MB or MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by w_parietti22, May 16, 2006.

  1. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Ahhhh!!! I can't decide!!!!

    Should I get:

    Black MacBook:
    Subtotal $1,489.00

    Specifications

    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512
    80GB Serial ATA drive @5400rpm
    MacBook 13.3-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth
    Integrated Graphics

    or:

    15.4" MacBook Pro
    $1,799

    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    512MB 667 DDR2 - 1 SO-DIMM
    80GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display/Glossy Widescreen Display
    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth
    Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    15.4-inch TFT Display
    Graphics: X1600 128mbs
     
  2. w_parietti22 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    hmmm... I was just looking over this and its pretty obvious to me now. The MacBook has basically the same specs (+more ram, - graphics and 2" on the screen) and that I can buy an new external display if I need the extra space. for the money that I'm saving.
     
  3. Peyton macrumors 68000

    Peyton

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    Get what you are happy with, but I think MBPs are so much better looking!

    I can't wait to see the gloss/matte screens side by side so I can decide on what I want.

    (this coming from a future 17incher...) but anyway, if you don't like the gloss, the choice is clear. good luck and enjoy :)
     
  4. sk1985 macrumors regular

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    If you really need the extra screen real-estate and the added GPU power. Then get the MBP. Don't expect to do much intense video or photo editing with the MB. I'd personally get the MBP (thats from the fact I've been starting to play more games on my laptop and the 15 inch screen is nice).
     
  5. xPismo macrumors 6502a

    xPismo

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    Pro. All the way.

    GPU, larger, metal case (for cooling)... and with Bootcamp: welcome to the world of games games games! Is the worth the $300 difference? I sure think so, at least for me.
     
  6. w_parietti22 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok, Now im leaning toward the MBP. (again)

    If only someone would buy my 17" NEC...

    hint hint. ;) check the sig.
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    w_parietti22, have you seen both in person?

    I think everyone who can, should do so before deciding on how to spend $1-2K. :shrug: It might make your decision easier, too. :p
     
  8. w_parietti22 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have seen the MBP in person but not the MB yet. I probably wont be able to until this weekend. :(
     

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