New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - New MacBook Pro coming out?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Fallen_AngelAA

 
Member Since: Jul 06, 2008
Posts: 1
Fallen_AngelAA is on a distinguished road

Fallen_AngelAA is offline
Hi, Within the next week, I want to pickup a MacBook Pro, I am a University student so I won't be able to buy another notebook until after the completion of Law school lol. (erm as you all know Law school can be quite expensive). I have toiled over trying to save enough money and I want to spend it wisely.

So I wanted to know... if I buy something now, will apple be coming out with a new model? are there any plans? Should I wait for the new one?

ANT THOUGHTS regarding this WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
QUOTE Thanks
IZVERG

 
IZVERG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 21, 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 300
IZVERG is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17" MBP unibody

IZVERG is offline
Well I bought my MBP back in mid/late Feb of this year. Two weeks and one day later exactly they came out w/ the new models! I had to do some sweet-talking to the Apple Store manager because of their 14-day return policy, but thankfully he understood my issues w/ being out-dated just one day too late on the return. I swapped out my "old" model and got a new one.

In summary, since they just revamped these notebooks in the past 3-4 months I would say it is a safe bet you could get one now and be set for a while. Just my thoughts on it, though.
QUOTE Thanks
fleurya

 
fleurya's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 18, 2006
Location: Anytown, USA
Posts: 4,922
fleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad

fleurya is offline
Even a slightly older MBP should be able to sufficiently handle all of your law school needs until you graduate. If I were in your spot, I'd go ahead and get it. When Apple came out with the slightly faster chipsets after I bought mine (the 2.2/2.4) it didn't even bother me. That's just live in the tech world. I plan to be using mine for at least another year and a half, unless they come out with a radical new design that I like. (Which would only happen at a big event like Macworld in January)

"Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,633
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
You have to buy the machine you need when you need it. Technology changes all the time. If you buy the correct machine to suit your needs, it will continue to suit your needs even after an updated model is released.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
ATLienGeorgia

 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 95
ATLienGeorgia is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 2.4GHZ PROCESSOR / 4GB RAM / 200GB HHD - iPhone 3G 16GB Black

ATLienGeorgia is offline
I would say buy. I was waiting like you but decided to buy a month ago, and I am happy I did. You can wait and wait and wait, but when it comes down to it, technology will always be new and better tomorrow!

If you are ready to buy, go for it!

ATLChris

http://www.ATLChris.com <--- Check out my personal blog!
QUOTE Thanks
Bman

 
Bman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 04, 2008
Posts: 151
Bman will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Black MacBook--2.4ghz--4gb RAM--250gb HD__iPod Touch 8gb

Bman is offline
I agree with the above posts...in the technology world there will always be someone producing something better than the current machine you own. I have also been contemplating the same thing about whether i stick with my Hp notebook...which i might add has seen better days, or to go ahead and buy a macbook. I decided that i am getting the macbook in the very near future like 1-2 weeks. And i can't wait... But yeah i say go ahead and buy it as one of the posts above me said it will still fit your needs in law school even if a new one comes out. Just remember...because something isn't the latest and greatest piece of technology out there, doesn't mean that your machine becomes inadequate. It can, and in your case, will still handle what you need it to.


Black MacBook--2.4ghz--4gb RAM--250gb HD
iPod Touch 8gb
QUOTE Thanks
jasonmac

 
Member Since: May 31, 2007
Posts: 23
jasonmac is on a distinguished road

jasonmac is offline
I heard Nov for new MBPs
QUOTE Thanks
oddrax

 
oddrax's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 07, 2008
Posts: 1
oddrax is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: PowerBook G4// iPod Touch

oddrax is offline
I would say to wait because the next update it's not just a regular update, I think the new MBPs are gonna change not only in speed but also in design, and maybe some new features, in fact I'm in the same situation but I'll wait till december
QUOTE Thanks
am0eba

 
am0eba's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 09, 2007
Posts: 9
am0eba is on a distinguished road

am0eba is offline
This is the eternal dilemma with tech stuff. After having been through it several times, I suggest that you buy now if you're ready. One element that hasn't been mentioned to this point, is that if a new design is forthcoming that is sufficiently improved so that you might have wished you waited to purchase, it's also probably going to be full of "new model" bugs and problems. If it's not dramatically different from what's currently available, you won't be missing much, and you will have had the satisfaction of using yours that much sooner.

_Dave_

"F" the ineffable!
QUOTE Thanks
fleurya

 
fleurya's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 18, 2006
Location: Anytown, USA
Posts: 4,922
fleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad

fleurya is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by oddrax View Post
I would say to wait because the next update it's not just a regular update, I think the new MBPs are gonna change not only in speed but also in design, and maybe some new features, in fact I'm in the same situation but I'll wait till december
That's the biggest problem. Not to be rude, but it's just that nobody really knows. For all we know, the current design could stay the same for another year or more. Apple is selling them by the truckload, so there's no business purpose to change it right now.

"Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"
QUOTE Thanks
the.gosine

 
the.gosine's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 07, 2008
Posts: 144
the.gosine is on a distinguished road

the.gosine is offline
i am in the same boat, but think of it this way

say you NEED a car, and you want a brand new one. currently 09 models are out, but yo uknow next year '10 models will be out.. you gonna wait till next year to get the '10 models, when you know that next year will only be a year away from the '11 models?
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Broken headphones' lead | Speck See Thru/Wireless Mouse »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
19 Days with a Macbook Pro b.hicks Switcher Hangout 23 03-01-2010 01:49 AM
The MacBook Pro That Saved My Back agcm Apple Notebooks 15 01-14-2008 12:02 AM
Macbook or Macbook Pro GeorgeTink Switcher Hangout 22 01-05-2008 04:22 PM
MacBook impressions - trip to store kaidomac Schweb's Lounge 24 10-14-2007 02:45 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?