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    (Original post by MikeL230)
    Should have bought a mac, only one manufacturer so they hold their specs alot more than windows (because they dont get upgraded as much).
    To quote Roy from The IT Crowd:

    Sorry, are you from the past?
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    (Original post by MikeL230)
    And that one doesnt even have a cd drive!
    It does have a CD drive... (if ur referring to the pik lol)
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    (Original post by james99)
    Yes, £1,800 is too much for a laptop. I'd only ever spend that amount on a desktop.

    You can try and convince yourself that it's lightweight and has a long battery life if you like, but the fact of the matter is that laptops that cost a third of that price can do all the same things as yours. They may not have a fingerprint scanner, of course, but useless peripherals are....well....useless!
    For the time, it was the best laptop... I did my research properly before I brought it. Of course I didn't just wanna go and spend £1800 blindly lol. Its stll great even today, whenever I take it out sumwhere or to school, it turns heads :woo:

    At the time it was the lightest and had the longest battery life...
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    Depends on the spec and how long it lasted you. My last vaio was £1200 and that was expensive, but only lasted 2 years (mobo went) so therefore, don't think that's very good.

    Current Vaio has so far lasted a year, but was only £800, better price - much better specification. I think £1800 is a bit much... but as i say, depends on the spec and whether it was worth it - what model series was it?
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    (Original post by MikeL230)
    Should have bought a mac, only one manufacturer so they hold their specs alot more than windows (because they dont get upgraded as much).
    Sorry, what?
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    I meant hold their value
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    They really don't. Macs go from being worth a fortune to being worth nothing pretty much on a year on year basis, because they get replaced by new ones and everyone just dumps the old tech and buys the new. Look for a few year old macbook on eBay - one before the aluminium body - it's not going to be £600. Not a chance.
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    (Original post by omicronlyrae)
    They really don't. Macs go from being worth a fortune to being worth nothing pretty much on a year on year basis, because they get replaced by new ones and everyone just dumps the old tech and buys the new. Look for a few year old macbook on eBay - one before the aluminium body - it's not going to be £600. Not a chance.
    Macs tend to hold their value a lot better than most other computers, even after new models are released. Just had a quick look on eBay, and there are year-old macbooks going for £450-£550....
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    No, not really. Depends how much money you have, what you want, what you need...

    It's all relative. If you've only got £2,000 in your bank account, then no, don't buy one, you'd be a total fool.
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    (Original post by james99)
    Macs tend to hold their value a lot better than most other computers, even after new models are released. Just had a quick look on eBay, and there are year-old macbooks going for £450-£550....
    Aluminium body ones? Or white/black ones? I've not seen any pre-alu macbooks for that much. Maybe i'm looking in the wrong places.
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    (Original post by omicronlyrae)
    Aluminium body ones? Or white/black ones? I've not seen any pre-alu macbooks for that much. Maybe i'm looking in the wrong places.
    Black/White ones. The aluminium ones are going for £600+, but the old ones are still going for £500 or more.
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    Ehhh, depends on how much you want to spend, how much you have, how often you'll use it and what you want it for. You can easily justify a £2000 laptop if you require it for everyday use etc.
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    The black ones are sweet, gutted they discontinued
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    (Original post by Sniper-Squeak)
    I would buy a flashy nice looking sony RT series for that price would look fab in my room!!!

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    (Original post by james99)
    Black/White ones. The aluminium ones are going for £600+, but the old ones are still going for £500 or more.
    Apparently I was looking in the wrong place, in which case I do apologise. Apparently macbooks do indeed hold value rather well.
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    As I made clear with my use of bold formatting, worth 1000 it is not.
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    it still baffles me why people buy laptops and then keep them in the same place....
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    (Original post by jsoh?)
    I would not buy a laptop for that amount.

    I might build a tower etc for myself that was incredibly powerful which may total £1800 but not on a laptop which would be obsolete within 2/3 years and no way to update it.
    TBH - I'd just save the £1800, and buy the computer wanted in a few years time when it is as cheap as chips.
 
 
 
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