What if...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FX4568, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    What if tomorrow's MBP upgrade is a mere spec bump?
    Will you wait? Buy it anyways? Go on strike in Stevie's backyard?

    I have seriously waiting for a whole design change since 2009...
    2010 Spec bump, 2011 another spec bump...

    *cries*
     
  2. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm skipping this update and might even consider a MacBook Air.
     
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  4. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well i thought i had the perfect timing since this fall i go to college. AND in summer Lion OSX is coming out. :( :( :( :( Apple just ruined it for me T___T
    Well I guess I need to
    1. Buy a crappy PC and use it til next year?
    2. Buy an iPad? and use it till next year perhaps?
    3. Just buy MBP anyways.
    4. Wait...
     
  5. euphrus macrumors member

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    that would completely suck....but im tryin to not get my hopes up...at the very least we'll get lightpeak and sandybridge which is not all that bad, and best case a complete redesign, but thats prob a longshot at this point
     
  6. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I will buy it, because at this moment I don't have a computer.
     
  7. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Do you people even read these forums? The previous design lasted for 7 years(2001-2008), 7 years!!!!!, they aren't going to redesign a 3 year old laptop. It's just not economically viable to do so with the brand new manufacturing plants Apple had to build to get this design out, they have to milk it for a while for them to be worth their price. Not happening, get that out of all your thick heads.
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    umm. unibody came out in 08 ;)
     
  10. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    The worst thing is the resolution. 5 years straight now with 1280x800. I know of netbooks with better res.

    And you just know the 15" will be 1440x900 standard. Then we got to pay high prices for and upgrade
     
  11. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    Starting medical school in the fall so I am in the same boat as you. I will be buying the refreshed 15" MBP in a month or so. My strategy is to buy the best computer I can buy at the time I purchase it and then use it..haha. Something is always coming around the bend. You have to just jump in and be happy with your new computer. I highly doubt it will disappoint. Hopefully this helps you out with your decision.
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Yes, and the last generation of pre-unibody came out either january or february 08, get your facts straight before being flippant.

    Edit: february 26th, 2008 to be precise.


    Unibody came out on october 14th of the same year.
     
  13. stev3n macrumors 6502

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    I would wait and just continue using my 2 GHz Intel Core Duo MacBook. :eek:
     
  14. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    So where does 7 years come into play? 2001-2008 wasn't the previous design?
     
  15. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Same. Also starting engineering school. Will be springing for a high end 15" if the speccs are right. Just a shame I don't get the portability of a 13"
     
  16. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    welcome to MR ... hope you do well in Med school ... you have sensible judgement and I enjoyed reading your post.

    cheers
     
  17. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    Since 2009? That makes no sense. Apple has been known for making design change every 2-3 years on their product. Apple made big change on MBP since late 2008, so why were you waiting for so long...?

    2008 was major design change, so 2009, 2010 and early 2011 will be spec bump. I expect major design change in late 2011 or early 2012.
     
  18. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Same. Also starting engineering school. Will be springing for a high end 15" if the speccs are right. Just a shame I don't get the portability of a 13"
     
  19. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The powerbook G4, which became the macbook pro once apple switched to intel processor, kept the same exterior case design from 2001 all the way through 2008, if my math is correct, 2008-2001=7, so yes, that particular design stayed with apple for 7 years.

    Hence, it is highly doubtful apple will just ditch the current design that isn't even 3 years old yet.
     
  20. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I appreciate it! This will be my first Mac so I'm really excited. I would wait until I graduate in May, but I don't know if I'll be able to wait that long!
     
  21. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. but I waited instead of buying the MBA since it used core2duo and sandybridge was almost out. I mean seriously? Sandy Bridge, lightpeak, blu-ray, SATA III, are being released and all Apple does is a... spec bump :D. -_____-... I do know that every year something is aways around the bend, but this year so many things are out and Apple could make such a beast computer. but noooooooooooo.

    1. Sorry, i havent read posts dating back to 7 years ago.
    2. 3 year old is pretty old actually. Processing power DOULBLES every 18 months or so. Spec bump? Come on, Intel HD 3000? When will Apple ever realize that graphics is such a huge thing in the computer. Cut me 2 hrs of battery and give me graphics.
    3. Did you know the iPhone precision enclosed body had the same amount of "development" and cost procedures as the lapse between the time Apple bought Liquidmetal technologies and February?. They did it before, they can do it again.
     
  22. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I believe that Hai1242 means he will kill ALL of us first, and then himself... Next to Christmas and New Years, Apple product refreshes are the worst times of the year for mass suicides.


    ;)
     
  23. laser71 macrumors regular

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    I need one, so I'll buy one. Even if only a spec upgrade, I know I will be very happy with it. If more than a simple spec upgrade, then bonus points.
     
  24. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    1. Me neither, but wikipedia can teach you a lot of things
    2. Depends on how you look at it, a Lamborghini Diablo is now 10 years old(I believe they were last produced in '01), it still looks good and is still valuable and sexy. Processing power has no bearing whatsoever on the exterior design of a computer unless you are talking supercomputers where ventilation is primordial, your point please?
    3. Smaller piece, and it isn't machined in it's entirety, in fact most of it is molded, this does not apply. The manufacturing plants only needed a few modifications as most of the material was already being used in the same way.

    I'm not trying to bash, I'm just using facts and logic here. In my opinion the MBP is still cutting edge, maybe not in the raw processing power department, but in the usability yes.
     
  25. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1. Yes, I randomly use wikipedia to search when Apple switched bodies.
    2. Point is, I am raging on the Intel 3000HD. U call a switch from 320m to 3000 a spec bump?
    3. Thats a total lie. Do you even how much the guy who manufactured these bodies spent in their new equipment?

    In all honesty, I do not care about the body (shocking I know). Whats the difference between aluminum and liquidmetal? Its barely differentiable, and by the time you can actually start noticing the differences, it will be 10 years from now, and that means you definitely need to get another laptop.
    What im raging about is the fail spec bump. 12 hours of battery is nice, but after 10? the effect just becomes a plateau.
    Sandy Bridge i5? Okay, im fine with that, but again graphics is such a fail. I do understand that you have to use Intel's graphics for sandybridge but you cannot use the 3000HD...
    oh, and screen resolution.
     

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