How much would you pay for a TiBook1Ghz SE?

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How much would you pay for a TiBook SE 1Ghz?

  1. $3,750 - $4,000

    13 vote(s)
    65.0%
  2. $4,000 - $4,250

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. $4,250 - $4,500

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. $4,500 + (are you nuts!)

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Ok, following on from this thread about the possibility of a SE of the TiBook, a 1Ghz, I was wondering how much you would be willing to pay for one.
    I'm going to have the poll in US$ as most here seem to be from the states.
    Keep in mind the current 'Ultimate' model goes for $3,799, and for that you get the 800Mhz G4 fully loaded.
    I am presuming that if they did make a TiBook SE then it would have the same spec as the 800Mhz Ultimate, only with a 1000Mhz G4 :D So base your votes on the following spec:

    1Ghz PowerPC G4
    1MB L3 & 256K L2 cache
    133MHz system bus
    1GB SDRAM memory
    60GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
    w/32MB DDR video memory
    Gigabit Ethernet
    56K internal modem
    1 FireWire & 2 USB Ports
    AirPort Card Included
     
  2. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Damn, i voted for the wrong option. If you follow the scale at the moment, the bottom of the range is $2499, the middle is 3199, and the top model is 3799. The next step would be $4299. I'd consider that a reasonable price for a SE model.
     
  3. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    I would say $3999. I don't know... sounds like a typical American price :p :p

    But a little above $4000 would not be too bad either...




    irmongoose
     
  4. iGav macrumors G3

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    Hmmmm..... if they released it tomorrow...... but dropped the SE tag...... I'd drop £4k for it......... that said when they do released the 1Ghz TiBook then I hope it'll have better graphics....... faster bus, bigger HD,than what is ln the list.....

    I came very close the other day to doing an Alpha and trading my Rev a 500 and upgrading it to a 800Mhz...... but in the end I couldn't justify it...... and the money I'd lose when I upgrade to the 1Ghz model when it is released was just too nasty to think about...... so I'll still be waiting for MWSF 03 for possible new models......:D
     
  5. The Bender macrumors member

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    Hell, this is Israel: I just paid over 4K for the ''Faster'' TB800!!!:eek: (We don't even get the option of ''Fastest'' here :mad: )
     
  6. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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    shaking and looking over my shoulder

    This thread makes me nervous.

    There isnt going to be a new Ti for quite a while.
    What I will pay for it is the same price hopefully less than I paid for my new 800.

    These prices are incredible expensive and I cant think about this withinthe context of the rest of the world and the going prices of computer laptops!

    Or within the context of market share!

    Prices need to go down! and hardware specs up! like the rest of the computer world manages to do.

    I think I will stick with the 800 till a real breakthrough comes up for the newer Ti's until then I think that I will but a freakin CAR!
     
  7. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I paid a total of about $3600 for mine last year...and that was top of the line...

    I can't honestly see spending $4000 on new one in the future...:rolleyes:

    I'm hoping they stick to their current pricing schemes...
     
  8. britboy macrumors 68030

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    I hope so too. However, if a 1GHz model was offered as an SE (as per the original post), then it would probably be over and above the current pricing structure.

    I doubt it would happen, but for the sake of argument.....
     
  9. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    hehehe, exactly, I doubt it too.
    But after the thread that I referenced in my initial post, I just wondered what kinda cash people would be willing to part with for a 1Ghz PowerHouse! ...I mean PowerBook :p
     
  10. billiam0878 macrumors 6502

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    GHZ TiBook

    If they put out a GHz TiBook SE with 512MB RAM, a 60GB HD & a 64MB GeForce4 Mobile, I think $3999 would be a reasonable price.

    Bill
     
  11. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I am shocked to even see Apple sell their 800MHz model for $3800. I know it has improved over the previous models with the most common issues (screen resolution and brightness, CPU heat, etc.), and I know that the Powerbook is of incredible quality (no surprise there), but I think that even $3800 is pushing it. I don't mean to sound like a cheap hobo, which I am not, but I would not want to spend any more than $3499.99 on an Apple computer. If Apple comes out with a 1GHz portable within a half a year's time, with a 60GB Hard Drive, improved graphics, and a few extras, I will not want to pay such high prices.

    What would peecee consumers think? Right. They will think that to purchase the best portable there is I have to spend almost $4000. For that money I could buy a used Audi.

    I think that if it is possible, Apple needs to lower their prices and, unlike David Spade and Chris Farley, keep their standards. :)
     
  12. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    Have you thought about flying to America in February, buying your new machine, and having a week of holiday paid for for £4,000?

    Should be easy as long as McRaind doesn't alert HMS Customs...
     
  13. cb911 macrumors 601

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    this is kinda hard since i'm in Aus and i don't have a real good understanding of the conversion rates. i'd pay AU$8000 for a 1GHz TiBook, if i had the money. i reckon it'd be well worth it!:D
     
  14. jefhatfield Retired

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    Re: shaking and looking over my shoulder

    well said

    and really, how will a 1 ghz tibook seem that much better than an 800 mhz model?

    i have a 300 mhz ibook that is nearly three years old, and an 800 mhz tibook seems plenty fast for me if i were to get one...which i would not have any way to justify being a web surfer, emailer, word processor, and light graphics person

    a 1 ghz tibook now would surpass 4 grand and these days, that's too much for any laptop

    five years ago, four grand was an average price for most laptops and desktops were bargains if found under two grand...how times have changed
     
  15. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Re: shaking and looking over my shoulder

    It is a 25% (200Mhz on top of 800Mhz before u start questioning my math) speed increase! I'd say that's pretty significant. :D
     
  16. jefhatfield Retired

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    Re: Re: Re: shaking and looking over my shoulder

    for the basic computing i do, it would still not be noticed...i don't type that fast anyway

    if i was a graphics or music type, then it would make a difference for sure;)
     
  17. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't be able to afford a TiBook for another couple of months anyway, by then I figure I may as well wait for the next rev of the PowerBook as the 800Mhz will have been around for some time by then.
    What do u think?
     
  18. jefhatfield Retired

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    any tibook looks good, but they are eventually due for a new model

    who knows what will come next

    the basic tibook form factor is hard to beat and once motorola gets their micron process down to .13 or so for their next gen processor, then there will be almost no heat and battery issues so any processor for the desktop will be able to be put into any laptop

    that is what the pc world is enjoying right now with .13 micron process and every desktop is being matched with an equally fast laptop that runs cool enough for most users

    and add to that a speedstep type of operation and then we can have a 1 ghz+ tibook which gets four+ hours on a single charge

    there is new software based technology coming out that allows for normal liion batteries to work longer with a laptop

    soon, we will crack that nut and once we get over five hours consistently on a single charge regardless of operation, then for most people, charging a laptop up once a day only won't be a hassle

    when the micron process gets way down to .09 or smaller, expect a laptop that goes all day long...and imagine a computer that uses less than one volt
     
  19. jefhatfield Retired

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    so i would put it this way, in the future

    800 mhz tibook in basic config not more than $2499
    decked out 800 mhz tibook not more than $2999
    decked out 1000 mhz tibook $3500+ up to $3799

    but better yet, how about this:

    800 tibook basic with 512 MB RAM $1999

    800 decked out tibook with gig of RAM, photoshop bundled, and three year applecare protection $2499

    1000 tibook with works $2999
     
  20. jefhatfield Retired

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    and with that in mind for tibook as posted above, do this for the ibook:

    basic ibook $999
    midrange ibook $1199
    17" screen high end ibook $1499

    a $1799 ibook is a little excessive if there ever comes to life a $1999 tibook

    right now, there are new 550 tibooks in catalogs for $2199/2299 so a sub two thousand dollar tibook is not that far off...maybe next year...hopefully
     
  21. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Of course they are only $2199/2299 because they are now end of line.
     
  22. iGav macrumors G3

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    I certainly have thought of that...... heh heh........ HMS Customs are the worst though...... they're so inconsistant interms of charging import tax etc.... I have bought stuff off ebay before that has been dispatched from the U.S. some has gotten through okay... other times I've had to pay a ridculous amount of money........ now I don't mind either having to pay or not... I just wish they'd get consistant with their charges......

    That said when the TiBook was released mine was one of the first shipments to come to the UK, so I had mine alot sooner than alot of the U.S people because judging by what I was hearing with regards to customs in Alaska....... they was some delays going down..... heh heh!!
     

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