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Old May 6, 2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Getting first Macbook Pro/Air

This summer I am planning to get my first Macbook Pro/Air. But I heard a new Macbook Pro/Air is coming out this July. Should I still buy the Macbook Pro/Air or wait for the Macbook Pro/Air?
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Old May 6, 2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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If you don't need a new computer now you can always wait. Not really sure what you want us to tell you. Since you're asking, the odds are that a new model will make zero noticeable difference to you.
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Old May 6, 2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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If you don't need a new computer now you can always wait. Not really sure what you want us to tell you. Since you're asking, the odds are that a new model will make zero noticeable difference to you.
I need a new computer. I have a HP Pavilion mx703.

I am asking -- Should I get the current Macbook Pro/Air or should I wait for the next one coming this summer?
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Old May 6, 2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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Do whatever will make you smile. If you want/need it now, make the purchase. If you don't and want to see what the next release(s) will be, wait.

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Old May 6, 2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Do whatever will make you smile. If you want/need it now, make the purchase. If you don't and want to see what the next release(s) will be, wait.

Will it be worth waiting?
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Old May 6, 2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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It's like the old saying If you keep waiting around for the latest technology you are going to be waiting forever.
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Old May 6, 2012, 01:59 PM   #7
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It's like the old saying If you keep waiting around for the latest technology you are going to be waiting forever.
So it is not worth it?
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Old May 6, 2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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So it is not worth it?
I I just bought an Air. I have absolutely no regrets.

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Will it be worth waiting?
The new models will, in the end, be good about a year longer than the current ones in terms of handling future innovations in software.

They'll likely be lighter or have longer battery life or both. They may have higher screen resolution, better graphics and USB 3.0

And when they come out, the current models will drop in price at the Apple refurb store.

If you buy now, you'll be happy now. If you wait, you'll likely be happier, but you'll have missed out on a few months of happiness.

Only you can decide what's more important to you. But you mention you're not buying until the summer anyway, so I'm not sure what the issue is.
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Will it be worth waiting?
That can only be answered in hindsight, dude
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If you need a machine now the current gen machines are fantastic I have 3 of them. The performance gain from ivy bridge is reported to be quite marginal 5-10% depending what you read. When the refresh is released the current machines will not instantly become obsolete and they will continue to meet your needs for quite some time. You'll be very happy with a current machine and it will be leaps and bounds better than your old school HP pavilion. I say if you want or need it now then buy it you won't be disappointed you can play the waiting game forever!
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But you mention you're not buying until the summer anyway, so I'm not sure what the issue is.
I am buying in early June and the new Macs are suppose to come in July. :I
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Will it be worth waiting?
That is the $64,000 question. No one really knows (well, besides Apple) what's coming.
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I am buying in early June and the new Macs are suppose to come in July. :I
Well there's no fixed date for when they're coming - or indeed, no proof they're coming at all. We might know better in early June, but if you have to make the purchase then, there isn't much you can do about it.
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I am buying in early June and the new Macs are suppose to come in July. :I
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Old May 7, 2012, 11:27 AM   #16
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You don't need to wait, the current generation will serve you just fine.

The next generation will be better but you are unlikely to notice the difference in use.

The only possible reason for waiting is the refresh is likely to be less than three months from here, which will race by.
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If you don't need it now just wait. If you feel the previous model suits your needs better, you can always get the previous model for a lot cheaper than what the new model will cost.
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