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Glossy hi-res 15" still avalable anywhere?????


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So I'm really pissed now... Can I get the 15" glossy hi-res 2.4 or 2.7ghz (1gb GRAM) ANYWHERE?, or should I just go drown myself in the toilet?

I don't want the ugly silver anti glare border AND I WANT A DAMN DISK DRIVE!
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Before you get too carried away, check with the Apple Refurbished store first. If no luck there, you'll just have to search around to see if any third party Apple resellers have one in stock. If no luck there either, you'll have to go the eBay or Craig's list route. I know, that's not the best place to buy from but you may no choice.
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I know the best buy near me still has these types of macs. You should be able to find a new one there or a refurbished one. Not sure why you want a disc drive so bad tho...
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I have never seen the Hi-Res Glossy MacBook Pro machines in any Best Buy store as they are special order from Apple only. There are some third party resellers like Mac Mall that may have one. But I suspect anything he finds will probably be used only.
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Oh yeah I think you're right on the bestbuy chscag. A quick look at apple refurbished store and I found this for you: Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel i7 - Apple Store (U.S.)

Although you can get a new rmbp 15" for less and will get better performance. You can always buy a external disc drive if you need it.
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Before you get too carried away, check with the Apple Refurbished store first. If no luck there, you'll just have to search around to see if any third party Apple resellers have one in stock. If no luck there either, you'll have to go the eBay or Craig's list route. I know, that's not the best place to buy from but you may no choice.
What apple resellers? I looked everywhere, adorama, BH photo, amazon, newegg...

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Oh yeah I think you're right on the bestbuy chscag. A quick look at apple refurbished store and I found this for you: Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel i7 - Apple Store (U.S.)

Although you can get a new rmbp 15" for less and will get better performance. You can always buy a external disc drive if you need it.
Yeah I think this is what I'm going to get :/

How would I get better performance? They have the same speed and max ram, You need to spend $2600 to get a graphics card and the refurbish one comes with the 3rd gen 2.7ghz i7, Haswell is only like what 5% faster at the same clock speed? So lets say 2.6 Haswell = 2.7 ivy bridge, but the 2.6ghz i7 option is $300 so then I'm $50 more and still don't have dedicated graphics.... I think ill take the refurb... only thing missing is an SSD which I will buy and put in a conventional 3.5" one myself, and I'd get more USB ports.

And with desktops I can see having an external disk drive sitting there, but on a laptop? COME ON I'm not going to lug that around every where and try to balance it on my lap with my computer...

The only thing I'm worried about is the anti-glare screen. I have never scene one in real life and I think the silver bezel is ugly. Could I break it and tell apple to put in a glossy one? haha. How different does it look from the glossy screen? I really wanted to be unique and have the 1600x1050 glossy screen...

My only other option that interest me is the top of the line iMac with the 780M but I really wanted a laptop...
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I'm just so pissed of that on the 21st I could of bought one, but I was waiting for haswell, I got off work last night and found out now I have to settle for no haswell and the anti glare screen, why doesn't apple at least give a 2 day notice... and I refuse to pay there prices for ram and SSD's because they solder on the ram... and I don't even get how the retina display works sizing up webpages and stuff to make it readable.
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You might try ordering from MacMall

MacMall.com - MacBook Pro

They still show it as an option; may work and may not.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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You might try ordering from MacMall

MacMall.com - MacBook Pro

They still show it as an option; may work and may not.
all i see is a really expensive 2.6ghz processor upgrade?
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all i see is a really expensive 2.6ghz processor upgrade?
They have removed the button to select Hi-res Glossy since I posted the link, though the verbiage still mentions it under display options.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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Does apple's refurb stuff go on sale $100 off on blackfriday too or no?
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I've never seen the refurb store mentioned when Apple advertises Black Friday sales. As a matter of fact, last year they were kind of skimpy with Black Friday for everything.
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