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Took Macbook plunge and now the waiting begins
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webb3201
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Nov 29, 2006, 04:33 PM
 
After months of debate, I sold the last of my Powerpc machines and ordered a Black Macbook from Apple. I really like the size as a great middle ground betweek my 12 and 15 machines. It also reminds me of my old Pismo. I cant wait to get the machine. I have the ram sticks waiting and will run it at max. I went with the 160gb drive option. So excited. Anything I should be worried about in the transition?

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Nov 29, 2006, 04:54 PM
 
I'm jealous. Have fun! Can't think of any problems you'll run into.
     
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Nov 29, 2006, 05:23 PM
 
I ordered mine from macmall to avoid the tax and get in on the 100 buck rebate.
     
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Nov 29, 2006, 05:53 PM
 
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I forgot to ship overnight..instead I left it at the default slow boat. Im calling now to see if I can cancel and go to Mac Mall.
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Nov 29, 2006, 07:10 PM
 
Yeah, I ordered mine through macmall wiht 2nd day shipping and it was still cheaper than going with apple through a student discount.

I even got a shuffle while I was at it
     
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Nov 29, 2006, 08:17 PM
 
Just saw a review online where the reviewer had chosen the expedited shipping whereas his office mate ordered a day after him, regular shipping. They both received theirs the same day. Go figure.
     
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Nov 30, 2006, 12:59 AM
 
I ordered expedited shipping on my iMac a while back, as well as my MacBook currently being shipped. The iMac took a little over a week, and the MacBook is two days from one week as of today. However, my STM Alley bag (part of the same order) arrived yesterday.

A week really isn't that bad, considering I live in the middle of nowhere up in Canada. It sure is killing me waiting for that MacBook though!

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Nov 30, 2006, 01:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by webb3201 View Post
After months of debate, I sold the last of my Powerpc machines and ordered a Black Macbook from Apple. I really like the size as a great middle ground betweek my 12 and 15 machines. It also reminds me of my old Pismo. I cant wait to get the machine. I have the ram sticks waiting and will run it at max. I went with the 160gb drive option. So excited. Anything I should be worried about in the transition?
So, brands are your 12 and 15" laptops?
     
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Nov 30, 2006, 01:29 AM
 
Shipping is the biggest scam to get more money out of you. I got my MBP in exactly 6 days on the standard free shipping to Canada.

My friend just got a MB and yah you definitely need the max RAM. Does everyone here get Apple Care on their laptops?
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Nov 30, 2006, 10:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by mavherzog View Post
So, brands are your 12 and 15" laptops?
They were both G4 Macs.

I am about to bust waiting on this thing. My thought on shipping is that I just paid 1500 ish dollars, whats another 30-50 to get it the next day. Its much better than my checking the shipping status every hour for 6 days!
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Nov 30, 2006, 10:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by webb3201 View Post
They were both G4 Macs.

I am about to bust waiting on this thing. My thought on shipping is that I just paid 1500 ish dollars, whats another 30-50 to get it the next day. Its much better than my checking the shipping status every hour for 6 days!
I check my shipping status every hour anyways The tracking is really innaccurate. I find it's quite often 2 days behind. I'm really hoping it'll be here in time for the weekend.
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Dec 1, 2006, 02:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by webb3201 View Post
They were both G4 Macs.
Ahhh, I misunderstood. I read you sold all your PPC units and assumed you were referring to currently owned equipment.
     
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I bought one last week and I got the 2 day shipping for a extra 20 bucks. i recieved it 4 days after i ordered it. I tracked the shipping and it came from china. Does anyone know if they make to order? This is my first mac, i still have my home pc (that I'll keep). I;ve been using my macbook alot these past few days and I must say it's a very good comp. I hope to learn alot about it in this forum...
     
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Dec 2, 2006, 08:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by rollem View Post
I bought one last week and I got the 2 day shipping for a extra 20 bucks. i recieved it 4 days after i ordered it. I tracked the shipping and it came from china. Does anyone know if they make to order? This is my first mac, i still have my home pc (that I'll keep). I;ve been using my macbook alot these past few days and I must say it's a very good comp. I hope to learn alot about it in this forum...
I got lucky and they shipped Saturday Home delivery. I received the machine today and really like it so far. My memory upgrade has not arrived yet, so it does feel a bit slow. I really like the hardware, makes me think of my Pismo using OSX with a black bezel. The only thing I dont like is the ultra tight button on the trackpad. I may have to turn on tap to click. Otherwise, this is a great system.

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