After a MBP's life is over, new SSD or new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SephirothXR, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

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    So far I love my new uMBP, but unless Apple puts some revolutionary feature in the next one, I'm not getting another one. I honestly can't think of any other feature I'd need. It's fast, but I'm not spending $1300 again for a little extra speed. Do you think 3 years down the road, a new SSD (by that time, 250 GB SSD for less than $250) would be better? A new HD is like getting a brand new computer if the CPU and RAM are still good. I'm sure there will be many more generations of MBPs to come, but I'd rather buy a $600 i7 powerhouse with Blu-Ray 2-3 years from now rather than a Mac while keeping this awesome MBP as my main portable computer. I know this is looking WAY TOO FAR ahead, but hey it's good to know what I'll be doing for the future. What do you guys think?
     
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  3. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Whats the point of getting every new one that comes out? SSD on the very first gen MBP would trump the newest and fastest 17" with a 7200. But as soon as SSD is the standard, developers will take advantage of the speed. Then next thing you know, the fastest SSD of today will be a slow remnant of the past. So, SSD will keep a mbp of the last 3 or so years, in the game for quite a while.
     
  4. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    But in 2-3 years i7 will be ancient technology and Blu-Ray will be a forgotten format! :D
     
  5. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Just like CDs now? Or records....even though they still sell turntables.
     
  6. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    When it comes to Audio, you can't replace analog... It's not as easy or fast as opening an mp3 or playing a cd but some people love the procedure almost as much as the music.
     

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