MacExpo London - who's going?

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  1. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    Hey all!

    Just wondering who's gunna go to the MacExpo in London on the 27-29th Oct? It's in Kensington this year so should be bigger than the Islington areana!

    I'll be going on the Saturday (27th) as I definitely need a break from these last 4 weeks of starting uni (you may have noticed I haven't been posting much!). I really hope the new range is there! Last time I went in 2003, the 20" iMac had only come out three days previous and it was there! So hopefully we get to play on a dual dual G5 with Quadro graphics :D we can only hope!

    So hands up who's coming :p

    SpaceMagic
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    i'm going on the Thursday and another forum member "Lincoln" is going as well
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Trying to decide whether I can skip off work early on the Thurs/Fri to go. Saturday is a no go since I'll be on a plane to San Francisco ;)
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    let us know if your going to be there on the thusday as we can have a Macrumours meetup :)
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Will do - may be fairly last minute since it might depend on how big the pile of work on my desk to be complete before holiday ends up looking on Wednesday!
     
  6. SpaceMagic thread starter macrumors 68000

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    AppleSpider, what if I came with you? To SF I mean! You can pay ;)

    Pretty please?
     
  7. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    i will be going, but due to time and money (or lack thereof) i will be going on just the 29th. i like to do the london expo circuit every year, and last year was especially great because i went on the same day opening of the apple store regent street! i will be going there next saturday too.

    wont it be wierd? macrumors members who talk on the internet loads but pass each other in complete silence? i wont know if anyone i know on here is there, as i have no idea who people look like!!!:eek:

    looking forward to it, as OP said, a nice break from uni:D

    i plan to BUY things. i dont know what thinhs, but apple things for sure. :D
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  9. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Well, if you're inder 35kg and fit into a suitcase, I'd consider it :p
     
  10. iGav macrumors G3

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    Really, Apple should have done yesterday's launch at the London event... hell even Paris gets a keynote. :(
     
  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Apple are moving most of their European staff from Paris to London and their new offices above the Regent St store. The Euro 5G iPod launch was in London so perhaps with more people over here to organise things, we'll see more launches in London in future.
     
  12. iGav macrumors G3

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  13. XIII macrumors 68040

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  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know... on one hand, it's quite close to my place... on the other, I've been disappointed in the past by MacExpos.

    I'm also not feeling that well at the mo. I'll make my mind up closer to the day...
     
  15. XIII macrumors 68040

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  16. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    I'll probably go Saturday, I lecture Thursday and Friday.

    However, weekends are currently the only time I get for fun and family, and I might get into a row for suggesting going to a Mac show on a Saturday...:rolleyes: ;) :D
     
  17. dcv macrumors G3

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    Ahh... I'm *even* closer than you to it. I win! :p

    I have no idea what goes on at these events or if it's worth going, but if it turns into a MR meetup of sorts i might be persuaded ;)

    I do have a horrendously busy week ahead though... not helped by the fact that i've wasted half the day waiting for and then playing with my new iMac!
     
  18. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    Popped down there today. Seems noticably smaller than the Islington setup to me. Small Apple stand, but friendly staff very eager to fill my hands with new iPods! Aperture demo impressive.
     
  19. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Think I'm going to head down there on Saturday morning, before the North London Derby (go Thierry!!)...
     
  20. toontra macrumors 6502

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    I was not impressed by the change in venue. Olympia seemed smaller, shabbier and altogether a more mundane affair.

    One of the stated reasons for the change was to have all the stands on the same floor - why? Why is that an issue? Islington's design centre was fully accessible for disabled. I also preferred the mezzanine floors holding the smaller stands - seemed more exciting somehow!

    Also there seemed to be far less room for the demonstration stands. All in all a backward step in my opinion. I only stayed 30 minutes and didn't buy anything - a first for me.

    BTW, I also live about 2 mins from the Design Centre in Islington!
     
  21. XIII macrumors 68040

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    It was ok. Here are my first thoughts about the iPod, iMac, and the big one, Aperture.
     
  22. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm looking forward to hear what happens at the MacExpo London. Know of a person that's going, so hope to hear from him.
     
  23. liketom macrumors 601

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    went yesterday -

    it was alright , not as good as paris was last year but ok - very small venue i thinks .

    o one thing i did notice was at the show my mate was shopping for the lacie 250gb drive for the mini - , show only had the 160gb £130

    But at regent street the 250 drive was only £130 !! BARGAIN , but felt a bit conned at the show.
     
  24. toontra macrumors 6502

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    I always snoop around for bargains and usually find something. Not this year! Perhaps the exhibitors are paying too much for the stand to afford discounts and, as I said before, there are just fewer stands competing.
     
  25. driftingaway macrumors newbie

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    I went yesterday.
    Venue was smaller than expected but had some interesting stalls - although I found myself talking to people about products I had no interest in whatsoever just to fill time and make the most of my train ticket.
    Ended up spending too much too, as I bought some Speedball laptop raisers (which are pretty good, actually - £10 for 2 sets), a Shuttle XPress (video editing shuttle commander via USB - £30, normally £40) and then travelled to Regent Street after playing with the iPod 5G 30GB and got me one of those with my student discount :D (as i took my Nano back a few weeks ago due to software issues).

    Anyway here's a really poor photo taken with my SonyEricsson's panorama feature, but it gives you an idea of the layout of the place :D
     

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