Just a couple months ago I bought a new MacBook Pro (2.8ghz i7) for use at school and with music projects, such as Not MJ but I also learned a very valuable tip for anybody planning a MacBook Pro purchase. Make sure a new model isn't about to hit the streets
I ran into a little bit of trouble because originally I had purchased the (at the time) top of the line 17" MacBook Pro.
Not even a full week later Apple announced faster processors (the 2.8 ghz i7) replacing the machine I had just purchased. I weighed my options and decided to absorb the cost of returning my older machine for the new, newest machine (grrr). It cost me about $175.00 but the end result is a faster machine for my audio work.
If you're looking for a new machine consider the following possible upgrades. Rumours of the following did not all prove to be true but either way the upgrades that were true were would be worth the wait:
(false)- end of white MacBook (Apple goes back to just the 13" MBP)
(false)- 16 GB SSD SATA drives on all models to store the system (that would have been cool)
- Core i3 and third USB port on the 13" model
(false)- Matte screen as an option on the 13"
(false)- Option to replace the SuperDrive on the 15 and 17" models
(false)- HD screens on all models : 1440x900 on the 13", 1680x1050 on the 15"
- 200 to 300 grams lighter : 1.8 kg for the 13", 2.3 kg for the 15", 2.65 kg for the 17"
(false)- Better battery life : 12 hours on the 13", 10 hours on the 15"
- 8 GB of RAM on the 17"
In addition to all these changes, another source was cited saying a "new technology" will make its way into the MacBook Pros.
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