What will you do with your current Retina Macbook Pro when the new one comes out?

Starfyre

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As the topic states, what will you do *in the tone of the guy in the Rogue One star wars trailer*.... with your current rMBP/MBP when the new pros come out?

I am thinking of maybe using mine as an always running server machine I can remote desktop... or maybe sell it if values make sense.
 

Fancuku

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If the new MBP has 32GB RAM and a good video card (at least a GT960M), I will sell my mid 2014 and upgrade to it. If it's just a processor refresh and still mid range video card, then no upgrade.
 
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Do what I have done the last couple times a new MBP came out. Keep using the one I got and investing that $2k properly as apposed to wasting it for some slightly updated hardware. Granted some people will use 100% of their hardware but I probably don't use 10% most of the time out of my current. A tablet can do what I do 90% of the time from a hardware perspective.
 

jerryk

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Didn't know the Macbook Pro is a first gen product.... Perhaps the iPhone 7 will be a first Gen product as well? Maybe the Playstation 5 will be as well . #whatlogic
But Apple seems to find something to fix when they come out with "s" models. The 6s has a 70% faster CPU and 90% faster GPU that strange haptic touch, 4k video at 30 fps, retina flash, and a host of other mods.
 

Closingracer

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But Apple seems to find something to fix when they come out with "s" models. The 6s has a 70% faster CPU and 90% faster GPU that strange haptic touch, 4k video at 30 fps, retina flash, and a host of other mods.

And number model gets all that plus more. IPhone 5s offered touch id and the 6 offered besides a bigger phone Apple pay, full HD screens for the 6 plus or HD+ for the 6 to name a few enhancements. Still isn't a first gen product. A first gen iPhone was the first iPhone....
 

jerryk

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One way or another I need to upgrade. So I will send my 2011 MBP 13 with 512 GB SSD and 16 GB of memory to a family member and get something newer, If the new Macs are not exciting, or not until the end of the year I will just buy a 2014 or 2015 retina at what should be a large discount. Even if they are exciting I might get an older retina unit since Apple seems to have some issues with new hardware lately. Since I use my computers for paying work, I do not have time to be a guinea pig/beta tester for Apple.
 

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One way or another I need to upgrade. So I will send my 2011 MBP 13 with 512 GB SSD and 16 GB of memory to a family member and get something newer, If the new Macs are not exciting, or not until the end of the year I will just buy a 2014 or 2015 retina at what should be a large discount. Even if they are exciting I might get an older retina unit since Apple seems to have some issues with new hardware lately. Since I use my computers for paying work, I do not have time to be a guinea pig/beta tester for Apple.


I would go with the other option Tbh. Get a good deal on a laptop that is already a great one unless you're thinking of getting the 15 inch. Haswell os pretty old and the price for the 15 inch I rather spend the money for skylake than save money on a Haswell machine. Broadwell isn't that old and is on the same die as skylake since broadwell is the tick in the Intel tick -tock method.
 

jerryk

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And number model gets all that plus more. IPhone 5s offered touch id and the 6 offered besides a bigger phone Apple pay, full HD screens for the 6 plus or HD+ for the 6 to name a few enhancements. Still isn't a first gen product. A first gen iPhone was the first iPhone....
I find to be too absolute a distinction. And I still stick by being cautious of buying the 1st version of any apple product when Apple changes their manufacturing process. Early Retina MBPs had issues and this might be the first MBP with the Skylake chip which caused PC manufacturers issues.
 
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Closingracer

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I find to be too absolute a distinction. And I still stick by being cautious of buying the 1st version of any apple product when Apple changes their manufacturing process. Early Retina MBPs had issues and this might be the first MBP with the Skylake chip which caused PC manufacturers issues.



Still isn't a first gen product as Mr fanboy wants to proclaim....But hey let's go make America great again!( Sarcasm)
 
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Hieveryone

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I have a late 2013 rMBP 2.6/8/256

I plan on using it for 10 years, if it lasts that long while still being use-able

UNLESS

The new rMBP happens to double as a personal robot who can bring me coffee and do my laundry. In that case I will buy it.
 

Howard2k

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I'm sure I will lust after the new ones but I plan to keep this one till '19.
 

boy-better-know

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Already sold mine, getting by on my Work laptop for a few months now. I'm prepared to wait if the newMBP doesnt come out for a while though.
 

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Odds are rather high, like 99% high, that I'll keep using what I have, which is a mixture of usage with my 2012 rMBP and SP3. I'm sure there will be enhancements in the new MBP that would trigger some level of desire on my part, but still given the cost of these machines, its not something that's within my budget. My 2012 rMBP has served me well and is still a great computer.
 
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Algus

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An iMac is the next thing on my list for computer upgrades so I'll be holding onto my MBP for awhile yet. I've got a 2014 and I like to get at least 4-5 years out of my hardware so I don't feel like I've completely wasted my money.

If Apple really blows us away then I might consider an early upgrade but my feature wish list is not something I expect Apple to pursue (discrete video and mobile SIM in the 13'' Pro)
 

Spudlicious

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As the topic states, what will you do *in the tone of the guy in the Rogue One star wars trailer*.... with your current rMBP/MBP when the new pros come out?

I am thinking of maybe using mine as an always running server machine I can remote desktop... or maybe sell it if values make sense.
I shall carry on using mine.
 
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