When is the exact release date on the 17" Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spadezzfurry27, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Spadezzfurry27 macrumors newbie

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    When is the 17" Macbook Pro coming out. They said end of January and we are just about there. I was wondering if anyone knows anything.:confused:
     
  2. uiop. macrumors 68020

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  3. detz macrumors 65816

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    Mine wont be here until the 13th of February. :(
     
  4. lscangus macrumors 6502

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  5. SummerBoy macrumors regular

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    Lalalala I wanna make up right now ha ha
    Wait what
     
  6. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't it gonna be quicker to go to Apple store and pick one up? I pressume that first week of feb should be stocked everywhere in big stores, don't you think?
    I hope that they will have the matte option available too as that is the only change I want to make. :)
     
  7. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    Good luck on finding the matte in stores, I believe that will be only CTO from online.
     
  8. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    Really? That would be mean :)))) Well, I hope that is not gonna be the case but in worst case I will have to order and wait like everyone else. :)
     
  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Tuesday in the Apple Stores, but only the base model, and they'll sell out in about 5 mins.

    By the way i do hope people know that when they are released on Tuesday 3rd Feb they wont have iLife 09 on them, so dont rush to get them just get, wait 2 weeks until iLife 09 comes preinstalled.
     
  10. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if my CTO shipping on Feb 5th will have iLife 09...
     
  11. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    very unlikely. i heard it wont ship preinstalled before Feb 20th, and will be available on Feb 3rd for purchase in store.
     
  12. Atomicfission92 macrumors regular

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    Thats sorta messed up though. Spending Almost $3k on a MBP and then they want you to pay another $9.95 for the updated iLife 09'..... Anything to make money huh...:(
     
  13. nickcliborne macrumors regular

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    It's only another 10 bucks ...
     
  14. marcelg macrumors newbie

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    You are right - another 10 bucks (£7.95) on top of:

    * the cost of the basic machine £1949

    plus a couple of possible luxuries (though this is a subjective area):

    * the 2.93 GHz processor (£210) and
    * a faster HDD - 320 Gb @ 7200 (£35)

    And one already has to pay £2194.

    If one really wishes to have a connected, protected, responsive and non-reflective machine, one has to add:

    * what you pay for the remote control (£15)
    * what you pay for the cable to hook up any external device (video projector, external display etc) (£20)
    * what you pay for Apple Care (£273)
    * what you pay for the antiglare screen (£35)

    I am scared to total it up as is!

    :confused:
     
  15. MacFever macrumors regular

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    Probably would've been faster to go straight to the Apple store and buy one there rather than pre-order it. LOL

    now those pre-ordered have to wait 4-5 weeks while the stores get priority.
     
  16. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    ^^^ The Apple Stores in the San Francisco Bay Area don't even have the 17" MBP 2.6GHz for display. I went to (3) different Apple Stores (Emeryville - San Francisco Stockton Street - Stonestown Galleria) yesterday, and they all had the old model at the reduced price of $2399, down $400 from their normal price. :eek:
     
  17. lscangus macrumors 6502

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    Apple is trying to increase its profit margin. With the non-removable battery and lots of missing details and reduced components, the production cost of the unibody Macbook Pro should be much cheaper than the older generation.... What a shame that they are stripping on all the essential adapters. I remembered my Rv.A 12 Powerbook has all the accessories and adapters out of the box.
     
  18. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    But with the pre-order we can add things we want and not take the base model...
     
  19. Quu macrumors 68020

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    I agree completely. When I got my PowerBook G4 15" in like October 2005 or whatever it came with a DVI to VGA adapter and a connector for TV's I think it was SVIDEO or Composite. And when I got my current MacBook Pro 17" it came with the Front Row remote, and I believe it also came with a DVI to VGA adapter but don't quote me on that.

    Today you get nothing but the computer, power brick, Operating System DVD and a booklet on the machine. It really is quite astounding to me considering the cost of these computers that they come with almost nothing. If I bought a HP or an Acer or an ASUS or a Sony I would most certainly receive all the adapters and remotes I required for half the price. And even if I went to Alienware or VooDoo (Which produce hardware on Apples level of simplicity and design) I would still receive all the stuff I needed.

    I'm locked in to Apples hardware because I cant get OS X anywhere else but I won't be buying any of their extras if I can help it. I can't wait for 3rd party Dual-Link DVI adapters to arrive and I'll be using my current Harmony One from Logitech for Front Row. Not getting more money outa' me Apple *Shakes fist at sky*
     
  20. Mark2000 macrumors regular

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    Apple is becoming one of those huckster electronic shops you see in big city tourist areas. All the cables come separately at a huge cost despite them originally coming with the product. Next Apple will make us pay extra for power cords. That remote, BTW, can't cost them more that a buck to make. Apple really doesn't value their customers as much as they used to just two years ago.
     

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