Apple Upgrading Powerbooks

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  1. Eye For The Winter

    Eye For The Winter New Member

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    I graduated a few days ago and my parents are going to buy me a laptop for college. I will be getting a 12 inch Powerbook. Would it be wise to wait until the end of July to order it hoping that Apple upgrades stuff? I know Tiger is new and the Powerbooks were redone fairly recently. Just wanted to hear your opinions.
     
  2. Snotfist

    Snotfist I am the Urban Cowboy.

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    You could wait forever if you really wanted to but why not buy now and enjoy it instead of waiting. They just upgraded the Powerbooks so you can get one now or you can wait 6 months until they choose to upgrade again (possibly a G5 :noes: )
     
  3. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    There will be no new G5 Powerbook this year. They can't get the towers past 2.7! There may be another minor speed bump in the fall. Buy what you want now and load it up with RAM.
     
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    Snotfist I am the Urban Cowboy.

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    It doesn't matter that they can't get the speeds past 2.7. If they were to start the G5 it would be the low grade model like the 1.6 or 1.8. Those don't need the liquid cooling and are able to run without the great amount of heat. Look at the iMacs, they are only a could inchs thick and can handle the heat.


    Just something to think about.
     
  5. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    people have been waiting from the day the first powermac g5 arrived for a g5 powerbook. that is almost 2 years. buy what ever is available at the time when it's outdated or you need to upgrade do so.
     
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    I suggest the 15" but thats a personal preference!
     
  7. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    It's also power consumption, and I've read that the G5s suck down the power big time, so battery life would be shit.
     
  8. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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  9. zackflavored

    zackflavored KingShit's Post #55!

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    12= portability/no heat/meant for basic stuff: surfingweb listening music
    15= all of the above except very hot and programs that require LCD display space: games, adobe photoshop
    17= ultimate media machine that has no heat, but is huge

    thats my summary of each one haha choose wisely to which suits you best and dont regret it later.
     
  10. lordcoca

    lordcoca Wading in the Velvet Sea

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    There is another advantage to waiting - the first being the one you mentioned - the possibility of an upgrade. The other is that Apple always does their Cram and Jam offer where they offer a $200 rebate on the iPod and a free printer when you buy a new computer with a student discount. I personally think that it's worth waiting for :)
     
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    Eye For The Winter New Member

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    explain more about that, that sounds like it's worth waiting for
     
  12. lordcoca

    lordcoca Wading in the Velvet Sea

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    Basically it's a promotion for students, you buy an apple computer, an apple iPod, and a certain printer and they'll give you a $200 rebate for the iPod and another rebate which will make the printer cost zero. Since you're already getting the student discount on the iPod, you'll only have to pay $70 for it, which is a pretty sweet deal.

    If you want to get another more expensive iPod, the rebate works towards that too. I personally just got the 20 gig for $70 after rebate :)

    Plus if they do upgrade the powerbooks by then, the deal is just that much sweeter :bigthumb:
     
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    Brian New Member

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    :werd: that is how i bought my 12in powerbook and 20gb 4g ipod last fall:bigthumb:

    and got a free 100 dollar printer for my sister:cool:
     

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