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I'm pissed.

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Just before Christmas I realized I had some expenses to build up so I wouldn't be nailed for a huge tax bill. The one thing I wanted more than anything was a 15" mac G4 powerbook. I weighed other options like the ibook but I'm gearing up to be a tv producer who should know editing and graphics as well so I went for the super power, the one with greatest connectivity and the one I knew would last.

Well it'll last I suppose, but less than 2 weeks after my major purchase ($2400 + warranty, RAM upgrade and taxes) at Carbon Computing I don't even have something top of the line anymore. I would've loved to have just some of the features now available on the just released macbook pro - front row, built-in isight and a dual processor, never mind it's 4x faster and cost $100 less!!!!! I'm pissed!

Maybe the new intel chips will suck or need tweaking for the first year or so. What crap. Apple never has christmas or boxing day sales and now they'll likley drop the price $800. Jerks!

I knew there would be new releases with the new chip but no one I talked to suspected it would be the laptops that they revamped. Well, rumours were out on my RSS feed from CNet yesterday and I was hoping it wasn't true. For those of you who haven't picked up your Apple laptop yet, congratulations! You have something to look forward to. Though I'll still be proud to tell you that I use a powerbook, if only because it sounds so much better than the new moniker: macbook pro.


Blogger Juxtapose said...

Actually the Ops (Operations) staff and I are really excited about the new Macs at the office, however the problem you've encountered brings one of the big Mac vs. PC issues up: Custom Set-Ups.

With a PC, if you get some new hardware and something better comes out, you can simply buy it and install it. With capitalizing Macs, however, nope. You get a pre-determined package and that's it. Once the new model comes out, to bad for you, that'll be another couple grand for our shiney cased hardware.

For personal use, I still say PC. At least I know Microsoft is a bunch of sneaky bastards.

However, the PowerBook you have is still a very nice system, and at present it'll do you fine for what your looking for from it. Take care of it and make it last 2 or 3 years before getting another system to get your money's worth. I do that even with PC's, and as you know they're usually half the price.


Blogger Richie said...

I picked up one of the new Powerbooks as soon as they were available in Toronto back in October 2005. I was using a G4 iBook and got bogged down with it's limitations. I knew they were coming out with Intel gear soon but really needed the PB asap. Regardless of it being out of date, I'm completely happy with it. I'm really curious to see comments in the Apple forums after people actually start using the MacBook Pro. Not sure if I really trust rev A of a product. Guess we'll find out in a few weeks time.

Blogger Juxtapose said...

Actually, don't feel so bad about not getting a MacBook. Apparently, the dual core processors (including those in the new iMac's) are having... issues. Instability, software conflicts, etc.

1st gen tec is always buggy.


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