Next computer purchase will be

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dukebound85, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    when the mbp has a quad core and usb 3.0

    once that happenes, im buying one to replace my 2006 cd mb

    what are you holding out for?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Enough money.:p Seriously, I'd love one of the 27" iMacs.
     
  3. Belm macrumors regular

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    I've got a 4 year old Dell desktop now and I'm holding out for Arrandale to hit MBPs I think :p I wish that it would hurry up cause I'm ready for my Mac! :D It'll be my first laptop and Apple computer.
     
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I am seriously considering a 27" iMac quad core top of the line everything. The real thing that sells me is being able to use the display with my other computers and as a TV in my office.

    However, what I am DEFINITELY buying is a new MacBook Air when it has 4 GB RAM and at least 180 GB SSD. If/when that becomes available, Apple will get the full price the day it is available with every BTO option offered.

    Also, I would love to pay Apple for a iPod Touch with 3G. I don't understand why Apple and AT&T/Verizon haven't made this a reality. Some people don't want crappy AT&T for phone service but would pay $25-$30 per month in a heartbeat for 3G for an iPod Touch. I WOULD!
     
  5. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    Next year I'll probably purchase a 15" or 17" MBP. Who knows what they have then, I'm not too fussed about USB 3.0, but I'd like to see an update in the processor area. I'll probably kit it out with 4GB ram, glossy screen (I like them) and either an SSD (depending on the price) or a general decent HDD.

    I'm looking forward to apples next laptop update!
     
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...waiting to see what new tech happens in the next 4 - 5 years having just gotten the machines in my sig with-in the last 8 months...
     
  7. MonkeyET macrumors 6502

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    Just got an iMac in July 2009. I cannot wait to replace my Toshiba notebook with a 15.4" MBP so I can get my Logic action on... wherever I may roam...

    I tried out some recent Windows 7 PCs...I saw some have program crashed right during initial startup...interesting...
     
  8. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    My next purchase... will probably be in a year or two and it will be another macbook. Probably a pro@ 15"..
    My college gave me my macbook that I use right now for free , and it's my first mac, kinda made me want an uber notebook someday. I'll see how long this lasts me, maybe grab 2 years outta it. It's decent and handles photoshop well. I want more ram in it and a bigger hd though.
     
  9. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    i bought and ACD last week and I got it to make my 13" a bona fide desktop. It's gone really well but I do think I will be returning it this weekend, I'll take the 10% hit, and start saving up for a 27" imac with an i7. I'll probably upgrade the ram and HD aftermarket to 8 GB and 2 TB respectively.

    What really makes this my intended course of action is that I can do everything on my MBP except edit HD video smoothly. It works but I want better. I don't want a 15" or 17" notebook at this time because I take my MBP to work every day and the ultra-mobility and decent-power mixture it offers is second to none.

    I think the high end iMac is a much better deal than the low end mac pro right now. When gulftown hits the mac pros in 2010 I feel that the imac will be back in the mid-range as it were. Until then, they're some of the sweetest desktops out there and I'm drooling at the idea of getting one in a couple months. I would get it now but I don't want to be short on cash during the holidays. Tis the season for giving, after all.
     
  10. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not really holding out for a new Mac, just new accessories.

    24" 1080P monitor next month for my birthday. After that perhaps a 500GB internal HD or 1TB external for Christmas.

    I'm hoping to buy a Powermac G5 and dual monitor but that'll require a bit more $$ :p
     
  11. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for a........ 13" mbp? Actually I don't know I have a lot of wants right now that I don't need since I bought a 24" iMac back in march. I think I will probably end up getting the 13" around the holidays or so and then stop my large apple purchases until the 30" Imac is realeased. (but then again I said the same thing when I bought my iMac) so I really don't know what I'm waiting for.
     
  12. joehahn macrumors regular

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    im holding out for insanely inexpensive flash memory. My next computer is gonna have a 512gb SSD and at least 8 gb of RAM. A quad core processor would be nice too:D oh an definitely an anti-glare screen
     
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    Either an Arrandale 13" MBP with 1440x900 screen res (even just an option would be nice), or an Arrandale 15" MBP with 1680x1050 anti-glare screen (option). :)
     
  14. tri3limited macrumors 6502

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    Today... In fact in under 2 and a half hours time. Time to go Mac Pro!

    Paying for the Octo-Core with magic mouse, radeon, 8gb ram and standard HDD (I've got spare TBs on the drobo). Getting it from a resellers on New Oxford Street, a video guy I know who works there is giving me an incredible deal!

    Can't wait to get my new grade machine up and running!
     
  15. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    MY next computer purchase will be...

    when one of my current macs die outside of applecare coverage, period. As long as they do what I need them to do, I'm fine with them.
     
  16. AnimaLeo macrumors 6502

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    That's a great philisophy. (Sounds like sarcasm over the internet, but it's genuinly not.)

    What do you have right now? In about 4 - 5 years I'm going to buy a maxed out Mac Pro and then not get another computer for about 10 years.
     
  17. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Really? I thought I sounded more like a cantankerous old fart than sarcastic. ;)

    And I've got a little wiggle room in saying 'as long as they do what I need them to do'. I'm using them for basic consumer tasks, and occasionally encoding a video.

    In my office, I'm using a 20" white core2duo iMac with 3 gigs of ram. My 2.4 unibody macbook with 4 gigs of ram and a seagate 7200.4 drive works well for me at home; I can couch/garage/porch surf on my lap, or hook it up to my montior/bt keyboard & mouse on the desk. Both have 10.6 and applecare on them.

    I can honestly, really, truly say that even if cupertino comes out with a quad laptop tomorrow, I would not be tempted to rush out and buy one. I am content with the features and performance of my current systems. One of the things that attracted me to this platform (besides xp malware and security issues) was my old school mac friends contentedly using 3-5 year old systems to make a living.

    THAT being said, if apple ever comes out with a decently priced tablet with affordable mobile internet that I could pull out of a briefcase and pull up documents or the internet, I could very much use that.
     
  18. dbwie macrumors 6502

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    I have the original Unibody MacBook. I plan to use it as my main machine for the next 4-5 years. I used my previous TiBook for 7 years, and still use it as a backup. The RAM on the MacBook is maxed, and the only main upgrade I'm planning is a 512GB SSD drive in a few years if they are available at a reasonable price. After that, I will probably buy a desktop (iMac or Mac Pro), since I mainly use my laptop on my desk and think of my iPhone as my portable.
     
  19. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    That's my philosophy. My Mini still does what I ask. I just use my Powerbook for living room surfing. Sometimes I think about getting a replacement for the PB, since streaming Flash video absolutely kills it. The processor pegs out trying to watch Hulu or YouTube. But, that 17" screen is so pretty. :)

    I also just bought a gaming/virtual PC playground PC, so I'm done with new computers for a while. Of course, all of this may change if my boss buys a new iMac and offers to sell me his old 24" iMac. He gave me a great deal on the Mini last year, so if he offers a good deal on the iMac, I may take him on the deal.
     
  20. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    The new quad core 27's are for me. Its time to take the plunge, having
    thought I might go MP. But this will fill my needs and I am dying for that
    HD screen.
     
  21. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I'm waiting for Sandy Bridge which will be out in late 2010 or 2011 or maybe even Haswell in 2012. I have AppleCare till March 2012 so I'm not in need of a new computer before that. I'm not willing to buy anything new until quad-core is a standard in consumer level laptops, so when I can get 13" MBP with quad-core, I'm buying.
     
  22. sven sundgaard macrumors newbie

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    I would love it if they came out with a 30"iMac. I love a nice big screen.
     
  23. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Isn't 27" enough? It has almost the same resolution as 30"
     
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    Don't hold your breath! But that machine would be good!
     

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