Mac Book Air £699 @ John Lewis
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Mac Book Air £699 @ John Lewis

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Found 13th Jun 2014
Seems like a good deal from john lewis, which includes their 2 year guarantee.

the link (and price) are for: 'Apple MacBook Air, MD711B/A, Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash, 4GB RAM, 11.6" '
- messiahcomplex8

2013 year model
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Apple MacBook Air, MD711B/A, Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash, 4GB RAM, 11.6"

No!!!!!!! Bought one from Apple a couple of weeks ago :-(

Would love one of these, if only the screen was bigger!

£679 on the Apple refurb store.

I like Apple stuff, but the storage on this is so measly for the money.

Yea I bought one referb from Apple and it's great, would pay an extra £20 for a new one and extra years warranty

Error this is for the 11.6 version that is £599 on the referb store

skinrush

I like Apple stuff, but the storage on this is so measly for the money.



Yep exactly thats why im sticking with my Macbook Pro with its 512GB SSD for a while yet.

Banned

DannyBoy11

£679 on the Apple refurb store.



I'd rather pay the extra £20.99 and get a brand new one off John.

mooo

Yep exactly thats why im sticking with my Macbook Pro with its 512GB SSD … Yep exactly thats why im sticking with my Macbook Pro with its 512GB SSD for a while yet.



Ok if its not your main pc though

skinrush

I like Apple stuff, but the storage on this is so measly for the money.



Depends what you are using it for. For me, day to day 128gb is more than enough in my 13" macbook air.

I then have a 1TB external USB 3 hard drive which I plug in about once every two weeks or so when I want to access pictures, music or movies. For the work I do on it, that is more than acceptable.

elmoses

Would love one of these, if only the screen was bigger!



Its amazing how quick you get used to an 11 inch screen, I have a 2011 one that is still going strong... not overly powerful, but mine is still quicker than my 1 year old Dell Windows laptop supplied by work... Will definitely pick up another air when this one finally gives up...

"Seems like a good deal from john lewis, which includes their 2 year guarantee."

All products come with a mandatory 2-year guarantee - it's EU law.

ec.europa.eu/con…htm

the__cat

All products come with a mandatory 2-year guarantee - it's EU … All products come with a mandatory 2-year guarantee - it's EU law.http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/ecc/consumer_topics/buying_goods_services_en.htm



Indeed, but it's so much easier to deal with a retailer that tells you upfront about it.

the__cat

"Seems like a good deal from john lewis, which includes their 2 year … "Seems like a good deal from john lewis, which includes their 2 year guarantee."All products come with a mandatory 2-year guarantee - it's EU law.http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/ecc/consumer_topics/buying_goods_services_en.htm



Yeah but some retailers are a pain in the back side to deal with and (correct me if im wrong) and after 6 months the onus is on you to prove there is a fault.

At least with JL you know where you stand and they are very easy to deal with.

I can't recommend the Mac Book Air enough

I have had some trouble with the Audio on mine though and currently I have no sound lol hopefully I can get a replacement

I do think 11.6 inch is too small though, go for the 13 inch if you can!

Fixay

I can't recommend the Mac Book Air enoughI have had some trouble with the … I can't recommend the Mac Book Air enoughI have had some trouble with the Audio on mine though and currently I have no sound lol hopefully I can get a replacementI do think 11.6 inch is too small though, go for the 13 inch if you can!



It might be worth checking inside the headphone socket, just incase the audio port for some reason thinks it's in optical mode (depends on if your device has it - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH3676)

My macbook went all quiet once and it was this - pluging headphones in a few times reset it - not had an problem since

grooty

No!!!!!!! Bought one from Apple a couple of weeks ago :-(



Return it. Don't they give you 14 days....oh right.

MadonnaProject

Return it. Don't they give you 14 days....oh right.



Sorry,,,,, Just read the post again, I have the new 13 inch Thanks.

This is the 1.3 ghz chip. It current model from apple has been upgraded to 1.4 now (with better battery too.) and is £749 on the apple site. When JL get the latest models in, they will be the same price as Apple but with 2 years warranty.
Also, if you have a child at Uni - you can get education discount to £644 for the 1.4 128gb model.


Edited by: "malcyplop" 13th Jun 2014

masai

Yeah but some retailers are a pain in the back side to deal with and … Yeah but some retailers are a pain in the back side to deal with and (correct me if im wrong) and after 6 months the onus is on you to prove there is a fault. At least with JL you know where you stand and they are very easy to deal with.



You miss my point. All retailers have to provide a 2-year warranty under EU legislation, so stating that the retailer provides a 2-year warranty is neither here nor there and shouldn't be used to boost the deal's rating.

Nice... Price might reflects newer models/speed bumb on the horizon...

Apple product price comparison;

15dezember.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml

Fixay

I can't recommend the Mac Book Air enoughI have had some trouble with the … I can't recommend the Mac Book Air enoughI have had some trouble with the Audio on mine though and currently I have no sound lol hopefully I can get a replacementI do think 11.6 inch is too small though, go for the 13 inch if you can!



lol

You can't recommend it enough yet it has broken and has no audio????
The logic of some Apple fanboys is ludicrous at times!!

Leftfield_2k2

lolYou can't recommend it enough yet it has broken and has no … lolYou can't recommend it enough yet it has broken and has no audio????The logic of some Apple fanboys is ludicrous at times!!



Hahaha... You do sound like someone who has logic But I guess he is so satisfied with his MB that even if it has no sound coming out from the speaker, he can still recommend ;)))

the__cat

"Seems like a good deal from john lewis, which includes their 2 year … "Seems like a good deal from john lewis, which includes their 2 year guarantee."All products come with a mandatory 2-year guarantee - it's EU law.http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/ecc/consumer_topics/buying_goods_services_en.htm



no they dont! its not an EU law, it's just a directive i.e. advise for a country to follow, as SOGA covers upto 6 years in the UK we didnt follow this 'directive' but kept our long standing SOGA

paulj48

no they dont! its not an EU law, it's just a directive i.e. advise for a … no they dont! its not an EU law, it's just a directive i.e. advise for a country to follow, as SOGA covers upto 6 years in the UK we didnt follow this 'directive' but kept our long standing SOGA



If something happens to a product within the two year period it is still under warranty. Its just after 6 months it becomes YOUR duty to prove that it was in fact a technical fault and not your own fault, which can be extremely difficult to pursue against a big retailer.

Don't get me wrong, I used to despise Apple until I used an iphone + ipod for a few years, and I'm now seriously considering a Macbook to replace my not-too-old laptop...

But no matter how good your deal is, you really do need to put some details in the listing and title!!!

Eh... From the link in Amazon, it seems to be cheaper by almost £100?

amazon.co.uk/dp/…tml


I wonder if it's the same specs?
Edited by: "ah_heng" 13th Jun 2014

thearbiter65

Depends what you are using it for. For me, day to day 128gb is more than … Depends what you are using it for. For me, day to day 128gb is more than enough in my 13" macbook air. I then have a 1TB external USB 3 hard drive which I plug in about once every two weeks or so when I want to access pictures, music or movies. For the work I do on it, that is more than acceptable.



Fair enough if 128GB is enough - but they should then discount it more because of the lack of storage space and therefore cheaper to manufacture.

Edited by: "Firefly1" 13th Jun 2014

DUNOEboutTENG

If something happens to a product within the two year period it is still … If something happens to a product within the two year period it is still under warranty. Its just after 6 months it becomes YOUR duty to prove that it was in fact a technical fault and not your own fault, which can be extremely difficult to pursue against a big retailer.



not quite correct, you have 6 years to claim under the 'Sales of Goods Act' to the retailer but after 6 months the onus is on the consumer to provide there was an inherent fault, something that can be very hard and expensive to do. The EU 2 year directive has no bearing on it as the UK allready had SOGA so didnt need to follow this 'directive'

paulj48

not quite correct, you have 6 years to claim under the 'Sales of Goods … not quite correct, you have 6 years to claim under the 'Sales of Goods Act' to the retailer but after 6 months the onus is on the consumer to provide there was an inherent fault, something that can be very hard and expensive to do. The EU 2 year directive has no bearing on it as the UK allready had SOGA so didnt need to follow this 'directive'



That's pretty much what I was trying to say, its all here on a 'thisismoney.co.uk' article I was referring to when typing my reply X) X)

paulj48

no they dont! its not an EU law, it's just a directive i.e. advise for a … no they dont! its not an EU law, it's just a directive i.e. advise for a country to follow, as SOGA covers upto 6 years in the UK we didnt follow this 'directive' but kept our long standing SOGA



EU directives become implemented as EU law if a regulation is not implemented within a certain time frame - 2 years from the directive I think off the top of my head so not quite correct

the__cat

You miss my point. All retailers have to provide a 2-year warranty under … You miss my point. All retailers have to provide a 2-year warranty under EU legislation, so stating that the retailer provides a 2-year warranty is neither here nor there and shouldn't be used to boost the deal's rating.



Everyone knows

fo_sho_yo

EU directives become implemented as EU law if a regulation is not … EU directives become implemented as EU law if a regulation is not implemented within a certain time frame - 2 years from the directive I think off the top of my head so not quite correct



But as the UK has had SOGA since 1979 that covers for upto 6 years in England this directive did not become law in the UK

ah_heng

Nice... Price might reflects newer models/speed bumb on the horizon... … Nice... Price might reflects newer models/speed bumb on the horizon... :)Apple product price comparison;http://15dezember.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-cheapest-place-to-buy-apples.html



Yep, we're getting royally ripped off to the tune of an ENORMOUS 40% on average, while in Hong Kong, they somehow manage to sell (the laptops at least) at LESS than the US prices. I like Apple stuff, it's always well sorted and a joy to use but I refuse to buy it new in this country when this is what we have to put up with.
Edited by: "Shoesize" 13th Jun 2014

paulj48

no they dont! its not an EU law, it's just a directive i.e. advise for a … no they dont! its not an EU law, it's just a directive i.e. advise for a country to follow, as SOGA covers upto 6 years in the UK we didnt follow this 'directive' but kept our long standing SOGA



EU directives must be met in laws governed by each individual country by all EU member states, therefore an EU directive becomes law. In any case, my point was that using the 2-year warranty line shouldn't be used to enhance this deal and that is still valid.

or pick up the 13'' for £710 on eBay, brand new from decent seller/shop

Shoesize

Yep, we're getting royally ripped off to the tune of an ENORMOUS 40% on … Yep, we're getting royally ripped off to the tune of an ENORMOUS 40% on average , while in Hong Kong, they somehow manage to sell at LESS than the US prices. I like Apple stuff, it's always well sorted and a joy to use but I refuse to buy it new in this country when this is what we have to put up with.



Yah... I remember when Steve Jobs came over to London to officiate the London Oxford Circus store, he was saying the price difference is because of the cost of operating in UK is much higher... But I don't think is almost 40%!!!

ah_heng

Yah... I remember when Steve Jobs came over to London to officiate the … Yah... I remember when Steve Jobs came over to London to officiate the London Oxford Circus store, he was saying the price difference is because of the cost of operating in UK is much higher... But I don't think is almost 40%!!!

This isn't really a deal.

Apple sells refurb of the same model and specs for £579 (currently out of stock) but they get fresh stock in every night of a few units on their website. If you buy directly from Apple, you get one years Applecare coverage (and perhaps even 2 years with the EU laws as stated by other commentators).

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