Just bought a Powerbook..

silversyren

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feel vaguely ill..

My first Mac, my first laptop.. my first time spending this much of my own money.

Powerbook 15" DL Superdrive, 1.67ghz, 1.5 gb..

ugh.. I just woke up (yes, I'm a college student, I did just wake up at 3:00 in the afternoon) and buying a laptop first thing isn't quite the best feeling!

I do have a question I hope you guys can answer for me.. if you've read this far in my whining. ;)

AppleCare -- is there some page that lists what they will cover and what they won't? If I extend AppleCare than if I drop it, spill water on it, etc.. am I covered or do they only cover things like hard drive failure, etc?
 

MovieCutter

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How much did you spend on the PB? AppleCare only covers defects and failures. Spilling a beer on your keyboard and other accidental damage (falling from dorm/apartment window/stupid drunk roommate throws laptop into pool to see if it floats) isn't covered...:cool:
 

AlBDamned

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silversyren said:
feel vaguely ill..

can answer for me.. if you've read this far in my whining. ;)

AppleCare -- is there some page that lists what they will cover and what they won't? If I extend AppleCare than if I drop it, spill water on it, etc.. am I covered or do they only cover things like hard drive failure, etc?
Why, what have you done to it?
 

silversyren

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Haha!

Hey, I'm that elusive good college student.. I definitely don't have to worry about dorm living.

I don't have the Powerbook just -- JUST bought it and it'll be on its way to me soon. I have until Feb 2007 to extend AppleCare and I'm wondering if it's worth it.

Does Apple not offer anything like Accidental Coverage? My cousin's been through many a Dell laptop, all covered after she dumped water all over them.
 

Acehigh

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How much did you pay for it... But probably should buy apple care. Also can you still get applecare.

www.apple.com/support
put in your serail number and make sure the laptop isnt over a year old but i doubt it since the 1.67 came out less then a year ago with DL super drive.

whats the res of the monitor?
 

Acehigh

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I think if you paid with American Express it will cover if you drop it out of a moving car. No Joke lol

Also i think they add addtional year of coverage. I do not have one so i am not 100% sure.
 

Acehigh

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Never mind
$1300 on ebay....
14.95 shipping not bad lol


15.2" widescreen LCD display
1440 x 960 resolution
1.67GHz PowerPC G4 Processor
1512MB memory PC2-4200 DDR
80GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Slot-load 8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
128MB DDR video memory
Full-size, backlit keyboard
Gigabit Ethernet
USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 & 800
Dual link DVI
Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger
 

silversyren

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Ooh, I forgot about credit cards covering my stuff. I have Visa and they definitely have some sort of protection plan.. thanks!

The res is 1440 x 960 resolution so it's the latest version Powerbook befopre the MacBook Pro came out, I'm thinking. I paid 1300$ for it off ebay. :)

Great price if it isn't a scam. If it is, thank god for Visa zero liability.
 

Acehigh

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silversyren said:
Ooh, I forgot about credit cards covering my stuff. I have Visa and they definitely have some sort of protection plan.. thanks!

The res is 1440 x 960 resolution so it's the latest version Powerbook befopre the MacBook Pro came out, I'm thinking. I paid 1300$ for it off ebay. :)

Great price if it isn't a scam. If it is, thank god for Visa zero liability.

It is a fair price... If I were you I would wait and just buy a macbook if they do come out on tuesday or get a used macbook pro i see them for $1600 or so... Do you have a laptop/computer now?
 

silversyren

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My personal computer (Compaq, a sad mistake.) is messed up and seriously old so I'm going for a newish Mac. I'm on the family's Dell right now.

I'm a design/fine arts major and I plan on doing graphic design when I'm tossed out into the world-past-college. I'm going to need Adobe stuff.

After much consideration, bothering of y'all, and way, WAY too much research, I finally decided to get a powerbook NOW. My budget was set firmly at 1300$ so it would have been nice to get AppleCare with my laptop but having a several month grace period where I can decide at leisure isn't too bad.

I'll keep the powerbook for at least a year, probably two and then get a desktop when I'm settled and need more power. By then everything should be Universal and any major flaws with the new Macs should be hammered out. ;)
 

SuperSnake2012

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I just hope you don't have the vertical line problem on your Powerbook :eek: If you do, Apple might upgrade you to a Macbook Pro. ;)

I just hope I'm not scaring you! :D I'm still waiting for the Macbooks... I won't have any money until I work this summer so I don't have a choice. :p