macbook - now or wait?

florianwagner

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Sep 27, 2006
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hi there!

i'm switching from pc to mac and i want to by a white macbook. i'm a unversity student and i primarily need the macbook for writing, music, watching movies and series and photoshop(hobby webdesign, not print).

i wondered if i should get it right now or wait till merom is out. i heard it may be shipping for holiday season? is this date realisitic?

and do i need the merom/is it worth waiting for?

thanks!
 

florianwagner

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Sep 27, 2006
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i heard the merom ibooks will probably be cheaper ... could this be accurate?

and ... i don't desperately need the ibook now. i just don't know if it's worth the waiting.
 

bearbo

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Jul 20, 2006
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florianwagner said:
i heard the merom ibooks will probably be cheaper ... could this be accurate?

and ... i don't desperately need the ibook now. i just don't know if it's worth the waiting.
first thought, you are being sarcastic, so i was gonna "LOL"

but then realized you are a newbie (no offend to other newbie who have significant knowledge, but let's agree there are some who don't).. i just thought you might not be sarcastic... which means you have NO idea what you are talking about do you...

the last revision of ibook is G4, and is officially ended now, there are no new ibook anymore... no ibook yonah, no ibook merom, no ibook conroe, no ibook woodcrest.........

now if you are talking about macbook w/ merom.. cheaper than what? than the corrent macbook? probably not, cheaper than macbook pro with merom? most defintely...
 

florianwagner

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Sep 27, 2006
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uh sorry i meant macbook... well it's been a rough day :)

anyway, i'd feel bad if i'd buy a laptop today if i see the new models coming out three weeks later :/ so i'm really not sure...
 

theWholeTruth

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Sep 27, 2006
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florianwagner said:
uh sorry i meant macbook... well it's been a rough day :)

anyway, i'd feel bad if i'd buy a laptop today if i see the new models coming out three weeks later :/ so i'm really not sure...
Why feel bad? Will the new model have features that will benefit you greatly?
The simple answer is no. Just buy now and put yourself at ease. It's really not worth the worry, it's just a computer.
 

bearbo

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Jul 20, 2006
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florianwagner said:
uh sorry i meant macbook... well it's been a rough day :)

anyway, i'd feel bad if i'd buy a laptop today if i see the new models coming out three weeks later :/ so i'm really not sure...
why would you feel bad? (now this is not a sarcastic/rhetorical question).. think about it and talk about it... you paid for a decent machine, just because another one comes out, it doesn't affect he performance of your own... why would you feel bad?
 

nnick

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May 17, 2006
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I would buy now. Technology is always improving. Once the new ones come out you will start to hear rumors about the new ones after that and before you know it a year has gone by and you have no MacBook!