How often does the MBP get updated?

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  1. TSX macrumors 68030

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    How often does the MBP get updated? Is it a yearly type of thing?
     
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    It's likely that we will see the next update in early 2011.
     
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    So I'm guessing the next update will be in oct? Is their any speculation on what will be updated in the next update?
     
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    If Intel updates their chips, then maybe new CPUs. Same thing with GPUs, if nVidia comes up with mobile GF100s, we MIGHT see one.

    Sandy Bridge is coming in early 2011 anyway so might be that we'll have to wait till that
     
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    Faster CPUs and bigger HDDs are likely, maybe a RAM boost, but that is unlikely.
     
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    Maybe I'll go post a Waiting for Sandy Bridge thread. :D
     
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    Should I wait until the next update to buy one? I'm thinking of getting the 2.4GHz 13" during the school promotion, but if these are much better then should I wait?
     
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    Are you serious?

    The current generation and the ones before that are perfectly capable to do most chores.

    BUY NOW IF YOU NEED NOW, WAIT IF YOU CAN WAIT.

    But with Apple a stable update cycle is not a given.
     
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    You could buy one now and sell it when the new one comes out. From what I see they hold their value, if kept in good condition.
     
  11. Ash9414 macrumors 6502

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    From another thread.

    "So there's not much difference between 2.4GHz and 2.66GHz then? I will doing school work with Office and iWork, browsing the web (all the normal stuff), perhaps some casual gaming (Sims 3 etc), and perhaps ripping a few DVDs on Handbrake. What model would you suggest and how much difference is there?"

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=906422
     
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    There is not much difference. 260MHz will not be noticeable, and the current MBPs are capable of doing what you want to do. No need for Quad-, Hexa- or Octo- cores. Many members here use older machines for those tasks, and they have no problem with it. SPECS aren't everything.
     
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    Well, 2.66GHz is ~10% faster but unless you use a nanosecond stopwatch, it's unnoticeable. 2.66GHz costs ~20% more and you only get ~10% boost so the ratio is 2:1
     
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    Yep, I noticed it. But with Office or iWork or browsing, the 260MHz more aren't necessary. Ahhh, this is a repeating cycle anyway. Every day a new poster asks the same question as the day before, or even the hour before.

    Vacation.
     
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    If anything it just improves you post count.
     
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    That's what I think every time I post :D

    I rarely tell people to use google as for the same time I can write the whole answer, no matter is it the first or the 348538495th time, the reason why I am here is to help people and IMO an answer is better than a link to 34853 threads
     

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