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Should I wait for G5 Powerbooks?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JonTheRvelator, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    I've already ordered a G4 but its taking awhile to ship to me.

    should I hold off and wait for the new G5 to come out?
  2. macrumors 601


    If you want a PowerBook, I'd say go ahead and get it now. The next update is likely several months away, and may not even be a G5 anyway.
  3. macrumors member

    like they might not change much in it?
  4. macrumors member

    does it take forever to ship from the apple online store?

    its almost been a week since I made my order and nothing has changed.
  5. macrumors 65816



    If you bought a none standard powerbook (eg bigger harddrive extra RAM) it can take up to a week or even more for them to build it (depending on how busy it is).

    You could wait for a G5, but that could be months still. Plus I wouldn't want a Rev. A of "the mother of all thermal challenges" :p Sounds like a portable grill to me!
  6. macrumors member

    so its pointless to wait then.

    thats cool.

    I just ordered the G4 15" with the 100gb hard drive and 128mb of RAM. Thats all I moded on the system. I ordered it on 04.19.05, they said it would ship by 04.22.05 and no it says on or before 04.28.05. So I don't know whats going on.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    probably delayed so you can get Tiger put on it.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Ditto. Apple is most likely holding your order so that you can get Tiger without having to pay the small free to receive it after you get your PowerBook.
  9. macrumors P6


    I think that you have made the best decision. Those that purchase the PowerBook G5 Rev. A will be product testers. At least you will have your PowerBook to enjoy.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Yea I would just keep the order. Powerbooks were updated back in January, so I wouldn't expect an update till around, ohhhhhh.....September, maybe. Even then it may not be a G5, but as wdlove said, the Rev As may have bugs in them that would be fixed in the Rev Bs. The Powerbook right now are in Rev D so you can be sure that's there are few flaws.
  11. macrumors member


    they told me I'd get a special website to go to so I could download it.

    Tiger will be pretty cool I guess, (I'm new to macs)
  12. macrumors 68040


    Where did you buy it? They probably said/meant that there was a special website where you could order the Tiger Up-to-date package and pay just shipping and handling (www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate). There are no legal downloads of Tiger for the general public.
  13. macrumors member

    I got it from apple.com
  14. macrumors P6


    Congratulations on your very wise decision. You will have a PowerBook that will provide great service.
  15. macrumors 68020

    I second that congratulations, I am thrilled with my Rev. D, there will always be a new model/idea on the horizon.
  16. macrumors 68040


    i suppose it just depends on how old you are, and how long you expect to live

    if your under 40 and expect to live till 80 then yes, i might be worth waiting because you might get a year or two years use out of it

    there at least 36 years away

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