Should I wait to get a MacBook Pro or is it an ok time to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by spectre514, May 1, 2009.

  1. spectre514 macrumors newbie

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    I am going to college next fall and after being a lifetime windows user I have decided to go mac. I've made my mind up on 15" MBP, I tend to be a bit of a power user so I think it will be the best to suit my needs. My parents already have the money all set but I am wondering if it is the right time buy with the nehalem processors and snow leopard releases in the near future. I'm willing to wait a little while but I would like some time to adjust to the OS before school starts in august. How long do you think I should wait it out?
     
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Snow Leopard is going to be a "maintenance" release for OS X. It won't add much and a computer you buy now won't be any slower when it finally comes along (it won't be for a long time).
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

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    Wait. When leopard was released anyone who purchased a mac without it a month or so before got a free upgrade. You don't really need Snow Leopard, but you can def. wait till after June to see what the situation will be. The longer you wait the better chances you'll have in getting the best product.
     
  5. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    There will probably be an update next month.

    Nehalem Mac notebooks look to be early 2010, although it might come earlier.
     
  6. spectre514 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I'll probably wait until early July.. and sorry for the duplicate GGJstudios, I did a quick scan of the threads before I posted but I wasn't aware of Mroogle... My Bad.
     
  7. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    at least wait tell the back to school promotion starts that way you can get a free ipod.
     
  8. tejeshwarsekhon macrumors newbie

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    Wait till june there might be a drop in prices as per rumors....
     
  9. spectre514 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When do the back to school promotions usually start?
     
  10. Poirot818 macrumors regular

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    June.
     
  11. Clarky31 macrumors newbie

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    When does it end?
     
  12. Ejg94 macrumors newbie

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    wait for the school promotions mate, you could get a substancial amount off
     
  13. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    First week of June. Ends in September.
     
  14. Liam8 macrumors 6502

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    I am buying a MacBook tonight...

    And if you are anything like me you can't wait to get a MacBook right?:D

    So just get one, everything is updated all the time so don't be worried...

    Mac OS X Snow Leopard will only cost $150 anyway...
     
  15. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

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    yeah but last year anything bought like within a month or two of Leopard was upgraded for $10 compared to that $150...:D
     
  16. scottkifnw macrumors regular

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    You may want to wait until June

    You may want to wait until after Snow Leopard comes out. it will save you ~$100.00 or so for the upgrade, and still have a lot of time to learn the OS.
    sek
     
  17. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

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    Right, /only/ $150.

    Some people on these forums just seem to have no concept of money- it's kind of disgusting.
     
  18. RaZaK macrumors regular

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    lol, well said.

    that might go down as the best thread comment of 2009. :D However, please forgive the Mac Legion. The prices for our products are so high that paltry amounts like $150 seem like pocket change. :p
     
  19. Liam8 macrumors 6502

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    Yea considering the cost of all Appleitems this is really cheap.:)
     
  20. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

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    And quite sad....
     
  21. indiecraig macrumors member

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    It's due for an update and we will get probably get information on snowy next month. I say wait.
     

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