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Should I wait to buy an Apple once Lion comes out?


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I am about to purchase a Macbook Pro for the first time. I have been told the new Lion operating system comes out in Sept. I was wondering if I should wait to purchase the new computer with the new operating system or if I should go ahead and buy the new laptop and then purchase Lion when it comes out? I would like a new laptop as soon as possible but have no immediate problems with my current laptop other than it is a dell and has no battery life off the charger. Thanks for the help!
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Lion comes out in July, most likely next week. I don't know who told you September.

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Ok well that helps out a lot. Thanks!
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Would it be cheaper to wait and purchase with new OS or would it be cheaper to upgrade?
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Would it be cheaper to wait and purchase with new OS or would it be cheaper to upgrade?
The upgrade is only going to be $29, so if you can wait then do so but if not buy now and pay $29 more later.

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Would it be cheaper to wait and purchase with new OS or would it be cheaper to upgrade?
If I have heard right the upgrade price is $29.99. I don't know if that is a financial hardship for you but that's a pretty reasonable price so if you need a Mac laptop right now and can't wait then buying Lion later probably wouldn't be much of a hardship for you.

You just have to go through the process of upgrading your Mac which isn't really hard based on previous Mac OS upgrades.
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I am pretty sure a new machine purchased from June 6th til the release of Lion qualifies for free Lion upgrade.
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The upgrade is only going to be $29, so if you can wait then do so but if not buy now and pay $29 more later.
All new machines get Lion for free. There's no extra cost.

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All new machines get Lion for free. There's no extra cost.
That's great to hear. It looks like sandspr87 can now use that money to throw a "I just saved $29 so I'm throwing a $29 party to celebrate my saved money".
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I would wait for new Macs with Lion already installed.
Many are expecting updates to various models so you could get a better price on an older model and still have Lion free....

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