size of MacBook box

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  1. benssson macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I know its a bit of a strange question but does anyone know the dimensions of the box for the MacBook?

    I'm planning on getting my girlfriend one for her birthday and want to get it sent to my work place. I wanna see if it will fit my bag so I won't get mugged for it on my way home.

    TIA

    joe
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You want the box for the Macbook to fit inside a bag? What kind of bag? It might fit inside a *suitcase*.... but not a bag, unless you carry a huge bag. Here are some pictures of it:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericfischer/page5/

    (That's not me -- I found it by googling).
     
  3. benssson thread starter macrumors member

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    i was hoping my standard sized eastpack backpack. might have to bring a holdall if its too big for that
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    definitely not going to fit in a backpack.
     
  5. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    I'd say about the size of one and a half stacked medium pizza boxes.
     
  6. benssson thread starter macrumors member

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    grr! might have to drive in the day it gets delivered then. nearly got mugged by some kids on my street the other day for my phone, don't want them to have the satisfaction of nabbing a shiny new MacBook :D

    on a different note, what are the delivery times for a stock MacBook? I want to place a order as soon as the back to school promo is running in the UK. I'm guessing that's gonna be 1st August, but my girlfriends birthday is on the 9th...will it make it?
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    can you run into an apple store? do you have one near you?
     
  8. benssson thread starter macrumors member

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    not really.

    nearest one is London Regent Street so I'd have to go on a weekend. Also, I'm not a student, my girlfriend is going back to Uni this year hence the need for a laptop. I was planning on trying to sweettalk the phone agents to allow me to get the HE discount + back to school promo since I'm buying it for my girlfriend. If that doesn't work, I've got a mate who works at a university who can help me order it online.
     
  9. sanford macrumors 65816

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    It's small. About the size of a medium-sized arts case. It probably won't well fit in a pack, but any large paper shopping bag with handles like you'd get at a department store or market, it will fit fine.
     
  10. dex22 macrumors regular

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    It's 15.5" x 15" x 3.25" precisely.

    However, it will make your girlfriend's heart swell to 20" x 18" x12" ;)
     
  11. benssson thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the help guys!

    is the 8 day delivery do-able?
     
  12. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    For God's sake get a taxi or arrange a lift with someone. Don't post here on the 9th August saying 'Bah, just got mugged and lost a new MacBook, if only I'd.............'
     
  13. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    just wondering, why have it sent to work? why not just send it home?
     
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  15. benssson thread starter macrumors member

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    because I won't be there!
     
  16. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    ha, let the girl get mugged! ;) but yeah, why not ship it to her work or house?
     
  17. benssson thread starter macrumors member

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    If only life was so easy. I work quite far from where I live so a taxi or lift is out of the question. I'll probably drive to work/back home that day tho (hate driving - especially for 2ish hours there then another 2 hours back)
     
  18. benssson thread starter macrumors member

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    she lives with me!

    I'll drive, just to stop everyone saying "told you so" on the forums :D
     
  19. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    So there's no point asking where you work and what dark alleys you have to go through on your way home then? :p
     
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  21. benssson thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, all sorted now - I will drive!

    just have to wait patiently til august (only 42 days to go!)
     

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