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post #1 of 44
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I am sitting at my computer wide awake until the keynote is over and am ready to drop $1,500 to $1,600 on a new iMac or iBook.Most likely I will be the owner of a new iBook.

Anyone else buying regardless of what happens tommorow?
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I am getting the mid-range PM, no matter what happens. I really need a replacement for my Rev. A iMac.
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post #3 of 44
If G5's are announced, I'll definitely get one. If just slightly speed bumped G4s, I'm going to have to think about it. If they are far beyong the Ghz point, yeah I'll probably get the low-end one. It will all depend. I plan on watching the keynote and can't wait to see what happens!
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post #4 of 44
I'm going to drop $1500 on the bottom-level portable at the end of the summer. Maybe $2000 on a souped-up iBook, or maybe a Powerbook if prices get that low.

Definitely a portable, though. I'm going away to school, and need my mobility.
post #5 of 44
I have $5k+ to drop so I am greatly anticipating the towers + cinema display.

I won't get anything if it's the current G4s simply bumped to 1.0ghz. I want at least DDR, faster bus, and possibly some cosmetic changes (at least) to the QS case(eject button, different speaker). I didn't like the QS when the spy photos were leaked last summer and that's why I didn't get a tower then or now. If it stays the same I guess my upgrade will wait another 6 months.
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post #6 of 44
iBook here.
post #7 of 44
I wish I could order something that's announced tomorrow but of course my parents won't let me and they won't let me sell my iBook to get something new either.
post #8 of 44
I just sold my DP800 in anticipation of buying some phat new system tomorrow. But since I also have an iBook, I am in a position to sit on my $3k if Apple doesnt deliver the goods.
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post #9 of 44
iWalk, iPod, iBook, plus an iMac for my sister.
post #10 of 44
I am not buying anything tomorrow unless Apple comes out with a certain device I've been waiting for.
post #11 of 44
off topic-

Where do you guys usually sell your systems at? I might pass my G4 450 to my wife after she sells her iMac to a nieghbor and I get a new tower. But if I can sell my G4 I might be able to get her the new iMac.
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post #12 of 44
I'm definetly gonna buy. I threw my dual 500 up on ebay and got 1865.00 for it!! Tomorrow cant come fast enough!

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post #13 of 44
I've got $800 to blow on some toy of some sort and I have $5000 in my business startup fund.

If they announce some cool iDevice I'll give it a hard look. I kind of hope it's a household DVD/stereo set top box thing cause I am actually in the market to consolidate my (and start) my home theatre. I don't own a DVD or Surround sound setup yet and would love to have Apple be the centerpiece of it.

Not holding my breath though.

I could feasibly buy a superfast comp toorrow but it has to be a real cheap screamer.

What if, Apple finally matched the "value" of a PC. (disregard the WInblows OS argument)

What if you could get a killer machine from Apple with Dual 1.6 Ghz for say.. $2299.

I'd buy tomorrow then

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post #14 of 44
depends on what comes out.

My G4/400 AGP is more than adequate for myself right now but if Apple came out with a kick ass G4 imac with superdrive or a Powermac G5 I would likely consider buying.

I may buy a display though depending on if the displays get updated. I want an 18 inch Cinema Display
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[quote]I'm definetly gonna buy. I threw my dual 500 up on ebay and got 1865.00 for it!! Tomorrow cant come fast enough!<hr></blockquote>

Damn, theres an idiot born everyday.
post #16 of 44
whats up with that?
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post #17 of 44
I have about $2000 to drop, so this is what I'd buy,

I'm in the market for a new digicam, so definitely iCam, or whatever comes out (if anything), I'd also consider an apple video camera, since I'm soon embarking on a project I want to document thuroughly.

I'd also consider an iBook, but only if it had a 1ghz G3, or a G4 (any speed). Then I'd sell my pismo.

If they did the iDock thing, the flatscreen imac with the removeable tablet display thing, then I'd get one, and keep my pismo.

I'd buy an apple pda in a heartbeat, but only if I could use it as a cellphone. I'm intent on buying a handspring treo as soon as they go on sale to replace my visor phone, so I would only go for it if they had good phone capability.

other than that, I'm not really interested in powermacs, G5 or not, I've had a notebook for four years, and can't imagine not being able to take my computer with me everywhere I go.

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post #18 of 44
I'm waiting to MWNY

of course i've been saying that for three years now hehehehehheeh
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post #19 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by meat99:
<strong>I'm definetly gonna buy. I threw my dual 500 up on ebay and got 1865.00 for it!! Tomorrow cant come fast enough!

/ t</strong><hr></blockquote>

SO you sold your G4 on eBay? What about your monitor? How are you going to ship it? My concern would be shipping the 17" CRT Apple monitor. Is eBay the best place to sell?
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post #20 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>I have $5k+ to drop so I am greatly anticipating the towers + cinema display.

I won't get anything if it's the current G4s simply bumped to 1.0ghz. I want at least DDR, faster bus, and possibly some cosmetic changes (at least) to the QS case(eject button, different speaker). I didn't like the QS when the spy photos were leaked last summer and that's why I didn't get a tower then or now. If it stays the same I guess my upgrade will wait another 6 months.</strong><hr></blockquote>

My situation almost exactly. The rumor that displays will be discounted when buying a Mac could entice me to buy one. Probably a mid-range model unless the high end has something special - like a SuperDrive II.
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post #21 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by meat99:
<strong>whats up with that?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I think he means the person who paid that much for your dual 500 is an idiot.

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post #22 of 44
ahhh.. gotcha.
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post #23 of 44
a) I will purchase a Powerbook tomorrow provided all of the following:

i) It has a G4 processor of speeds no less than 733 Mhz
ii) It has an increased resolution of no less than 1280 horizontal pixels
iii) can be had for less than $2500

b) If subconditions (i), (ii), and (iii) of (a) cannot be met, I will purchase a new iMac provided the following conditions are met:

i) G4 processor of speeds no less than 800 Mhz
ii) LCD screen of no less than 15" diagonal inches
iii) a resolution of 1024x768 or greater
iv) the ability to span an additional monitor

c) If subconditions (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) of (b) are not met, then I will purchase the middle range Powermac G4, provided it has:

i)2 procs and DDRRAM, and
ii) DDRRAM
iii) processor speeds of 800 Mhz or greater

d) If the sub-conditions (i), (ii) and (iii) of (c) are not met, then I will buy the low end Powermac (with an eye towards an upgrade in late 2002), provided it has:

i) DDRRAM
ii) an L3 cache

e) If subconditions (i) and (ii) of (d) are not met, I will purchase a previous generation Dual 800, provided it:

i) can be had for less than US$2.5K

f) If subcondition (i) of (e) is not met, I will purchase a previous generation 867 (with an eye to an upgrade in late 2002), provided it:

i) can be had for less than $1800

g) If subcondition (i) of (f) is not met, I will have to have a serious 'sit and think' session.

SdC

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post #24 of 44
Personally, Id love a REALLY fast pBook. But they probably won't come out w/ anything in that line up. Ill keep my fingers crossed though...


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post #25 of 44
If the sub sub sub sub sub conditions arent met, I turn that old Mac Classic into a fishtank after all....
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post #26 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by suckfuldotcom:
<strong>a) I will purchase a Powerbook tomorrow provided all of the following:

i) It has a G4 processor of speeds no less than 733 Mhz
ii) It has an increased resolution of no less than 1280 horizontal pixels
iii) can be had for less than $2500</strong><hr></blockquote>

If this is your first choice, then why not wait for MWTKY?
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post #27 of 44
I was going to buy after this expo. But, I may not after all. My wife and I are trying to buy a house soon....so I may wait till July.
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post #28 of 44
Well, we'll see. If the Powerbook gets ANY kind of upgrade tomorrow, I'll pass, because the idea of an upgrade so soon after an upgrade is absurd.

But if the Powerbook is UNTOUCHED tomorrow, then perhaps I should fork branch to:

If (a) doesn't happen and there is NO upgrade, then skip ahead to (g).

SdC

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post #29 of 44
I doubt the Powerbook is gunna be updated sincew it just got the Combo drive a few weeks ago.
post #30 of 44
hey suckfuldotcom, you have been giving WAY too much thought to this.

anyway, i will seel my imac and get a new one if and only if it contains a g4. and still i might wait another year. it mostly depends on whether i go freelance in the next year, and would probably need the extra horsepower at home; y'see, it's way easier to hold off purchases if you know you go into work every day to a g4...
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post #31 of 44
I will purchase another iDevice if it is announced...

Apple putting combo drives in their Powerbooks doesnt mean that they cant do anything to it, for all we know this could have been a tactic to sell more of the old power book line before the upgrade?!
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post #32 of 44
I wish........

I'm probably seriously the one who needs it most on this forum, considering my trials and tribulations the pas t2 days......I'm afraid this thing will die VERY soon.....start.....freeze....start...freeze.....re peat 50 times. It's a wonder I got it partially working. It's a hastle just to print. Worst of it all my parents know and don't care.

I really wish there was a way I could get a low-end G5. But if Apple doesnt introduce it I probably wont even want to get rid of my broken computer.....
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post #33 of 44
I will be waiting until Tokyo no mater what is released tomorrow.
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post #34 of 44
I'm picking up the mid-range PM tomorrow barring some amazing unforseen event that would change the world as I know it.

This will also be a landmark event for me because it will be my first Mac ever. (Goodbye, ancient Dell P2-266).
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post #35 of 44
I don't plan on buying a system (desktop or laptop) but if they release a neat iGadget I'll probably get it.
post #36 of 44
Ditto.

iGadget might pry money out of my wallet. My new iBook will last awhile, and I want to make my tower last for another year as well. But, if new desktops hit the market then the clock will start ticking on how much longer the B&W G3 occupies space on my desk.

Especially if new towers have even smaller footprints. So, they might get up to $500 out of me if some nifty gizmo catches my eye.

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post #37 of 44
I'll buy a TiBook if they increase the screen resolution. I'd ideally like a maximum of 1600, but that's probably asking too much. Any increase and I'll buy.
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post #38 of 44
To simplify, I'd like to get a monster Powerbook (I love the portability). If that's not feasible, then I'll get an iMac, because I'm sure it will be bitching cool. However the limitations of the iMac make it problematic. If Apple insists on keeping the iMac crippled and without the G4, then it's on to the Powermac, of which there are many scenarios.

If I am unhappy across the board, then I'll get an old Snow iMac, and make the iMac Patriot: stars and stripes, baby!

SdC

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post #39 of 44
if the iMac is G4 and has superdrive, i will buy one before SJ finishes his first bottled water...if no G4 and no superdrive...don't know..will sit back and think a bit and see what is offered on the power mac towers...don't want to spend more that 2000, so the power mac line is probably not the way to go....guess i'll find out what apple is offering soon enough....g
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post #40 of 44
Posting from a brand-new 667 combo drive PowerBook, and I don't really need to upgrade my dual 450 G4 PowerMac.

So, nothing for me tomorrow from the CPU aisle, thanks.

An iCam might make me want to replace my two year old Olympus, though. And, my Studio 15 LCD is feeling a little cramped lately....
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