The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Macbook Pro now or Wait for Haswell Version
Old 4th August 2013
Here for the gear

Thread Starter
Macbook Pro now or Wait for Haswell Version

I'm was about to get a new Mac Book Pro ( non retina) but i see the Haswell version is coming out. Does anyone know if there is going to be a major difference to wait or is it just small upgrade? Thanks.
Old 4th August 2013
Gear Maniac
thedomus's Avatar
I'm waiting for Haswell!
I've read elsewhere CPU power not much of a bump but possibly much better battery time & running cooler so less fan noise!
Other things I'm wishing for - 1TB SSD & 32 GB RAM option... youch!
Old 4th August 2013
Old 4th August 2013
Lives for gear
jnorman's Avatar
haswell is a huge improvement for power management. I read a comparison where they tested battery life of a 2012 MBA with 3rd gen I core vs a 2013 MBA with haswell - the 2012 version lasted 7.8 hours, and the 2013 model lasted 14 hours. so, if you are using any type of mobile platform, absolutely wait for haswell. if you are buying a desktop, the improvement will be negligible, and you can save some money by using 3rd gen.
Old 4th August 2013
Gear interested

Thanks for the heads up! I was looking at the current line but I will definitely wait for the refresh. Even if you don't need the new upgrade you will always get a better resale value if you have the option to wait. The fan can get pretty loud on my old MacBook Pro.
Old 5th August 2013
Here for the gear

I am not too concerned about battery life so I went with one now along with a new Mini 2.6 to replace my 2006 MP and MBP.
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump