Advices needed

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by ang8385, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. ang8385 macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Is now the right time to replace my iBook G3 600 with powerbook ???
    Advices needed.....thankx.....

    If so, what options should i choose ??
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    What is your budget, and what do you do - or want to do - with your Mac?
  3. ang8385 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    My budget is the 12 inch powerbook, im a uni student who want to use it for at least 3 years. Is this the right time or a new revision will coming out.
  4. apple2991 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2004
    Buy now.

    Now is probably the best time to buy a new powerbook. A revision may be coming out sometime in early 2005, but it is generally a bad idea to buy first-generation laptops from Apple. The G4 powerbooks, for example, had a lot of problems that have since been worked out. So you will probably be waiting at least another year if you want a stable and reliabile G5 powerbook.

    Also, the 12 inch G4 is a beautiful machine. The price is low enough now that, with your student discount, you can get a 12 inch PB and an iPod (with the cram and jam deal) for about $1400. Oh, yeah, you said you're a student? If you buy now, you'll also qualify for Cram and Jam.

    The G4 powerbooks have been revised and refined, as well as undergone some price changes. Now they are perfectly ripe for the buying.

    As for features, what exactly is your budget?
  5. MikeLaRiviere macrumors regular

    May 25, 2004
    Supposedly a G5 PowerBook won't come out for a while, according to Apple. I just bought a G4 PowerBook and it's great. Knowing myself, I doubt that I'll hang onto it for three years. It will, however, serve me well for however long I keep it.

    If you want something for the next three years, I'd recommend a G5 tower, simply because it's the most advanced product Apple makes, and it's upgradeable. Of course they're very expensive, but if you consider that you won't be replacing it for a while, you might be able to justify the price.

    Mike LaRiviere
  6. ang8385 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    what's cram and jam ?? by the way, im gonna buy in Australia
  7. Finiksa macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2003
    It's a discount program when buying an iPod and iBook or Powerbook. In Australia it's called "Work to your own beat" with a AU$150 saving.
  8. ang8385 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    alright then, i think i just get the powerbook without iPod
  9. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    stupid apple, nobody works in australia!
  10. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    Get it with the iPod then sell the iPod on eBay for profit. Unless that is a violation of the student discount. :confused:

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