MBP: Now or wait for 10.5?

When Should I buy a MacBook Pro

  • Buy Now

    Votes: 18 48.6%
  • Wait for 10.5

    Votes: 19 51.4%

  • Total voters
    37
  • Poll closed .

gdesalvo@umail.

macrumors member
Original poster
May 1, 2007
57
0
Hello,
I'm about to buy a MBP. No i do not want a macbook because the displays are glossy. My question is wether I should wait for the 10.5 release to see if apple bundles any upgrades to the hardware or wether I should just buy now.

The MBP was recently upgraded in June but i could see apple putting some upgrades through it in late october early november with 10.5 and possibly some early penryns.

Any ideas? Comments?
 

mr_matalino

macrumors 6502a
Oct 14, 2005
530
34
I serisouly doubt Apple will refresh their MBP this year. If you need now, buy now. If you can wait, wait.
 

Big D Skins

macrumors newbie
Jun 8, 2007
13
0
Indiana
Buy it now

I purchased my MBP the day it was released and it is the best computer by far that I have ever owned. For a laptop or desktop it far surpasses most of the computers on the market today IMO. Most of my friends with ultra high end desktop computers have said that they wish they would have just purchased a MBP instead. It has more then enough power to run most all of the adobe CS3 software and most anything else you would want to. (Gaming is probably not the best but I use a computer for actual work most of the time.)

I would say that if you need something for a computer now. Do not have any regrets purchasing this fine machine! I for one am not getting all worked up over leopard. Don't get me wrong I think leopard is going to be an extraordinary operating system but Tiger is an amazing operating system now. Not to mention that most all the bugs are already worked out of it. I am going to wait for 10.5.1 at least probably more towards 10.5.2 or 3. I would just wait a little while on the operating system.

My personal advice is start enjoying the MBP NOW!!!:):D:):D
 

gdesalvo@umail.

macrumors member
Original poster
May 1, 2007
57
0
I purchased my MBP the day it was released and it is the best computer by far that I have ever owned. For a laptop or desktop it far surpasses most of the computers on the market today IMO. Most of my friends with ultra high end desktop computers have said that they wish they would have just purchased a MBP instead. It has more then enough power to run most all of the adobe CS3 software and most anything else you would want to. (Gaming is probably not the best but I use a computer for actual work most of the time.)

I would say that if you need something for a computer now. Do not have any regrets purchasing this fine machine! I for one am not getting all worked up over leopard. Don't get me wrong I think leopard is going to be an extraordinary operating system but Tiger is an amazing operating system now. Not to mention that most all the bugs are already worked out of it. I am going to wait for 10.5.1 at least probably more towards 10.5.2 or 3. I would just wait a little while on the operating system.

My personal advice is start enjoying the MBP NOW!!!:):D:):D
Very true, the better question is when do you see apple releasing a MBP upgrade as well as will apple ever release some ultra-portable without a glossy screen. I cannot stand having a half mirror in front of my eyes it drives me insane.
 

Mistershark

macrumors regular
Apr 28, 2007
202
0
Go ahead and buy now. You can put that extra $200 towards Leopard and you even out with an extra $70.
 

tutubibi

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2003
538
0
localhost
Not sure about HW updates but why not save $200?
Since Leopard is coming out in max 9 week from now, I would wait for it, unless you absolutely need it now. Or at least wait for the release date announcement and you should be able to get Leopard update for free (well almost free).
 

amac4me

macrumors 65816
Apr 26, 2005
1,301
0
Here's a history of the MacBook Pro:
  • Initial release: January 2006 - Core Duo
  • First Revision: October 2006 - Core 2 Duo
  • Second Revision: June 2007 - Core 2 Duo (Santa Rosa)

Over the past couple of years Apple has revamped the entire Macintosh line in the few months prior to the holiday shopping season. This year seems to be somewhat of an anomoly as the MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini have been refreshed prior to the September/October time frame.

In my view, I think there's a slight chance that Apple may release a MacBook Pro update prior to the holiday buying season. I think there's a fairly good chance that Apple will update the MacBook line before the holidays because it was last updated in May.

Keep in mind that portables now outsell desktops and Apple may want to ensure that potential buyers view the MacBook and MacBook Pro as recently updated as they set out to do thier holiday shopping. It really wouldn't make much sense to just update the MacBook before the holidays.

Just my view!!!