Campus Hardware Sale on MacBooks

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  1. macguymike macrumors 6502

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    My campus bookstore is having a sale on current model MacBooks and 15" MacBook Pros. They're offering around $50 - $200 more off than the usual student discounts.

    Anyone think this might be because of impending updates at MWSF?
     
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    most likely
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    on mbp, yes, but not mb. Those were just updated in November, so if a mcbook is what you want, go for it. Wait on the mbp.
     
  4. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Hard to say, actually. Sometimes the campus stores can get good deals on Mac hardware mid-product cycle. That said, as others mentioned, the MacBooks are still fairly new, but the MacBook Pros haven't been updated since May or June, so those may be about ready for an update. If you need a new computer right now and the campus store is offering big discounts, I'd say go for it--Tuesday afternoon after the keynote. ;)
     
  5. macguymike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty much my plan, though part of me really wanted to get the whole experience of buying it at an Apple store.
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I doubt that colleges and universities are more in the know then the rest of use. I would assume they have a large stock and need to clear some out. Also Spring semester is starting.
     
  7. macguymike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Winter quarter, actually. ;)
     
  8. MarkCombs macrumors member

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    Campus Discounts

    I'm a student at the University of California at Irvine and I can speak to the college computerstore deals, when heavy discounts occur it is ALWAYS prior to some type of new product or a upgrade. With this in mind, here is what is available:

    17" MacBook Pro: 2799 Apple Store, 2599 Ed Discount, $2349 at UCI Store
    15" MacBook Pro: 2499 Apple Store, 2299 Ed Discount, $2099 at UCI Store

    We should see new MacBook Pro's on Tuesday.....(or at least updated)

    My quandry is over the new MacPro, I'm selling my old white iMac to my girlfriend and want a MacPro but the specs that Macworld just published show the new 2.8 24" iMac holding its own against the the 8 core MacPro, this is due to the slow drive in the new MacPro. The problem is the glossy display on the iMac which I hate! Does anyone have a 24" glossy display out there and like it?

    Mark
     
  9. jvette macrumors 6502

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    I like my 24" Glossy Display. It's great for photos and movies. As to the message below that says purchasing at the Apple store for the Experience, I don't think there is enough of an experience to warrant paying a penny more for anything. I purchase there is it's cheaper or the same price and I don't have to wait for it to be shipped.
     
  10. macguymike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's the sale list from my bookstore ("while supplies last"):

    2.0GHz MacBook: $949 (Edu dicsount: $999)
    2.2GHz MacBook: $1,099 (Edu discount: $1,199)
    2.2GHz MacBook (black): $1,299 (Edi discount: $1,399)

    2.2GHz 15" MacBook Pro: $1,675 (Edu discount: $1,799)
    2.4GHz 15" MacBook Pro: $2,099 (Edu discount: $2,299)
     
  11. jvette macrumors 6502

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    I would sure go for one of those Macbook Pro's. That's a good price no matter if a new one comes out on the 15th or not.
     
  12. macguymike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's a great price, but I'd prefer to stay as close to $1,000 as possible. Plus the MBP is too large for me. Coming from a 12" PowerBook, the MacBook is more than enough for me. :)
     
  13. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    I have been using a 20" iMac with a glossy screen for video editing at work and I absolutely love it. When you're sitting in front of it, you can't really see as many reflections as reports show.
     

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