Any reason not to buy a White Macbook 2.0 tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SCCA, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. SCCA macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    #1
    Will be my First Mac,

    Any reason not to buy a White Macbook 2.0 tomorrow?

    I know it's a pretty new system, so should be 3/4 to a 1 year away from any major upgrade, :confused: Right ? :confused:
     
  2. bbergie macrumors regular

    bbergie

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Location:
    Calgary
    #2
    You might see a bumb in speed sometime in the late fall or early winter, but I wouldn't let that stop you from getting your macbook now. Mac's are versatile creatures, you'll get many years of good service from your machine before you notice its age. Oh, the next operating system will be out sometime in the early winter for sure (again, don't let that stop you from getting your mac now). Have fun with it. :)
     
  3. SCCA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    #3
    In the past have they offered free upgrade to new OS, if your computer was just purchased. (90 - 120 days, or whatever).
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location:
    Oneida, NY
    #4
    I think the time range is more like 2 weeks at the most, or something like that. No way it's anywhere near 90 or 120 days.
     
  5. bbergie macrumors regular

    bbergie

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Location:
    Calgary
    #5
    I agree with ITASOR. Additionally, there isn't even an upgrade price to jump from the immediate predecessor to the new OS. I think that Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, will preview some of the OS X 10.5 at the WWDC in two weeks. At least then you can judge whether you feel the new OS is worth waiting for––but I maintain my original position and encourage you to purchase your macbook tomorrow, rather than wait the long six or so months.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #6
    Even if a new MacBook is revealed soon I wont expect much more then a processor upgrade so you should be safe unless you want a slightly faster speed.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    #7
    Yes only a couple few/weeks -- mostly for those who purchase store shelf stock after the new OS is announced.

    The update program also gives you an upgrade DVD only, and besides costing $19.95, will likely only give you 30-90 days to make the upgrade.

    Should be similar to ...

    http://www.apple.com/lae/macosx/uptodate/

    Can't find the Tiger page, but the next OS should be similar -- if anyone remembers when Panther was announced. :eek:
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #8
    Yep, I would have no qualms about buying a new 2GHz MacBook tomorrow. :)
     
  9. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #9
    Besides the fact is a Rev A and alot of programs are not UB yet , I would wait until end of August to see what crops up.
     
  10. kbonnel macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    Location:
    In a nice place..
    #10
    I got my black MB a couple of days ago, and I love it. It replaces my 1.5Ghz PB 15". If they put the core 2 duo in these things in 2 weeks, I may be a little upset, but heh, so far this thing meets all my needs, and then some. (I didn't have many issues with my PB, I just wanted something smaller, that had a better screen resolution (than the 12" PB)).

    Kimo
     
  11. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    Location:
    Hoosiertown
  12. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

    MacDonaldsd

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Location:
    London , UK
    #12
    The only updates that the macbook will get this year are minor ones, slight boosts in speed.

    As for mac os x you get a free update (You have to pay shipping) If you buy a mac after a new os is avaliable to buy but doesn't ship with your system, If my memory serves me correctly.
     

Share This Page