1599 Macbook vs 1999 Macbook Pro Buying my first mac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ant7783, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. ant7783 macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    Is there a real big difference between the top line macbook vs the low end macbook pro on the new models

    As of right now I am using my PC for photoshop and basic everyday computer use. I may in the future want to do some video editing.

    I am finally making the switch to a mac and am looking for any insight on which way I should go.
  2. Vulcan macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Go for the $1299 model. It's much better value.
  4. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    Better video card (actually, 2 of them), firewire, bigger display. The RAM and HDD are not a big deal because you can always update those as you need them. You have to ask yourself if FW and a bigger display with better graphics is worth another $400. (Not to mention the faster CPU.)
  5. ant7783 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    I was also thinking about the 1299 model, basically I lose out on 90 gb of hard drive space, processor speed and backlight keys, when comparing the 2 macbook models.

    Will I have any problems running photoshop on the 1299 model

    My only real other concern is the difference between the 13.3 screen size as opposed to the 15.4 screen size on the pro models, who those that have used both sizes does the size difference really make a big difference
  6. killianb macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2008
    I've previously had a MacBook and am now using a MacBook Pro. The screen size is much better, for everything. You can't beat having a big screen. However, I do miss the 13.3" when I'm taking it around. I know it's only 2 inches but the MacBook was much better for portability.

    I don't think you've have a problem using Photoshop on either model. I used Photoshop on the white MacBook and had no problems.

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