Buyer's Guide

rawweb

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 7, 2015
867
583
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!
 

ekwipt

macrumors 6502a
Jan 14, 2008
727
149
But they're not going to update it anytime soon, and Apple just updated it
 

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
10,194
7,724
Here(-ish)
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!
If you genuinely want an answer, perhaps pose this question in "Site & Forum Feedback."
 

aaronhead14

macrumors 6502a
Mar 9, 2009
920
3,930
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.
 

shaunp

macrumors 68000
Nov 5, 2010
1,736
1,309
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.
 

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
10,194
7,724
Here(-ish)
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.
Which has ZERO to do with the buyers' guides, no?

Genuine question, why are you still here then?
 

antonis

macrumors 68020
Jun 10, 2011
2,075
903
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!
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.
 

rawweb

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 7, 2015
867
583
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.
Not so sure about that...but to each their own.
 

ActionableMango

macrumors G3
Sep 21, 2010
9,267
6,253
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!
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: T'hain Esh Kelch

rawweb

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 7, 2015
867
583
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.
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...
Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 9.14.08 PM.png