … As I said, It was a genuine question.The reason I asked is because I'm considering converting to Mac after using a Windows machine exclusively for the past 25 years. I assume most software is supported these days? How difficult is the transition from using Windows to using OSX?


I was a windows fanboy for quite some time.... Until I switched. (although I still think iphone and other mobile products from apple are utter crap, especially software)

1.5 yrs ago when there was no ultrabook that could last longer than 6hrs MBA with 12hrs+ battery life was something truly amazing.
I took it with the student discount (an then new MBA came out £70 cheaper... sic!) got it delivered the next day and well... I dont think I will switch back
However, it takes some time to get used to the way filesystem is managed, the windows behave when you full screen it and pretty much that's it.
My essential apps are better snap and touch tools and keka. I didnt have to install anything else for quite some time. Software wise in regards to average user, everything you can find on windows is available for mac.
The keyboard on a laptop of this size and the trackpad ....
Buy it online and if you dont like it you have 7 days to return it. SImple

mattsokolinski

1.5 yrs ago when there was no ultrabook that could last longer than 6hrs … 1.5 yrs ago when there was no ultrabook that could last longer than 6hrs MBA with 12hrs+ battery life was something truly amazing.



Ever used a ThinkPad?
Edited by: "m5rcc" 24th Mar 2015

Banned

m5rcc

Not irrelevant at all - what can an Apple Macbook do that a laptop can't?



-Have better build quality than other hardware
-Not have Windows OS which SUCKS
-Have 3 year warranty, which you wont need as everyone knows Apple products last longer than other brands
-Have lots of people who want to troll on threats complaining about what they do not own.

m5rcc

Unnecessary given the amount of Apple users who flip for the next … Unnecessary given the amount of Apple users who flip for the next generation for no reason...Apple: Masters of planned obsolescence



I dont fully agree with that... Apple are good at marketing to get people to buy a new mac, but its not planned obsolescence. This would imply that their products break or are incompatible with new software after a couple of years. I am still using my 2011 macbook air, and it runs really well still. OS updates are still released for it and I havent found any limitations on the software that I want to run. I wish I could say the same about the Windows laptops that my work provides!
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