MBP WHY!? WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME!? [is merom worth it]

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jniedt, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. jniedt macrumors newbie

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    I've been drooling over you for months, all sleek and silver, with your fruit-embellished exterior, smooth, power-packed and at the tip of my fingers......when....the buying guide says "DO NOT BUY - UPDATES SOON" So I waited for 1 o clock on baited breath and a bowl of cheez doodles, the counter ticking 60, 30, 20, 10, 1....mac pro..."only one more product" 60, 30,20, 10, 1 xserve. WHY!? WHY MACBOOK PRO!? YOU TEASE! HARLOT!

    Dramatic interpretations aside, I'm buying a MBP. I just wanted to ask those "in the know" if when I buy this MBP, when Merom comes out three minutes after I open the box, am I going to lapse into another overdramaticized rant.

    I need a computer that will carry me through the last year of my graphic design degree, into the design world with enough momentum that when it becomes obsolete, I will be firmly enough planted in my profession to buy another without amputation of limbs and gnashing of teeth.

    THE ROOT OF MY QUESTION: Is Merom worth the wait? If I need this computer to last, are the technologies that can be built upon the new chip far enough beyond the current one that it would behoove me to wait? I am going to be using adobe and macromedia software on the system basically.

    :takes a breath:

    .j.j.n.
     
  2. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a great MBP for sale in the marketplace. I believe Marisssssa is selling it and maybe you could pick one up for cheaper than a new one. That way when the new one does come out in a month or 6....you can roll it over for a small loss. Check it out. She's a good person to deal with too. Good luck.
     
  3. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    I to was shocked & amazed that we didn't get the core 2 duo's. However, I surfed eBay and just picked up a 2.0 15" with the 128mb graphics card for $1495 shipped new in box never opened so I'm pretty stoked.

    I have an intel iMac right now and it seriously does everything I could ever want for awhile. I think if you want one you'll be happy with the current core duo's they rock.
     

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