MacBook Pro - Faster, Spacier, Expandable, Cheaper!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by WardC, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Yeah... (I don't post to this section really, but thought I would share this...)

    For $1449 you can get a Certified Apple Refurb 2.2GHz MacBook Pro

    • 15.4" LED Screen 1440x900
    • 2GB RAM (expandable to 4GB)
    • 120GB HD (upgradable)
    • DVD-R/W CDR Superdrive
    • nVidia GeForce 8600M GT (can drive dual-link 30" displays)

    Ports: Power, Audio-in, Audio-Out, dual USB-2.0, ExpressCard32, Dual-Link DVI, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 (umm...about 10 ports)

    so, compare that to the base $1799 MacBook Air. With the MacBook Pro, you are getting ALOT more for your money, a much more powerful, more expandable, more spacious machine that can easily network, download, move files, it's $350 cheaper!!!

    I just don't understand the hype about the $1799 MacBook Air, I seems overpriced for what you are getting...TWO PORTS? NO ETHERNET? what? No disk drive? No Firewire?

    I guess it's the same hype that the Duo created, then the 2400c, then the 12" PowerBook...people just want TINY Tiny tiny. And they will shell out anything for it. Tinyddiction I guess it is...

    Anyways, I just can't equate that for myself. The MacBook Pro is just a no-brainer vs. the MacBook Air. It doesn't even come close for me.
  2. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    What I find even more amazing is people who don't want a MacBook Air showing all kinds of weird comparisons. ;)

    Seriously, anyone who doesn't want a MacBook Air, great! You have the MacBook and MacBook Pro to choose from. Three great notebooks for different purposes.

    The MacBook Air is about thin and light. If that doesn't interest you go look at something else. If it does interest you, you'll like the Air. Pretty darn simple.
  4. mcarnes macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!
    In other news: an MSR backpacking stove costs twice as much as a full size Coalman campground stove, even though the latter has two burners! How does MSR even sell those things? What a rip off.
  5. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Right. Did you know that you show symptoms for Specaddiction?

    MBA and MBP have different target markets - just like desktops and laptops have different target markets (OMG I can have such a beasty Mac Pro for less than that pathetic dual-core slow-a$s MBP!!!1!11!!)

    Is it really so hard to understand for some people?
  6. JCT macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2004
    Tucson, AZ
    Apparently so- it seems to be similar to the well-known phenotype whereby people blather on to hear the sound of their own voice.

    Impressive. And what, 2 months late?

  7. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    And guess what?? A MB has nearly the same specs as the MBP minus GPU for even less money..

    Pointless thread.
  8. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000


    Jan 17, 2008
    Seaford VA
    I can get a refurb Maserati cheaper than a new one. So what? Who cares? I think everyone with a working brain cell can understand that refurbs are cheaper than new ones.:rolleyes:
  9. mark34 macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2006
    Why are people threatened so by this computer? I just don't understand. Different strokes for different folks.
  10. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000


    Jan 17, 2008
    Seaford VA
    I don't know. I think people are taking it personal for some reason.
  11. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Ward, I hope you enjoy your MacBook Pro. Those of us who don't need all that speed, space, and expansion capability and who like the MBA's small size and can afford to go with an MBA will continue to enjoy our MBAs.

    (Honestly, these threads are so pointless...)
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Shockingly, I agree with you.

    These threads have been done to absolute death, there's no need to debate it any further. You either think it is good value and buy one or you don't, but we don't need to discuss (again) who is right and who is wrong.
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