Should I buy a MBP now or is a new one coming soon?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by -mattias-, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. -mattias- macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    I have decided to buy a MacBook Pro 13". It's the one with lowest specs in the Apple Online Shop. But I read somewhere, that Apple would be upgrading their MacBook Pros soon.

    So I just wanna know if it's true that they'll upgrade them soon and, if true, when.

    Thanks in advance. :)
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    There are already lots of threads SPECULATING about a January update of MBPs, so why a new one?

    Apple lets us know on the day the release those things, no iota earlier.
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Rumor says sometime in 1st quarter of 2010. Some people saying as early as next month sometime.
  4. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    They will probobly update soon, however I seriously doubt there will be anything major done to the 13" macbook pro. If you look at the macbook which is brand new and just slightly cheaper than the macbook pro you can tell easily that if they add a feature to the pro it will be very minor such as a SLIGHT speed bump (2.53 instead of 2.26) in the base model and increasing the hdd to 250 or 320gb, and then in the 15 and 17 give an option for a new gen processor while keeping the base at slightly faster core 2 duos. If they do anythign else with the 13" pro it will hurt the white macbook too much unless they bump the price on the pro
  5. Bigzizzzle macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2009
  6. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    ^ agreed. I suspect any updates will be next gen processors for the 17 and high end 15's with the low end 15's and 13's seeing minor spec bumps in core2duo's... also they MIGHT go to an entry level 4 gigs of ram for all pros (less likely), and i suspect the low end 13 will get a new HDD from 160 to 250GB. Thats about all though.
  7. iFirmware macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2009
    the updates are all speculated but even if you get one now it will be really good, its a risk whatever you do really, apple are veery unpredictable
  8. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    At this point in time, you just have to wait and see what the new
    machines have to offer. Anyway, even if you don't go for one of those,
    the current models will go down $100-200. Its a win-win scenario.
  9. nOw2 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2009
    The new MacBooks for 2021 will have 320 core processors and holographic displays, you should wait for them. Or personally I might wait for the MäcBocken range due in 2040. Choices, choices.

    More seriously, there is always a new model due in the near future. It's pointless delaying specifically for some unknown future model that may or may not be released for more or less money with better or worse features.
  10. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    Gah. Another day, another "buy now or wait?" thread.

    Or another way to look at it is that no matter when you buy you're probably getting a better system than the people who bought six months or a year ago.
  11. saqibhasan macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
  12. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    damn i am tired of these kinds of threads...why can't people search before posting?:(

    OP, don't buy now..there are a lot of rumors that apple will update their notebook line in January...its just one month left so wait.
  13. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    lol, why are people complaining about these threads...then replying to it? :D
  14. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Haha exactly.
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    You can never be up to date with the latest technology. I think a new one might come in March.

    Bite the Bullet.
  16. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    "soon" is quite relative
    How long can you wait? It's not coming in December, could be coming in January but if it doesn't could you wait till March? I know I'm waiting, even till March but I'm almost positive they'll be updated in January
  17. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Wait, unless you need it...

    Oh wait, that's what we say every time.
  18. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm going to think different:

    If you need it now, don't buy it.

    If you can wait, buy it now.
  19. ozcanfm macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2009
    Hehehe I had the same dilemma a few weeks ago but ended up buying anyway. Happy with the MBP. I've upgraded the RAM to 4GB and left the HDD as is at 160GB. I have an external drive anyway so no need to upgrade and plus I can upgrade later if I really wanted to.

    Like its been said, you can never catchup on technology unless you can afford to upgrade to the new model every year. Personally I think a laptop should be upgraded every 3 years so by then the new 2013 MBP will be much better then what I have and therefore warrant an upgrade. Plus I alwasy give my old laptops to family so its a win-win.

    I'm pretty sure the MBP 13" will get an upgrade because its too close to the MB 13" specs and apple needs a diffrentiator. CPU to increase + 4GB ram and 320GB HDD is my bet.
  20. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    In other words...we all have no clue.

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