Can you wait until October? If you need it now, it's an excellent time to buy. If you can wait then your patience will net you Leopard. If you can hang on until early 2008, who knows how you'll be rewarded.I'm looking to buy a MBP but I'm worried once I buy it, it will be updated (possibly when leopard is released). Do you guys predict an upgrade any time soon for the MBP and is it a good time to buy one now? Thanks
i totally agree with this. every 6 months or so apple updates the MBP so pretty much you will always be outdated unless you buy right when there is an update i guess..Just buy.... it's a great machine and recently it has been updated. I did the same, I was waiting and waiting. First for the Leopard release and after that because the MBP was due for an update. Then after June 5th I ordered. I was rewarded for the waiting, but I also know that in half a year there will be another update...and so on. Like that you won't ever buy a MBP...
But is has been 2 months since the update so I would assum most of the problems have been corrected, such as the LED screen. right?Personally, I'd wait for Rev D.
This is the first run at an LED backlit notebook for Apple. This is also Apple's first run at SR innards. At least for me and a few others who got their SR MBPs have had big issues - and not just with the screens.
I was fortunate enough that my work got me my SR MBP. However, my MBP has KPed or spontaneously rebooted at least once a week since I got it in mid-June. My other MBP, a CCFL C2D, has KPed ONCE and locked up twice since I bought it last year. No spontaneous reboots.
Just my $0.02.
I wouldn't go that far. I think an update sometime before Christmas is likely, even if it's only an increase to CPU and HD. However, your point to the OP is dead on: buy now, because it's a powerful machine that will serve you well even before Leopard comes out.the next update wont be till february anyway so nows a great time
Being a student he might not be able to wait since school is starting up now.
I have had a few friends ask me this same question.
You have too look a what you will gain and loose by buying now or waiting till october. Here is the MR link to buyers guide and explains on average when an update should happen. According to the average on here it should be about 4 months. http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
If you buy now, you can get a free ($100) printer, a free ($200) iPod, $110 off Apple care, the ability to have a laptop at school, and the satisfaction of having it NOW.
But if you buy now you loose out on a free copy of leopard ($69- look above at user leehro post), and also have the possibility of there being a new update.
If you wait till leopard to buy then you get Leopard for free ($69) and the possibility that if there is a update you will have the latest and greatest.
But if you wait to buy you loose out on $410 of freebies (printer, iPod, Apple Care), the satisfaction of having it NOW, and the simplicity of having a laptop at school.
This all holds under the fact you would take the free iPod, Printer, and discount on Apple care. as well as you don't have a computer to use at school right now.
Financially it would be more intelligent to buy now to get the freebies you can easily pawn off to other college students and get the good discount on Apple care if you like it. (If Apple care is always offered at a student discount , please someone correct me) You will have to spend $69 later, but you will get $410 in freebies now and that great satisfaction of actually having the new computer NOW. Obviously you will not sell those two things for resale but I just sold my free Nano for $150 and the printer for $75, so if you are looking down the "pawn it off" lane then you will still get $225 dollars cash to put towards Leopard and beer money (Dorms, gotta love em) and $110 off Apple care.
Now about the update, I just do not find likely, but with Apple that is always possible. And please ignore any posters on any forum that says they know a release date of any Apple product before it is publicly announce, because they don't.
Good luck, hope you pick one up, and I know you will love it!
No where in my post did I say it was going to be some cool new piece of technology.The free ipod/nano deal is nothing to write home about. Those iPods need a serious update -- at the very least, a 6G iPod with touch-screens is in order. The nano's will be updated very soon, too, so forget the freebies.
Wait for Leopard on an updated MBP + new Ipod in late-October.