how much size difference between mb and mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bevo, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. bevo macrumors regular

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    There is like a 0.4 kg? difference between the 2 notebooks, but how much bigger is the macbook pro? even though the macbook has a 13" screen, it seems like its almost as big as mbp?

    I'd check one out in person, but I'm living in the boonies and its a 3 hour drive to the closest store with them in stock.
     
  2. primusrocks macrumors newbie

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    If money isnt an issue then i would defiantly go for the MBP. I have one and i cant tell the difference at all. I bring it around with me daily and have never had problems with the weight or size of it.
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    The mbp is slightly larger, but not by much. If you put a macbook on top of a mbp, you'll notice a border all the way around, but it won't be too much larger. The best comparison I can think of is this:

    A macbook is about as long as a legal pad. The mbp is longer, but not much wider (aka, from the palm rest to the back of the display).

    If you are a student who's on the run constantly and don't have a standard backpack, a macbook would be better. However, if you're going to be using a carrying case or a backpack of decent size (I have a good old fashioned Jansport backpack), the mbp and mb will both fit. I use a sleeve for my mbp and slip it into my backpack. No problems getting it in or out.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. g-ram macrumors newbie

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  5. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP is not much bigger than the MB, but it all comes down to how much you're on the run. For me, there is a huge difference. Others might not care. If the laptop is going to be sitting on a desk most of the time, and money is not an issue, then get the MBP. If you travel a lot, then having the smaller laptop could make a big difference. Keep in mind the case you'd be carrying it in. Having the MB lets you use smaller laptop cases. I use the one sold in the apple stores that is just barely big enough for the MB and power adapter, and it is a heck of a lot smaller than my wife's 15" dell case.
     

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