New Powerbook Buyers... Sound off!!!!!

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  1. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

    invaLPsion

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    I ordered my new powerbook this morning. It says it should ship on or before 4/27. Has anyone had their powerbook ship yet? What does it say for your shipping? What are the specs of your new powerbook? :)
     
  2. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    you ordered an amazing machine! my G5 is still better :p hahaha [/evil laugh]

    Still good choice! I doubt anyone has had theirs ship yet! Being so soon after coming out... are they even in Apple stores yet?
     
  3. invaLPsion thread starter macrumors 65816

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    LOL.

    Yea you probably have mine beat.... but does it have a backlit keyboard?:D (seriously, I could type with that keyboard for hours and not get bored)

    I was waiting for a new G5 but when I saw this I just had to have it. I am very excited!
     
  4. Snarf macrumors newbie

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    My first Mac, and my first laptop. 15" Powerbook w/ superdrive, 128MB VRAM, 80GB HD @ 5400. I stuck with the 2x256MB memory config so I'll throw some more in once my bank account recovers a bit. Just over $2600 after tax with edu discount. I can hardly wait! This semester should be over just in time for me to play with it! :D
     
  5. invaLPsion thread starter macrumors 65816

    invaLPsion

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    My powerbook still hasn't shipped...

    The ship time for my powerbook is on or before 4/27. Has anybody's shipped yet? Is there an extra BTO time or will it really ship before that date?
     
  6. belf8st macrumors member

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    I ordered my new 12" on the 20th and received and estimated ship date of 4/29.
    What vendor did you order through? did you order through apple directly?

    In the past i've purchased my apple machines through apple, but the last few times have been real let downs. I chose to purchase my last machine and this machine through amazon. They've got a 30 day no questions asked refund and plus i avoided state tax.
     
  7. raiste macrumors member

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    I ordered mine (15" BTO) on 4/19 @ 9:15am (EST).

    My order says it will ship "on or before 4/26". :(

    I wish it were sooner.

    Does anybody know where they build the BTOs?
     
  8. entropy1980 macrumors regular

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    Taiwan.
     
  9. mrviga macrumors member

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    I ordered my 17" on the 19th too, and my ship date says on or before the 26th as well, although the man I spoke to at Apple told me that it will more then likely ship before then. I dont want to get anybody's hopes up though. :D One thing you might want to check is the price of your books. For those that bought the 15" SD with the one DIMM, 128mb video memory, and the 5200RPM drive, its only about $100 more for the same config. as a 17". You may want to change your order if you would rather have a 17" and dont mind the "bulk." Just a heads up! :)
     
  10. taylor1725 macrumors newbie

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    i too ordered my first mac! PB 15 w/o, 5400rpm and the single 512 stick...can't wait to get it. ordered it from my school (has a mac store!) and they said it would arrive may 3 (ordered it on the 19th). I guess that's consistent with a ship-out date of the 27th right? i dunno.
     
  11. Acoustica macrumors member

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    Shipping on or before 4/26

    Specs are in my sig. :)
     
  12. raiste macrumors member

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    I just received my notification that my 15'' PB is shipping! :)

    It left Shanghai at 5:37 (EST) this morning. Well, actually it said that it missed the Fedex cutoff time, so it hasn't actually left there yet.

    Oh yeah, I ordered mine 9:18 am (EST) on 4/19.
     
  13. Bear macrumors G3

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    Standard config or BTO? And if it was BTO, what did you order?
     
  14. raiste macrumors member

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    BTO. I added the 128Mb video card and the 5400RPM harddrive to a 15", 1.5MHz Powerbook. :)
     
  15. denm316 macrumors 6502

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    has anyone picked up a new 12inch or even a 15inch for that matter at an Apple Store???
     
  16. entropy1980 macrumors regular

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    I know i am dying to hear more about the 12" how much does that .33 Ghz and faster bus make?
     
  17. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure 5400rpm is going to help a 1.5Mhz processor. Perhaps the CPU will be the bottleneck. :)
     
  18. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Wow I know about the megahertz myth, but I had a 8088 that ran at 8 MHz back around 1990. :D
     
  19. Acoustica macrumors member

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    Just got my shipping confirmation (well, just as in 2:30am when I was fast asleep!) and it said it missed the cutoff as well, my estimated date of delivery is the 26th, four more days of agony! :D
     
  20. entropy1980 macrumors regular

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    When did you order?
     
  21. invaLPsion thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone had their BTO 17 inch powerbook ship yet? I still have an estimated date of 4/27 here. I hope they will be building the 17 inchers now that the BTO 15s are shipping. Please? :)

    I ordered my powerbook 7AM CDT on the morning of the 20th.
     
  22. raiste macrumors member

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    Hah, Hah! :)

    I was so excited that it was finally shipping I must have had a brain lapse.

    Of course it's a 1,500,000,000 Hz PB. ;)
     
  23. Acoustica macrumors member

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    I ordered over the phone around 11am PST on Monday.

    Quick Update: Right now it's sitting in Shanghai, China waiting to be flown over to who knows where in the US then grounded up to Washington, would be nice if it flew right into Sea-Tac Intl. :)
     
  24. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Yeah, any Australian's ordered a 17" and got a shipping date? I wonder if its going to be 7 weeks like Europe
     
  25. belf8st macrumors member

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    I ordered my new 12" powerbook on tuesday the 20th from amazon. just got confirmation that it shipped today via ups next day air. Should be here tomorrow morning! :)
     

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