Buying a new mac - In Store purchase or order online?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fraXis, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. fraXis macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    I want to by a new Macbook Pro 17 inch HD, Glossy, with a 160gb 7200 HD.

    My local Apple store has this exact system in stock as a brand new item.

    My question is this:

    Should I purchase this at an Apple store, or order it from to insure that I have the latest weekly build with the latest components and manufacturing fixes? I think they are up to week 32 or week 33, and I would hate to buy a system from the Apple store and get a week 25 or something. I don't think they sell the 17 inch HD with upgrades as fast as the 15 inch MBP's so their stock is probably older.

    What do you guys think?
  2. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I doubt it's old. They sell very quickly here in London. Ask them when they got it in stock. If you don't need a BTO, buy it at the store.
  3. iBecks macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
  4. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Buy it in store, they are only updated each half year or similair so you will get the latest anyway, you will get it immediatly and you will have it much easier if there is something wrong on it.
  5. kenrobin macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I agree, plus you might catch a break at the store. I got the educational discount on a 17" MBP without even asking for it. I think the associate wanted to give me a break on the price because I went with the Apple Care and the discounted .mac service.
  6. JudgeDanny macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    Los Angeles (particularly Culver City)
    I kinda wish i had gotten mine at the store.. then I wouldnt have had to wait.. sooo.....

    get it at the store!!! :)
  7. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
  8. Pim macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2007
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    I ordered my MBP at the Apple Store online the first day it released. I few days afterwards I walked in an 'Apple Premium Reseller' here in Holland and the already got it in stock. That didn't make me feel very happy, but I do know now what to do in the future when I'm buying a new mac.
    So: go buy it in the store :p
  9. nick123 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2007
    buy it in store. I couldn't wait the two weeks it would take to ship the MBP so thats what I did. I got it 10 days ago and it was a week 31 build.
  10. aerove macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2007
    hey .. but are u all sure , they are available in stores?? wat about in san francisco area?? i am taking a risk .. aint order it online ... my aunt's gonna buy it for me , but hope she gets it the day she goes there :confused:

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