macbook pro core duo for macbook core2duo

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim2006, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    I currently have a MBP core duo. I just bought a MB core2duo. one will go to another family member the other will be my computer. which to keep
  2. islandman macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    Regardless of what you do, unless your family member is REALLY important to you, I'd give them the Core Duo, and keep the C2D. It's still a great gift. Sounds selfish I know, but oh well. :)
  3. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
    I don't think you understood the OP. The Core Duo is a MacBook "Pro" the Core2Duo is a MacBook. I say keep the MBP
  4. S2NINJA macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2006
    assuming you have no issues with either laptop,

    why would u trade a honda (mb) w/ an acura (mbp)?

    keep the macbook pro.
  5. Chosenbydestiny macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Give them a fruit basket and keep both. Okay, two fruit baskets.
  6. djstarrock macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2006
    UK, Scotland, Glasgow
    The mbp CD is sopposed to be slower than mb C2D. I would choose the Mb
  7. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    He does graphics if that's 3d graphics stuff then i say the mbp...keep it.
  8. interlaced macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
    I think he said that he does "not" do graphics work. He might not need the power of the MBP. Nonetheless, I believe the CD MBP is better than the MB. But that's just me.
  9. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
  10. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    MB performance

    still undecided. benchmarks seem better on MB c2d than MBP CD. Also 1.5 hour battery on MBP vs 3.5 on MB. I will try to refind the link
  11. Temujin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    1.5 hour of battery life seems really low. I get 3.5 - 4 hours on my 1.83 MBP.

    Did you calibrate your battery?
  12. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    I can easily stretch it to 4 hours on my MacBook Pro, not sure where you get your battery times from :confused:
  13. kalun macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
    Well, MB C2D maybe better than MBP CD in SOME aspect, however, any gaming you do, the GPU is going to help alot. By the way, I think MBP is going to run windows Vista better than the MB...
  14. taliz macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Just keep the one you like best, eh?
    (I'd keep the mbp since it has a larger screen, nicer casing, a good gfx etc. the c2d wont do much of a difference in the mb if you're just a "normal" user anyways)
  15. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    Stick with the MBP. Even if it has Core 1 its still a better machine than a MB. But really its up to you :)
  16. KipCoon macrumors regular


    Aug 23, 2000
    Honestly, I'd keep the MBP. If you're not doing hardcore stuff, that larger screen and nicer housing is just appealing, and you do have dedicated graphics card for the later OS's that may be more intense in visuals (just a thought?)

    But if you're wanting portability, the MB c2d hands down, smaller, easier to carry around, and it does have the newer processor, 64bit, and the wireless N card, granted its not activated... But sooooon!:D
  17. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    I am going to go against the crowd here and suggest you keep the MB core2duo. Why?

    It's smaller and more portable (the body is smaller, weighs less and also the adapter is small and weighs less too)
    the display while not as bright also doesn't have the infamous grain. It's evenly illuminated and has smooth solid colors.
    Wireless reception is much better (I get a list of 15 networks on the macbook and only got 5 on the mBPs I had)
    battery life is better (I would get around 2.5 hours of normal use with the MBP and I easily get 3.5 with my macbook with the same average use). Of course this depends on your use, but the macbook has better battery life regardless.
    the latchless display is simly a stroke of genius. The MBP will get that eventually.
    Hard drive is easily changed by the user (again, the MBP will have that in the future)
    the LCD can be tilted back slightly more than the MBP, which means you can actually use it in your lap and still get an optimum viewing angle. With the MBP, I was constantly trying to adjust when it was in my lap and it was almost impossible unless I slouched and let my knees collapse so that I was laying back on the chair and the MBP was lower in the back than the front. Ridiculous. The macbook gives you JUST enough tilt to allow a good angle.
  18. blahbrah macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
    the other thing is that if I remember correctly unless you've got the 17" mbp you've got a dual layer burner in the c2d mb which means you can use those fancy expensive as hell DVD-Rs.

    Also keep in mind the mb should have more ram than the mbp even though it looses a little for the integrated graphics card.
  19. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    My fear is 32 bit will not be support in the future. I have an opportunity to switch to a 64 bit machine. Its kinda like everyone said buy a ppc the transition will take a long time, it was over fast. while apple still supports ppc I am not looking to buy one now or 6mts ago. the question is futureproofing which will be supported longer? How inportant is 64 bit
  20. interlaced macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
    Okay so I just had this dilemma as well and am choosing the MB over the MBP. I am in love with this freaking lil thing. It's awesome. I'd go for the Macbook, but that's just me. :D

    Btw, wow, disregard my last comment a few posts above. :p
  21. Romulus macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2006
    The MBP CD is actually slower than MB C2D if you look at the macworld and other performance tests. The only reason to keep the MBP is if you do extensive 3D work, or need a larger screen. For 2D work the MB C2D is actually faster. Also, for a larger scrreen, you can get a 19" display for less than $200 nowadays and have the benefit of two screens to work on.

    I would keep the MB...
  22. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
  23. tolive macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Definitely keep the MBP, you only lose about 15% processor speed which you wouldn't notice most of time, but you get all other important thing.

  24. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    the MB glossy screen seems a lot brighter than the MBP matte

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