Safe to buy regular MBP now?

sneak3

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Hello!

I need a regular macbook pro for 3d and animation. I like the antiglare option and the 2nd hdd. I was hoping for the lineup to get updated but unfortunately, nothing's happened.

I have to buy one by the end of July, HAVE TO. No other way.

So, do you guys think anything new related to regular MBP may still show up? Or it's probably happen in october? or maybe apple will forget about nMBP?
 
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scarred

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You can look at the new MBA as hint to what is in store for the next MBP. Performance of the new gen is about the same (might be a little faster here and there), but the battery lasts a heck of a lot longer (almost twice as long). 802.11AC was also added, which would be nice to have.

Tough call. If you need one you need one, though. Else, I'd certainly be waiting until the fall.
 

skippymac

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It's not safe. You will probably die.


All jokes aside, I'm doubtful if there will be updates, but if you really want to wait, the worst that could happen is they'll discontinue the standard MBPs. In that case ou'll most likely be able to one available somewhere, but it could be difficult to get one with custom specs like an antiglare screen.

EDIT: P.S. rMBP is generally taken to refer to "retina MBP" not "regular MBP".
 

Grohowiak

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I bought one from refurbished store for $1599.
Mostly for Maya and Unity3D when I'm on the go.
Nothing beats this price considering it has full Apple warranty.
 

sneak3

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Damn..I know that i risk ending up without a mbp if apple stops making it but at the same time it kills me to know that im buying an already "old" notebook
 

sarakn

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After being burned yesterday, don't even bother asking what people think about apple's release. They simply don't know and will not know until when Apple makes it known.

If you want the current system now, buy now. If you can wait a few weeks, go ahead and do it.

No matter what, there will not be a shortage of cMBPs. There will always be someone looking to buy the new ones because 'it's only $200 more' and that means you'll have something to buy.
 

Budiosx

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I bought cMbp hight end model in great sale last month as i want to customize it when i need more performance.
Also it has strong form factor than the retina and also there is glass on the screen to protect it as you know retina screen is so expensive and i can't make sure i will take care of it.
So buy what you are convinced.
 

xPurpleblob

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I bought cMbp hight end model in great sale last month as i want to customize it when i need more performance.
Also it has strong form factor than the retina and also there is glass on the screen to protect it as you know retina screen is so expensive and i can't make sure i will take care of it.
So buy what you are convinced.

greatest bs justification i ever heard, i understand the sale but glass on the screen? lol
 

Blue604

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After seeing NO Haswell rmbp announced on WWDC, I would tell you don't trust the people who give you advice on here.:D
 

sneak3

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After seeing NO Haswell rmbp announced on WWDC, I would tell you don't trust the people who give you advice on here.:D
What do you mean? I think predictions are different from advices. Am I wrong?
 

dusk007

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After seeing NO Haswell rmbp announced on WWDC, I would tell you don't trust the people who give you advice on here.:D
If you had listen to me or all those with some more clue, you'd have read that barely anybody believed an update at WWDC. I always said it would really surprise me if it happened.

There is the Haswell USB 3.0 bug. The shortage of chips as Intel themselves admitted until the second stepping is out. Generally everything the rumor mill spit out about Haswell said that there will not be a high volume product like a MBP quickly after release. The people that believed differently are those who just repeated the daydreams of other people long enough until they believed them themselves. They never bothered to look at some available facts.
 

bkribbs

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I can atest that while the FP seemed to show there would be a refresh (along with many rumors) KGI whatever his name is as well as commenters in the update thread all agreed there probably would NOT be an update. When I watched the keynote I was aware chances were it wouldn't happen.
 

GermanyChris

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Hello!

I need a regular macbook pro for 3d and animation. I like the antiglare option and the 2nd hdd. I was hoping for the lineup to get updated but unfortunately, nothing's happened.

I have to buy one by the end of July, HAVE TO. No other way.

So, do you guys think anything new related to regular MBP may still show up? Or it's probably happen in october? or maybe apple will forget about nMBP?
If you buy it now Apple thugs will come cut your hand off I wouldn't do it!!

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Buy a desktop and some crappy whatever to carry with you..

You can look at the new MBA as hint to what is in store for the next MBP. Performance of the new gen is about the same (might be a little faster here and there), but the battery lasts a heck of a lot longer (almost twice as long). 802.11AC was also added, which would be nice to have.

Tough call. If you need one you need one, though. Else, I'd certainly be waiting until the fall.
Seriously. the wants to do 3d animation and you recommend the light slowest computer in Apple's line?
 

ValSalva

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i will be surprised if there is an non-retina MBP next year. So get one while you can.
I think they might keep the cMBP around for another year but one thing seems almost certain: Apple is not going to update it. The cMBP's are not going to get Haswell.