Bundled iWorks disc included with MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by megasad, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. megasad macrumors member

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    Hi, something just occurred to me and I tried searching for an answer but didn't find one.

    If you order a MacBook Air with iWork, does it come pre-installed? Or do you need to install it yourself? And if it is preinstalled, is the disc included in the box?

    I buy the SuperDrive anyway, it was just something I wondered about, thanks in advance to anyone who can answer.
     
  2. dbwie macrumors 6502

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    When I bought my MacBook in person at an Applestore, I opted for iWorks "preinstalled". They simply gave me a retail box version at the preinstalled price and I installed it myself at home. Not sure about online orders, though.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think if you buy it pre-installed from Online Store, you'll not get the box. I would buy the stock MBA and iWork separately so you get both few days earlier and the box as well.
     
  4. megasad thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the answers, I'm actually trying to reduce the amount of stuff I get in the post, so if they don't include the box I'll prefer it, but I guess I'll see.
     
  5. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    You will get a disk even if it is preinstalled. I don't believe it's preinstalled when you order it. I think it just gets you the discount. I could be wrong though, as I haven't done that in a long time.
     
  6. Disavowed macrumors regular

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    I can't imagine you wouldn't get this discs despite not having the box. What is you have something endemic happen to your machine?
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The main thing you need is the key. The version on the disk is the same version you download as a trial (in other words, you can always download it, if necessary).
     
  8. megasad thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, I'd forgotten that about the trial, thanks for reminding me. And from the online store; "iWork will be preinstalled on your Mac, so you'll have all three productivity applications available for immediate use." So all should be well whatever happens :)
     

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