Archive for the ‘Apple Store’ Category

Macbook Pro (Part 2)

March 28, 2006

Well it's arrived. Unfortunately it's in Leeds and i'm in London. Grrr….


My Macbook Pro

March 25, 2006

Ok, it’s no secret, i love Apple. I love everything about them. All the products they make are truly amazing. It’s great watching Microsoft playing catchup all the time. This time they have excelled themselves!

I saw the specs on the new Macbook Pro and decided i wanted one. Went on the search for a buyer for my 1.33 15″ Powerbook G4 and called Apple to order one. Now i’d heard many reports of the lead time on these and the many delays people were having in getting hold of them. Fair enough, i’m not that desperate we’ll just see what happens.

The story begins with a call to the UK Apple Store. Ended up through to a really helpful sales assistant called Maxime. Reeled off the spec I wanted to check it was available, turned out it was. I was asked if i wanted to make the order which resulted in my standard response… “I’ll just order it from the website”. “But i can do it cheaper!”. What? Am i missing something? The Apple Store telephone dept can do it cheaper than the Apple store Website! Ok, how much cheaper? We suffice it to say, it was a very tempting offer, which i happily obliged. This bad boy is on order.

Now I check out the status of my order on a regular basis, hoping my some long shot it would be shipped some time sooner than the estimated 21st April. I wasn’t holding out much hope but you never know. My order was placed 4 days ago and i’ve just received an email telling me that it’s shipped!!! Come ON!

Bring on the 2.0Ghz Core Duo, 100gb, 1gb ram!