Macbook choice

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Foxile, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Foxile macrumors regular

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    Sorry if it's a n00b question, but I'm trying to decide between the 2.4Ghz 13.3" Macbook and the 2.26Ghz 13.3" MacBook Pro.

    Am I right in saying that aprt from the obvious differences ( smaller hard drive on the Pro and faster CPU on the MacBook ), then only difference of note is the lack of a Firewire port on the MacBook ??

    They'll both be unibody models, I assume ?
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    i'd go for the macbook, you wouldnt tell the difference in cpu speeds
    and yes the macbook loses a firewire socket
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

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    In addition to the missing Firewire port ...

    The white MB does not have the following (which the MBP does)

    SD card slot
    Physical battery level indicator
    Backlit keyboard (actually, I'm not totally sure on this - and I'm too lazy to check)

    ft
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    If you're talking about the current generation, no, the MacBook is not unibody.

    http://www.apple.com/mac/whichmacbook/compare.html

    That's correct. The MacBook doesn't have a backlit keyboard. I think they're overrated anyway.
     
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  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I just noticed that and was coming back to correct myself. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  7. Foxile thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies.

    As the price difference is minimal and I'd much prefer the Alu model, I'll go for the Pro.

    Thanks again :)
     
  8. waynechriss macrumors regular

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    Go Pro. Love the specs of the new unibody macbook but the pro will last you longer in the long run.
     
  9. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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  11. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Ahhh. I did not know that. Thanks!
     
  12. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    I'd wait 4 months.
    Or buy a aluminum unibody macbook. You can find them used on ebay for cheap. I am trying to get rid of one even.
     

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