My late 2008 MBP died on me this week. Should I get a new logic board and wait for Skylake or get my

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zooby, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. zooby, Dec 31, 2015
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  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    If you've been happy with your 2008 MBP for years now, then you'll be more than happy with the performance of a 2014 MBP. Especially if it's your main machine for school, go ahead and get yourself a 2014 and get your work done for the next many, many years :)
     
  3. motime61, Dec 31, 2015
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    I would say wait it out for at least a couple more weeks, there maybe an announcement at CES, if so the current models might be even more discounted in a month or so, try borrowing a computer or something for a month or two. People have waited quite a while for a major upgrade to the macbook pro, and we are really at the tail end of this period. I personally wouldn't advise anyone to purchase a current gen macbook pro right now unless you really need one right now and can't hold off for a couple of months or there is an insane deal out there. At worst there is a high probability that the new macbook pros will be announced in March, I know people are getting quite impatient at this time, but March isn't that far away either.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I don't think it's worth putting any more money towards a MacBook that is now 8 years old.

    Either get a new rMBPro now, or hold out for a few weeks if you can...
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If you are getting by with an '08 machine, chances are you would not notice the performance difference between current machines and skylake ones. Current offerings are already 3 to 4 times more powerful than your '08.
     
  6. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  7. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Hell, I went from a late 2008 15" MBP to a 2012 15" cMBP with a quad core i7 and the difference was amazing!
     

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