macbook vs macbook pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tim2006, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. return ultimate macbook for new macbook pro

    18 vote(s)
    62.1%
  2. keep macbook

    11 vote(s)
    37.9%
  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I am typying on a black macbook ultimate. As stated in a previous post I returned a 15 macbook pro due to a bad logic board and picked up the macbook. Don't know what to do, return the macbook and get a new macbook pro with a good logic board. I dont do any graphic intensive work but like the pro and bigger screen. am I be silly.
     
  2. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you be silly. You have no need at all for the MBP and you're just lusting. You have to fight it, but 80 percent of MR members succumb to this disease
     
  3. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    if you got the money go for the best of the best ;) :)
    Unless you like the better battery life of the MacBook over the MBP

    EDIT:
    ^^ Haha I guess im diseased... lol ^^
     
  4. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Being silly! You had it, then you returned it (it had a bad logic board, but they would've repaired it) and bought a MB and now you want a MBP again.

    I would say, if you REALLY want the MBP, then get it. You'll just probably be thinking about it the whole time while using a MB (..or maybe not). However, we better not see a new thread a few weeks later saying that you bought a MBP but now think a MB is a better choice! :p
     
  5. BAspecialCake macrumors member

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    If it's worth the extra money get it...

    Personally right now it's not.
     
  6. risc macrumors 68030

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    It seems pretty obvious which machine you want, why do you even need to ask here? Go get your MacBook Pro. :)
     
  7. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Trust me, so am I. I don't need anything better, but I constantly am checking reviews and reviewing my bank account weighing my options. It's a plague
     
  8. wako macrumors 65816

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    DONT RETURN IT! You have a one of a kind mac notebook! ;)
     
  9. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    Wow is there such of a machine MacBook Pro Ultimate? First time I've heard about it...:rolleyes:
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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  11. Jamesw macrumors member

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    No, its a BLACK MacBook Pro Ultimate! Its so rare, how much did that set you back? Couple million?
     
  12. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Why did you decide to switch in the first place?

    And now you want to switch back? :confused:

    This is lunacy. Make up your damn mind and stick with it.
     
  13. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    I'd sayit depends on the type of environment you will be using the laptop in. I am in college and I have an iMac G5 and I bought a MacBook Pro this spring. I love my MacBook Pro, but I must admit I was jealous when the new MacBooks came out. True, there are people that will point out that there are not many technological differences between the two machines. While this is true on the surface, the differences that are there do make a large difference between the performance of the machines. For me, having the dedicated video card makes the MacBook Pro worth the extra money. Plus the larger screen and the ****ing sweet back-lit keyboard.

    And what I meant by environment...I kind of wish the MacBook Pro was as durable as the MacBook. Lets face it: the MacBook Pro was meant to be used in an environment where it is relatively safe from harm. The MacBook, on the other hand, can take a bit of a beating.
     
  14. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    As far as the "being able to take a beating" factor of the MacBook Pro, I wonder if this will still be true when they update? I was set on getting a MacBook but now I really like the 15" screen + backlit keyboard of the MacBook Pro. I too am a college student. Thoughts?
     
  15. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    Well, just some further insight into my situation. I live off campus in my college town, so my house usually has people over on the weekend for drinks before we go to the bars. I always put my MacBook Pro away (stored on the top shelf of our living room library) so that nothing happens to it. I keep it stored in a case when transporting it around campus (or wherever I take it when I want to use it outside the house). It seems to me that with the MacBook, you wouldn't have to take some of the precautions I use in order to keep my MacBook Pro looking new and keeping it from internal/external damage. I had a PowerBook G4 before this, and it was essentially the same struggle. Just some thoughts for you.
     
  16. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    I think of this and look at the MacBook, but then I take another look at that backlit-keyboard....sweet damn that is almost a tie breaker alone....
     

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