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post #81 of 340
I ordered a 15" superdrive, 5400rpm hd, 512 ram (already ordered another 512 chip), and a 10GB iPod. Out the door (after rebates, before tax) for $2570... pretty nice deal in my opinion! My first mac
post #82 of 340
Well, I decided I am going to get by with my iBook 800 and wait for Powerbook G5s. I realized, after much deliberation, that I have all the pwer I need in my Dual Gig MDD for video editing, gaming, DVD Burning, etc...and all I use a notebook for right now is taking notes in class and light gaming (snood and such, nothing graphically intense) I would LOVE to have a portable video editing system, but I was a bit let down by the significance of the upgrade so I will wait for true DDR support, Radeon 9600 128MB or a next gen Radeon, 120GB hard drives at 7200RPM, and a 1.6+ Ghz G5. Enjoy your 15" Al books everyone...it's a good update if you need a powerbook, I'm gonna hold out at least til the next rev.
post #83 of 340
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Originally posted by BrunoBruin
I know the stores honor the edu discount on hardware but I was going by Apple's terms on the iPod deal: "Buy a qualifying iBook or PowerBook and an iPod from the Apple Store for Education Individuals or a participating campus reseller between June 29 and September 27, 2003."

Well, no harm done. With the price of gas being what it is, I actually saved a few bucks by not driving 50 miles to the store.

The one grumble I have in all this is that I can't take advantage of the iPod deal because my department bought me my 1.25 15-incher. I did get my CFO to approve buying it on our CC, and getting reimbursed by my dept (this is quite a concession, my University is S L O W with payback checks), as we would pocket the (delayed) $200, but it was just too much of a hassle in the end. I really really want a dang iPod. Oh well.

My iSight shipped. This is funny, because it shipped from the Elk Grove plant, 2 miles from my home. It ships to my school, which is 35 miles away.

Tomorrow I'm going to skulk around the back drive of the plant in case a G5 box falls of a truck.
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post #84 of 340
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Originally posted by filmmaker2002
Well, I decided I am going to get by with my iBook 800 and wait for Powerbook G5s. I realized, after much deliberation, that I have all the pwer I need in my Dual Gig MDD for video editing, gaming, DVD Burning, etc...and all I use a notebook for right now is taking notes in class and light gaming (snood and such, nothing graphically intense) I would LOVE to have a portable video editing system, but I was a bit let down by the significance of the upgrade so I will wait for true DDR support, Radeon 9600 128MB or a next gen Radeon, 120GB hard drives at 7200RPM, and a 1.6+ Ghz G5. Enjoy your 15" Al books everyone...it's a good update if you need a powerbook, I'm gonna hold out at least til the next rev.

I decided to keep my G4 Dual 1.25. I cancelled my G5 Dual and ordered a new 15" Powerbook.
post #85 of 340
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Originally posted by filmmaker2002
Well, I decided I am going to get by with my iBook 800 and wait for Powerbook G5s. I realized, after much deliberation, that I have all the pwer I need in my Dual Gig MDD for video editing, gaming, DVD Burning, etc...and all I use a notebook for right now is taking notes in class and light gaming (snood and such, nothing graphically intense) I would LOVE to have a portable video editing system, but I was a bit let down by the significance of the upgrade so I will wait for true DDR support, Radeon 9600 128MB or a next gen Radeon, 120GB hard drives at 7200RPM, and a 1.6+ Ghz G5. Enjoy your 15" Al books everyone...it's a good update if you need a powerbook, I'm gonna hold out at least til the next rev.

Sounds like a good choice for you, I must admit. I think you will be really happy in June or so when G5 PBs ship. (Now someone will use this post as a "source" for a new rumor.) I waffled back and forth between a 15" and a G5, but when I get a desktop for hardcore work, it needs to be a dual 2.0GHz, and I couldn't justify such a beast through a department "office computer" upgrade. So I wait for some research $$ to roll in and have a fairly decent "stopgap" machine that allows me to continue my work style, and burn DVDs of my kids. Your MDD is probably better at that then the 1.25 PB, to be sure.
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post #86 of 340
I was going to buy a 12" PowerBook Combo...

But now with the new 15", I don't know anymore. Either a 12" or a 15" with AirPort Extreme and after-market RAM (512MB for 768MB total).

I'll wait at least until I see the new 15" in person.

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post #87 of 340
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Originally posted by Barto
I was going to buy a 12" PowerBook Combo...

But now with the new 15", I don't know anymore. Either a 12" or a 15" with AirPort Extreme and after-market RAM (512MB for 768MB total).

I'll wait at least until I see the new 15" in person.

Barto

The mighty mighty gravitational pull of the 15" will suck you right in (remember, it is heavier and thicker than the TiBook!!).

Probably the biggest danger is you will somehow be able to rationalize getting both.
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post #88 of 340
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Originally posted by Barto
I was going to buy a 12" PowerBook Combo...

But now with the new 15", I don't know anymore. Either a 12" or a 15" with AirPort Extreme and after-market RAM (512MB for 768MB total).

I'll wait at least until I see the new 15" in person.

Barto

I am really thinking hard about the same thing... only $121 for the lightup keyboard here in oz if ya go the 15" p.s. where locally do you think is the best place for the ram?
post #89 of 340
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Originally posted by MacGregor
It looks like the 12" [has] ... finally hit the sweet spot!!!!!

I'll need two more months to get the money though.

The new Rev.B 12-inch PowerBook is much better than I expected. I didn't believe they would put (mini-) DVI in the 12-inch PowerBook. Unfortunately I'm in the same boat as my fellow subnotebook aficionado MacGregor. However, there are two positives to waiting: (1) we'll probably get Panther pre-loaded, (2) we'll be able to see the new PowerBooks in person before buying. This brings me to Barto's point.

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Originally posted by Barto
I was going to buy a 12" PowerBook Combo...

But now with the new 15", I don't know anymore.

I'm facing the same dilemma. I'm obviously a big fan of the smaller PowerBooks. I'm also quite thrifty. Finally, the new 15-inch PowerBooks are just gorgeous. When I bought my iBook/500 2.5 years ago, I ordered the Combo model but then downgraded to the plain CD-ROM because I was cheap. Now I'm facing a similar issue with my return to the PowerBook camp. Should I be reasonable and get the Combo 12-inch? The US$1399 educational price is just so nice and low. OTOH, the SuperDrive would be very nice to back-up part of the large HDD I would BTO. Then there's also the 15-incher. I think it's absolutely gorgeous, so well proportioned. The price increases from one model to the next are set well. Let's see...

* 12-inch PB w/ Combo US$1399
* 12-inch PB w/ SuperDrive, add $200
* 15-inch PB w/ Combo, add $200
* 15-inch PB w/ SuperDrive, add $500

It's crazy to think that I paid US$2700 for my low-end PowerBook 520c in 1994. Value for money has come such a long way on the low end! If I get the 12-inch Combo instead of the 15-inch SuperDrive, I will save $900. That would almost pay for a 20-inch Cinema Display (or a nice 3rd party LCD).

I'm definitely going to wait until I can evaluate the new PowerBooks in person. I might also wait for Panther. But I will definitely not wait for the next PowerBook revision this time around.

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post #90 of 340
Quote:
Originally posted by Barto
I was going to buy a 12" PowerBook Combo...

But now with the new 15", I don't know anymore. Either a 12" or a 15" with AirPort Extreme and after-market RAM (512MB for 768MB total).

I'll wait at least until I see the new 15" in person.

Barto

You will like it! I love the backlit keyboard.
post #91 of 340
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Originally posted by machem
The mighty mighty gravitational pull of the 15" will suck you right in (remember, it is heavier and thicker than the TiBook!!).

Probably the biggest danger is you will somehow be able to rationalize getting both.

LOL.... I don't have the money to get 2, and I don't think anyone would loan me any.

As far as RAM goes, I have the advantage of getting it at cost price, working for a Mac reseller as I do. I checked all the usual haunts (eg http://www.secretnet.com.au ) but found no DDR333 SO-DIMMs anywhere.

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post #92 of 340
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Originally posted by BrunoBruin
I know the stores honor the edu discount on hardware but I was going by Apple's terms on the iPod deal: "Buy a qualifying iBook or PowerBook and an iPod from the Apple Store for Education Individuals or a participating campus reseller between June 29 and September 27, 2003."

Well, no harm done. With the price of gas being what it is, I actually saved a few bucks by not driving 50 miles to the store.

They honored the iPod discount as well. And yeah, no harm done . . .
post #93 of 340
I ordered the stock 1.25 15" yesterday lunchtime (17th) and it shipped early this morning (18th). Has anyone else in the UK had theirs shipped yet? Seemed early as it was quoting 2-5 days build when I ordered!

Shame that 'Express' delivery is stated as taking 2-5 days. \
post #94 of 340
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Originally posted by Escher
The new Rev.B 12-inch PowerBook is much better than I expected. I didn't believe they would put (mini-) DVI in the 12-inch PowerBook. Unfortunately I'm in the same boat as my fellow subnotebook aficionado MacGregor. However, there are two positives to waiting: (1) we'll probably get Panther pre-loaded, (2) we'll be able to see the new PowerBooks in person before buying.

Yes, I agree Panther pre-loaded is a bit of a plus though also a bit of just making me feel better...

...oh, why can't we get the lit keyboard BTO on the 12-incher?!?!?!
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post #95 of 340
15" Superdrive PB with stock RAM (to be immediately upgraded to 1 GB via Crucial) and stock HD (to be eventually upgraded when an 80 GB, 7200 RPM 16 MB cache notebook drive is available).

Also a cheapy but not too ugly PC 15" 1024 flat panel for extended desktop at home. I was going to go with the 17", but for less money I can get even more pixels at home where I need 'em, and a much more mangeable laptop size on the road. I just couldn't imagine lugging that 17" to three client sites a day.

The $275 15" flat panel also gives me one other luxury. Single external monitor mode for native rez gaming. I HATE running Warcraft III at 1024 on a 1280 or 1440 display.
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post #96 of 340
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Originally posted by Wifty
I ordered the stock 1.25 15" yesterday lunchtime (17th) and it shipped early this morning (18th). Has anyone else in the UK had theirs shipped yet? Seemed early as it was quoting 2-5 days build when I ordered!

Shame that 'Express' delivery is stated as taking 2-5 days. \

the person i share a studio with ordered his 15" PB on the day of the keynote -- its hasn't arrived here yet but it says it has shipped...
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post #97 of 340
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Originally posted by Nick DTM
I ordered a 15" superdrive, 5400rpm hd, 512 ram (already ordered another 512 chip), and a 10GB iPod. Out the door (after rebates, before tax) for $2570... pretty nice deal in my opinion! My first mac

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post #98 of 340
I really really really want the 17" with 5400rpm drive... but I don't have the $$$

I just had birthday, if anyone would like to get me a belated present...
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post #99 of 340
What do we know about the AlBook 15" monitors? How bright are they, I know that the 12" Rev. A screen was almost unusable outside on a bright and sunny day...the fourth of July as it were.

Haha using that though made me decide I wanted a PoweBook instead of a G5 and so I now have a PBook on the way to me!
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post #100 of 340
sigh, i just got back from the apple store after spending some time with the new 15 inch. It is really great. I'm beginning to second guess my idea that it is too big to be a comfortable portable. I was just wondering if there was any chance Apple might soon add the backlighted keyboard as an option on the 12 inch? I would be willing to wait a bit for that cool and useful option
post #101 of 340
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Originally posted by MacGregor
Yes, I agree Panther pre-loaded is a bit of a plus though also a bit of just making me feel better...

...oh, why can't we get the lit keyboard BTO on the 12-incher?!?!?!

Anything that makes us feel better is good, MacGregor. We'll also have more time to make up our minds between the 12-inch and 15-inch PowerBooks. I'm probably going to buy a 3rd party 17-inch LCD with dual inputs (VGA and DVI) for our "new" Windows PC (it's an old box I got free from work). So at home I'll have a larger monitor to use/share. The 12-inch has plenty of power for me, as it would replace my iBook/500 and the old Bondi iMac/233. In addition, the 12-inch will have longer battery life due to the smaller screen. The 12-inch is insanely close to iBook price territory as well. Finally, even though I used to scoff at a gimmick like the glowing keyboard, I agree that it would have been a super-cool BTO option. That's one of the features drawing me to the 15-inch. (The other major draw-back of the 12-inch is the nVidia chip. I don't mind the 32MB VRAM, but I can't stand nVidia.)

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I'm beginning to second guess my idea that [the 15-inch] is too big to be a comfortable portable. I was just wondering if there was any chance Apple might soon add the backlighted keyboard as an option on the 12 inch?

cris84: The new 12-inch PowerBook was just announced, and it's not even shipping yet. So I don't see Apple adding the backlighted keyboard to the mini-Book for at least another 6 months, if at all. However, I am going through the same process of second-guessing and re-evaluating my obsession with the smallest and lightest PowerBooks. Only a trip to the Apple store for a physical comparison (as soon as the 12-inch is shipping) will let me make up my mind.

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post #102 of 340
ESCHER,
Thanks for the reply. Isn't it amazing the affect that lighted keyboard has? I didn't think it was such a big deal until i saw it in action. I think i'm going to end up getting the 15 inch with a combo drive. (If i got the 12 inch i could have superdrive but i don't think i'll use it that much.

Ok, i have perhaps a stupid question. I want to use my laptop in my college library or for taking notes in class or on the various airplanes i take throughout the year. Will the extra size of the 15 inch make any of this stuff hard? That gorgeous machine sure as hell is not discreet!

What kinds of situations do you guys use your PBs in?
post #103 of 340
Availability is a bit of a prob in Australia at the moment it seems, I wondered down to the local AppleCentre (soon to be not a centre) and no 15"'s to be seen... sigh ....
post #104 of 340
Ordered:
12" SuperDrive w/80GB(!)

WOO i'm a happy camper this will be one kickarse portable movie making machine.

The only trouble:

Ship date on or before 13/10/03. Over THREE WEEKS?

Ah well, I'll be happy when it gets here. It's replacing my old 12"/867/SD/60 that was STOLEN about a month or so ago. Now that made me mad..
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post #105 of 340
Just ordered the stock 15" 1.25 superdrive

Couldn't be happier with what Apple released - its everything I need.

Plan on getting the BT Mouse and Keyboard later to hook it up to my 20" Cinema Display

On a side note how easy / hard is it to replace the stock drive with a faster one down the track? Would an Apple Service Centre do it for me?
post #106 of 340
Just ordered the 17 inch, BT mouse and an airport base station.

Oooh...can't wait...ships on oct 8th.
post #107 of 340
I've never bought a computer and currently use a borrowed clamshell ibook, so it's 3 years worth of saving and i'm probably going with the 1.25ghz 15", but want to option out of the superdrive. Waste of $350 (aus) i think. Put that into ram and BOOOOM! Nerd freedom here I come!!!! with educational discount it's $4100 australian.

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post #108 of 340
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Originally posted by cris84
Isn't it amazing the affect that lighted keyboard has?

I know what you mean. Up until Paris , I was heading for the 12" (and an extra £300 in my pocket)... Then came Paris, as I said.



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Originally posted by Escher
The other major draw-back of the 12-inch is the nVidia chip. I don't mind the 32MB VRAM, but I can't stand nVidia.

I don't get this. Why are we all supposed to hate nVidia now?



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Originally posted by Wifty
I ordered the stock 1.25 15" yesterday lunchtime (17th) and it shipped early this morning (18th). Has anyone else in the UK had theirs shipped yet? Seemed early as it was quoting 2-5 days build when I ordered!

My 1.25 15" BTO is still being assembled. There was a hold-up processing my order (Apple Store UK was besieged, apparently), so now my PB might not arrive before I leave for Uni.

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post #109 of 340
Well I gave in:

1.25 Ghz Aluminum Powerbook
512MB RAM in one slot
80GB 4200rpm drive (I have a 200GB FW800 Lacie on the way)
Radeon 9600 obviously
AE
BT
Superdrive
Backlit Keyboard.

Movin from a 667 VGA TiBook so this is a very significant leap for me, especially from the loaner iBook 800 with 128MB RAM I am on now. Now I just have to wait and hope I have no dead pixels.
post #110 of 340
Came home today with a Superdrive 15"! The Apple Store 20 minutes down the road from me is holding the PowerBooks they have, so I had to (had, right ) drive 1.5 hours to the Chesnut Hill location. Good thing no one knows that one exists yet because they still had two that weren't spoken for.

I also ended up getting a 30GB iPod for <$400 since it was on clearance, plus $30 student discount.

I've only started playing with my new PB (why does software take soooo long to install?) but I'm loving it already!

So much faster than my 500MHz Rev. A Ti!
post #111 of 340
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Originally posted by filmmaker2002
Well I gave in:

1.25 Ghz Aluminum Powerbook
512MB RAM in one slot
80GB 4200rpm drive (I have a 200GB FW800 Lacie on the way)
Radeon 9600 obviously
AE
BT
Superdrive
Backlit Keyboard.

Movin from a 667 VGA TiBook so this is a very significant leap for me, especially from the loaner iBook 800 with 128MB RAM I am on now. Now I just have to wait and hope I have no dead pixels.

That's what is coming my way too, FM.

I'm going out to dinner tonite, and it so happens that the restaurant is in the mall that has the Apple Store, so I'm going to slip away from my friends and wife for a few minutes to check out the 15".

Everyone else won't care about it, so I'll have to struggle not to speak of it.
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post #112 of 340
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Originally posted by machem
I'm going out to dinner tonite, and it so happens that the restaurant is in the mall that has the Apple Store, so I'm going to slip away from my friends and wife for a few minutes to check out the 15".

Everyone else won't care about it, so I'll have to struggle not to speak of it.

My friends are the same way. I had to promise my dear mother that I wouldn't buy another Powerbook for at least two years...she worries about my addiction to having the "top dog" of tech so to speak. But yeah, I am going out to the mall today to check out a movie, the same mall that my Apple Store is in. I would just grab one in person, but I need that 512 RAM stick. I am just really worried about dead pixels. I have this fear of getting 2 or 3 smack in the middle of my screen, and I can't return it because it is a custom order. Here's prayin and hopin though. Congrats on your PB machem.
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Well, I guess it's my turn as well...I've been using my trusty Wallstreet II with several upgrades (500 MHz G4, IBM Travelstar 40GB, DVD, etc.). Though I won't be saying good bye to it, my wife wants it....

My only question is if I should buy from my local Apple store or Mac Connection...I would probably buy from Mac Connection, seeing that they have a better deal (upgrade to 1GB of Ram for $100), but I'm concerned about dead and/or stuck on pixels. I don't have any on my Wallstreet II...

Will Apple stores typically allow you to check the display before you leave? I've read at least one post where they did...

Thank you for any assistance.
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post #114 of 340
The PowerBook 15" SD I picked up today has a perfect screen.

Since I drove so far to buy it, I unpacked it and booted it up right at the genius bar. Of course, this was after I had paid for it (gotta love student discount). They'll let you check it out, but they aren't about to take it back unless there is something heinously wrong with it. If you open it and don't like it, but it isn't broken you'll be paying the restocking fee.
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The PowerBook 15" SD I picked up today has a perfect screen.

Since I drove so far to buy it, I unpacked it and booted it up right at the genius bar. Of course, this was after I had paid for it (gotta love student discount). They'll let you check it out, but they aren't about to take it back unless there is something heinously wrong with it. If you open it and don't like it, but it isn't broken you'll be paying the restocking fee.

PBG4 Dude, thank you for the response. So it seems there is no real benefit from getting it from the Apple Store, except that you can check it for defects right then and there. Would save shipping the product back to an online company and working out what is returnable, etc.

Do you know if you can get BTO from your local Apple Store?

Something about being able to check something out infront of the people that sold me something, gives me that warm and fuzzy....

I'll check out my local Apple Store this week. Thanks!
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post #116 of 340
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PBG4 Dude, thank you for the response. So it seems there is no real benefit from getting it from the Apple Store, except that you can check it for defects right then and there. Would save shipping the product back to an online company and working out what is returnable, etc.

Do you know if you can get BTO from your local Apple Store?

Something about being able to check something out infront of the people that sold me something, gives me that warm and fuzzy....

I'll check out my local Apple Store this week. Thanks!

You can't get a BTO from your local Apple Store.

All this dead pixel talk is making me nervous. We have had five portables in this house, and none of them had a dead pixel, or even stuck. I feel like I'm tempting fate.

Went into the Apple Store tonite after we got seated in the restaurant (I had to get some cash from the ATM. Yeah, that's it....). It took me a while to find the 15" powerbook --- I thought it was the 17" at first, I'm so used to my Pismo's size. Verrrrrrry nice, still don't think it looks as nice as the Ti, but all the upgrades, better hinge, etc etc means I have no second thoughts. I heard someone somewhere complain about the display not going back far enough, but it went about 30 degrees off vertical, which is plenty for my stand. It was hot at the back 1/3, underside, but not too hot. The display looked very bright, brighter than the 17 and 12 closeby. The machine looked about 6 months old already, though. I don't know if that is a cause for worry, but I am sure this floor model has gotten some heavy use this week.

I didn't have too much time. My wife knew I'd be up there oohing and aaahhing. I was afraid she'd order squid eyes or something for my dinner, so I hustled back downstairs. Hopefully by this time next week I'll have mine.
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post #117 of 340
I was really banking on the G5 being announced in Paris, mainly because that's what I wanted for a new laptop.

However, I've decided that the free with a laptop is better than the lack of freedom without one. So I coughed up the money and the 15" top of the line Powerbook is coming my way. I figure I can use this laptop for 6-12 months until the fancy G5 Powerbook comes out.

15" Powerbook (80GB @5400, 1-512MB, Superdrive)
40 GB iPod
HP Printer 5650
Airport Extreme
M-Audio Sonica Theater
Griffin iCurve
Mac Office
Final Cut Express

All for a Sweet Academic Price of $3354... With $300 Rebate

Next on the List is a 30" Cinema display or Movie iPod !!!!
post #118 of 340
Well, i've come to the conclusion that your all either rich kids at university or with high paying jobs.

"Ohhh, i'm gonna get me this powerbook to tide me over till the g5 powerbook." You make me sick! I've been saving for nearly 3 years and am about to buy the 1.25 15" and it's so much money, I don't want to have to replace it for years...
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Originally posted by 666
Well, i've come to the conclusion that your all either rich kids at university or with high paying jobs.

"Ohhh, i'm gonna get me this powerbook to tide me over till the g5 powerbook." You make me sick! I've been saving for nearly 3 years and am about to buy the 1.25 15" and it's so much money, I don't want to have to replace it for years...


...or maybe faculty at Universities that occasionally get machines paid for by work. Or professionals that get machines paid for by work. Or adults who can usually rationalize dropping up to $3k for a three-year machine. Or geeks who have no trouble dropping $3k every 18 months or so for toys (and have the disposable income).

I'm in the first group --- it just happens to be "my turn". I could be in the last group, but I have this little commitment called three boys. They are very efficient at sucking up spare dollars.

Believe me, if I actually had to pay for this thing, I'd be stuck hanging out at the Apple Store until I creeped out the staff enough to get banned.
1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
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1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
Reply
post #120 of 340
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Originally posted by 666
Well, i've come to the conclusion that your all either rich kids at university or with high paying jobs.

"Ohhh, i'm gonna get me this powerbook to tide me over till the g5 powerbook." You make me sick! I've been saving for nearly 3 years and am about to buy the 1.25 15" and it's so much money, I don't want to have to replace it for years...

Well, I'm a university student, so to buy my new AlBook, I sold my TiBook for $1600 and made about 4 grand this summer working as a production assistant for new Bernie Mac film coming out this April. I just had a great high paying job this summer
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