In anticipation of announcements this week...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by longofest, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. longofest Editor emeritus

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    How many people are in the same position as me, and are going to the Apple Store online every hour or so and refreshing it to see if PowerMacs have been updated?

    I've been waiting soo long for them to finally update these puppies decently (the last update doesn't count). I can't wait to see what this update brings (dual core, etc...), and since I'm ready to spend money this time around, I can't wait to get my hands on one!!!
     
  2. MacPassion macrumors member

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    checking apple, macrumors, thinksecret, macworld and many others every freaking hour for the PB!!!!
     
  3. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    I was in the same situation as you, desperately waiting for the new PM. However now they have simply taken too long, I will wait for the Intel.
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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  5. cruxed macrumors regular

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    Let us pray together for the coming of the updated PM and PB.

    I myself am longing for a dual dual 2.3ghz PM to upgrade my slow mac mini.

    In prayer, Boris
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    For a few seconds, I thought 'How does he know? What sources does he have? What's going to happen?'

    Then I realised what day it is today... ;)
     
  7. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Likely to be flamed, but...

    ...what exactly makes tomorrow so special?
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm also really looking out for the Mac mini update also. There is a lot if updates that Apple has on their plate.
     
  9. epochblue macrumors 68000

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  10. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Any predictions or "dream" updates for the PB?
    I'd like to see a cup holder added,,, like HP laptops have...
     
  11. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Nano sized click wheel built in below the power button, more USB ports, bigger hard drives and matte black instead of aluminum silver. Oh and anything above 2.0 GHz :rolleyes:

    What!? You said dream!
     
  12. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    wow, that wouldn't be just an upgrade. thats like moving to a different universe :eek:

    i'm hoping for a dual 2.3 update as well. either to a simple dual core 2.3 or a dual dual core 2.3.

    either way, the old dual 2.3 should drop in price and i'll get one of those.
     
  13. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    Damn you said it!! the black would be rad as would the biggger HD, but we will see the bigger HD's in the next year or so...so dont worry
     
  14. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DREAM !
     
  15. OCOTILLO macrumors regular

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    Mac mini update.

    I will buy the updated Mac mini if it specs out as Think Secret says (1.5GHZ etc.). Then I will sell my 1.25GHZ mini w/512mb cheap to anyone in Houston, TX who is interested.
     
  16. themacman macrumors 6502

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    yeah same. It's crazy. The powerbooks arent so powerfull for the money right now.
     
  17. Fender macrumors regular

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    I'm guilty of visiting all the typical Mac sites today :D

    I'm hoping I'll wake up tomorrow and have an updated PB do wake up to.
     
  18. mddharma macrumors regular

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    Not doing every hour, but an insane amount of time in the last 4 weeks checking for a PB update. APPLE NEEDS TO PULL THE TRIGGER ON THE POWERBOOK UPDATE!
    :mad:
     
  19. Fender macrumors regular

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    Might be beyond Apple's control.
     
  20. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Probably, but Apple's a good scapegoat.

    Seriously though, I don't think Apple was exaggerating their frustrations with current processor suppliers. The G4 seems so terribly stalled with the bus speed remaining nearly laughably bad.

    The G5 was very advanced when it came out, but it can now only hold its own among high-end processors for certain tasks. Not to mention the fact that IBM was never able to make it smaller, cooler and less power-hungry for use in portables.

    I think (hope) Apple's product pipeline will move much faster once the era of Intel starts. I can imagine we'll also see MUCH more variety among the Macs, including actual choice of processor with built-to-order computers.
     
  21. Tera macrumors newbie

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    I am in the same boat as all of you...Since August...and especially since the week of the expo I have been refereshing every mac rumor site as well as the apple store every hour, if not more!!

    I have given myself the deadline of tomorrow, otherwise I am going for it and buying it....I already have all of my accessories...everything u can think of! I am way too excited and pumped for it!

    I will be dreaming tonight for something nice when I wake up Tuesday morning....PLEASEEEEEEEE
     
  22. Fender macrumors regular

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    You're not one of my split personalities, are you?

    I've got a Radtech slip-cover, Radtech screen protector, iKlear, AXIO hardshell backpack, the works!!!
     
  23. MacPassion macrumors member

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    What did you decide to get? If there is no update, I have no idea between the 12'' and the 15''...The 12'' is a bit too small/low resolution, but the 15'' is definitely overpriced for what it offers....
     
  24. Tera macrumors newbie

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    I am getting the 12 inch because it is the best for the purse! haha (I just bought the new slim cargo from www.acmemade.com) ...My university has wayyyyyy too many stairs just to get out of the parking lot and last year before I made the switch I had heavy Sony VIAO that I carried everywear and it killed my back. The 12 inch is so perfect. My bro has a 14"inch ibook and I brought it to school before and it is super nice but the desks keep getting smaller that I had to practically balance it myself. I am looking for something practical since I already have a great desktop...and if you have the apple display you can just plug in your 12 inch to with the cable so that you are using a cinema screen while working on your laptop. :)

    I hope to see an update, but I will buy it either way tomorrow..I am sick of waiting and stalling my happiness! :)
     

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