Will my Macbook Pro loose its wow factor?

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  1. hazawaza, Sep 1, 2012
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    hazawaza macrumors newbie

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    If I buy the baseline 13" macbook pro now since the 13" retina is coming soon buy say next year would my laptop have lost its wow factor or will it still be like a nice laptop to have. especially since the cMBP will most probably be discontinued next year.

    So basically will the non-retina 13" macbook pro still have a wow factor next year or the year after?

    MY POOR CHOICE OF WORDS HAS MADE ME SOUND LIKE A DOUCHE. WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS WILL THE cMBP RETAIN A HIGH RESALE VALUE?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Who are you trying to "wow"
    Yes, it will still be an awesome laptop
    Nothing will change about it when another is released
     
  3. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    You really shouldn't start another thread if you already have one that's asking the same questions.

    Answer: No, it will not lose its "wow" factor in a year.
     
  4. hazawaza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well.......this is awkward
     
  5. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    Well no one can answer that question other than you.

    When I bought my first Mac over three years ago (mid-2009 15 inch MacBook Pro), it definitely wowed me. Now with the big advancements in MacBooks since then (SSD as a standard almost, packed with more powerful chips, retina displays, better batteries, new body design), of course it's lost its "wow" factor, but it still functions perfectly and gets the job done.

    I think anything will lose its wow factor after a time. I bet you anything that in 5 years, the rMBP line will be discontinued, and in its place will be something we can't even imagine now.
     
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    Everything loses it's wow factor eventually. That's life.
     
  8. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I don't think you should be buying a computer in order to "wow" or impress others, you should be buying it because it's what you want and it's what you prefer - but who am I to tell you how to spend your money, I guess.
     
  9. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    Who are you trying to wow or impress? My own experience: over a year later, I still enjoy my MBP as much as when I first got it. It works great for me. But I was never buying it to wow anyone.
     
  10. PapaVBnMOMO macrumors member

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    When you buy a computer for its "wow" factor, when a new model comes out, you computer will be left with the "ow" factor...
     
  11. BB.King macrumors regular

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    I don't think there really is anything "WOW" about the 13" mbp, both the physical design and hardware are nothing new. So it is safe to bet you well loose the "WOW" feeling when/if the retina 13" get released with a new body design.
     
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    Let's face it... there are millions of MacBook Pros that look exactly like yours out there. People see them every day in coffee shops, on college campuses, in their own homes. Your laptop has not had a "wow factor" since 2009. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. avalys macrumors 6502

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    No, you will not be cool and no one will love you.
     
  15. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it will. Sell it now and save for the 13" rMBP.

    :rolleyes:

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    A first world problem of not liking my material item when a newer one comes out and I can no longer say "wow" to my old, dated, inferior item.
     
  16. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    I love my 2012 13" MBP. Don't need the retina and I was able to pop 16gb ram into it right out of the box and I'll be able to upgrade the hdd should I choose to down the road.
     
  17. fleawannabe macrumors regular

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    It will lose its wow factor, then you upgrade the RAM. Then it will lose it again, then you upgrade to a SSD.This way you keep the wow factor going. Also my thought is there will not be a rMBP 13, if there is it will most likely have a world of problems.
     
  18. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I have a rMBP with no issues at all, on my first try.
     
  19. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I still wear clothes from the seventies and "wow" people every day. :eek:
     
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    I have an old 2011 15" MacBookPro and it still has the "WOW"factor.

    Its even better than the RetinaMacbook because the display is matte. I faqin hate glossy display, no matter how good they are. Even 8K resolution wont make me buy a glossy display.
     
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    I actually think my 2008 20" iMac (alu) had more of a "wow"-factor than my current 2011 13" MacBook Pro, even though the iMac was bought used and the MacBook was bought brand new.
    Doesn't mean it's not a great computer, though. I still like it a lot.

    You can't tell beforehand - it's just a feeling you have.
     
  24. BB.King macrumors regular

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    Agree with you. Some real first world problems are paying off mortgage; saving for retirement and/or kids. Buying the latest gadget for the "wow" factor is the worry for teenagers and people with too much time/money.
     
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    My old white "girly" book was a chick magnet.
     

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