When to buy late 2014 rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by colingreen, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. colingreen macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    I am a senior in highschool and I am trying to decide whether or not I want to wait for the broadwell rMBP or if I should just buy the late 2014 rMBP. I have already been accepted into college so I can get my university discount. At this point it just doesnt seem like apple can do much more with their notebooks. It isnt feasible to have the 5k retina in a rMBP just yet.

    Should I buy now or wait until the broadwell is released?
  2. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    The improvements that come with Broadwell will mostly be in battery life and integrated graphics performance. These will be more important to a device like the rumoured retina MacBook Air, which will finally be feasible because of Broadwell.

    I doubt you'll see any earth-shattering changes to the MacBook Pros beyond a standard year-over-year spec bump, especially if you're looking at the 15" rMBP with dedicated graphics since Broadwell will have even less of an impact there.
  3. gdiebel macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2014
    Get it now. Life is for living not waiting for perfection
  4. Allograft macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    there won't be a late 2014 MBP, just more models of the mid-2014. Specs for the rest of the year are locked in.
  5. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Get it now. I was going to wait for the new retina MBA after selling my old one last week. I couldn't do it. Just got a new retina 13 yesterday. So nice, and I am so glad I didn't wait.
  6. mcarling macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2009
    First, I agree with the other posters that now is an excellent time to buy a MacBook Pro if you need one.

    I agree completely up to this point, though there is a small chance that Apple might introduce Thunderbolt 3 and Displayport 1.3 to the MacBook Pro with Broadwell. Much more likely, Apple will wait until Intel make it easy with Skylake.

    There is a very good chance that the improvements from Iris Pro 5200 to Iris Pro 6200 or 6300 will result in the elimination of the last remaining vestige of the discrete GPU from the MacBook Pro line.
  7. puke macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2007
    I just purchased mine, it'll arrive in the end of October. (29th).

    Get it now. Playing the waitinggame is just wasting time. It's a very nice machine. :)

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