Originally Posted by Hyde9
...I am worried if I purchase now it will be hopelessly outdated when I head off to school?
All this talk about solid state drives, quad core, high resolution screens and ultraportables makes me think I should hold off one more year. Any Advice?
Thanks, Sorry for the long post.
Honestly being afraid of hardware updates is going to happen with any machine you buy especially with laptops. Theres not to many models out there that I would consider easily upgradable like a tower. To many screws and dont touch this and that, dont break this seal or the warranty is void ect. All I can say is if your in the need or want of a new laptop then grab one now. The wonderful thing about a mac is youll have it for a while. Id like a quad core, flash drive, better resolution screen ect. I personally dont recommend using a Laptop for hard core gaming and editing (battery life being the biggest issue in gaming for me and if the thing is plugged in all the time why not just have a tower in the first place...) although boys will be boys and buy those power eating alienwares that get .5 hours of battery life with SLI graphics wohoo!
All in all for what youll probably do with the thing go for it or even a macbook if you dont need the extra graphics. If I kept waiting for what was around the corner in todays technology market id never really buy anything because something better is always right around the way.
Ive made my purchase and Im just waiting for the damn shipment to get here since the 7200 hd's are on such a "high demand" according to Mark the apple phone guy that I bought my machine from.