MacBook or Macbook pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dionysaki, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. dionysaki macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2008
    So, I'm torn between a MBook or a MBook Pro as my next machine. I currently have a 2.4Ghz, 2GB SDRAM MacBook, which has served me decently over the last 18 months, but I need to give mine to my mother and get another machine. My only complaint is that when I run statistical analysis software in Parallels with XP, I get really slow performance and even lock up sometimes. So, would it be worth my time to get a 2.5Ghz, 4GD SDRAM MBook Pro? Or would I not see a damn difference b/w that and my current configuration. Other than that, what else would I expect from a Pro except the aluminum case?

    Thanks so much!
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    mainly its gonna be the dedicated graphics card...
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Not trying to shut you down... but there are a lot of threads on this already

    You can use MRoogle to search and you will probably find tons of information that you will find helpful.

    Just a thought

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. Mr. B macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2005
    also running bootcamp will increase the speed and usually stability of whatever windows programs you are working in and on.
  5. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    If 2 GBs of RAM wasn't good enough for the software you were running with the virtual machine I would get 4 GBs with whatever machine you get. Just don't buy the RAM from Apple! Buy it from a third party and install it yourself. Much cheaper.

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