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You know it’s bad when you don’t take your own advice. We often get questions about "device X", with people asking: "Should I get device X or should I wait until the upgraded device Y, I’m hearing about?". Our answer tends to be the same: if […]

Macbook_1You know it’s bad when you don’t take your own advice. We often get questions about "device X", with people asking: "Should I get device X or should I wait until the upgraded device Y, I’m hearing about?". Our answer tends to be the same: if you keep waiting for the next best device, you’ll always be waiting. If there’s a device that meets your more important needs now, you should consider it.

So I really can’t explain why I keep waiting to buy a MacBook. First it was waiting for the Intel chipset adoption. Then I waited for dual Core CPUs. Now I’m sitting here saying: maybe an "Apple special event" next week will introduce MacBooks with Leopard. Either way, I’m not practicing what I preach on this one. If you’ve been waiting, you might want to check out Amazon as they’re offering a $75, $100 and even $200 rebates on the MacBook line. Funny, you have to buy the unit by 2/20, which just happens to be the special event date: maybe they’re dumping current MacBooks for something new next week? Oh….there I go again……

  1. I know what you mean Kevin, that’s why last November I finally broke down and got the MacBook Pro C2D or I would of bein waiting for ever LOL. I run Win XP PRO on it using Boot Camp and using Parallels also works great. I also use my Q1P for my work since I have to travel a lot and it more poratable plus like you said if it works for you then its a good idea to get it so I got it.

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  2. Raphael Salgado Thursday, February 15, 2007

    How about I’ll give you my Dell XPS M1210 notebook and you can buy me a MacBook? I think that would be a good deal for you… ;)

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  3. Ha! Such timing!

    I Ask Myself: Why Not Get A Frikkin Mac?
    http://mikecane.wordpress.com/2007/02/10/i-ask-myself-why-not-get-a-frikkin-mac/

    Ooh, thanks for letting me know of that 2/20 deadline!

    This calls for a blog post!

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  4. Should I wait for the Q9 or get a Blackjack?

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  5. I agree with your advice.

    However, do you really NEED a new MacBook right now? It sounds like you don’t…

    I have been eyeing for a new PowerMac since the G5 came out. But then I was waiting for the Intel Mac Pro. Then that was released but I was waiting for “version 2.0″ so the bugs could be worked out. But fact of matter is, my current PowerMac G4 still serves me pretty well and I am not desperately in need of an upgrade. That has been my excuse for waiting at least ;)

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  6. Congratulations! My post caused this item to be picked up by Macsurfer!

    Better get a MacBook now or else! Ha!

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  7. Sorry for asking a question you’ve probably already answered, but why do you even want a Macbook? They are terrific notebooks (aside from the lack of digitizer), but I don’t understand the fascination with the Macbook. Actually, I don’t understand why you’d want an inkless notebook at all, but it’s the Mac fascination that most escapes me.

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  8. Good question! For the same reason I’ve run Ubuntu at various times: to become a more well-rounded computer user. I’ve already had Windows notebooks from Dell, HP, Compaq, Toshiba and more, but I haven’t used a Mac in many years. The compelling reason right now is the ability to run both Mac OS X as well XP / Vista with the Parallels Coherence feature. Any time your hardware can be flexible so you can use best-of-breed software (regardless of OS), you’ve got a winner in my book. Will it take the place of a touchscreen UMPC or digitized Tablet? No, but it has its place just like my UMPC does. Or at least that’s what I hope to find out. :)

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  9. Ah, to be able to run OS X on a Samsung Q! Eh, eh?

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