Agree with most of what you have said! The 10th Gen model (512gb ssd and 16gb ddr4x ram) on the Edustore is being sold for £350 cheaper than Apples website + a 4 year warranty included (which would cost ~£250 if you were to extend it to the same duration using Apple's Care Plan) I wouldn't go ahead with it at the original price but this discounted price is a really good value for money imo
In Additional Info on EDU page it says its 8GB Ram
Despite saying new 2020 model, this is last year's MacBook Pro 13" with merely an improved keyboard. It's rebadged and overpriced even for Apple. The actual new 2020 MacBook has the 10th gen Intel processor and it's quite hysterical that it starts at £1800. AMD Ryzen 4000 chips are sorely missed here: Cheaper, faster and more energy efficient. 10th Intel is such a disappointment. Equivalent premium Dell XPS is several hundred cheaper and actually looks like a 2020 device (MacBook looks like it's from 2010 with those ginormous grandad bezels). Even for Apple, I'd say £400 overpriced. Not a good time to buy laptops with 1) Coronavirus has caused prices to swell 2) new AMD chips should be available on mass later this year - stuff from Asus, Lenovo and others have already appeared. The performance difference is enormous. My advice is if you can hold off, you should until end of year.
There is a box for discount code so is there a discount off the price quoted ?
Very happy. However, it did only come with 8GB of ram so title of this post should really be updated. Going to complain but doubt they'll give any compo of sorts.