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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jayo123456, Sep 5, 2010.
Do you need it now?
as jessica aded, do you need it now, do you need the turbo boost, and hyper threading or would a c2d do fine for you? and many people have speculated but the next mac book pros will probably not be out until spring 2011? so are you going to wait until october hoping for refresh or enjoy the computer now?
nah, just feel like getting a new toy.
CL'ing my current mbp for an i5, is just a few hundred out of my pocket.
October won't happen, at least for an i5. The i7 might get a small clock speed boost, but otherwise there won't be a change. 6 months is a short cycle for the MBP
where is everyone getting october from anyhow????? that wasn't the previous refresh before the last one, was it?
i got burned 2 yrs ago...purchased my first MB in sept, they released unibody 1 month after.
would suck if it happened again
I've said it before - the current 15" i5 is the finest computer I've ever owned. Buy it now...
yeah same with my 2007 macbook, bought it in november, but i did not really research it, they are quite a fine machine but if its a new toy you want wait for next spring, by then they will have a refresh and they will be a spectacle =D
A Core 2 Duo is still an very capable machine.
All the i5 and i3's are is essentially a slightly more power freindly Core 2 Duo with Hyperthreading. Even though the Core 2 Duo has been out for a while now, it's tried and tested, and still comes in many notebooks for sale today (the 13" MacBook & Pro for instance)
You won't see a difference if you do anything short of professional movie editing or something high-processor use like that.
If I were in your position, I would wait AT LEAST 2 more refresh cycles.
You have a great machine, and would probably still be able to run all the latest software for the next 4-6 years.
The refresh will be no earlier than Early 2011 since Sandy Bridge is scheduled to be delivered in Q1 2011
Is anything wrong with your current model? If not I would say keep it or else you will be upgrading every refresh and wasting money.
I have had my C2D for almost a year now, I got it about 4 months before the i5/i7 release. I see no need to upgrade to either of those right now. I do lots of photography and design work on mine as well and have yet to decide that I NEED it.
Wait another 6 months or so and see if anything comes out in Q1 of 2011.