Buy a Mac now or later - Intel LightPeak

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mosesaro, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. mosesaro macrumors member

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    I wanted to buy a mac this year but since their expensive i wanted to buy a mac at the time of release. The problem is I heard that a intel light peak adapter/connecter is coming out and i was wondering should i buy the mac this year after the new release or wait another year for light peak. the reason for this is that I wont be able to buy one for 5 - 10 years. I also heard that the new ipod in 1010 will be thelight peak adapters.:confused:
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    If you can wait, wait. Who knows when Light Peak will see its introduction, but it won't be January of 2010.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    All together now folks: "If you need a Mac now, buy it!!!"

    Don't wait for a NEW connectivity option that has yet to be finalized into a consumer version, and has yet been adopted as a new standard. In 5-10 years who knows what connectivity will be. However, for the next 1-2 years don't hold your breath for Light Peak.
     
  4. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Who told you that?

    Light peak is who knows when, who knows if it'll ever come to be, who knows, who knows, who knows.
     
  5. cgiugliano27 macrumors newbie

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    ...but you might be waiting LIGHT years!!!...LOL

    worst case scenario is you buy a expresscard or PCI expansion with light peak just like esata connectivity today!!!!
     
  6. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    This *hit gotta stop damn it.

    If you need it, buy it.

    I need a house but the prices might go down so ill wait in the rain till then.

    Light Peak is awesome but how many of your devices are gonna be Light Peak ready?

    What is the point of light peak if what your connecting is a POS?

    Mac with Fusion ioDrive (520 MB/s) --> Light Peak --> iPod (Slow ass *hit)

    See the problem here? Your not going to get the speed you think. Don't even think about putting an Intel SSD in your iPod, too slow for your Light Peak.

    iPod 3G with firewire has been killing all of your kiddies USB 2.0 iPods.
     
  7. Knoxville3G macrumors member

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    Someone buy this man a beer on me! Post of the damn day!!!!
     
  8. macobsession11 macrumors newbie

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    dude just buy a mac now!! light peak wont be ready for consumers for quite some time. get a mac now and enjoy it.
     
  9. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    lol...can't believe someone actually wants to wait for light-peak

    there'll be a mactablet before light-peak reaches the market...:rolleyes:
     
  10. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Why didn't they call it Peaking Light :O

    You may have to wait 1-2 years until it's available.
     
  11. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I think it would be a great idea for the OP to wait for the light peak tech to come to the :apple: house:D
     
  12. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt LightPeak will see the light of day anytime soon.
    It was shown on a mac pro.... and had a giant board attached to it to make it work. It will be at least a year before they perfect it...and another year to miniaturize it for portables.
    So when you hit the lotto in two years LightPeak will be ready for you and your 2nd mac!

    of course this is all speculation on my part.
     
  13. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    just buy now [​IMG] even if they do get released in january they wont be amazingly better, and the ones now are still like 2years futureproof
     

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