Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-14-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
Solid State Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 16
Default actually buying a mac.. in store?

i asked awhile ago on here about what config to purchace for an imac, but apple has since then changed their configuration choices, and i really like the new options, so i went to the site and am satisfied with this mac
the site says "now up to 3.06GHz", so idk how 'new' these setups are (the new speed, and graphics card - which is nvidia again so i like that), but would they be in stores? how do you actually buy one? i know it sounds really stupid, but i just dont know, the only apple store around here is in a nice mall, but is it like circuit city/best buy? they just have em how they have em, take em or leave em? or just they have various setups? im asking about the latter because since they really only have 6 types, so what do they fill the store with? lol i feel really stupid asking this, but i dont want to have to settle for an older model just because i cant order anything online.. is there any other way to get a custom/similar setup otherwise? btw, this is going to have to last me 2.5 years at this college for graphic design program, and 2 more at the college i transfer to after that, thats why i want the most up-to-date model without having to upgrade.. kinda a ramble question from confusion lol but really have no clue, thanks for any help, however simple this may be lol

poptarts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
In Runtime
shagadelicman1's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 352
Default Re: actually buying a mac.. in store?

well, i recommend you go to an apple store and "test drive" your model your looking at. If you are looking for graphics, pick up an imac, they have great gpu's, it will fit your needs at college. After checking it out in store, order there, or online. Personally i'd just buy in store, with no complications. It will last you, just dont beat it up, haha. they have a great OS and good customer service. my macbook has been great, got it in store

Macbook 2GHZ 1GB Ram 80GB HD

<a href="http://www.danasoft.com"><img src="http://www.danasoft.com/vipersig.jpg" border="0"></a><p><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11px;">Sign by Danasoft - <a href="http://www.danasoft.com">Myspace Layouts and Signs</a></p></div>
shagadelicman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 10:50 PM   #3
Solid State Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 16
Default Re: actually buying a mac.. in store?

thanks for the reply.. im definately going with a 24-inch iMac, but do they have the new ones in store tho? eventho an older model may seem fine in store, idk what it'll be like when using adobe creative suite software, so i just wanna get the best i can find just to be sure it'll cover future software and such. i know the obvious answer is to just go and find out, but its not really that close, and with gas prices the way they are, i dont want it to be a waste of time lol
poptarts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 12:24 AM   #4
Golden Master
01001010's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,888
Default Re: actually buying a mac.. in store?

Always call the Apple store before making a trip out there. You can find a local dealer on Apple's website.

I had to make around 15 calls to find a Macbook with a glossy screen at a local retailer.
Stop the genocide now.
↳ www.savedarfur.org

Send comments, suggestions and criticisms.
↳ 01001010listens@gmail.com
01001010 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0