Macbook: Buy or Wait?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Pluckie, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Pluckie macrumors member

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    I sold my iBook G4 in anticipation of the macbook last December. I have a PowerMac G5 and have been planning on getting a macbook for school. However, by the time they released them the school year was pretty much over. So, now I am currently trying to figure when to buy one...

    School starts mid September. I could buy one now with the iPod deal (or on amazon). All I really need is the low end model. Is there any reason to wait? I don't think we'll see an update in August. Would it be worth it to wait for leopard in december (or is it jan?)?

    What I would really like is for them to get rid of the black premium... Do you think there's any chance of that? I'd love a low end black macbook...
     
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Just buy it, I don't think there's any reason to wait. Another release is going to take a while.
     
  3. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    yeah, i`ll second that. MB have just released. I dont see an upgrade before Nov06 at best. It might just be Jan 07 before we get next revision of MacNooks IMHO.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    However, if you can wait that long, you'll probably get a macbook with Leapord and a major lacking of problems (mooing, whine, etc)
    That's what I'm doing.
     
  5. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    My only hesitation right now would be the yellowing of the palm rests. It seems like many people are having this happen and it is apparently not reversible. This of course wouldn't affect the black model
     
  6. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Just get it now with the free printer and ipod promotion. You cant go wrong...especially if your just getting the baseline. My mom just ordered a macbook, with the printer and ipod deal (im getting the ipod :D )
     
  7. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Get it now, otherwise you'll be waiting forever for the next model to come out.
     
  8. netdog macrumors 603

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    It appears that about 3/4s of us who bought the Rev A MacBooks have experienced no issues, and stand at the ready for Leopard in January. In the meantime, we'll be enjoying these lovely machines, thank you.

    Buy it. If it has an issue, swap it. If you are really concerned, just buy it at your local Apple Store.

    Vroom vroom!
     
  9. sunfast macrumors 68020

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  10. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    My guess says atleast 19out20 people dont have issues with MB. And as far as satisfaction is concerned, I m sure more than 99% MB owners are satisfied with their MBs even if it has a couple of issues or not. Nnone of the Mb issues are really major. And incase something really bothers you, then simply swap it.
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    :confused: :confused: :confused: This is the first i've heard of this.

    The palm rests are the same as on the ibooks and don't discolor very easily at all... and if they do, Mr. Clean's magic eraser fixes 'em. :)

    I think 19 out of 20 problem-free is wishful thinking. But I absolutely agree with the second part of your statement. My macbook has a very quiet processor whine, but I'm extremely satisfied with it anyway. It's still probably the best mac I've ever owned (for the time)
     
  12. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Have you bought it yet??...what are you waiting for go do it!!!
     
  13. Pluckie thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the responses. I'm thinking I'll probably order one in the next few weeks. All I have to do is decide if I'm going to bite the bullet and get the black one...
     

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