I've seen a ton of confusion on this forum concerning whether or not one should purchase a MacBook or MacBook Pro. I was in the same boat, until I decided to find out exactly what that extra $500 gets me. After compiling this list, which for my first post I'd like to share with everyone else, I've decided I'm going with the MacBook Pro. There's just too many little things that the extra money gets you. If anyone knows of something I missed or if there's a mistake, be sure to post it. Here's the list of what you'll get going from a Black MacBook to the entry level MacBook Pro: - .16 GHz (160 MHz) faster processor - 2.1 inch larger display w/choice of matte or glossy (272,000 additional pixels - what you do with them is up to you) - 1 GB RAM - up to 3 GB (1 SODIMM w/ one slot left open, unlike MacBook's 2x512's, and that's only expandable to 2 GB) - Dedicated graphics card (ATI X1600 for above-casual gaming and applications like Motion and Shake) - Firewire 800 - .08 inches thinner than MacBook (I know, not a huge deal) - Express Card/34 - Illuminated Keyboard - Aluminum shell So there we have it, nine benefits the entry level MacBook Pro has over a MacBook (excluding the prestige some may feel with a MacBook Pro - I could personally care less). Obviously this argument could be turned around in MacBook's favor, concerning benefits it offers to individuals in certain situations. But that's not what this post was for. Maybe I'll do a post like that later. But concerning bang for your buck it's my opinion that MacBook Pro comes out on top. What do you think?