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MacBooks are thin, light, stylish and jam-packed full of the same revolutionary components people come to expect from a product engineered by Apple. From the lower-priced entry-level MacBook Retina model, to the ultra-portable MacBook Air, to the powerhouse that is the MacBook Pro Retina, hotukdeals collects and lists all deals available right now.
MacBooks are thin, light, stylish and jam-packed full of the same revolutionary components people come to expect from a product engineered by Apple. From the lower-priced entry-level MacBook Retina model, to the ultra-portable MacBook Air, to the powerhouse that is the MacBook Pro Retina, hotukdeals collects and lists all deals available right now. Read more
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Updated 21st SepLast updated 21st Sep by josephallen
hi. I had a MacBook I bought with educational discount whilst I was studying and no longer need it. are there any issues or conditions if I want to resell it? there is no Apple car… Read more
josephallen

The education discount is less than the discounts available for purchase on the highstreet anyway. Currys and Costco were doing them at the same price / cheaper than edu store, before any trade-in / cashback offers etc.

hootz

It’s not an educational license you just got a discount, I don’t see an issue at all.

djbenny

:-D

Hotukscams

CEX, just make sure you take your iCloud off of it.

Haircut_100

If you’ve seen something about Apple and reselling of MacBooks bought with an education discount it’s probably something to deter people from buying up devices at a discount and then instantly flipping unopened items for profit. It’s not anything to do with someone buying a Mac for their own purposes, using it throughout their course, and then selling it on some years later.

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Updated 15th SepLast updated 15th Sep by tardytortoise
We are trying to be organised and just get our daughter's Christmas present early. She's after a brand new MacBook and I am looking at up to £1k. I understand the MacBook Air is pr… Read more
tardytortoise

Now I'm very confused! Your daughter wants an Apple Mac for Christmas so not going to be a surprise then. Has she seen the one you have seen? Have you been in an Apple shop? I'm fairly certain Apple are very fussy who they allow to sell their stuff, so just get what you want as soon as you can. The Apple sellers aren't usually allowed to sell too far below RRP.

neversay

I'm not an Apple person so MacBooks are not my speciality!

tardytortoise

In which case, if you know what you want and are happy with the price, ring round to find a stockist and simply buy one. - getting an academic account should be easy

neversay

Thanks. The price as it stands doesn't seem bad (and very good with a 4-year warranty) compared using the price history tools, but there's no way of telling whether there's enough stock or any supply chain issues that might constrain prices or affect discounts in the run-up to Christmas. That's my concern.

neversay

It's www.theedustore.co.uk/ but it requires a student/academic account.

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Updated 1st SepLast updated 1st Sep by tardytortoise
I'd like some advice please on what's the best way to sell my used MacBook Air M1. It's in immaculate condition but decided to sell as I need to return to using Windows for studies… Read more
tardytortoise

You might want to explore https://all3dp.com/2/solidworks-linux-ubuntu/ which would entail accessing a device that you could install ubuntu on, then installing virtualbox, then installing windows 10 in the virtual box and finally installing solidworks inside this virtual windows machine.

thegamingkinginfo

Unfortunately some applications won’t work on MacOS such as Solidworks which I need for my studies. The easiest way to resolve that is through installing Bootcamp as recommended by many on Solidworks forums but the M1 doesn’t support that unless I install Parallels

tardytortoise

I am no Windows fan; in fact I use Linux. But I find it hard to understand what a Windows device can do in your studies that the Mac Book Air M1 can't do. I'm sure whatever small difficulties there are could be easily overcome.

Alexandralocks

I've sold a high end laptop on eBay with no problems...(and also other high value electronic items) just give the person you're selling to and good check on their feedback left and also feedback they have given for others. Always send it royal mail special delivery, Always keep the proof of postage receipt and make sure there is no errors in the listing..Check if there are any listings of same model to get an idea on pricing it & Price it higher with best offer turned on.

charleaward81

Advertise it correctly, well described. Advertise for local collection only, make sure they are happy, you could make a receipt for purchase/sale and state that you accept Bank Transfer only. There is no reason why anyone should need to use cash, for one you cannot withdraw that much in one go anyway without visiting a branch. BT is thee safest option. If they won't accept that don't fret wait for next interested party. The safest sale is in person in your own property if they insist on anything else just explain your requirements and if they don't like it wait for a genuine purchaser to come along. If you are desperate for sale then you have options like CEX

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Updated 29th AugLast updated 29th Aug by Haircut_100
Anyone recommend a good MacBook ? Thank you
Haircut_100

OP should also keep an eye on the Refurbished section of the Apple website, they’d be getting a MacBook that is pretty much identical to a brand new one and a 1 Year warranty but could save themselves some money. https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/refurbished/mac

markmc999

You wont get a new one for that I'm afraid. You will need to look second hand. The cheapest ones are Airs which start at £999 but you can get teacher discount on them if you are a teacher. https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac

abdul5

True £500-600 General usage,it’s for spreadsheet powerpoints Lesson planning

Haircut_100

You need to tell us what your budget is and what sort of tasks and usage you need it for otherwise we can’t really give you any recommendations.

abdul5

Not sure Really

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Updated 13th AugLast updated 13th Aug by finnmaccool
hi does anyone know how long the preview version of Windows 10 arm version lasts? I've just started getting an activation error. I didn't think we could buy a license yet, but the … Read more
finnmaccool

Thankyou for that. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't wasting money buying parallels

aLV426

You can re-arm 4 times, after the 4th time it'll just report that it's not activated and leave a watermark in the bottom right hand corner. I guess I should also point out that you will get “You need to activate Windows before you can personalize your PC” message on all pages under the Personalization category.

finnmaccool

What happens after the 3rd time

aLV426

Windows 10 will continually ask for activation, however it will continue to function, there is no functional deprecation as with other versions. All MS products can be re-armed at least 3 times, usually @ 30 days each time. With Windows 10 you can use slmgr -rearm, 4x30 days

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Updated 8th AugLast updated 8th Aug by summerof76
My partner has announced she wants a Mac book, and aparantly, has wanted one for 7 years! (News to me when I've asked for birthday presents!) We're not an Apple household in any w… Read more
summerof76

I have a MacBook Air and I’m like your wife, I just use it to read stuff and browse the internet too (lol)

rodman

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oldskooladdict

Interesting, thank you. My nephew is at uni, I'm wondering if I can use that to my advantage too, but I guess the warranty would be tied to him and sfuff which would complicate things

Haircut_100

That’s true that the likes of John Lewis sometimes sell the old model at a discount. I’d also advise the OP to look at Apple’s own Refurbished ones, you’ll get a device that is basically identical to a brand new unit and save some money. https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/refurbished/mac

oldskooladdict

Yeah that's what I thought, so there's zero reason to buy end of line then, as you'll get a new one for the same price soonish if you wait