Is the new Macbook the 13" MBP killer?

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  1. dooyou macrumors regular

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    Since a few weeks, I want to buy a 13" macbook pro. But now they had released a new macbook with no differences in compare to the 13" mbp. Okay one is plastic and the other one has the great unibody case.

    but is it worth? Also no matte screen that I was hoping for.
     
  2. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm buying my mom the new white plastic unibody Macbook. It's quite lovely looking.
     
  3. 1creator macrumors member

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    I'd like to know to. I just ordered a MBP yesterday with 2.26GHz, 4GB ram, and 160 GB hard drive.

    Wondering if I should return it and get the MB or see if there will be a price/spec change in the MBP.
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    No FireWire
     
  5. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Or SD cardslot or better display.

    I'll take the MBP for the few bucks more.
     
  6. dooyou thread starter macrumors regular

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    200 $ for firewire?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Features the MBP 13" has that the MacBook doesn't:
    • Aluminum unibody
    • Smaller in every dimension and lighter
    • Supports up to twice the RAM (8GB)
    • Firewire 800 port
    • Backlit keyboard
    • SD card slot
    • Infrared, for use with Apple Remote
    • Optional faster processor
    • Twice as many options for hard drive, including SSD
    • Better heat dissipation through aluminum vs plastic
    • No risk of palm rest cracking or yellowing

    http://www.apple.com/mac/whichmacbook/compare.html
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    It doesn't have FireWire. It kills nothing but itself.
     
  9. 1creator macrumors member

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    Alrighty then, I think i'll stick to my order. it gets here on Friday! My first mac!!!! I'm really excited!
     
  10. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Your all haters. The new MacBook easily beast the 13" Pro.
     
  11. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    How so?
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In what way, besides price? You get what you pay for.
     
  13. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    my all haters? I don't have any all haters...
     
  14. 1creator macrumors member

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    So they dropped the price by 100 dollars for the MBP. My MBP just shipped. How do i get the difference in price?
     
  15. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Not that I would personally buy it, but I'd say it's an excellent Mac if you don't need FireWire. And honestly, given the amount of people I've talked to, with Macs OR PCs, who have no idea what "a FireWire" is, I don't see it as being a big deal for them. The slight redesign is nice.

    --

    They're still polycarb. I wonder if cracking will still be an issue? No issues ever on my iBook, but I've seen many a cracked MB.
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I agree that the MacBook is a good notebook, but it doesn't "beat the MacBook Pro" in any respect, except price. Firewire 800 is a MUCH faster connection than USB, which comes in handy when transferring large amounts of data to external hard drives. If you don't need it, or any of the other advantages of the MBP, then the MacBook makes a good choice.
     
  17. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I don't see a price drop??
     
  18. Royal16 macrumors newbie

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    Its $999 and does everything a 13" MBP does with the exception of firewire. But do you really use firewire that often?
     
  19. iAppTime macrumors newbie

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    The new plastic MacBook also has a backlit keyboard
     
  20. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Love my SD cardslot & lit keyboard. ;)

    What's up with the 4GB RAM limit in MB's?
     
  21. 1creator macrumors member

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  22. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Personally will never trust that plastic stuff again.
     
  23. plinden macrumors 68040

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    You don't see the irony of this? You're as concerned with what people think as those who buy the (better equipped) 13" Pro just because it's a Pro. Actually, probably more so since you'd be getting less for your money just to make a point.
     
  24. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Umm, no, it doesn't - sorry.
     
  25. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The "douche bags" who got the 13" MBP got it for things like the glass trackpad, the lack of plastic that cracked and yellowed, the lack of a quality display, lighted keys... need I say more?
     

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