MBP 15" - now or wait?

CoffeeMonkey

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I haven't been paying too close attention to the MBP line, but now that I'm going to have to replace my Powerbook this summer, I'm thinking about getting a MBP 15". It looks like there has already been a revision or two, and I'm still seeing scattered complaints about noise/heat.

Any guesses as to whether a new revision is coming down soon?
 

aristobrat

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CoffeeMonkey said:
It looks like there has already been a revision or two, and I'm still seeing scattered complaints about noise/heat.
I'd wait.

I just received a MBP from Amazon last Tuesday and it was just as hot as the ones I had a month-and-a-half ago.
 

smartalic34

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What are the odds of seeing Core 2 MBP at WWDC? What would be theoretical shipping times for these thru the online store if ordered the day of WWDC? Would we be talking weeks?
 

plutnicki

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The problem is

No one can be 100% sure of when the next speed bump, rev, complete design change, will come. Could be a speed bump tomorrow, could be August, could be October. If you wait until August and nothing comes, will you then wait another "just 2 months"?

If you need a computer now, buy one and don't look back. There is always another "something" on the horizon.

I just got a MacBook, and a good friend just got a 15" Pro. Both are well built, quiet and run phenominally.

And guess what, when the new revisions come out, there will be boatloads of "issues" found with those new ones, too.
 

Xander562

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JUst Wondering, it seems as if all that's going to be updated is the CPU making it faster etc. is this true? nothing (or most likely nothing) but a CPU update?
 

CaptainCaveMann

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plutnicki said:
No one can be 100% sure of when the next speed bump, rev, complete design change, will come. Could be a speed bump tomorrow, could be August, could be October. If you wait until August and nothing comes, will you then wait another "just 2 months"?

If you need a computer now, buy one and don't look back. There is always another "something" on the horizon.

I just got a MacBook, and a good friend just got a 15" Pro. Both are well built, quiet and run phenominally.

And guess what, when the new revisions come out, there will be boatloads of "issues" found with those new ones, too.
Thats not entirely accurate. :cool:
 

AvSRoCkCO1067

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CoffeeMonkey said:
I haven't been paying too close attention to the MBP line, but now that I'm going to have to replace my Powerbook this summer, I'm thinking about getting a MBP 15". It looks like there has already been a revision or two, and I'm still seeing scattered complaints about noise/heat.

Any guesses as to whether a new revision is coming down soon?
What exactly do you plan on using the computer for? Are you a professional? Do you like to edit video? Or do you text friends...?

I use my computer for Microsoft Word, Safari, iTunes, Mail, and iWeb. And I bought a MacBook Pro. I guess I went a bit overboard.

Oh well - it is really shiny...:D
 

macsrockmysocks

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AvSRoCkCO1067 said:
What exactly do you plan on using the computer for? Are you a professional? Do you like to edit video? Or do you text friends...?

I use my computer for Microsoft Word, Safari, iTunes, Mail, and iWeb. And I bought a MacBook Pro. I guess I went a bit overboard.

Oh well - it is really shiny...:D
That's exactly what i am going in for it for. I know it's overkill, but can't resist the SHINY!:D