Should I wait before purchasing a MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Justin14, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Justin14 macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning on getting one soon, but with the release of the new MB Air, I'm just wondering if the MBP will be getting an update soon as well.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nobody knows. Buy when you need a computer, not before.
     
  3. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    Im waiting.

    I currently have a Hackintosh which is happily running Snow Leopard and I plan on buying a 13" or 15" MBP at some point in the future.

    And since I am in no hurry (except me being a big kid and wanting it NOW NOW NOW - heh heh), I am going to wait until (hopefully) redesigned MBP's come out with Ivy Bridge processors.
     
  4. cinek macrumors 6502

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    MBP was updated a few months ago, tbh there's nothing to update it to....
     
  5. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't expect a refresh of the MacBook Pro line until 2012.
     
  6. seong macrumors 65816

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    If you have a machine that you can use without any problems until the new Macbook Pro fresh, wait for it. If you need it right now for some reason, then get it.
     
  7. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    I think there will be a spec bump late 2011 and a complete redesign in 2012.

    Wait? depends on how much you need it.
     
  8. jollygoodamy macrumors regular

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    Why would the do that O-o. IMO, it would be easier just to just add the new specs and design in one update.
    But to the OP - if you need it, buy it now. If you don't have another computer now then you should just wait. But I don't think there will be an update for another six months. But then again, these are predictions/rumours so if you dont wanna be waiting forever just get it now. :p
     
  9. Philflow, Jul 25, 2011
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    Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Because they can, it will make their product more competitive and because it said so on one of the rumor websites (forgot which one).

    Still not sure of course but according to the Macrumors buying guide it makes sense.

    Recommendation: Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle
    Last Release: February 24, 2011
    Days Since Update: 151 (Avg = 215)
    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro
     
  10. jollygoodamy macrumors regular

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    But then again, MacRumours isn't always all that accurate
     
  11. Philflow, Jul 25, 2011
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