MacBook Air 13 Inch Intel i5 8GB 128GB - £764 @ Argos
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MacBook Air 13 Inch Intel i5 8GB 128GB - £764 @ Argos

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Found 17th Nov 2016Made hot 18th Nov 2016
Most other retailers seem to be selling this for £949, and they are going for more than £850 on ebay, so, ignoring the recent price hike, and the usual Apple haters, this looks to be about the best deal around for this model at the moment.

EDIT - use code LAPTOP10 to get 10% off Argos price of £849. Also there is a possibility of 10% Quidco as well.

thanks to auniyahaya for the heads up on the code and increased Quidco.

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Fair deal so long as you can accept the upgrade limitations.

had one ...loved it then sold it in 2016 128gb is laughable

At least you don't need a bag full of rip off dongles to use this with your iPhone or Thunderbolt Display!

It's a good deal - but it looks like the Agros site is having problems at the moment.
Looks like it might actually go hot, which is unusual for an Apple deal. They usually get voted down just for being Apple.

ashmac

had one ...loved it then sold it in 2016 128gb is laughable


why laughable?

Wow, I got this model but with 4GB ram second hand for £485.

sparklehedgehog

At least you don't need a bag full of rip off dongles to use this with … At least you don't need a bag full of rip off dongles to use this with your iPhone or Thunderbolt Display!



Planned obsolescence...

price should be 399

fish323

Wow, I got this model but with 4GB ram second hand for £485.


That is nothing, I once got a second hand Bentley for £1500!

Incredible that some people pay over £100,000 for them...

onkaomg

price should be 399



Just because you can't afford one doesn't mean it's not a good deal.

WBRacing

That is nothing, I once got a second hand Bentley for £1500!Incredible … That is nothing, I once got a second hand Bentley for £1500!Incredible that some people pay over £100,000 for them...


I have heard that before... and then you woke up.

Is this the one with no headphone port or is there a newer one

cossy3

Just because you can't afford one doesn't mean it's not a good deal.



​maybe some of us can see through the 100% price lift just because it's apple?

This is hot deals not hot opinions. If price is cheapest around and generally a new low then it's a deal regardless of if people like the product or manufacturer.

OK deal for an OK laptop... Not voted either way.

Giggity
Edited by: "quagmireuk" 17th Nov 2016

£747 at eglobal central

Original Poster

varsagod

£747 at eglobal central



don't think I'd want to buy from a company who are based in Hong Kong (despite the .co.uk), and have shocking reviews on trustpilot if you ignore the ones they have written for themselves.

Ive had the 128gb version for over a year and still have 82gb of free space.
All depends how you use them but at least the Air has room for expansion with the card slot.

SilverBlack

Ive had the 128gb version for over a year and still have 82gb of free … Ive had the 128gb version for over a year and still have 82gb of free space.All depends how you use them but at least the Air has room for expansion with the card slot.



I've had 128gb for over 5 years. All depends whether it's your main computer or not.

birmingham43

This is hot deals not hot opinions. If price is cheapest around and … This is hot deals not hot opinions. If price is cheapest around and generally a new low then it's a deal regardless of if people like the product or manufacturer.


No, it's not.

Warped understanding of HUKD and the concept of 'good value'.

Also, it's literally all opinions - I don't know how you could get any other idea of what is going on



Edited by: "Chrrye" 17th Nov 2016

Chrrye

No, it's not.Laughable understanding of HUKD and the concept of 'good … No, it's not.Laughable understanding of HUKD and the concept of 'good value'.



'Good value' is subjective; this website isn't here to judge value, it's here to judge hot deals relative to other price points on the market. So it is you that is laughable .

cossy3

'Good value' is subjective; this website isn't here to judge value, it's … 'Good value' is subjective; this website isn't here to judge value, it's here to judge hot deals relative to other price points on the market. So it is you that is laughable .


Judgements are subjective. 'Relative to other price points in the market' is (even major) part of the value judgements occuring but not everything.

Edited by: "Chrrye" 17th Nov 2016

Chrrye

Judements are subjective. 'Relative to other price points in the market' … Judements are subjective. 'Relative to other price points in the market' is (even major) part of the value judgements occuring but not everything.



You haven't got a clue what you're talking about have you? If this product is £100 cheaper than anywhere else, that is not subjective or judgement, it's fact.

cossy3

You haven't got a clue what you're talking about have you? If this … You haven't got a clue what you're talking about have you? If this product is £100 cheaper than anywhere else, that is not subjective or judgement, it's fact.


I can just about comprehend that this laptop with an apple symbol on it is £100 cheaper than elsewhere thanks.

Comprehend this: that doesn't make it hot (on it's own). For eg. if someone price matched to this is it suddenly not a hot deal anymore? no.

That one could find another product similarly specced and functional utility for a different price (be it double the price or half the price) is not irrelevant to the heat of this deal.

cossy3

You haven't got a clue what you're talking about have you? If this … You haven't got a clue what you're talking about have you? If this product is £100 cheaper than anywhere else, that is not subjective or judgement, it's fact.


You seriously think everyone seeing this deal should go "oh this product is £100 cheaper than it's usual price - HOT"

People have different opinions, this site is designed to capture and aggregate those opinions of 'value'.
Edited by: "Chrrye" 17th Nov 2016

**** computers. my logic board has broken twice from new in 18 months

Chrrye

I can just about comprehend that this laptop with an apple symbol on it … I can just about comprehend that this laptop with an apple symbol on it is £100 cheaper than elsewhere thanks.Comprehend this: that doesn't make it hot (on it's own). For eg. if someone price matched to this is it suddenly not a hot deal anymore? no.That one could find another product similarly specced and functional utility for a different price (be it double the price or half the price) is not irrelevant to the heat of this deal.



What are you talking about? I'm genuinely worried for you. The point is that NOBODY has priced matched it and until they do there's no reason why this isn't a good deal.

"That one could find another product similarly specced and functional utility for a different price' - once again you've failed to grasp the concept that this isn't about opinions, it's about hot deals relative to other prices FOR THE SAME PRODUCT. Christ.

Nice laptop but £850 for something like this is just nuts.

COLD.

I've had a MacBook pro for my 3 years at Uni with 128Gb. Haven't been anywhere near filling it. Mostly cloud storage, or network storage at home. The laptop is amazing and hasn't missed a beat in 3 years. I've had windows and linux laptops over the last 15 years and none have lasted like the mac.
If you compare this with high end windows laptops it's not expensive.

cossy3

What are you talking about? I'm genuinely worried for you. The point is … What are you talking about? I'm genuinely worried for you. The point is that NOBODY has priced matched it and until they do there's no reason why this isn't a good deal."That one could find another product similarly specced and functional utility for a different price' - once again you've failed to grasp the concept that this isn't about opinions, it's about hot deals relative to other prices FOR THE SAME PRODUCT. Christ.


Stop embarassing yourself. Genuinely you need more help to understand the concept?

Here you go: hotukdeals.com/help
How Voting Works
The HUKD temperature gauge (the little red and blue arrow next to each deal) is used by members to show their opinion on the deals, competitions, vouchers and freebies on HUKD. Members vote "hot" for those offers that seem pretty special.

Chrrye

I can just about comprehend that this laptop with an apple symbol on it … I can just about comprehend that this laptop with an apple symbol on it is £100 cheaper than elsewhere thanks.Comprehend this: that doesn't make it hot (on it's own). For eg. if someone price matched to this is it suddenly not a hot deal anymore? no.That one could find another product similarly specced and functional utility for a different price (be it double the price or half the price) is not irrelevant to the heat of this deal.



Chrrye is right. A deal isn't automatically "hot" just because it's temporarily cheaper compared to its rip off original price.

I'm selling pair of stripey pink hand knitted socks. Harrods sell them for £399 a pair.

I'm selling them on my Ebay shop for £349 a pair. Does that make it a hot deal for a pair of socks?

I've also got some chocolate fireguards for sale at £9.99. Cheapest on the web. Would you like to buy one? It's a "hot" deal according you.
Edited by: "Picard123" 17th Nov 2016

Chrrye

Stop embarassing yourself. Genuinely you need more help to understand the … Stop embarassing yourself. Genuinely you need more help to understand the concept?Here you go: http://www.hotukdeals.com/helpHow Voting WorksThe HUKD temperature gauge (the little red and blue arrow next to each deal) is used by members to show their opinion on the deals, competitions, vouchers and freebies on HUKD. Members vote "hot" for those offers that seem pretty special.



And it's people like you that make this site so much worse. I'm not interested in your opinion thanks; I'm interested whether or not it's a good deal. Go on mumsnet if you want to vent your opinion.

Picard123

Chrrye is right. A deal isn't automatically "hot" just because it's … Chrrye is right. A deal isn't automatically "hot" just because it's temporarily cheaper compared to its rip off original price.I'm selling pair of stripey pink hand knitted socks. Harrods sell them for £399 a pair.I'm selling them on my Ebay shop for £349 a pair. Does that make it a hot deal for a pair of socks?I've also got some chocolate fireguards for sale at £9.99. Cheapest on the web. Would you like to buy one? It's a "hot" deal according you.



Got your boyfriend in on it now have you? Laughable.

cossy3

And it's people like you that make this site so much worse. I'm not … And it's people like you that make this site so much worse. I'm not interested in your opinion thanks; I'm interested whether or not it's a good deal. Go on mumsnet if you want to vent your opinion.


If you are interested in just whether its a good deal or not I commend you to the big number in the top left of your screen. This is the heat of the deal. If you aren't interested in peoples' opinions I am confused why you are looking in the comments at all.

Regardless I am glad I was able to help you. Now you understand how the site works maybe you have a chance of posting some hot deals of your own LOL

By the time I'd read the comments and got to here I'd forgotten what the deal was about.

Yet another HUKD bickering match.

cossy3

Got your boyfriend in on it now have you? Laughable.



What are you? 15 years old or something?

£850 for a laptop like this with two generations old CPU (because Apple like selling old tech to boost their profit margins) and a small 128gb SSD is not a good deal.

You must like getting raped by Apple.

Just because a deal gets voted 'hot' on here doesn't mean its a particularly good deal or that they're aren't better alternatives out there. Most people don't have a clue about the thing that they're voted on.

Edited by: "Picard123" 17th Nov 2016

Good deal, great laptop

Voted HOT. Cheapest available from a reputable company

threluja

Good deal, great laptop



What's so great about it? It's just a basic laptop, with an old processor, fairly low res screen, and a small capacity SSD which will get filled up in no time. It's nice enough as a basic laptop but describing it as 'great' is seriously wide of the mark.

Here's what TR for example had to say about the screen:

"The measured contrast ratio of 633:1 is half that of the Sony VAIO Pro 13 (1,215:1) and considerably worse than the 2,326:1 of the Toshiba Kira we reviewed recently. This shows up in videos, where the MacBook looks a little washed out and lacking depth in nuanced, dark scenes in comparison to better screens. This is further supported by an underwhelming 0.5 nit black level, compared to 0.1 for the Kira and a 0.3 average on most laptops in this class. This means blacks look 'greyer' on the MacBook than rivals.

Colours look pleasant enough, but tests show it only covers 59% of the sRGB colour space, much less than several laptops we've tested recently such as the Toshiba Kira (94%) and the Dell Precision M3800 (92%). Colour accuracy is decent enough and an uneducated eye won't be disappointed with what they see day-to-day, but it will disappoint you if you put greater demand on screen fidelity."

Edited by: "Picard123" 17th Nov 2016
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