Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 10:03 UTC
Apple Apple have updated the Mac Mini. It now sports an aluminium (no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum") enclosure, an HDMI port, an internal PSU (no power-brick!) and oddly, an SD card slot in the back. There's also an access hole on the bottom to change the RAM easily.
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RE[2]: UK Price
by alban on Tue 15th Jun 2010 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE: UK Price"
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So exactly how much more expensive is it to take an order on your web site from a UK customer; charge them in pounds and then have the item shipped over from somewhere in China. I thought a lot of Apples cost justification was the clever design work and R&D.

For anyone in the UK seriously thinking of buying a new Mac Mini I suggest it would be quicker and cheaper to just write "sucker" on your own forehead with a magic marker.

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RE[3]: UK Price
by kaiwai on Wed 16th Jun 2010 02:46 in reply to "RE[2]: UK Price"
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From what I understand Apple run an call centre in the UK along with a whole infrastructure for importing into the UK.

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RE[4]: UK Price
by Sparrowhawk on Wed 16th Jun 2010 12:37 in reply to "RE[3]: UK Price"
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I think it's in the Irish Republic (I could be wrong). Certainly, they have a presence in Eire and whenever I've ordered online, the sales person has been Irish, judging by their accent.

I've not used any helplines though, so possibly those might be in the UK, but I have a vague memory of Ireland enticing in tech companies during the '90s with loans/special deals and I think that Apple was one of the ones which took up the offer.

Incidentally, as an aside, here's a tip for getting Apple kit cheaper (at least in the UK): always use the phone ordering rather than the website. At some stage, the salesperson will ask you if you wish to proceed with your order - say something like: "I'm not sure, I have been looking at Sony/Dell/Whoever and they seem really good value". You invariably get a discount offered to you. I got 5% off a MBP recently. Not a huge percentage, but given the price of Macs in the UK, not to be sneezed at.

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Edited 2010-06-16 12:38 UTC

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