Waiting for the 2nd release rMBP?

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  1. Forkjulle macrumors regular

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    What are your thoughts on waiting for the 2nd release Retina? I've seen a few threads, on this forum, suggesting that the next Retina MBP will come with some better features than the current 1st release.

    Or is it really just one of those infinite loops that doesn't matter because there will always be a better release next time?

    In other words, when is the optimal release? The sweet spot, so to speak. (I've often thought that first editions aren't the optimal purchases.)
     
  2. shorty66 macrumors member

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    The next generation retina macbook will not do this huge step forward than the last did. I think that the new (early 2013) will offer peanuts like battery charge indicator etc and of course the new i7 / nvidia card.
     
  3. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    I agree. The design will most likely stay the same for many years, like the MBA did. Faster internals, perhaps in 2 years Apple will use new battery technology which allows for a much faster charge (minutes not hours), but this is very new technology.
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Im waiting for the 3rd gen with cup holders and built in credit monitoring.
     
  5. Forkjulle thread starter macrumors regular

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    This made me laugh.
     
  6. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    wait, wait, wait

    I try to wait as long as I can when it comes to purchasing a new laptop. If you don't need the rDisplay, why spend the cash. I plan on an upgrade possibly after 1 or 2 refreshes. I use AutoCAD often and the 15" with an external high resolution monitor works great.
     
  7. Rocky244 macrumors regular

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    Just wait for the next complete refresh; actually why ever buy a computer again? Just take whatever money you have coming in and stuff it into the pockets of a suit, forever, then when you die have them bury you in that suit so you can keep your money for all eternity.

    Or at least until the sun explodes. But by then we probably won't still use these things called "computers"...
     
  8. markintosh macrumors member

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    ?

    I thought the rMBP finally got rid of the cup holders!
     
  9. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    it'll end up like the air, just updated specs.

    unlike the first gen iphone and ipads, the first gen retina is different becuase its not an entirely new product, it takes cues from the macbook pro , not something i would call apple winging it lol
     
  10. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    IMO, if money isn't an issue, the sweet spot is right now.

    Haswell will mainly be beneficial for the MBA and rumored 13" rMBP because it will bring a significantly more powerful iGPU.

    Don't any external component to change at all. We may get 802.11ac.
     
  11. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    They did :(

    Im waiting on the low profile cup holders that hold up to 20 .oz drinks. Like the old school BMW M5s had.
     
  12. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    The rev b rmbp surely would have features based on users request or apple have found a better way to do things.

    I remember when I bought rev a mbp, the redesign unibody mbp in 2008. It got removable battery, but with lower capacity than the classic mbp. And the rev b came out in mar/jun 2009 (I forgot which is exactly) and came out with non removable battery with bigger capacity and able to achieve 1000 cycle until discharge, and it also support 8gb ram. even though the late 2008 mbp chip support 8 gb and not until firmware update it can use 8 gb ram.

    So yeah, i'm quite sure the rev b rmbp would have improvement over the rev a.
     
  13. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Source of information? WikiLeaks? :D
     
  14. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    Like a boss! :cool:
     
  15. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    The new nVia card if it offers native hardware bases scaling will eliminate most if not all the scrolling issues the current gen has. Id call that a vast improvement.
     
  16. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    You are making the assumption that you could buy the "best" at any given time. Not so in the tech world. ALWAYS something better in the wings. So, it's more a matter of when you need it or what you need it for. Good luck!
     
  17. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    "Newest" is not synonym of "Best"...

    You might need a new mac laptop right now, but don't want to waste your money on an immature technology... Retina technology will need some time to get on rails...
     

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