Shall I purchase or wait?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dcaccount, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. dcaccount macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013

    I need a new notebook soon and the latest MacBook Pro retina would be a good pick. I have noticed it has just been updated.

    My doubt is whether there is the risk that Apple will redesign it soon making the current version outdated or whether I am not running this risk that much.

    Can you please advise your opinion on this matter?

    Thanks for advising, daniele
  2. thiagoah macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2014
    There have been at least 10 threads created in the past few days asking the same question and to all of them I say the following:

    Regardless of when you purchase a MacBook, there will ALWAYS be a newer model. Forget about what's being released when, just purchase it based on whether you NEED it at the moment...not in the future :)
  3. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    Buy now. They've just been refreshed and we have no idea when they will be updated again. Unless you plan on getting a new one every 9 months or so, you will never have the latest and greatest for long.

    I would look for a 2013 model. They are essentially the same as the 2014 refreshes, and can be had for considerably cheaper.
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    The earliest the update would happen would be 2nd quarter 2015, with Broadwell
  5. azure247 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    its 134 cheaper and u lose the slightly higher clockspeed and extra 4 gb ram

    i think i rather pay the extra 134
  6. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    Where are you getting these numbers?

    13 inch base models
    2013 i5/2.4/4/128 13 inch refurbished-$1019
    2014 i5/2/6/8/128 13 inch new-$1299
    Difference of $280

    13 inch mid tier
    2013 i5/2.4/8/256 13 inch refurbished-$1189
    2014 i5/2.6/8/256 13 inch new-$1499
    Difference of $310

    15 inch base models
    2013 i7/2.0/8/256 15 inch refurbished-$1529
    2014 i7/2.2/16/256 15 inch new-$1999
    Difference of $470

    Significant savings on all models. The best deal is clearly the mid tiered 2013 refurb. Same ram, same storage, $310 savings.
  7. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Wait until 2016 to get the latest model.

    Use pen and paper until then.
  8. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    Hmmm.. I will go with __

    Need it = Buy it >> Don't, then Wait.. then 'next one' will always seem better, and worth waiting for!!

    Repeat Every Three Years, or as Required.. :apple:
  9. nexus4life macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2014
    Unless Apple intends to reinvent the laptop, any awesome new features are likely to be software related. And that means you'll get it even with an older model.
  10. friedkimchi macrumors regular


    Aug 13, 2011
    For the love of God, just buy it if you need a laptop. The current rMBP is a relatively mature product with a few niggles here and there i.e the screen, but other wise its a great laptop.

    If you don't need a laptop, go use the school computers or something.
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Buy now, the delay in Broadwell means you'll be waiting until 2015.
  12. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Wait until :apple: brings out their last and final, ultimate and best product. :D

    What is it with all those"shall I wait" threads?
    What are people waiting for? The computer revolution?
    Broadwell is going to be another, a bit better and more energy efficient processor.
    Same goes for the next one after broadwell. Need a computer? Buy one.
  13. chibamac macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2009
    instead of waiting perhaps set time machine to the year 2076. You will need to raise credits so here's my suggestion. Bring a bottle of filtered water you can later use in trade. Don't let anyone see it until you'r at a bank in the private company of a human manager. They will give you enough credits for what you need + AppleCare. Kiniport to the Apple store and get the base Holocube Air.
    When you get back to good old 2014 don't show or tell anyone about it. The good news now is that you'll never have to wait for an other computer again.

    If you have trouble finding a proper time machine however, the latest MBP is a great choice!

  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Then you do not have a choice in the matter and must buy now. Otherwise, you can sit around until 2015 for the next chip in which case, that suggests you do not need a notebook soon, or really at all.

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