Best 50 bucks you'll ever spend!

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  1. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Just saw this at the Apple website under the "Special Deals". I think this is "the best 50 bucks you'll ever spend". You get a faster processor, bigger harddrive, more VRam and the AirPort Extreme card.
     

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed - although, to be fair, it should be pointed out that you downgrade from a SuperDrive to a Combo. Not a big deal for most, but one advantage (the only one) to the cheaper option.
     
  3. maya macrumors 68040

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    You can get a better DVD burner from a 3rd party installer.

    So that is not a problem either. ;) :)
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thats not a bad deal at all, and as Maya, points out, you can get a dual layer dvd burner externally, which is probably better in the long run
     
  5. xyian macrumors 6502

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    Re: Best 50 bucks

    Is this an educational deal or something? I looked at their site and it must have been a typo or something. I only saw a higher price.
     
  6. maya macrumors 68040

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    These are refurbished products. :)
     
  7. wwooden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Did you click on the Special Deals down on the right side once you are in apple online store? These deals don't stay long, they are usually returned or refurbished computers, so they have a limited supply.
     
  8. maya macrumors 68040

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    Like HVD. :)
     
  9. maya macrumors 68040

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    Too bad its not available in Canada. Some other countries might share the same restriction as Canada on the "Special Deals". :(
     
  10. wwooden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :eek: is that ONE TERA-BYTE??!! jeez....
     
  11. maya macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it stores data in 3D, thus holograph. ;) :)


    Lets skip Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, move it up a notch. :)

    I have no need for a larger HDD now. :D
     
  12. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought one.

    $1,189 with MI sales sax and 2nd day shipping.

    Getting excited already.
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    that is sweet, i want one thats for sure, now what kidney did i have to sell? LoL :p
     
  14. dejo Moderator

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    Okay, I gotta ask. Sorry if this seems like a newbie question. How exactly is this the best 50 bucks I'll ever spend when it costs over 1000?
     
  15. ebuc macrumors regular

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    Higher Prices Now

    NB: Ignore the message below, I didn't notice the superdrive/combo difference.

    The prices in the 1st post do not reflect the current Apple Store prices (even though there is a slight difference in HD sizes, that wouldn't warrant a 300 dollar price difference)

    ••••••••••••••••
    PowerBook G4 1.33GHz/ 256MB/ 60GB/ Combo/ AP Extreme Card/ E/ 12-inch TFT/ Aluminum
    Learn More
    • Save 19% off the original price

    Original price: $1,599.00
    Your price: $1,299.00

    and

    PowerBook G4 1.33GHz/ 256MB/ 60GB/ SuperDrive/ AP Extreme Card/ E/ 12-inch TFT/ Aluminum
    Learn More
    • Save 17% off the original price

    Original price: $1,799.00
    Your price: $1,499.00
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    *copied and pasted from the Apple Store at 1:45 EST*

    I would have put the actual image, but I couldn't figure out how to attach the image.
     
  16. wwooden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I guess you didn't see the Keynote from MWSF. Steve talked about how the iPod Mini was only $50 more then a flash drive, he said it was "the best fifty dollars you'll spend".
     
  17. noelister macrumors 6502

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    Quick question

    If one would upgrade to the superdrive from a third party installer does this void the warrenty? Even if one would install it themselves?

    Thanks
     

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