Is this a good time to buy an MBP?

mev1205

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Jun 25, 2010
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Are there any rumors of the MBP maybe receiving an upgrade fairly soon? I've been wanting to switch to a Mac for a long time and I don't want to upgrade and have a new version come out the next month. I'm long overdue for an upgrade to a Mac because I've had a ****** Dell for so long, and I'm really anxious to get a Mac now so I can use it at school next year. I was looking into the 13" because it's quite a bit cheaper, and I think I want to get the higher end version of the 13" (which would be $1399 with my student discount). But I can't help feeling that the Core 2 Duo (which I believe the 13" has) is outdated and much slower technology than that of the i5 (for the 15"). Is there really that much of a difference in performance? Should I shell out the extra $300 or so to get the 15" and the i5?
 

tim100

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May 25, 2009
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Yes

The c2d is in the Mac mini, iMac, MacBook, and 13 MacBook pro. It is across the Mac lines.
 

mattkidd

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I would say its a great time to purchase one! ;) Dont worry about all the speculation of a new one coming otherwise you will just worry if theres going to be another again! Just go for it, they're just amazing and i couldnt be happier :cool: take the leap and get one! There's nothing to loose. Even if there is a new one down the line you can always sell which ever one you purchase shortly down the line and it would probably be only a couple more quid to buy the latest one then? as long as you keep it in top condition, so dont worry! and take the leap ;)
 

Khryz

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Jan 7, 2007
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I was curious about this too and searched around and a lot of people say that even if there is a refresh within the next 3-4 months it most likely will be a very minor one with a slight processor bump - nothing worth waiting for.

I just bought one myself. It should be here Monday!
 

stefan1975

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Apr 15, 2010
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the high end 13" is the worst buy of the lot. the 2.66 costs the same as the 2.4 for Apple and they sell it for $300 more.

the base 15" is the smartest buy.