Macbook Pro advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by samalexhall, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. samalexhall macrumors member

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    Hi
    I'm thinking about getting an MBP
    Do you think its worth waiting til the next update (should be january ish i guess?) or just take the plunge now
    Also would the update be significant enough to worry?
    Thanks for any help
     
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    If you need it now, buy it now. There will always be new tech coming.
     
  3. samalexhall thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont need it right now but what i mean is is it worth it buying it now or do you think the next update will be significant enough to be worth me waiting the next 4 months or so
    Also there is supposedly a new ilife soon so i dont want it to be outdated too quickly after i buy it
    I need about a month to get funds any way so...
     
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    Depends what you do. If your usage isn't particularly heavy, then current gen should satisfy your needs.
     
  5. samalexhall thread starter macrumors member

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    I would be getting logic as i do audio work (the main reason I want a mac)
    Some gaming (Civ 5, assassins creed for example)
    Thats about all, would the current 13 inch have the firepower (im not totally sure) or would i have to go for the 15 inch with the better graphics and i5?

    Thanks a lot for the advice :)
     
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    13" would be sufficient but if you have the $ for 15", go for it. Take a look at refurbs if you're on budget.
     
  7. samalexhall thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll take a look at refurbs I dont have enough to get a MBP 15 inch i just wanted to check that i would not get something that then wouldnt do what i want
    Are there any decent refurb shops other thann the apple stores bit
    cheers
     
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    Apple's is the best and most reliable. This is what you should look at
     
  9. samalexhall thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the help
    looks like a refurb 15 inch
    awesome :cool:
     
  10. MrFusion macrumors 6502a

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    Why january? Historically speaking, the next update should be in october/november.
     
  11. samalexhall thread starter macrumors member

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    I realise its 170 days since the last update and 208 is the average update time so thats sort of early november
    but I allowed til januaryish as there was only the new ipods quite recently so i would be surprised if they had another conference
    Also waswn't the iPad announced in january so i wouldn't be surprised if there was another conference around then
    Then there would be Summer - iPhone update, Autumn - iPod, Winter/Spring Mac and/or iPad

    I'd say thats reasonable
     

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