Are you getting a new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XX55XX, Jun 11, 2012.

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Are you getting any of the new MacBooks?

  1. Yes, I'm getting the new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

    184 vote(s)
    47.8%
  2. Yes, I'm getting a new 13-inch/15-inch MacBook Pro that has the old chassis.

    42 vote(s)
    10.9%
  3. Yes, I'm getting a new MacBook Air.

    10 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. No, I plan to buy one of the second-hand Sandy Bridge MacBooks about to flood eBay.

    12 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. No, I'm keeping my current Mac. Not buying anything.

    127 vote(s)
    33.0%
  6. No, I'm buying a new non-Mac computer (a PC).

    10 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. XX55XX macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to gauge the current mood in this forum. See poll above.
     
  2. Necrotique macrumors member

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    I'll stick with my lovely 760GB of RAID SSD storage that I can swap when I want, thankyou.

    Sticking with '11 MBP.

    Premium prices for a non-user-exchangeable, soldered setup is a slippery slope.
     
  3. kazmac macrumors 601

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    possibly

    if I do, it'll be the 15" Retina MBP...want to see exactly how much of a hit my savings will take.
     
  4. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    I was really hoping for a 13" redesign as well.

    Now I have to do a bit of research to see what I want, and what will suit my needs.
     
  5. XX55XX thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wish I could have made the choices even more comprehensive, but there are so many options...
     
  6. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    Probably the new Retina MBP. Seems like I won't have the option to do a HDD in the optical bay in addition to the SSD (no optical bay) like I can with my current MBP. Wonder what a 16gb/512gb MBP will run with Retina display.
     
  7. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    I dont think the 15" retina is user upgradable. What a shame... If the 17" is announced with retina I will buy it..
     
  8. Hidendra macrumors member

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    my debit card is armed for a Retina, so long as I can use the student discount
     
  9. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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    The next gen Pro was basically what I had in mind. 15", slim, dedicated graphics, quad core processor, and 5+ hour battery.

    Just trying to decide whether to go with the stock 8GB or upgrade to 16GB RAM. 512GB 'drive is a given.
     
  10. XX55XX thread starter macrumors regular

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    In my opinion, if you plan to do lots of video editing or anything that requires heavy lifting, get 16GB.

    Plus, it's great for future-proofing.
     
  11. Sangdushi macrumors regular

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    I'll wait 5-6 years to retire my 2011 MBA and get the latest
     
  12. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502

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    I'll got for the new old look 13'. It's going to be fast...
     
  13. Martialis macrumors member

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    You don't have a "I'm still thinking about it since I don't blow thousands of dollars on a new computer without taking a few days to mull it over" option. :confused:
     
  14. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I'll be waiting for this as well. Guess I should pick a new hobby other than perusing rumor sites all day, could be awhile!
     
  15. XX55XX thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are keeping your current Mac/PC, then!
     
  16. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    I'm hoping the student discount is $200 off. Then maybe I'll be able to grab one.
     
  17. pHeNom macrumors regular

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    Sure will. Anybody know when I can pick one up ASAP? Hopefully they'll have it in stores by the time I get off work.
     
  18. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Just saw the specs, looks like I must get the $2799 config to get the 512GB SSD :( Not sure I can stomach the premium for the 16GB.

    Still have no idea how much the RAM u/g will cost...
     
  19. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

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    I intend to purchase the next gen 15" base as soon as the store pops back online, and I'm pretty darn excited :D
     
  20. sanbon909 macrumors newbie

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    I'll be buying one but I'm not sure which one yet. I'm a little disappointed that there was no upgrade to the screens of the 13 or 15.
     
  21. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    The new slim 15inch has my eye, but it all depends on whether I can get it with a 500GB SSD for around £2000. Otherwise I will go for one of old design 15inch.

    Edit: Might wait until I see the prices of the Ethernet and firewire adapters too, as knowing Apple, they will be $100 each.
     
  22. Hidendra macrumors member

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    the retina MBP uses an IPS display and is 1920x1200 without Retina scaling -- so getting the new MBP is a no brainer ;) (if you've ever used an IPS display)
     
  23. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    the 15" retina display model is way overpriced, £1799 with only 256gb ssd? its not even configurable, to be honest this is way overpriced and I'm disappointed, the screen cannot possibly contribute to that price point? i mean everything is flash, but to me i don't see how this price point is properly marketed?

    a more reasonable fee would have been £1399.
     
  24. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    As much as I want the new Retina MBP, I don't really need it. My Mid-2010 15" MBP is serving me just fine with 8gb ram and an SSD.
     
  25. Martialis macrumors member

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    No, I'm not, because I am planning to buy something in the next few months. I'm just not sure what. Though I suppose you are correct as it is.
     

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