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

fraXis

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 25, 2007
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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 Apple.com 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?
 

netdog

macrumors 603
Feb 6, 2006
5,762
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London
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.
 

aliquis-

macrumors 6502a
May 20, 2007
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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.
 

kenrobin

macrumors regular
Apr 15, 2006
106
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San Francisco Bay Area
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.
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.
 

Pim

macrumors member
Jun 4, 2007
78
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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
 

nick123

macrumors newbie
Aug 16, 2007
13
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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.
 

aerove

macrumors 6502
Apr 3, 2007
417
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Atlanta,GA
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: