New Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by batman123, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. batman123 macrumors regular

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    is there going to be a revised macbook by September 21st? Because i am planning to switch for school, but i just cant wait any longer than this.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Highly doubtful, the Macbook just came out. Wait until the Paris Expo if you can, otherwise you wont have any regrets buying one now.
     
  3. batman123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont want to buy an apple laptop now because i have heard that there is a massive callback because of overheating batteries...what?:eek:
     
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  5. NextTuesday macrumors member

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    I say go for it, just buy the MacBook. I'm sure others echo my words, the MacBook is a great machine and is more than enough for the average user... Unless your a Motion Graphics Artist or a Gamer....
     
  6. Jomoma macrumors regular

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    I just bought one, so I'm fairly comfortable that there isn't going to be an update. But if there was it wouldn't be the end of the world, you still would have an awesome computer, and it'll be updated eventually while you own it -- this one or the next.
     
  7. batman123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    phew! well thats okay then :D
    i need to run windows on the macbook, what is the best option, parallelz or bootcamp. consider that i am not going to be gaming etc, i jsut need to run windows programmes such as Access. any ideas? :eek:
     
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    Are you going to Drexel by any chance?
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Parallels is probably a better option, since to run windows applications you don't have to reboot into Windows like you do if you use BootCamp.
     
  10. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    what about http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/ they have a 60 day beta and a discounted buy price. its cheaper than either parallels or boot camp, I'v downloaded it but haven't got a chance to use it.
     
  11. scanlanlee macrumors member

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    It's good - I use MS office and the performance is dire. I have used crossover on Linux and as long as you didn't try anything to odd all the win apps did work.:)

    I loaded office xp as a trial and the install was clean - everything works, takes about the same amount of time to start as Excel normally does , but was much more responsive once it was working.

    I will say that it is really a windows app, and boy does it look sad on a Mac!

    Hope that helps:D
     

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