Right time to buy both iMac & Mac Book Pro with Retina Display

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GreyMode, May 1, 2015.

  1. GreyMode macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2015
    Hello all. I'm new but I'm Apple fan for a long time. The reason why I'm posting in here is because I'm somewhat hesitant if it's right time to whether to buy both iMac 27" and Mac Book Pro 13" with Retina display. Should I wait until this summer or fall if there's any plan to upgrade both lines this year? Already have older Mac Book Pro from 2008 and late 2013 iMac 27". I have the cash to buy both and plan to customize the Mac Book Pro a bit like having 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB hard drive. Thanks for your advice in advance. :cool:
  2. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2009
    Las Vegas
    I would say for the macbook pro 13, now is definitely the right time to buy. The latest version was just released with some noted improvements and broadwell processors. It is likely that the 13 won't see another update for quite some time. If you wish, you could even purchase last generations 13" with upgrade specs and find yourself a really good deal.

    Having said that, if some of those specs are important to you, it sounds like you may want to consider a 15 MBPr. They offer far better processing speeds than the 13, a lot in part to the quad core processor, and a lot of those features of 16GB ram and large SSD come in standard configurations, meaning you may spend an arm and a leg trying to max out a 13 macbook whereas for close to the same price you can get a laptop with more screen real estate and almost double the processing power.

    If you do look into the 15 macbook, some are saying hold off as a refresh is imminent and I am somewhat inclined to agree. It certainly will be a few months at least before we see a refresh to the 15" line, but it is definitely much less than a year away as well.

    On to the imac, it depends on what your looking for I think. If the retina imac is something that you've been looking into, personally I would wait. While I have read that the performance of the current model is totally acceptable, I would imagine that better desktop class components will come in the next version that have the ability to not only effectively drive the display (a big feat in its own right), but also be a true powerhouse at processing and graphics intensive tasks. That seems to be the only concern of buyers of the current gen is that because of the intensive nature of driving such a display, there are some tradeoffs in performance.

    I am sure tho that if you decide to go with a non retina imac that you could either find a really good deal or be adequately served with the current non retina version.

    Chime in when you decide what to do and let everyone know.

  3. SlyBee macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2015
    Im in a bit of a similar position also, i've been following the rumours of an announcement in the early June WWDC.

    Im currently having problems with my MBP mid 2014, its top spec and retailing at £1999.

    Apple have decided that after 3 wifi repairs a replacement screen and a loose feeling trackpad that they now want to replace the machine.

    My predicament is that if i unbox the new one which i will be receiving in the next week or so the resale value will depreciate somewhat.

    Should i cash in and sell this brand new item then wait for the new one. or make the most of my 2014 MB while the force touch is developed.

    Any other new features to be added as well as the new Broadwell chips??

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