Should i buy the 15inch PB in the store or order it online?


macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 13, 2005
There are a few things you can change on the pb when u order it. They have a 100 gig hd as opposed to the 80 gig hd in the apple store. They also have a 128 video card as opposed to the 64 in the 15 inch pb in the store. So im having trouble deciding if i should buy the one in the store and walk out with it or order one with the upgrades and wait. Sorry about the incomplete sentences. Im tired


macrumors 6502a
Dec 6, 2004
Some things to consider...

1. Do you need the upgrades?
2. Do you want to spend the extra money for the upgrades?
3. A BTO PB from Apple can't be returned like stock PB can...correct me if I'm wrong here but I believe I've read that in many threads.
4. Do you want INSTANT gratification...hehe I'm so evil....

Think about it!


macrumors 604
Sep 11, 2004
Canberra, Australia
yeah i was thinking about this too. i've decided to order online and get the upgrades. even though i'm not a "power" user i just like having the best thing out at the time - i think it lasts that little bit longer. the only real problem with ordering online is the shipping time :eek: 10-15+ days. i figure i've waited a year for my powerbook anyway, so whats another few weeks? ;)


macrumors 6502
Jan 16, 2005
From my experience (limited) I managed to buy an iMac already BTO from the Regent Street Apple Store. I was in and out in half an hour!

They already had 512MB/160GB/BT/WKB+M prebuilt, all they added was the APE card.

I have been waiting for 10 days for a BTO 15" PB that

If you want a stock PB and they have it in stock GET IT. You'll be waiting some time if you order it online.
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