Refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 £599 @ Apple
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Refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 £599 @ Apple

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Found 29th Apr 2014
Apple have a couple of good deals on their Haswell 11.6" MacBook Air for £599 and the 13.3" Haswell MacBook Air is £679.

11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1366-by-768 resolution /
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440x900 resolution

4GB memory
128GB flash storage
720p FaceTime HD camera
Intel HD Graphics 5000

** You need to click on the links in post #1

3% Quidco / TCB cashback

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I'd go for the Haswell version. Hot from me. "Normal" price until now has been £749 on the official refurb site.
I think they're about to release an updated version of the Macbook Air, but the rumours I've heard so far sound like minor differences (with a bigger change coming later in the year, a rumoured 12" retina macbook Air)

Looks like I'm out of date, the price drop is prompted by the new spec being released today:
macrumors.com/rou…ir/

Seems a very good price, heat added!

That's a really good deal. Normally refurbs are discounted 15% so 40% is exceptional. And being an Apple refurb it'll look brand new and come with a full warranty.

dogbert682

I'd go for the Haswell version. Hot from me. "Normal" price until now has … I'd go for the Haswell version. Hot from me. "Normal" price until now has been £749 on the official refurb site. I think they're about to release an updated version of the Macbook Air, but the rumours I've heard so far sound like minor differences (with a bigger change coming later in the year, a rumoured 12" retina macbook Air)



Yep, think they've already updated the line earlier today.

They did and the new ones are £100 less than before, so they'd need to discount the refurbs further or you could end up paying more for an old one than for a new one.

2012 model

rogerh

That's a really good deal. Normally refurbs are discounted 15% so 40% is … That's a really good deal. Normally refurbs are discounted 15% so 40% is exceptional. And being an Apple refurb it'll look brand new and come with a full warranty.



(Although discounts are relative to the original selling price rather than the current equivalent.)

When you go to basket the price goes up to £699 ?

Original Poster

kiddy

When you go to basket the price goes up to £699 ?


Works for me - which one are you adding?

I heard that Apple reduced the price and upgraded the spec on the MacBook Air today?

defard

I heard that Apple reduced the price and upgraded the spec on the MacBook … I heard that Apple reduced the price and upgraded the spec on the MacBook Air today?



source please

The £549 one, I'll try from desktop.

They have removed it.

OOS

Not surprised it sold out so fast but worth checking regularly for new stock.

Original Poster

Haswell still available for £599.

Btw can't compare normal prices technically, they lowered normal pricing today and added new CPUs to the Air range (higher clock and turbo boost)

Great deal none the less
Edited by: "kiish" 29th Apr 2014

Alternatively you could buy a far superior laptop brand new for around half the price! :-)

If you know any one visiting America soon, the converted price comes in at under £600 for 13" Air and Pro Models

Karleldin

Alternatively you could buy a far superior laptop brand new for around … Alternatively you could buy a far superior laptop brand new for around half the price! :-)



Link?



Yes, the MBA was updated today. The only difference seems to be the processor has been bumped from a 1.3ghz model to a 1.4ghz model (and slight battery life improvements that come with the more efficient chip)

joncoyle87

If you know any one visiting America soon, the converted price comes in … If you know any one visiting America soon, the converted price comes in at under £600 for 13" Air and Pro Models


And you'll have a Dollar symbol on the keyboard and will need to change the plug.

Original Poster

joncoyle87

If you know any one visiting America soon, the converted price comes in … If you know any one visiting America soon, the converted price comes in at under £600 for 13" Air and Pro Models


Most states have sales tax so you may have to pay another 10% and you would also need to pay import duty and VAT when returning to the UK so better buying one of these refurbished models I think.

Might jump on this to replace an Aluminium iMac 24" 2007 and hook up to an external monitor when needed.
Edited by: "super_leeds_86" 29th Apr 2014

ukcobra

And you'll have a Dollar symbol on the keyboard and will need to change … And you'll have a Dollar symbol on the keyboard and will need to change the plug.



Plus sales tax, and you'll have a smaller Enter key than you would have on a UK model. Almost bought one this way in 2011 but waited til I was back in the UK and used the education discount instead.

This is a great price though.

super_leeds_86

Might jump on this to replace an Aluminium iMac 24" 2007 and hook up to … Might jump on this to replace an Aluminium iMac 24" 2007 and hook up to an external monitor when needed.



ok

ukcobra

And you'll have a Dollar symbol on the keyboard and will need to change … And you'll have a Dollar symbol on the keyboard and will need to change the plug.



Cost me approx £10 for a new plug, and I can live with a $ symbol to save £400.

brookheather

Most states have sales tax so you may have to pay another 10% and you … Most states have sales tax so you may have to pay another 10% and you would also need to pay import duty and VAT when returning to the UK so better buying one of these refurbished models I think.



Yes I got mine in Florida so had 8% sales tax, however I offset this with a further 10% student discount.
I put it in my case as was fine with no Tax bill.

I know some people like to put the box in a suit case on its own, then the laptop on in another case / hand luggage

brookheather

Most states have sales tax so you may have to pay another 10% and you … Most states have sales tax so you may have to pay another 10% and you would also need to pay import duty and VAT when returning to the UK so better buying one of these refurbished models I think.



Do you seriously think everyone who brings a laptop when travelling to the UK from the US gets assessed on whether the laptop has been recently purchased new, and told to pay customs fees?

le_jaeger

Do you seriously think everyone who brings a laptop when travelling to … Do you seriously think everyone who brings a laptop when travelling to the UK from the US gets assessed on whether the laptop has been recently purchased new, and told to pay customs fees?



Exactly. It's more common than it used to be, but still not very common at all.
I took my chances and saved £400 so can't complain. I got one for my sister in January and saved the same amount with no issues too.


Edited by: "joncoyle87" 29th Apr 2014

Its £719 for the refurbished 11.6 inch macbook air. Seemed like a good price for £599, until checkout where the vats added on, shame as that would of been a very hot deal!

Original Poster

DannibleCorpse

Its £719 for the refurbished 11.6 inch macbook air. Seemed like a good … Its £719 for the refurbished 11.6 inch macbook air. Seemed like a good price for £599, until checkout where the vats added on, shame as that would of been a very hot deal!


No its £599 including vat - try the desktop website.

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Not expired?

prices are all over the place - I keep clicking on a £679 !3.3" and it keeps changing to £799!!!

If you know anyone with a student card, (or google for an education pricing link (_;) ), the newest 11" model comes in at £644.40 brand new with 3 years AppleCare.

This is a hot deal for those who don't have access to a student, but otherwise I'd pay the extra £44.

I added the 11inch one to my basket and it says £599 grand total and it still says that when I go to checkout
But if I go back to the original page and checkout it it goes to £719, looks like I got in there just before they put the VAT prices up

brookheather

Haswell still available for £599.



They are all Haswell?
Edited by: "poopscoop" 29th Apr 2014

Original Poster

poopscoop

They are all Haswell?


There was a cheaper Ivy Bridge model available for £549.

Think the price has gone back up as I can't see any at those rates which is a shame as that is a great deal for a top machine.

People who think you can get a better machine for half the price need to learn about more specs than just processor speed and maybe spend a some time using different machines.
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