“Approaching end of cycle” to “Mid product cycle”. Why the change?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by srowndedbyh2o, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. srowndedbyh2o macrumors regular

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    I’ve been using “MacRumors” for a long time as a source for Mac news and info, but as I’m looking at getting my first laptop, I’ve just recently started checking out the MacRumors “Buyer’s Guide” and Forums. I think I’m pretty much set on getting an “entry level” 2.4GHz MacBook Pro with the upgrade to a 320GB 7200 HD and 4GB ram. At the Crazy price of $349, I’ll have to pass on the Apple Care.
    Anyway, to my question; although I could really use the laptop now, I started to wait when I noticed the MacRumors Buyer’s Guide change to “Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle”.
    But today (yesterday?) it changed back to
    “Recommendation: Neutral - Mid product cycle” . I did not notice any “upgrades” or changes to the MBP’s today, so why the change in the recommendation?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Because there won't be any updates until November at the earliest, and that's even pushing it.
     
  3. svndmvn Guest

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    the other 2 options for the 15" MBP got updated a few weeks ago and there's no performance gap, since we're in the middle of a product cycle, you are ready to buy and the machine satisfies your needs, go for it, you can also buy Apple Care at a lower price on Ebay, just be careful as usual.
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    My Applecare has paid for itself several times over and I would highly recommend it, especially for a laptop.
     
  5. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    No meaningful CPU updates, you mean.
     
  6. srowndedbyh2o thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks to all for the replies. Guess it’s time to buy!
    I’ll look into AppleCare on eBay.
     
  7. JoshJosh117, Apr 2, 2009
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  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If the predictions at MR weren't adjusted based on known information, then I'd say they're useless. Intel's plans have changed, so the predictions should change.

    The fact that it changed is a good sign of MacRumours' desire to be somewhat accurate. ;)
     
  9. srowndedbyh2o thread starter macrumors regular

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    I “guess” I just “like” ‘em!
    Thank “you” very much;)
     

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