Which high-res 15" models do apple stores have in stock?

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  1. mox123 macrumors 6502

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    Ideally, i am looking for the base model with high-res glossy screen with 500GB 7200rpm drive. But if the store has in stock with these two options in 2.53 Core i5, i would take it too.

    But ultimately the high-res screen is the deal breaker. So which grade of the 15" model do the apple stores have the high-res version in stock?? I hope to get one this holiday weekend.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why not call your local store and find out? We don't know what their inventory is. It can change from moment to moment.
     
  3. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

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    I've never seen a base model with either the 7200 drive or the hi res as an option in-store. The only in-store options with hi res have been the i7 with 5400 rpm drives. YMMV.
     
  4. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it depends on the store. I would just call up your local apple store like GGJ said and ask.
     
  5. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    Not 100% sure but I believe the only high res model in stores is the i7 AG, everything else stock.
     
  6. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    That's correct. They do not have any with High Res Glossy Displays in stock and have to be ordered CTO.
     
  7. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    I wonder why? I have said in other posts alot of people prefer to buy in a store not online. WHy not add a glossy high res to the store?
     
  8. LedCop macrumors regular

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    They're guessing more people buy HR-AG? Or, to force some people to give the online store a few sales? Just my guesses... They'll obviously look at the sales data for this revision and we'll see what they find out when they implement the next refresh.
     
  9. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    For those of you unfamiliar with the story behind Apples glossy screens, here it is: PC makers brought out glossy displays a few years ago. They were nothing more than a regular LCD that had a glossy finish on the outer plastic layer. They became popular, so Jobs in an effort of one upsmanship put a shiny glass panel over MacBook & MacBook Pro displays. Taking it further, that year at MacWorld SF. Jobs announced that since "everyone" wanted glossy Apple would no longer offer matte.

    Well there was significant backlash, yet Jobs was unrelenting. This lasted until the pushback became too great, sales suffered, and the handwriting was on the wall. So Jobs ego,"Mr Perfect" prevented him from admitting his mistake. And consequently he silently & without announcement slipped matte screens back into the list of choices on the CTO page of the online store. In a stroke of typical arrogance & profit taking, he made what was for years, the standard, now a high priced option. Stubbornly he still pushes glossy & has flooded the stores with them. Thus matte is only in the stores at the managers descretion.
     
  10. Excluse macrumors member

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    When I went to the store looking for a 15" i7 Hi-Res Glossy, the guy told me they only had 15" i7 Hi-Res with matte.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Many stores don't even have those in stock. That's why you should call your local store to see what they have.
     
  12. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    Please try the high res using different applications (mail, etc) before you buy one. Many people do not have a problem with the tiny fonts but many people do.

    Note: I believe the 7200rpm drives are bto in any configuration.
     
  13. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Very interesting. There are three large Apple stores in my market area. I frequent all three, and none carry 15" anti glare models. They all have huge inventories, all glossy. It makes me wonder who really controls the type of inventories the various locations carry.
     
  14. Excluse macrumors member

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    Funny thing, I actually DID call. I only asked if they had 15" i7 Hi-Res and she said yes. The only thing is that I forgot to specify glossy. So when I showed up at the store after school they broke the news to me.

    Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY.
    I guess it's a relatively large Apple store.
     
  15. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    Local store in Durham, NC has 15" Hi res AG, but you have to pay for the i7 and 500gb. Or, base Glossy 2.4. That's it.
     
  16. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    i would call your local store and find out. good luck.
     

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