help with dilemma: MacBook

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i'm planning on getting a laptop for school. my state's tax free weekend ends August 6th, and we all know the keynote is the next day. what should i do? buy on the 6th and if they release a new one take it back? or just pay the taxes?
     
  2. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    Let's put it this way, if you paid taxes you'd pay the same amount for the restocking fee most likely, so either way it doesn't really matter.

    By the way, go Black ;).
     
  3. Yigit macrumors newbie

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    I also would like to learn whether they are going to release a new one. I am planning to buy one these days, too, and the time is limited for me.
    However, as i've been reading these days, most of the people think here that there won't be any MacBook updates soon. But, who knows...:confused:

    By the way I wonder if you live in the same state with this user. :) And of course the same suggestions at that thread may apply to you.
     
  4. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that they'll be releasing new macbooks on the 7th. The machines are already very much worth what you're paying for them and too close to the specs of a macbook pro in terms of speed. My bet is that they update the Macbook Pro with merom if anything is to be updated. I don't really expect a macbook update till November. That's just me though.
     
  5. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the replies. i'm still not sure what to do. they easily could have a speed bump for the Macbooks, or maybe even Merom! oh what to do? if i buy it on the 6th, and if i don't open it, i can take it back for a full refund or exchange? also, if i order it on the 6th, will i have to pay tax online?
     
  6. ericmjl macrumors member

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    Just Do It

    Just get it, I'm getting mine now, regardless of whether they come out with an update or not. I figure I'll be pretty happy using it.
     
  7. drummerbooker14 macrumors 6502

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    they most likely aren't releasing a new macbook. :D
     
  8. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well maybe not a new one, but maybe an updated one. you never know, they might drop the price on the black one or something
     
  9. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    wouldn't that just piss off the early adopters :p
     
  10. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Get one tax-free, but don't open it. If something new is released, return it (no restocking fee) and upgrade. If something is not released, you just saved a hundred dollars or so in taxes. You're covered either way.
     
  11. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the tip. i think that's what i'm going to do, but i know the apple store is gonna be packed!
     
  12. craigatkinson macrumors regular

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    I bet they dont update any of the laptops. I think the entire WWDC will be focused on the Mac Pros.
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I think that you are right craigatkinson, although a speed bumped iMac and MacBook Pro could also come out of WWDC. :)
     
  14. craigatkinson macrumors regular

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    Anythings possible, esecially with Steve Jobs. He's been known to throw people for a loop. But in this case, I think it would be a bad idea to release anything but the Mac Pro at the WWDC this year. All of the other machines have had their day in the sun this year, and if they did anything more with them at this conference it would either take away from the effect that the Mac Pros are going to have, or be overshowed nonetheless by the Mac Pro announcement.

     
  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    You make a valid point craigatkinson, it is time for the Mac Pro to take the spotlight and be the center of attention. :)
     
  16. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Especially since desktop sales are down 16% while laptops are up 60%. Time to give the desktops a chance!

    Also, yay for my advice being good :p
     
  17. sk1985 macrumors regular

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    Then you get a price adjustment. I think it's nuts that you have a tax free day. Illinois has nothing like that.
     
  18. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Merom. That's all I ask! (and the new Integrated graphics that comes with it)
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Very true in light of those figures. :eek: :)
     
  20. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    that's what i'm really hoping for
     
  21. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well i still can't decide on what color to get. i can probably afford either one, but if i got the white one that $200 could go to RAM and a hard drive.

    here's the thing. i've gotten a black RAZR phone in june, a black 60 GB ipod in june, and i got a black truck in april. i already had a black PSP.

    but i have a white 4GB nano, and a white intel iMac. i also have a silver powerbook

    so which one would you get if you had these things?
     
  22. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well should i buy the macbook on tax-free day, or what until Merom is in the Macbook? how long do you think i'll have to wait for that? i'm not good at waiting, but i'd like to have merom to keep me happier longer (hope that makes sense)

    anyways, if Merom isn't in the macbooks after the keynote, should i just buy the current one or wait? i'm going back to college August 17, but i have a powerbook now (even though i really want the macbook before i go back to school)
     
  23. wako macrumors 65816

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    Merom probably will not be put into the MacBook line. The MacBook just came out. The MacBook Pro are the ones that are due for an update.


    However, if i were in the situation, I would call the store and speak to a manager and see if you bought something on the 6th and wanted to exchange for somethign else on the 7th would you be charged for tax.
     
  24. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the reply.

    some people say merom will be in the macbook, just don't know when. i'm sure all the PC companies will have it in their laptops that compete with the macbook.

    basically, what would you do and why?
     
  25. eXan macrumors 601

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    Just get it now or you'll end up waiting forever for the new model to be released. WWDC is a pro event, so them updating MB is very unlikely. If you need machine now, get it. :)
     

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