New Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Freddieljung, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Freddieljung macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2014
    Hey All.

    I am in the process of ordering a new MacBook Pro. Am looking at a 13" 16gb ram which will be used for daily office life. While i am not in a major rush to purchase, it does seem a long time to wait untill Oct for the next launch. So my questions are:
    Is it looking like Oct for the next launch?
    Is it a major over haul planned or just small upgrades?

    Trying to reason with myself over waiting out or not, any ideas?

    Thanks for any info you can give me.

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Probably not, I'm guessing later, it all depends on when Broadwell is released by Intel.

    I doubt it (just the broadwell chipset, but then that's just my uneducated gut feel.

    Why 16GB of ram, if you're only going to be running office apps? I'd say 8GB may be more then enough for you.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I'm guessing they'll release something in 4th quarter.

    Just a minor spec bump. It doesn't look like Intel is going to have Broadwell chips ready until next year.

    Buy a refurbished unit and use the money you saved on beer. Or Applecare.
  4. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    I second the ram choice. 4gb of ram would suffice for your usage, 8gb would make you comfortable for several years to come, 16gb is complete overkill.
  5. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Just buy now and enjoy it. The current machines are excellent performers. Once you start waiting you may as well wait forever. ;)
  6. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Hate to start ram threading, but like others mentioned 16gb is utter overkill.

    For just office apps even 2gb will be totally fine.

    Id say for just office use get the base rmbp or base mba now on a discount.

    You will be fine until those machines break.

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