Good time to buy MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jschaad, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. jschaad macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2011
    I would really like to buy a 17" MBP. But I am confused with the Buyer's Guide recommendation on when to buy.

    The MBP says 188 days since update and the average is 215. But the recent release numbers of 266,231,237,309,317 give an average of 272 days. The avg calculations for other products like MacBook Air and ipod touch are correct.

    What is going on?
  2. killerrobot, Aug 31, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011

    killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    As far as your observation, I believe the average updates could include just processor bumps, whereas the recent releases are for major architectural upgrades.

    That said, there's no science to it - all the guide does is track time from the last update and what has happened in the past isn't necessarily what will happen with this update.

    If you need it now, buy it now. If not then wait. No need to stress out over it.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Follow intel's roadmap, you'll have a rough guesstimate of when the next ones will come out.
  4. BanterClaus macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2011
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    New ones will be most likely available when the third generation of core i processors (ivy bridge) are out.

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