what MBP's are stock at Apple stores?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MAC~n~Cheese, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. MAC~n~Cheese macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    Hey everyone! I've been lurking these forums for about a week or two now.
    I've been looking into getting my first MBP in about a week. I've decided to go with the new 13" MBP (the one w/ 4g memory, 250gb hard drive, backlit keyboard). I'm curious as to what most Apple stores have in stock on a regular basis. I wont be upgrading much of it - the only thing is to maybe have iWork preinstalled. Other than that, it wont be upgraded. I also plan to use an education credit and get the free ipod touch (paying a little extra for 16gb). And just for informational purposes (not that you need to know this to answer my question...) but I just started grad school this summer and plan to take it with me to classes in August.

    Does this sound like something they will have in stock? or should I order through the website?

    Thanks! :D
  2. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
    They'll have it in stock at an Apple store, but not with iWork pre-installed. Course, you could just buy it and install it...
    They'll def. have the same stock models in the store as they have online, so they'll have the 4GB 500GB version in-store, too.

    Just so ya know most people here recommend getting the base model and putting your own RAM and HD in there since it's about 1/2 the cost. Of course, that really depends on how comfortable you are with opening the computer yourself (but it's as easy as it can be).
  3. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2008
    Today I went to get the same model and the store was very busy when I got mine cause of the iPhone 3G S. I wasn't sure they had it on stock but they did :p
  4. MAC~n~Cheese thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    Thanks. A really nice guy at Best Buy showed my bf and I how to open up the MBP and essentially, how to do it ourselves. I personally prob wouldn't be comfortable doing it - but i def know people that would be (...and that i trust.) Although with the high-end aluminum MBP, i'm happy with it's stock specs for now.

    In the iWork section of the Apple site (when i attempt to configure my own), it only gives me the option of a $41 preinstalled iWork or preinstalled $69 family pack iWork. Will it not just let me buy it at the same price (or cheaper) and install it myself?

    Ok, so i just went and searched for the iWork software by itself on the site. Shows list price as $79. So, it'd be cheaper for me to have Apple install it then to install it myself? That sounds backwards.
  5. MAC~n~Cheese thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    Were you able to get iWork preinstalled?
  6. deanshu macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    There's a promotion going on - if you buy a Mac with iWork you can get a mail in rebate for a certain amount. Check Apple's website for details.

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