Mac Pro now, or wait?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HighContrast*, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. HighContrast* macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2008
    I have a problem.

    I have decided to get a Mac Pro. But I don't know wether to wait till Nehalem.

    I need a new machine Asap as my Laptop is *****.

    I get at least 14.5% off, so If i bought something now , i could probably break even if i wanted to sell just before Nehalem.

    I was thinking of getting a iMac , then sell it when the new Pro line comes out , as i would get decent cash for it as Nehalem iMacs will be out later than the Pro. Good plan?

    This is currently on the Refurb section
    @ £1019

    I am not sure.

    Any advice would be helpful
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Nehalem won't be any sooner than MacWorld and could be as late as WWDC.

    It's up to you whether you want to waste that much time.

    I think that you should probably get something now and sell it when the Nehalem Mac Pros come out. I don't know about getting that iMac, though. Perhaps a current rev?
  3. HighContrast* thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2008
  4. smitha96 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2005
    I have a first gen mac pro 2.66 and I still have a hard time maximg it out, and even when I do max it out, it tends to be limited to about 75% processor speed-- and that's with my hard drive in a raid zero. That said, I don't know what you'll be using yours for, I'm not a professional.

    But historically, macworld these last few years has not focused on the professional products like MacBook pro and mac pro so I would not anticipate a realese then. Macworld and wwdc are a showcase for apples consumer products.
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    If you need a new computer now then get a new computer now & flog it later , me i don't have your problem HighContrast as i've a new MBP that see me through till Nehalem and beyond, but I'm looking forward to my new Nehalem MP no end

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