Black Macbook 13.3" & MacBook Pro 17" side by side shots

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chosenwolf, May 26, 2006.

  1. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a MacBook a week ago for my brother and it arrived today. It is definitely not for everyone, especially those who wear contact lenses (like me). The small wide aspect + the gloss took its toll on my eyes. Anyways, the machine is blazing fast and I only have one issue so far (screen flicker on boot up, see other thread). It doesn't moo but does get @ the upper left corner of the notebook.

    Here are some pics with my 17" MacBook Pro:

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  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Very nice. I have been dying to see the two compared to eachother. The difference in size doesn't seem incredibly big...
     
  3. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Excellent. thanks :p Poor macbook looks like a dwarf next to a giant
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    The 17" is really much bigger in person. It's a very large laptop - that doesn't mean bad though.
     
  5. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    Screen looks really bright on the blackbook, looks awesome!
     
  6. vakej macrumors member

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    I tested the 17" MBP at the apple store. I actually found the distance to the keyboard a bit much (personally comfort/opinion). There is a lot of "real estate", but hey it's a 17" screen :)

    I found the MB keyboard to be quite comfortable. :eek:

    vj
     
  7. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    I prefer the white MacBook, but I will admit that the white logo on the black looks pretty slick.
     
  8. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the contrast between the black Macbook and white Apple logo makes a really cool effect. :D I like the white one, and it's a lot cheaper. ;)
     
  9. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

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    that's a HUGE difference between screen brightness --- does the MacBook really have that much of a brighter screen?
     
  10. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the pics, that'll shed a little light on the 12" PB to 17" MBP transition...
     
  11. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, I didn't fully adjust the brightness to max on my MacBook Pro. I'll do that now and take a comparision shot.
     
  12. Josias macrumors 68000

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    sweet. I hope someone soon will take comparison shots of white MB and the two sizes MBP...:D
     
  13. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Both at max brightness setting. Picture kinda sucks since it's dark in here, but it will do.

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  14. Pancake macrumors regular

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    I was going to say how greedy you were with a MBP and a MB but then I reread your post and it says the MacBook is for your brother. :)

    The screens look great on both.
     
  15. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Amazing how well the brightness of the macbook can compete with a 17'' mbp. Amazing. :)
     
  16. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    The brightness of the computer goes up/down depending on whether you have it plugged in or not. Plugged>brighter.

    Its quite nice, the display i mean.

    And i also like the white box for the Black macbook. I think if you ordered a white one, the box would maybe be black? Maybe not, since the macbook boxes are already black. Apple is all about contrast. The white computers when everyone had a black one, then the black computers when everyone has a silver/white one. Genius.
     
  17. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    i noticed that the borders of the macbook top and the display itself is kinda thick compared to the mbp. a little annoyance, but to me it's still annoying. for apple it's still possible to have a smaller macbook and still have 13 inch display
     
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    I agree. That looks awesome!

    I'm surprised by how close in size the two computers are, considering a difference of 4".

    Apple could definitely make the MB smaller.
     
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    Just like the retired PowerbookG3
     
  20. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I really liked the white... I always thought the black would just be an Apple logo'ed (is that right) computer that had a PC look to it...

    That is until I was at the Apple store oh man... That black its fantastic... I never thought I would like it that much. I really thought that a black Nano Ipod like paint job would be so much better but I was so wrong...
     
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    Ah, the Mac that saved the world.
     
  22. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Of course it is all about contrast because that is how most artists/web designers work and that is what apple goes for a creative looking product with stark contrasts. That should be every computer makers goal but the only one that does it is apple and I have to say I love my MacBook Pro 17'' and I think alot more people would buy them if they could only see how comfortable the keyboard distance is when you are sitting down.
     
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    I have to agree Apple's computers are amazing... everyone they have seems some out like your looking at a rare phenomenom... not because u rarely seem them but because they have that unbelievable feeling to them... like "that sleek looking thing is acctually a computer... I didn't even think they could make a computer look like that"
     
  24. slffl macrumors 65816

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    I'm waiting to get a 17" MBP as soon as it can open the same angle as my 17" PB. Do you have a pic comparing how far the screens can open on the two?
     
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    I don't get it, where's the picture? :confused: :(
     

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