Can 4GB 11.6 MBA only be bought direct from Apple?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mazda 3s, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

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    See title. I see that MacMall has some steep discounts on the new MacBook Airs, but it only seems to apply to the baseline models.

    Is the only way to get a MBA with a factory 4GB upgrade from Apple itself -- and thus having to pay full price instead of getting third-party retailer discounts?
     
  2. Parrotlet macrumors member

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    You can buy the 2 GB version and I can use a hot air gun to solder on a 4 GB stick onto your logic drive. :)
     
  3. Mazda 3s thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Har Har Har :D
     
  4. Parrotlet macrumors member

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    You saw thru my master plan of just keeping your laptop and pretending I never got it :(
     
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  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    No, I've seen German retailers selling 4GB models, though they call them BTOs, as they obviously ordered them that way from Apple.
     
  7. drvelocity macrumors member

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    Macmall sells all of the configurations as well, look further down the page for a list, they are all discounted (or at least were a day ago). Don't forget the 3% discount on top of that, search Google!
     
  8. Mazda 3s thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. wptarcher macrumors newbie

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    Those discounts aren't as good as my discounts for being a student, but 30 bucks doesn't seem like too much of a discount, plus ordering it from Apple will make it arrive faster.

    MacMall did let me customize it with higher RAM. The only reason I could see someone ordering it from there is if they wanted a monitor that isn't the Apple monitor, wanted Windows pre-installed, or they couldn't find 30 bucks lying around or wait until payday.
     
  10. Parrotlet macrumors member

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    Hey I forgot to tell you that I would pay for the shipping too :rolleyes:
     
  11. falconeight Guest

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    Just have someone buy you a 2gb version and pretend its a 4gb one.
     
  12. ccsicecoke macrumors regular

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    There is extra 3% cashback by MrRebate. So eventually you save around $50 from using student discount. I wish I had ordered from MacMall. When I was placing the order, I didn't recall that MacMall takes custom configuration as well.
     
  13. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Is this supposed to be humor? GMAB!
     

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