Originally Posted by justagirl
I am going to buy a new iMac and also a Powerbook for my up coming semester of Graduate school. Classes start in September, but I was wondering what people thought about the advantages in waiting for the new operating system to come out. These will be the first apple computers I have personally purchased and I want to make sure I get the most for my money, but Im also excited to have them and want to get more familiar with the system before classes start. SO any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
Get the MacBook RevB. Core2Duo. In other words, retailers will be clearing out the RevB CHEAP because the RevC just came out. Great value. Look at the current crop of MacBooks, pricing, and then ask your local reseller about the ones just before that, which they should be selling quite a bit cheaper than the current brand spanking new MacBooks.
Get the MacBook RevB Core2Duo 2ghz 1gb RAM 6x SuperDrive 80gb hard disk.
You will enjoy the MacBook 13" for your college/university work. A MacBookPro is a bit of a heavy thing to carry around and open up on desks, cafes, the university lawn, etc.
Get this first as your laptop and portable computing thingy. Then wait until the new iMac updates around the corner for some nice desktop action.
My 2 cents.