best price for a 12 or 15 powerbook [most current revision].

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  1. resin_dr macrumors newbie

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    hello all.

    i'm looking into buying a new 12 or 15 powerbook [current revision]. Still up in the air regarding the 12 or 15.....however, i was wondering if anyone could recommend some places of where to get the best deal for the 12 or 15 powerbook [combo drive].

    these threads about june 6 are driving me nuts and altering my sanity.

    thanks.
     
  2. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    I know what you mean about June 6 (WWDC). I can't help but feel that Apple's going to update the iBooks *and* the PowerBooks at the same time with better specs to take advantage of the new features in Tiger.

    I have a (current model) 15" PB with Combo drive in my cart right now. It's from Apple's refurb page and it's only $1699. I've been going crazy debate whether or not to pull the trigger. I want it soooo bad, yet I don't want to be hating it if Apple does update them at WWDC.

    I know I could always sell it on eBay and probably get back close to what I paid later on, but still...

    Oh, and they also had the last gen 12" PB with combo for $1099; the last gen 12" PB with SuperDrive for $1299; and the current gen 15" PB with SuperDrive for $1999.

    I usually check the refurb page late late at night/super early in the morning since that's when Apple seems to post the deals there.
     
  3. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    I think you can get the current 12" from Amazon for $1350, but I chose the last rev for $999 on microcenter.com. The only difference is a slight speed bump really. I will buy some more cheap RAM and I am set!
     
  4. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    Under 2000 for both. Probably around 1500 or so...
     
  5. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    When was this? $999 is a sweet deal. Checked and can't find it.
     
  6. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Call the store and ask for one. They can ship it too.
     
  7. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info. I had checked online, but nothing. Guess I'll call the store near me tomorrow.
     
  8. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    apple certified

    I got the previous version from apple certified store, there new one is really not much different, just a tiny upgrade in speed and a couple of little details. It is a very good buy right now.
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I'd go with some refurbished PBs if they are available in your country. That's really the only way to get them for less than the retail price and still get a useable warranty.
     

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