Time to think, old vs. new

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HiFiGuy528, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    Isn't it better to buy the fastest MBP now then to buy a newly redsigned unit? Here are the reasons.

    - Proven track record on the current model, we know what works and what doesn't which means less bugs and surprises.

    - The price of the current 2.6GHZ model may be less than the starting price of a slowest upcoming model (maybe a 2.5GHZ) due to deep discounts on the Bay.

    - Almost always better NOT to buy first (gen) redesign of anything, cars are a good example and perhaps the MacBook Air.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. 4fingered macrumors member

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    all good points, especially the point about first gen things being more prone to problems, but I doubt the base model MBP will be drastically more expensive if at all.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    you're overlooking the most important thing...Defective GPUS

    WAIT

    just take a look at the first few pages of the MBP forum, you'll see all kindsa dead GPU threads
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well the next MBP won't a first gen machine; a redesign ≠ first generation.

    As with processor, it'll probably be a 2.53GHz as the base model and a 2.8GHz as the BTO model.

    As with GPUs, well since they found the issue, the current ones sold shouldn't have that issue anymore.
     
  5. Purple Pelican macrumors member

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    Depends on what kind of updates they have in the new MBP, but i'd say that you have a good argument. The processors won't change that much (only minor speed bumps), and gpus probably won't transform too much either. Personally I would look into apple refurb stock once the new MBPs come out to find a cheap old one.
     
  6. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    i thought the rumor mill was touting that the new MBs and MBPs will be $200 cheaper than current models
     
  7. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A top of the line MBP on the Bay is more than a couple of hundred dollars cheaper, almost a thousand dollars cheaper than retail (new).
     
  8. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    Im waiting atleast. I wouldn't be as satisfied pouring the $2500 it would cost me to buy the cheapest one here in Sweden if I saw a new one come out in 3 weeks. It is all about how much you value getting the newest edition. :)
     

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