< 2 weeks away from ordering my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by graln1k, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. graln1k macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2006
    I start school on January 8th and I'm going to be ordering the 15" MBP. Is now the right time to be buying this? I want to be certain that I will be able to run Leopard with no problems when it comes out. Another concern of mine is Vista compatibility. Thanks!
  2. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    why Wouldn't Leopard run?! it'll run without problems on 5 year old G4s, why wouldn't it on the latest and greatest? :)

    It'll run better than almost anything but the mac pro
    only reason you might wait a few more weeks is to not have to pay extra for leopard.
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    It should be alright :)

    64 bits. You can't lose with that. Leopard is going to be compatible with even the ancient G4 macs so you are just fretting too much :D
  4. yudilks macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2006
    Hmm, Apple usually releases new iLife version in Macworld conference (That's the 1st week of January).. So if you buy it now, you'll need to buy a new license for iLife '07....

    With current MBP spec, you will not have any problem running Leopard... In fact, I think Leopard runs just fine under G4 though... Although it has not been officially supported by Boot Camp, there are users who have reported that they can install and run Vista in their mac.. So I think you'll also be fine with this one too...
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    A lot of people seem confused about the system requirements for leopard. I'm not sure why this preconceived notion that a new computer is going to be obsolete in 6 months comes from. But it seems to be a common question on these boards.
  6. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    It's probably because of the seemingly steep hardware requirements going from Windows XP -> Vista on that side of the fence.
  7. graln1k thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Is the Core2Duo a true 64 bit processor?
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
  9. ready2switch macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2006
    Exactly where most of these concerns are coming from. The fact that consumers need a sticker on their new computer to know whether or not it will run the next release of their OS is a bit ridiculous to me. Fault the OS, which won't run on half the machines out there now (if it runs at all).

    But, I'm sure I don't need to tell you all that. ;)
  10. macman2790 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2006
    it'll run leopard fine, that's why it has a 64 bit processor. I just received mine and i'm charging it, no real problems as of now unless you wanna call the 2mm gap when its closed a problem. I hope i just don't have a defective display with dead pixels and uneven backlighting. I think every one of them has the little gap, mines not a big deal. It can be easily fixed with this cool product made for the macbook pro.

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/Wildeepz.aspx this one helps the problem

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreensavrz.aspx this one protects the screen.
  11. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    I'm running Vista under Parallels now, using a C2D MBP; it runs just as well as XP.

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