Decisions, Decisions (12" PowerBook or wait and see)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iShane, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. iShane macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2006
    New York -> SF
    Okay so,

    I'm having a bit of an ordeal and I need some help on decision making. Okay so I've been planning to buy a 12" PowerBook for quite a while now and I'm now prepared to. But what the problem is, is that in about 13 days I'll be going to Gettysburg for a class trip (March 29-30) and supposidly New Macs will be coming out sometime around there. Now I really want a laptop for this trip but I also want to wait and see what they come out with (New iPod, iBook etc.) But if I come back and they have made new iPods then the value of mine would go down so I wouldn't be able to sell it for as much as I could before Gettysburg.

    Now here are my choices: Wait until after Gettysburg and see what they have and take the risk of losing value on my items that I would have to sell.


    I could buy one before Gettysburg and then take the risk of buying an older laptop when I could just have boughten a (New) iBook instead if they come out with Intel ones.

    Tell me what you think please.
  2. the Helix macrumors regular

    the Helix

    Sep 16, 2003

    Just wait.
    Better to suffer now and be glad later, than to be temporarily happy and then miserable for the rest of the time you own the iBook.
  3. ieani macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2006
    the states for now
    I really wanted a laptop for a trip to florida but as hard as it was decided to wait and see what was released at macworld(as hard as it was). Im very glad I did. Not only were the macbook pros announced, but I was too busy on my trip doing things to ever use a laptop.
  4. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2005
    Why would you need a laptop on your class trip. Enjoy life and what adventures you want to have their. You don't need to be tethered to the internet/Macrumors. Imagine people not even 10 years ago when laptops were much rarer.

    From Geek Culture
  5. m-dogg macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2004
    Wait. It's a 2 day class trip. I doubt it would be the end of the world if you didn't have a PB with you (though the ladies do love the PB's ;) )

    I'm actually in the same boat as you right now. I love the 12" PB (even if it is 'old tech') but will wait to see what/if anything gets released in around 4/1 before I proceed.
  6. iShane thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2006
    New York -> SF

    HAHAHAHHA! That got a good laugh out of me! Yea, I'll just wait. :D :)
  7. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    Laptops are great to have, but I always feel an obligation to be sitting at mine when I have it with me. Just go on the trip and enjoy life - computers are NOT the only things out there.
  8. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    1) Don't buy now
    2) Think about if you really need a laptop at all on this trip
    3) Rent one if you really need it now

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