Who here has bought a new Mac?

Who here has bought a new mac?

  • I didn't buy anything new in the last 2 months

    Votes: 19 35.8%
  • I bought a Tibook 667

    Votes: 7 13.2%
  • I bought a Tibook 800

    Votes: 4 7.5%
  • I bought an iBook

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • I bought a 15" iMac

    Votes: 3 5.7%
  • I bought a 17" iMac

    Votes: 6 11.3%
  • I bought a 867Mhz Powermac

    Votes: 4 7.5%
  • I bought a 1Ghz Powermac

    Votes: 8 15.1%
  • I bought a 1.25 Ghz Powermac

    Votes: 3 5.7%
  • I bought an emac

    Votes: 1 1.9%

  • Total voters
    53

teabgs

macrumors 68030
Jan 18, 2002
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Well, I've ordered the dual 1.25 PowerMac....so, I'm waiting for it....

I technically did buy, yet I dont have it :( oh well, soon....

BTW got a very good deal from Backtothemac ala General Cybernetics (you've seen the ads). give them a holler when you want your next mac, they got the goods at the good prices :D;)
 

topicolo

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Jun 4, 2002
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My next mac will probably be a laptop (either a Tibook or an ibook), but I'm trying to save up money for medical school right now so I don't think I'll be able to afford anything for the time being. I wonder if general cybernetics offers the apple educational discounts? that, and the free 512mb ram would be sweet :)
 

djniche

macrumors regular
Apr 10, 2002
175
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DC
i basically changed my old setup. I had a pentium 500mhz laptop and replaced it with a 667 powerbook. And I replace my old G4 for a 17" Imac. Love that new 17" widescreen.

I wanted to go for new powermac but I will wait until the next revision. I hope it gets to at least 1.6 or even 1.8.
 

djniche

macrumors regular
Apr 10, 2002
175
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DC
Originally posted by topicolo
My next mac will probably be a laptop (either a Tibook or an ibook), but I'm trying to save up money for medical school right now so I don't think I'll be able to afford anything for the time being. I wonder if general cybernetics offers the apple educational discounts? that, and the free 512mb ram would be sweet :)
get the powerbook - it's more money but well worth it! plus you get a G4 that works best with jaguar. You'll love the tibook, for sure the best overall design and performace.
 

Dr_Floyd

macrumors member
May 27, 2002
41
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i buy two macs a year. I just gota 867 and am waiting till jan or feb. for my next laptop
 

topicolo

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do you do that with your own money, or is it on a company budget? 2 macs a year for your house would be crazy :). Where would you put the stuff after 5 years worth of macs? I can only dream...
 

oldMac

macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2001
522
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Titanium Dualie

I'm holding out for the dual processor Titanium!
Hope that comes out some day. :)

In the meantime, I'm pushing my iBook to its potential these days, and just added an external 80GB firewire drive.

Getting ready to sell my B&W G3 400 w/ 768MB RAM. Any ideas on the best place to sell that? Ebay?
 

Backtothemac

macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2002
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San Destin Florida
Top,

The only people that can offer educational discounts on Apples is Apple. They are very strick on this point with resellers. Thanks for the props tea.

How is the GF's iBook? Snappy?

:)
 

topicolo

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Jun 4, 2002
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Originally posted by Backtothemac
Top,

The only people that can offer educational discounts on Apples is Apple. They are very strick on this point with resellers. Thanks for the props tea.


:)
It seems that university/college computer stores sell the comps with the discount tho.
 

Spike Spiegel

macrumors regular
Jan 27, 2002
226
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Massachusetts
i ordered a dual gig with the expected shipping windpw pf 3-5 days, it has now been 8 days and it hasnt even shipped. The rep i talked to said not only that it hadnt shipped, but that it hadnt even begun to be assembled yet, and that i might not get it until after LABOR DAY!:mad:
 

3rdpath

macrumors 68000
i picked up a QS dual 1ghz after the price drop...just couldn't wait any longer and i'm a little skeptical of the new transitional G4's...a huge jump up from my g3 233 which has been a rock-solid workhorse since i bought it in 1997.

i really like the new case design though-a nice homage to the muscle-car era.
 

bertinman

macrumors 6502
Jul 24, 2002
272
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Davis, CA
polls?

howdy,
maybe I can post now...
Been tryin' ever since I was forced to sign up back during the NY expo.

Anyway, is there a post limit on who can use the polls? I've never been able to use one (this one included).

- Bert

( Don't own a Mac per-say but I do have a barrel of fun with Darwin x86 on my PC's at home and work :cool: )
 

bousozoku

Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
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Gone but not forgotten.
Not enough choices

I bought my dual 800 in June, but you didn't give me a choice to vote for that. :(

Anyway, as usual, my timing is perfect and it's been eclipsed by the bottom of the new line. :D It's fast anyway, so I don't care so much that it's not the fastest.
 

teabgs

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Jan 18, 2002
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Originally posted by Backtothemac
Top,

The only people that can offer educational discounts on Apples is Apple. They are very strick on this point with resellers. Thanks for the props tea.

How is the GF's iBook? Snappy?

:)
hehe...no problem man...Mr. Macrumors hookup! ;)

The GF's iBook is great...she loves it, got it earlier today...She's next tome on it setting up some preferences and such to make it as customized to her as she can.....then we gotta d/l some shareware etc...


Thanks again man!
 

topicolo

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Jun 4, 2002
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Ottawa, ON
Re: Not enough choices

Originally posted by bousozoku
I bought my dual 800 in June, but you didn't give me a choice to vote for that. :(

Anyway, as usual, my timing is perfect and it's been eclipsed by the bottom of the new line. :D It's fast anyway, so I don't care so much that it's not the fastest.
Yeah, I tried to add more options, but the poll's maximum limit is 10 so there :p :D
 

Dr_Floyd

macrumors member
May 27, 2002
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Originally posted by topicolo
do you do that with your own money, or is it on a company budget? 2 macs a year for your house would be crazy :). Where would you put the stuff after 5 years worth of macs? I can only dream...

some of them I buy with my money
 

Mr. Anderson

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Nov 1, 2001
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If I'm going to drop 7-10k on a new machine, I want something more than 25 times faster than what I have now. So I'll be waiting for the next gen processor - get the fastest available, 2-3 LCD displays (hoping for wide format 19")

This won't happen until 2003, is my guess. And if the Power4 comes in, it might even be 50 to 100 times the speed of a 450 G4 (I hope they come out with a quad)

So that's my dream/plan. Come talk to me in 6 months....

D
 

teabgs

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Jan 18, 2002
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Originally posted by dukestreet
If I'm going to drop 7-10k on a new machine, I want something more than 25 times faster than what I have now. So I'll be waiting for the next gen processor - get the fastest available, 2-3 LCD displays (hoping for wide format 19")

This won't happen until 2003, is my guess. And if the Power4 comes in, it might even be 50 to 100 times the speed of a 450 G4 (I hope they come out with a quad)

So that's my dream/plan. Come talk to me in 6 months....

D
damn duke.....10k? I wish....I just dropped a bunch and once I get all the goodies I want to add on it'll prolly get to around 8-9k.....well, ok maybe 10k....sheesh

Though its replacing a 6500, so its gonna be a lot more then a 25% upgrade...

Also, speaking of peripherals....hows the Contour Shuttle Pro working out?