13" MacBook 2.0... Do I wait, or do I buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vandal138, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. vandal138 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2006
    So I've recently got this idea in my head that i need(want) a macbook all of a sudden. I know that Apple is constantly releasing new products and I always get burned by not waiting for a better product. So my question is .. Should I wait to get one or should I just get one now? I've heard rumours of a 64 bit macbook (maybe) comming out around august or september...

    Im totally clueless here, what do you fellas think?
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    If you need it right now, buy it right now. I do not think the Macbook will get any major revisions aside from a few small things here and there since it is mostly brand new.

    You can also do a search, many people ask this question! :p
  3. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I second what the previous poster said. The good time to buy a computer is when you need it. I am itching to get a new gig with intel chip; but, I decided to wait for the next (hopefully better reliability with the next OS) train until next year. It seems the current rev A products from Apple have been riddled with some types of problems I can do without. If you check the web forums on the user experience, you would get the feel on the machine before you put down your own money. I have done this for all of my computer purchases (or any other major purchases). There are many early adopters and I usually learn from their successes and, more likely, their mistakes.
  4. T-Stex macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2006
    If you need or want the MacBook now, then get it. I definitely was not dissapointed. I've got a flawless black MacBook, and couldn't be happier. As far as the rumors that there will be a 64-bit MacBook, as of right now, they're just rumors. There might be a Merom-powered MacBook in September, or it may never reach the MacBook, for all anyone here knows. What it comes down to is if you need a computer, get it, and if you don't, then wait. There's always going to be something great on the horizon, and if you wait for one thing, you might as well wait for the next.
  5. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    I've got a flawless white 1.83 Macbook.

    Get it. It's very fast, even with 512 RAM. :D
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    the only reason to *maybe* hold off is so that apple has time to work out all the defects. I have both the whine and the moo, and it's really annoying.

    But IMO it's going to be a long time until the macbook is updated. November is my guess.
  7. vandal138 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2006
    Thanks guys, you've been a great help.
    No I don't really need a macbook right now, I was just thinking of getting one for the hell of it. I've always wanted a laptop and now that I can run windows XP on it, I don't have an excuse not to get one. (someone please tell my why I should not buy one and save $1600,+ ipod rebate)

    I also read rumours of that Memrom thingy going into making a macbook pda like product... ill definetly have my eye on that one too..
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    As others have stated, if you really need/want a new laptop now, then I would have no qualms about purchasing the current revision of the MacBook. :)

    Good point. :)

    That sounds about right QCassidy352.
  9. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    If you need it, get it. Macbooks are not so bad.

    If you wait, then wait for merom. Then wait for Santa Rosa. Then wait for who knows whats next. :)
  10. Bern macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004
    I bought a white 2Ghz MacBook to replace my last revision 12" Powerbook. I do digital art, web design and digital music. I have not regretted my purchase. The current MB is great, so if you want it now get it now (like I tell every post that asks this question). Otherwise you could wait for ever for the latest and greatest.
  11. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    I say get it:)

    I got a flawless 2Ghz white MB, no "mooing" no whining etc:)

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