Buying a mac tomorow..wat to do

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cjddrum1, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. cjddrum1 macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2006
    Okay so im getting a 15" MBP from the apple store. I want the 2.16 w/ 2GB ram, the guy said that they have one w/ 512 ram but they can install the 2GB's for the same price as the online will and it wont cost anymore than the online, ive heard I should not buy memory from this one of those times? or will I be okay?
  2. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2005
    If you don't want to deal with the hassle of putting in memory yourself. Then get Apple RAM.

    However, you will have significant savings doing it yourself. At least $150 in comparison(I think Apple charges $300 for the upgrade?).

    So, if you want to save money. Buy it yourself. If you want to have it done and not worry about it. Buy it from Apple.
  3. cjddrum1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2006
    thanks..i basically dont want to worry about it, and have the money to do it so i think im just gonna have apple do it as long as the memory isnt like bad or anything
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    The main advantage of getting it from Apple, is that it's covered under you warranty, and even under AppleCare but it is more expensive up front...

  5. batman123 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2006
    Some Place Only You Know...
    That is exactly what i plan on buying!! :D :cool:

    That is of course if the dont bring out a smaller macbook pro before september...:( although i highly doubt it...shame...every1 wants 1...

  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    People say not to buy the memory from Apple because it's more expensive. There is nothing physically 'wrong' with it, that would cause it to not work or' just more expensive, but as noted above, covered under warranty and it's easier than having to do it yourself.
  7. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Actually, it's more of a disadvantage as most 3rd party memory has a lifetime warranty vs. Apple's AppleCare length warranty on memory.

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