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[The Source] Apple M1 Macbook Air/Pro Starting @ $1249/$1599

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[The Source] Apple M1 Macbook Air/Pro Starting @ $1249/$1599

The Source has a sale on the new Apple M1 Macbooks that expires tomorrow, Feb 3. These are the new M1 (non Intel) Macbooks, so you'll be future proofing for future but may encounter some software compatibility issues. So if you have any critical software you use with MacOS make sure it works with M1 or works with Rosetta 2. Save $50 to $100 off retail pricing. Wasn't expecting to find any discounts on these new Macbooks.

All of these models have 8GB of RAM.

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3” 256GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 7 Core GPU - Space Grey - English $1,249.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092084

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3” 256GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 7 Core GPU - Gold - English $1,249.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092088

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3” 512GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 8 Core GPU - Space Grey - English $1,549.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092090

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3” 512GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 8 Core GPU - Gold - English $1,549.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092094

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3” 512GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 8 Core GPU - Silver - English $1,549.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092092

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3” 256GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 7 Core GPU - Space Grey - French $1,249.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092085

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3” 256GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 7 Core GPU - Gold - French $1,249.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092089

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3” 512GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 8 Core GPU - Space Grey - French $1,549.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092091

Apple MacBook Pro (2020) 13.3” 256GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 8 Core GPU with Touch Bar - Space Grey - English $1,599.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092097

Apple MacBook Pro (2020) 13.3” 256GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 8 Core GPU with Touch Bar - Silver - English $1,599.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092099

Apple MacBook Pro (2020) 13.3” 512GB with M1 Chip, 8 Core CPU & 8 Core GPU with Touch Bar - Silver - English $1,849.99
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108092103
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If you're "eligible" for the education discount (which everyone is since there's no verification), the base model goes for $1169 from Apple.
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Cheezewhiz wrote: If you're "eligible" for the education discount (which everyone is since there's no verification), the base model goes for $1169 from Apple.
Aren’t you need to have university/college email address to qualify for apple Ed store ?
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tmp2000 wrote: Aren’t you need to have university/college email address to qualify for apple Ed store ?
No email required, no verification on pick up. Order from apple.ca and in store pick up.
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Cheezewhiz wrote: If you're "eligible" for the education discount (which everyone is since there's no verification), the base model goes for $1169 from Apple.
I don’t think that’s necessarily true. Pretty sure it directs you to UNiDAYS account and to have one you need to have gone through the verification.

I literally just did this 2 weeks ago and bought the m1 MacBook Air. Maybe there’s a work around I don’t know about for UNiDAYS but in my experience I had to list my student email and upload a photo of my faculty ID
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TURNIPtheBEET wrote: I don’t think that’s necessarily true. Pretty sure it directs you to UNiDAYS account and to have one you need to have gone through the verification.

I literally just did this 2 weeks ago and bought the m1 MacBook Air. Maybe there’s a work around I don’t know about for UNiDAYS but in my experience I had to list my student email and upload a photo of my faculty ID
No verification needed.

"Available to current and newly accepted university students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff and homeschool teachers at all levels"

Good luck proving that you don't have a kid at home during covid.
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ITT: RFDers abusing lenient student discount policies, ensuring Apple cracks down and makes it more difficult for legitimate students next year.
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TURNIPtheBEET wrote: I don’t think that’s necessarily true. Pretty sure it directs you to UNiDAYS account and to have one you need to have gone through the verification.

I literally just did this 2 weeks ago and bought the m1 MacBook Air. Maybe there’s a work around I don’t know about for UNiDAYS but in my experience I had to list my student email and upload a photo of my faculty ID
It’s true as long as you have a uni/college email. No verification by Apple.
I think each email is limited to 1 MacBook per year.
Purchased the M1 during Christmas for $1169 plus tax!
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Davhur wrote: No email required, no verification on pick up. Order from apple.ca and in store pick up.
I have been asked for verification the last two times I made a purchase, which happen to have been M1 Macbooks. YMMV.

(I do qualify, so it wasn't a big deal. This was also in-store.)
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No verification required online. Bought an M1 air in December, they didn't ask for anything, didn't even use uni email. Although I am eligible.
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N8Magic wrote: I have been asked for verification the last two times I made a purchase, which happen to have been M1 Macbooks. YMMV.

(I do qualify, so it wasn't a big deal. This was also in-store.)
Was your purchase 100% in-store or purchase online for in-store pickup?

This is not a new loophole and people have been doing this for awhile now with no one verifying with online pickup.
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Is 8GB ram good in 2021? Never had Mac, just curiously asking.
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SirCharlesIII wrote: Was your purchase 100% in-store or purchase online for in-store pickup?

This is not a new loophole and people have been doing this for awhile now with no one verifying with online pickup.
One of each. First was for an M1 Pro, ordered online for ISPU with an appointment. Second was also for an M1 Pro, this time an impulse buy and I waited in line to enter the store and buy without online reservation.
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yojowo wrote: Is 16GB RAM upgrade worth it?

Just for future proofing. I don’t do intensive video editing. Just browsing and coding.
Definitely go with 16GB RAM....unless finances are super tight. A lesser important (but still good) upgrade would be to get the 512GB SSD. It'll be a solid laptop for years to come in this configuration.

Note, either of those options will likely increase the delivery time by a couple of weeks.
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I've been using an 8gb macbook air for the last few weeks. The benchmarks are irrelevant, but apparently theres hardly any difference. Apple silicon is a new animal.

Works pretty good editing video as is. Make sure all the apps you use can run half decent on apple silicon or Rosetta. Ive run into minor problems myself.
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Think there will be a M2 chip next year? I don't need one until next year... (college)
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I'm a PC enthusiast and have always been very anti-Apple (even more so of late) due to their anti-consumer practices. However, the new lineup of MacBooks with the M1 chip beats most Intel and Ryzen flagship laptops, for cheaper to boot.

Why the downvotes on this thread?
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User9384 wrote: Definitely go with 16GB RAM....unless finances are super tight. A lesser important (but still good) upgrade would be to get the 512GB SSD. It'll be a solid laptop for years to come in this configuration.

Note, either of those options will likely increase the delivery time by a couple of weeks.
Nobody has been able to make a good case that a "normal" user will need more than 8GB in these M1 Macs. I've read just about every thread and story about it. For $250 more, get the storage if anything, unless you're a video professional working with 8K video (and even then, it's not hugely noticeable except in very specific scenarios) - and if this is the case, you're probably not buying these computers.

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