Thread: I bought an ibook on sunday!
04-21-2004, 09:34 PM #1jowizzleGuestI bought an ibook on sunday!
Well, I bought 12 hours too early. I'm now the proud owner of a 14" 933MHz ibook. So my choices are this: Get a $50 rebate, or pay $130 restock fee and get the new 1GHz, which happens to be the same price as what I paid for the 933.
This is what I make of the differences on the new one:
- 1GHz processor (vs. 933MHz)
- Twice the L2 cache (512K)
- Max 1.25GB RAM, which is significantly more than the 640 max
So I feel screwed either way because now I have to pay $130 more for something i could have had for free, and the $50 rebate doesn't really make it better.
My real question is this: How much performance gain will i see from the new model? Is it worth the $130? I want this to last for at least the duration of my applecare. I notice that even with the 640MB tony hawk 4 is a little choppy @ 800x600 with fog.
Literally 12 hours too soon! This sucks. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I have 7 days left to bring it to make my decision. Thanks for any help...
04-21-2004, 11:22 PM #2
It's a very tough choice. I think I would go for it, but it's not the same when I'm making the choice from a hypothetic perspective
04-22-2004, 06:14 PM #3trenolletGuest
I talked with apple yesterday and they will price match within 10 days of a purchase. I think the only exclusion to this is if you bought from a retailer and not the apple store, in which case I guess you are right. So I'd call apple if you did get it direct from them.
04-23-2004, 02:54 PM #4jowizzleGuestOriginally Posted by trenollet
Thanks again... Hope nobody else has such poor timing
04-23-2004, 03:01 PM #5
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If I were in your shoes and had the money. I would upgrade to the faster box.Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
04-25-2004, 10:37 AM #6trenolletGuest
Oh yeah, $130 is worth being able to cramp more ram in and double the L2 cache. I'd do it.
04-25-2004, 11:16 AM #7
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I too would definetly upgrade. You may not need it now, but you sure would regret it in the future when you need it and don't have the extra power.
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