I think I set my mind on a MacBook Pro, does my logic make sense?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by M. Malone, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    so I have always planned on getting a MacBook to replace my 12" PowerBook, I need a portable machine, with the configurations that I want, 2 gigs ram, max hard drive, the price difference between the MacBook and the MacBook Pro 2.13 is still well within my budget for a laptop, I really do not need the better video card on the MBP cause I have an iMac with the 256 card, the advantage the MacBook has over the MBP to me is the size, but everyone here says the MBP is way way better in terms of quality, and is more solid:

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    I have had my PowerBook for quite sometime with no problems what so ever, and I take it with me everywhere I go, everyday. I feel like the MacBook doesn't have that kind of build quality. Some help from the knowledgeable people here would be great.

    thanks :)
  2. amiga macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2006
    I always think it makes sence to get the best computer you can afford, Desktop or laptop so if you can go with the MBP with out leaving a hole in your pocket I'd go for it... IT ought to have a longer life... Higher spec woun't be out dated as quickly :)
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    you should get what you want, not what other people say is good. if you have tried both of them (which you should, if possible) and you like the macbook more, get it.

    that said, it is important to reiterate (because it's not said enough here :p) that you should wait until next week after the WWDC to see what new products and upgrades will be released (if any).
  4. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    As for build quality... a company, especially Apple wouldn't sell products with poor build quality... I mean sure the MBP probably is a bit better but the MacBook's build quality I believe shouldn't be a turn off.
  5. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    wait till after wwdc to see if apple releases a macbook pro update ... chances are good that they will.
  6. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006

    I know, they would never sell computers that whine, get really hot, or discolor.

    OK just joking, and they are being fixed.

    My $0.02:

    I am in a similar situation, I want a new laptop to replace my failing laptop. And I have decided to get a MBP (as soon as Merom makes her appearance).

    I want to get the most abng possible as I hope this will last me through grad school (4, 5, or [god help me] 6 years). In addition to the higher hardware offerings (which aren't really that much better)on the MBP I really don't like the way the MB looks. To me, it looks cheap and I can't handle the glossy screen.

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