Should I wait to buy a MBP?

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  1. Peytah macrumors newbie

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    Hey, new here.

    I just recently got enrolled for Graphic Design and of course, I'm looking for a Mac to do some work on. I would love to have it now, I'm already in the middle of the semester. But if there's a new one coming soon, or at least a spec refresh/price cut, I don't want to regret buying too soon. And I don't want to deal with attempting to return my Mac or sell it so I can upgrade. When I buy one, I'm not gonna buy another one next year when new models come out. I'm going to use this one until it's completely unusable so this is a pretty big investment for me.

    So yeahhh...should I wait? I was hoping they'd get a price cut today with all the other new stuff, but I guess not. But with the marginal difference between the 13' MB and MBP, it's bound to happen soon right?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. Peytah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was hoping you would say November/December. I don't I can go many more months without being able to do my work at home.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Nothing is fairly certain. ;)

    Last year it was October, this year ... who the hell knows.
     
  5. moka macrumors 6502a

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    I say go for it! You can't keep waiting and waiting...
     
  6. Disarm macrumors member

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    Just go ahead an get it, worse comes to worse, you sell the one you buy for a good amount still, and buy a new one.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I mean, yeah, we are never 100 percent, but the general consensus for a long time has been a January/February update, it seems in line with the processor updates.
     
  8. Peytah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Too lazy to look so...when was the first version of the aluminum MBP released?
     
  9. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    This isnt an instant answer forum, look it up yourself
     
  10. vant macrumors 65816

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    Yeah you can go ahead and find that out yourself.

    This isn't slave forums.
     
  11. jwei macrumors newbie

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    Pretty much in the same position as the OP... but just in regards to the general consensus of the new upgrades, will it be very significant? or rather minor performance tweaks between the new processors?

    Also, does ANYONE believe there will be an upgrade soon coming for the MBP (as in 1 month or so) especially since there is an arguably small differentiation between the specs of the MBP and MB, but rather big difference in price?

    Also, the holiday season is right around the corner, so an upgrade WOULD technically allow for more sales too?

    (First post by the way so sorry if I sound like the typical noobish first post!)
     
  12. vant macrumors 65816

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    Why do people suspect that normal customers would know?!

    Apple just put a video camera on the Nano, no one suspected that.

    No one suspected the iMac was going to be 27in.

    The moral here is If you need it, buy it.
     
  13. RogueVasion macrumors regular

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    Wikipedia is your friend...

    Aluminum Macbook: January 10, 2006

    But in your case, I'm guessing the Unibody MBP, was: October 14, 2008.
     
  14. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    What do you plan on using your computer for and what are you looking for in a computer?
     
  15. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Logic board, CPU, memory, hard drive? ;)
     
  16. Batman101 macrumors member

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    so no Ram, dvd drive, battery, monitor, keyboard or trackpad?
     
  17. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    RAM is memory, smartarse :p
     
  18. awesomedeluxe macrumors member

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    Now is a great time to buy if you're looking to buy a macbook.

    That said, if you want to spend more money on something more powerful, and are thinking about waiting for the next refresh, I recommend you to have a look at the last few pages of the "I'm waiting for Arrandale" thread (where, by the way, a few people did correctly predict the iMac).
     

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