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I was at the Apple Store over the weekend and saw the new MacBook Pro 13". I want to get one with 16GB RAM.

From all the rumours out there, is it going to be a game changing update for the new MBP's in the new year? Or does it look like it will just be a CPU upgrade and some ports?

Thanks.
 

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I was at the Apple Store over the weekend and saw the new MacBook Pro 13". I want to get one with 16GB RAM.

From all the rumours out there, is it going to be a game changing update for the new MBP's in the new year? Or does it look like it will just be a CPU upgrade and some ports?

Thanks.
Yeah - possibly a redesign.
 

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Rumors that may go with a thinner design with USB C like the MacBook. Can't do fanless yet though so may not see a redesign.

Ok. Thanks very much for telling me this. I am quite happy with the design of the current machine. Would probably only consider waiting if it was for certain that we would see a screen similar to the Dell XPS 13.
 

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I was at the Apple Store over the weekend and saw the new MacBook Pro 13". I want to get one with 16GB RAM.

From all the rumours out there, is it going to be a game changing update for the new MBP's in the new year? Or does it look like it will just be a CPU upgrade and some ports?

Thanks.
MacBooks Pro are slightly renewed every year, so yes, we will see new MBPs in 2016, with Skylake processors as soon as Intel will provide for a decent iGPU.
Actual 13" is a very good product, using Broadwell and a good iGPU (Intel Iris).

Yeah - possibly a redesign.
That's just speculation ....

Ok. Thanks very much for telling me this. I am quite happy with the design of the current machine. Would probably only consider waiting if it was for certain that we would see a screen similar to the Dell XPS 13.
I can't see anything in a XPS 13 better than a MBP ...
 

whodatrr

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There will always be something bigger and badder coming down the way...

Me, I tend to future-proof my purchases by buying refurbs. you can find the latest MBP 13" systems with 16GB starting at about $1,250, on the Apple Website. Also beefier models going for a bit more. Buy at a discount and you can sell closer to your purchase price, when it's time to upgrade.

Here's a 16GB open box model that ships free, with no tax. That's about $400 off, including the tax thing.

http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBook-Pro/product~dpno~13526641~pdp.jbdjajc

Also some good systems here, but you'll need to cough up sales tax.

http://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro/13
 

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I can't see anything in a XPS 13 better than a MBP ...
The display, which has a touch configuration option, and as almost no bezwel, skylake processor

Ok. Thanks very much for telling me this. I am quite happy with the design of the current machine. Would probably only consider waiting if it was for certain that we would see a screen similar to the Dell XPS 13.
You'll have to wait until 2016 OP to see if apple does embrace a redesign, though I worry that it will only be thinner with less ports. Apple's waiting for better iGPUs coupled with the skylake processor so you'll have that advantage over the XPS 13. What the XPS has now is a great display, nice design and its available now. That is if you're going to spend in excess of thousand dollars do you want to spend it on older technology or the new chipset.

My point is to either wait for the refresh or get the XPS, I think this is your best use of your money imo.
 

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Obvious answer here would be the infinity display with almost no bezel and the smaller footprint that that provides.
Never understand this hysteria about bezel....
The display, which has a touch configuration option, and as almost no bezwel, skylake processor

who cares about touch in a
notebook ? Last thing I would like to do is to actually touch my notebook's screen.

Skylake processor ? In the iGPU version that means a slower iGPU than Iris used on Broadwell...
 
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maflynn

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Never understand this hysteria about bezel....

Just look at the complaints about the iMac's bezel - people do care even if you don't.


who cares about touch in a notebook ? Last thing I would like to do is to actually touch my notebook's screen.
I do, its incredibly helpful.

Skylake processor ? In the iGPU version that means a slower iGPU than Iris used on Broadwell...
Agreed, which is why I mentioned the iGPU.
 

Fishrrman

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If you're not sure whether to "buy now" or "to wait", try to decide on which MB you would want if you were to buy the current model.

Keep that close, and wait until the new models hit the shelves.

At that point (just as soon as they go on sale), you will have a choice:
1. Buy the latest and greatest,
or
2. Buy one of the just-discontinued MB's, possibly at a close-out price.

I used this strategy when the first "aluminum" iMacs were introduced in 2007. By comparing the aluminum and older "white" models side-by-side while both were still available, I decided I preferred the OLDER "matte" display of the white model to the newer "glossy" display on the aluminums.

So I bought the discontinued iMac and it's still running fine 8 years later as my secondary Mac...
 
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