Need Help Deciding on Buying a Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by The_Man, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. The_Man macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2005
    So I am going back to school this next year and I think it's time to get a new laptop, upgrading from my iBook. I was just wondering if you think it would be a good idea to go ahead and buy one now (I'm looking at the low-end model w/ the education discount) or if I should wait until around the time school starts to see if they update the model.

    The computer I have now works fine, so waiting wouldn't be a huge issue for me.

    Also, do you think apple would wait until the educational promotion is finished before updating a model like this?
  2. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
    If your computer works fine now i see no reason why you should not wait and see? Its possible, but to me it seems unlikely for a major revision to occur until January.

    I bought a macbook last november admits all the 'ultra portable' speculation and i have never regretted my decision.

    If you can wait then don't rush into it, maybe you could save a little money and bump up the specs?
  3. upsguy27 macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    Like everyone else says, if you need it now, buy it, but if not, then just wait.
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    The only reason to buy one now would be to get the free ipod deal. If you're not into the ipod, then look at the refurbs in the regular store (when you decide to buy) - they'll be cheaper than the new ones in the ed store.

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