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Old 09-13-2007, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is now a good time to buy a macbook pro?

Well, I have been considering buying a macbook pro for a while now, and now that the new macbooks have geforce 8600m gt's, I am actually appealed. However, even on the new macbook pros, you can not get one with more dedicated video memory than 256mb, and it seems like it has been like that for a long time.

So I would think they would be planning on offering a revision of their macbook pros that would offer 512mb of dedicated video memory soon. So has anyone heard of upcoming macbook pro revisions?

Basically is now a good time to buy a macbook pro, cause I really dont want to buy the $2500 macbook pro with only 256mb dedicated video memory only to have apple release a revised macbook pro with better graphics and more dedicated video memory right after I purchase it.

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Old 09-13-2007, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wait for leopard
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Default Re: Is now a good time to buy a macbook pro?

When is it do out?

And will a 256mb 8600m gt be gould enough for future apps?
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What do you need to do? Macs aren't really for gaming if that's what you want to upgrade for. That vid card is fine for any Mac application.
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Default Re: Is now a good time to buy a macbook pro?

I want to be able to do my mac applications, then boot over to windows and do my some light pc gaming.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You should be fine, upgrade if you have the money.
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Default Re: Is now a good time to buy a macbook pro?

the 8600 is a decent card. no 8800, but it will handle light stuff you throw at it
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Default Re: Is now a good time to buy a macbook pro?

Im mainly concerned about the orange box. How do you think it would do running HL2 Episode 2, portal, or team fortress 2?
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Well my opinion is never to buy a macbook.
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Well maybe you should stay the **** out of the apple forum.
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