Do Apple retail stores carry MBP's with Hi Res?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by weemanpow3, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2008
    Im gonna be buying the highest end 15" MBP tomorrow but want it with the high res screen. Question is do the Apple retail stores carry MBP with the High Res Screen? Apple website Live Chat reps says that stores wont carry them and the only way to get it is by ordering online because it's a customization. I would rather drive 15 min to the store than waiting a week or so for it to arrive. Thanks.
  2. cambrai macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Bath UK
    Bought a Hi Res earlier but it was only avail with the 2.3 and Anti glare, but yes they are in stock in store
  3. tylerpenn macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2011
    Yes, sort of

    I went to the 14th street store around noon today in NYC. I was looking to get the 2.2Ghz 15" MBPro with hi-res glossy display.

    I spoke to a "genius" and he said that the only hi-res pros they have in stock are 2.3Ghz models (an extra $250). He said that they have the regular stock ones and others that are all maxed out, nothing in between.

    Sucks because now I have to order online and wait.
  4. jvmxtra macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    Go to actual apple store.. not sure about retail(e.g, microcenter in nj, does not carry high res for 15 inch model)
  5. karohan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    I know Apple retail stores do carry higher res models, but they're not guaranteed to, so you'll find some models where the high res models are not available. But it beats other retailers I guess, like Best Buy, where they don't carry any high resolution options at all.
  6. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    You guys seriously buy from apple stores and pay the 8-9% tax??? You guys are crazy. I would wait on Amazon if you ask me.
  7. karohan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    Does Amazon offer the high res screens? Last time I checked they didn't, but I may have missed something.
  8. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    If you're in NY, Amazon collects tax there, too.
  9. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Newegg then.
  10. skrilla macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
    some people just can't wait.
  11. idea_hamster macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
    If you're in NY, Newegg collects tax there, too.
  12. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    If you have student discount, it kinda makes up for the time waiting. $100 off isn't bad.
  13. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    I don't think Amazon offers the Hi Res Glossy?
  14. archmc macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2010
    Do you mean I can wait and buy a MBP on Amazon without tax, while still use my student discount for $200 off?
  15. bcrawfo2 macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2010
    I live in no sales tax state, so I called my store. They had one non-glare 15", but didn't have anything but the 750 gig HD.
    I'm shooting for the 128 or 256g SSD, so I'm BTOing.

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