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    13" Macbook Pro 2009 vs 2011 - your thoughts?
    Hi all,

    i have been waiting to upgrade my mid 2009 13" macbook pro 2.26ghz 4gb ram 64gb ssd drive do you guys think its worth the upgrade to the base 13" model or would you recommend me to wait for the 2012 model its just that i don't like the gpu they have now and my apple care runs out in september 2012 so i have some time left thanks

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    New MBP has just been released today with new Processors, Graphics and the new Thunderbolt technology. I really want one lol, but as Schweb says, my MBP does everything I want and need it to do, so I cannot really justify a new one.

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    @schweb

    It's just that i wanted to give my brother my macbook pro cause he has one of the old dell laptop and its so slow to boot up or do anything on it and wanted him to taste the mac experience and then get my self the new macbook pro but i can wait 8 months if the new refresh model comes out by then or do you think the new model will come out when lion os x is out don't mind waiting 10 months max thanks

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    See my above post... new model already released!

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    Rather buying my brother a windows laptop was thinking i could give the one i have now to him and get my self the new one but that can wait if a new one comes out within 10 months time that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKay View Post
    @schweb

    It's just that i wanted to give my brother my macbook pro cause he has one of the old dell laptop and its so slow to boot up or do anything on it and wanted him to taste the mac experience and then get my self the new macbook pro but i can wait 8 months if the new refresh model comes out by then or do you think the new model will come out when lion os x is out don't mind waiting 10 months max thanks
    Nobody knows when the next refresh will be or what it will be or heck, even if there will be any more MacBook Pros at this point.

    If you want to buy a new machine, buy one. If you are happy with your computer, keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKay View Post
    ...but i can wait 8 months if the new refresh model comes out by then or do you think the new model will come out when lion os x is out don't mind waiting 10 months max thanks
    Jeez...we just had a MBP update today...and someone is already asking about the timing of the next one (gun barrel to head)!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post
    See my above post... new model already released!

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    i know the new one just came out i was talking about if after 8 months time from now a new one comes out thanks tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKay View Post
    i know the new one just came out i was talking about if after 8 months time from now a new one comes out thanks tho
    Dude, you seriously must not be reading anything I've posted in this thread.
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    I have been waiting for the right moment to replace my PowerBook G4 17-in. (yes, I am living in a bygone era!) with the 13-in. MacBook Pro. However, today's Inbox tells me that there is a new MacBook Pro (I assume that the new one is the one that we are talking about here), so I am subscribing to this thread and I hope that the local experts will point out the differences between yesterday's 13-in. MacBook Pro and today's 13-in. MacBook Pro.

    Also, is the usual new product rule in play here (wait until they work out the bugs with retail consumers, never buy the first year of a product) or is the new one really just a freshening up of old technology?

    BTW, I'm a computer and tech dummy, so anything you tell me will be of help!

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Jeez...we just had a MBP update today...and someone is already asking about the timing of the next one (gun barrel to head)!!!

    - Nick
    i was thinking of getting this one but after peoples reply am thinking should i wait or do you think i should go for one of these thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKay View Post
    i was thinking of getting this one but after peoples reply am thinking should i wait or do you think i should go for one of these thanks
    It's hard to say...what is your eventual buying decision going to be based on:

    - you NEED a new computer RIGHT NOW?
    - you just want cool new features...but don't need the power of the new MBP's?

    There's always something "new" around the corner which you can always use as a reason to delay a purchase. But if you keep doing that...you will never purchase anything.

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