Why long ship time? other questions...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Badandy, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Badandy macrumors 68040

    Badandy

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    Hey everyone. Been reading these forums for a while now, and bit the bullet about two days ago. I decided to order a 12 inch 1.5 GHz Powerbook for $1099 on the Apple Site, which I think is a pretty good deal. I am going to use this until a Mac laptop comes out that will be perfect (13 inch macbook pro with Merom) and just to get acquainted with Apple.


    A few questions

    -I ordered the refurb Sunday, and its expected delivery date is March 2nd! I really wanted it sooner, but why is this so long? Do they sell the computers before they refurb them or something?

    -Since 10.4.5 came out, when I boot up the PB and get it on the net, will it do a free upgrade and download automatically?

    -Do you all think that the .mac membership is worth it? Are there any other alternatives?

    -I need a 1 GB stick of RAM for the Powerbook and I want to get a good stick for a good price. Can anyone link me?


    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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  3. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    As for 10.4.5, you should run Software Update (Apple menu > Software Update) to get it.
     
  4. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    In my opinion .mac is a waste of money. Take a look at the features it offers on the Apple website and decide if you can/will take advantage of them. I had it for a year and almost never used it, but your needs may be different.
     
  5. Badandy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow! $200 for 1GB RAM? That sure seems like a lot of money. I think I will go to my local Frys electronics, they might have it for less.


    Also, I just bought Office 2004 Student and Teacher edition, and I was wondering how it is installed using "drag and drop". I am a PC person, and I have no idea what the best way to install it is...


    Any other opinions on .mac? I don't know whether I can be on a PC and make new word documents and have it go to .mac which will be synced with my Powerbook?

    Is that possible?
     
  6. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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    Wow that does seem high. They were the cheapest place when I was looking for my Ibook. Sorry about that.
     

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