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MacBook Pro - Buy MacbookPro now or wait for Leopard?


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Hey guys, I'm new here, but I have a question...

Right now I have an iMac and an old 12 inch powerbook G4, and I'm looking to upgrade to a Macbook Pro so I can have the faster processor, more memory, bigger screen etc.

Do you think it is better to
A) Buy a MBP now and get the $200 student rebate, and then buy Leopard separately when it comes out?

B) Wait till October when Leopard comes out and most likely a new line of MBP's and get one then, risking getting the bugs that come with 1st gen laptops?

or C) Wait for the second generation of Leopard laptops with all the bugs worked out, and possibly the multi-touch function in the touchpad like rumored on engadget or tuaw?

See, I don't want to be impatient and get something now when something even better and possibly cheaper will come out in a few months, but i also don't want to wait too long.

Opinions anyone?
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Just buy it now especially if you need a computer now
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Are bugs a certainty? If so, are the bugs going to be something that would hamper enjoyment of your new MBP?

U should pull the trigger, and get a MBP this weekend. Nothing says "Happy Birthday America" more than purchasing a new Mac!

...buy one now...

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Are bugs a certainty? If so, are the bugs going to be something that would hamper enjoyment of your new MBP?

U should pull the trigger, and get a MBP this weekend. Nothing says "Happy Birthday America" more than purchasing a new Mac!

...buy one now...
Ha ha. you are a good man sir. I don't quite have the money yet, but perhaps I will soon.
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Ha ha. you are a good man sir. I don't quite have the money yet, but perhaps I will soon.
TY. But there are credit cards... you don't want to die with a good credit score do you? Where's the fun in that!?

I'm w/you though, no money = no honey (MBP).

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TY. But there are credit cards... you don't want to die with a good credit score do you? Where's the fun in that!?

I'm w/you though, no money = no honey (MBP).
Yeah I prefer paying cash. It's cheaper in the end that way.
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Yeah I prefer paying cash. It's cheaper in the end that way.
So true......so very true

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Hey guys, I'm new here, but I have a question...

Right now I have an iMac and an old 12 inch powerbook G4, and I'm looking to upgrade to a Macbook Pro so I can have the faster processor, more memory, bigger screen etc.

Do you think it is better to
A) Buy a MBP now and get the $200 student rebate, and then buy Leopard separately when it comes out?

B) Wait till October when Leopard comes out and most likely a new line of MBP's and get one then, risking getting the bugs that come with 1st gen laptops?

or C) Wait for the second generation of Leopard laptops with all the bugs worked out, and possibly the multi-touch function in the touchpad like rumored on engadget or tuaw?

See, I don't want to be impatient and get something now when something even better and possibly cheaper will come out in a few months, but i also don't want to wait too long.

Opinions anyone?
I think that you shoudl go ahead and buy one now to be honest!
I often thought the same thing when buying iPods/Macs.

The bottom line is, if we all put off buying because we are waiting for the next "new thing" to come out, then most of us wouldn't have a mac and we wouldn't be here talking about them.

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"Second line of Leopard laptops (No bugs)"?

That option doesn't exist. Unlike with Vist....a competing operating system, it won't have bugs.
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"Second line of Leopard laptops (No bugs)"?

That option doesn't exist. Unlike with Vist....a competing operating system, it won't have bugs.
Put down the crack pipe, please, sir.
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"Second line of Leopard laptops (No bugs)"?

That option doesn't exist. Unlike with Vist....a competing operating system, it won't have bugs.
OHohoho well played sir. Do you recall the overheating and discoloring macbooks? and there was something wrong with the first gen mbp's i think. i can't remember.
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I think that you shoudl go ahead and buy one now to be honest!
I often thought the same thing when buying iPods/Macs.

The bottom line is, if we all put off buying because we are waiting for the next "new thing" to come out, then most of us wouldn't have a mac and we wouldn't be here talking about them.

Ha ha. This is true sir. But don't worry, I have 2 other macs so I can still talk about them
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what other macs do you have?

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what other macs do you have?
I have a 17 inch intel iMac, and an old 12 inch powerbook G4.
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Hey guys, I'm new here, but I have a question...

Do you think it is better to
A) Buy a MBP now and get the $200 student rebate, and then buy Leopard separately when it comes out?

Opinions anyone?
On top of the $200 student discount you get a free iPod Nano or put the $229 towards a higher end iPod if you wish.

It's a good deal.
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