Another switcher aboard

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by JasonL, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. JasonL macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2004
    Ware, MA

    I posted some time ago about my desire to buy a PB sometime this summer. I couldn't take it anymore. I just ordered by 1.25 GHz 15" PB. Also, I had the 512MB put on one DIMM and ordered another 512MB from Additionally, I picked up .Mac, an extra battery, and APP. Even with my student discount it was almost $3k. :eek: Oh well.

    This should be plenty powerful for my notebook needs and I will keep my eyes open for G5 PowerMac updates. I'll likely get one of those, too. :D

    I'm so happy! Joe (the sales guy I worked with on the phone from the AppleStore) was great. I definitely recommend speaking with someone if you have any questions instead of just ordering it online. His # is (800)409-5381 Ext. 2435.

    So, I'm supposedly going to see this thing in about a week. Let's see what happens...
  2. coolkamio macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2002
  3. Bilba macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2004
    I did the same thing two days ago.
    (I did not buy extra ram just yet).
    I ordered the 1.25 15", and I ordered HK soundsticks/Kensington combination lock/Kensignton Universal Air and Auto charger/Radtech ScreensavRz.
    Next on my list:
    1) 512MB ram - waiting for prices to go down from $100.
    2) Bluetooth mice - waiting for macmice to come out with the bluetooth model in April.

    Today I received an email that my new
    machine was shipped.

    BTW: I am really impresed with Apple/Fedex. I didnt pay for faster shipment, yet when tracking my machine I noticed that it left China at about 9:00 AM, and it is expected for delivery tomorrow by 10:30 AM....Nothing but amazing.
  4. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
  5. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    I am still hoping that my Sony desktop (a P4 2.20 goes south so that i can justify getting a Powermac G5 or an iMac G% (when they come out of course). So totally love my PB 12".
  6. JasonL thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2004
    Ware, MA
    I'm going to have to do some more research, but I'm going to be needing to buy a mouse. I'll search for suggestions, something in a two-button, scroll-wheeled design would do nicely. Also, I'm going to see what the 'must have' software is. I'm in grad school and will need to do presentations, so I was thinking keynote would be a good start.

    Also, what is the word processing software that most of you use? I've used MS Word for a long time, but am certainly willing to try something new.

    Thanks in advance for the help, everyone. The people that make up the Mac community certainly add quite a bit of value to Mac ownership.

  7. bryanc macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2003
    Fredericton, NB Canada
    PowerBooks are great for gradschool

    What are you studying? The gradstudents in our lab are split about 50/50 between keynote and PP right now. I'm trying to encourage more of them to try keynote, because it produces much nicer presentations, but I have to admit it is less mature than PP.

    It's been an interesting couple of years watching the gradstudents all get one regrets switching :)

  8. rueyeet macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2003
    If you don't use most of the advanced features of Word (just want to type and maybe use a little basic formatting) then TextEdit, which comes with every Mac, does well enough.

    Any USB-compatible mouse should work with the Mac, as well. Now that Macs use the same standard ports as the PC side, many peripherals are multi-platform, especially if they don't need highly specialized drivers.
  9. JasonL thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2004
    Ware, MA
    Re: PowerBooks are great for gradschool

    I'm pursuing an MS in nursing (to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner).

    Thanks for the help everyone, I'm certainly taking notes!
  10. Bilba macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2004
    :D oh boy oh boy ohh boy!

    Someone IS going to have a nice weekend.
    As I previously said, I was expecting a delivery of my new powerbook today.
    Yesterday I checked Fedex tracking at around 23:00, and it said that due to what ever reason the package will only arrive on the 1st of March. As you can imagine I went to bad feeling a little sad since I already set high expectations for the weekend. Today, however, I woke up and said, lets see what's going on with Fedex, only to find out that it is "out for delivery!".

    I called Fedex to confirm it, and I was indeed told that I should expect it in the next 1-2 hours.

    I just can't wait to open this new box (I bought my previous powerbook used, so beside opening the amazing box of the ipod, I never had any experience with a new powerbook package).

    Everyone please sing with me...."I am so excited........and I just can't hide it........"
  11. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Congrats. That PB is just perfect. I would love to have the same model !

    I will order one in 18 month.

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