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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Decided to buy, now when to buy?


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After much research and oogling over reviews and youtube videos, I've decided I want to purchase a Macbook Pro 17" i5 with 8gb ram and 7200 rpm HD upgrades to replace my 2008 Macbook. I mainly want it for the screen space. Here's my concern: I go to school outside of the my home country (US) and I'll be returning for about 2.5 weeks in August. I'm pretty much set on getting it but I still wanted to check out in the store before buying. But I'm worried that if I order it when I get back, it won't ship in time. I've tried to see shipping times from other users and it ranges from a day to 3 weeks. So would I be fine if I waited or just let my impatience take over and put the order in??
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Is there an Apple Store near you, where you could just walk out with it the same day?

Also some Best Buys carry Macs now.

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I actually have tons of apple stores around me (Houston) but I don't think they customize macbooks. Correct me if I'm wrong?
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