Buying a Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Kaldama, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Kaldama macrumors member

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    Guys im thinking of buying a macbook, but do u think i should wait or the the macbooks wont get any update any time soon. As far as i can remember the last update was in october 2008 with the new aluminum??
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. Kaldama thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks man, sorry for my ignorance nim just new to the forums
     
  4. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    if you want one now, just buy one now!

    i had to wait for mine until i got birthday money a couple of years ago, luckily osx 10.5 had just come out and the macbooks had just been updated. i would have bought one regardless. they got updated only a few months after, but i really couldn't care less :)
     
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  6. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    It's a reasonable time to buy the MacBook. And like someone in here said, if you need it now, don't wait!
     
  7. mbleopard macrumors regular

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    Your better off just buying one or your gonna be waiting for awhile, the only updates anytime soon will probably be a bump in speed and maybe hard drive capacity...but even that probably won't be happening for awhile.
     
  8. waiwai macrumors regular

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    I think you should wait till 2015 because the Macbooks then will have the performance on today's Mac Pro's in a mobile body... *tsk tsk

    Seriously though, if you want to buy a Mac go buy it. If you don't need it right now... wait till whenever they decide to update their products... until the specs meet your preference... No one can give u a definitive date of when they will be refreshed, cuz only The Jobs knows and he doesn't even spill the beans even to his wife.
     
  9. macgrl macrumors 65816

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  10. creon macrumors 6502

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    If I had read all of the posts that told me to get one if i needed one, i would be using a blackbook instead of my aluminum MacBook...but with that said, a new update would require a long wait... depends on YOUR needs.
     
  11. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    The thing you should know about Apple or any other computer manufacturer company is that they will always be coming out with something new. If you buy a brand new product that has just be out you should expect something newer to come out in 6 to 8 months time. If you are happy with the current system and think it will serve you well then get it and dont think of whats coming up next.
     

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