Goodbye ibook; powerbook time

Mood

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i think i'm going to spring for the 12 inch powerbook instead of the 12 inch ibook.

if i get a stock 12 inch powerbook, and i don't like it (like it has dead pixels or something), can i return it since it's not BTO (built to order).

also what comes in the box.
 

wdlove

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Being able to return the PowerBook would be a decision made an individual basis. With respect to a dead pixel, it would probably have to be more than four. Why are you thinking about the need for a return?
 

dcv

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Mood said:
i think i'm going to spring for the 12 inch powerbook instead of the 12 inch ibook.

if i get a stock 12 inch powerbook, and i don't like it (like it has dead pixels or something), can i return it since it's not BTO (built to order).

also what comes in the box.
yes there is a 14 day return policy but believe me, you won't want to return it!
 

Mood

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if its a stock model, is there a 10 percent restocking fee or do you have 30 days to return it.

(just in case the pixels piss me off)
 

ITASOR

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From my understanding, you have to pay the 10% restock only if you return it. If you "exchanged" it for an iBook (money back) or put it towards another Mac, you don't have to pay anything.
 

dcv

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Mood said:
if its a stock model, is there a 10 percent restocking fee or do you have 30 days to return it.

(just in case the pixels piss me off)
I bought a stock 12" pb from the apple store on regent st (london) rather than online as i thought it would be easier just in case i needed to return it for any reason - plus it saves the week long wait while it's shipped from china!

the deal (in the UK anyway) is 14 days. no restocking fee. i made sure of that when i bought it. i'm guessing that the 14 day policy stems from the US so imagine that it would be the same for you, as virtually all other UK retailers have a 28 day returns policy.
 

Koodauw

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Youll be very happy with a PB, although i know the iBook following is fierce.

As for dead pixels, I just bought a Pb at the Apple store, and it had one stuck pixel. It was bright green. I took in and complained, and they said it had to have 3-4 within a certain area to be considered "defective" however, they would exchange it once for me, and hopefully the new would be be stuck/dead pixel free.

Luckily it was. Had it been a BTO, I think I would of been out of luck. But idk. I would of been one pissed customer if I had been stuck with a bad pixel.
 

JzzTrump22

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The chances of you getting a bunch of dead pixels is highly unlikely. Do yourself a favor and just do a quick check for pixels, don't look really hard and try to find them because once you find them and know where they are, it will piss you off everytime you use your machine. So don't try and look for them. If you get dead pixels, chances are it will only be 1.
 

japasneezemonk

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If you order online (as was my experience), you will have to incur the restocking fee. I wasn't able to get around this, I had to pay a restocking fee because i had already opened the box. According to Apple "customer service," they don't do exchanges. So i had to return and then buy again. :(
 

cooknwitha

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I was part of the iBook waiting fraternity but cracked and got a Powerbook and I can tell you now, even if iBooks were updated tomorrow, I still wouldn't care. That's not to say the iBook is a bad machine, it's great, but there's nothing about the Powerbook that I dislike.
 

asqy

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I was playing with a stock powerbook 12 inch today. Rather annoyed that there is a MS word typing lag...:(

Do I need a bloody double g5 powermac to run ms word without ANY typing lag. Sure its only minimal on powermac but it sure it annoying.
 

aviationwiz

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asqy said:
I was playing with a stock powerbook 12 inch today. Rather annoyed that there is a MS word typing lag...:(

Do I need a bloody double g5 powermac to run ms word without ANY typing lag. Sure its only minimal on powermac but it sure it annoying.
Any machine will have typing lag if you catch it at a bad time. I think you just happened to use it when it decided to take a break.
 

asqy

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aviationwiz said:
Any machine will have typing lag if you catch it at a bad time. I think you just happened to use it when it decided to take a break.

It seems to be a common trait with MS Word for mac. It has typing lag. The only machine that does not have typing lag is the G5 was a gig of ram.

MS Word is so bloated that it lags on the G4's. Terribly annoying. Barely usuable if you type at a decent click. My desktop is an old P4 1.9 with 512ram and typing lag does not exist AT ALL on ms word. Coming from that to macs with word is a real shocker.

I was hoping hat the powerbook 1.5 g4 would cope with word seamlessly. However it lags just the slightest bit when I type. Very very annoying after a little while. Every mac except the g5 does this.

...and when you are a student looking for a fully featured word processor (please don't suggest text edit) that is needed to write proper university papers MS word on any of the apple g4's is annoyingly slow. Even on the 'power' book. I'm sure this will be adressed when the mactel powerbook/ibooks come out. But it I choose to purchase a latop this uni session it will not be an apple for that reason.

It's a real pity because I really like OSX and the design of apple products. Maybe another time I guess. the fact that I actually hang around this forum shows how much I wanted an apple laptop. But alas I'm coming to terms with the inability of word to run well on g4 apples. I know there are other alternatives to MS Word for mac However i prefer word for seamlessness.

:( Sad