I want a Macbook, should I buy now or wait?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zethos, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Zethos macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking about buying a Macbook. I am pretty much in need of it now, but I don't want to buy one and find out that they are coming out with a new version in a month.

    Does anyone know if they are coming out with any upgrades in the near future, or am I safe buying one now? Or does anyone know what date the current Macbook was released, that might give me an indication of how long until a new version.

    Thanks.
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Nobody knows that for sure. Or rather, nobody who knows that would post and tell you. :p
    Mm hmm. (It's one of the tabs at the top of MR.)
     
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    It's not long since the MacBook had a makeover ...... if you need it now, buy it now. :)


    FJ
     
  4. briantology macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. There will always been an update coming up in some amount of time, but your machine will not be obsolete when an update occurs ;)
     
  5. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    I just ordered one yesterday.

    Need it now, so buying it now :)

    Good luck with the decision.
     
  6. dan7592 macrumors regular

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  7. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Buy it now. I needed mine before MWSF and so I did. No updates for iLife/Leopard :)
     
  8. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I doubt that many will tell you to wait ....... so, go for it.

    You won't regret it.

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  9. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I say buy it now. You'll get good use out of it for a while ;)
     
  10. bbergie macrumors regular

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    I'd be inclined to wait a few weeks, if only to ensure that your system will have the new iLife '07 preinstalled, rather than upgrade to it (if you're a big user of the suite's applications) later. But, this is only a small consideration. If you need a new laptop now––then get it. :)
     
  11. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Do you really think iLife will be out that soon?


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  12. phungy macrumors 68020

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    And how long is a few weeks? 2 weeks? 8 weeks?
     
  13. Wikindie macrumors newbie

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    3 weeks. ;)
     
  14. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

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    go buy it now cause even if there is an update you still have an awesome machine
     
  15. ethermine macrumors newbie

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    I say buy one now. I have been without a decent computer for about a week now, and not having one really makes me realize just how much I depend on a powerful computer. For me, MBP certainly satisfies my overall craving for a high performance machine to an extent. Personally, tho? If anything does come out by Fall, I'll be putting my newly purchased MBP on the auction block right away. I really don't mind losing a few hundred bucks. Within the couple months I'll have it, I'll get my moneys worth out of it.

    I typically keep laptops for about 6 months then get rid of them to upgrade. It's not very practical... but, it keeps me entertained and I only end up having to pay a couple extra hundred bucks for the next best thing.

    Actually... I would be perfectly content with the idea of keeping this MBP for a year or so, however, the prospect of the new upcoming MBP featuring better screens with LED backlighting is what would sell it for me. Perhaps when and if that comes out, I'll hang onto that for awhile longer.

    You just have to ask yourself what you want out of a computer and just simply pick one that satisfies your needs. a Macbook is certainly an excellent laptop that is comparable to the MBP in terms of capabilities. The Macbook is also priced decently to where it won't cripple your wallet.
     
  16. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    The MacBook is the best computer to buy now, simply because it is the computer that was updated the soonest time ago. Go for it!
     
  17. wahddub macrumors newbie

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    Let's play Hungry-Hungry Hippos

    I'm in the same position. I have a 3 year old iBook G4 800MHz and have been seriously considering a new MacBook since November. Forcing myself to wait until Macworld had the nice side-effect of causing me to actually save up enough spare cash for the MacBook in advance.

    It seems like maybe we'll see iLife '07 and maybe, just maybe, Leopard released at this event on February 20th, so I think I will try to hold out a little longer. Maybe.
     
  18. Zethos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I orded a new Macbook. I'm excited. I'm not too worried about any updates coming out soon. This is my first Mac so I won't know the difference between iLife 06 or 07 or leopard or whatever.

    thanks again.
     
  19. phungy macrumors 68020

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    wahddub the title of your post made me think about Donnie Darko when he was under hypnosis. When the psychiatrist(?) asked him what he had wanted, he replied with a pout "Hungry Hungry Hippos". That scene was hilarious.
     
  20. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    i just bough a mbp, which was upgraded around the same time as the macbook, i say buy it, i needed mine and its so nice to be using a new computer rather than making do with old hardware in the *hope* that what something better will come out soon. there will always be something new on the horizon, but you could be waiting forever!
     
  21. ppnkg macrumors 6502a

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    Don't wait, if you need it now. I find the whole discussion about waiting rather pointless, unless of course there are very very strong expectations about something coming out next week or in two weeks time (usually there is a pattern of rumours, so you can tell, I guess). I bought my imac in august 05 and revC came out in September. I don't have a problem with not having the revC. While I'm perfectly happy with my iMac, I think I regret more not having spent a little more at the time I bought it. I could have gone for the 20' iMac back then. Choose wisely from what's on offer right now.
     
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  23. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Hmmmm,

    I'm in the exact same position, I've been saving, and saving, and i'm almost ready to pull the trigger on a Blacbook. Feb 20th ?? No news of this on page 1 MR....I like the sound of Feb 20

    that's it....I'm waiting till Feb 20th.
    :D :apple:
     
  24. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    The thing is, there's ALWAYS going to be some sort of update coming up. So yes, you can wait for the update, but by then another update will be imminent.

    Basically, my view is if you wait for every update (besides really significant, major ones - like the switch to intel) it's a waste of time.
     
  25. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    When is spring?

    is that April, May, or June?
     

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