Worth keeping MBP 2018 or wait?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frocco, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. frocco macrumors 6502

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    I saved 400.00 on the 2799.00 MBP, but having second thoughts since the 2019 version is close.
    Also because of the negative reviews.
    Is the 400.00 savings worth keeping?
     
  2. Stephen.R macrumors 6502a

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    Says who?
     
  3. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don’t need one right now but wouldn’t get one of these kbs. Apple knows they’re crap. Expect better later.
     
  5. Falhófnir macrumors 68030

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    We know next to nothing, sure there’s a rumour of a 16” which might mean a redesign but it also might just be the screen assembly changed out on the current chassis. We don’t know anything about the specs or pricing, you could be paying over $3,000 if it is a redesigned machine. I probably wouldn’t recommend buying now if you don’t absolutely need to, but as you already have I wouldn’t go through the rigmarole of selling, particularly as you got a pretty good deal on the computer you have.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Its possible that the new laptop could come out in two months, 4 months or in the fall, we really don't have any idea.

    Can you live without the 2018 MBP right now? If so, then why not return it and see what apple has to offer. That is if you need a laptop now, keep it, if its not a need then return it.
     
  7. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have no other computer, was thinking of the MBA for 1100.00 which says me 1000.00 and then upgrade after.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not just keep the MBP, enjoy that for what it offers and then sell the MBP, if the 2019 has features that you want. Either way you're spending money on a laptop now, so why not just keep what you have.
     
  9. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought about that also, since I saved 400, I could resell later and not take a big hit.
    Worried about the BridgeOS issues.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    The 2018 model has its share of problems, but you'll be incurring the same issues if you bought a current MBA, i.e., they use a T2 as well. I've stopped following the issue (no long an owner of MBP), but from what I've seen that specific issue seems largely resolved at this point.
     
  11. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do have my eye on a gaming pc like GS65 or Alienware m17
    I am very tempted my the specs fro the same price or less.
     
  12. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    If you have it already, keep it. Who knows what the next version will look like.

    With AppleCare, you will not have to worry about the many issues for three years.
     
  13. vertical smile, Feb 22, 2019
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    Just something to keep in mind: there may not be a 2019 MBP....

    Also, there is not one person on this forum that knows when/if a new Mac will be released, or if there is, they will never let the rest of us know.

    The best any of us can do is just make educated guesses of when Apple will release their products.

    For example, a year ago there was a few threads of ppl seeking buying advice for an iMac. Many people posted their belief that the 2018 iMac would be announced in March 2018. That didn’t happen.

    I posted saying that due to various reasons, I didn’t think there would be an iMac update/redesign until the end of 2018 or earlier spring of 2019. Many ppl replied stating that Apple wouldn’t wait that long.

    They said if not March, then the WWDC, then late summer, then October, then before the end of the year. Of course, we didn’t get a 2018 iMac.

    The point is, no one knows, but we can make guesses.

    Ultimately, it is up to you whether you want to wait and hope there will be a new Mac, or get what you need now.
     
  14. ilikewhey macrumors 6502a

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    you will take a big hit. mbp resale value r complete crap compare to what it used to be.
     
  15. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    I'd keep your money on the sidelines as much as possible until we see what might come this year..
     
  16. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I get that the possibility of a 16" screen is alluring, but there is no guarantee of a MBP being released this year. Even if one is released, no one knows when that will be or if it will indeed have the rumored specs. It is very possible that Apple runs into issues with the larger screen and decides to hold off a year.

    If you need a computer now, get one now. If you can wait, then it may be worth waiting, but know that there are no guarantees as to when and what Apple will release.
     
  18. Tapiture macrumors 65816

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    A 2019 MBP is no certainty. It’s also possible the only release will be this rumored 16” Pro that is just added to the top of the lineup and is priced at a high premium, the other models remaining the same.

    Who’s to say? If you can get a really good sale and you have good use for MacBook in the near future, go for it. We likely won’t be seeing anything about new MBPs until late summer
     
  19. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I use windows at work, but am afraid I would regret leaving OSX.
     
  20. jerryk macrumors 601

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    What specifically are you worried about? Do you make a lot of recordings, or is it something else?

    FWIW, I do make a lot of recordings, and have never experience the bridge crash on my 2018 15" MBP.
     
  21. Stephen.R macrumors 6502a

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  22. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    >>Holy **** that thing weighs 4x what a MBP weighs.<< LOL
    For the last week, I thought I could get a nice gaming laptop for the price I paid for the MBP.
    But I hate the trackpad on the windows laptop.
     
  23. esaelias macrumors regular

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    no gurantee 2019 is out, might only be a small upgrade

    i think the redesign is in 2020, they have no need to release a new one yet

    people complaining of 2018 macbook problems is very small,alot of people are happy

    they only released the vega 20 and i think that can last till 2020

    keep the 2018

    also of people over hype any speculation they hear
     
  24. Tapiture macrumors 65816

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    With Apple just updating the Air to the new design language and the fact that the current design language is still very current and ahead of the competition, I’d say even later than 2020.
     
  25. BluefinTuna macrumors newbie

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    This is what I ended up doing. Was waiting on a non Touch Bar MacBook Pro 15" but realized that it's not likely to come out until the refresh in 2020. So I got myself a 2017 12" MacBook for the time being. When I realized that the MacBook wasn't going to cut it, I sold it and got myself a late 2015 iMac 21.5" with all the bells and whistles. The specs might not be amazing to some but for me the 3.3 GHz i7, 16 GB's of ram and 500 GB SSD are a huge upgrade.

    Why did I do this when we are pretty certain that the new iMac's and MacBook Pro's are coming soon? Simply because of the price when they arrive. I don't want to wait 3-6 months for an overpriced product. I'd highly recommend that the OP get a cheaper machine that he would be comfortable with for a year or two. His 2018 MacBook Pro will be worth half of what he paid a year from now. If you don't believe me, look at the prices for the 2017 model on eBay.
     

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