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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Just ordered my new Powerbook!!!


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I just ordered my new toy, a replacement for my iBook G4. Actually, I'm handing down my iBook to my fiance who has been complaining about her Compaq laptop for as long as thee I can remember. Here is what I just ordered:

17 inch Powerbook G4 1.5 gHz
80 gig HD @ 5400
512 MB RAM
128 MB Graphics Memory
Superdrive
Airport Extreme

I left out the RAM upgrade since I can get a 1 MB stick for a lot less than Apple is charging. Can't wait
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AWESOME CHOICE

The 17 incher is so gorgeous. You just need a big *** case when u travel!

CONGRATS ON THE NEW MAC ADDITION!

ANOTHER SWITCHER
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I may have to find a bigger bag to carry my new PB around in. For the amount of money I just spent on it, I don't want ANYTHING to happen to it. Funny thing is, I don't mind the amount of money I spent. There's just something about falling in love with a Mac.
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GOOD ON YOU! GREAT CHOICE! 512MB OF RAM should enough for now anyways
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I left out the RAM upgrade since I can get a 1 MB stick for a lot less than Apple is charging. Can't wait
Don't know about your dealer but where I bought my computer they also sold other ram (Kingston and others) from several manufacturers and I checked prices all over Calgary. The dealer was $10 more than the lowest price I found elswhere and they installed it and tested it, lifetime warranty etc. I could have bought ram cheaper on the internet but being in Canada there is money exchange, duty, taxes and brockerage fees that drive the price up. In the end I decided I would rather get it put in by the Apple tech and know that it works properly etc. I would check with them anyways and see what other ram they sell or can get and costs.

I am an innstant gratification kind of guy So I bought my computer from a dealer rather than wait for it be shipped. I had a chance to try the computer and make sure everything was good before I left. I also try to support local business as much as I can even though I may pay a little more. In the end they gave me a Mareware Sportfolio II sleeve for it along with a couple of the mac magazines.

Congrats on the new toy, I am sure you'll be lovin' it
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Congratz on the new 17! Nice Mac collection lzasitko!
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if you want ram thats cheaper then what even the manufactures sell it for (both macs and pcs) then go to http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...y%29&submit=Go

they make the ram themselves for about 95% of all computer makers
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Hey wickedbusa, high five! you and i now have exactly the same computer, exact configurations and all. I bought a 1GB RAM stick from crucial when they were selling them for $439 a pop. Currently they're $478 or something...
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Hey wickedbusa, high five! you and i now have exactly the same computer, exact configurations and all. I bought a 1GB RAM stick from crucial when they were selling them for $439 a pop. Currently they're $478 or something...
Wow! That that how much it is for a 1GB stick nowadays? :eek: Hmm, it would be cheaper if I just had 2 512 sticks :cool: Is there a difference in the peformance between a 1 GB stick and dual 512 sticks?
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Well I have two 1GB sticks in the powerbook. But two 512 vs. one 1GB stick would make no difference. But if you bought a 1GB stick, then you'd actually have 1.5GB. Blazing indeed.
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Nicholas, did you have to special order your PB? It just makes me wonder how long it will take for my new PB to get here. I ordered it yesterday directly from Apple.
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CONGRATS! Welcome to the Mac World! I love my PB too even though i still own a PC though for those evil little video editing programs that wont work with my Mac. Maybe Ill buy another PB.... Maybe A turbo for my honda or a G5? A little help guys?
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You loser. Rot in hell.

...ignore me. I'm jealous.
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You loser. Rot in hell.

...ignore me. I'm jealous.
I felt the same way as you do. It was hard looking at all of my friend's with Powerbooks, especially since I was the only one with an iBook. Trust me, I spent a LONG time saving up for this thing
:p


Beret, get a G5, forget the turbo If you want to go fast, get a bike (hence, my username).
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I wish you luck with your PowerBook. Mine has had nothing but trouble.
*sprinkles salt all around thread and chants some weird things*
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