Macbook and Macbook Pro AIRPORT..

JMies419

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Hey everyone,

Comparing the macbook and the macbook pro, how is the wireless airport card in each of them? I rely on wireless internet very heavily and it is very important to me to be able to use it. I think I remember hearing stuff about the macbook pro having problems but never really found out exactly what kind of problems it had? :confused:
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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The metal enclosure of the MacBook Pro hinders its ability to pick up reception compared with the plastic enclosure of the regular MacBook. Therefore the MacBook has a larger wireless range. Therefore at any single point on a wireless network, the MacBook will have a higher throughput to the base station compared to the MacBook Pro. The actual difference will most likely be negligible though. :)
 

dsnort

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I wouldn't know how it compares to a MBP, but the range of my MacBook is excellent. It can pick up a signal from my iMac any where in my house, with good strength, at least 60%. And it's a fair size house.