Is it worth getting a MacBook Pro now or shall I wait? (I get 30% off all Apple Produ

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  1. Trukfit macrumors newbie

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    Is it worth getting a MacBook Pro now or shall I wait? (I get 30% off all Apple Products)

    I wanted to get the MacBook pro i5 13" for £999 with discount I get for like £699 but then I thought If I get this discount I can get the £1699 one for £1100 or something like that and it has i7 16gb ram and I can play my games.

    I really would love to make xCode apps and be able to play LoL and CS:GO and I'm thinking do I wait for 2015 models?

    What shall I do!?!
     
  2. crawler1975 macrumors regular

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    Well, my question to you is. Can you wait for 6 months for the new macbook pros? It really boils down to your NEED or WANT. If you need a macbook pro now, then go ahead and purchase it right away - If you want a macbook pro, you can wait 6 months for the new ones.
     
  3. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    Just be careful, I initially walked out of their with a 13" rMBP 2.6GHz Dual Core i5 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD

    Just one week later I'm typing on a 15" rMBP 2.5 GHz Quad Core i7 with 512GB SSD.

    Funny how that happens.
     
  4. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    I hear Apple is coming out with some amazing laptops in 2016.
     
  5. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    I also heard they are coming out with some amazing laptops in 2019...
     
  6. Algus macrumors regular

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    Kinda just pulling out of my ass but I don't expect the 2015 rMBPs to be a huge leap over the 2014 units. Should get some processor bumps from Broadwell but I doubt RAM and storage will get a lot cheaper.

    You don't need the latest and greatest to play League and Counter Strike :p
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Getting 30% off Apple products is really meaningless to the core question at hand. Looks to me like you went out of your way to brag about the 30%.

    If you need a computer, then get a computer. If you want a computer and can afford it, get one. See how simple that was?

    You shouldn't need internet strangers to advise you on whether you should get a computer right now. If you feel you can't make such a simple decision on your own, you have a lot more to consider in your life, than whether or not you should get a computer, in my opinion.
     
  8. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    Really? This forum community is one large resource, wake up. If you're unable to figure that out on your own, you have a lot to consider in your life..

    A lot of you need to go back under the rocks you came out from under, arrogant.
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Yes, this place is a great resource for information.

    It is one thing to ask a specific question about an app or a computer based on specific needs or concerns. It is quite another to say, you want a computer and can afford one, especially with a 30% off discount, but want to know whether you should buy one or not from complete strangers who won't be paying the bill.

    Nobody can truly make the decision except the person paying the bills. Asking complete strangers what they would do when they aren't paying the bills and may not use the computer in the same manner is not very logical, in my opinion.

    If it makes me a troll to point out that sometimes people need to stop and think for themselves, instead of looking to others, especially over something as benign as (I have money, want a computer, and get a 30% discount) getting a computer, so be it.
     
  10. close2reality, Feb 3, 2015
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    close2reality macrumors 6502

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    So you dictate how we use our resource?

    Your a strange one.

    Back on topic, I think you should grab a MBP now if your looking. Rumor is Q3-Q4 of this year for any brow raising updates.

    As a matter of fact I just picked up a 15" rMBP this week and I have no second thoughts about it, it's a risk we all take when purchasing months down the road after a release.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I haven't dictated anything. I posited an opinion just as you did. You disagree with me. That is fine. Again, that is not even close to a member of a message board dictating what other members should do. That is the job of the staff of MacRumors.
     
  12. MacRazySwe macrumors 6502a

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    Will the 30 % off still be applicable if you choose to wait?

    If yes, do you have a working computer right now and in the meantime?

    If your answer is yes to both of the two questions, I would wait. If however your answer is no, I would jump on the offer now. Even if you purchase the computer now and receive 30 % off, you could still sell the computer a couple of months down the line and still receive pretty much what you paid for it, in case you want to upgrade. :)
     
  13. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    agreed the same thing happened to me
     
  14. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Skylake is the next appreciably big jump. Haswell, the current gen, has been around since October 2013...

    Depends how much you need it.
     
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    If you're going to be developing apps with Xcode, I'd recommend getting a laptop with 16GB RAM. My MBP with 8GB copes OK, but if I have Xcode, the simulator, Photoshop and Safari with a few tabs all open, the memory pressure does go amber and it slows down a bit.

    The Broadwell/Skylake equivalent of the top-end 13" rMBP with 16GB RAM as a BTO option will be my next laptop, either later this year or early next year.
     
  17. blackstar9296 macrumors newbie

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    discount

    How the hell did you get a 30% discount? could you please tell me :) cheers
     
  18. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Seems pretty crazy considering employees in the US only get 25% off.
     

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