Can the apple store do this?

Rob587

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Jul 4, 2004
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I am going to be purchasing a 17" powerbook w/ everything maxed out, on April 29th or 30th when Tiger is released. I have a few questions.

1) Will I be able to go to the store and buy a completly maxed out pb, or will I have to order that online? Like can they add the extra ram in the store and what not?

2) My apple store is in orlando at millenium mall and it is always PACKED! I cant even imagine how busy its going to be for the release of Tiger. Will I be able get the bowerbook and a copy of tiger without them getting sold out because of the big release?

3) Can I call ahead and pre order the powerbook how I want it then pick it up or have them reserve it?

4) Is all of this a bad Idea? Should I just go earlier in the week and get the powerbook ahead of time then get tiger?(which Id really rather not do)

thanks,
Rob
 

feakbeak

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Oct 16, 2003
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Sorry if that came off the wrong way. I know my post was brief and to the point, but it was not meant to be rude. I don't think you can get BTO options at the retail locations, but I'm not certain and I have no clue on some of the other questions, figured it'd be best to call them.
 

Rob587

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Yea, I was totally joking... you didnt come off rude at all. Anyway, I called the apple store and they said they dont have a 17" with 128vram, they can only upgrade the regular ram. So looks like im going to have to buy it online.
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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Rob587 said:
how long does it ussually take for them to get a custom powerbook to me? can I over night it?
it will take a few days to process it and get everything to spec because it is a BTO powerbook rather than stock, but if you wanted to you can pay for the advanced shipping to get it to you asap
 

eleveneastgate

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Jan 23, 2005
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BTO

BTO = Built To Order

And yes, you'll have to wait a while --- YOU LUCKY BASTARD, you're gonna get a awesome machine! :D

BTW, is a 30" ACD monitor in your future?

Peace!
 

homerjward

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Rob587 said:
Yea, I was totally joking... you didnt come off rude at all. Anyway, I called the apple store and they said they dont have a 17" with 128vram, they can only upgrade the regular ram. So looks like im going to have to buy it online.
17" 1.67 comes standard with 128vram and dual-link
 

CanadaRAM

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Rob587 said:
I am going to be purchasing a 17" powerbook w/ everything maxed out, on April 29th or 30th when Tiger is released. I have a few questions.

1) Will I be able to go to the store and buy a completly maxed out pb, or will I have to order that online? Like can they add the extra ram in the store and what not?
Adding system RAM is easy on a Powerbook and will save you money if you go with a reputable third party seller. In the USA I recommend Data Memory Systems www.datamem.com

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com
 

Rob587

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Jul 4, 2004
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Orlando, FL
well, I called the apple store back and they said that someone made a mistake when they told me that they couldnt upgrade the 17"pb's that they had to 128vram, because all of the 17"ers come with 128vram as someone in this forum stated.(to lazy to click back and see who, but props :) ) So I guess Im just going to go get one.

About the ram upgrade. If I do get third part ram will it be totally plug and play and like no bios(im switching to mac from pc, so i dunno if mac has bios or not, so forgive my newbyism, lol) updating type of thing? Also isnt there a possability of the ram being bad or lower quality and not work as well or last as long?
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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Rob587 said:
well, I called the apple store back and they said that someone made a mistake when they told me that they couldnt upgrade the 17"pb's that they had to 128vram, because all of the 17"ers come with 128vram as someone in this forum stated.(to lazy to click back and see who, but props :) ) So I guess Im just going to go get one.

About the ram upgrade. If I do get third part ram will it be totally plug and play and like no bios(im switching to mac from pc, so i dunno if mac has bios or not, so forgive my newbyism, lol) updating type of thing? Also isnt there a possability of the ram being bad or lower quality and not work as well or last as long?
should be no problem to get ram so long as its the right specs, to be on the safe side just go with a company that offers a lifetime warranty on their ram in case something goes wrong
 

florencevassy

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Jun 1, 2004
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Princeton, NJ
RE: Can the apple store do this?

Even thought I visit two of the Apple stores somewhat
regularly (SOHO and Menlo Park NJ) I ordered my Powerbook by
phone. The person who took my order was very helpful and I was
surprised how fast it arrived (I think it took about 3-4 days).
I really didn't consider buying it in the store. Good luck!
 
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