Will price drop on 15" PB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dr. J, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Dr. J macrumors member

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    I was wondering if they are going to discount the 15" Powerbook? Any ideas?
     
  2. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    they have a special... $1399 for a refurb 1.5 ghz 15" pbook.
     
  3. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    They are pretty much locked at their current price scheme. The only way you're going to get a discount is to buy an older or refurbished model.
     
  4. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I think prices should drop soon, just like the iMac G5's did. And soon after that, it'll be obselete.
     
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    yeah I'd keep an eye on refurbs for the next few weeks/months if your looking for a price drop.
     
  6. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    The current idea is to sell the 15" PowerBook "while supplies last". So, depending on how sales are going, you might see a discount, or you might see the 15" PowerBook disappear from the Apple Store. However, I don't think buying a refurbished model is a bad idea. I've only heard good things about it, and you get a decent discount.
     
  7. Dr. J thread starter macrumors member

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    A friend had to have a MBP, so he wants to sale me his 1month old 15" PB with apple care for $1700. Is this a good deal? I will mainly use this computer for writing. I do not run apps that would require the MBP. When you say obselete, do you mean that future applications will not run on the old chips? I am looking to make the switch, but I have to have a laptop.
     
  8. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    The 15" PowerBook G4 retails for $1999, so $1700 sounds like a good deal. You could always encourage your friend to go a little lower, but that's just my opinion. As for future software being obselete, you don't have to worry about this for a few years. All future software will be Univery Binary, meaning it will run natively on either a PowerPC or Intel Mac. Eventually future Mac applications will be built to run only on the Intel Macs, but like I said, this is at least a few years away, so no need to worry about it.

    Does that help?
     
  9. Dr. J thread starter macrumors member

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    That helps alot. I just need something to get me by for the next year and a half. If they can somehow get windows running on a future MBP, I will buy one. Most of the Law schools that I have looked into discourage the purchase of a Mac. The Pb also has 1gb, I priced it in the apple store and with the education discount the same PB was almost 2,200.
     

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