When is the best time to purchase a 12-inch PowerBook G4?

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Hi experts,

The reason i have this question in mind is that because i bought my first mac, an iBook, September last year.  It was the top model which features 700MHz of G3, 256MB of PC133 and it cost me AUS$ 3775 (after 10% discount for student).  However, 2 months later Apple had a model revision....which enhanced the top model of iBook to 900MHz with 640MB of RAM...and priced it around AUS$3200 with discount......Now, with the release of Panther on 24th of this month, i wonder when they'll revise their products again...So, when'd be the best time to buy??

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I doubt any products (as in Hardware->Computers) will be updated within the next few months or so. But as you noted the best time to purchase is when a new revision comes out, and buy the older models. you will always pay top dollar for a new apple product. They do not give price drops offen with out somekind of upgrade model which takes place of the now less expensive model.

So either buy a non-top-end model or just pay top dollar price and watch it drop when a new model comes out.
Sorry but i dont think there is a better option.
Best time to buy is right after a product introduction. That usually means Macworld Boston in January, Macworld San Francisco in July, or The WWDC which i dont recall the month for. The next revision is probably set for MWSF though they just updated so it may be postponed to some later date.
hence what i said. ;)
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Hi experts,
thanks for responding my question!
can u guys please list some site or mac forum that talks about the news or trend in the mac industry?

By the way, would the next price revision comes when powerbook ships with panthers?

thank u

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thank u weed and x40ozbaby,
i guess i'll do a split point this time with 50 each.  is that cool with u guys?
r6
sure.
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hi the almighty weed~
actually, i still got a problem unlocked titled "problem with iSync" and waiting for ur help!  please help me~
thank u
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