Customizing you Mac on apple.com?

JMies419

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Original poster
Aug 24, 2006
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Hey everyone,

I am pretty new around here and absolutly 100% new to Apple computers. I have been browsing around the forum and noticed that a lot of people seem to have factory stock set ups on there macbooks and macbook pros. What I mean is..2.0GHz, 512 , 80g for example. I am going to be purchasing either a Macbook or a Macbook Pro..have not decided yet, and I was wondering what the Pro's and Con's of customizing the computer before buying it from Apples website?

Thanks!!
 

poppe

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Apr 29, 2006
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Woodland Hills
JMies419 said:
Hey everyone,

I am pretty new around here and absolutly 100% new to Apple computers. I have been browsing around the forum and noticed that a lot of people seem to have factory stock set ups on there macbooks and macbook pros. What I mean is..2.0GHz, 512 , 80g for example. I am going to be purchasing either a Macbook or a Macbook Pro..have not decided yet, and I was wondering what the Pro's and Con's of customizing the computer before buying it from Apples website?

Thanks!!
Do you mean having apple do the upgrades of RAM and HD and what not?
 

Aperture

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Mar 19, 2006
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Pros-

Get it the way you want..
Apple installs Ram, HD, etc so it doesn't void warranty
You don't have to worry about upgrading yourself

Cons-

Much More Limited Return Policy

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Sorry, that is about the best I can do. One thing to not is that they do have a much more limited return policy, I think it is only DOA. Might look into that..

Hope This Helps, Kevin
 

yippy

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Mar 14, 2004
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Pros of customizing: You get exactly what you want and don't have to open up your computer to do an initial upgrade if you say need more ram. Also, a few things you can downgrade if you don't want to spend the money on it.

Cons of customizing: Cannot pick it up same day in store and often takes longer to ship than a stock computer. You cannot return it if you change your mind for a full refund.
 

poppe

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Apr 29, 2006
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Woodland Hills
Pros: what everyone else said

Cons: Apple premium...

I'm buying my MBP with stock Ram and then Upgrading myself... Sucks to do but 300 big ones... thats a nice priced HD...
 

Mammoth

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Nov 29, 2005
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A major con is that it is usually VERY expensive for RAM. That and some upgrades are not availible, such as a 160GB drive in the laptops and 750GB drive in the desktops.