Should I wait for G5 Powerbooks?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JonTheRvelator, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. JonTheRvelator macrumors member

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    I've already ordered a G4 but its taking awhile to ship to me.

    should I hold off and wait for the new G5 to come out?
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    If you want a PowerBook, I'd say go ahead and get it now. The next update is likely several months away, and may not even be a G5 anyway.
     
  3. JonTheRvelator thread starter macrumors member

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    like they might not change much in it?
     
  4. JonTheRvelator thread starter macrumors member

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    does it take forever to ship from the apple online store?

    its almost been a week since I made my order and nothing has changed.
     
  5. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    If you bought a none standard powerbook (eg bigger harddrive extra RAM) it can take up to a week or even more for them to build it (depending on how busy it is).

    You could wait for a G5, but that could be months still. Plus I wouldn't want a Rev. A of "the mother of all thermal challenges" :p Sounds like a portable grill to me!
     
  6. JonTheRvelator thread starter macrumors member

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    so its pointless to wait then.

    thats cool.

    I just ordered the G4 15" with the 100gb hard drive and 128mb of RAM. Thats all I moded on the system. I ordered it on 04.19.05, they said it would ship by 04.22.05 and no it says on or before 04.28.05. So I don't know whats going on.
     
  7. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    probably delayed so you can get Tiger put on it.
     
  8. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Ditto. Apple is most likely holding your order so that you can get Tiger without having to pay the small free to receive it after you get your PowerBook.
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I think that you have made the best decision. Those that purchase the PowerBook G5 Rev. A will be product testers. At least you will have your PowerBook to enjoy.
     
  10. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Yea I would just keep the order. Powerbooks were updated back in January, so I wouldn't expect an update till around, ohhhhhh.....September, maybe. Even then it may not be a G5, but as wdlove said, the Rev As may have bugs in them that would be fixed in the Rev Bs. The Powerbook right now are in Rev D so you can be sure that's there are few flaws.
     
  11. JonTheRvelator thread starter macrumors member

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    really?

    they told me I'd get a special website to go to so I could download it.

    Tiger will be pretty cool I guess, (I'm new to macs)
     
  12. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    Where did you buy it? They probably said/meant that there was a special website where you could order the Tiger Up-to-date package and pay just shipping and handling (www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate). There are no legal downloads of Tiger for the general public.
     
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  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Congratulations on your very wise decision. You will have a PowerBook that will provide great service.
     
  15. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    I second that congratulations, I am thrilled with my Rev. D, there will always be a new model/idea on the horizon.
     
  16. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    i suppose it just depends on how old you are, and how long you expect to live

    if your under 40 and expect to live till 80 then yes, i might be worth waiting because you might get a year or two years use out of it

    there at least 36 years away
     
  17. Appleuser201 macrumors member

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    They never did make a G5 powerbook.. if I saw this post back in 2005 I would say just go with the 1.67ghz G4.
     
  18. z970mp macrumors 68000

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    Well gee they probably know that by now, only a few short 14 years later...
     
  19. millerj123 macrumors 68000

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    D*mn. I'm still waiting for mine.
     
  20. z970mp macrumors 68000

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    The damn mailing systems probably lost it.

    First they bend your G5 tower, then they crack your eMac, and next thing you know, they lose your PowerBook G5!

    Someone ought to send those people a flippin' subpoena!
     
  21. swamprock macrumors 6502a

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    Make that 22 years away... ;P

    (EDIT: "BakedBeans was last seen: 12y 36w ago" :D)
     
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    Yeah, that's right. I haven't had any for about that long.

    Man, were they great on Texas Toast though. :D
     
  23. Jubadub macrumors regular

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    For a second, I was wondering if this was a thread about one of those upcoming PowerPC-based laptops, or if someone was expecting a Blackbird/Talos II laptop...
     
  24. Appleuser201 macrumors member

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    This happened to someone, worst of all, it was a quad. At least it still worked, but the nice tower was bent thanks to careless idiots who throw the packages into the back of the trucks.
     
  25. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure why this was revived... I don't think that the G5 would've ever been in laptops even if Apple stayed with PPC, they would've made a more power-efficient G6 chip and used that in their laptops.
     

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