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Wannabe Geek

# 13978 8-Jun-2007 14:56
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just like to get some general ideas from all..

if you want to buy a mac laptop.. will you go for

(1) Macbook 13.3''
(2) Macbook Pro 15''

Which one do u prefer and why?

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  # 74007 8-Jun-2007 15:24
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if money is no object, then 15" Macbook Pro due to the dedicated gpu, instead of Macbook's built-in gma.

Though i'm not going to get any MacBook/MacBook Pro until the battery issue has fully checked clear... i read more and more MacBook/MacBook Pro becoming battery time bomb.

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  # 74022 8-Jun-2007 16:34
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I've owned both and sold the MBP to get the regular MacBook. With 2GB RAM I don't notice any difference in performance (don't play games or do heavy graphics) and prefer the smaller size.

The backlit keyboard on the Pro is cool but then so is the no latch screen on the MacBook.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 74030 8-Jun-2007 17:44
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well obviously each one has its advantages:

MB is smaller and cheaper
MBP is bigger and more powerful

depends what you want to spend and what you will be using it for really...personally i would go for the MBP as chiefie has already said, it has a dedicated GPU

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Ultimate Geek

  # 74031 8-Jun-2007 17:46

I think MacBook is ~90% of what a MacBook Pro is, I would choose plain MacBook considering the price difference.

Never seen a single battery issue in working with over 40 iBooks and MacBooks, they all run for ~4 hours but the PPC iBook G4's have the best battery life of 5 hours with wifi on, while watching movies and listening to podcasts, on 2-3 year old batteries.

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  # 74046 8-Jun-2007 21:39
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I had the same dilemma a few months ago and chose the cheapest MacBook Pro and I have no regrets at all.
I work on it all day so I wanted a bigger screen, even at 15 inch it's still very portable in a backpack or laptop case.  The bigger screen also comes in handy for watching dvds and movies.
I don't play any games or do high-end graphics but if you do then the dedicated graphics processor in the MacBook Pro will be a lot better.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 74050 8-Jun-2007 21:58
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basically what I need a mac laptop for,

(1) use it for both Mac OS and Vista
(2) Music and Photo editing

Not much on Games .. but by looking at the price diff MBP looks attractive

Student Price,
MB (with 2GB) = $2209
MBP (with 2GB) = $3049

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  # 75747 24-Jun-2007 06:53
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I'm very happy with my standard MacBook, upgraded to 2GB of vanilla (Apacer) RAM. It's a processing beast, and it handles everything I throw at it, processor-wise. (NeoOffice, 40 tabs in Firefox, and a 512MB Parallels VM simultaneously). I can't commend on graphics / video editing, but it does a decent job of running the odd game under BootCamp / XP :)

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