Apple and Microsoft are offering UK customers up half off the cost of Microsoft's Office v.X when buying a new Mac.

Dubbed "Suite deal", the offer runs until March 31 (while stocks last). All Macs in Apple's current range are covered by the deal, with the exception of the 500MHz iMac.

Customers can get a 50 per cent discount off the price of Microsoft Office v.X for Mac (normally £365), or 25 per cent off the purchase price of Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Upgrade (normally £195).

Further details are available from Apple on 0800 039 1010 (United Kingdom) or 1800 923 898 (Ireland).

Apple has also extended its Crystal Clear promotion, now called "Screen Saver". The company is offering UK customers buying a Power Mac G4 and Apple flat-panel display a saving of up to £300 on either a 15, 17 or 22-inch display. It's a mail in rebate scheme that now extends until March 31.