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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan
    Hi all, new here,

    I've been wanting to buy a 17" MBP for some time now. I have waited for Leopard, now should I wait till Jan for new the MBP?

    Any help would be much appreciated

    Thanks

    Badley

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan
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    hmm, I havent read any confirmation on MBP upgrades date, where did u get your info?

    MBPs have been upgraded recently and the current config is pretty good IMO, I think waiting for leopard was a good idea but if you need the machine I'd say go for it now. Depending on your usage i guess current versions are good for another couple of years

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan
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    Atleast wait till tomorrow, there might be some news when Leopard is released.
    Another stain on the sidewalk.

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    MBP 2.6Ghz, 4.0Gb, 200Gb (7200), High-Res Glossy, Adobe CS3 Std, Office and VMFusion (Solidworks)
    I'm currently a PC user, however I have used OSX quite a bit. There are currently nail marks in my desk due to the frustration of XP and it would seem no new pc has quite the same power as a basic MBP. My A-series Sony Vaio has lasted my three years, but their newer products look rubbish.

    I'm very eager to get a MBP but with Apple releasing a new ipod every week ;-) I thought I should hold off.

    I'll see what is said tomorrow with the release of Leopard, which I have to say looks rather tasty!!

    Now all it need now is Solidworks to work on OSX

    Thanks folks

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    Ok, I would seem no news about the new MBP range, so I'm going ahead and buying one.

    Thanks for the help

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan
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    there are always rumours and funnily they are always from 'a reliable source' buy it now that leopard is out and enjoy it for the machine it is not the machine it might be.

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan
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    What happened to the macbooks getting updated on the 26th??

    Im in the same boat: buy now or wait till january. I can wait, but if nothing happens in january im not going to be happy.

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    If I do get the current MBP it will be far better than most laptops for years to come. Plus I like the traditional style keyboard not the new style.

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henvan20 View Post
    What happened to the macbooks getting updated on the 26th??

    Im in the same boat: buy now or wait till january. I can wait, but if nothing happens in january im not going to be happy.

    Why does everyone think there is going to be something happening in january the powerbook line was with us for over 5 years why do people think it si suddenly going ot be different now if you wait for new technology you will never buy anyhting if you need a new machine now buy one now

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    I think it's just rumours that got me going. Bought myself a 2.6Ghz on Firday so this thread is now obsolete.

    Interesting you query this as there is isn't much more thy can do the MBP to improve it apart from a BluRay Drive.

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    And i have said thi in another forum why will Apple bother backing blu-Ray when it is stil unkonwn which of the formats have won the HD war.....

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan
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    i dont have no mac's
    i am waiting for the G5 powerbook
    MoTM honor roll...
    when?
    i dont remember

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    WHAT??? are you on about

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    17" Buy Now or hold on for Jan

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    They arent going to switch abck to PowerPc processors

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