With Adobe's CS3 suite out of the starting gates, Apple has introduced a no-cost leasing deal for professional Mac users wishing to upgrade their kit.

The offer is subject to credit clearance and is only available to business and education customers who make a qualifying purchase from a participating authorised reseller, the online Apple Store for Education Institutions or Small and Medium Business.

Between 23 March and 31 May, the company is offering customers the chance to lease a Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, or Apple Display plus software and accessories for no more than the recommended retail price, with payments spread across two years.

A cited example on Apple's website shows that £2,400-worth of Mac, equipment and software would be repayable on a quarterly basis (eight payments) at £300 per payment.

An additional £99 charge will be levied if a user decides to lease the equipment beyond the two-year period, when further rental payments would also be required.