Need a new notebook for school

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BauerStyle, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. BauerStyle macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008
    Hey, first post here
    anyways I desperately need a new computer for school, but i dont want to buy one and have it be completely obsolete
    Does anyone think that the new MacBrook Pro revisions will be so drastic that It will make any one I buy now look crappy in comparison? I can't wait until october to get the computer but I also don't want older stuff.
    Please help, thanks
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    If you need, buy.

    If you want, wait.

    Even if the MBP were refreshed next week. It won't make the current ones obsolete. Don't get caught up in having the latest and greatest because it only lasts 3-6 months.

    What are you planning on using it for?
  3. mlemonds macrumors 6502a


    Apr 9, 2008
    Lexington, KY
    i dont really think that you could call a MBP crappy.

    I think that if there is going to be a drastic change to the MacBook/MacBook Pro lineup, it would be done at a major event. i.e. macworld

    personally i do not believe that anything major will be released by this holiday season, but i could be wrong. depending on what you need the laptop to do, you could limp along on a mid-level netbook until the new machines are released.
  4. hogfaninga macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2008
    Chestnut Tree Cafe
    Completely obsolete? Hardly. When the new one comes out (who knows when) then 6 months later when the new, new ones come out will that be completely obsolete also? Of course not.

    If you are a student and need one now then buy it. The back to school deal is awesome and only lasts a few more days.
  5. pol0001 macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2008
    Don't worry. As long as you're not planing on extensive video editing or extensive use of Photoshop or Aperture, even a MacBook is more than enough. And if you're a gamer, better buy a Windows Notebook May not be as hip as a MacBook Pro, but you'll have more gaming fun with it.
  6. BauerStyle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008
    thanks guys
    Im basically using it for school work, music, garage band but no kind of heavy labor or anything so this sounds good.
  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    With any computer purchase, it's often counterproductive to let market rumors determine your purchasing decision. People who do this never buy anything because of the potential buyers remorse that's playing a trick on their heads. If you need a computer, buy it now.

    For example, Intel can announce a major new processor, but realistically it won't make it into an Apple design for several more months after the dies ship because then a totally new logic board design (new chipsets, drivers, etc.) will need to be engineered and tested.

    We won't see anything revolutionary in Apple notebooks for at least another year (Nehalem CPUs). Interim products from now until then will only offer very marginal benefits that aren't compelling enough to make a current Penryn owner hock his/her MBP on eBay.
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Just buy a refurbished last generation MBP.

    You'll save a lot of money, it'll do what you want, and you'll never have to worry about it becoming no longer the lastest model considering it already isn't.

    Of course since you're a student, you can get the current generation base model.

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