Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Weekly Wish – a new Apple computer

I know this isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about buying a new computer. But this is the first time Apple has left me with such a big dilemma.

Here’s the scoop:
I’d like a new computer by September.
Originally, I thought I wanted a laptop. I’d really like a MacBook Pro but the MacBook is more in my price range.
Yesterday, Apple released a new iMac: new design, 20” base model, more goodies, and at $1,299 a pretty good value.
Next, some friends told me I should consider a refurbished one. Never done that before. I’m a bit nervous. Should I be?
Leopard is scheduled for release in October. If I wait ’til then, it will be included with my computer.

My weekly wish is for Apple just to shower me with laptop and desktop love. Wouldn’t it be nice if they’d let me take a couple for a test drive and let me share my experience with you? I’d even write a daily log. I know it’s just not their style but I like dreaming.

In case you’re wondering why I’m fixated on getting a new Apple when there are some other cool laptops out there at a fraction of the price, I purchased the educational version of Office and I have two extra licences.

But from where I sit, I’d be almost as happy if you share your opinions. What would you do if you were me? Please leave some comments. I know Linda needs some help too.

And by the way, if you’re a university student and you buy a new Apple computer between now and August 31, Apple will throw in a new iPod Nano.

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  1. I just bought a new mac last week. And not only do they throw in a new ipod nano they ALSO throw in a new printer. I don't know if this is only for university students but.. it was a good deal for me seeing as I will need both come september. Also alot of my soft wear was discounted so my advice would be, get the macs now. You could wait for the new lepord program but prices are going to shoot up. And it could be a possibility that come october you will sit and regret not getting that mac.

    On another note, it aint hard to fake being a univerisity student! A little white lie could go a long way on some savings. They didn't ask for my student card or anything just where I was going. But if you don't want to travel down the road of deceit or you think could couldn't pass then forget everything I just said. Hope that can help! ;-)


    p.s You are an amazing blogger!

  2. Wow! Kristina,
    What a nice compliment. It's readers like you who make this worthwhile. ;)

    Sounds like you got a great deal on your mac. I also got a sweet deal on a printer when I bought my iMac two years ago. It wasn't free but it was pretty cheap.

    Your tips is great. As for me, I don't think I'd pass for a university student anymore. All the power to those of you who can. Hmm, maybe I'll ask my neighbour to buy a new mac for me.

    Did you buy a laptop or desktop?

  3. I got a laptop because I am going to unviersity next year it seemed like the better fit. I love it.
    I have converted to a mac user and love it!

    good luck and keep on posting!

  4. Kristina,
    I've been investigating further think it's pretty easy to get the student deal. Enjoy your laptop - I'm still struggling with whether or not to get one - the new imac is pretty awesome. I tested it out on the weekend.


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