Just a heads-up to anyone in the market for the new laptops...You will all know that Apple offers substantial discounts to Higher education customers...in the small print it also states that the 3 year hardware warranty is standard on all laptops and desktops purchased through the Apple Store Online. This same warranty is charged at a small premium in brick and mortar Apple Stores (around 60 pounds). Given that the leading cash back sites also include around 3% cash back on Educational purchases, you are set to save quite a few pennies if you order online. In my case, I just pre-ordered a Retina MBP base model with the 16Gb RAM upgrade and it looks to come in at 1614 after cash back. Same model in Apple Store, assuming they sell it, would be 110 pounds more expensive after taking the three year warranty. So, do you maths before engaging in one of these costly purchases!