For The Money Is The Macbook More Of A 'Pro' Machine Than The 13" Macbook Pro?

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  1. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Considering the recent update of the Macbook lineup I would say for the money the Macbook is more Pro than the bottom entry MBP. So with this in mind are we ever really going to see the 13" MBP become a 'pro' machine in line with the 15" bad boys? :confused:
     
  2. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    the 13-inch MBP will most likely ALWAYS be exactly the same as the regular MacBook but with better aesthetics (including a backlit keyboard) and more ram.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nope. The 13" models (MB + MBP) are going to stay niceboys for a while.
     
  4. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    Wow. The 'pro' label is to get people to think it is sooo good because it is 'pro'. Wow... it is a marketing term. MacBook is targeted at regular people. 'pro' is targeted to workplaces. 'air' is targeted to frequent travlers. Take a marketing class and you might understand this better. They are all the same thing... just targeted at different people!
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    This is nothing new either. Apple has always charged a premium for certain aesthetics. Remember the Black MacBook? Same specs as the white one, but $200 more because of the color. Everyone knew this, and people bought it anyway.

    Some people like the added aesthetics and are willing to pay for it. Let them!
     
  6. hypermog macrumors regular

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    Hay guise this says POWERbook on the front is that bettar then macbook PRO??
     
  7. cyclical macrumors regular

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    You had me at "green ball"
     
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    that green ball is definitely better then the glass trackpad.
     
  9. hkishanraj macrumors newbie

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    so which one would b a better choice.... the new 13" MB or the 13" MBP ????
    m so confused and will apple b updating the lo-line 13"MBP soon during the wwdc??
     
  10. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    The macbook lacks firewire; that's the one reason I'd never buy one.

    Damn you Apple, and your upselling.
     
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  12. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    MacBook Pro is the better choice! I would die without FireWire, my SD Card Slot, my Illuminated Keys and my hard Aluminum Casing that never breaks!
     
  13. hkishanraj macrumors newbie

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    when do u think apple will update their mbp 13 inches?
     
  14. sakanagai macrumors member

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    I dunno, around last month or so. Not a major update, but I don't see them introducing a new SKU so soon after last month's refresh.
     
  15. hkishanraj macrumors newbie

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    so there is no chance they will 'refresh' the MBP models soon during the wwdc which is on early june??
     
  16. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    nope
     
  17. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i'd say you have a better chance of seeing Jesus... :p
     
  18. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    probably around the time the 15" and 17" models are updated
     
  19. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    That isn't funny, but very insulting.
     
  20. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    +1. Kinda of sad....=(
     
  21. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    How is that insulting?
     
  22. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Overzealous religious person who doesn't like banter related to christianity?

    I wouldn't know otherwise, but I'll leave it at that because religious debates never end well.
     
  23. hypermog macrumors regular

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    Damnit, this is the response I was hoping for, looks like someone out-trolled me :confused:
     
  24. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see you future-proofed. :D
     
  25. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    OMG!! Shambo, these threads are just sad. you claim to be so happy with your 15" but I have learned that people that put others down all the time really feel awful about themselves. Putting others down makes them feel better somehow.

    I think you secretly dream about having a 13" MBP but feel doing so would completely compromise everything you think you stand for. I think those feelings scare you and you take it out on the very one you love......the 13"MBP.
     

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