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Topic # 150300 17-Jul-2014 18:33 Send private message

For some reason Harvey Norman are selling (instore only) the current entry level MacBook Air for $998 (RRP is $1,249):
http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/apple-computers/macbook/apple-macbook-air-11.6-1.4ghz-128gb.html

This is the current/latest model: MD711X/B

Not to be confused with the older (US?) 2012 model (MD223LL/A) currently on sale at 1-day for $900.
Some benefits over the older model are a Haswell (vs Ivy Bridge) CPU, HD5000 graphics, PCI-e SSD interface, and 128GB (vs 64) SSD.

Not exactly sure why they're selling (dumping?) at that price. But, it certainly won't be due to any kickbacks from Apple.

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  Reply # 1090995 17-Jul-2014 20:04 Send private message

Thats a good deal




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  Reply # 1090996 17-Jul-2014 20:15 Send private message

Refreshes not far off I'd say

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  Reply # 1090998 17-Jul-2014 20:21 Send private message

I think the latest MacBook Air got a slight processor speed bump from 1.3 GHz to 1.4 GHz in the last couple of months, so I'm guessing these could be older stock. Edit - didn't look close enough as these appear to be 1.4 GHz on sale. There are rumours of a 12 inch retina model coming soon, but with Broardwell delayed that could be some time before that's available.

But either way that's still a good deal, in fact better than many in the apple refurb store.

http://store.apple.com/nz/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_air/11  

I'm not sure I'd want a smaller, lower resolution screen that the current non-retina MacBook Pro 13 inch. I'd almost certainly grab one if it was the MacBook Air 13 inch.





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  Reply # 1091034 17-Jul-2014 21:16 Send private message

tdgeek: Refreshes not far off I'd say


Even if that were true history shows Harvey Norman would be the last to know, and do something about it

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  Reply # 1091048 17-Jul-2014 21:32 Send private message

thats a great price for a great laptop, my macbook air is 3 years old and still runs like new and looks like new

harvey are doing great deals on apple tv too $118

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1366x768

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  Reply # 1091108 17-Jul-2014 23:06 Send private message

gehenna:
tdgeek: Refreshes not far off I'd say


Even if that were true history shows Harvey Norman would be the last to know, and do something about it


Ive noticed other deals on Mac sites lately, never took much notice as refreshes are coming. 12" MBA rumoured.
Maybe they pulled an exclusive sea? Other NZ stores have been including Apple lately I've noticed, in term deals?

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  Reply # 1092028 19-Jul-2014 15:21 Send private message

nathan: 1366x768


Pretty much anything in this price range has some sort of deficiency.

Mediocre screen
Mediocre keyboard
Stone age spinning hard drive
Plus most have an almost unusable trackpad

Take your pick. The horrible trackpads on most small notebooks tend to be the deal killer for me.

I see Harvey Norman are still advertising the same deal in the Saturday NZ Herald.

Meanwhile JB Hi Fi have the 13 inch Macbook Air for $1259.10 (usual price is $1399) and similar discounts on the Macbook Pro and other apple models.
http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers/apple/

The savings on the high end Macbook Pro models are quite significant and since there will be no suitable Broardwell CPUs from Intel this year, the chances of a significantly updated MBP from Apple are not high. Perhaps a 100MHz boost in clock speed, but almost certainly no Broadwell, no DDR4, no Thunderbolt 3 until 2015.





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