should i still buy a macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by philipxz, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    well, id say wait only cause the new ones come out in a few months
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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    If they were, I don't think Apple would be seeing strong double-digit sales growth quarter-on-quarter.
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    As a word of advice, don't believe everything you read online.

    That's not to say that Apple computers don't have their problems, nor to deny that many users experience defects. But you probably get 10 times as many people complaining as those who post their satisfaction about their new purchase.

    All computer models have issues and defects of some kind. Buy what will make you happy. If it's a notebook (whether Apple or some other brand) then consider some kind of extended warranty.
     
  4. LondonGooner macrumors regular

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    Since i got mine:

    Random wifi connection problems
    cracks under the keyboard
    battery cable melted


    having said that, best computer you will ever buy.
     
  5. JayMan8081 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I would say wait to see if they refresh the specs on the MacBook here. As for the defects any popular product will see a lot of posts complaining about things going wrong with it. Not as many people will post about their positive experiences as the ones who complain. I've got a Revision A MacBook that I've only had to have the battery replaced and it was covered by Apple so just a little of my time to go to the local Apple Store to get it looked at.
     
  6. showtime macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't let that stop me from purchasing a macbook. Most of those problems would be covered under warranty anyways. I would, however, wait a couple of weeks and see if it they're going to get updated soon since there are rumors floating around of an update
     
  7. Alx9876 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still waiting for this update to happen. That's the only reason why I haven't purchased a Macbook yet.

    I am seriously considering buying a 20 inch iMac for the mean time so I can get the free iPod touch.

    I will wait this out just a tad bit longer.
     
  8. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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  9. balk macrumors member

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    I've had only 1 of these four experiences: the last one.... :)

    Defects happen but are not common. Still, you should get applecare.
     

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