MacBook Air 13.3" i7, 512 SSD 8 GB RAM for £1198.80 @ Jigsaw
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MacBook Air 13.3" i7, 512 SSD 8 GB RAM for £1198.80 @ Jigsaw

£1,198.80Jigsaw24 Deals
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Found 14th Oct 2013
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Processor: Dual Core i7 2.0GHz
Display: 13.3 inch Widescreen Hi-Res Glossy
Storage: 512GB Flash Storage
Memory (RAM): 8GB (on-board memory)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Apple is selling same on for £1579.00 total savings of £320.00
Only 3 available but more on order..

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Original Poster

I know all apple haters going to mark this as cold. I don't care because I know it will help atleast someone who is looking to buy one..

These are not the latest version with Haswell processors and longer battery life. These are the older generation (mid 2012).. A good price nevertheless

if this was for current model I would say it's hot, but for older model (haswell makes a big difference to battery and it has better graphics) I don't think it's a great deal. Voted Cold on that basis.

Spec a current gen system to this spec (maxed out) and it's £1,479.00. Performance is the same as the 2013 model but with only half the battery life.

really not trying to bring up the apple vs pc debate, but why would you buy this over a laptop at a similar spec? does it essentially boil down to a nice gui over bsd?. I'm really struggling to justify my friends daughter buying one, as I've been a pc user all my life and her argument is, it looks pretty and everyone wants one :s

I love the idea of Apple stuff, especially the macbook air, but I think they need to be a bit cheaper to justify themselves now. I just bought a 13" Sony laptop that's about the same spec as this accept it converts into a tablet, has touch screen and an active digitizer. plus the sony is lighter and thinner despite the conversion mechanism and its also aluminium.

This is what won me over on the Sony machine over the Apple:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-p7x4MMxKtzw/Ulw51miCm6I/AAAAAAAADC4/K8s95x5uDdQ/w555-h423-no/Sony_vs_Apple.jpg
The main thing for me was the touch screen being able to be used as a tablet and the addition of the active digitizer. The resolution doesn't bother me too much, actually I would have preferred 1600x900 on the Sony (similar to the Air). The battery life and CPU isn't quite as nice on the Sony, compared to the Air, but I live with the trade off. Another nice aspect of the Sony is that it has a 4 year warranty, but I think that expires today.

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This is what won me over on the Sony machine over the Apple:The main … This is what won me over on the Sony machine over the Apple:The main thing for me was the touch screen being able to be used as a tablet and the addition of the active digitizer. The resolution doesn't bother me too much, actually I would have preferred 1600x900 on the Sony (similar to the Air). The battery life and CPU isn't quite as nice on the Sony, compared to the Air, but I live with the trade off. Another nice aspect of the Sony is that it has a 4 year warranty, but I think that expires today.



Seems to me that neither is better, just different and depends on your needs.

Apple has better battery life, graphics and processor. They can be massive plus points for some people.
Personally I don't want touch screen and tablet features on a laptop as I have an ipad and like them separate (but others would disagree).

I guess my point is buy what suits your needs/wants, the price between similar spec systems on apple or windows is negligible and ultimately the buyer will prefer one over the other, neither is a bad choice. Although I think if you need the power of a maxed out air then you prob need a 13" Retina Macbook instead

fair point. Graphs like that have helped me fall on one side of the fence so thought it might help others too. the number of windows machines that can compete with apple build quality has grown quite a bit lately. Apple seem to be stagnating lately though. Sony has always been great at doing thin and light machines, so I will be curious to see what this one is like...
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