Buy now? Advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tcrab, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. tcrab macrumors member

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    Next week I will receive about $1500 to go towards the purchase of a laptop. I am wanting to buy a White Macbook C2D 2.0ghz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD. This will put me slightly over the amount I receive which is ok. I will be using this computer for college next year. I mainly surf, watch videos, and download. I won't be doing anything intense except backing-up dvds and re encoding them to ipod format.
    I was wondering if I should buy this computer now? I know Leopard and iLife '07 will be coming out soon but that will not be a problem cause I can update later for a low student price. ;)
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    If you want it buy it. If not then wait. Technology is always going to change
     
  3. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. No point in waiting for new technology if you want something now, cos no matter when you buy it, it will be old soon after. :)
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I make that mistake when I bought an airport extreme base station and now they released a new one :mad:
     
  5. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Bugger. Well, sometimes you gotta look out for rumours i guess - for instance i was about to put down cash for a new MBP, but heeded the rumours of the C2D coming out soon; i waited 1 month and was very happy.
     
  6. extraextra macrumors 68000

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  7. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    contrarily, i couldn't wait for the C2D upgrade. i bought my machine about 3 months before the C2Ds came out and i'm extremely happy with what i have.
     
  8. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    Just buy it now. Wait, wait, and wait, I'm tired of hearing all that. There's always going to be a reason to wait so why bother.
     
  9. The Grood macrumors regular

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    Good rule of thumb for life in general:

    Never swap what you're happy with right now for what you might like a little more tomorrow.
     

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