Portablity of MBP

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  1. JB x macrumors newbie

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    How portable are the macbook pros compared to the macbooks? I gonna to go to college next year so I would like to know if it will be heavy to carry with me? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you try looking at the Apple site?
     

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  3. JB x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes sorry forgot to mention that. I want personal experience. Sorry
     
  4. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you're a girly man that whole pound won't make a difference. ;)

    But in all seriousnes the computer is wider so it makes it slightly harder to carry around. But if you're on the fence I wouldn't hesitate to get a Macbook Pro if you're only concerned about the weight. Not even five years ago my laptop was 10 pounds and I liked it! :rolleyes:
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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    The new MacBook is noticeably lighter than the old MacBook. So the new MacBook weighs quite a bit less than the Pro but the dimensions aren't too far off. I used a 15.4" MBP for a bit in school and while it's a big big it's still manageable and fits fine on small desks.
     
  6. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm 5"6, 98 pounds, and female. If I have to walk at least 1.6km (or 1 mile) to get to school, and if I'm able to bring my Macbook Pro to school 3 times a week, so can you.
     
  7. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    haha. now that's got to be one of my most favorite mr posts yet.
     
  8. Kleivonen macrumors member

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    I recently switched from bringing my old 13" polycarbonate to school, to the previous gen. 15" MBP, and when it is in my bookbag, I can't tell the difference.
     
  9. eddyhttp macrumors regular

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    thats pretty hot, do you have facebook : P lol
     
  10. Kleivonen macrumors member

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    :facepalm:
     
  11. naid macrumors regular

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    Choosing between MB and MBP comes down to finances, not portability.
     
  12. mohammad macrumors member

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    I have an 15.4 MBP and it feels light as a feather.. its extremely thin too.. so is is mainly your budget I should say which affects your decision.
     
  13. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    The ratio of power/portability in the MBP is ridiculous. It really is one of the most portable laptops in it's class. I don't mean that as hyperbole. It is genuinely a slick machine with a lot under the hood. If you have the money for the MBP, go with the MBP.
     
  14. vista.john macrumors regular

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    I agree, I've had various versions of MB and MBP. From my experience, if you can afford a new MBP, don't bother to look into MB. :D
     
  15. macrem macrumors 65816

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    In my personal opinion, 15" is the sweet spot between usability and portability.
     
  16. apolloa macrumors G3

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    It's very portable but the weight can get to you. My advice would be to just get a sleeve to carry it when you don't need all the bits as that will help more then a full bag.
     
  17. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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  18. MIKE666 macrumors regular

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    yep in my eyes this is the perfect size laptop. just wish the res was slightly higher:)
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    ... except the OP didn't ask about the difference in price. They asked about portability. Budget may be your primary deciding factor, but that's not necessarily true of everyone else.
     
  20. CleverUsername macrumors member

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    I can't give much real world experience, since mine hasn't left the house yet ;), but just wandering around between the kitchen and my room there is a noticeable size difference between when I handle my mom's previous gen blackbook and my 15" unibody MBP. I'm assuming the difference with the newer gens would be even higher. That being said, I certainly prefer mine :D

    My trite suggestion would be to make a pro/con list, giving extra value to what's most important to you. If portability is absolutely your deciding factor, go smaller.
     
  21. chatoyer macrumors regular

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    I walk to and from work each day (30 min each way) with a new MPB in my STM backpack designed for a 13" Macbook. It's perfectly fine.
     
  22. JB x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I'm going to get the macbook pro. I decided on the previous gen macbook pro so there are the same price. For that price, its a no brainer to get the previous macbook pro. The differences between the aluminum mbp and the previous are minimal anyway. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  23. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    +1

    maybe +2 if i get her facebook
     
  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's not "a facebook". It's an account at facebook.com. And this is MacRumors:Forums, not a pick-up bar! :rolleyes:
     
  25. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    .... wow

    but if your really on the fence about this just go to the Apple Store and see how heavy they feel.

    ChrisN
     

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