Any whitebook owners upgrade to the new model?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by det2004, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I bought my first macbook last August and am really thinking hard about getting the new model. I was just wondering if anyone who had the latest whitebook upgraded to the aluminum macbook, and if they were happy with their decision. Thanks
     
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    likemyorbs

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    i did, i had to downgrade from 2.4ghz to 2ghz. i felt a little guilty about upgrading a 7 month old computer at first, but i got over it! this thing is awesome!!!!!!!! plus i sold my old one for $900
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad to hear it. I'm definitely thinking about going to the Apple store today, I was just feeling a little guilty about replacing my just over a year old macbook, which has performed perfectly. Hopefully it won't be too hard to find a buyer for my whitebook.
     
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    likemyorbs

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    over a year??? i wouldnt feel guilty at all if i were you then. just let it go and dont think about it, once you start using your new one you will be stoked. and then just sell your old one on craigslist like i did.
     
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    ec51

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    I pulled the trigger as well. 2.0 MB should be here Monday! I will be selling my sig MB on the Bay, hopefully.
     
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    likemyorbs

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    no not the Bay!!!! you'll have to pay seller fees and you'l get less for it than its worth. the bay is good for buyers, but not for sellers. go with craigslist...
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Me and my fiance bought a white macbook a couple weeks ago. I held off and decided to stay with my Sony Vaio NR220E running Vista. After watching the keynote, I decided to make the switch myself and picked up a 2.0 ghz Aluminum Macbook and am pretty happy with it.
     
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    Auzburner

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    I'm still fine with mine I think. My original 2.0 GHz MacBook is fantastic, next I will buy an iMac... I don't need the portable graphics performance. - That's really the only difference I see... The moment these new iMac's come out I will be at an Apple Store.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    I made the switch from a base model white macbook purchased in june of 2006. For me, the upgrade is worlds better. The finish is impeccable. I remember the days, bringing in my old macbook get the case replaced because of cracking. Those days are long gone! I love the size and the savings compared to the MBP. After some screen calibration, I am loving the display even more! I 100 percent do not regret this decision. I was ready to buy a new notebook, and Now I am happy that i didn't get impatient and by a pc laptop. I sat my new alu macbook next to my sisters fairly new sony SZ and her laptop hulked over mine like some kind of monstrosity. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase.

    :cool:
     
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    shady825

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    I bought the white MacBook and within my 14 day return policy the new one came out so i traded the white one in for the new 2.4 IM IN LOVE!!!!
     
  11. macrumors G3

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    You mean DOWNGRADE
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I mean "upgrade"......go cry in the corner about your need for firewire.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    well i just ordered the whitebook,its my first mac. the new macbooks look great and all,but since its my first mac ill be fine with the whitebook.
     
  14. macrumors G3

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    According to the current MacRumos poll, it would be a downgrade for 50% of the people.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    And an upgrade for the other half? :p

    I was considering a previous-gen (well, current at the time of consideration) 2.4 whitebook, but hands-on performance of the X3100 really turned me off. This new Macbook is the one for me!
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A poll conducted in a place probably many macbook owners don't know about, and also where many many people have been crying about firewire for days. Yeah, that poll doesn't seem stacked at all. :eek:

    I'm sure there are a ton of macbook owners who have even heard of macrumors forums, let alone ventured to them.

    And btw, I, along with many other people consider it an "upgrade"

    Also, I have external hard drives, cd burners, and cameras. I've always accepted that firewire isn't available on everything, so all of the devices I bought use either firewire or usb. Usb has been more widely accepted than firewire, and you should have gotten device that could use either of them, so don't cry to apple because they phased it out. It happens all of the time in electronics.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Why?
     
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    HLdan

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    I'm not saying you're the only one here so far that has made a sound and responsible decision but any grown up with financial responsibilities and uses their computer for any real work won't be trashing their less than a year old laptop in favor of the latest and greatest. Other things are more important to focus time and money on. It won't be that big of a jump anyway. At this point people become "consumers" and just it to have bragging rights and to show off their pretty aluminum Macbook.
    Like you, I value my stuff, especially since there are lot of people that crave to have a Mac, let alone a computer at all but don't have money for any type of technology so I keep my stuff for at least 3 years before even thinking about getting rid of it. Also if it's working well I would hold onto it even longer.

    In terms of many of the people on this forum Apple didn't need to lower their prices, what for? They know that people will buy their computers even if they didn't need to upgrade.
     
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    likemyorbs

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    why? because i cant afford the 1699 model. and im irritated that the 1299 model used to have 2.4ghz, and it now has 2ghz. but what are you gonna do? nothing. still worth the upgrade.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    My 2.16 May 07 has been having constant issues, so Apple's replacing it with the 2.0 Aluminum. :D
     
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    likemyorbs

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    how?? its not under warranty anymore, unless you got applecare...
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't have Applecare, but I complained anyway, and they decided keeping me as a future customer was more important I guess. ;)
     
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    My current Macbook isn't even a year old yet. I'll hold out for Nehalem.
     
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    likemyorbs

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    wow, good for you. and good to see apple still keeps customer service their top priority.
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    They did a really great job. I didn't even ask for a replacement model, they offered.
     

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