Should I return my Blackbook for a new one?

Jordan.S

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I recently purchased a Blackbook last friday and was wondering if it is actually worth the 150$ to get the new updated model using the Santa Rose chipset. How much performance bump would I actually see? Thoughts?
 

emptyCup

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Jan 5, 2005
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I would. The $150 is a small price to for an upgrade that you will not be able to make in the future. In fact, if you return the blackbook and get a white one, you will come out ahead.
 
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Stampyhead

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I would. The $150 is a small price to for an upgrade that you will not be able to make in the future. In fact, if you return the blackbook and get a white one, you will come out ahead.
Does that include the restocking fee he'd have to pay bringing the old one back?
 
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esaleris

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Oct 18, 2005
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You're within the 14 day limit that Apple imposes, so there is no moral quandary. Go in and ask about your options, it's no problem.
 
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Jordan.S

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Thanks for the input. I bought it (BlackBook) when leopard was released.
 
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aaronw1986

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There shouldn't be a restocking fee if you return it within 14 days of your purchase.
Not true...You can only return within the 14 day period, and there is a 10% restocking fee.. It's not like you can come back 6 months later, and because it's been over 14 days, still return, just pay a restocking fee.
 
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vanmacguy

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Aug 13, 2007
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Not where you live.
Normally I don't think people should return a perfectly good working product for this reason. But it sounds like you bought it expecting to keep it.

We've had people on here buy something because they wanted it *now* and knew the upgrade was coming, but wanted to return it once the upgrade was out. I don't agree with that.

But in this case, the speed bump came out and no-one knew when it was going to emerge. So I'd say sure, go for it.

Just one guy's opinion.

Cheers.
 
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tingly

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Unless you're doing something like editing video or running graphic-intensive games, you might see things happen a shade faster, not sure that's worth $150.
 
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Jordan.S

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Unless you're doing something like editing video or running graphic-intensive games, you might see things happen a shade faster, not sure that's worth $150.
Thanks for the response, that makes a lot of sense. I was wondering if I should buy some ram instead? Thoughts?
 
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Farani

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Oct 21, 2007
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If you OPEN the box there is a 10% restocking fee. If you want a little more graphics muscle than upgrade. There are pixel and vertex shaders with the X3100. Otherwise don't. If you want 4GB of ram and a little faster performance upgrade (800Mhz FSB with SR). Otherwise, take the $150 and buy 3 or 4GB of ram.

edit: people should have comparisons of the new macbook with the old up soon (I'd expect at least). Wait and see what the performance gains are. You have until next friday to return it. So you have some time to wait it out yet.
 
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xfiftyfour

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If you can afford it, I would. Better graphics, higher FSB, little speed bump, newest chipset.... just all around a little more future-proof. It also depends on what you do with the machine and how long you were planning on keeping it, though.
 
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