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Topic # 129477 17-Sep-2013 12:57 Send private message

I have to order a new Mac Book Air for a guy at work, he is pushing hard for me to get it under way ASAP.

Should I hold him off until next month and buy on that ships with Maverick or get one now with the current OS?

What are the pros and cons?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 896901 17-Sep-2013 13:01 Send private message

It's worth waiting considering there is likely to be a refresh of MacBook's around the same time as Mavericks comes out.

Though if you can't wait, Apple often do an up-to-date program for purchases within a certain number of weeks/months from an OS release - meaning you can get it cheap or free.

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  Reply # 896917 17-Sep-2013 13:28 Send private message

I thought up to date only applied after new OS was announced? It will only be $30-40 anyway.




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  Reply # 896951 17-Sep-2013 14:08 Send private message

Yeah it only applies after the OS is announced and released, but usually covers purchases made up to 30 days prior to the OS being released (sometimes a bit longer).

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  Reply # 896999 17-Sep-2013 15:05 Send private message

MacBook Airs have already had their new models released just a few months ago so doubt there will be any new models again this year.
Buy now and then buy Mavericks if you think you need to later. :)




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  Reply # 897025 17-Sep-2013 15:22 Send private message

Nothing wrong with the current OS anyway...




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  Reply # 897770 18-Sep-2013 15:32 Send private message

I just ordered a new iMac.

I always figure that the best computer/camera/car is the one you need now. You can always find a reason to wait but then you'd never buy anything!

That probably means new iMacs are out next week but this one will be plenty fast enough for me for a long time to come - I've been using the Mac Pro it is replacing since Jan 2007 so I'm sure this one will happily last me 3 or 4 years.








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  Reply # 897778 18-Sep-2013 15:45 Send private message

Handsomedan: Nothing wrong with the current OS anyway...


Tell that to my video rendering time.
B4 I upgraded to ml from snow leaped it Onley took 20 minits to render a 40 minit video. Now it takes 2 houres.

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  Reply # 897787 18-Sep-2013 15:54 Send private message

Geektastic: I just ordered a new iMac.

I always figure that the best computer/camera/car is the one you need now. You can always find a reason to wait but then you'd never buy anything!

That probably means new iMacs are out next week but this one will be plenty fast enough for me for a long time to come - I've been using the Mac Pro it is replacing since Jan 2007 so I'm sure this one will happily last me 3 or 4 years.


And MacBook Pros will be refreshed soon, due to me purchasing one last week. :-)

I knew the range is due for a refresh any day now, but JB HiFi had an advertised 10% off all Macs sale (it actually worked out to be closer to 12%, as I got $500 off a $4200 machine). This allowed me to purchase a model that would normally have been well out of budget (it was still out of budget, but I was able to get the budget increased ;-)). And considering the rumoured MBP upgrades (Haswell, Thunderbolt 2, 802.11ac), I thought I was much better off getting one with twice the SSD space and RAM I'd normally be able to afford, and with much gruntier CPU & GPU.

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