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    Macbook pro NOW or wait?
    Hello everyone. Recently ive been a mac HATER, the usual ignorant PC user until I had my first REAL one on one experience with a mac borrowed from my cousin for just a few days. I will NEVER go back.

    SO now im considering the 13inch mac book pro. Alot of people are telling me to wait because the macbook pro will be revamped for 2010....so am I better off buying one now, or waiting. Also if im better off waiting whats the most up to date apple computer that wont be getting revamped this year making me feel left in the dust

    Thanks everyone.

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    If you need it now then buy it. If you can wait then wait. Technology is always advancing and you will end up with an outdated computer no matter what. Outdated however does not equal no good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric559 View Post
    If you need it now then buy it. If you can wait then wait. Technology is always advancing and you will end up with an outdated computer no matter what. Outdated however does not equal no good.
    This.
    IF you need one now just buy, if not just wait alittle it.

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    For at least a month now there has been rumors of new Apple laptops. Macrumors has a buyer guide that shows when the last update was and on average how often Apple machines get updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xstep View Post
    For at least a month now there has been rumors of new Apple laptops. Macrumors has a buyer guide that shows when the last update was and on average how often Apple machines get updated.
    Ah I love that guide. Thanks for sharing again. Forgot about it.
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    Thanks guys!
    Sweet. Thanks alot everyone!

    Eric your icon picture made me laugh ahaha

    And I found this when I searched through the guide.

    New MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air Models Scheduled for Launch This Month? - Mac Rumors

    Hmmm >=)

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    Wait Wait WAIT
    Having been screwed by Mac in the past, it's essential to wait. The new Macbooks are coming. Discounts will be available on the old ones.

    For example, last September the Imac 24 inch with the 3.06 processor was top the line in September priced at around $2300. In October, the 21 inch (yes I know a slightly smaller screen) with the same processor, graphics card and storage was the entry level computer selling at around $1100.

    So wait and watch. You will have options.

    Apple's product releases are stage to maximize their profit not your purchasing experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycledoc22 View Post
    Having been screwed by Mac in the past

    Apple's product releases are stage to maximize their profit not your purchasing experience.
    Thems harsh words.... Apple screwed you?

    And as far as Apple product releases staged to maximise their profit and not the purchasing experience, that is not fact, that is just your opinion, but I don't know of many (any businesses) that are staging releases of their products aiming at minimum profits!
    Also, the purchasing experience which incorporates not only the quality of their products, but also the level of customer service, pre and post sales, is what has given Apple the name that they have over the years. It is also the user experience that creates such a word of mouth demand for their products, on top of their own marketing.

    To the OP, any MacBook Pro you purchase, be it now, or after the new releases (whenever they are released), will retain it's value very well second hand.
    From what I and most others can gather, the 13" Macbook Pro's will still have the intel core 2 duo's anyway, so all the talk of i5 and i7 shouldn't be the decision maker to wait.
    So, if you need to get one now, and something comes out that you have to have, you will be able to get back majority of your outlay.
    If there is no rush to get on e now, kick back, relax, and see what happens, and then all the speculation won't be able to cloud your decision making.

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    Thems harsh words.... Apple screwed you?
    No. He said "Having been screwed by Mac in the past". I guess Mac is a buddy of his.
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