Originally posted by Save Ferris
If I want to do some work from home at my new job I'll have to buy a Mac. Ive always used a PC at home (for gaming) and Macs at work, so ive never ever bought one.
Im pretty sure i want a powerbook so i can take it in the car or out of the house.
-- Do they make a laptop that has dual processors? I need that believe it or not.
-- When in the next 3 months should i buy one? Before/after Christmas? January?
-- Im not in the 'mac scene'; are there any rumors of an upgrade/new ver. of powerbook? Maybe after the new year?
-- Im pretty sure i still want to use a PC for internet. Do i still have to pay for all the wireless stuff on a powerbook? Does apple customize anything to lower the price?
I know most people here are PC people but Thot I'd ask anyway--any help is appreciated--especially on the 'when to buy' questions if nothing else.
No dual processors in laptops. If you want dual processor, you have to buy a PowerMac G5 desktop machine.
They just barely refreshed the Powerbook line a little over a month ago, so no new laptops coming for a while.
As far as customizing, wireless, etc., the best place to do that is at the Apple Store online at http://store.apple.com
Also, for getting the best price, if you know someone in Education, they can buy one Apple laptop per year at the Apple Education Store (click the Education link at the Apple Store). Or, if you know someone that works for the government (state or federal), they can also sponsor 5 friends/family per year for purchases at the Government Store (click on the Government link), which has discounts almost as good as the Education store.