Should one buy 16GB DDR3 Mabcook 12" now or wait for a redesigned 2018 12" macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by KensaiMage, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. KensaiMage macrumors regular


    May 25, 2017
    Should one buy 16GB DDR3 Mabcook 12" now or wait for a redesigned 2018 coffee lake DDR4 12" macbook?

    Touch id and pro-quality screen would be awesome!
  2. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    I'd wait for the 2019 model, it'll be so much better.
  3. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    There is no guarantee or even rumors of a redesign coming. Just get both.
  4. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
  5. fisherking macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    it's pointless to ever buy a macbook. there will always be a newer model coming. so best thing is to just wait (and wait...).
  6. Lightsaber macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Quit waiting on new technology. Buy the 1995 paperbook. Spiral bound, multiple pages and includes a real pencil
  7. maerz001, Jun 6, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2017

    maerz001 macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2010
    8GB ruuuuuuuuules. Wish they would offer 4GB just for nostalgic reasons :(

    Seeing your last posts you seem a bit confused. iPad or MB, 13" or 15", iPad and MB or high end MBP... and now this

    I mean please just buy something used and try it out. The world won't end ;)
  8. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    If you need to ask, then no. Keep using the system you have until it no longer works and then you will have no qualms about deciding what to buy. You will go and buy whatever it available when you really "need" it. Hungry kids aren't fussy eaters...
  9. tatty27 macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2014
    Staffs UK
    I've just ordered a maxed out 15" to replace my 2012 rmbp. I was going to order one in Nov last year but I didn't want to spend that much money on an old processor. Now it's got Kaby Lake I'm happy. If I really need to do any work that needs 32gb ram I'll go and work on my iMac.
  10. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
  11. jrasero macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011

    I'd wait on the Macbook since it might become the $1k entry laptop people were hoping for. Next gen might have at least two ports. Even if it doesn't get refreshed physically a 2016 will be cheaper then anyways
    --- Post Merged, Jun 13, 2017 ---
    I don't understand the idea of having 32GB of RAM in a laptop right now, more the better usually but it's like saying you want supercharge a Smart Car, I guess feasible but why? At a certain point there are certain tasks that are just better suited for a desktop and throwing a ton of money into a laptop that will be behind the tech bar in 1-2 years is a waste IMO. For all those "Pro" users that claim they would use it sure, but what about that sad Radeon Pro 560
  12. potatis macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
    Nice misspelling: MabCook. Might be a new product with TimCook in charge. Updated & redesigned each 5th year.
  13. 0002378 Suspended


    May 28, 2017
    I'm sorry ... when I saw the title of this post, I couldn't resist the temptation to say the following ...

    You should wait for the 2049 Macbook ... with 256TB of DDR57 RAM, 1024 processing cores, ... yeah, it's going to be better than the current Macbook, so definitely wait for it.
  14. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    I'm not sure if you're just being sarcastic or not, but even if you are, there is some truth to what you say.

    I don't know if there will be a redesign or not, but I'm guessing Thunderbolt will be fully integrated into Intel's chipsets by 2019, meaning a 1-port MacBook could have Thunderbolt then. But that's a fairly long time from now.

    Then again, before the 2015 MacBook came out, I kept on saying Apple should release such a beast. My friends said I was crazy, and that the MacBook Airs filled that role. I argued that the MacBook Airs were a different beast, as was the 13" MacBook Pro, and Apple needed to release something in a 12" footprint with a better screen than the Airs and proper pixel density.

    And then, as I smugly noted to my friends, Apple did just what I had been pining for, for years. Except they didn't. When I actually tried one out, I was very disappointed to find out the keyboard kinda sucked. So I waited some more, and also decided to wait for the media bonus features of Kaby Lake. Fast forward to 2017, and I got what I wanted.

    Well almost. What would make this machine absolute perfect for me would be:

    1) Add a second USB-C port.
    2) Make those ports Thunderbolt as well (which may be easy and cheap to do in 2019).
    3) Improve the trackpad and make it more like the MacBook Pro's trackpad, which has a firmer "firm" setting".
  15. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    Phoenix, USA
    I'm hoping on 120Hz screen MacBooks next year.
  16. 2457248 Suspended

    Apr 4, 2016
    please come visit the macbookpro forum, where people are obsessed with terraced batteries...
  17. Basic75 macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2011
    Together with across-the-line FreeSync support? That'd be nice!
  18. Investor27 macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    12" is too small. It I was in the market for a MacBook, I would wait till Apple releases a 13" one.
  19. praterkeith macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2005
    Montgomery, AL
    If you wait, you'll be waiting forever. If you're in the market for a Macbook now then I'd recommend going ahead and making the purchase.
  20. maerz001 macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2010
    I am waiting for this already since the rMB was released in 2015:)
  21. Uni Grad macrumors 6502a

    Uni Grad

    Aug 28, 2015
    Bloomberg News
    Considering that Apple's Retina MacBook was released in 2015, and as they have traditionally followed a 4 year redesign cycle, the next, most likely redesign will release in March 2019. So unless rumours start springing up that the MacBook is being redesigned next year, a processor update is all you'll really get for next year. So as it has been said a million times already, if you need it now, buy it now; if you can wait, then wait for 2019.

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