new MBP soon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ejewels52, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. ejewels52 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I would like to purchase a new MBP soon. Should I pull the trigger or is a new batch coming soon? Thanks in advance...
     
  2. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    There is always a new batch from China daily.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There is always potential for an upgrade and no matter the size, 13", 15", 17", every new update makes the one in your had technically "old tech". :p
     
  4. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Not unless you future-proofed. ;)
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    But you're not. No one who buys a Mac is "future proofed". No one.
     
  6. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    I'd agree with you Jessica on the lower-spec models but not the badboys.
     
  7. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    How are you future-proofed if they release a completely new architecture?
     
  8. copykris macrumors 6502a

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    expand this to no one who buys a piece of electronica is future proofed...
     
  9. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Because my bad boy allows me to earn a living and play, that's how. :rolleyes:
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    As does mine shambo and mine was twice the cost of yours because it sits on a desk and guess what buddy? It's "old tech". While I still earn and play on it, it's OLD tech, outdated if you will. It's not about how much you spend or don't spend, your macbook pro is no more of a "badboy" than my machines.
     
  11. copykris macrumors 6502a

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    do you reckon people who refer to their laptop as "bad boy" are the same people who name their penis?

    i do
     
  12. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    You name your penis. I'd keep that quiet mate. :p
     
  13. ejewels52 thread starter macrumors member

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    whoa, getting a little crazy in here!

    Thx for the responses. I currently have a 2.5 GHz Penryn-Based MacBook Pro with Multitouch and 4GB RAM and 512 MB graphics card from 2008. Would it be stupid to upgrade to the new MBP's? I'm just feeling for a new machine ;)
     
  14. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    Don't buy the current. Wait for next gen.
     
  15. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    It makes no sense for you to upgrade you still have at least another year on there. I would wait until the next update and see what it has to offer, and even then if its not a huge upgrade, I would wait until it makes sense to update.
     
  16. TheWelshBoyo macrumors 6502

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    That's not future proofing...
    It may work very well for a while, but that doesn't mean it's future proofed.
    The only part of a computer that could potentially be considered future proof is the case. And only on desktop towers! Even they aren't really future proof as cases get smaller along with smaller motherboards.
     
  17. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    I would buy it and then exchange if a new one comes out one month later. I bought an early '08 MacBook Pro back in late August and then a few weeks later (around a month) the new aluminum one came out. Unfortunately, I don't live in the USA. I bought it from BestBuy and I was eligible for an exchange if after a month or two later (don't remember correctly) a new one came out and I'd have just paid the difference which isn't much considering I'd have the new version. The current MacBook Pro versions are awesome, so GO AHEAD and you will not regret.
     
  18. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    If my bad boy allows me to successfully earn a living for years then ergo I am future proofed as there will be no need for me to upgrade.
     
  19. d0mth0ma5 macrumors member

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    By that logic a clamshell ibook is "future proofed" as long as you earn your living by consulting via emails. I think you are underestimating what future proofed means. Also how mature is using a rolling eye emoticon.
     
  20. TheWelshBoyo macrumors 6502

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    Precisely.
    Also, no self respecting human being would refer to the highest end MacBook Pro 15" as a badboy, just because it's powerful.
    It's like the sort of thing you'd expect people to be saying in a budget porno.
    "Oh you bad boy!" said the fair maiden to her... MacBook Pro.
     

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