Is it right time to buy MacBook Pro 13/15 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by born4sky, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. born4sky macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2008
    Hello, I thinking to buy MacBook Pro ... but it's not urgent I can wait.
    I think the best time to buy one will be holiday season or right after it (when there will be a lot of refurbished ones) ... dont really remember if apple had any specials for Christmas ... Basicly when will be the best time to buy one... now or wait a little bit.

    When is the next cycle for the new product?
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    They updated in june so now's as good a time as any, unless you're waiting for next years stuff.
  3. badbradderz macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2009
    i was considering buying one too, but it would most likely be for christmas...In which case i may as well wait till the next cycle, if the MBP buyers guide in the guides section is anything to go by, MBP's operate on a 200 day cycle, which would take us to christmas or just after....So my uninformed guess would be a MBP update either FOR christmas or just after the new year. that in mind, buying a MBP for christmas wouldn't be the best move in my opinion.
  4. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell
    The next Macbook update is very likely going to be a major one (e.g. Quad processor). So i would definetly wait, if you are not in hurry.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    With the mobile nehalem processors just being officially unveiled by intel, I'd wait till apple incorporates them into their line. No idea of when that will be, probably sometime in 2010. Depends on how much redesigning they need to do, how fast intel can provide the cpus in quantity and any heat/power issues that may arise.

    My tone started out that I was recommending waiting but after writing it, Is it worth being on the cutting [bleeding] edge of a new chipset? Apple's track record for revision A machines hasn't always been stellar.

    If the current lines fit your needs now and for the foreseeable future, perhaps waiting may not be the best idea.
  6. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    What the buyer's guide continually fails to include is the incremental processor speed bumps that happen every 4 months or's not much, but an upgrade is an upgrade. Technology doesn't sit on the shelf for eight months completely unchanged.

    That said, expect a silent processor speed bump in the next month or so.
  7. tofagerl macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    Since it's becoming less and less probable that the quad processors are coming this fall, I'd say buying a refurb now is a good decision.

    I'm personally waiting till Arrandale or (PLEASE) Clarksfield are in the MBPs, but that's cause I'm very CPU-bound in my usage.
  8. born4sky thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2008
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    The way these things get bumped so fast, its probably never a good time to buy :)
  10. born4sky thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2008
    thats for sure
  11. Betelgeuse macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2008
    There's some slight rumblings that the ship dates for Macbook Pros may be slipping a bit. So, I'd at least wait a week or two to see if that implies a minor update. But, as others have said, if it happens, it's highly unlikely that it will be any kind of major update; probably just a processor speed bump.

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