Macbook Pro Rev A 2006...Time to upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ramo, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. ramo macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Hi Guys

    I know this question has been asked before, but I wanted to see if anyone with similar scenarios had upgraded recently. I have a almost 5 year old (march 2006) Rev A 2.0 GHZ Core Duo Macbook Pro, with 2GB Ram and 320GB storage. It has taken a beating but this machine is still going strong. I am currently tempted by a educational department promotion which gives us 1 yr no 0% APR on a new computer purchase, thinking about going with a core i5 or core i7 15" MBP.

    My usage is moderate, I do heavy browsing,email,chat as well as moderate photoshop usage and multitasking.

    What is your suggestion, should I hold off for another cycle?
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Since you've already kept your existing MacBook Pro this long, I would wait for the new models to be launched before buying.
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    Just my opinion mind... but there's no point pouring good money on new technology, if the existing unit does the job perfectly!!
  4. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    i'd suggest waiting until ivy bridge is launched, that should pose some serious updates, and a computer that will last you as long as your current has.

    I promised myself not buying any new computer before ivy bridge.
  5. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Honestly, as long as your computer is doing it's job well, I'd keep it. Core Duos are still pretty good for most people.

    It's ultimately your decision though.

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