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  • by n1vux (1492) on 2006.12.19 0:36 (#52406) Homepage Journal
    The Intel Macs are very new, so either wait for the next rev or accept that you MAY have some early-adopter hassles, but you might not.

    The local indie Mac repair guy who did a great job on a screen replacement for me recently (not warranty ... NBK error, elbow failure) told me that

    * due to extra miniaturization, and no 2nd source, parts & labor on Mac repairs will be higher than on Mac's than other (non-Vaio-class) laptops; parts are not forward depot'd, are short-supply, and pricy; and there aren't many shops outside Apple central repair to choose from. He still managed to under-bid Apple for the repair, and finish faster, and I'm supporting a local, I'm happy.

    * due to early adopter issues he's seeing (heat?), *he's* holding off buying a personal duocore MacBook Pro until next board rev at least, until they get the bugs out. This was reported in October, so I don't think it's ripe yet, maybe soon?

    I'm not regretting buying a macbook for my local highschool student, as it should last into college without upgrade. But the Pro is edgier, riskier.
    I didn't want another Windows notebook, and the Linux laptops aren't really ready for non-geeks.

    Price/Performance Sweetspot in the lineup to my mind is the White Macbook package identical to the Black macbook (DVD++, mem++, Disk++) but without the "busines black" color surcharge, so it still looks like a Mac.

    Used to be Macs could charge extra for being white, but now they can charge extra for being white at the low end and again for being black at the high end, what a racket.

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;