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Ahhh more confusion for soon to be sad switcher 0.o


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Heh, I'm sure a few of you guys saw my post a couple days ago regarding which macbook/pro to get. Finally decided, and now I'm hit with more confusion. I was reading the rumors thread and they said they will be coming out with a new design, and better processor/graphics card in June.

So does this mean I should wait until June or get one now? Someone also mentioned the ones out right now are kinda "slow" which I can't have.

So now, or wait?

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If you can wait till June, then I would say definitely wait. But if you absolutely need a machine now, then know that the laptop you buy today will still be a really great machine regardless of the potential June update.


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I don't know of anyone saying the current gen are "slow". As to if they will have new model out in June and even it if it will be worth waiting? Who knows, its all speculation and rumors. They may come as early as June, or as late as september or next year. Depends on what Apple does and their plans. Also, if they do revamp it as much as the rumor says, it may even be smart to wait till a next revision to fix all the first release bugs. Because of that, I'm not too worried and won't be waiting. If I knew no bugs would occur on a new rev A product, I would definitely wait, but I just don't want to risk it.

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Considering the current macbook pro is less than 2 months old and there are already rumors of a new one coming out I'd say your chances of being stuck in 'waiting mode' are pretty high if you choose to always wait for the latest and greatest. I vote if you need it, get it. If you don't wait, but until it's announced (the day they're available) it's still a rumor.

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Actually, the last speed bump was an anomaly when you look at revision schedules for the past two years. I personally think it was the final speed bump prior to a revamping of both notebook lines. So an update in June is not wholly unexpected.


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Gosh I want it now, but my impatience is going to bite me in the butt one day I just know it.
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Actually, the last speed bump was an anomaly when you look at revision schedules for the past two years. I personally think it was the final speed bump prior to a revamping of both notebook lines. So an update in June is not wholly unexpected.
Yep, pretty true. I just don't see the point in waiting for the next one continually. Then again, I have the current 'next one' anyway.. ordered the week after release as a happy accident so pay no attention to me

edit: oh and no, it ain't slow

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Actually, the last speed bump was an anomaly when you look at revision schedules for the past two years. I personally think it was the final speed bump prior to a revamping of both notebook lines. So an update in June is not wholly unexpected.
I agree. The last updates where "eh." Plus June is MacBook month.

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Yep, pretty true. I just don't see the point in waiting for the next one continually. Then again, I have the current 'next one' anyway.. ordered the week after release as a happy accident so pay no attention to me

edit: oh and no, it ain't slow
While I agree generally, when you know that there is an update right around the corner, it seems kind of silly not to wait. It's a completely different scenario from buying one now and then watch as it's updated six months down.


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Slow? I have a MBP from this past june, and it is the fastest computer I have ever used, faster even then my dads Power Mac.
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Apple never stops releasing updates. This cycle never ends. Within a week of the June update (which may or may not even be real), there will be a buzz about the next update that will come in the autumn. It never ends.

Each update is almost always 2% better than it's predecessor. But the improvements are often negligible. i.e. the 2.6ghz processor becomes a 2.8ghz. But as soon as the 2.8ghz comes out, there will be talk of breaking 3ghz by the end of the year. It's ridiculous.

If you are in a position to wait, and it isn't that big of a deal to you, then wait and see what comes out. However, your post says "I'm obsessed with getting by new Mac." This indicates to me that the wait will be painful. In my mind, that makes it not worth it.

Get your new Mac and enjoy it...
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It isn't necessarily the slight bump in clock speed that people should wait for. It's the off chance that the trackpad will be bigger, or they replace the 8600 video with 8800. Or something else entirely we haven't thought of. I want a new one to, but I'm willing to wait a couple of months and see if either of those improvements make it.

You do have to have a cutoff date, however. if June gets here and there's no update, I wouldn't wait any longer.
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I have a 2 year old MacBook (Core Duo) which is extremely fast. I can't imagine a brand new MBP being anything other than lightening fast.

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I actually plan on buying a macbook in june, and im driving to my nearest apple store (bout 2 hours away lol) just to get it so i dont have to wait for shipping, plus i want the "apple store experience" since ive never been to one. But when in June do macbooks usually get updated? Cause i plan on going around the 17th, and if its not to long after that than i could justify waiting.
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I actually plan on buying a macbook in june, and im driving to my nearest apple store (bout 2 hours away lol) just to get it so i dont have to wait for shipping, plus i want the "apple store experience" since ive never been to one. But when in June do macbooks usually get updated? Cause i plan on going around the 17th, and if its not to long after that than i could justify waiting.
I'd give it till the end of the month, just to be safe. There's no real set timeframe, but you can wait until the new one hits and just go that day or the next.

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