This is annoyingly addictive!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jinxednuance, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. jinxednuance macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    I wasn't a Macbook fan, ever. Until I got the Macbook Pro in May (the lastest refresh), then a few months later the new Air came out, so I got it and now I will be selling my Air to get the newest Pro.

    When does it end?! I usually had laptops that lasted years, but with the Macbook I feel like I need to get the latest, even though they are all superb!!!

    I miss having one laptop that when after a few years you'd have enough memories. At this rate, I am starting to lose count of my laptops!
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    that's probably what you'll need to do to avoid loosing all your money. either that or stay away from rumor sites for a little while.
  4. torbjoern macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    That depends on his negotiation skills, I think.
  5. jinxednuance thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    I discovered Macrumors almost a year ago, but I rarely came back and if I did it'd be for a friend. Now, all I do is refreshing the page waiting for the latest about the Pro (besides to having Google News notify me whenever "Macbook Pro" appears!
  6. DePaulBlueDemon macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2010
    The resale value of the Macbook is so high that you can have the latest generation at minimum cost.
  7. Nichod macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    Just sharing some thoughts. While I'm sure the new Sandy Bridge based systems will perform well, I'd recommend that everyone consider how they plan on using their future computer. I heard incredible things about the most recent generation of Macbook pros and while I agree that they are incredible machines I'm not impressed enough that I'd have purchased my Macbook pro unless I needed a new computer now. And I tried out the 15" and 17" Macbook pro systems as well and performance was similar enough to the older 13" chipset that I chose the smaller size for my use. And I do digital media work. (everything from encoding video, recording, 3D, photoshop/illustrator, etc.) The 13" has performed almost as well as my older AMD quad PC.

    Don't buy into the hype. If you are doing less than I am you could even get an older system and likely be fine likely. Keep in mind something great and new is ALWAYS on the way.
  8. AdamRock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
    buy and sell..

    buy new models, sell old ones, and dont buy what you dont need.
  9. Kildeer macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I guess we all have to get used to the fact that technology gets old as soon as we carry it out of the store. I bought my first Mac in 2007 and will never get a PC/Win again, so I guess I've put a lot of money into Apple when I hit 80 ;). If that (hopefully though :D).

    Of course if your economy allows for it, by all means go ahead. Mine doesn't right now, so I'll keep a computer for a few years before replacing it with a newer model, but I guess DePaulBlueDemon is right about the resell value.
  10. sufferrar macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2010
  11. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    I plan to upgrade at each major redesign. This is a lot easier with MacBook Pros since the refreshes are usually just spec bumps. iDevices are a little more tricky, but I'm planning on trying to keep my iPhone 4 for 2 years until I upgrade again. I really don't want to pay early upgrade pricing again for the next iPhone..

    With regards to visiting MacRumors... just try to control yourself. I haven't been able to stop since I started waiting for a new MBP in November last year.
  12. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Yeah...they can really make you "need" the latest and greatest :D:apple:.
  13. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Nothing will empty your wallet faster than trying to stay on the "cutting edge" of technology.
    Just relax and enjoy your Mac.
  14. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    Set yourself a target. I bought a MBP in 2007, and decided I'd wait until Sandy Bridge almost immediately, as it would correspond with the end of my Uni degree. My Uni degree is now finished, and I'm looking to get a new Mac for my PhD.

    Once I get a new Sandy Bridge MBP, I'll likely decide that I'll wait until either Rockwell, or whatever comes after. Whatever corresponds to the next update after I finish my PhD.

    Sound reasonable?
  15. hazedragon45 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2009
    True. I got back more than what i paid for recently on a MBP 13 that was 1 year 3 months old
  16. torbjoern macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    Wow - how did you do that?
  17. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    The successor of Rockwell is Pelican Lake
  18. milescortez macrumors member

    May 30, 2010
    12 Step

    I think there is a burgeoning 12 step group for Appleholics like you. The first step is to admit that you are powerless over Apple and your life has become unmanageable.
  19. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    I've purchased alot of apple stuff in the past year. iMac, 2 mbp's, 2 iPads, new MBA this week.

    I work hard and reward myself. One mbp was handed down to family. One iPad will be sold to family member at decent price. Every piece I still own is used for business as well as entertainment.

    If I was buying ALL this stuff for only games or YouTube or Facebook I would think I have a problem.
  20. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

    Nov 10, 2009
    Upgrade Your MacBook Pro's internals upgrade anything it lacks, it will be cheaper and be useful

    i still use my iPhone 3G because theres no point in upgrading just yet
  21. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Apple can do that to ya! Steve Job's is a marketing genius.
  22. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Whenever a new one comes out, look at your current one and think to yourself "Does this still do what I need it to do as well as it did when I first bought it?" If you can answer yes to that question, then don't get a new one and simply enjoy your current one. My mini is two years old in a few days (first of the Nvidia ones), and I can see myself happily using the snot out of it for another two years. My Air is around 1.5 years old now, and the new ones were really tempting me, so I got a great SSD for mine and can revel in the fact that it is now faster than the newest ones.

    I've found that upgrading your current machine around the time of major updates to its product line can help quell update fever. Newly designed minis come out? Alright, get a new, faster HDD for mine. New, flash-based Airs come out? Alright, get a super-fast SSD for mine to replace its slow-as-ass HDD. It really helps quite a bit :)

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