Are you buying the NEW Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Dudeman486, Oct 14, 2008.


Are you buying the NEW Macbook?

  1. YES!!!!

    132 vote(s)
  2. No - Lack of Firewire

    25 vote(s)
  3. No - Too expensive

    26 vote(s)
  4. No - Revision wasn't enough to make me buy

    23 vote(s)
  5. No - buying the 999 Macbook for whatever reason

    5 vote(s)
  6. No - I'm buying a Vista, Apple really screwed me over.

    10 vote(s)
  1. macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Has the wait finally been fulfilled? Are you purchasing the mac of your dreams? Or has apple dashed your dreams of owning such a portable by omitting features such as firewire or upping the price past your reach?
  2. macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
    got it. top end macbook with ram upgraded, remote, and applecare. Will come by the 23rd.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2007
    prob not... waiting to see if 17 inch is dead or not then ill come back and decide
  5. macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2007
    No - Not buying a new Macbook b/c its not worth it for me. I still have my 2.2 SR Blackbook w/ 4gb ram. Maybe in a year or so when its time for an upgrade. Although I would really like having nvidia powerd visuals! :cool:
  6. macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Apple did indeed launch the perfect computer for me (well ALMOST, no firewire is a bit of a bummer, but it's not a huge problem for me). I've been waiting for Apple to introduce an iBook/MacBook in an aluminum case and finally they have. It's a little more expensive than I had hoped, but with student discount it comes in at £890 which isn't too bad... it's £100 more than I would have liked to have paid, but I think it'll be worth it. I went for the 2.0ghz model - no extras :)
  7. macrumors 65816

    Andrew K.

    Jul 9, 2008
    17 " was refreshed but not in terms of looks , it's on Apples website
  8. macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Nope. Planning on keeping my 2007 Macbook for 5 years. 11 months down, 49 to go.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    So let's see what we got here-
    Alu case neither plus neither minus.
    better video card is plus
    lack of firewire is minus.
    bezel design is minus.

    Hard drive was user serviceable anyway.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Definitely buying!

    I could care less about firewire. I just didn't want that ugly blackbook (i.e., greasebook) ;)
  11. macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    bought :)

    Was considering to get the Air before, for the LED display, keyboard(i love the feel of it, backlt CAN be a little useful sometimes)... DDR3 and the new GPU are also welcome. It's almost perfect for my needs.

    I am also fan of the iMac'ish design.
    Of course the one piece aluminum is a huge welcome.

    The prices will go down as time goes, but you'll have to realize Apple needs the cash for the engineering and the new factories.

    EDIT: Oh and it's a 2.4, with 4GB DDR3 ram.
    I have also forgot to mention the very generous glass multi-touch trackpad. This alone is a huge win for me. I almost bought the Air because of its trackpad!
  12. macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2005
    Wanted to replace my PMG5 with a MacBook Pro but here in Australia they went up $500. Next option MacBook - great about the graphics, not so much about FW and then again the $2000+ price.

    Just purchased some more RAM for my Black 2GHz Core Duo MacBook instead to get some more (probably sensible) life out of it.
  13. macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2008
    Under a rock.
    I was hoping for a $1099 with 2.4 GHz to upgrade from my 2.2 SR MBP.
    Instead, they showed off a $1299 with 2.0 GHz.

    The new features are fine, but I'm not going spend more money in order to downgrade.

    I tried to like it, but really the new MBs are disappointing.

    Glad I got the MBA for my father when we did, too (September 7). The refresh didn't really bring anything other than a bigger hard drive, and a hair faster processor.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2006
    Long Island, NY, USA
    My option isn't there... No, buying previous-gen MBP instead.
  15. macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2005
    I'd like my Yes vote without all the exclamation points though...
  16. macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Yes, when I have the cash and my white MacBook dies.
  17. macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2008
    Got it, this is what i got!

    Apple Remote
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    320GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
    Accessory kit
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  18. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    wow, i'm seeing a not so great trend here. it seems that almost half of the users are not springing for the new macbooks because of what apple did. Hmmm, a very nice example of bullying on their part. I hope most of these problems are fixed with rev. a.
  19. macrumors regular

    great high wolf

    Jan 30, 2006
    I was considering an upgrade when my current MB hits 3 years old, but the lack of FireWire and high prices are deal-breakers. Unless things have changed significantly by the time this MB's third birthday rolls around, I'll be holding onto it until it's no longer fit for service.

    I hope that Apple one day learns a lesson about pushing ports for years and then changing or dropping them on a whim. See also their endlessly-changing video adaptors.
  20. macrumors regular

    May 31, 2008
    Got the 2.0GHz one. I can understand why some people might be annoyed, but for me, the extra cost is worth it - the sturdier design, better graphics, etc make it a perfect middle ground between the old MacBooks and the MBPs. I never have used Firewire so I don't care it's not in (personally).
  21. macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    i like the new macbooks,but i think for my first mac ill get the whitebook. sure i could afford the new ones,but there are a few things that dissapointed me,but they were minor.

    i supposed if ive been using macs for awhile id go ahead and get the new macs,but since its my first id be happy with the whitebook.yeah,i got over not getn the new ones
  22. macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Norwich, UK
    Really like the new MB, waited for years for a replacement for my 12" PB but it never came, so I bought a 2.4 BlackBook last April... Now, they release the one I wanted! Maybe next revision I can justify an upgrade, at least my BlackBook is the top spec so should sell well on eBay?!
  23. macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
    definately, ordering today, by the way does anyone think the SSD is worth it? I talked to an Apple rep today and he says its definately worth it, by the way the SSD is the intel SSD according to the Apple rep, those are monster performers as far as I know, so do you guys think its worth it in a macbook?
  24. macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Norwich, UK
    As the drives are swappable have you priced buying an SSD yourself and popping it in?
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    For the price, I personally wouldn't say a SSD is worth:

    Faster (slightly) boot times
    Faster (slightly) disk access times
    Lack of noise (no spinning drives)
    Less chance of mechanical failure
    ---> Less hard drive space (I horde everything even though I have a 5 TB server)

    They still need another year for costs to come down for me to consider one. If money is of no concern for you though, go for it.

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