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    MacBook Pro + bits required

    Can anyone quote me on the top 15" MacBook Pro, or suggest where to try for education (school order) pricing etc with accessories/software please?

    Held off wiating to see if anything was announced last night, but will now buy one. The schools first Mac!

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    Talk to Simon at CP I purchased lots off macs from him. At the time he was the cheapest arround.

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    Alternatively try AT Computers who are Mac Specialists

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    Try Toucan, ask for Adnan. Tell him Alan from Hammersmith referred you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laputa01 View Post
    Try Toucan, ask for Adnan. Tell him Alan from Hammersmith referred you.
    Yep we also use them.

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    Westwood Associates managed to source me some 'nearly new' iMacs not so long ago. I believe that they can get other Apple products too. It depends if that's something you want to consider?

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    No disrespect to Simon or Mandy, but I would always recommend you go to an Apple Solutions Expert such as AT, Toucan, Solutions Inc (Ask for Jo Dowd), KRCS (ask for Glyn Rozier), etc as the after sales expertise they have is fantastic and so educationally focused. You will get competitive prices and if they are a few quid more it is worth it for the extra support and expertise. The cheapest price is not always best value.

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    Thanks for all the advice! It currently looks like Apple Education Store is cheapest!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycat View Post
    Thanks for all the advice! It currently looks like Apple Education Store is cheapest!?
    That might be the case, but I found out yesterday when trying to place an order with the Education Store directly that there is a minimum order value of £5,000!

    If your order doesn't meet the minimium spend you are simply redirected to a Apple Education Solutions Expert instead.

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    We've used KRCS in the past - Can't fault them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    No disrespect to Simon or Mandy, but I would always recommend you go to an Apple Solutions Expert such as AT, Toucan, Solutions Inc (Ask for Jo Dowd), KRCS (ask for Glyn Rozier), etc as the after sales expertise they have is fantastic and so educationally focused. You will get competitive prices and if they are a few quid more it is worth it for the extra support and expertise. The cheapest price is not always best value.
    I do agree with you there if you require new kit... I use GBM.

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    I've used Apple Sales Support and Training for Mac purchases in the past and dealt with Phil. Worked out well and was delivered promptly and the pre-sales support was great (I've not had reason to test the aftersales, but they are one of Apples authorised education resellers).

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    When I was looking for some Macs the other year I got a cracking price from Jigsaw I didn't buy them in the end but the price was very good and I was pleased with the advice and pricing from them. I have bought other items from them though and they are a good firm.

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    Thanks once again chaps. It's ordered now! Thanks to Gary at MMC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    We've used KRCS in the past - Can't fault them.
    Same here. Very good prices and service.

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