My G4 ibook is on its way out, should I upgrade to a MBP?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brianbkny, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. brianbkny macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2004
    My ibook has pretty much become unusable. I REALLY want to upgrade to a 15" MBP this week or next week. Should I wait or just go for it? Buy a refurb or a brand new one?
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006

    Go for it if you can't wait until after MWSF.

    If you are going to spend that much anyway I say go all out and go new as long as you can afford it.
  3. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2003
    If you can't wait until MWSF than there are a couple of considerations. The new macbook compare to the refurbed mbp's except for video cards. I would recommend new Macbook or new Macbook Pro. I just got a new MBP and love it.
  4. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    I'd say hold out till MWSF. However, nothing could come out that affects the portable line, so you'd be fine regardless. But, I would say get a new MBP if you can afford it, but a refurb wouldnt go a miss either.. just get a C2D!
  5. brianbkny thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2004
    I think I'm going to go with a 15" 2.16 c2d and go with 2 gigs of ram. I'll probably buy it next week so it falls in the "safety date" to buy one. Have there been any rumors of a new MBP or hardware updates on the Macbooks to be announced at macworld?
  6. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    No. All everyone seems to care about is the true video iPod and the iPhone, including me:D
  7. buffalo macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2005
    Colorado Springs / Ohio
    It doesn't seem like there will be any upgrades to the MB or MBP, there isn't much they can do to it right now. Of course, they could come out with that 12" MBP we all want, but I wouldn't count on it. They only reason I see to wait would to get iLife '07 (and possibly Leapord...:rolleyes: ) included free.
  8. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Not ture, some are waiting for that Ultra Thin MBP. Ill have two laptops in my backpack when that comes out. A ultra thin and a 17" MBP.
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Do refurbished units get the free bump to iLife too? Or do they get whatever software that's available when the previous owner returned it?

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