Macbook quality issue... replace with a pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Boothy, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Boothy macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008
    Just bought a new macbook as my partner has now got my 1 year old blackbook.

    The first unit had the split casing issue and went straight back,this unit I have now is not much better still splitting and dodgy keyboard,the build quality seems nowhere near a good as a year ago.

    I am considering calling Apple and returning this one and upgrading to a macbook pro(can't wait for the updates)..a couple of questions:

    Will the 4gb ram I have just bought for the macbook work in the macbook pro?

    Would the build quality on the macbook pro be better?

    Any advice would be great?:D
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
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    The RAM should work fine as long as they don't change the type needed.

    I've always found a MBP will dent/scratch easier, or even get out of shape but I guess out of the box it should be better than what you've experienced.
  3. DocSmitty macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    Lincoln, NE
    Yes the 4gb will work in a MBP (better, even)

    Yes, the build quality is generally better, but still not perfect.
  4. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    The current MBP will accept the current MB RAM.

    And comparatively speaking, the MBP does have a better build quality than the MB- noticeable enough.
  5. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    I agree with this. The MBP is wonders in front of the MacBook in quality really. :eek:
  6. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    I was considering buying a blackbook for my wife? guess not!
  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    I've never liked the MacBooks, MBP feels far more sturdier* and looks sexier IMO.

    * i know it can get dented and warped but i'm very careful with my stuff
  8. GeneKam macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2008
    Mississauga, ON
    It works fine. The blackbook i personally find wears out way too fast. Well white does the same, but due to color you dont notice the wear at all. Still the pro seems more solid, but way more fragile. Like mentioned above, good out of the box, but **** after first accident.

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