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Topic # 7914 21-May-2006 00:51
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What do you guys think about it?
The Macbook is damn sweet but it has intergrated graphics :'(, which crushes all my hopes and dreams of dual booting and playing games on windows at lans.  And if im going to spend the extra money to get a MBP I might as well get the 17inch widescreen 2.16ghz.  I know its a lot(5,899.00) but I think it will be a nice investment, as i have a new tech writing job starting soon.  i have heard rumours of the notebooks operating at 70 degrees plus, but you know, it is approaching winter and it gets VERY cold down south, so i would take that is a bonus.

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Reply # 36218 21-May-2006 11:02
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I think that choosing between the MacBook and the MacBook Pro comes down to your graphics requirements. Users who are into gaming or photo/video editing would be best advised to go with the MacBook Pro but, apart from the independant GPU and larger display, the MacBook Pro doesn't appear to have much benefit over the MacBook.

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  Reply # 36246 21-May-2006 17:31
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Ha, I've been in Dunedin this week with my 15" MacBook Pro keeping me warm ;)

Apple's product line really bugs me sometimes: too exensive, limited choice, all or nothing. In your position I'd probably go with a 17" iMac and a MacBook.
If you're going to get the 17" MacBook Pro at least make it an adventure and fly to the states to pick one up for only a couple hundred more.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 36263 21-May-2006 22:07

I've heard that no matter that the Pro's have graphic card they havent been designed for gaming at all.

If you want a gaming notebook buy Alienware or Dell XPS..




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  Reply # 36326 22-May-2006 20:26
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Its hardware is the same hardware as any laptop, apple doesnt use different hardware, although the apple team who made the windows drivers didnt have games in mind, thats why the x1600 on the laptop is slower than a normal x1600, its underclocked and im sure new firmware will be released to resolve this.  Alienware and XPS just arnt sexy, i like sexy.

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