Mouse depressed on MacBook Buy Now button. Then moved away... Why???

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by applemax, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

    applemax

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    #1
    Well, because this arrived in my inbox just as I was about to enter my address. A friend sent this to me. Now, should I hold of buying a MacBook? Now I know that half of you are gonna come up with the classic, "If you need one, get one. If you don't - don't!" line. Well - maybe. But my laptop (G4 12inch 867Mhz Combo) is getting pretty old now and even though it isn't needed, I could certainly do with an upgrade. So, you decide the fate of my G4. It either lives, or it - just, I dunno, doesn't get used for a bit. :D

    Here's the article:

    http://www.newtechspy.com/articles06/macbookfingerlcds.html

    Cheers
     
  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Location:
    UK
  3. AJBMatrix macrumors 6502

    AJBMatrix

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Location:
    Athens, Georgia
    #3
    If you need it get it, if you don't need it then don't :D

    Had to be a smart &$$. But seriously, it really comes down to do you want to wait and how important is this next step to you? Because there is always going to be something better coming "Next Tuesday" and if it is that important to you on what is comming a year down the road then you will always be waiting.
     
  4. jacobj macrumors 65816

    jacobj

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003
    Location:
    Jersey
    #4
    Now the reality of the claim has to be debated in the first place. I don't really believe it, but there's a little voice in my head that reminds me that Steve Jobs is famed for his hatred on the function keys. Now, the only thing to consider, do you really need that? I mean talk about on the 'Nice to Have but Not Essential' list.
     
  5. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

    mmmcheese

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    #5
    This is not exactly new technology. Toshiba released pretty much the same thing 4 years ago on some of their desktop replacement notebooks. It's a gimmick at best.
     
  6. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #6
    I am a believer in ''Never judge a book by it's cover...'' but that website is awful.

    Rich.
     
  7. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

    dan-o-mac

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    #7
    Do you really want to wait "as early as January 2007" if it is true, for those features?
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

    generik

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    Location:
    Minitrue
    #8
    Moving your mouse button away is nothing, once I actually clicked on the button, only to come back in a day and cancel the order :D
     
  9. Krevnik macrumors 68030

    Krevnik

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    #9
    Touche... satire is the bastard step-child of wit. ;)
     
  10. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
  11. macaddicted macrumors regular

    macaddicted

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Down on Copperline...
    #11
    They recessed the buttons? Aw come on! I was looking for more of that indiscriminate wacky full from my laptop while I was typing. I hoped for experiences beyond just jumping randomly from line to line, giving me those lovely red squiggles in Word. For a brief shining moment the possibility of whole new applications or actions sprouting forth as though they were sent from on high lay before me. Now that hope is dashed.

    Geez, Apple is really taking all the joy out of the computing experience.
     
  12. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Location:
    Cascadia
    #12
    Yeah, that's a bit goofy. Interesting concept, but I just don't see it being all that useful.

    As for the upgrade? That's exactly what I'm doing. I'll let you know how happy I am with the difference in a week. (By my estimate, the MBP should be the same speed or slightly faster on PPC apps than my 867MHz PowerBook, and totally blow away my PB on native apps.)
     

Share This Page