MacBook Air (2019) 128GB/256GB Space Grey $1541/$1814 + Delivery @ Mediaform

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9% discount on the Apple Macbook Air (1.6GHz 8GB 128GB/256GB Models) retailing for $1699/$1999.
Further price beat discount possible at Officeworks but check if its in stock, the same color, and same model number at your local store. With the Officeworks price beat discount, price drops $1464/$1723 (14% discount on RRP).

Link for 256gb: https://www.mediaform.com.au/apple-macbook-air-13-3-1-6ghz-8...

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  • +6 votes

    I feel like 128GB is a slap in the face over $600, let alone $1,500…

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      You're not wrong, but considering the base model Surface devices with 128GB are selling for around the $1,300 mark it's just a matter of the Luxury Apple/Microsoft tax -_-

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      256gb USB's are like $50, with 2tb hard drives for $120. Not a big deal tbh.

      • +2 votes

        True, SSD's are obviously more expensive, but not as much as these companies are charging for them

      • +2 votes

        kinda kills the appeal of a nice sleek laptop if you gotta live in dongletown

        128gb almost guarantees that some essential and regularly used software and files will need to be on an external drive, and they'd have to be plugged in all the time

        • +1 vote

          Not really. I lived with a 128gb for all of Uni and never had any dramas. But if you're installing dozens of programs, downloading movies etc then you should know better than to get a laptop with a 128gb drive.

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            @pharcyde: I had one for a few years too. It was okay, but once it starts filling a little bit you gotta be vigilant about it. But this was back around 2012, and even back then it felt like a scam. That's kinda the bigger issue.

            But if you're installing dozens of programs, downloading movies etc then you should know better than to get a laptop with a 128gb drive.

            A brand new base model Macbook Air doesn't have the pricing nor the intended market to justify the tiny drive. The Air should be for people who don't need much, but mostly have no idea what they need and just want something easy to use, and will pay plenty for it. A bit of extra space is a cheap convenience to throw at these people, since it really is quite a low limit that would reduce that ease.
            It would just kill the overpriced upgrade for the same low-end users who have run into the limit before and want to make sure the next one is as easy as they had hoped in the first place.

            Hell the old tiny 12inch Macbooks started at 256gb, they've actually gone backwards here.

    • -3 votes

      cloud storage.

      • +4 votes

        Really? Cloud storage is great for documents and low quality images. After that it's an often unnecessary performance hit

        • -1 vote

          I've never had performance issues using OneDrive, they don't force you to have it open 24/7, easily storing/streaming FHD videos and larger images. It's not an unnecessary performance hit if your SSD is 128GB, and you aren't willing to carry an external around. People negging are clearly butt hurt because they have had bad experiences using cloud services 5 years ago and they think it's still the same, or aren't willing to pay $5 or less a month because it's an ongoing cost.

          • +1 vote

            @SanAndreas23: People are negging because they don't want to download large files every time they may require them.
            Most one-note setups don't remotely store the files, but sync a backup in the cloud, which does nothing of you have low storage.

            The point is, i have large files that I need on the ssd, and storing them in the cloud requires they be downloaded, verified, then read for it's purpose.

            • -1 vote

              @Salmando: I suppose usually you will need to download the file depending on what you are doing.
              In a web based cloud scenario you should be able to access most things without downloading though.
              Wouldn't you be able to edit and share your onenotes through the web program without downloading?

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                @SanAndreas23: Honestly I'm not overly familiar with the web platform. Any local program that needs access to the file will download it to a temporary folder before being able to read it. It will then have to upload any changes.

                There may be some limited software that is run server side for documents and images maybe, but I've never used it.

                Anyone familiar with the workings of Google Documents? Are files modified server side, or as temp files client side?

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    128gb lolz

  • +4 votes

    If you have access to Apple educational pricing better to buy off there at $1,549 with free Beats headphones up to value $449.95 current promotion (Headphones is probably worth more like up to $300).

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    So I haven't used my 2012 mac for around 4 years. Grabbed an old SSD from a dead work HP. Updated the OS. Seems no different to the new Mac work issued me last year. A 2015 MacBook Air can be bought for around $400, my 2012 pro is probably $100. what do you get in a modern one for such a big expense? Looks like they dont even have USB ports. Dongles are back

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    so this is the macbook air that its fan is not blowing at the fins from the heat sink?

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    Ouch. I thought the days of Mac price rape were behind us; Apple tax on them has been acceptable for a while.

    This seems excessive, is a $1,200 lappy with apple tax at best. Competitors offer same form factor, with double storage and ram for same price, and many with dedicated gpu.

    How much does a previous model pro sell for?

    • +1 vote

      What on earth made you think that?

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        Maybe I'm old. Once upon a time the Mac equivalent cost 3x that of PC. Come 2012-ish, a comparable Mac was 'only' about $400-$500 more, which was a huge relative difference. This seems comparable to a $1200 not on special windows laptop.

  • +1 vote

    The current EBay Plustech promo code (15% off) is cheaper. E.g Macbook Air 128GB $1699 becomes $1444.15 + 14.5 express postage
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Apple-Macbook-Air-13-with-Touch-...

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    wdit: nvm just read the deal description