I want to buy a new laptop, so should I get the 2011 MBP or should I wait for the 2012 MBP. Any rumors as to when it will release and what it could have?
I heard that the 2012 one will be skinnier,
but will it still have a CD drive?
And can i assume that it will indeed come out around May-July?
Since we're already a month off 2012, I'd suggest you wait for the next model. There'd be too much buyer remorse if you buy one now
Since we're already a month off 2012, I'd suggest you wait for the next model. There'd be too much buyer remorse if you buy one now if they decide to add something like USB 3.0 or an outer re-design.
I have to disagree with this. Buying low end and selling a few months later will likely lose you a few hundred dollars. eBay is a great place and I've sold a hell of a lot of stuff there. But, eBay and PayPal take fees. For a ~$1500 item you'll pay at least $100 in fees. Any used item sells for less than a new one. That's another chunk of money gone.This. It always feels horrible when a new one gets announced and you had no idea it was gonna happen. Or if you have the added resources and can handle the hassle, buy an entry level now so you have something to use but have full intentions of Ebay-ing it when the new one gets available, lose a little (or none) amount of money and buy the new one.
USB 3.0 you can already get with the Sonnettech thunderbolt to express card slot accessory with the USB 3.0 express card thing, so nothing exciting there. Honestly, just get what you need, if you can't wait until April/May, then go ahead and buy one that will hold you over to Haswell.
If there is indeed a redesign, I, for one, will not buy the first revision.
Interesting to see if they dump dedicated GPU's to make it thinner. If they do put Retnia displays on them, any GPU will have to work twice as hard when gaming. (If your into that sort of thing)
I think Apple will impress the MBA crowd with more power, but the heavy users, and those of us that want an all in one solution, might be dissapointed. (Unless Apple releases a TB-GPU)
We shall see...