Should I buy now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Arethusa, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Arethusa macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2009
    I'm thinking about getting a 15" mbp, and I'm a little uncertain about buying, partially because of the problems with the 500GB 7200rpm drives, and partially because I wonder what's coming in the next update (granted, probably three months off).

    Is there any information on when the hard drive issue is going to be fixed? I kind of like the idea of the 256GB SSD (128 is absolutely too small), but the cost is absolutely prohibitive (and I worry about how long SSDs last). For that matter, is there any information/reasonable speculation on what's coming in the next update and when that will be? This is going to be my first mac, and I'd like to get a good machine; on the other hand, I need a new computer for this semester pretty badly as my current Asus laptop is dying. Help.
  2. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Firstly, not everyone is having that issue in regards to the hard drive. Remember, the people posting on MR represent less than 1/10th of 1% of the Mac community and we are all geeks here so we will be the most vocal if the computer starts up one second slower than expected. Only people with issues will post.

    The new Macbook line was just intro'd in June. Don't expect anything new coming out possibly January or february. If you need it now then buy it. Even if something was coming out a week after you bought yours, if you needed it then, buy it. If you're buying just for the sake of having the latest and greatest then you are buying your Mac for the wrong reasons. If what's being currently offered fulfills your needs then buy.
  3. shambo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2009
  4. Arethusa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2009
    Well, the firmware update today answered my question. I need a new computer now, and I hate bluray (drm is not my idea of fun). USB3 and a faster graphics card are the only things I'd care about, and I can't wait five months for that.
  5. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    You keep saying this.
  6. avigalante macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2007
    New York City
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nah, wait until tomorrow just in case something changes and then ask us again tomorrow, then the next day and the next day after that...:D
  8. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    Sounds like a plan. I was going to buy my 13" 2.53 tomorrow night but now I have seen your plan, I will hold off...
  9. shambo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2009
    Your point being? :rolleyes:
  10. Harmless Abuse macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2008
    It's not fact.

    So stop parading it like it is.

    To the OP:

    Grab one now if you need it.

    If it does what you want currently, then you'll be fine. It's not going to get slower as time goes on, and it won't be your last computer ever.

    Get one and enjoy it. If you sit and wait for another update, you'll wait forever and ever.
  11. shambo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2009
    Err it is fact. Are you saying that you will never see a MBP with Blu-Ray? Talk about backward thinking. :rolleyes:
  12. Benjic macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2007
    Madison, WI
    The way Apple is looking to be headed with digital media streaming and download services, we may be well past Blu-Ray by the time Apple would have adopted it.

    With more and more networks and services offering 1080P streaming media, I'm not planning to purchase a Blu-Ray player at all. As for storage capacities, we'd more likely see something to do with the holographic storage disks coming up recently.
  13. felt. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    optical media is dead to me, why do you guys love it so much?
  14. Belm macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    because if i buy a movie or game or cd that i don't like, i can resell it and not be stuck with it.
  15. 3N16MA macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2009
    Whats the big deal about having Blu-Ray on a MBP? Who wants to watch a blu-ray movie on a 13"-17" screen? People rarely even hook up their notebooks to their TV to watch DVD's now and I seriously doubt they would if it had blu-ray. I have a PS3 for watching blu-ray movies the new Slim PS3 is only $299, VIZIO just released a $175 blu-ray player that will most likely be $99-$150 during the Christmas shopping season. It's nice to have just for the extra added value but as far as playback is concerned I doubt many people will take advantage of it. You can easily get a DELL notebook for < $1000 that has a blu-ray drive in it for a year now and I doubt many people are using those as players.
  16. kinkster macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008

    i think digital rentals will take away most of this problem and for 99% of people save money.

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