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MacBook Air M1 2020 - $1349 for 256GB, 7-Core GPU; $1699 for 512GB, 8-Core GPU @ Apple Education Store

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Hi guys
Looking to buy new laptop for my partner who's Dell XPS is finally dying after 5 years
Considerations for moving her over to the new Macbook Air were its battery life, speakers and that she already uses an iPhone

I noticed that buying directly from the Apple Education store is actually cheaper than anywhere else
JB Hi Fi - $1499 and $1849 https://www.jbhifi.com.au/collections/computers-tablets/appl...
Officeworks - $1397 and $1847 https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/c/technology...

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  • +15 votes

    Dupe maybe? This has always been the price at edu store for ages.

  • +16 votes

    Standard pricing for edu store

  • +1 vote

    Always been the case

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    JB is less expensive, with price match + 10-15% off gift cards

    • +11 votes

      10-15% off gift cards from?

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        When they go on sale at Colesworths, and/or O/W price match.

    • +1 vote

      One thing to remember is you can’t upgrade the memory through build to order from JB so other than that its well worth looking into.

  • +40 votes

    use this link to get it cheaper

    MacBook Air 256gb - $1294.70
    MacBook Air 512gb - $1631.30

    • +1 vote

      This is amazing, how does it become different? Aren't they both education pricing?

      • +1 vote

        This one says AOC AU Australian Education Union Store Home instead of a regular Education Store.

        • +2 votes

          Hmmm…this I did not know. My wife is a member of that union…I shall have her make all future Apple purchases for me!

          …or does Apple ever bother even checking?

          • -4 votes

            @Banj0: Apple does - they do a random audit every now and then. If you're caught out you just have to pay the difference.

            • +2 votes

              @tichet18:

              If you're caught out you just have to pay the difference.

              Or, just say mea culpa, and cancel the order.

            • +1 vote

              @tichet18: Lol how are they going to make us pay the difference?

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                @Gallifr3y: Allegedly, they hold onto the credit card information.

                However, if you pay the total amount using gift cards, I wonder how will Apple make you pay back the difference?

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                  @DoctorCalculon: You can't charge a customers card without permission.

                  Would love to get a phone call from Tim Cook though, will pay full price then.

    • +1 vote

      yeah, what makes this link get a cheaper pricing?

      • +1 vote

        It is an EPP store. The organisation has an specific agreement with Apple AU to provide such discounted prices to their members.

    • +1 vote

      How is that possible??? :D Thx!

    • +1 vote

      Legend!

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      Cheers!

      Grabbed one for $1,250 by combining with this deal

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    I’m not a student can i purchase from the Apple Education Store ?

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      yes you can

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      Had no idea about the education store. The missus recently ordered an iPad Pro from the regular Apple store. Any chance of getting the difference refunded?

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        NO

      • +3 votes

        You’ll need to return for a refund if within 14 days and then purchase.

        • -1 vote

          Well that sounds like a lot of screwing around.

    • +1 vote

      We are all students for life! :)

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    Interesting 👍😁

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    From memory, I think JB price-match student pricing?

    • +1 vote

      I guess you need to be a student? But actually, everyone can purchase from Apple education store. For standard model/configuration they are of the same price (10% off). For custom build (if you like 16GB RAM for example) education store will be cheaper (JB Hifi has no discount on custom build?).

      • +3 votes

        Yes, that's correct. JB ask for your student ID.

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    Given it's August already, can't you hold this off a couple of months and wait for the usual January offers?

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      Yeah! AirPods where included last.

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        Are Airpods usually in there own separate packaging box or packaged within the MacBook Air/MacBook Pro packaging box?

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          seperate

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            @Inthemix: Thanks,.. not that there the best looking Buds out there lolz

    • +7 votes

      FWIW, January is still around 5 months away…

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        IIRC the last one started late December and if OP's laptop is able to chug along till then, it might be a better buying opportunity?

  • +2 votes

    May be stackable with this deal?

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/641757

  • +2 votes

    I have a XPS13 and my partner has a 2020 Mac air and omg it's amazing decent screen and battery life thin and light almost silent fan on it will be buying one when mine dies haha

    • -2 votes

      the m1 chip mackbook air has no fan btw

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        Yeah hers was the one with the Intel just before these launched

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          ew

          • +1 vote

            @Zilch: Yeah she had a 2011 MBA 13 which survived till 2020 when she killed it with Red wine and couldn't wait when the new ones were coming just around the corner 🙄

  • -3 votes

    ipad-pro 12.9 128gb wifi-cellular is 1759.00
    Is it good price to buy?
    https://www.apple.com/au_edu_5000447/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-pro/...

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    tempted to buy a 2018 256gb 15 inch mbp for 2000

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      Not worth it I think. I sold my 2020 (or 2019, anyway the last generation) 15inch mbp (512GB with apple care+) 3 months ago for $2300

      Performance wise an M1 MBA will be better than intel MBP. Only problem is the screen size.

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        Some would buy it for the screen size on a budget rather spend 3k+. If your performance metric is a larger screen then why not.

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      Do you need that very model?

      Pre-M1, pre-16", pretty expensive with a small disk.

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        btw to that ozbargain user who said 13. is 13 inches is wrong. different even though it's 13 inches. I bought a 2016 case for my 2015 model mbp and it smaller and doesn't fit.

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    I am not a student.. don't they need student ID for purchase?

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      Did you read the rest of the comments?

      • -3 votes

        Yeah I haven’t sorry as soon as I saw the title I went straight to comment

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    Does it say education store on the receipt?

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    Have anyone received your order?

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      Nope mine was supposed to arrive on 16 Aug but got delayed

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        Same to mine. Do they contact you?

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          No I've been checking using the tracking info, it says there was a delay and they're 'investigating'
          Says coming from china