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macrumors 68040
Nov 13, 2007
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I do a bit of photography, so I am on this site almost daily.

I actually bought my 16" 2.3 i9 32gb ram 8gb 5500 for $3150. The base models are always on sale, but the custom configs usually run the same price as Apple without sales tax outside of NY.

I paid like $20 for overnight shipping.

This company is top notch for me when it comes to customer service and price points.

I can't say enough how confident I am buying my computers through them, and my photography equipment.


macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
Another vote for B&H - I've purchased gear from them, and their customer support is top-notch and overall a good company.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2011
I purchased the i9, 16 gb Ram, 1 TB SSD a few weeks ago at the same price from Happy with my purchase!
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Original poster
Jun 10, 2009
B&H has very well priced BTOs on stock.

My sole complaint with the 16" is that Apple has not spec bumped the base SKU from 16GB RAM to 32GB RAM in the replaced 15" in over 5 years, 8 months.

I cannot get my head around the idea that I'd need to pay an extra $820 for 32GB RAM for the Core i7 & extra $799 for 32GB RAM for the Core i9 over the two 16GB RAM base SKU deals I linked above.

If they did that and then offered a 128GB RAM option then it would be perfectly priced.

Very minor niggle would be Apple not offering an "all SSD" Fusion Drive option with ~3GB/s faster flash memory (128-256GB) & ~1GB/s slower flash memory (1-8TB) to reduce cost.

Makes me reminisce to a time when RAM & storage were user replaceable. I could get 2x32GB RAM for $246 and 2TB PCIe SSD or 4TB SATA SSD for $399.
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