Brand New 17in MBP SR 2.4 with Tiger? Return?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by weareattack, May 8, 2008.

  1. weareattack macrumors newbie

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    So I bought a New 17in MBP SR 2.4 (non hi-res) from Amazons' Warehouse Deals page on Monday. It was even $100 cheaper than Apple's Refurb store (plus no tax) but I guess now I know why. As I turned this on the ready myself for the onslaught of Apple registration pages, I noticed it was running Tiger instead of Leopard.

    So I called a local Apple store to see if they can give me a free copy of Leopard with my 3-day old receipt but they just told me to go back to Amazon - which kind of surprised me.

    This laptop suddenly doesn't seem like such a great deal. If I were to convince Amazon to send me a copy of Leopard, would I be losing any software that came preloaded with my machine (like ilife, comic life, etc) if I were to do a clean install?

    Part of me just wants to say 'screw it' and just return it to Amazon. At the same time, this might be the last chance I ever had to own a new 17in MBP.
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    ilife yes

    comic life doesnt come with it anymore
     
  3. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Correct, If you did a clean install. You can do an upgrade and keep all of the software of course.

    I wouldn't return it, take the money you saved or find it from somewhere at some time and upgrade to Leopard.
     
  4. EMAGDNIM macrumors member

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  5. weareattack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm gonna have to sleep on it. I sent off emails to Amazon and will try calling Apple's customer service tomorrow. I'm leaning on returning it.

    It bums me out that it doesn't have Leopard. I want to be able to do a clean install which would remove iLife - which sucks. $2k is still a lot for a laptop and I already feel like I'm passing on the new Penrynn features like a cooler cpu, multitouch, and LED lighting for 2 inches of screen. now add the OS?

    I might just be bitter. I'm leaving it boxed up until I hear back from Amazon's customer service.

    EDIT: Amazon will accept my return for a refund but that's all I can do through them. I really haven't had the chance to really play around with the MBP but there was pretty noticeable light bleed from the bottom so maybe this will be for the better.
     

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