MacBook Pro or MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tjespo22, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

    tjespo22

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    Hi,

    Currently I have a ibookG4, and its just not cutting it anymore. I am trying to figure out if i need the macbook pro or if the macbook would be good for me. I take my laptop with my everywhere. I do a lot of photography. Surf the web, Aim..etc. The screen size isn't a real big issue. But like i said i do LOTS of photography and need a quick computer to upload the pics, use photoshop, and stuff like that.

    thanks,
    thomas
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    For your needs performance will be the same. WiFi is slightly better on the MacBook (due to the plastic casing), if that's important to you.
     
  3. tjespo22 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well when I'm down the shore, I hook up to someones router which my iBook barely connects to. So I guess the MacBook would be better for me? I will be waiting until leopard comes out anyway. So mabe they will have something new by then. Thanks

    Im open to more opinions.
     
  4. unsmashed macrumors newbie

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    Other differences that are important to me are the MBP has a matte screen (which I think looks alot better than glossy) and MBP can have up to 4 gigs of ram (whereas MB can have 2 max).

    Obviously you get a bigger screensize with MBP - there is a graphics card in the MBP which seems to only make a difference for games. I personally like the MBP keyboard better than the MB - but its up for personal taste.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. heySparky macrumors regular

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    Sounds like size and weight will matter, maybe a lot if have to carry it along with all the photo gear.

    I'd definitely go with the Macbook myself. I think it will be plenty fast enough for what you want it for.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    MB is 3GB max, unofficially.
     
  7. rhagen macrumors regular

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    Actually 3.3 GB :p
     
  8. john roolz a lo macrumors newbie

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    What's your budget?

    I'd go with the cheapest MBP, and be satisfied for the long term.
     
  9. unsmashed macrumors newbie

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    Is $1599 the cheapest MBP that a student can get? (New, 2.2Ghz, From Apple)
     
  10. tjespo22 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i do like the glossy screen, and im not going to be playing many games. so the macbook should be good. now i have to decide black or white but i have a while :D
     
  11. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    $1599!?

    Where are you looking? The Apple EDU store has the lowend MBP at $1799
     
  12. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    You would be more than fine with the MB from what you've said.

    Or if you're running apps like Motion, which are GPU intensive - but I would say you're broadly right, for many people it's only going to matter with 3D gaming.
     

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