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#1 External HDD

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 18:27

The specs were bumped 39 days ago. But with the Haswell chip coming, should I just wait or purchase one while Apple lowered the price?
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#2 snuffy

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 18:33

i'd say no unless its a good deal. i'm currently waiting to refresh my 2010 MBP...

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 18:34

This decision is always the hardest

If you are in need of one, get it. When haswell mbps release you can sell the one you own with good resell value.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 18:35

I suggest lets wait for Haswell to release and let Apple do bump up. Haswell is too focused on power consumption improvements, so you can get more juice out of it. So wait...

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 19:02

Yeah, I think I'll pass and wait for Haswell...though it is a few months away and it will be a pretty exciting wait.

#6 Motoko.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 20:33

Yeah, I think I'll pass and wait for Haswell...though it is a few months away and it will be a pretty exciting wait.

It helps not to look at tech news sites every day or every week even to see rumors or when will expect this or that. I remember when I did that for a few months I had no idea the iPhone5 came out, so one day I'm at the mall and walk into an Apple Store and it was just a pleasant surprise I see the iPhone5 is out without my knowledge, I hadn't felt that way in awhile.

Problem is that you might not be posting on here *laughs*

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Constantly reading and being informed about upcoming products takes the joy out of them when they're released, and it's for obvious reasons.

About 12 years ago when I was in jr.high and didn't really know about forums, I only knew about an apple product when going to apple.com and seeing steve came on stage and started outlining how "this is gonna change everything". I was really excited in those days.

Today I can just go on macrumors and spoil everything

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 20:35

if you really need more battery life than what they offer now,then wait for haswell. Haswell is not going to give you crazy performancegains,but it will give you better battery life.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 21:00

After buying a early 2012 15" MBP I will never in my life waste that much money again . For the price of one MBP I got 3 - three really nice dell laptops . Three for the price of one you must be stupid to buy apple laptops

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:52

The main thing that concerns me right now is the clock speed. Haswell offers 3.5 Ghz whereas current generation offfers only 2.7.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:22

I have a 15" rMBP that I purchased last year on release. Best laptop I've ever owned (even with slight ghosting). If you can wait for the new tech, I'd do it as it will only make your experience that much better. That said, you won't be disappointed if you don't wait. I bashed Apple products for years and can't believe how much I love my rMBP almost a year later. Its build quality is astonishing.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 14:51

There is always going to be new technology around the corner. If you wait for it then you will never buy anything. The early 2013 model was just released, which I bought and I love it. I doubt there will be a refresh before the holiday shopping season.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 15:03

Unless the rumoured update was within a month, I'd not wait. That's just me, I think this waiting for months malarkey is silly. If they are selling the specs you want at a price you're happy with, why wait?

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 15:51

Yeah, I think the bump up will be in July earliest. But I don't wanna be left with "old" technology when the laptop is just a few months old. I am more interested in clock speeds, though.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 18:26

Yeah, I think the bump up will be in July earliest. But I don't wanna be left with "old" technology when the laptop is just a few months old. I am more interested in clock speeds, though.


You won't be left with old technology at all. Apple products have very high resale value anyways.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 18:33

Yeah, I think the bump up will be in July earliest. But I don't wanna be left with "old" technology when the laptop is just a few months old. I am more interested in clock speeds, though.

It is technically already old as soon as you purchase it. That is always the case with technology. Something bigger and better is always right around the corner. You can technically play the waiting game forever if you really wanted to. So if you have a need for it now, might as well get it.



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