i7's Available @ Retail?

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  1. blairbeckwith macrumors regular

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    Are the 15"/17" i7 MBP's typically available at Apple Stores, or not because they are considered customized?

    How about 8 GB ram models?

    If the 8 GB ram isn't available, does the Apple Store sell RAM, and will they install it for free?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I know there are 15" i7s there, which is the only model they have that is hi-res AG in store. Not sure about 17", but I would think so. I don't believe they carry any that have extra RAM though. Personally I wouldn't pay apple for the upgrade anyhow. They charge too much, and you can get better memory online.
     
  3. MrCooperS macrumors member

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    They are sold as the "high end" models in the Apple Store. I know this because my friend and I recently purchased a 17" model and the 15" model. The 15" comes as i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB 54K HD, HR, AG. The 17" comes as i7, 4GB RAM. 600GB 54K HD, AG.
     
  4. ohheyitskeil macrumors newbie

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    Does this mean the Apple stores only carry the i7's in anti-glare? Because I plan on getting the 15" i7, but I like the look of the glossy screens better. I also can't afford the extra money that option adds on, and I prefer to buy Apple products directly from their stores.
     
  5. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple stores where I live carry many different built to order variations of laptops (asside from the SSD models available) to purchase right away. I was super surprised.

    Hell, one person bought an SSD model right from the store, and they just took an SSD and put it into a base MacBook. Worth a shot to phone ahead and see if they have the specifics you're looking for, or at least if they can build it for you.
     
  6. dubels macrumors 6502

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    Yes they are typically available in Apple Stores. In the 17 both HD screens are available in some stores. The 15 the i7 can only be configured in store with the anti-glare screen. Ram upgrades are available on all current models, and they install the ram upgrades in store. It takes about an hour because of the test they have to run on the new ram before they release the computer back to you. I have never heard of a Apple Store doing HDD upgrades. But apparently they do happen.
     
  7. ohheyitskeil macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I know that my local Apple store is one of the first (and as such smallest, lol). I will definitely call ahead, because if they don't have it, there are two other stores within a half hour of me which should have them in stock.

    This will also be my first mac. I'm still on the fence about a personal shopping appointment though. Could anyone point out the pros/cons of those?
     
  8. ceshimm macrumors member

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    in my local APPLE SHOP, they have every standard model and the screen different only with hi res AR, they won't have any change to ram or HD models in stock. so i have to order mine online as in my sig.
     
  9. dubels macrumors 6502

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    Do a personal shopping appointment if you can be there at a certain time. Apple Stores can be super busy and it might be hard to find someone to help you. If you make an appointment it is easier to get the full attention of the Specialist. They will also go over a few things with you and if they don't know answers to your questions they will go ask someone on the Creative team or the Genius team. I personally wont do a ram upgrade in store, but if you do go for it and are using a education discount you are supposed to get the edu discount on the ram upgrade too. I believe it is 10% on the ram upgrade, make sure its there because I have seen it not applied at times.
     
  10. ohheyitskeil macrumors newbie

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    Don't want a RAM upgrade, just want the stock i7 15". The way one of the replies was written made it seem that the Apple Store only stocked the ones with the Anti-Glare screens.

    I will also definitely go with the personal shopper, because there's always a massive number of people in that store.
     
  11. dubels macrumors 6502

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    Was addressing you and the OP (asked about the ram upgrade)

    15 i7 comes with a standard screen, if you want a high-res screen the only in-store option is the anti-glare.
     
  12. ohheyitskeil macrumors newbie

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    Okay, sorry about that Dubels. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  13. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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    54000 rpms? jesus christ!!!
     

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