New Macs & Airport / BT ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Apple Corps, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    I was planning on purchasing one of the new stock Powermacs from a local retailer. However - I am reading that you can not add the Apple Airport Extreme cards as in previous models. The "old" AE card will not work and the new card is a combo AE/BT and does not appear in the Apple store wireless for purchase :eek:

    Anyone gone through any additional research on this topic yet?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    The new PowerMacs (and some of the other current systems) apparetly use a single Airport Extreme + Bluetooth 2.0 module.

    So the old Airport Extreme cards will not fit.
     
  3. Apple Corps thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Does anybody know if that module is available for purchase / consumer installation? I am trying to avoid a CTO purchase through Apple because of the requirements to repair a CTO computer if it is defective versus a starightforward and quick "swap" should you buy through a retailer (not a CTO). That is what is behind my question.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Remember anything bought in a CTO configuration would be covered under AppleCare (if you buy it).

    Also, remember people who get bad machines complain loudly and so there may not be as much of an issue as it seems to be.
     
  5. Apple Corps thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Bear - We have generally had great luck in our MANY Apple purchases - our one defective machine was swapped out by COMPUSA in about 3 minutes - no repair hassles or delays - important because we run our business on it. Given that this is a rev A machine - well, probably a bit of caution on the purchase avenue :rolleyes:

    I might just place the order and hope that the Quad will be another "no problem" winner for us.
     

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