Just realized..Macbook aluminum

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    I just realized that the aluminum macbooks of 2008 are not sold anymore and that the macbook line is still of the plastic generation with an upgrade on graphics card (same one that is on the 2008 ones) and that now all the aluminum kinds are all macbook pro?


    What are the differences then between the 2008 aluminum MB and the aluminum MBP?
     
  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes. I got one of them while they were still branded MacBooks. :)
     
  4. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    And the new 13" MBP has an SD card slot, for what that's worth. Also it has backlit keyboard standard instead of optional, and the cpu speed is slightly faster - instead of 2.0 or 2.4GHz there's a choice of 2.26 or 2.53GHz.
     
  5. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So the MB of 2008 are the MBP of 2009 but without the extra ports and expansions?
     
  6. Takuta-Nui macrumors regular

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    And a 7-hour rated battery instead of 5. But none of that compares to the fact that one possesses a Collector's Edition MacBook Aluminum. =D
     
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Just a name. Nothing more. They put firewire back and added a SD slot.
     
  8. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmmmmm...never saw it like that...
     
  9. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    I believe the 13" MBP has a better screen than the 13" uMB
     
  10. SteveMobs macrumors 6502

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    We are the only ones to own the Alu. MB, a funny way to look at it, the keepers of the flame!
     
  11. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Really? You JUST realized that. Anyway, to put it in a nutshell, everyone who purchased an aluminum MB was completely pissed when they made the 13" a MBP.
     
  12. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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    i wasn't pissed one bit.
     
  13. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    The 13" MacBook Pros replaced the limited edition, unibody MacBook. To make it a MacBook Pro, they added several things to increase the quality of the machine. Most notably:

    A nicer, brighter LED screen.
    Added a FireWire 800 port
    Added a backlit keyboard
    Added an SD card slot
    Added a battery that lasts up to 7 hours per day
    Increased the speed of the processor
     
  14. gavin83209 macrumors regular

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    As I remember, they added an SD card slot, a 7 hour non-removable battery, a better quality display, added FireWire 800, merged the audio in with the audio out to make a single hybrid port, lowered the price $100, enhanced the processor, added keyboard backlighting as standard and added the word "Pro."
     
  15. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I feel like I was duped. I feel like I should call Apple and see if they can make a swap?
     
  16. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I think I have the same processor and I do have a back lit keyboard don't have 7 hours per day battery life, Firewire, or an SD Card slot.
     
  17. jmann macrumors 604

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    I wasn't pissed. It's not like any of those thing are really noticeable on a day-to-day basis. I love my Alum MB. :)
     
  18. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You have a point there...i only noticed them when I was browsing the apple Store. But, now that I know, it would be great to have a firewire to make backing up faster. and I wouldn't have minded saving money.
     
  19. matthewscott661 macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't pissed either. I got mine AFTER they were discontinued because they went on clearance.
     
  20. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    I wasn't pissed. Nothing they added makes a big difference to me. If the 13" MBP had been around last November I would have chosen it, but in two years I'll buy an Arrandale-based Mac laptop (or whatever the follow-up to Arrandale is), and life marches on. In the meantime my unibody MB will do just fine.
     
  21. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    That is very presumptuous.

    Those that bought the uMB filled their bill just fine.
    Those that did not becuase it did not.

    But a lot of customers needed FW, it likely hurt sales, so Apple make the MBP13

    In fact, latest laptop sales figures for Apple show a 8% jump since July (when the MBP13 was released)
     

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