New Sandy Bridge News

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ArisFlackerbee, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. ArisFlackerbee macrumors newbie

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    So with the recent news of the redo on the Sandy Bridges…what is everyone’s estimate for the iMac reboot NOW?

    They said in the report it was supposed to be ready by March…and since they said they won’t fully be ready until April…does that make it likely we won’t see a reboot until May-July?
     
  2. sjfwhite macrumors member

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    I'm kind of relieved as I should be getting my Core i7 27" iMac tomorrow. I was anticipating kicking for not waiting for a refresh of the iMac line and now I am feeling much relieved. It's a strange form of technological schadenfreude. :cool:
     
  3. MakX macrumors member

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    I'm a new 27" i7 owner, pretty happy that my system won't be nerfed as quickly :p.
     
  4. coolspot18 macrumors 65816

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    I saw May or June - otherwise we would have seen more news by now no?
     
  5. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Darn, why did this have to happen :(

    Sigh, I wonder when the iMacs will come out now :/
    Do you think they will be announced/released along side the Macbook Pro line now?
    I'm thinking about just biting the bullet and buying the freaking thing now :(
    I just really don't want to since I know I will regret it later.
     
  6. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    Do what I did: go refurb. At least then you'll be saving a few bucks even if the new revision comes out fairly soon.
     
  7. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I understand what you're saying but since I'm not the type of person who buys a computer often, I would like my moment at the top of the "hill" to be as long as possible, before they begin building on to the top again. That's kind of how I feel. I also made a past mistake of buying right before a refresh.
     
  8. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    Try not to think of it that way. Don't ask yourself, "am I going to have the most powerful iMac anyone in the world can possibly have for the longest period of time possible?"

    Ask yourself instead:

    1. How much will my life be improved by having this machine now vs. having it later on?

    2. How much useful life will I get out of this machine if I purchase now?

    In all honesty, if you're getting an i5/i7 iMac today, it's going to be very powerful for a good long time to come. A 2006 MacBook can run Final Cut Pro 7 respectably. Certainly, it won't run it as well as a 2010 MacBook Pro, but it's still a decent machine. I know this from experience.

    If having it now will help your computing goals, get it now. It's not going to be less powerful just because a more powerful machine came out later. Not to mention, there are already faster machines on the market. Are you agonizing over the fact that you're looking at a 27" iMac rather than 12-core Mac Pro with a 27" LED Cinema Display? I doubt it. Not to mention, you won't waste months of your live agonizing over when you'll be able to get it. While others wait, you can spend this time enjoying your new machine. The only difference between buying at the end of a product cycle versus the beginning is the wait.

    On the other hand, if having it now won't really help you, why buy at all?
     
  9. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I guess, I still have to wait for the tax return, which is another reason I'm holding off.
     
  10. solsticeviolet, Jan 31, 2011
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    solsticeviolet macrumors newbie

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    The i7 iMac is going to be the very first computer I've ever bought on my own; I really want to be somewhat future-proofed. I should be reaching my target Mac fund goal in April, so, really hoping we hear one way or another about any updates by then or I don't know if I'm going to be waiting much longer. :confused:

    Edit: Teaches me not to hit post without refreshing the page! Meyvn, I think you are wise. You weren't talking to me specifically, but I've just asked myself the questions you pose, and I know you are right. Heck, my trusty old G5 is still ticking (fairly slowly and tends to shut off a lot), and it is still a good computer. I'd love to have the 12 core Mac Pro tower or something crazy like that, but realistically, I know that's way more crunching power than I need. And I sure as heck don't have $6000 or whatever it is for that kind of machine. x__x So, whatever I get this year will be *very* good for a long time.

    I can honestly say that I got about 4 great years out of my iMac before it started to really show age. I expect at least that much from a new i7 machine. :)
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    April-May sounds plausible, that's what I've said for a good while now.
     
  12. T-bag Guest

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    I decided to go for the iMac 27 i7 26th of January, getting it delivered tomorrow. :D

    I must admit that the SB news gave me some sort of satisfaction, but ultimately I don't care - as long as I get an iMac without any issues. Totally agree with Meyvn!

    While others with computer-needs spend hours analyzing and discussing rumors, I can enjoy my new machine (which I have waited long enough to afford). Waiting 2 months (in the least) to be able to do a few things a couple of seconds faster is imo not worth it.
     
  13. theking79 macrumors 6502

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    I'm personally going to wait for the new refresh, I wont be getting the money for it until march so i may as well wait, im guessing there will be a refresh in early summer.
     
  14. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Hey, some of us enjoy the speculation part ;) I am not in a market for new iMac as my early 2009 iMac is still going strong, but I can't resist the urge to speculate :p
     
  15. T-bag Guest

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    Whatever floats your boat mate :) .
     
  16. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    I am scratching my head at all of this Sandy Bridge talk. There has only been speculation and rumor as to whether Apple would actually be using it on the next refresh.

    It makes sense that they would move to it somewhere down the road but let's be honest, Apple is not known for using bleeding edge parts, it significantly lowers their profit margin, they don't like to do that!

    Throw on top of it that Apple is known for manufacturing reliable computers. Reliability and bleeding edge just don't mix, there is not enough time to test before the next refresh.

    If you are waiting for the refresh to purchase, I think you are going to be very disappointed that you waited to purchase the same thing you can buy today.

    My 2 cents..........keep the change! ;)

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