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Should I buy the new MacBook Pro? I cannot make up my mind, and need your help
Go for it
Don’t waste your money

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  1. Buy me one, I’ll test it for you :-)

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  2. that’s a good idea. i thought it be good to buy one for myself first

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  3. Absolutley, better you than me being the early adopter…

    NC

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  4. Silly poll choices. “Waste your money?”

    I’d have:

    o Absolutely, a new laptop is always handy and it’s a fast new Mac godammit!

    o Probably, If you need a new notebook, are happy with a 15″ screen and the apps you use have Universal Binaries or good performance under Rosetta.

    o Maybe, if you don’t need the ports the older models have (FireWire 800, PCMCIA) and are prepared to put up with some transition pain.

    o Unlikely, there will be more choice in a few months with 12″ and 17″ models available (and possibly an ultra-small form facto) and more peripherals for the new expansion slot.

    o Definitely not, a Revision A product is always fraught with problems, let someone else be the guinea pig.

    And out of these choices, I’d go for the middle or second to last choice.

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  5. Wait for the Tablet version

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  6. Knowing who you are, it is probably a difficult choice.

    Here is what I think:

    a)Dont buy one now. Why? Because you complain about Mac OS being a niche market and Mac OS + Intel is a much smaller niche market.
    I am not saying that nobody will buy them but it will take some time before developers release software for the machine that gives you any speed advantage.
    Right now, everything you may use except maybe for iLife or iWork will run slower or at nearly the same speed that on a Power PC Mac.

    b) buy one if you really want FrontRow but don’t forget what you are giving up to get it

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  7. Om, the blogosphere should be buying YOU a MacBook Pro.

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  8. Where’s the option for “wait 6 months because it smells like stop-gap and Apple clearly has something with some fun new functionality cooking”? All that chat about tablet related patents would stop me opening my wallet right now.

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  9. Do it! I love my 20″ Intel iMac! ;)

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  10. I’ve been battling with the same question. You have to ask yourself what you’re going to use it for. Personally, I would use it for graphics dev and generally running a million programs at once. I don’t see you using it for things like that.

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