Macbook Pro 15" Hi-Res Sold In-Store?

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  1. maxtorboring macrumors newbie

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    I couldn't find a Thread on this, so excuse me if there is.

    Does the Apple store sell the Macbook Pro 15" Base model with a hi-res screen in store? Or do you have to order it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    When I went to go buy a MBP, they offered it to me, so I guess they had one in store. Generally you have to custom order it, but some stores have them I guess.
     
  3. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    In my experience (in the UK), they have the top spec 15" MBP (2.3GHz CPU, 6750 GPU, 750GB HD) with the anti-glare screen, but that's all.
     
  4. Danno21 macrumors regular

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    Exactly what he said. They only carry that build if you want a high-res with anti-glare. If you want just high-res with glossy, not exactly sure.
     
  5. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    They don't carry glossy high-res in either of the two Bristol stores, they only do it as build to order.
     
  6. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    Didn't have any at Meadowhall and I had to order my 15" Hires Glossy.
     
  7. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what he said, if you want glossy, you'll have to order it.
     
  8. Cosmos666 macrumors newbie

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    Called the NYC Soho store about this today actually, they have all 3 screen options for the 15" available in store.
     
  9. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Do NOT go to the SoHo store around the lunch hour. Either go before 11 a.m. or go after 3 p.m. The lunchtime crowd at that store can get out of hand.
     
  10. burms888 macrumors member

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    Los Angeles stores only carry the high end model 15" 2.3ghz with anti-glare. I ended up ordering mine online for this reason. Saved myself around $800 in doing so.
     
  11. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    How'd you save $800?
     
  12. ml.sail1 macrumors regular

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    By not doing this: "Oh well, they only have the higher end model which cost $800 more, here in the store... I guess if I want it now I'll just have to buy it..."

    instead he thought better, "Well I didn't come here to pay this much money and I don't need all those upgrades, I'll just order it online and wait..." - this thought process saved him $800
     
  13. LostParadox macrumors member

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    I did find a High-res MBP 15 in my local Peach Mac in Macon, GA. However i believe this is one that someone ordered then later canceled before they picked it up, i dont believe it is normal for any apple store or seller to carry more than the base or mid-grade models for the 13, 15, and 17 MBP
     
  14. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    The Apple store in my area does.

    I'm assuming it depends on the store. The public schools use apple gear and a few of the universities. So I'm assuming that's why they stock various screen options.
     
  15. burms888 macrumors member

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    Pretty much. I ended up ordering the 15" MBP 2.0ghz online and upgraded to the anti-glare screen. I'm a graphic designer and don't game at all so the 2.2ghz with the 1GB vcard wasn't important to me as it won't make that much difference my needs. By ordering that model plus Apple Care I saved more like $500. Still a good amount of savings.
     

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