macbook vs macbook pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wilderness, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. wilderness macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2009
    so lets say i'm stuck between a macbook white, and mbp. and theyre both the same price
    edit..both 2007

    WHITE MACBOOK - $600
    2 GHZ Intel Core Duo
    2 Gigs Memory
    120 Gig Hard Drive
    tiger, and applecare still

    macbook pro - $650
    2.0ghz core 2 duo processor
    80gb hard drive
    2g ram
    leopard, and no applecare
    dent in top by apple logo also..(edit)

    which one is the better deal?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  3. wilderness thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2009
    why though? if the specs are same, what is the true difference besides look?..screen size for one. But anything else?
  4. blairh macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    * higher resolution screen, making for a much more enjoyable experience overall.

    * the white macbooks tend to get very dirty over time.

    * leopard on the MBP.
  5. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    The biggest difference will be the graphics. The Pro will have discrete graphics, but the Macbook will have integrated graphics, probably the Intel GMA 950. The display on the Pro will also be better. If you are just going to just the machine to lug around and check email, web surf, etc, the Macbook may be better, due to its smaller size.

    One thing to watch for is the case. The aluminium of the Pro case tends to hold up better than the white plastic on the Macbook. As for the OS, I don't really have a preference. I still run Tiger on my Powerbook, and Leopard on my Mini, and I really don't have a preference.
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    The MacBook is a Core Duo, while the MBP is a Core 2 Duo.

    If that wasn't a typo, then the MacBook will have a limit of only 2 GB of RAM, while the MBP probably has a limit of 3.3 GB of RAM (4GB will fit, while 3.3 GB will be recognised by the system) if it's a rather old machine.

    The MBP's screen will have a higher resolution, although both will be fairly dim by now. Whatever, it's a steal for ~$600.

    The MBP comes with Leopard.

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