PowerBook vs PowerBook Pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Argelius, May 26, 2006.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    I am vacillating between a 13" MacBook (just love the Black...) and the 15" MacBook Pro.

    I've checked the specs out here: http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/comparison_chart.html

    The one difference between them that I don't really understand the real-world significance of is the graphics card and video memory.

    I don't play games on my Mac, but do enjoy using Photoshop Elements 4 for photo editing (which I know is not yet available as a Universal App).

    Can anyone give me an idea as to the significance of the difference between the MacBook and MacBook Pro for non-gaming purposes? (With either notebook, I plan on getting 1 GB of RAM) Thanks!
  2. Abulia macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2004
    Kushiel's Scion

    Seriously. A MB and a MBP with the same CPU speed and and memory will perform nearly identical in non-GPU bound tests (ie. no games).
  3. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    Cool. Thanks!
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    If you were going to be using it for video editing, I'd have suggested the MBP, as it can be expanded via the express card... otherwise there doesn't appear to much difference.

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