Should i buy a macbook pro 13" now?

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  1. zkaii macrumors newbie

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    As topic mentioned, i am dilemma in this question. Buyer guides mentioned that Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle. Im wondering the mext update will change the hardware, software and even the design or not? Can anyone figure me out? :confused:
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    pardon?
     
  3. zkaii thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any recommendation?
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    buy now the 13inch is "rumored" for Summer release maybe june or july, unless you can wait but based on your thread you sound like you need sooner than later
     
  5. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    this is getting an old model, i would wait for the new model.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    there will always be a new model thus you will always be waiting
     
  7. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    but at this moment in time, with a milestone refresh coming up you would be daft to buy a 2011 MBP.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    who says it will me a milestone update?

    someone at the coffee shop?
     
  9. ayres macrumors regular

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    i bought the 13 inch mbp last year after it was updated with sandy bridge. it has been a fantastic machine. others are right... if you can wait a week or two, there might be more information about the future of the 13 mbp. the updated integrated graphics would be interesting to have.

    then again, look how long it took apple to update the 13 inch model before last year. it might not be refreshed this year. but given how apple is increasing update cycles (os, for example), they might begin updating everything more regularly.
     
  10. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    lets just say if its not a milestone update i'll eat my hat.

    EDIT: i see you have a 2011 MBP? you don't want the update so you MBP still looks new and cool... am i right?
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    correct my MBP still functions the way a laptop should, since where on the topic what would you consider "milestone" update?
     
  12. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbook_pro#Timeline_of_the_MacBook_family

    major HW update such as new screen, IO or architecture(32-22nm) OR major change in design like from original MBP to unibody.

    also it's we're not where. "since we're on the topic":)
     
  13. soulniz macrumors member

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    Hope they wont change the design of the MBP too much, and especially not to look more like the MBA. Hate the designs of the MBA...
    I could actually see myself buying a late 2012 MBP if I don't like how the new MBP design looks.
     
  14. zkaii thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was planning to get the mbp tomorrow.. But scared that i will regret of making this decision in the future.. Feel so stupid lol...
    Btw if i buy tomorrow, it considered as late 2011 mbp?
     
  15. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    It should be a late 2011. I bought mine in February and its a late 2011.
     
  16. zkaii thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh i see..
    Did u regret? Haha
     
  17. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Buy if you need it, if not wait a bit. I'm actually afraid they are going to make it too much like the Air or combine the two. The current 13" MBP has MANY major advantages over the 13" MBA that I would not want to lose. It might make the last generation (early 2011 and late 2011) 13" MBP even more valuable to some.
     
  18. theSeb macrumors 604

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    If you really need the computer now, then look for in the Apple refurbished store. I wouldn't buy a brand new one this late in its life cycle.
     
  19. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    The advantage of waiting is even if you decide the new one is not what you want, the current one will have reduced in price so you won't have waited for nothing. I personally would wait as long as I had a computer that could get me by, but if you really need one just get it now unless you are someone who always feels they need to have the newest generation (which is frankly unsustainable for most of us, I'm sure).
     
  20. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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    This pretty much sums it up nicely
     
  21. spl456 macrumors member

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    :confused::confused::confused:

    There were 2 MBP models released in 2011.
    Feb and Oct.
    I would have thought that;
    Feb release would be 'early 2011'
    Oct release would be 'late 2011'

    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro
    Code:
    Recent Releases
     ???     175 days
     10/2011 242 days
     02/2011 317 days
    
     
  22. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502

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    I think he meant February of this year...
     
  23. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    sadly, this made my afternoon
     
  25. superman3486 macrumors newbie

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    you should wait until 2020 because there is a new refresh that you can wear them as glasses :p

    you may as well wait for ever!

    I think the announcement happening this april is for iphone/ipod refreshes, even if you bought one now you have 30 days to return, what you got to loose?

    I made a purchase of a 13 inch i5 2.3ghz for $980 ( it was a refurb ) then I saw them all gone within moments and all is left is the 1k plus 13' pros.
     

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