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I swear to god...I am THIS CLOSE (think a millionth of an inch) to buying myself a desktop mac. I CAN NOT STAND WAITING for my 17" ANYMORE. Not only that, but the fact that the distributor has NO idea, and I can't check the "status" of my order anywhere, is driving me crazy!??! I really don't know what to do. Maybe I cancel and get an imac and re-save up for a powerbook in time for when school starts in september. Maybe they'll be rev b's by then (not like it sounds like there's any problems with the rev.a's so far). I just have no idea how close or far I am from getting it. I'm so close to running out of patience. Three weeks left of school. Maybe I should just stick to the PC still September. I would just be so dissappointed. I've been looking forward to this for so long now. :(


Is anyone else in this predicament? Or can anyone else give me some advice?

Probably not. This is something I'll just have to figure out.
 

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Good things come to those that wait.
The early bird gets the worm.
You can't hit a home run without taking a swing.
Patience is a virtue.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
When offered the choice of two paths, I chose the one less travelled.

Any one of the above should help you make a decision.

You could always try, but I do not recommend, this:
 

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Pam,

I just can't help when I think about your predicament I remember when, younger, I would die for a glance of my secret sweethart... and she couldn't care less.

A powerbook, an erotic object?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Macfriend:
Pam,

I just can't help when I think about your predicament I remember when, younger, I would die for a glance of my secret sweethart... and she couldn't care less.

A powerbook, an erotic object?
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sure seems that way doesn't it. I take it apple is the "secret sweetheart" here....sure seems like they couldn't care less :(
 

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I went through a lot hasle and hoops and misadventurtes to get my new machine, it took about 4 months all told, but I am now happy.
You should get your new book in about a week to three weeks, if you cant wait that long, you could cancel and buy a gig iMac and use it for a year, sell it for a good portion of the cost of next january's Powerbook upgrade. which will be cheaper and better.
We all have been through this with Apple, now if you can struggle through the next couple of weeks, then wait if you really cant then dont.
Frankly if you already have a PC in your home, I would wait and use the PC for the time being.
Just a ramble
 

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Pamela it's not called "bleeding edge" for nothing

Staying on the front edge of Macs is not for the weak of heart or pocketbook.
Even the head of the 100 year old company that does all the packaging for MacD's in Canada and Russia is hemming and hawwing about my getting him a 17".
Stevie knows his victims - buy the top of the line = pay through the nose then watch it get cut in two in value in 6 months. Been that way since Day One.

On the other hand you could have had a perfectly functional 1 gHz 15" that is NOT a "luggable desktop" for less money and have been enjoying a proven product that will run Quark in OS9!!
Or even a "cute as a button "12" Silver Bullet by now. Nice box - we just sold 2.

But then what do I know....... ;)



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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chealion:
Pamela - The ritual is not that bad, the doxies may be nice to you, and well the jumper cables prop won't be covered in rust this time... ;)
If any of us had some pull I believe we'd get them to hurry it up. Switcher Queen? Hmmm... now if the next UBB update (when ehMax gets it...) maybe there can be special titles (like Mayor for the day contests where you get to wear the special ehMac toque or something.
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sounds like a very civil community if you ask me ;) Maybe we should consider sending some suggestions to help them out south of the border ;) lol
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by macdoc:
Pamela it's not called "bleeding edge" for nothing

Staying on the front edge of Macs is not for the weak of heart or pocketbook.
Even the head of the 100 year old company that does all the packaging for MacD's in Canada and Russia is hemming and hawwing about my getting him a 17".
Stevie knows his victims - buy the top of the line = pay through the nose then watch it get cut in two in value in 6 months. Been that way since Day One.

On the other hand you could have had a perfectly functional 1 gHz 15" that is NOT a "luggable desktop" for less money and have been enjoying a proven product that will run Quark in OS9!!
Or even a "cute as a button "12" Silver Bullet by now. Nice box - we just sold 2.

But then what do I know....... ;)
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Oh I know...I could have gone for a lot of other computers. But this 17" is just what I need screen wise. The 15's are just too small for me to do any serious CAD work. I would have just kept the dell I had if I wanted to do that. Plus I've always been the one at the front with all the new gadgets. Anything to take the heat off of me and make my job "easier" (if nothing else, than prettier...lol)
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by macdoc:
On the other hand you could have had a perfectly functional 1 gHz 15" that is NOT a "luggable desktop" for less money and have been enjoying a proven product that will run Quark in OS9!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, I mentioned the deal I was getting through ADC to a collegue. He ordered a 15" Friday and picked it up yesterday. I could have wrung his neck. I'm surprised he didn't want the 17...to each his own I guess.
 

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It depends what you want. IMHO I think a 17" is overkill, but hey, I wouldn't mind having one. But patience.. again, never buy the first revision of an Apple product, and Tomac, if we see a 64 bit processor in a Mac.. I think Apple will be kicking a lot of big companies in the pants.. Intel says no to consumer market64 bit machines, AMD can hardly pump out a chip that's worth my typing about it.. and well..Motorola.. rest in peace..

I don't see IBM putting a 64 bit PCC970 chip in there.. it's not going to happen until at least next year IMHO. Maybe a 32 bit 970 processor.. that could happen.. also, I would not expect a new Powerbook until at least the fall.. they have to get these puppies shipping and then wait 6 months... so I say around end of september minimum.

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P.S. Pamela; there will always be a newer machine out there, be happy with what you got. My Ti 400 works awesome and I love it, and I don't plan on updating for at least a year minimum.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RicktheChemist:
IMHO I think a 17" is overkill<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

For me it really isn't. I spend 10-12 hours a day on a computer...only about half of which I could hook up to a bigger external monitor. I work on tiny little details and the programs I use have a ton of open toolboxs. If I were just using word and internet, yeah, of course it would be overkill.
 

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macdoc, I was just going to suggest that.
Using the powerbook in extended desktop mode you could hook up a second 17 inch LCD and have more combined space than the 17 inch alone, and you could use the 15 incher as a more portable laptop.
A freind of mine uses photoshop on two monitors one larger and one small 14 inch for pallettes and extras.
The combined cost would still be cheaper and more versatile and frankly just better all around
 

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What's the problem here? Why not just smuggle in a new machine in 6 months time via the Apple Dodge Connection program. (The 15" powerbooks are next for revision - probably in April).

macspectrum, I just heard an "errant" Tomahawk flying in (approximately) your direction. When it goes quiet, you know you're in deep doo-doo. Good luck.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by minnes:
I went through a lot hasle and hoops and misadventurtes to get my new machine, it took about 4 months all told, but I am now happy.
You should get your new book in about a week to three weeks, if you cant wait that long, you could cancel and buy a gig iMac and use it for a year, sell it for a good portion of the cost of next january's Powerbook upgrade. which will be cheaper and better.
We all have been through this with Apple, now if you can struggle through the next couple of weeks, then wait if you really cant then dont.
Frankly if you already have a PC in your home, I would wait and use the PC for the time being.
Just a ramble
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That's actually a good suggestion. Buying the imac and selling it when the next powerbook upgrade comes around. But isn't that the computing world...always waiting for the next upgrade...lol. If we kept waiting, none of us would have a computer. I think I will take your suggestion though. I'll keep biting my lip, and keep using the PC. What a shame that school will be over by the time I get the powerbook though. I was really hoping to be able to use it. Oh well, it'll just make me want to work on my business stuff that I've had to put off cuz of school being too crazy
 
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