13" macbook pro? really?

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  1. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    I just recently heard that Apple released a 13' macbook pro.

    How is it any different from the previous alu macbook?

    The only difference i can see is faster processor.

    What am i missing?
     
  2. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Far better LED backlit display
    Firewire 800
    Better battery (up to 7 hours)
    SD Card slot
    Combined audio in/out
    Backlit keyboard
     
  3. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    And the real kicker: they dropped the price when it turned Pro, so those of us who got the original one got less and paid more. Oh well, that's Apple for you (or any tech company really) and I wouldn't trade my aluminum MacBook for anything (well, I would for a new 13" MacBook Pro in a heartbeat);)
     
  4. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, Firewire and backlit keyboard. Awesome

    SD card slot? meh! A waste me thinks.
     
  5. Vashed555 macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't say "Far Better"

    This whole foolishness about seeing lines in displays because of incorrect dithering when viewing your consumer notebook from a 175deg angle is just insane. lol
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Recently heard?

    They "launched" the 13" Pro like >4 months ago or so :eek::eek:
     
  7. Vashed555 macrumors newbie

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    ^^ Yeah, that too. lol
     
  8. SXR macrumors 6502a

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    Im in the market for a MacBook Pro soon, awesome machine!!
    Great that Apple dropped pricew recently
     
  9. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    I just heard that as well.

    Well, I'm off to try this new fad called jogging. I believe it's jogging or yogging. It might be a soft j. I'm not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild.
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    :D:D:D
     
  11. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    I definitely say FAR better!

    A friend of mine purchased a unibody MacBook one month before the 13" Pro was released so I had the chance to compare both machines (I've got the 13" Pro).

    Honestly I've never heard about any 'lines' in the display and I really don't care about what people believe to see or not to see. I rely on my own perception and we, my friend and myself, both came to the same conclusion and that is that the Pro's display is way better than the MacBook's panel.

    Color, contrast and viewing angle are really superior. Another thing is that the Pro's display is a little brighter.
     
  12. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Well I will upgrade when the quad core macbook pros come out someday.. hopefully next year! : ) 15" quaddie notbook would be rad! : )
     
  13. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    But we also got seven months or so more use from it, and that's nothing to sneeze at. Technology prices always go down over time (or should), so that's not really a big surprise.

    You'll get dual-core Arrandale and like it! :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Hella yah. I am really enjoying mine. Only been a Mac user for 2 months. I am going to keep mine till late next year. Hopefully the quad core macbooks will be out then, then i will grab a pro with a 15" screen.
    :D

    LOL ERIC ahahha nice.
     
  15. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    And once the quad core Macbooks are out, then there will be 8 core iMacs, and you'll all be saying 'I'll just wait until the Macbooks are 8 core before i buy one...' :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    drats.
    I just really hope apple puts blu-ray drives in them someday. :)
     
  17. brendu macrumors 68020

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    hmmm.. that sounds terrible...
     
  18. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it was released in June..

    SD slot
    Firewire
    Backlit in base model
    "Pro" branding
    Better screens

    I love mine.
     
  19. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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  20. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    ahahahaha

    Jogging is great though. I run at least 2 miles a day : ). :)
     
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    I played with one in the Apple store a while ago, yeah it's nice but I still appreciate the extra inches on my Macbook Pro
     
  23. SXR macrumors 6502a

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    you can hook up an external monitor if you're at home or at work.. so thats okay in my opinion.
     
  24. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL yeah.
    I got my macbook earlier this year (April I think) and so stopped looking at new models,etc.

    It's not like I visit apple.com daily or even weekly.
     
  25. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    That's a good strategy. You'll be happier that way. ;)
     

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