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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zooby, Dec 31, 2015.
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
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.
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...
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.
Hell, I went from a late 2008 15" MBP to a 2012 15" cMBP with a quad core i7 and the difference was amazing!