How Much is Apple Missing out on?

How much will you spend?

  • $1,000-$1,499

    Votes: 50 26.0%
  • $1,500-$1,999

    Votes: 57 29.7%
  • $2,000-$2,499

    Votes: 51 26.6%
  • $2,500-$3000

    Votes: 34 17.7%

  • Total voters
    192

Dcuellar

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 24, 2010
245
6
I was just curious how many people are waiting for the refresh and how much they are going to spend. Personally, I am waiting and will be spending about 2500-3000.

Edit:
This thread is intended for people who are holding off for the refresh and refuse to pay current prices for outdated hardware.
 

Apple.MBPro

macrumors member
Jan 27, 2010
63
7
How much time left for this thread? Death clock is ticking...

I can understand you wanting to do a poll, but MacRumors mods. generally likes to keep all of the similar topics in one thread (you can do a poll outside of this site, and post that link in the waiting for Arrandale thread).
 

mattgoldey

macrumors member
Jan 19, 2010
89
0
Rowlett, TX
Missing option...

$3k+

Before I found this website, I was ready to pull the trigger on a 3.06GHz 15" MPB with 8GB of RAM and a 7200rpm 500GB drive.

$3249.00

I'm glad I found the site. I don't NEED a new machine right now, I just want one. So now I'm glad to wait a bit and get more machine for my money.
 

Dcuellar

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 24, 2010
245
6
How much time left for this thread? Death clock is ticking...

I can understand you wanting to do a poll, but MacRumors mods. generally likes to keep all of the similar topics in one thread (you can do a poll outside of this site, and post that link in the waiting for Arrandale thread).
I currently run a forum. Deleting this would be ridiculous. Im not asking for people to share hints, rumors, etc. Hopefully they can understand my intentions.

If they want to merge it that's different. That thread could have a poll, but there is not one.

So far we have 4 votes. $8,000-$10,000.
 

ronjon10

macrumors regular
Dec 9, 2009
214
27
I'm going for the model listing for 1999. In a few months I'll swap out the hard drive for a SSD, swap the optical drive for a bigger hd option and add more RAM.
 

Hls811

macrumors 6502a
Apr 19, 2004
792
6
New Jersey
Are they MISSING OUT on that money, or just waiting for it??

If you're still going to buy a Mac eventually, they aren't missing out. If you are taking that $ and going elsewhere with it, then they are.
 

Dcuellar

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 24, 2010
245
6
Are they MISSING OUT on that money, or just waiting for it??

If you're still going to buy a Mac eventually, they aren't missing out. If you are taking that $ and going elsewhere with it, then they are.
Either way it is money they dont have now, but potentially could have if the product were released. What these people end up doing with this money is left to Apple's imagination.

If anything, this is an indication of how much is waiting for the refresh.
 

gwsat

macrumors 68000
Apr 12, 2008
1,920
0
Tulsa
I was just curious how many people are waiting for the refresh and how much they are going to spend. Personally, I am waiting and will be spending about 2500-3000.
With all due respect, I think that this separate thread has a place. The "I'm Waiting for Arrandale" thread..." is, to put it plainly, out of control. I posted to it more or less regularly last week but finally cancelled my subscription because of how insubstantial, not to mention interminably long, it had turned out to be.
 

Wicked1

macrumors 68040
Apr 13, 2009
3,278
13
New Jersey
I currently have an early 2009 uMB 2.4 with 4GB/500GB HDD however I am considering selling it and getting a Refurbished 15.4" 3.06 4GB/500GB with the 7 Hour battery, so I am looking at $2,200.00 on a refurb but then I would buy AppleCare and get the full 3 year warranty. This should last me until2-3 years, besides the only thing I can not do with my uMB is game. The 15.4" with the 9400/9600 with 512MB VRAM is a little better for some games in XP Boot Camp.
 

sharkzfanz

macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2008
142
0
San Jose, CA
How much time left for this thread? Death clock is ticking...

I can understand you wanting to do a poll, but MacRumors mods. generally likes to keep all of the similar topics in one thread (you can do a poll outside of this site, and post that link in the waiting for Arrandale thread).
Should never have to post outside the site.. If a post has a reason and a MOD removes it repost it.. The community will prevail.. Mods here are lately very police like and forgetting this is a community..
 

keitherson

macrumors member
Oct 22, 2009
33
0
My budget is 2,500. I will likely wait another year for Sandy Bridge, because Arrandale itself is a ****** hodge-podge stitched together, and Sandy Bridge will have native USB 3.0 support.
 

Crath

macrumors newbie
Feb 24, 2010
22
0
so according to this poll, currently at 88 votes, its an avg of $170,000
 

Dcuellar

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 24, 2010
245
6
Apple isn't stupid. No company is stupid enough to ignore the opportunity costs of delaying a product, when sums of money are involved.
Their cost to produce the current line of MBP's yield a bigger profit. I do agree with you though. The difference is I think they don't know we know that.
 

schreck

macrumors regular
Oct 21, 2007
191
0
New England
I was originally planning on getting whatever the low-end 15" MBP would have been - until Apple added the antiglare configuration I wanted to the Refurb Store. Never purchased a refurbished unit, so I'm hoping things work out all right. If not, I'll return within the fourteen days and wait (or buy the new machine if it's out by then).
 

Nein01

macrumors 6502
Dec 1, 2009
307
1
Germany
about 3k

however much the top of the line 17" is, although i might skip on ram and just install the max amount myself. oh and i'm going with a 7200rpm drive, not an ssd, so that'll cut some cost as well.