Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to know if a particular date (for instance, October 1, 2010) is a good date to go ahead and buy a Macbook pro, or whether I should wait few months for new models to come out. How can I figure out whether a computer I buy will soon become obsolete?

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by Loïc Wolff, Robert S Ciaccio, Chealion Sep 30 '10 at 4:00

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

3  
This is a "forum-like" question. Not a Q&A one. This question will be obsolete in 2 weeks or 2 hours :-) –  Rabskatran Sep 29 '10 at 11:37
1  
You could try to reword your question to something like "Is <date> a good time to buy a Macbook Pro". So that people can answer base on the schedule Apple usually follow when launching or upgrading products. But even then, it may be too localized considering the secrecy around Apple's product. –  Loïc Wolff Sep 29 '10 at 11:51
    
ok I've edited the question –  Patrick Sep 29 '10 at 14:22

2 Answers 2

up vote 3 down vote accepted

MacBook Pros aren't going to be updated until at least January, if you can wait 3 or 4 months, I suggest you do so.

However, if you need it before the end of the year, go for it. I doubt we'll see any major advancements anyway. You'll only miss out on slight speed bumps not a quantum computer.

share|improve this answer
1  
"MacBook Pro's aren't going to be updated until at least January" ... really? :-( –  Peter Štibraný Sep 30 '10 at 6:08

See the comments to improve the question, but Macrumors' buyers' guide always has suggestions if now is a good time to buy.

share|improve this answer
1  
yeah i know about macrumors. I think we are just in the middle of the cycle, but I wanted to hear opinions of Apple users. –  Patrick Sep 29 '10 at 14:22

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.