Has anyone upgraded from a WhiteBook to a 15" UMBP?

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    I plan to do that even just for the larger screen and awesome aesthetics. Just curious if anyone notices any speed/performance differences.
     
  2. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I haven't done that, but you will definitely notice a speed difference!
    What are the specs of your MacBook and which 15" MacBook Pro were you going to get?
     
  3. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The MacBook is a base Santa Rosa, and the MBP is this one.

    I'm excited :)
     
  4. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I'm sorry, I don't know the specs of the Santa Rosa MB.
    Like, how many GHz's is the processor? Ram?
     
  5. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    80gb HDD, 1 GB RAM, 2.0GHz processor.

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB31.008E.B02
    SMC Version: 1.24f2
    Serial Number: W8752CBHZ62
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
     
  6. iParis macrumors 68040

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    WOW. You will notice a HUGE increase in speed, performance, and stability.
    I recommend not hesitating to get the MBP.:)
     
  7. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet :cool::cool:

    Which brings me to my next question. Why did they shorten "Command" to "Cmd"?
     

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  8. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I'm not to sure.
    Maybe they shortened the key.
    Can you post a pic of a previous keyboard on an Apple laptop that has the full "command?"
    Surely you won't skip out on a MBP just because it says "cmd" as oppose to "command."
     
  9. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Woah, weird, mine is "normal", like it has the full word "command" on the bottom of the key, and the symbol on the top right.
     
  10. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh god no. I'd buy it if the key said "ur money belong to applez".

    [​IMG]
     
  11. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Strange.
    I just checked Apple's site and it displays it as a the full thing.
    Where did you find that picture where it just says "cmd?"
     

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  12. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right here:

    That's weird. Maybe the "cmd" ones were a mistake down at the site's graphic design department?
     

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  13. eddietr macrumors 6502a

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    Huh, "ctrl" is also abbreviated in that picture. Weird.
     
  14. iParis macrumors 68040

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    OH! I know what it is.
    I think on all the 13.3" MacBooks and the 15" MacBook Pro is says "cmd" and on the 17" MacBook Pro it says "command."

    From http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/features-17inch.html ...
     

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  15. Crown macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded from a white macbook to a new 2.53 unibody MBP. HUGE difference in performance and overall fit and finish. The new multi touch features on the unibody are reason enough to upgrade IMO. Enabling the "tap to click" preference makes the UI so smooth and effortless. The screen in leaps and bounds better than the white macbook's. When I use my old macbook, it feels like a toy compared to my new MBP. I would recommend the upgrade to anyone.
     
  16. eddietr macrumors 6502a

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    My wife's Unibody MB (which I just checked) says "Command" and "Control".

    So does my MBA.
     
  17. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Wtf. Someone totally messed up when designing the pics for the Apple website.
     
  18. eddietr macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's the non-US keyboards?
     
  19. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Possibly.
    Although, everything else looks like it belongs to the US.
    Is there a separate Apple site for other countries, other than the online Apple Store?
     
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    bingo
     
  21. mackpro macrumors member

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    I cant agree with you more. I upgraded from a 2.4ghz penryn whitebook to a 2.4ghz Uni MBP. Upgraded originally to work in Final Cut Pro, and realized the trackpad was reason enough to upgrade.
     
  22. tcmacintosh macrumors regular

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    I also upgraded from the 2.4ghz penryn white book to 2.4ghz unibody MBP and speed wise its roughly the same but graphic intensive apps work so much better and it just feels nicer than cheap plastic. Also the 15" screen seems so much better compared to the macbook, looking back at my old macbook the screen looks too small.
     

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