I’ve just purchased a new 12″ PowerBook. And tomorrow, you all can laugh with me. You do know what’s going to happen tomorrow, don’t you?
Tomorrow Apple Computer will announce a sweeping upgrade to its entire PowerBook line. The 12″ model I chose will be $300 less, but will have dual 4GHZ G9 processors with 10GB RAM. A free, 100GB iPod will also be thrown in as a freebie.
Of course I’m exaggerating — but this is what happens when I buy a Mac. Every time.
This time around, I got tired of waiting. First waiting for MacWorld in January. Will Steve announce new PowerBooks? No. Oh, but they’ve updated PowerBooks like three weeks after MacWorld before. Oh, OK then. I’ll just wait a few more weeks. Nothing.
Then there was the constant refreshing of the rumor discussion boards (I’ve since deleted those bookmarks).
Oh look! They’ve increased the font size on the PowerBook details page — that means new updates absolutely no later than February 2nd.
When all is said and done, I guess it doesn’t really matter when you buy. New models will keep coming out every six months or so. You just need to buy and forget about it. In my case, I had been needing this thing for a while. I had to buy it for a few reasons — but I still wanted to get the best deal. It’s a fantastic little machine. A work of art.
I’m curious. Who has the worst computer buyer’s remorse story? I’m confident it happens to everyone.