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I currently have a PC and am planning on purchasing the new Macbook Pro 15 in. model. With the osx Lion most likely coming out in June, should I wait to get the computer so the new OS is pre-installed?

Or would it be worth it to buy the computer now and buy the upgrade when the new OS comes out. I really really want the computer now, but if it's worth the wait I think I can hold off.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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There's no guarantees that OS 10.7 "Lion" will be released in June. So if it's later than that...then you will have to wait that much longer to buy a Mac Book Pro.

And don't ask if we know when it will be released (or even a best guess). Apple has said Summer 2011:

Apple - Mac OS X Lion

...that could mean June, July, August, or September! So the BIG question is...can you wait as long as September to buy a new Macintosh computer?

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Lion has been released to developers for a good bit now... Preview 2 was released to developers March 30. Consequently, there are many sites with rumors and speculations - some more credible than others.

Here's a bunch from mac rumors:
MacRumors.com Search Results

Probably a bunch on this forum as well.

Start reading and make an informed decision - see if those new features are REALLY going to matter to you...

Or, let me decide for you... buy the thing now! Do you honestly want to wait?
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There's no guarantees that OS 10.7 "Lion" will be released in June. So if it's later than that...then you will have to wait that much longer to buy a Mac Book Pro.

...that could mean June, July, August, or September! So the BIG question is...can you wait as long as September to buy a new Macintosh computer?

- Nick
And then...chances are...you'll be posting back wondering if you should wait until the next MBP comes out...you'll be in an endless do-loop. I personally would never gauge a purchasing decision on an OS release - but that's just me. Hardware - yes. Software - no.
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And then...chances are...you'll be posting back wondering if you should wait until the next MBP comes out...you'll be in an endless do-loop.
Ha ha...absolutely!

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And then...chances are...you'll be posting back wondering if you should wait until the next MBP comes out...you'll be in an endless do-loop. I personally would never gauge a purchasing decision on an OS release - but that's just me. Hardware - yes. Software - no.
The question then becomes how much would an upgrade be? For example how much was the upgrade to Snow Leopard?

Also I guess it's safe to say there would be no hardware additions for the new OS, correct? I know they just upgraded the macbook pros but I just wanted to make sure.
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The question then becomes how much would an upgrade be? For example how much was the upgrade to Snow Leopard?
Leopard to Snow Leopard was $29 - SL to Lion is a guess at this point... $29, $79, $99, $129.

Most posts I've read tend to lean toward the high side given the amount of new features in Lion.

Pull the trigger... buy now! You'll thank me later.
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The question then becomes how much would an upgrade be? For example how much was the upgrade to Snow Leopard?

Also I guess it's safe to say there would be no hardware additions for the new OS, correct? I know they just upgraded the macbook pros but I just wanted to make sure.
No idea on the cost - although what triptolemus posted above ^^^ is as good as anyone can do for you there.

No - the new OS will not require new HW different from the MBP that was just released. Don't get fixated on all things latest and greatest - especially when it comes to SW or an OS. "Greatest" will be quite subjective - and no OS gets released without a few gremlins floating around. Snow Leopard will serve you just fine until you're ready to upgrade - if you decide to upgrade.
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The new MBP are better than ever in every way so if you really want one get it and as for
Lion no one knows but Apple and i doubt it will be before July but thats my guess.
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Yeah you're probably right. I've been dying to get it ever since it came out, but was so fixated on Lion. What you guy are saying makes sense. I was in the Apple store today toying around with one, I think I might go back tonight and get it hahaha.
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Could be three months away yet. Latest techos gossip is 'mid-year'.

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Could be SIX months away. Apple has a tendency to be vague about release dates for a reason. The bottom line is "nobody outside Apple actually knows."

I agree with those who say software is no reason to wait (unless it's coming out a week from now for sure, which it isn't). If you buy a machine with Snow Leopard on it, I'd just stick with that until the first couple of Lion updates have come out, THEN buy it.
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