New 13 in MacBook Pro or Black MacBook

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  1. Sladek macrumors newbie

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    I am getting ready to buy a MacBook for college and was wonderingabout the benefits to buying the new 13 in MacBook pro over the the older black MacBook. In other words is there a place I can find a comparison of specs between the two.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. Stachelsk macrumors regular

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    Blackbooks had the X3100, the new Alu's have the 9400M. If you're doing gaming or photo editing get the new one, otherwise the Blackbook will suffice.
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Well, get the new MBP if you can afford, it's better spec-wise in nearly every aspect. But the black MB isn't a bad machine either, still completely usable, if you want to save a little money. :)
     
  4. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    The new MBP has a MUCH better screen, better integrated graphics (9400M) --I don't know if the Blackbook ever came with it --, aluminum enclosure (much sturdier), and other little things like Firewire 800 and the SD card slot.
     
  5. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    If you can afford it. DEFINITELY get the 13" MBP. :D
     
  6. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Well if you were going to buy the black macbook from the refurb store the MBP is only $100 more and comes with a free ipod and printer!
     
  7. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    I've had both and i cant really see a difference in performance in anything except graphics. If you wanna play games etc. I'd go with the MBP if not the black macbook would be good. They are both awesome computers
     
  8. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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  9. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    I've had both too - MBP all the way. Just sold my black for the same price as the new mbp, mainly because my blackbook was out of warranty. Didn't buy app care. The MBP is better for gaming, and you'll love the trackpad.
     
  10. poematik14 macrumors member

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    13" MBP is miles ahead of the Blackbook in specs and build quality. But the Blackbook will always be the most stylish :cool:
     
  11. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Get the 13in Macbook Pro, it has better graphics, better battery life, better design, and better specs.
     
  12. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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  13. Sladek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow you guys are great. I have a couple more questions. Does the blackbook have a 13.3 inch screen as well? Also Im considering also getting the 4gb 1066 MHz thing and the 250 gb serial ata driver for an extra $150?
     
  14. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    get the 13" MBP, you'll only find yourself wanting it if u get the blackbook!
     

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