MacBook VS MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lukeowen, May 25, 2006.

  1. lukeowen macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Hey All
    I need your help deciding if I should get a MacBook or a Macbook Pro. The configerations I was looking at were as follows:

    Black MacBook
    * 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    * 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    * 80GB Serial ATA drive
    * SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    * Keyboard/Mac OS
    * AirPort Extreme built-in
    * Bluetooth 2.0 built-in

    MacBook Pro
    * 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo/256MB GDDR3 Memory
    * 1GB 667 DDR2 - 1 SO-DIMM
    * 100GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
    * MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
    * 15.4-inch TFT Display
    * AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth

    The only thing that is making me lean towards the MacBook Pro is the bigger screen and graphics card. Any advise, opinions or comments you can give me would be much appreciated.

  2. dav macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2004
    Does the glossy screen bother you?

    Do you need a backlit keyboard?

    Will you be using pro-apps/games that tax the GPU heavily?

    Do you need the screen size?

    Does the price justify the above answers?

    That is all it comes down to.
  3. h0e0h macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    West Monroe, Louisiana
    I'm going with the MPB 17" for the screen realestate at school when running excel and other various school related apps. another thing that will be nice is being able to run the occasional game on XP via bootcamp to use the GPU supplied in the MBP.
  4. BKKloppenborg macrumors regular

    May 2, 2005
    La Mesa, Ca
    I am in the same situation although i havn't decided personally if i want the bigger GPU, and Blacklight keyboard. (things i really want)

    This might help you a little it did to me!

    Speed difference between Macbook Vs. Macbook pro on some Applications.

    P.S. i was really supprised with results!

    Good luck!

    P.S. again lol i would say Macbook Pro but that is just me, because of the bigger screen, GPU, and Blacklight keyboard.

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