Buy Now Or Wait 7/8 Months?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JayJamesWaller, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. JayJamesWaller macrumors regular

    JayJamesWaller

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    Hey guys, I'm new to Mac and have decided to take the plunge and get my first one. I'm looking to get the base model MacBook Pro which I can get on Amazon for £850. I'm not that heavy a user and don't do anything intensive other than web browsing, emailing and writing documents. Basically I really don't have any need for anything more expensive than the base model. I decided that a Pro was more effective and useful to me than an Air but what I really want to know is should I get the Pro now (as a Christmas present) or wait until the new release? I know that no one knows what upgrades it will have but will it really be that revolutionary over the 2012 model?
     
  2. lordjonny macrumors regular

    lordjonny

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    Check out refurbs, also an air sounds much nicer for your particular needs. You dont need the disc drive and neither have a discrete graphics card. Try and find an 8GB of ram refurb to future proof yourself if you get an air.
     
  3. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    Get it now.

    It'll be a while before the MBPs are updated again - the update will be driven by Intel's upgrade cycle. And the cMBPs may not get updated again - Apple may well shift to only retina MBPs.

    The base 13" cMBP is a great machine - it's fast, expandable, and very well made.
     
  4. JayJamesWaller thread starter macrumors regular

    JayJamesWaller

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    Thanks dude, I think I'll do just that! In response to the first reply I just feel like a Pro is better for me as it has the built in Superdrive and Ethernet port which I will need when moving to Uni next year. Can't wait to get my MacBook Pro now, :)
     
  5. Elijen macrumors 6502

    Elijen

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    If you can wait - wait. If you want/need it now - don't wait.

    Personally I wouldn't wait so long as

    1. I don't think there will be any revolutionary updates
    2. This way it's possible you will never buy anything because you will be always waiting.
     
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601

    MCAsan

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    Waiting is is own reward. There will always be the next big thing.
     

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