Macbook Purchase, should I wait?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jeditigger, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. jeditigger macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    I am slowly transitioning from PC to Mac. I am in the market to purchase another MacBook in the near future. Anyone have an idea when the next updated line of MacBooks are to be released? Should I buy now and not worry about what is to come for it is too far off? I like to get the most for my money so if waiting a bit will give me a better machine then so be it.

    Thanks in advance
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    According to the guide on average it will be updated in 100 days or so, that'd be around December.
  3. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    The MacBook Pro section says "days since update - 186" ... that can't be right, the LED backlit line like just came out. :confused:
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    That's the average, it says when they were last updated to the left of that number.
  5. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    I'd buy now to be honest. Updates seem to be a good bit away.
  6. BioChron macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2006
    What you could do is wait until October to get a new MacBook with Leopard on it, but if it doesn't matter get a new one now. :)

    - Daniel
  7. S.R.G macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2007
    Macbook upgrade

    The reason for me not to buy a Macbook right now is that I am seeing it likely Apple will need to upgrade the Macbooks hardware, especially the graphics chip before Leopard.

    Anybody care to comment on my thoughts?
  8. jeditigger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2007
    S.R.G. That is exaclty why I am considering waiting. I would kick myself if I buy now only to have a newer hardware config for Leopard come about within a month or so.
  9. razyorv macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2007
    I think Apple will update sometime in January. If you look at their history, Macbooks have been updated in May and in January.

    What I think Apple should do is justify the $125 for the Blackbook by upgrading the black to the Santa Rosa platform and give it the X1300 graphics.
  10. S.R.G macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2007
    razyorv, that is exactly what I am expecting.
    As long as they will do this change to all, the computer will surely be fine at least for another year.
    Personaly I do expect that Apple will upgrade all Macbooks to SantaRosa with the GMA X3100 384RAM and then differentiate the macbooks by a higher cpu and memory ram.
  11. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    But they'd never update in December, instead it's most likely to be in January.

    The MacBook's run Leopard just fine at the moment with the GMA950 so I wouldn't expect them to upgrade them before Leopard. They'll upgrade to the next stage with Santa Rosa most likely in January.

    I just bought a BlackBook and couldn't be happier.

    Technically the black casing is made of a different composite than the white ones that I have heard is slightly more expensive anyway, albeit not by much.

    I don't doubt that all MacBooks will get better graphics with Santa Rosa, but I'm not sure what their plans could be for the Black model, it should be a bridge between the lower and upper end laptops, but it isn't currently.

    Time will tell, January will tell. Buy now.
  12. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    Buy now. I don't think you'll see an update until January on the MB's. Leopard will run fine with the onboard graphics.

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