I’ve had the conversation a few times already. I’m sure many of you have as well. “Do I get a first revision Intel Mac, or do I wait until the hype dies, and bugs are worked out of the hardware/software?”
A day or so after The Keynote a couple weeks back, my good friend called me to see what I’d do. He was in an interesting situation – he bought his G5 iMac 29 days prior… So he wanted to know if I’d return my brandnew G5 iMac and opt instead for the even brand-newer (I know that’s not a word) Core Duo Intel iMac.
I of course had to give the responsible answer first, “For what you’ll be using it for, it’s not going to make a difference.” That said, I went on, “But if I were in your shoes, I’d definitely go for the Intel iMac!” He agreed – he likes the cutting edge, probable bugs or not.
So what are you doing, dear readers? If you’re in the market for a new machine – or if you’ve just got money burning a hole in your pocket – what are you planning to do? Wait it out a bit longer, or plunge into the Brave New World feet first?
And if you’ve already taken the plunge, any regrets or feedback for the rest of us?