Purchase ADC select, then MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paulyras, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, just a sanity check...

    The ADC select membership is $499, and comes with one ADC hardware discount. The 15" 2.4 MBP is $2499 list, $1999 ADC discount. The obvious question to me is, why not do it that way? Is there a downside?

    I probably wont have too much use for the membership, but access to beta software never hurts. If I had looked into this 6 months ago and been in the market, it would be a no brainier to be able to play with the beta builds, but it's still tempting regardless...

    In all honesty, if Apple would just tell me that I would get leopard when released, I'd probably just go to the apple store tonight and not bother, but that's another story.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    If you're buying the membership solely to obtain a Macbook Pro might I suggest rethinking this.
     
  3. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    I'm Joining ADC To Get Maximum Discount On Harpertown-Stoakley 8 Core Mac Pro

    Makes more sense when the list price is north of $3K. I'm joining to get a lot off my Mac Pro purchase as well as Leopard. But I'm also buying a copy of Leopard for delivery on shipping day.

    Currently the base 8 core MP is $3,198 at the ADC store
    While it costs $3,997 list
    Academic $3,647

    PLUS SALES TAX

    So it's $3,698 at ADC but sales tax is only on the $3,198 and that's $40 less in california.

    So it's about a wash. But you get a copy of Leopard plus monthly software DVD mailings including newer versions of Leopard over the year.
     
  4. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    Dont forget to include tax when you buy ADC Membership. That'll make up for the $40 difference.

    And by the time it's out, Leopard will be out as well so it's moot if you're planning on a free copy of Leopard to make up for the price difference.

    Oh, and Stoakley = Harpertown + Seaburg chipset. Harpertown is implied when you say Stoakley :)
     
  5. paulyras thread starter macrumors 6502

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    See, that's my thinking. It's not just leopard, but the possibility of working with new software tools before they hit prime time. I just don't see the downside.
     
  6. zioxide macrumors 603

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    technically you're only allowed to use the machines for development.
     
  7. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    Unless you're a developer, the tools will be useless to you - ADC is stuff like XCode or library or documentation updates. Not FCS / Pro tools / etc updates.
     

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