Are you getting a new MacBook Pro?

Are you getting any of the new MacBooks?

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

    Votes: 184 47.8%
  • Yes, I'm getting a new 13-inch/15-inch MacBook Pro that has the old chassis.

    Votes: 42 10.9%
  • Yes, I'm getting a new MacBook Air.

    Votes: 10 2.6%
  • No, I plan to buy one of the second-hand Sandy Bridge MacBooks about to flood eBay.

    Votes: 12 3.1%
  • No, I'm keeping my current Mac. Not buying anything.

    Votes: 127 33.0%
  • No, I'm buying a new non-Mac computer (a PC).

    Votes: 10 2.6%

  • Total voters
    385

XX55XX

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 17, 2009
147
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Just wanted to gauge the current mood in this forum. See poll above.
 

Necrotique

macrumors member
May 30, 2012
63
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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.
 

Gator24765

macrumors 6502a
Nov 13, 2009
778
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Texas
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.
 

XX55XX

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 17, 2009
147
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I wish I could have made the choices even more comprehensive, but there are so many options...
 

wct097

macrumors 6502
Nov 30, 2010
443
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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.
 

TheMacBookPro

macrumors 68020
May 9, 2008
2,132
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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.
 

XX55XX

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 17, 2009
147
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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 is a given.
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.
 

Martialis

macrumors member
Jun 11, 2012
68
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Just wanted to gauge the current mood in this forum. See poll above.
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:
 

KylePowers

macrumors 68000
Mar 5, 2011
1,688
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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.
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!
 

XX55XX

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 17, 2009
147
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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:
You are keeping your current Mac/PC, then!
 

TheMacBookPro

macrumors 68020
May 9, 2008
2,132
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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.
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...
 

Boe11

macrumors 6502a
Sep 12, 2010
516
23
I intend to purchase the next gen 15" base as soon as the store pops back online, and I'm pretty darn excited :D
 

sanbon909

macrumors newbie
Apr 23, 2012
5
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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.
 

hvfsl

macrumors 68000
Jul 9, 2001
1,803
110
London, UK
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.
 

Hidendra

macrumors member
May 19, 2008
66
0
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)
 

salacious

macrumors 6502a
May 15, 2011
750
5
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.
 

odinsride

macrumors 65816
Apr 11, 2007
1,145
0
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.
 
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