Advice on next weeks purchase.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by merlynhome, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. merlynhome macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2005

    So next week is going to be a major week for me, one way or another i will be ordering my first Mac. I have had my eye on a laptop for months and the funds are now avalible, i like many others am just waiting to see wether I will be purchasing a new intel ibook/powerbook or an excisting modol. i am not overly warried if there are no new modols but if tuesday does bring soming special i will want to buy the best i possibly can, however i have a few concerns in regards to software.

    i take it that the new ilife 06 will already be able to work fine in the new systems but i will need to purchase microsoft office for compatability reasons. will this run on a intel mac, if not how long before they release one that does.

    My one vice is football manager which i love, the game disc already comes configured for pc/mac but what about intel mac and again will Sports Interactive be providing for me in the future.

    simple questions thant i need help with


  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    But it may not run well.....That yet to be seen. Also they may announce new intel macs, but they may not ship for a couple months.
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    I've always seen that as a dumb move because everyone will be waiting for them to ship and not buy the PPC ones in return losing Apple money.
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Yes i would agree with you on that. They should ship the day of.
  5. JimmyDTU macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2005
    Like Merlynhome, I'll be purchasing my first Mac this week as well, although I have my heart set on a 12" iBook g4, and just want to take advantage of a possible price drop. Here's my question...
    Will the (possible) announcement also drive down the price of refurbished iBooks on the online Apple Store? I want to buy refurbed and am wondering if I should even bother waiting while they might be in stock in the next couple days.
  6. combatcolin macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2004
    Northants, UK
  7. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2005
    If they do release new iBooks they may or may not have the old ones for sale as refurbs. Depends totally on their inventory.:cool:

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