I wouldn't reconsider. While it's several months old, it's still an excellent buy, and you won't see any sort of major revision to it any time soon. This is for two major reasons:Originally posted by mnkeybsness
should people reconsider buying ibooks then?? like me??
Number 2 is essentially the argument that the iBook is a little too good for its pricetag. At 1299 (or 1499, etc. for higher models), it competes very well with the TiBook, lacking only the larger screen and G4 processor. But, to Joe Blow consumer, the G4 may not matter, especially when he sees 500 Mhz on a $1299 computer and 400 Mhz on a $2199 computer...and if he's in a store, while the iBook screen will appear certainly small, it's also brighter and crisper.Originally posted by mnkeybsness
i don't think i understand number 2 of that last post
Your odds are slim at best. The simple reason is that you'd have to see a major change to the PowerBook before you see much of a change to the iBook. Think about it -- the iBook already competes incredibly with the PowerBook -- same memory configuration, basic HD capacity, etc. You can even have a built-in burner on the iBook, putting it *ahead* of the PowerBook...not to mention that by pure Mhz ratings, the iBook is listed as a faster computer (and, at some tasks, is).Originally posted by Jaze
I 'd like to see a revamped iBook in the Fall. I've been waiting to buy one until they work out the kinks, but it seems to have been fairly kink-free (popping keys notwithstanding). I'm leaving the country for a few months at the beginning of January, and really wanted to take one with me. I'm fine with my old Wall St. powerbook and my iMac for the time being, but I can't decide whether or not to jump now or take the plunge.
What do people here think: any chance that there'll be a revamped/retooled iBook which I could be clutching in my sweaty little paws before January 6th?