1. Bridget

    As someone who is about to get her first mac, I would just like to say that I really appreciate your thorough review. I’m not great with computers, but this actually made sense! Thanks again!

  2. Himanshu Mehta


    Great advice. just want to know if I should buy a Macbook Pro now or wait a while. Apple seems to be refreshing their lines much too early, leaving older customers feeling cheated.




    1. I’d wait. My guess is the 2012 MacBook Pro or whatever it may be called will be released early 2012 , January or February

  3. Sharon

    I hear it’s going to be refreshed before the Christmas holidays-possibly end of this month, although I doubt the 2nd part of the rumor…


    1. I doubt we will see MacBook Pros for 2012 until, well, 2012. The 2011 MacBook Pros were released in Feb late, so my guess is we will see the same timeframe for the new MBP’s

  4. Drew

    I heard rumors that the new MacBook Pro coming out in 2012 will look more like the MacBook Air in the sense that the c/d drive might be gone? is this true, or have you heard of any rumors. I am looking to buy a new MBP but am not sure if I should wait until 2012 or buy one now.


    1. I’d wait to buy a new 2012 MacBook Pro at this point. There’s a very good chance for a refresh, if not a complete redesign early next year, as historically the MacBook Pros and earlier even – the PowerBooks were released during this time frame. Unless you really need a 2011 MacBook Pro today, I’d save your money for a few more months.

  5. Tobias

    Thank for the Infos!

    For me it seems pretty difficult to get decent info about the 13″ and 15″ MBP’s as well concerning ssd. I don’t know for example why the upgrade to a 256 GB SSD into my MBP 13″ should be worth 600 swiss francs when I preorder it online. I mean I do understand that it’s off the hook concerning velocity, etc. but usually other SSD with that capacity are 100 or 200 $ less expensive.
    Your advice to wait for 2012 seems good to me – although waiting is difficult since my current MBP from 2007 is not getting more reliable or faster these days.
    Do you think it’s possible that the new MBP generation comes with SSD as basic configuration?


    1. I think it is quite possible. The MacBook Air’s having all but replaced the MacBooks include an SSD drive so I would think that one of the MBP’s – possibly the 13 inch model might offer SSD drive options. Another option would be that the new 2012 MBP offer two drives: a SSD drive for boot drive and other frequently used files and a conventional hard drive as well. But regardless, I would wait. If your 2007 is working, I would work with what you have and wait to see what 2012 offers.


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