2.16GHz Core Duo MBP vs. 2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo MB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Moo00, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Moo00 macrumors newbie

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    The title says it pretty much. Both are refurbished.

    Are the benefits to having a MBP versus MB that much better than getting the Core 2 Duo processor? Is the Core 2 Duo processor that much faster that the .16 Ghz difference is negilible?

    Does the MB light up from the keyboard? Does it come with a remote too?

    The Core 2 duo one is about 1099 versus the 1499 for the MBP.
     
  2. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    The MacBook does come with a remote, but it doesn't have a backlit keyboard like the MBP.

    I'd probably say go with the MacBook as it's a C2D but what will you primarily be doing with your laptop?
     
  3. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the exact same situation. I'd say go along to an Apple Store and try them both out, the MBP CD may be a bit harder to test though.

    In my experience, the .16 extra is hardly noticable, but the screen size is. That's the only reason I'm looking at a MBP over a MB; a 15" screen is the ideal size for me.

    But yeah, seriously consider what you'll be using your machine for and then make your decision based on that.
     
  4. Jarcrew macrumors 6502

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    It's probably also worth noting that the C2DMB has something else that the CDMBP doesn't - 802.11n.
     
  5. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    MBP has an ExpressCard slot though. :p
     
  6. Jarcrew macrumors 6502

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    Didn't you know, though? Using 3rd party stuff means your Mac can fall victim to PWNZORH4X, as demonstrated by Maynor and Elch in that extremely scientific video they made.
     
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  8. kolax macrumors G3

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    Macbook and MacBook Pro's both come with remotes. Only the MBP's keyboard lights up.

    The MacBook Pro also has a dedicated graphics card - perfect if you are going to play games or do some extreme video/photo editting.

    MBP has a 15.4" screen as opposed to 13.3". Extra 2" provide higher resolution - fit more on your screen etc.

    Depends what you want out of a computer. Both the MB and MBP are Core 2 Duo's now and both have "N" wireless networking (5x speed of b/g, twice the range).
     
  9. Moo00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah I wonder if the faster processor on thecore 2 duo is really that much better than the having a better video card.

    I was planning on using the laptop for computer games mostly. Nice, I guess I like having the dimming keyboard thing but I like the idea of having a bigger monitor more.

    I'm wondering if the core2 duo is less heat intensive so the computer doesn't run hot.
     
  10. zign macrumors 6502

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    If you are going to use it for games then get the MBP. It will be faster (much faster) for anything 3d.
    I don't think you will have problems with heat, but you can return if you are not happy (playing games with mbp on your lap will make you feel uncomfortable :) ).
    You will have the whine.
     

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