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iShane
Mar 16, 2006, 03:33 PM
Okay so,

I'm having a bit of an ordeal and I need some help on decision making. Okay so I've been planning to buy a 12" PowerBook for quite a while now and I'm now prepared to. But what the problem is, is that in about 13 days I'll be going to Gettysburg for a class trip (March 29-30) and supposidly New Macs will be coming out sometime around there. Now I really want a laptop for this trip but I also want to wait and see what they come out with (New iPod, iBook etc.) But if I come back and they have made new iPods then the value of mine would go down so I wouldn't be able to sell it for as much as I could before Gettysburg.

Now here are my choices: Wait until after Gettysburg and see what they have and take the risk of losing value on my items that I would have to sell.

Or

I could buy one before Gettysburg and then take the risk of buying an older laptop when I could just have boughten a (New) iBook instead if they come out with Intel ones.

Tell me what you think please.



the Helix
Mar 16, 2006, 04:15 PM
Just wait.
Better to suffer now and be glad later, than to be temporarily happy and then miserable for the rest of the time you own the iBook.

ieani
Mar 16, 2006, 04:27 PM
I really wanted a laptop for a trip to florida but as hard as it was decided to wait and see what was released at macworld(as hard as it was). Im very glad I did. Not only were the macbook pros announced, but I was too busy on my trip doing things to ever use a laptop.

bodeh6
Mar 16, 2006, 06:44 PM
Why would you need a laptop on your class trip. Enjoy life and what adventures you want to have their. You don't need to be tethered to the internet/Macrumors. Imagine people not even 10 years ago when laptops were much rarer.

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m-dogg
Mar 16, 2006, 06:52 PM
Wait. It's a 2 day class trip. I doubt it would be the end of the world if you didn't have a PB with you (though the ladies do love the PB's ;) )

I'm actually in the same boat as you right now. I love the 12" PB (even if it is 'old tech') but will wait to see what/if anything gets released in around 4/1 before I proceed.

iShane
Mar 16, 2006, 09:22 PM
Why would you need a laptop on your class trip. Enjoy life and what adventures you want to have their. You don't need to be tethered to the internet/Macrumors. Imagine people not even 10 years ago when laptops were much rarer.

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HAHAHAHHA! That got a good laugh out of me! Yea, I'll just wait. :D :)

calebjohnston
Mar 16, 2006, 09:24 PM
Laptops are great to have, but I always feel an obligation to be sitting at mine when I have it with me. Just go on the trip and enjoy life - computers are NOT the only things out there.

motulist
Mar 16, 2006, 10:28 PM
1) Don't buy now
2) Think about if you really need a laptop at all on this trip
3) Rent one if you really need it now