Who here has bought a new Mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by topicolo, Aug 21, 2002.

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Who here has bought a new mac?

  1. I didn't buy anything new in the last 2 months

    19 vote(s)
    35.8%
  2. I bought a Tibook 667

    7 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. I bought a Tibook 800

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. I bought an iBook

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  5. I bought a 15" iMac

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  6. I bought a 17" iMac

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  7. I bought a 867Mhz Powermac

    4 vote(s)
    7.5%
  8. I bought a 1Ghz Powermac

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  9. I bought a 1.25 Ghz Powermac

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  10. I bought an emac

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    teabgs

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    #2
    Well, I've ordered the dual 1.25 PowerMac....so, I'm waiting for it....

    I technically did buy, yet I dont have it :( oh well, soon....

    BTW got a very good deal from Backtothemac ala General Cybernetics (you've seen the ads). give them a holler when you want your next mac, they got the goods at the good prices :D;)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    #3
    My next mac will probably be a laptop (either a Tibook or an ibook), but I'm trying to save up money for medical school right now so I don't think I'll be able to afford anything for the time being. I wonder if general cybernetics offers the apple educational discounts? that, and the free 512mb ram would be sweet :)
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    #4
    i basically changed my old setup. I had a pentium 500mhz laptop and replaced it with a 667 powerbook. And I replace my old G4 for a 17" Imac. Love that new 17" widescreen.

    I wanted to go for new powermac but I will wait until the next revision. I hope it gets to at least 1.6 or even 1.8.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    #5
    get the powerbook - it's more money but well worth it! plus you get a G4 that works best with jaguar. You'll love the tibook, for sure the best overall design and performace.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    #6
    i buy two macs a year. I just gota 867 and am waiting till jan or feb. for my next laptop
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    #7
    do you do that with your own money, or is it on a company budget? 2 macs a year for your house would be crazy :). Where would you put the stuff after 5 years worth of macs? I can only dream...
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    Titanium Dualie

    I'm holding out for the dual processor Titanium!
    Hope that comes out some day. :)

    In the meantime, I'm pushing my iBook to its potential these days, and just added an external 80GB firewire drive.

    Getting ready to sell my B&W G3 400 w/ 768MB RAM. Any ideas on the best place to sell that? Ebay?
     
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    Backtothemac

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    #9
    Top,

    The only people that can offer educational discounts on Apples is Apple. They are very strick on this point with resellers. Thanks for the props tea.

    How is the GF's iBook? Snappy?

    :)
     
  10. macrumors member

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    #10
    just bought a 17" iMac. should be getting it here soon, today.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    gosh.. is this the first poll since polls have been re-enabled..

    :rolleyes:

    teheheheeehehehe
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    #12
    It seems that university/college computer stores sell the comps with the discount tho.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    #13
    i ordered a dual gig with the expected shipping windpw pf 3-5 days, it has now been 8 days and it hasnt even shipped. The rep i talked to said not only that it hadnt shipped, but that it hadnt even begun to be assembled yet, and that i might not get it until after LABOR DAY!:mad:
     
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    i picked up a QS dual 1ghz after the price drop...just couldn't wait any longer and i'm a little skeptical of the new transitional G4's...a huge jump up from my g3 233 which has been a rock-solid workhorse since i bought it in 1997.

    i really like the new case design though-a nice homage to the muscle-car era.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    #15
    polls?

    howdy,
    maybe I can post now...
    Been tryin' ever since I was forced to sign up back during the NY expo.

    Anyway, is there a post limit on who can use the polls? I've never been able to use one (this one included).

    - Bert

    ( Don't own a Mac per-say but I do have a barrel of fun with Darwin x86 on my PC's at home and work :cool: )
     
  16. macrumors member

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    #16
    I ordered a PM DP867Mhz. It should be getting here today, so as of right now, I'm changing my signature.
     
  17. macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

    #17
    Anyone got $2000 for a new powermac they want to spare? My iMac CRT 700mhz is starting to feel slow........

    (Steals jrbohorquezg's pants);)
     
  18. Moderator emeritus

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    #18
    Not enough choices

    I bought my dual 800 in June, but you didn't give me a choice to vote for that. :(

    Anyway, as usual, my timing is perfect and it's been eclipsed by the bottom of the new line. :D It's fast anyway, so I don't care so much that it's not the fastest.
     
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    teabgs

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    #19
    hehe...no problem man...Mr. Macrumors hookup! ;)

    The GF's iBook is great...she loves it, got it earlier today...She's next tome on it setting up some preferences and such to make it as customized to her as she can.....then we gotta d/l some shareware etc...


    Thanks again man!
     
  20. thread starter macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    #20
    Re: Not enough choices

    Yeah, I tried to add more options, but the poll's maximum limit is 10 so there :p :D
     
  21. macrumors member

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    #21

    some of them I buy with my money
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    #22
    If I'm going to drop 7-10k on a new machine, I want something more than 25 times faster than what I have now. So I'll be waiting for the next gen processor - get the fastest available, 2-3 LCD displays (hoping for wide format 19")

    This won't happen until 2003, is my guess. And if the Power4 comes in, it might even be 50 to 100 times the speed of a 450 G4 (I hope they come out with a quad)

    So that's my dream/plan. Come talk to me in 6 months....

    D
     
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    teabgs

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    #23
    damn duke.....10k? I wish....I just dropped a bunch and once I get all the goodies I want to add on it'll prolly get to around 8-9k.....well, ok maybe 10k....sheesh

    Though its replacing a 6500, so its gonna be a lot more then a 25% upgrade...

    Also, speaking of peripherals....hows the Contour Shuttle Pro working out?
     

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