Should I Wait?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by homrb, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. homrb macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Hello everyone,

    I am looking to buy one of the new macbook pros. I am aware that they were upgraded about a month ago but i was wondering, should i wait it out and see if they will upgrade again in september with the release of snow leopard, or just go ahead and buy one. But please keep in mind that I would prefer getting one as soon as possible, but if it means i should wait another 2 months to get an upgraded one, then i will do it.
  2. covertyows macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2009
    well, not an answer to the hardware question, but they are offering cheap upgrades to snow leopard for those people that buy a new mbp during a certain time frame before it releases. i think it is $10 for snow leopard
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Just buy now and pay $10 for the Snow Leopard upgrade.
  4. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

    Dec 21, 2008
    if you don't need now wait, if you want now, buy now :eek:
  5. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

    Mar 19, 2009
    IMHO Buy now. :) Apple isn't going to do a hardware upgrade on the MacBook Pro range in September, as you've said - they just did an upgrade.
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Exactly; if you need a computer, buy it now and add whatever upgrades become available later. If you merely want a new computer, then I'd suggest that you wait.

    However, my advice, for what it's worth, is that you buy it now and enjoy using it. People can spend an endless amount of time second-guessing themselves as to what will be unveiled at the next "event" to feature new, or up-graded computers.

    Cheers and good luck
  7. Akira1980 macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    San Diego
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Next update to the notebook line is most likely going to be sometime in early 2010, not September.
  9. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Looking at Buyer's Guide, there's a pretty regular 8 month cycle, which would indicate February next year. (and that ties in with changes /. updates to several hardware components - USB3, possible CPU line switch, ignoring the GPY Nvidiai Intel problem).

    Get one now, they won't update in all likelihood for another 6 months as before.
  10. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    Same, I'll be ordering mine soon and I'm not expecting an upgrade anytime soon.
  11. Jisuo macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Most said they wouldn't upgrade at WWDC too and the still did it.

    So I echo the words: buy if you need it, don't if you can wait (maybe in vain).
  12. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
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    Good Lord, we need a "should I wait?" sticky.

    Why limit the wait til September? Why not wait til the following WWDC? Or the one after that? Or 2013? Why not just wait til you're too old to use a computer and save some money?
  13. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Just because the line was recently updated doesn't necessarily mean you should buy one now. It depends on what you want and need.

    USB 3.0 will be a significant move forward when it comes out and I guarantee you all those who purchased a MBP just prior to whenever that update occurs will be very upset. However, I'm guessing that update isn't likely to occur for 6-9 months.

    As soon as USB 3.0 comes out, within a few months the market will have tons of equipment that is compatible with that standard.

    If you have a functioning computer now that satisfies your needs I don't why you would buy a new one today--get the maximum use out of what you have and save space in the landfill.
  14. fireman13 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2008
    Florida Panhandle
    Yeah, I agree.
    just buy it if you need it, don't if you don't. End of story.
  15. napalmit macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    New hardware will always be coming out. If you don't take the plunge because your waiting for something that is uncertain two months down the road, you will never buy anything.

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