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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CrazyKenyan, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. CrazyKenyan macrumors newbie

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    Hello mac lovers! First of all, am new to the forum, this is my first post & unfortunately, it's a question. Seems like mac users are like "cult brothers". I bet all of you here swear by your powerful machines! Okay, I have been a pc user ever since I could use computers and ocassionally use macs at school.:apple: I recently bought an hp pavilion notebook and sold it on ebay a week later cos of annoying vista! I am freakin' tired of vista keeping asking me to allow and its slow as crap too!:mad: Now, am looking into getting MBP and I know Macworld expo is in a month. Do you all think it's worth waiting to see what Steve has to offer or not come January 15. I have a gutt feeling something big is coming for MBP, its due for some TLC. Thanks y'all & soon i'll pledging and joining the mac cult!:) - CrazyKenyan
     
  2. amrk47 macrumors regular

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    u kno you can turn off that vista firewall thing
     
  3. CrazyKenyan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea, I knwo I can do that but still, I don't think vista is a good OS anyways! XP is better than Vista! Anyways, I guess me owning no more pcs :mad:! It's okay, Im joining a better cult! The few, the proud, the satisfied, the mac users!:apple:
     
  4. lbeaumont macrumors member

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    I am in pretty much the same boat.

    My LG laptop broke roughly two months ago. I have been really close to buying a current MBP, but have decided to wait to see what MWSF brings. Afterall, it is only a month away and I dont really 'need' a laptop until March when uni starts.

    The reason I have waited because, although technology updates very quickly, it would feel worse (to me) to buy a current MBP and see it get an updated - even a small one - than to wait this one month.

    I too have a hunch something decent will happen to the MBP - but we will wait and see, I guess.
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Correct me if I'm wrong - but I believe the original MacBook Pro was released at MacWorld. Definitely wait. It's really not that far from now and you'll be so happy you did.
     
  6. spring macrumors regular

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    If I were you I would wait. As for me, I actually bought a MBP last month simply because I sold my last laptop and I needed something to replace it with. I could have actually waited to sell my old laptop on Jan and wait for the new MBP, but by then my old laptop probably wouldn't sell as much as I sold it for.
     
  7. jnc macrumors 68020

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    It's just a few weeks away - wait and then decide.
     
  8. skuzzy macrumors member

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    Wait, unless of course you need it right now.
     
  9. Martin C macrumors 6502a

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    How many of these threads do we need? MacWorld is a few weeks away, just wait.
     
  10. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    Wait and don't be stupid like me and buy one before Macworld.
     
  11. CrazyKenyan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :apple:Thanx y'all! I'm definately waiting:D! Now off to Michigan for some ice fishing! Happy macdays:apple:!
     
  12. ctodd111 macrumors newbie

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    Will refurb prices drop?

    If a new MBP is introduced at MWSF, will that drop the prices on the current MBP refurbs?
     
  13. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    No. Refurb prices never drop.
     
  14. CrazyKenyan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :apple:But don't y'all think that the price of teh current MPB will be sliced if new generation of MBP is announced? Just like they sliced the iPhone prices!:apple:
     
  15. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    They'll simply move the current MBPs into the refurbished section. The prices themselves won't come down; the iPhone was a new product, and can't be used as a reference to how Apple deals with their computer lines (which follow an established price pattern).
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Unfortunately that's the wrong info.

    Refurb prices do drop after introduction of new products. Please don't give out wrong information.

    I would wait, unless you absolutely need something now, and the productivity gain will be more than the cost to get a new machine.
     
  17. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    You're the one giving out wrong information--the prices of refurbished items Do Not Drop in the computer store. That's why the cheapest Macbooks are $900, and the cheapest MBPs hover around $1700. The models simply get updated, but the core prices don't drop below a certain base level, in the same way the new MB/P prices never drop below $1100 and $2000 respectively.
     

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