Will I be happy with my purchase in the future?

Makube

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Heya. I'm planning on getting either the 2.2 or the 2.4 MBP. The problem is, they seem to update the MPB all the time. Will I still be happy with my MBP in a few years? because I can't afford to update all the time. Will these versions be okay with Leopard for example? I'm planning on using it mainly for school so not that much gaming etc. Just some 3d rendering as a hobby.
 

Deepdale

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The MBP is hardly updated all the time. For the usage you outlined, you should enjoy the computer for years to come, unless you happen to be a person who believes any new release automatically relegates your system to the technological junkpile (a nonsensical conclusion).
 

Queso

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I'm still happily using a four and a half year old PowerBook G4. Once you get attached to these things, you'll fight people if they try and take it away :)
 

alex.vm

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Heya. I'm planning on getting either the 2.2 or the 2.4 MBP. The problem is, they seem to update the MPB all the time. Will I still be happy with my MBP in a few years? because I can't afford to update all the time. Will these versions be okay with Leopard for example? I'm planning on using it mainly for school so not that much gaming etc. Just some 3d rendering as a hobby.

Not to sound mean, but there is no way for anyone other than you to know how you feel about electronics and the progress of technology :)

ANY PC will be rendered obsolete MUCH sooner than a Mac, just to put it in perspective, and you see quite a few G3s and G4s around forums and Mac sites running Tiger and apps like Photoshop perfectly well. So, to semi-answer your question, your computer will be quite competent for at-least four years. Leopard will run perfectly too.
 

BlueArctos

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The problem is, they seem to update the MPB all the time. Will I still be happy with my MBP in a few years? because I can't afford to update all the time. Will these versions be okay with Leopard for example? I'm planning on using it mainly for school so not that much gaming etc. Just some 3d rendering as a hobby.
Apple updates the MacBook Pro relatively frequently, but so do most notebook manufacturers.

The technology currently being offered in the MBPs (Intel SR @ 2.2/2.4) will be MORE than enough for today. It will certainly be well suited to the next 12 months. Coming into 18 months, it will continue to function admirably.

I purchased a 2.4 model, and I'm comfortable knowing it will easily carry me two to three years in terms of overall performance.

The improvements occurring year to year this decade are notable, but if you chart the real-world results of these improvements compared to technology around two years older, you'll find the older technology continues to run most of the latest and greatest (although at reasonably reduced settings). Heck, I'm still using a 7-year-old Dell Inspiron to surf the internet (Firefox), write in Word 2007, and play games released during or before 2004.

These MBP revisions will be MORE than sufficient for Leopard. People will be installing Leopard on machines many years older.

This notebook would be a great option for school, as long as you can stomach the price.
 

Makube

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Ah thanks for all the replies, sorry if i sounded stupid or something. Actually im sitting on a PC right now (not a laptop though) with a AMD Athlon 64 3400, which i got three years ago, and its runs soooo smooth, so after all the replies i definitely think ill be able to use the MBP for 4 years or more. ty all!
 

Killyp

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I still have a 10 year old iMac G3. 350 MHz and 512 mb of RAM. Runs Tiger pretty well (although it isn't exactly a speed demon).
 

feelthefire

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Well think abotu it this way. I bought a fancy PC laptop in 2005 for $3100. At the time, it was absolutely the most powerful desktop replacement money can buy.

Two years later, the consumer laptops are JUST entering the league of this computer, and it's still not a close race.

Buy the best you can afford and it lasts a whole lot longer.
 

Ish

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... will there be rainbows, day after day?
here's what my mother said...
que sera, sera
whatever will be, will be
the future's not ours to see
que sera, sera.
I was thinking that too but I couldn't remember how to spell it!