Can you buy a Mac Mini with 4gb in the Apple store?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by yegon, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Or do you have to buy online?

    Yes yes, I know it's cheaper to diy, but I'm not comfortable with the procedure after watching the tutorials.
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    You might be able to buy the mini, and buy the RAM, and have them install it - but you'd probably have to wait a few days for them to get to it.
    For a definitive answer, I'd call the closest Apple store.
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 603

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    You should be able to get in the store, but like said best bet is to check
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Doing surgery on the mini is fun. I would encourage you to double think it before spending twice as much from apple.
     
  6. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    I believe you can buy the base Mac mini, and then get them to do it for the $150 it costs to upgrade to 4GB.
     
  7. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    You can only buy the two model listed as default models online

    2.0 with 1GB and 120GB or

    2.0 with 2GB and 320 GB

    Anything else would be a custom unit in the store, however you can have Apple install the 4 GB of ram, you can only buy the 2.26 CPU version online direct from Apple's Online Store
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    RAM is the only upgrade Apple Retail does on notebooks, iMacs and minis. The prices should match the online price. It may take them a few hours (after you've purchased everything) to do the job. Check with a Specialist in the store to see how long...
     
  9. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    In the UK they do the upgrade in store, takes about an hour as long as a genius is free. Call ahead and they will book you a slot for your 'shopping experience' and upgrade if you decide to buy.

    This is how I bought my mini (early '09) from the Southampton apple store. Cost exactly the same as having the upgrade done at the online store. I payed for the mini and a RAM upgrade kit, they took it out back and I collected it an hour later all re-wrapped in its retail box.

    It is cheaper than you think as you don't pay for the original RAM that they take out.

    I did however upgrade my HDD myself and it wasn't that difficult, the hardest bit it getting the case open without scratching the aluminium!
     

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