Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

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Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:33 pm

Well, lads. My MacBook is dying. It keeps restarting. 2007 model. Logic board, no doubt. I figure it's past due for a new one.

But...is it the right time? Where's that website that talks about best refresh times?

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by rbmonosylabik » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:00 am

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

As always with computers, if you really need a new one right now (and sounds like you do) go for it. MBPs are about mid cycle right now, so it'll probably still be a while before a lineup refresh. Apple is holding an event the 7th, but it seems to be focused on the new iPad. If they don't have new macs news, I'd go for a new laptop now.

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by Machinesworking » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:32 am

Logic board died in warranty on my 2007 macbook pro.
Five years is long enough. The new ones are roughly 2.5 times faster, so it's a real improvement.

Yep definitely after the 7th, but it's not likely that new macbook pros are announced.
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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by arctic ranger » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:18 am

do you really need a lappy with the ipad?

when my macbook pro kicks the bucket, im going for a nice 21 inch imac...

better power for the buck and when i do out of town work (just driving no flying) i just pack it in my suitcase with a load of shirts and socks for padding 8)
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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by beats me » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:07 am

Now is not the time. First wait to see which one of the 9 versions of Windows 8 might better fit your needs before you buy another Mac.

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by andydes » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:48 am

You're asking us for Apple advise?

Has the world gone mad?

Everything always seems a bit different when you wake up saturday morning. Like something doesn't quite fit. Is it possible to drink so much on a friday night that you can fall through the fabric of space-time into a parallel universe?

I think I'll go back to bed for a bit.

When I get back, I expect this thread to look normal.

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by doghouse » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:20 pm

beats me wrote:First wait to see which one of the 9 versions of Windows 8 might better fit your needs before you buy another Mac.
Have Microsloth really announced there will be 9 versions? Amazing...you;d think in the 21st century we'd be looking to consolidate OSes, HW platforms and such to make it easier for the user.

I've been doing hardware design in the computer industry for 31 years and am embarassed at the products that get foisted on users who deserve much better.

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:38 pm

andydes wrote:You're asking us for Apple advise?

Has the world gone mad?

I know, right? As much of a fanboy as I am, lately I haven't been following the refresh rates for the MacBooks. :oops: Besides, it's always good to solicit opinions here. :)

Tnx for the info, chaps. It looks as though next month there will at least be a slight design change to make the MBPs even thinner. Hmm. I'm gonna take my MB into the Apple store for a quick diagnostic. If its a logic board, I'll get a refurb and install it myself to tide me over a bit longer. If, next month, there is indeed a new body style I'll pick up a 15".

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by Rave » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:30 pm

arctic ranger wrote:do you really need a lappy with the ipad?

8)
I agree, iMac ftw

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:38 pm

I need the lappy for live performances.

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by arctic ranger » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:02 pm

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by nowtime » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Next release will be a first gen redesign, could be a great one, but I would not go first gen.
I have the 2011 and it's a great machine, but the thunderbolt is disappointingly half baked.

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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:49 pm

Isn't the redesign purely cosmetic? With the exact same components as the current 2011?
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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by aisling » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:26 pm

LoopStationZebra wrote:Isn't the redesign purely cosmetic? With the exact same components as the current 2011?
I think it is supposed to incorporate the "ivy bridge" processor
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Re: Is it a good time to get a MacBook Pro ?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:46 pm

Doh, that's a lot to think about then.... Makes no sense to get something now when this refresh will offer new benefits at roughly the same price point and existing design gets a tad cheaper.

Same old story, but the timing could only be weeks away.

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