Advice on next weeks purchase.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by merlynhome, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. merlynhome macrumors member

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    Hi

    So next week is going to be a major week for me, one way or another i will be ordering my first Mac. I have had my eye on a laptop for months and the funds are now avalible, i like many others am just waiting to see wether I will be purchasing a new intel ibook/powerbook or an excisting modol. i am not overly warried if there are no new modols but if tuesday does bring soming special i will want to buy the best i possibly can, however i have a few concerns in regards to software.

    i take it that the new ilife 06 will already be able to work fine in the new systems but i will need to purchase microsoft office for compatability reasons. will this run on a intel mac, if not how long before they release one that does.

    My one vice is football manager which i love, the game disc already comes configured for pc/mac but what about intel mac and again will Sports Interactive be providing for me in the future.

    simple questions thant i need help with

    thanks

    James
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    http://guides.macrumors.com/Rosetta
    But it may not run well.....That yet to be seen. Also they may announce new intel macs, but they may not ship for a couple months.
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I've always seen that as a dumb move because everyone will be waiting for them to ship and not buy the PPC ones in return losing Apple money.
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yes i would agree with you on that. They should ship the day of.
     
  5. JimmyDTU macrumors newbie

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    Like Merlynhome, I'll be purchasing my first Mac this week as well, although I have my heart set on a 12" iBook g4, and just want to take advantage of a possible price drop. Here's my question...
    Will the (possible) announcement also drive down the price of refurbished iBooks on the online Apple Store? I want to buy refurbed and am wondering if I should even bother waiting while they might be in stock in the next couple days.
     
  6. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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  7. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    If they do release new iBooks they may or may not have the old ones for sale as refurbs. Depends totally on their inventory.:cool:
     

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