I'm still troubling myslef with decisions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by briantology, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. briantology macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    I'm going to try to keep this simple, as that is what I want to attain. I bought a mac pro with the original intentions of future serious video editing and previous PowerMac G5 experience. Now that I'm through my first semester of college, I have realized that I most likely won't be doing serious video editing and that a Mac Pro, display, keyboard, etc. takes up way too much room in the dorm and it is also very unconvenient for transporting home. I also have developed what it seems like early symptoms of carpal tunnel (due to my desk, Apple keyboard, and wrist position. Though I got a slim keyboard and a chair with arm rests which has helped, but I'm still too cramped). So now I'm considering selling my setup and getting a MacBook or MBP. Past that, I don't know which I'd get, MB or MBP. I like the MB keyboard better, but I prefer the 15" matte MBP screen. I just want to keep it simple, but I don't know if I can let go of my Mac Pro... Any suggestions?
  2. mick4394 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2006
    Flyover country
    If you really have a carpal tunnel problem, it would make sense to purchase the one with the keyboard you prefer. Don't you think?
  3. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    I've been considering upgrading my PowerBook 12" 1.33GHz for the past couple of months and have been looking at both the MB and the MBP. I do like the MBs sleek styling, its size is close to my PB 12" and its attractive pricing, but I'm concerned I will miss not having advanced 3D graphics. So I'm probably going to end up going with a MBP 15" with the most features I can afford.

    You can try writing down all the features important to you, sort them from most to least important, then compare this to both the MB and MBP and see which one is the better fit for you.

    Also, you want to take care of your carpal tunnel right away. Perhaps even purchasing an ergonomically correct keyboard to use for a while. No notebook computer (that I am aware of) has an ergonomically correct keyboard.

    A few years back I had a problem with carpal tunnel and had to wear a wrist brace and pay close attention to my posture for almost six months before it went away. I still keep an eye on my posture when typing and I take frequent breaks so it doesn't come back.

    Good Luck! :)

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