Buy dual-core Mac now or wait till January?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GothamKnight, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. GothamKnight macrumors newbie

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    Do you guys think the prices will drop in January or you'll get more for your money?(like the cheapest powermac will have a 2.3 instead of the 2.0 it has now for the same price)

    dual-cores were just released in October, right?
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Nah. Buy it now.

    Spring will see revisions if history repeats.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'm personally waiting, but its going to be a surprise if they have anything new to offer on the PowerMacs. The one thing is you just never know, so if you can wait it out 24 days, then it can't hurt. But if you need the machine now and can use it, you probably should just go and buy it.

    Good luck,

    D
     
  4. generik macrumors 601

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    I am waiting too :)

    I expect the final release to be around march even if nothing comes at MW
     
  5. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    wait till mid of january. then you get ilife06 for free. saves you the money for the upgrade. the macs will be the same.
     
  6. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Good suggestion. iLife '06 should be really nice. I am hoping Apple adds in a little surprise for us this year. :)
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The Power Macs might see speed bumps or minor hardware revisions this spring but the difference won't be night and day.

    Buy now with confidence.
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    Actually from history, for the G4 > G5 transition the bump from the 2nd last revision to the final revision was quite substantial.. with a price cut to boot!

    I will wait for the final one :)
     
  9. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    If you need a system now go for it. However if you can wait no risk in waiting.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I would buy one now. The current revision of Power Mac G5s are extremely nice, very fast computers that will handle all of your needs for a while to come. :)

    But if you feel like playing the "waiting game" then go right ahead. :)
     
  11. generik macrumors 601

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    All about getting the best bang for your buck :cool:

    If they drop some on the quad, or even make quad configurations move down towards the line I will get one in a heartbeat.. that's what I am hoping for.
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    True.

    I have been very tempted to sell my current Power Mac G5 and get a Quad. Not that for my uses I need four PowerPC G5 processors, its more of an ego thing I suppose. :rolleyes: :)
     
  13. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If you need one right away, I would urge you to wait until after MWSF, when you'll at least get iLife 06 shipping with it. If you can wait longer, I would wait until spring, when we will most likely see a minor update to the line, even if it is just in the form of a price drop.
     
  14. generik macrumors 601

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    Erm, isn't MWSF in Spring?
     
  15. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Where have you been lately?! MWSF is in January, with Jobs giving the Keynote being on January 10th! :p ;)
     
  16. generik macrumors 601

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    No :rolleyes:

    It is just that I always had this notion that January is spring time!
     
  17. Nermal Moderator

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    Summer, then :cool: ;)
     
  18. generik macrumors 601

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    Add: for the Amerikans :p
     
  19. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    need it now = buy it now
    no need it now = wait
    :)
     
  20. generik macrumors 601

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    Strictly speaking nobody needs a computer :)
     

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