Time to buy a new mac

ftball999

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Jun 19, 2011
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Well it has come time for me to buy a new mac. I had a 15in mbp and the logic board started to go bad so i sold it off. Now I am in the process of buying a new one but I am just quite sure on what I want. They just release the new air and it looks sweet but I am not sure if I want to go with that or a pro again. Also, I've heard that apple is going to release an upgrade to the pro this fall. Should I wait for a while? Right now I'm attempting to make due with my ipad and iphone....and borrowing my friends pro.
 
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The "update/redesign" is only a rumour, it may happen, but it is more likely, that a new MBP model will be released in early 2012, when Intel releases new CPUs.

And as in all of these threads, what are your computational needs?
 
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ftball999

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Well I am going to be a junior engineering college student. I watch a lot of videos, surf, I do some picture and video editing but not a ton. I have played a few games in the past...mainly mine craft but other than that not much.
 
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Then the current MBAs and MBPs are more than up to the tasks. No need to wait for another six months or so.
Even a Mac from 2008 or 9 can do what you want.
 
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ftball999

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Any chance they would bump the speed in august? I just wouldn't want to buy a new one now and then have them up something in a month.
 
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Any chance they would bump the speed in august? I just wouldn't want to buy a new one now and then have them up something in a month.
No chance. And even if, your stated computational needs will be fully satisfied by the current MBPs and the two or three generations before that.
 
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Titanium81

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Jun 23, 2011
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Even if true, it would be a slight speed bump (and the rumour comes every year since 2009, but hasn't come to fruition yet) and the OP would not really benefit from it with the stated computational needs.
Even a slight speed bump would make me happy... I just don't want to get one that is 5 months old when I could get one that's slightly faster for the same price in a few months.

Even though (it too will also be out dated in a matter of months).
 
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ftball999

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Okay..So which current computer do you like more? The Air or the Pro? I will probably be sticking with the 13in either way.
 
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Titanium81

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Okay..So which current computer do you like more? The Air or the Pro? I will probably be sticking with the 13in either way.
Air for the Weight, Speed and Form-Factor.

MBP for the Quality Screen, Storage, and ability to Upgrade.
 
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