Does anyone actually have a MBP 17" high-res LED model?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cgthanos, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. cgthanos macrumors newbie

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    I have noticed that BTO orders on these are shipping in 7-10 days from now, and I've checked 5 stores to no avail. Need this for a business trip to NZ in a week (small macbook screen just won't cut it with microarray data sets) and I'm hoping to pick it up physically rather than play my luck with placing an order.
     
  2. pantslesswonder macrumors newbie

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    ya i need to know as well, i need one for work by the end of next week, i called 4 stores and all i got was a idont know :eek:
     
  3. engles macrumors regular

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    I ordered a MBP 17" High Res Glossy

    2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    MacBook Pro 17-inch HR GL WS
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x DL
    Apple Remote
    No iWork Preinstalled
    Final Cut Express Preinstalled
    No Aperture Preinstalled
    No Logic Exp Preinstalled
    BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
    Country Kit

    Ordered this on the day of release, tuesday.

    Ships by: Mar 18
    Delivers by: Mar 24
    :(
     
  4. JCT macrumors 6502

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    FWIW, when my husband was picking up my new MBP at an Apple store in CT last night two of the employees were discussing the 17" hi-rez version with the manager and he said he wasn't expecting any in the store for a couple of weeks. He even commented on the long on-line wait.

    They actually had just delivered a few of the 15.4 "ultimate" versions (2.6Ghz + 7200 RPM HDD).

    JT
     
  5. antmo macrumors member

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    i may be all wet, but wouldn't apple think that almost everyone who buys a 17" would want a high-resolution, led backlit display and that the standard resolution/non-led would be the exception...especially for a measly $100 on a ~$3k machine?

    i just don't understand why the lower rez/non-led isn't just a downgrade bto option...

    mjb
     
  6. tranceteria macrumors newbie

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    I also ordered last Tuesday at 11:30am EXACT SAME CONFIG. Less mine Matte screen, at first stated MArch 3rd as shipping day now is March 6th
     
  7. Ranchdip macrumors member

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    SAME HERE...Mar 18 ....WITH nearly the same setup as yours.
     
  8. OrangesOfCourse macrumors member

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    Ordered on the 28th:

    2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Res WS
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x DL
    No iWork Preinstalled
    No Final Cut Exp Preinstalled
    No Aperture Preinstalled
    No Logic Exp Preinstalled
    BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
    Country Kit

    Ships by: Mar 10 - Mar 13
    Delivers by: Mar 12 - Mar 19
     
  9. engles macrumors regular

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    this wait blows but I know will be worth it the mac book pro is one he'll of a machine.
     
  10. TortoiseAvenger macrumors newbie

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    I ordered mine on the 26th... still hasn't shipped. I got the base 17" model with the high res matte screen. I'm impatient... I want it here now, although it seems were all in the same boat, at least.

    Ships by: Mar 6 - Mar 11
    Delivers by: Mar 10 - Mar 17
     
  11. FelonyRuckus macrumors newbie

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    17" High Resolution w/matte display with 200 Gig HD and 2 Gigs of RAM is going to be the higher end model that some stores will offer...I actually saw the price list but they didn't have it in stock yet. I was told by a friend, that works at a local :apple: store that it's suppose to come in middle of next week. Since it's exactly what I was going order online BTO but, they beat me to it...awesome...I'd rather pick it up at the store. I know that Fry's electronics was selling the old inventory at a 20% discount.

    I'm excited it'll be my first Mac!!! I do a ton of music editing and video editing and my PC was just horribly slow.
     
  12. aforty macrumors 65816

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    It's what I've been saying.

    17" is taking longer,
    Hi-res upgrade even longer,
    and Glossy even longer.

    Ordered 17" hi-res matte on Feb 26
    Ships by: Mar 6 - Mar 11
    Delivers by: Mar 10 - Mar 14
     
  13. engles macrumors regular

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    good thing I'm getting all three of those plus final cut ore-installed then, huh.
     
  14. cgthanos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all of the replies, it would be interesting to continue to follow everyone's order status. I hope the mid-week rumor holds true, but if not, I'll have to go for the 15" LED or the 17" normal res, neither of which are bad options...
     
  15. engles macrumors regular

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    dont downgrade because of shipping time.... is it really worth getting your computer a couple weeks earlier....
     
  16. engles macrumors regular

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    I find it annoying that I ordered my computer 2 days before you did and will recieve it 5 - 12 days later.... I dont care what you order if they let you BTO they need to ship faster....
     
  17. gelatin macrumors 6502

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    i agree. im desperate for them to be more common in store cos im going to america next week and im only there for 3 days. if they dont have the high res in store i wont settle for the normal one. i will have to buy the high res in the uk where the same model costs £400 more :mad:
     
  18. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    My little brother has been calling apple store 24/7 for his high-res and I just look at him and laugh with my Air.

    We were unable to get any and I was willing to drive him up and down california for it and no one had them in stock. I reserved it with my little brother name and my name to make sure at lease one of us is getting a Hi Res MBP.
     
  19. M&M macrumors regular

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    2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Res WS
    4GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    200GB Serial ATA @ 7200 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x DL
    Apple USB Modem
    Apple Remote
    No iWork Preinstalled
    Final Cut Express Preinstalled
    Aperture Preinstalled
    No Logic Exp Preinstalled
    BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS-C
    Country Kit


    Ships by: 12 Mar - 17 Mar
    Delivers by: 14 Mar - 24 Mar
    ____________________________
    Placed my order on March 1st. :D
     
  20. gelatin macrumors 6502

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    is it actually possible to reserve it when the stores dont have it yet and dont know when they willl have it?
     
  21. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Yes, I remember when the 15" led mbp SR first were released, they put my name at the apple store on a list and actually called me on my cell phone that it has arrived.
     
  22. pento macrumors member

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    2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Res WS
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    200GB Serial ATA @ 7200 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x DL
    Apple Remote
    No iWork Preinstalled
    No Final Cut Exp Preinstalled
    No Aperture Preinstalled
    No Logic Exp Preinstalled
    BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
    Country Kit

    Order Date: Feb 26, 2008 at 09:59 AM PST
    Ships by: Mar 6 - Mar 11
    Delivers by: Mar 10 - Mar 14

    As of 10:30PM CST - Prepared for shipment!!!! :-D 1.5 days early!

    I can't wait. :)
     
  23. chinarider macrumors regular

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    Same here - Although it was PFS around noon today EST
     
  24. pento macrumors member

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    Just checked it as soon as I woke up...It's shipped!! W00t!
     
  25. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Hrmm nothing early for me here. Supposed to ship 6 - 11 and it's the 5th now. Hopefully tomorrow.
     

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