Is now 4/10 a good time to buy a MacBook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jhunt37, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Jhunt37 macrumors newbie

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    Isit a good time to purchase a 15" MacBook pro or is there going to be a substantial upgrade soon. I am mostly interested in the video processor being upgraded soon. Thank!
     
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    MacBook Pro

    Recommendation:
    Don't Buy - Updates soon

    Last Release
    June 08, 2009

    Days Since Update
    303 (Avg = 200)

    from http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro

    April 2010
     
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    This issue is a hardy perennial here. There are always those who say you should wait because an update is "imminent." Unfortunately, nobody knows when that will be. It seems to me that whether to buy a new computer now should turn on whether there is a computer available that will conveniently do for you the work you need done. If the current MBP satisfies your needs, then by all means buy it, you won't regret it. All you will be losing will be the bragging rights that go with having one of the brand new models. Not to put too fine a point on it, so what? Most users get little if any practical benefit from the upgrades included in a new model, anyway. Think about what the likely upgrades might be. Then consider whether their absence from the current models would hinder you in doing what you want to do with a new computer. Almost assuredly, your answer will be that the current model already provides everything you need.
     
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  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I recently bought one and I love it; plus I needed it, so that's pretty much made my decision for me.
     
  10. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    I think that you should wait as the Times and other credible sites claim that the update is coming within this month.

    If you asked me in January I would say go ahead and buy itl
     
  11. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    Well, if you had suggested that he wait until tomorrow before buying the current model, I would have agreed. :)
     
  12. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    To quote my beloved grandpappy there is never a bad time to purchase a Ford, I mean a Mac. Go now in search of your destiny. :D
     
  13. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    your grandpappy gave bad consumer advice.
     
  14. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Yes there's people that have been waiting for many months now, but different people have different opinions on whether you should wait or not. The only questions you should ask yourself are these:

    • How urgently do you want/ need one?
    • Are you likely to suffer "Buyer's Remorse" if it gets updated when if you buy now.
     
  15. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    I've always bought a new computer when I needed one. When I ordered my 13" this september I didn't know if it was 2.0 or 2.26Ghz...

    I don't really care about the new CPU's or Graphics Cards. Most of my work is done from the terminal anyway. I just feel that with this update apple will bump the hard disk and ram capacity from the pathetic 160 GB/2GB to something more competitive. And that will save people a couple of hundred bucks in the long run.
     
  16. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    Actually the old f150 he drove lasted till the day he died. Very dependable. He always bought trucks and they always lasted. I have an old F 150 that has over 200,000 miles on it and the only major work that has been done is having had to replace the transmition. Like a Mac there is always the chance you might get a lemon, but generally if you take care of it it will last a while.
     
  17. Kawininja619 macrumors member

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    Everyone i know that has a ford has major problems with them. To the TC, Wait for the update. Your money will go alot farther.
     
  18. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Ford Fusion (sedan)...no problems :)


    On topic:

    I'd wait at least until tomorrow.
     
  19. Raima macrumors 6502

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    People were being told to wait in January as Apple had the announcement on the 27th.

    I think I bought my MBP in Jan 14th. Upgraded it with an SSD. Don't regret it at all ^^
     
  20. mrskitch macrumors newbie

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    Wait at least one week. Unless your livelihood depends on it you will most definitely regret it.
     
  21. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    You did well and I would have done the same.

    Now it's nearly 3-4 months later though and articles like this are appearing in sites like the Times etc. So unless someone needs a computer right now it might be worth it to wait.
     
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  23. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I'd wait, but it depends on what price you can get it for.
     
  24. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Your grandfathers old f150 = the bygone era of the Powerbook

    Ford Explorers with exploding firestone tires = Macbook Pros with self destructing 8600 GPUs.
     
  25. vectus macrumors member

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    There are already threads about this. Please stop making new ones.
     

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