Wait or get it now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by smallguy, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. smallguy macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2011
    Hi, I was going to buy the standard base model MBA 13.3" (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) and then realised that on the 16th October there may be new ones released. Should I wait for the event? I am looking for the 13.3" size for it. Will the new MBA (if released on 16th) be the same price as the current one is now (£849)

  2. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    I don't think we will be seeing new MBA's on the 16th. I'd buy now.
  3. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    It would be out of CPU cycle for Apple to announce any new computers, laptops or desktop's, but I guess we'll find out soon enough.
  4. Woochoo macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2014
    Come on, can't you really wait 4 days till 16th? If it was a month... But not even a week! hahah
    If they say something about Air (I doubt they release it on 16th, but maybe relatively soon) good, then you decide what to do, otherwise after the event just buy the one you were going to buy

    I'd say the same to those who always say "buy now": if it's not strictly necessary to have it for some urgent work, there's nothing wrong on waiting a bit if the next version is coming relatively soon (even more if there's an Apple event the next week, and the next version isn't supposed to be just a new CPU model). Not saying, thought, to be forever waiting for the "best new ultra redesign to rule them all", but right now I think it's worth the wait.

    p.s: I've a MBP 13" 2010 which isn't the powerhorse right now, but still can do the work with it, so I'll wait to the Air redesign, even if it isn't released until Mid 2015.
  5. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    It is highly unlikely that any new Air models will be released this month. Get the current model. If we are all wrong and they do release a new one, just return the one you just bought.
  6. yukyuklee macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2011
    Boston, MA
    totally agree
  7. Woochoo macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2014
  8. cityhopper, Oct 13, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014

    cityhopper macrumors newbie


    Jul 7, 2013
    Bingo! If nothing is announced, then I'll be the just as happy as a new parent to a 2013 MBA 11 inch/i7/8GB/256GB arriving this week.

    There will always be a bigger and better model to hold out for. Free yourself and buy a laptop :D
  9. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    According to Recode, there will be no new MacBook Air at the Thursday event.

    They're usually pretty well-sourced. Either way, as everyone else mentioned even if you buy one today and they announce new ones on Thursday, you can just return it.
  10. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Don't buy now.

    The MacBook Air is a very good device, no doubt - but the screen is a relic. A low-res TN panel on a "premium" laptop is a complete joke at 2015.

    Wait a couple of months and you will get a very significantly better product.
  11. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river

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