Buyer's Guide

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rawweb, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. rawweb macrumors 6502a

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    Confused why MR updated the buyers guide to "Buy Now". As far as I know no configuration changes were made other than the quad core removed? Does a price drop really warrant "Buy Now" status. This thing is 3/4 years old!
     
  2. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

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    But they're not going to update it anytime soon, and Apple just updated it
     
  3. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Except they didn't update it. Same specs as before, just changed the standard configs and dropped the price. It's still the same 2013 nMP.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    If you genuinely want an answer, perhaps pose this question in "Site & Forum Feedback."
     
  5. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it doesn't make sense to me either. The Mac Pro hasn't changed. The only thing that's changed is the price. I personally think the buyer's guide should reflect updated products, not updated prices.
     
  6. shaunp macrumors 65816

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    Personally I think every piece of Apple hardware, possibly with the exception of the iPad Pro is a 'do not buy'. Apple no longer make things I want.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Which has ZERO to do with the buyers' guides, no?

    Genuine question, why are you still here then?
     
  8. antonis macrumors 68000

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    Actually, it is a good advice for a potential buyer. Soon it will be a collector's choice (an an antique) and its price will go up, once more.
     
  9. rawweb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not so sure about that...but to each their own.
     
  10. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Price drop, age, and value don't figure into it. The Buyer's Guide is very heavily geared toward whether or not you should buy based on whether or not a new model is right around the corner. (I.E. I need a Mac Pro, should I buy one now or wait because the next one is a couple of months off?)

    Since we know that there is no new Mac Pro imminent, there is no reason to tell people to wait. Wait for how long? Over a year? If you need a new Mac Pro now or soon, this one is it.
     
  11. rawweb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Valid points, and I agree...but let's be honest, Mac Pro will eventually be updated, we've learned that. It's not imminent but it is something on the horizon. What's available today is ancient. IMO, "Caution" seems more appropriate. Yes I know, I don't make the rules. Just commenting on it because I was a bit shocked to see the 2013 Mac Pro as a recommend purchase.

    Also, Price drop must value into it...
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  12. antonis macrumors 68000

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    It was a joke. Meant that this thing is an overpriced and ancient h/w, at least on some parts.
     
  13. knucles_17 macrumors newbie

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    What happened to "Buy only if you need it"?
     

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