Buy a new Mac now, or wait for Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by wallaby, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. wallaby macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the market for a new Macbook. I want something with a battery that lasts longer than the two hours of my current 2007 MBP, and I want a smaller machine for the ease of toting it around. Best Buy has all their Macs on sale for $100 off right now, and I'm tempted to pounce on them before the sale ends. Do you think it's a better idea to wait until Yosemite comes preinstalled on all Macbooks (and potentially losing $100), or should I just bite the bullet and upgrade-in-place when it comes out later this month?

    Written by a guy who's still clinging to 10.6 since his hardware chokes on anything newer.
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Buy it now. Upgrading is painless, and if for some reason you hate Yosemite you'll have the ability to downgrade.
     
  3. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, not sure what you think the pros would be if you waited? There are obvious pros to buying now: you can take advantage of the sale. There are no cons to buying now: the Yosemite update will be free regardless of when you buy, and if you REALLY want to, you can always do a clean install, which would render the Yosemite installation on your computer no different than what you would get if the factory installed it for you.

    I can think of no pros to waiting (unless you are lazy and would simply rather have the factory install Yosemite for you), and only cons: if your laptop ships with Yosemite, you might not be able to downgrade if you ever have or feel the need to run Mavericks. (If you buy a model of computer that existed before Yosemite shipped, and if you have a copy of the Mavericks installer kicking around or know somebody that you can get a copy from, then in theory you should be able to downgrade. If you wait too long after Yosemite comes out and buy a model that was released after Yosemite's release, then the lowest version of OS X that you will be able to run on that computer is Yosemite.)

    -- Nathan
     
  4. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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  5. Planey28 macrumors 6502

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    Don't spread your pointless moaning to random threads...

    I would buy now, as others have said Yosemite will be free and it will take little time or effort to upgrade.
     
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  7. iceperson macrumors 6502

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    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac
     

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