Macbook Pro's In January?

byttle

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Well we had many rumors about the Macbook Pro's update in January, but now that they have been updated, (refreshed seems like the better word) so are we stuck (not a bad 'stuck') with what we have now? or will there still be something really nice to wait for in the possible January update?
 

byttle

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Apple is tearing at my soul with these..."updates"... this will be my first mac :D
 
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MarlboroLite

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Oct 29, 2007
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It's pretty stupid to keep waiting and waiting and waiting...something new is always a few months away. At some point you have to buy, and today's MBP's are probably the fastest laptops of any kind in the world and would surely last you 3-4 years. If they come out with the Penryn versions in January, inevitably there will be a rumor that Nehalem ones should come out in May...and on and on and on. Just buy it if you need/want it. If you don't then yeah you can keep waiting forever but at some point you will have to buy or get stuck waiting for the next computer a few months away.

I have been using a mammoth 9 lb PCG Vaio series with Pentium 4 (!!!) that came out in 12/03...I bought it in May of '04 and it's pretty much served its purpose and I will be switching to Mac either this month or next and I'm not waiting for Penryn or the next or the next. Compared with my (what seems) medieval computer, a Santa Rosa MBP will be light years ahead and it's more than enough for what I need.
 
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MarsianMan

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Oct 19, 2007
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Apple is tearing at my soul with these..."updates"... this will be my first mac :D
I feel the exact same way; now I don't know whether to buy now or wait until january....anyone think that they will update again in january?
 
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schreck

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Oct 21, 2007
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Well we had many rumors about the Macbook Pro's update in January, but now that they have been updated, (refreshed seems like the better word) so are we stuck (not a bad 'stuck') with what we have now? or will there still be something really nice to wait for in the possible January update?
You can barely even call the regular MacBooks "refreshed." You'd be ridiculous to call the MacBook Pro a "refreshed item." All they did was add some options for them to earn some more money. The models themselves were totally unchanged.

It'd be one hundred percent ludicrous if they do not totally update them at MWSF.
 
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droo94

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Jun 26, 2007
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Well we had many rumors about the Macbook Pro's update in January, but now that they have been updated, (refreshed seems like the better word) so are we stuck (not a bad 'stuck') with what we have now? or will there still be something really nice to wait for in the possible January update?
13.3" LED MBP's in Jan 2008! Or at least, I can dream about it... :)
 
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bld44

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Apr 21, 2007
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Wow, a refresh today and you're ALREADY taking about the next update?! :rolleyes:
 
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MarsianMan

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Wow, a refresh today and you're ALREADY taking about the next update?! :rolleyes:
I think schreck was right, this barely qualifies as a refresh for the MacBook Pro. It isn't even an upgrade at all for the lower end MBP model. I will stick with the 'true' hardware refresh in January.
 
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byttle

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i meant the word "refreshed" to be a minor upgrade and the word "update" to be a more advanced upgrade... just saying :rolleyes:
 
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MarsianMan

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Oct 19, 2007
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Does apple usually do "refreshes" and then still do "updates"? Does the buyers guide follow the "refreshes" or the "updates" or both?
 
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jbg232

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Oct 15, 2007
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Yeah, I had the same question. I mean why would macrumors not update their buying advice page if they do not consider this a revision? But I have never followed the numbers this much so....

IS THIS AN OFFICIAL REVISION OR CAN WE EXPECT ANOTHER AT MACWORLD IN JANUARY FOR MACBOOK PROS?
 
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Smurfed

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Yeah, I had the same question. I mean why would macrumors not update their buying advice page if they do not consider this a revision? But I have never followed the numbers this much so....

IS THIS AN OFFICIAL REVISION OR CAN WE EXPECT ANOTHER AT MACWORLD IN JANUARY FOR MACBOOK PROS?
The MBP's werent updated at all, just added BTO options on the store.

Pray for a true update in january.
 
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rnava

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Oct 1, 2007
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Sooo what now??

So does anyone foresee an update for the MBP 17"?? i know everyones hoping for the addition of a 12/13" or whatever. But would that really be the only update/upgrade?

i guess im asking, im ready to buy the MBP 17" today, but i can wait, i dont want to but i will if something worthwile comes up. if all thats gonna happen is a smaller version, then id rather purchase now.

im primarily concerned with updates either specifically with the MBP 17 or MBPs across the board.

can anyone provide insights? suggestions??
 
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fewture

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Jun 8, 2006
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The MBP's werent updated at all, just added BTO options on the store.

Pray for a true update in january.

We don't need to pray. There will be an update for the Macbook Pro's in January with the new Penryn CPU and maybe new redesign (probably likely if they are introducing a new sub notebook MBP - would probably see all of them with new design

Macbook Pros have to have the latest CPU, and Apple is likely to get the latest stock before any1 else.
The current extra upgrade to 2.6 was merely to sweeten sales for the holiday season till January.

This was not a Macbook Pro refresh.

However I doubt there there will be Macbook refresh again till April/May next year.
 
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machatch

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Oct 19, 2007
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depends
waiting issues..

It will be an injustice if both the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines aren't properly updated at MacWorld in January.
hmm..you're funny:D.i hope so..hope they dont wait untill mars ore somethin for the new MBP..im planning to buy a laptop in january..i dont want to wait any longer..it's just that when you buy a lapto it's gonna last a couple of years..so it would be nice it's up to date specs/standard of it's time..
:apple::apple:
 
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noodle654

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Jun 2, 2005
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I am holding out for MWSF...the update better be godly or I will be pissed. It better be the most ridiculous update ever created by Apple
 
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schreck

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Oct 21, 2007
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i meant the word "refreshed" to be a minor upgrade and the word "update" to be a more advanced upgrade... just saying :rolleyes:
I understand that one hundred percent. An added BTO option is just that..an option. It is in no way a refresh-due to the fact that they're not switching out any hardware as the models are all still the EXACT same. Typically refreshes refer to minor changes in the main models with increased performance at the same (or better) price. What happened here? Another way for Apple to make money off of a BTO option.
 
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viperguy

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Nov 3, 2005
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The MBP's werent updated at all, just added BTO options on the store.

Pray for a true update in january.
Agreed.
Wanted a MB but since we still have combo drives in it.... :rolleyes:
I feel better saving for the MBP till January. Or even later... I don't "need" a laptop now, probably not even next year, so I'm in no hurry.
Worth it.
 
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mikeheenan

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Aug 8, 2007
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I needed a MBP to finish up a project asap, so I broke down and bought the 17" HD vers last Saturday. I'm not disappointed in the least about my decision either. I'm only very slightly disappointed that there's now a 250gb optional hard drive, but the problem is since I bought in the Apple store, I had to go with the stock model anyways, so I have a 160gb 7200rpm hard drive. It'll be a long while before that's close to being full anyways so I guess I shouldn't care too much. Now if they added a BR disc drive as an option I'd be sorted of ticked off, but otherwise couldn't be happier.
 
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