Customizing you Mac on apple.com?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JMies419, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. JMies419 macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone,

    I am pretty new around here and absolutly 100% new to Apple computers. I have been browsing around the forum and noticed that a lot of people seem to have factory stock set ups on there macbooks and macbook pros. What I mean is..2.0GHz, 512 , 80g for example. I am going to be purchasing either a Macbook or a Macbook Pro..have not decided yet, and I was wondering what the Pro's and Con's of customizing the computer before buying it from Apples website?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Do you mean having apple do the upgrades of RAM and HD and what not?
     
  3. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Pros-

    Get it the way you want..
    Apple installs Ram, HD, etc so it doesn't void warranty
    You don't have to worry about upgrading yourself

    Cons-

    Much More Limited Return Policy

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    Sorry, that is about the best I can do. One thing to not is that they do have a much more limited return policy, I think it is only DOA. Might look into that..

    Hope This Helps, Kevin
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Pros of customizing: You get exactly what you want and don't have to open up your computer to do an initial upgrade if you say need more ram. Also, a few things you can downgrade if you don't want to spend the money on it.

    Cons of customizing: Cannot pick it up same day in store and often takes longer to ship than a stock computer. You cannot return it if you change your mind for a full refund.
     
  5. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Pros: what everyone else said

    Cons: Apple premium...

    I'm buying my MBP with stock Ram and then Upgrading myself... Sucks to do but 300 big ones... thats a nice priced HD...
     
  6. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    A major con is that it is usually VERY expensive for RAM. That and some upgrades are not availible, such as a 160GB drive in the laptops and 750GB drive in the desktops.
     

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