When should i buy a Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shmuco, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Shmuco macrumors member

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    I've been waiting for ages to buy my first Mac and now i can finnially afford one. However i don't want to buy one and find a new one comes out in 2 months, according to the Buyers guide one should be coming soon.

    Is one coming out soon and if so how soon?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    Right now. They were just "updated" yesterday. Aka meaning a faster processor option.


    I don't see any kind of big refresh until next spring.
     
  3. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    apple just had an event yesterday and didnt update the macbook pro. i highly doubt they will have another mac event within 2 months. my guess is the next macbook update will be in april 2011 (1 year from last update)
     
  4. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    They did a silent update yesterday. You now have the option to get a 2.8ghz i7 dual core processor on the high end 15" and 17"

    But not really a refresh in the sense that we're used to.
     
  5. DePaulBlueDemon macrumors regular

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    Yes, they did.
     
  6. lickitysplit macrumors regular

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    If you need the laptop then buy one. If not then wait. But just remember, if your worried about a new version coming out and holding off, you'll be waiting your entire life because there will always be another one coming out. I for one will not wait 6 months for a laptop that will also become outdated within a year. The waiting game is pointless. Unless of course you know for a fact that a new version will come out before you absolutely need the laptop.
     
  7. Shmuco thread starter macrumors member

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  8. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    yep
     
  9. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    They updated them in April 2010.

    Personally, what I'm going to do is buy the Macbook Pro 13" get one of these,

    http://www.amazon.com/Speck-Product...N29G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1287689615&sr=8-4

    And try to keep your Macbook in great condition. When next year comes along and if you think the new Macbook is worth it, sell it on here, take a 300 dollar loss and upgrade.
     
  10. Shmuco thread starter macrumors member

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    What was the update?
     
  11. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Standard specs went from:

    2 GB to 4GB
    160 GB to 250 GB
    2.26 GHZ to 2.4 GHZ Core 2 Duo
    Nvidia Geforce 9400M to NVidia Geforce 320M

    That's for the baseline 13" Macbook Pro.
     
  12. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

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    [citation needed]

    It looks like they only updated the 15" and 17" top processor offerings...I don't believe the 13" models have been updated since May.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP584
     
  13. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    logan summed it up very well
     
  14. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    ehh..i still have 13" aluminum macbook (late 08). i won't be upgrading until the 13" macbook pros move into the i3 line at least (i don't want a larger screen).

    if i were to upgrade i'd probably just pick up 2 more gigs of ram rather than spend $1200 for another core 2 duo machine.
     

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