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Posted 16th Apr

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Students only. Seems a good deal for a laptop that came out recently. Much cheaper than using unidays student discount on Apple. Takes up to 16 days to dispatch. Seems to be stock shortage of them atm.

  • MacBook Air 13"
  • 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 8GB
  • 512GB
  • Space Grey

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The incredibly thin and light MacBook Air is now more powerful than ever. It features a brilliant Retina display, new Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, processors with up to twice the performance,1 faster graphics and double the storage capacity. The sleek wedge-shaped design is created from 100 per cent recycled aluminium, making it the greenest Mac ever.2 And with all-day battery life, our most popular Mac is your perfectly portable, do-it-all notebook.

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I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it has thermal issues and also Apple is launching new 14 inch pro models next month, so I am keeping on hold for now.
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 10:17

I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it …I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it has thermal issues and also Apple is launching new 14 inch pro models next month, so I am keeping on hold for now.


Going to get the new 14 Pro for same price then?
lucas16/04/2020 10:29

These just came out


He is talking about the Pro 13” which still has the butterfly-switch keyboards that break. This Air 2020 has a scissor keyboard and shouldn’t break from breathing moderately-heavy or a piece of lint.
lucas16/04/2020 10:22

With so much uncertainty I don’t think people can risk such a big purchase …With so much uncertainty I don’t think people can risk such a big purchase when there might not be any use for it in the next 3-6 months


On the contrary, laptop sales have rocketed. including macs.
My company can't get enough of the things.
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Good price, quarantine seems to be driving it down a bit
I’ve bought from the website a few times and can’t fault them, brilliant service and great prices!!
Is this with the gen 10 intel chips?
I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it has thermal issues and also Apple is launching new 14 inch pro models next month, so I am keeping on hold for now.
great price, much better than my amazon deal a few weeks back.
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 10:17

I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it …I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it has thermal issues and also Apple is launching new 14 inch pro models next month, so I am keeping on hold for now.


Going to get the new 14 Pro for same price then?
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 10:17

I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it …I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it has thermal issues and also Apple is launching new 14 inch pro models next month, so I am keeping on hold for now.


I saw this too. There's too many conflicting vids on YouTube on this; some are saying there are no issues with daily usage others say otherwise. I'll let you know if I have issues when mine arrives. Apparently rumours suggest the 14inch might not come out until Q4 of this year.
With so much uncertainty I don’t think people can risk such a big purchase when there might not be any use for it in the next 3-6 months
Willma16/04/2020 10:20

Going to get the new 14 Pro for same price then?


Hopefully, depends on Apple. I am hoping they revamp entire 13 inch range. At least, we can expect them to improve keyboard on 13 inch model in this refresh. In that case 13 inch pro variant base model will be of the same price as this Air model.
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 10:23

Hopefully, depends on Apple. I am hoping they revamp entire 13 inch range. …Hopefully, depends on Apple. I am hoping they revamp entire 13 inch range. At least, we can expect them to improve keyboard on 13 inch model in this refresh. In that case 13 inch pro variant base model will be of the same price as this Air model.


These just came out
lucas16/04/2020 10:29

These just came out


He is talking about the Pro 13” which still has the butterfly-switch keyboards that break. This Air 2020 has a scissor keyboard and shouldn’t break from breathing moderately-heavy or a piece of lint.
lucas16/04/2020 10:29

These just came out


I was referring to 13inch pro variant, that's going to be refreshed next month.
789HHEELLOO16/04/2020 10:22

I saw this too. There's too many conflicting vids on YouTube on this; some …I saw this too. There's too many conflicting vids on YouTube on this; some are saying there are no issues with daily usage others say otherwise. I'll let you know if I have issues when mine arrives. Apparently rumours suggest the 14inch might not come out until Q4 of this year.


Great keep us posted. I will suggest people who can wait, should wait for the refreshed Pro model. I belong to the category who can wait
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 10:32

I was referring to 13inch pro variant, that's going to be refreshed next …I was referring to 13inch pro variant, that's going to be refreshed next month.


Ah I see, do you think the price will be anywhere near this though? I’d guess more like £1600-1700
lucas16/04/2020 10:22

With so much uncertainty I don’t think people can risk such a big purchase …With so much uncertainty I don’t think people can risk such a big purchase when there might not be any use for it in the next 3-6 months


On the contrary, laptop sales have rocketed. including macs.
My company can't get enough of the things.
Would be a great product at a great price but almost all the reviews I've seen have suggested that the cooling for this is really underbuilt.
Edited by: "Miles_Smith" 16th Apr
lucas16/04/2020 10:34

Ah I see, do you think the price will be anywhere near this though? I’d g …Ah I see, do you think the price will be anywhere near this though? I’d guess more like £1600-1700


Depends on Apple. They can either discontinue entire 13inch range and replace them with 14inch range, in this case I will assume they will keep same pricing. The other scenario is they keep 13inch range with improved keyboard and 10th gen processor, and introduce 14inch model as the highest variant of the 13inch range. In that case, 14 inch price will be way high, however even then it will be wise to wait for the refreshed base model of 13inch variant. Lots of ifs, but it's lots of money involved as well😁
Miles_Smith16/04/2020 10:35

Would be a great product at a great price but almost all the reviews I've …Would be a great product at a great price but almost all the reviews I've seen have suggested that the cooling for this is really underbuilt.


those reviews don't realise the CPU is cooled via fan to heatsink channeling on the bottom panel, they don't even notice it when they take it off they just look at the motherboard and they claim the fan is pointless.
Edited by: "malhal" 16th Apr
mrew4216/04/2020 10:34

On the contrary, laptop sales have rocketed. including macs.My company …On the contrary, laptop sales have rocketed. including macs.My company can't get enough of the things.


Is that because the keyboards keep breaking . I mean if you use Apple computers then you don't really have a wide range.
Edited by: "plewis00" 16th Apr
plewis0016/04/2020 10:41

Is that because the keyboards keep breaking . I mean if you use …Is that because the keyboards keep breaking . I mean if you use Apple computers then you don't really have a wide range.


Laptops in general. Though nothing wrong with my MAcbook Pro
By the way, Edustore also has i3 variant for £816, it's OOS for now. I will recommend that model if your uses are casual, 10th gen i3 is better than the i5 they were using in 2019 model.
mrew4216/04/2020 10:45

Laptops in general. Though nothing wrong with my MAcbook Pro


You're lucky then as I had to personally take 4 of our MBP13 2016/7 models to Apple for replacement keyboards and now we just use 2013-5 models. The worst part isn't that they break - it's that they take 1-2 weeks to repair them and only offer one out-of-warranty repair despite it being a major flaw; the repair doesn't resolve future issues either.
plewis0016/04/2020 10:47

You're lucky then as I had to personally take 4 of our MBP13 2016/7 models …You're lucky then as I had to personally take 4 of our MBP13 2016/7 models to Apple for replacement keyboards and now we just use 2013-5 models. The worst part isn't that they break - it's that they take 1-2 weeks to repair them and only offer one out-of-warranty repair despite it being a major flaw; the repair doesn't resolve future issues either.


Ouch - i've not had it that long and often use it with an external keyboard.
Something to watch out for though, thanks
what is the price of same machine on Apple EDU store?
mrew4216/04/2020 10:50

Ouch - i've not had it that long and often use it with an external …Ouch - i've not had it that long and often use it with an external keyboard.Something to watch out for though, thanks


If it's a recent one and it's the 16" then you don't have anything to worry about.
This is the program - and when they say 'a small number', they really mean 'they will all break':
support.apple.com/en-…oks
malhal16/04/2020 10:41

those reviews don't realise the CPU is cooled via fan to heatsink …those reviews don't realise the CPU is cooled via fan to heatsink channeling on the bottom panel, they don't even notice it when they take it off they just look at the motherboard and they claim the fan is pointless.


My opinion is primarily based on a number of reviews, most claiming thermal throttling, sustained high temps which would effect longevity, and loud noise during everyday workloads rather than on teardowns. My intuition is that an internal heatsink would improve overall cooling performance, but I'm by no means an expert.
plewis0016/04/2020 10:55

If it's a recent one and it's the 16" then you don't have anything to …If it's a recent one and it's the 16" then you don't have anything to worry about. This is the program - and when they say 'a small number', they really mean 'they will all break':https://support.apple.com/en-gb/keyboard-service-program-for-mac-notebooks


I think I got the last 15
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 10:17

I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it …I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it has thermal issues and also Apple is launching new 14 inch pro models next month, so I am keeping on hold for now.


Sound awesome will wait until then.
LunaUntouchable16/04/2020 11:28

Sound awesome will wait until then.


Sorry as don’t know much here which’s better the iPad Pro 12.9’ 1tb cellular or the MacBook 2020? As performance etc. Thank you in advance. Stay safe.
LunaUntouchable16/04/2020 11:34

Sorry as don’t know much here which’s better the iPad Pro 12.9’ 1tb cellu …Sorry as don’t know much here which’s better the iPad Pro 12.9’ 1tb cellular or the MacBook 2020? As performance etc. Thank you in advance. Stay safe.


There are very different devices, one is a computer, the other is a tablet.

I have both (well the previous version of the iPad Pro and a MacBook). The MacBook is used for work, the iPad is used for consuming things (books, video, games). I wouldn't use an iPad for programming or writing - the keyboard and the programs aren't good enough.
user1213416/04/2020 10:55

what is the price of same machine on Apple EDU store?


£1168.80 so a decent saving!
LunaUntouchable16/04/2020 11:34

Sorry as don’t know much here which’s better the iPad Pro 12.9’ 1tb cellu …Sorry as don’t know much here which’s better the iPad Pro 12.9’ 1tb cellular or the MacBook 2020? As performance etc. Thank you in advance. Stay safe.


What do you want it to be used for?
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 10:17

I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it …I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it has thermal issues and also Apple is launching new 14 inch pro models next month, so I am keeping on hold for now.


Apple admitted the cooling pipes were not attached to the fan on purpose in order to throttle performance. Why? Because they want to upsell performance of the MacBook Pro. What does this mean for you? It'll get hot and slower probably quite quickly - simple browsing can cause throttling.

Buy with open eyes. It is a very good laptop hampered on purpose by the manufacturer.

If anyone is after a cheap windows alternative look at the Asus Zenbooks eg UX434. You can get 16gb ram i7 and 512gb for less than the Air. Drop your specs to match the Air and you can save £200-300 with the Asus for a thin and light laptop
Edited by: "bman" 16th Apr
bman16/04/2020 12:30

Apple admitted the cooling pipes were not attached to the fan on purpose …Apple admitted the cooling pipes were not attached to the fan on purpose in order to throttle performance. Why? Because they want to upsell performance of the MacBook Pro. What does this mean for you? It'll get hot and slower probably quite quickly - simple browsing can cause throttling. Buy with open eyes. It is a very good laptop hampered on purpose by the manufacturer.If anyone is after a cheap windows alternative look at the Asus Zenbooks eg UX434. You can get 16gb ram i7 and 512gb for less than the Air. Drop your specs to match the Air and you can save £200-300 with the Asus for a thin and light laptop


How about using a cooling pad when doing high-performance tasks? Will it still throttle?
user1213416/04/2020 12:41

How about using a cooling pad when doing high-performance tasks? Will it …How about using a cooling pad when doing high-performance tasks? Will it still throttle?


It will still. Plus you don't want your CPU to be always hot, that kills the life of the component.
eek16/04/2020 11:38

There are very different devices, one is a computer, the other is a …There are very different devices, one is a computer, the other is a tablet.I have both (well the previous version of the iPad Pro and a MacBook). The MacBook is used for work, the iPad is used for consuming things (books, video, games). I wouldn't use an iPad for programming or writing - the keyboard and the programs aren't good enough.



dont quite get the last point. The iPad can use exactly the same keyboard as used with a Mac. Even supports the same mice/trackpads now too. Plenty decent apps for writing. In fact I would argue the standalone Apple keyboard (when compared with my MacBook Pro) is slightly better for writing because of ergonomics.
Edited by: "greenant" 16th Apr
Miles_Smith16/04/2020 10:56

My opinion is primarily based on a number of reviews, most claiming …My opinion is primarily based on a number of reviews, most claiming thermal throttling, sustained high temps which would effect longevity, and loud noise during everyday workloads rather than on teardowns. My intuition is that an internal heatsink would improve overall cooling performance, but I'm by no means an expert.


Tbh the main reason I jumped for this deal is the 4 year warranty. Hopefully i won't need it but if anything does go wrong I'll be covered. Also I'm not planning on keeping it for any more than 4 years. I personally don't mind it running hot occasionally as I'm not planning on doing demanding tasks frequently.
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 10:17

I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it …I was really interested in this model, however I see the reviews saying it has thermal issues and also Apple is launching new 14 inch pro models next month, so I am keeping on hold for now.


Very sad really. I hope the thermal issues isn’t as bad as feared. Otherwise it probably doesn’t bode well for the mbp revisions due to be released soon.

The air is so good now, it’ll probably do the job for most users. Before it was a given to go for the pro. This price is good but I’ve heard a lot of bad things about the os from previous years. Apple needs to get its act in order.
user1213416/04/2020 10:55

what is the price of same machine on Apple EDU store?


It is more from Apple but it depends what level of discount you qualify for. Primary and secondary school don't get the same discount as Uni students.

the EDU store also gives you 4 years' warranty.
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