I wrote a while ago about getting a reprieve from Apple. I was really on the fence to upgrade (read: replace) my older PowerBook with a new 13" MacBook. Once Tiger was delayed, all bets were off, however.
After not thinking about it for a month or so, I find the following deals on Amazon:
Apple MacBook MB062LL/A 13.3" Notebook PC (2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 1 GB RAM, 120 Hard Drive, 8x SuperDrive) White
Price After Rebate: $1,194.99
And also this one:
Apple MacBook MB061LL/A 13.3" Notebook PC (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, 6x Combo Drive) White
Price After Rebate: $994.99
It looks like the only differences between the 2 are .16 faster processor and a 40GB larger HD. I am not sure if that is worth $200. I can get a 500 GB external for 200$. I am sure I won't even notice the .008 increase in Processor Speed.
So if I am about to make a mistake, please let me know but I think I am leaning towards the cheaper model.
P.S. There is a black model with another 40GB increase in HD space, bringing the total to 160. All other specs seem equal however, and the price increase is $200. As 'cool' as Apple is, I don't know where they get that 40GB is worth $200. Maybe I should send them a link to pricewatch?
Seriously, the 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 has a FULL TERABYTE of storage. Street price = 399$. This works out to $0.39/gig. Not the $5/GB from Apple. Apple meet Hitachi. Hitachi meet Apple. Y'all play nice now, Ya Hear?
What I want to know is:
- Will I get upgrades to OSX 10.4 for free? Meaning the soon to be released OSX 10.4.10?
- Will I get a free Tiger CD? ( M$ did it, isn't Apple cooler?
- If the answer to the last question is NO, how much will Tiger costs, and what is the upgrade process like?
P.P.S - Anyone suggesting I "get a Dell with Vista on it" (This means you T.J.) will be shot