Buy Retina Macbook Pro now or wait for Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blueicedj, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently in the market for a new Macbook Pro. Now that the retina Macbook has been shown and looks awesome I was wondering if I should go ahead and get it now or wait for Mountain Lion to come out so it is installed fresh. I know I can get a free update if I buy it now but I would it run better with a fresh install of Mountain Lion rather than Lion updated to Mountain Lion? Thanks for the help.
     
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    mohsy90

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    Seems like a pointless thing to wait for, just because you want a "fresh install," honestly won't make a difference.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    won't you be able to do a clean install? worse case, it's a extra $19.99. That covers all of your compatible macs.
     
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    lulla01

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    You get the upgrade for free if you buy it now
     
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    ugahairydawgs

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    Just do a fresh install of ML when it comes out.
     
  6. JFC
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    It will ship with Lion. The back up partition will have Lion and the free upgrade to ML will be just an upgrade. So, how do you do a fresh install?
     
  7. macrumors member

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    The same way you do a fresh install of Lion when you installed on Snow Leopard from MAS. You install it, then boot into the updated recovery partition and format the disk, then install it again.
     
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    ubercool

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    Same trick as with Lion, create a bootable installer on your USB stick -- buy a 3.0 version, it will go much faster! :D
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Would I be bad if I copy my current Lion onto the new MBP when it arrives?

    I remember using the "Move my Mac" function a while ago, and it seriously sucked, missing all kinds of files and apps and certain settings not transferred properly.

    I hope there is a way to clone my existing disk/OS onto the SSD in the new MBP?
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I think the better question is "buy now or wait to see if there are any problems with the 1st run"
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    You get mountain lion for free.

    The OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date upgrade will be available at no additional charge from the Mac App Store to all customers who purchase a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 11, 2012.

     
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    LaidBack

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    Does anyone know of any disadvantages in performance or space requirements from the OS after doing an upgrade vs. a clean install?
     

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