MacBook or Macbook pro?

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

  1. dionysaki macrumors newbie

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    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

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    mainly its gonna be the dedicated graphics card...
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    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

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

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    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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