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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Now we're into 2013, is it worth buying a 2012 MBP?

It will be my first Apple computer, I just don't want to buy one if a new one is just around the corner...
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:45 PM   #2
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It will be my first Apple computer, I just don't want to buy one if a new one is just around the corner...
I recommend you buy what you need, when you need it. It's a pointless effort to chase the "next update", since you don't know for certain what it will include or when it will be, and there will always be a "next update" coming, no matter when you buy.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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I recommend you buy what you need, when you need it. It's a pointless effort to chase the "next update", since you don't know for certain what it will include or when it will be, and there will always be a "next update" coming, no matter when you buy.
Exactly.

If you need a computer, buy it - and buy the best you can afford at that time, something which will serve to fill your computing needs and possibly, also serve to future-proof it, to some extent. If, however, you merely want a computer, that's different, and you can afford to wait.

However, to try to second guess what the 'the next update' will bring is counter-productive and will probably just frustrate you. This is because the nature of technological evolution means that there is always going to be a 'nest update' which will make whatever computer you have seem outdated, irrespective of when you bought it.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:22 PM   #4
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Definitely buy if you need. You can always go refurb too.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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there is always another generation of chips coming....
Latest speculation for Intel on Haswell is Q2/Q3 2013. It could be may, it could be october.

If the current one fits your needs and you need/want one buy one.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:31 PM   #6
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i bought my 15 inch 2 months ago and i dont see it being outdated anytime soon im getitng so much use out of this baby i freaking love it it serves me so well all this time im wondering how i had windows for so damn long
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