Birthday coming at the end of May...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DistalSublime, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. DistalSublime macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2006
    My parents have agreed on getting me a laptop for my birthday. Do you think the macbook (ibook) will be available then? A story on the front page says it has been pushed to "next month." Also, I have seen some issues people have been having with the Macbook Pro. Are those pretty much worked out by now, and do you think the macbook (ibook) will have issues at the start too? I don't mind getting a macbook pro in time for my birthday I just need to know if the wi-fi is effective, the overheating's not too much of an issue and the buzzing isn't too loud. Thanks.

    EDIT: Also, I will be attending summer courses at college and need a laptop pretty soon. Just to add that for your consideration.
  2. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    No one knows the release date of the Macbook. I would guess at mid May so in time for your birthday. I find that the MBP is too big to carry around at uni so i would go with the Macbook. If it is not out for your birthday, it wouldn't be long until it is.
  3. crazydrumma macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2006
    I have a thick 15 inch HP laptop currently (horrid, I know), which I am selling. It weighs about 7 pounds, and is about 2 inches thick. This is 2 pounds heavier and twice as thick as the Macbook Pro, and I honestly have no trouble carrying it around with me at school. I will be buying a 15 inch Macbook pro in the beginning of June, and I think it will be quite portable, to answer your issues on that. It honestly bugs me when people say that 15 inch laptops are too big for them to carry around. They're still small, especially the apple ones. I mean, if a 5 pound, 1 inch thick laptop that is simply gorgeous is too much to carry on your shoulders or in a messenger bag, seriously, start lifting weights, because that is pathetic.
  4. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    If they offer to buy a MBP get it, that is assumig they won't be charging the $$ to a credit card. Buy what the really have the money for(just try to help out your parents)
  5. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    15" is the biggest you would want to go... So the Pro isnt a bad choice.
    would get you through all 4-5 years of college for sure.
    if the ~13 or 14 inch macbook is out by may that might be a better buy for you. By saving you money you could get one of the new ipods too!!
  6. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    I wouldn't recommend the MBP at this stage, seeing as to how...
    1) it still have some teething issues, that's bound to hurt resale value
    2) while on the subject of resale, Merom books are coming soon!
    3) Macbooks might fit your needs better actually, MBPs are essentially just loaded with a faster GPU and faster CPU, and the advantage from the CPU is not very significant..

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