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Old Mar 16, 2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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Decisions, Decisions (12" PowerBook or wait and see)

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.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 04:15 PM   #2
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dude...

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.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 06:44 PM   #4
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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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Old Mar 16, 2006, 06:52 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 09:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by bodeh6
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.
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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.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 10:28 PM   #8
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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
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