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not to brag, but i just bought a ridiculous 15" titanium-superdrive-

80gb-512mb-in-one-slot-customized powerbook

with robotize modulators and multiple lowpass xpf polytone generators on it.

 

..and now i expect i will barely eat for the next year.

since i've bought it i've had this mixed feeling of

weird nervous excitement and raw soberness..like

maybe i shouldn't have bought it.

of course this will probably evaporate when it shows up on

my doorstep in 2 weeks.

 

and about the 17"...i realized yesterday looking at it that it is way too

'wow' factor....like i would feel like a total dinksack pulling

it out in public and working on something.

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Originally posted by BROWNer

....and about the 17"...i realized yesterday looking at it that it is way too

'wow' factor....like i would feel like a total dinksack pulling

it out in public and working on something.

 

yes..Its quite odd at times.

anyways I felt the same way when I purchased my power-book, Im pretty broke now, But have used day in and day out, and im in love with it.

My friend also recently got the upgraded 15 inch...its very very sweet.

 

trust me its grrrrrrrrreaaaaaaaat.

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Word, I'm thiiiiiiiiis close to getting the exact same one. As soon as the next two paychecks come in, I should be set. I've been battling between purchasing this or a dual G5, but I really REALLY need the portability.

 

The one thing though, is that I don't really need the SuperDrive, but I'd like the extra 20 GB and 250 MHz in the top-of-the-line 15". But are 20 GB and 250 MHz extra worth $600? I can purchase a DVD-R burner further down the line when I get to doing those, as well as an extra hard drive with like 160 GB for cheaper, I believe... so that leaves me worrying about a measly processor speed increase that I don't think will be that much of a difference.

 

You know... I think I decided. I'm gonna get the $1999 version, which means I only need one paycheck. Word the fuck up.

 

And yeah, the 17" is just overkill. I'm buying the adapter to hook up the Powerbook to my current monitor and bust the double-steeze, so space won't be an issue.

 

*Ah, forgot about RAM though... 256K only...

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Originally posted by BROWNer

 

not to brag, but i just bought a ridiculous 15" titanium-superdrive-

80gb-512mb-in-one-slot-customized powerbook

with robotize modulators and multiple lowpass xpf polytone generators on it.

 

 

i understood bugger all of this. computer illiterate i am...

but yeah, browner i know the feeling you mean. kinda like "oh, perhaps i shouldnt have....but i want it!"

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^huh?

 

at least it wasn't a $25,000+ new vehicle.

when i start adding up college and car loans i start thinking about how ridiculously foolish i am.

 

tears/more foolish than ashanti.

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Originally posted by El Mamerro

And yeah, the 17" is just overkill....

 

there is truth to this...yes..

 

but damnit sometimes having that huge screen kills it.

 

not but really especially when running programs like Maya and what not, its really handy to have a lot of screen real estate, and I dont have an external monitor, or a place to hook that set up quite yet....

--sigh--

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ashanti?

 

dude, i have no clue what the fuck a 15" superdrive hypermodulator flux capacitor is..

 

it's some shit i made up..

 

i'm in rare form today, what can i say??

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Ahhh I remeber my first powerbook. Seems like it was only yesterday.... and yes I remember that feeling very well.

 

 

P.S. Don't drop it for Jesus Potato's sake :jpotato:. I droped my first one and it sucked.

 

and be wary because I heard some screens like to crack on their own and apple will refuse to fix it. :dazed:

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i dont know about spending all that cash on something that wont even meet the status quo in like 2 years. but htat 17 inch screen is hooooot. I guess it depends on if your work really requires the extra performance and shit.

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I'm ready to buy a mini dv and a zoom lens for my still digi...nervous is key..cause you know i'll be needing a new comp with all that fine machinery firwired on it;)

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Almost got one of those myself:

 

Dear Apple Customer,

 

Thank you for your order on the Apple Store. Following is an update regarding the status of your order.

 

Due to an unexpected delay, we are unable to ship the following item(s) by the revised date you were last quoted:

 

Z07D02EGD, PBG4 15.2/1GHZ/512/80/CMBO/AP/LL

will now ship on or before 12/08/2003

 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this delay.

 

Before we can continue to process your order, we need to hear from you.

You may change or cancel your order any time before it is shipped. If you choose to cancel your order, Apple will issue a prompt refund.

 

I told them to cancel it.. Yeah, I chickened out. :o

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So why does everyone want a powerbook anyway? Are they that much better? Unless you're using it for straight up graphic purposes why not just get a laptop? Granted it's not as cute... and the OS isn't as flashy... but it's a lot easier to get shit for it...

 

I just got my HP two weeks ago..

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Originally posted by j

Z07D02EGD, PBG4 15.2/1GHZ/512/80/CMBO/AP/LL

will now ship on or before 12/08/2003

 

 

 

Dude, how'd you get those specs? That's exactly what I want (512 RAM, 80 GB drive, but with a ComboDrive)... Where you able to set it up how you wanted through the Apple Store?

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..and now i expect i will barely eat for the next year.

since i've bought it i've had this mixed feeling of

weird nervous excitement and raw soberness..like

maybe i shouldn't have bought it.

of course this will probably evaporate when it shows up on

my doorstep in 2 weeks.

 

 

 

 

this is what we in the business like to call post purchase depression...

 

 

its a normal cycle of the consumer behavior...dont worry....itll pass...as long as the purchase meets your expectations...

 

 

im also sure that apple will let you know repeatedly how great you are, so be on the look out for deals in your mail box...

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Originally posted by El Mamerro

Dude, how'd you get those specs? That's exactly what I want (512 RAM, 80 GB drive, but with a ComboDrive)... Where you able to set it up how you wanted through the Apple Store?

 

Yeah, I went through the Apple Store.. educational pricing, of course.

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Originally posted by BOZACK

wow! i'm dead broke! i get excited after stealing a few t-shirts/jeans

having a job must be great

 

I hear ya. I finally decided against getting it cause I really don't need debt right now.

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