Would I benefit from waiting?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bluegiz90, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Bluegiz90 macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2009
    I dont *need* a laptop, but I am really impatient about owning my first Macbook Pro.
    I'm a University Student, studying Games Design. I do a lot of rendering and animation on Maya, tons of photoshop work (Texturing, concept art, environments etc), and also use Painter a lot.

    My question is, taking into consideration what I would be using this laptop for, would I be using its full CPU processing power with what I do? Is it worth me waiting?

    Thanks in Advance!
  2. 21st100 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    I suggest you wait, for the type of work you are going to do on the mac a new one probably would be better, besides Universities have computers what you can use while you are waiting :D
    Rough it til the new macbooks come out and you will feel sexy when you have a shiny new "top of the range", computer....
  3. gfiz macrumors 6502


    Dec 18, 2009
    take one for the team and deplete remaining C2D inventories for us...

    or wait. your call.
  4. KyleKlink macrumors regular


    Feb 22, 2009
    Santa Maria, Ca
    I'm in a similar situation. I don't "need" a notebook right now, but I would like one. I have a 27" C2D iMac to keep me going for now, but I would like something to use on the go so I could take my school reading with me to a library or Starbucks.

    I was going to wait for the iPad, but the more I think about it the more it seems like just a large iPod touch. A MacBook Pro would provide me with more functionality than an iPad (at a much higher cost, however).

    I'd say wait another week and see what happens. If new MBPs come out and you decide you don't need the latest and greatest you could pick up an EOL older model for cheaper, or you could pick up one of the new machines. One week isn't too long to wait, and I think it's worth waiting to see what Apple might offer.
  5. 21st100 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    Haha, thats a good idea, lets all go out and purchase an old MacBook and not open it, and return it after 13 days :D and hope in the 13 days a new model is released. Repeat until new ones are released...
  6. phrint macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    Your first sentence answers your question. We are all impatient and the release is going down sometime in February or March. It would benefit you to wait.
  7. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    I'd wait, the 2015 MacBook Pro is supposed to be radical.
  8. Falk3r macrumors newbie


    Jun 9, 2009
    I did not read the OP. I do not need to read the OP.

    You would be foolish not to wait.
  9. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    i heard that too :rolleyes:
  10. rawd macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2008
    Ppl are so impatient these days. Back in my day...
  11. plaxico44 macrumors regular


    Feb 6, 2010
    especially for a person doing a lot of PS work. id wait. its only going to be a few days at the most. Once stores clear their inventory that can only mean one thing.... :apple:
  12. dudulang macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2010
  13. wschutz macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    Wrong! It will be the yet to be released, MacBook HyperPro, late 2447
  14. Cottonsworth macrumors regular

    May 11, 2008
    A lot of people say buy when you need it but in the case of Apple, their refresh cycles are fairly predictable. We definitely know that a refresh to the MBPs are coming. If I were you, I would tough it out and wait, since you use apps that actually could take advantage of a better processor and other upgrades.
  15. MaxZ. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    On a new Model i expect to have a little more ram as standardconfiguration. so where you now get 2 gbyte you maybe get 4 without a higher price...wich is good imho for aplications like photoshop....also more hdd can be expected and the allready sayed 10-20% faster processor can save you some time.....on the other hand you maybe have to wait a month longer.
  16. kyzen macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    I've personally given up on waiting. The spec bump won't make any current machine run any slower. I'm going to go pick up an $800 Macbook from Microcenter this weekend; I'll get a fancy Pro whenever I tire of the Macbook.
  17. pellebee macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2008
    hehe, it's like that song that went "in the year 3535,,,,in the year 4545..."

    inpatient in a world of impatience!
  18. chkenwing macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2010
    @ OP

    This is gonna be a shot in the dark but are you in the UK by any chance?

    I'm in the same dilema as you! I'm doing a Games Tech course Final year though, but my usage is the same as you.

    I was gonna bite the bullet and buy a current gen, but my netbook is happily doing the things I need it to do (Yes...running 3DSMax/PS simulatenously on an 1.6 Atom CPU is painful)
  19. Raven1138 macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2010
    I heard it would still sport the Core 2 Duo...
  20. .agency macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    But due to Intel's bizarre naming conventions it would actually contain 65,563 logical cores.
    Luckily they've replaced the battery with a small nuclear reactor so its battery is guaranteed to live longer than the user.
  21. copykris Suspended


    Sep 25, 2009
    i didn't read your initial post, but whatever your question was: buy now
  22. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Buy one know, if you wait you'll be waiting forever... lol. I just brought a MacBook Pro :rolleyes:
  23. starman0147 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Wait, if you dont "need" it then dont buy it. Buying something you dont need is Consumerism, anyone telling you too buy now is a idiot.
  24. Bluegiz90 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Yeh I sure am, I'm studying at University of Central Lancashire. What about you?

    I've decided to stay the hell away from these forums and check back in a month, because its stopping me from doing my work haha :eek:. If no new ones appear by the end of this month, I'm taking the plunge!
  25. copykris Suspended


    Sep 25, 2009
    buy now

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