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    Default Is it good time to buy Ibook G4 notebook now? Or wait?

    I'm thinking of getting an Ibook G4 notebook, as it will aid greatly in my work.

    At S$1788 the lowest model is quite affordable. However, is it a good time to get a notebook at this time? Or should i wait? I don't quite know the future of Apple, will the switch to intel processor affect ibook too? Please give me some advices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    I'm thinking of getting an Ibook G4 notebook, as it will aid greatly in my work.

    At S$1788 the lowest model is quite affordable. However, is it a good time to get a notebook at this time? Or should i wait? I don't quite know the future of Apple, will the switch to intel processor affect ibook too? Please give me some advices.
    What screen size are you looking at? Personally I would recommend the powerbook series if you are going to do PS editing. However if you are looking at the 12" powerbook, then I did rather you get the 14" ibook.

    As of all new products, there will be problems especially with a switch to intel processor which is major. If you can wait, I suggest you wait at least a year or so for the problems to ride out. If you need one now then get one now. There's no end to waiting.

    Cheers!

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    i suggest you wait till a few more days before thinking further. the macworld keynote is on jan 10. see what steve jobs has in store first.

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    Default Re: Is it good time to buy Ibook G4 notebook now? Or wait?

    wait for macintel to be stable.
    no point investing in past tech and software

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    Den u can wait till forever.

    Stability in speed is impossible since things gets faster and faster.
    Maybe the word u're looking at, Ortega, is 'reliability & software support'.
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    Default Re: Is it good time to buy Ibook G4 notebook now? Or wait?

    sorry for the quick fingers and slow mind.

    What i mean is, current platform is PowerPC
    and current software is written for PowerPC

    if you invest now, it will last for about 3-4 years

    if you upgrade to another ibook or power book in the future
    your current software will not be fully compitable (i am guessing) with the new macintel platform.

    So i suggest waiting for the platform storm to settle first b4 spending your hard earned cash.

    Do a google and see what the industry predicts about the macintel and why apple has choosen to make a switch of processors.

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    I suggest waiting
    saw rumours on the net that apple is pushing a new budget laptop and a new Ipod (lol wat else?)

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    Wait......for it! Mac is using a new Intel chipset

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    Get a Powerbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro Image
    Wait......for it! Mac is using a new Intel chipset
    Announcement expected tomorrow my friend.
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    Thank you guys, where can i check the latest info on Steve Job's announcement?

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    Is it a "NEED" or "WANT"?

    If it is a "NEED", then get it .......
    If it is a "WANT", then wait....

    Just like deciding to buy the latest or higher model camera than your current one.
    If it greatly helps you, then get it....
    If it is just because it is a higher model than your current one, then forget it. Save the $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ola
    Is it a "NEED" or "WANT"?

    If it is a "NEED", then get it .......
    If it is a "WANT", then wait....

    Just like deciding to buy the latest or higher model camera than your current one.
    If it greatly helps you, then get it....
    If it is just because it is a higher model than your current one, then forget it. Save the $$$
    Well definitely i NEED a notebook. But Mac's intel processor is coming soon (which i have no idea when is it), so if it's not so soon, i will get one soon.

    when i heard that there is an announcement tomorrow, then i think i ought to pay more attention on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    Thank you guys, where can i check the latest info on Steve Job's announcement?
    Thursday morning. Check www.apple.com
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    You could buy the new MacbookPro =x at $3.7k or $4.6k

    however, the gfx card is very powerful, although its a little exp.

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    even if you buy a macbook pro now, expect shortages.. and maybe get it end feb. even then, there probably will be issues to be worked out.

    if you NEED a laptop now... there is no harm in buying an ibook now. if it continues serving your needs, its job is done - it doesn't have to be the latest or greatest. keep waiting, and you may never see the day.

    a number of the people around me have bought ibooks very recently, in spite of the macbook announcements.. so far they're very happy with it.

    unless you need to run pro apps like final cut pro, which are not Universal-ready yet, getting one now should be no problem. the wait looks like it'll be a long one.

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    Just go to the mac forum and pick up a 2nd hand 15" powerbook for about 2.6k. You can still get software for the G4, and seriously the macintel still have at least a year to go before it settles down.

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