Apple MacBook Intro Causes Powerbook Post-Purchase Regret


Jason Kottke, New York blogger extraordinaire, purchased a new Apple Powerbook three weeks ago and,according to Kottke, three weeks too soon. When he watched Steve Jobs reveal the new MacBook at CES MacWorld last week, tears rolled down his eyes, onto the keyboard of his Powerbook as he wrote Apple a disheartening letter wondering, humorously, if his Powerbook, victim of his grief, was covered under warranty.

by Steve Hall    Jan-11-06   Click to Comment   
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Ahhhhhhhhhh...let me go get my box of puffs! If Jason would have kept up with current news, he would have known MWCE was due January 9th—the biggest event of the year for Apple!

Posted by: John Boy on January 11, 2006 11:14 AM

all of the major Apple rumor sites have suggested new 'books since November. Also, it was introduced at Macworld... not CES. plus, anyone who buys electronics should realize they will be outdated soon anyway. the Powerbook is still a good machine

Posted by: eric McNew on January 11, 2006 1:29 PM

Eric...uh....Kottke is smart. No doubt he new. There's this thing called humor. Heard of it?

Posted by: Steve Hall on January 11, 2006 1:34 PM

I just bought a Powerbook this week (my old one crapped out finally). I made the conscious choice to not get the new Intel chip one, because honestly, Revision A computer suck. Sure, it will go faster... what they don't mention is that it's going to crash a lot more than any other Mac does, and that it's going to take a few Revisions to get it right. I have way too many 4am last minute projects to have to worry about my computer crashing.

Posted by: ariel on January 11, 2006 3:55 PM

Yeah Revision A macs are the very definition of early adopter hardware. Not to mention the lag time of manufacturing, shipping and shortages before you can even receive your MacBook.

Posted by: Jack on January 11, 2006 6:13 PM