Mac OS X Lion USB thumb drive yours now for £55

A box with an Apple logo on it? That’ll be £55, please

So you’re ready to take the leap to Apple’s new Mac OS X Lion operating system, but afraid of this newfound downloading lark? Problem solved. As promised, the Lion USB thumb drive has been released. For £55.

That means you’re essentially paying £34 for a USB drive, when you could pick up any old 1GB USB stick for around £3 and create your own Lion drive using Apple’s Recovery Disk Assistant.

So, £25 tops for a homemade Mac OS X Lion thumb drive versus £55 for the same thing with an Apple logo on it. And a nice box. Are you really going to need help making this decision?

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