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Apple Ack - ready to buy my MBP but I must force myself to wait until after labor day!!!!!

Discussion in 'Software' started by DreamTheEndless, 28 Aug 2006.

  1. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    Ack - ready to buy my MBP but I must force myself to wait until after labor day!!!!!

    I have it all picked out:
    Apple Certified Refurbished MacBook Pro for $1699
    2.0ghz Core Duo
    512mb ram (will bring this up to 2gb from NewEgg.com)
    80gb 5400 rpm HD (Just fine for now, but maybe a 120gb down the road and turn this into an external drive)

    But I've been hearing SERIOUS rumors of core 2 duo coming out around labor day weekend (next weekend for those of you across the pond) -

    If true, it would at the least drop the price of everything else and possibly allow me to get my refurb for less - and maybe it would allow me to jump up to the 2.16ghz for the same money - this is killing me!!!!!

    (MBP will be my birthday present from myself with a little help from the parents. Birthday is 8/29)
     
  2. Atomsk

    Atomsk What's a Dremel?

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    well Apple always shows their new products on a tuesday unless there is a keynote or something, but it wouldnt suprise me if they did which would be sweet I have thought about selling my 15" mbp for a macbook with merom :D
     
  3. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    i wouldn't expect the release of a new wave of macbooks/macbook pros for another month beyond the relase of the core2duos.

    nor would I expect that release to effect the pricing of refurbished items
     
  4. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    I'd just buy it now tbh, I don't think core 2 duo will be hitting the mac market very soon.
     
  5. Gordy

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    The performance difference between core duo and core duo 2 is very small anyway :)
     
  6. DreamTheEndless

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    Ordered -

    plus 2gb ram from newegg
    :D
    (Me=very excited)
     
  7. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Huh? Not from what I've heard... sometimes as much as 50% faster on the C2D Conroe chips than on the C1D of the same clock speed.

    Anyways, I saw a little snipped at thinksecret about a Mac Mini update... if that comes around labor day with really any ol' dual core chip in the $599 model, I'm all over it (screw my newfound student's budget). I'd rather be able to bring my MBP to class instead of their iffy Lenovo thing anyways, rather than have it locked to my desk.

    [/tangent] Enjoy it DTE, it's a great notebook. I did the same thing - 2GB from Newegg. Excellent choice, especially if you ever need to use something like Parallels.
     
  8. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    parallels runs great even using just 1GB

    though I'm normally never using windows... it's simply there for amusement
     
  9. DreamTheEndless

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    After I upgrade the ram, anybody want to buy a 512mb stick of Apple DDR2 SODIMM?

    When I actually have it in hand, I will post to the for sale forum.
     
  10. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Not when you've got a 24" widescreen completely full of other apps and the main 15" doing parallels fullscreen. :p In any case, Windows needs at least a gig to run now, which you can't easily do when OS X wants a bit for itself.

    That or I'm just a ram whore.

    DTE - possibly. If I get a Mini, I might want it (as I've got a spare 512mb myself, and would want to give it a gig at least), but don't hold it for me if someone else is interested.

    Yup, I'm definitely a ram whore.
     
  11. Gordy

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    Not the reviews I've seen its 1-2% and 2-3degrees in difference, are you sure your not confusing the desktop chips thats where the big differences are.
     
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    :wallbash: [grumble]Stoopid FedEx[/grumble] :wallbash:

    Delivery today sometime between 10:30am (Pacific Time) and 3:00pm.

    Working from home as it needs a signature :(

    Also - ram will not arrive until September 5
     
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    (keep looking out the window. still no fedex. Jerks.)

    (Of course, as soon as it comes, I will love fedex....)
     
  14. cire9753

    cire9753 What's a Dremel?

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    i was going to wait and get my mb 2.o ghz but i decided to get it and iif the core2 duo comes around i can return my macbook in 2 weeks i think
     
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    I bought a refurb - I'm not sure if apple will allow me to return it...

    (Did you hear that the Mini's got a silent upgrade?)
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    (Stoopid fedex - still not here yet. It's 12:30pm)
     
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    no upgrade to the minis that I know of...

    still same processors/memory etc for same prices
     
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    they are shipping new ones labeled with the old specs. They will do this until they are out of stock of the old ones.

    They got rid of the solo.
     
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    Posted from (very warm) macbook pro

    :D
     
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