Really - why buy a MBP over the MacBook?

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  1. bananabar macrumors regular

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    In the old days, paying the extra got you a lot more computer - aluminium case, much faster processor, larger drive, bigger ram, backlit keyboard, DVD writer etc etc.

    But the new MBP really doesn't seem to be £700 better. I have the old MBP and I wouldn't replace it with the new one... I'd just get a MacBook.
     
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  3. polar-blair macrumors regular

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    Firewire, 15" screen, Two Graphics card (both dedicated unlike the MB still) Faster processor, HD is changeable with out voiding warranty.
     
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    I guess the only tangible difference between the two for the average user is the screen size. Some feel 13.3 to be just too small; I'm sort of in this camp. Power users would be upset at the lack of FireWire and the reduced graphics capabilities. Other than that, their identical. Too each his own.
     
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    a proper graphics card, not an integrated chipset which some programs are giving limited support for now.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's the reason for me to buy one. :(
     
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  11. bananabar thread starter macrumors regular

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    And you'd pay £700 for that?? I bloody wouldn't.
     
  12. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    ... and screen, and graphics card, and hard drive, and illuminated keyboard, and faster CPU. If you just want the firewire, buy a MacBook and an adapter for $100.
     
  13. elmz macrumors regular

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    For the average user they will not see a difference. But if you are looking for a desktop replacement with high performance you will notice a huge difference. You can't game or do heavy video/graphic editing on a MB. Well you can, but it won't be a good experience.
     
  14. lkraven macrumors newbie

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    Interesting that no one has mentioned the fact that the MBP has a larger display with a higher resolution.

    The 13" is a little cramped for me. The 17" is too heavy. The 15" is just about right, though I wish the display were a little higher resolution.
     
  15. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    Firewire and decent graphics.

    They have really made the distinction between the consumer and pro lines grey at best.
     
  16. rjp macrumors regular

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    screen quality

    The MBP has a better screen. Aside from resolution, the overall image quality is better in terms of viewing angle, max contrast ratio, and color accuracy. Look on gizmodo for the report if interested.
     
  17. nitewolfgtr macrumors regular

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    Bigger screen and killer discount with ADC Student Membership :D
     
  18. bananabar thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's on the MacBook now too. Next.
     
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    Never liked macbooks, have had a few and sold them ASAP. I have always preferred the powerbook and MBP looks. Now it is simply the screen res.
     
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    Are you saying that the new MBP doesn't come with a faster processor or larger drive?

    Which adapter is this?
     
  21. bananabar thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree - but makes sense to me to buy a MacBook and then spend the £700 saved on a soft case, some software, a (non-FW) external drive, a new digital camera, some DVDs, a new pair of jeans, some shoes, a watch and maybe even a fetching cap.
     
  22. Star-fire macrumors 6502

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    The 13" screen gets really cramped when trying to do anything at all in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.. I like the firewire port also. Granted if they made a 15" macbook, I'd get it instead but alas they don't and never will.
     
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    I agree with this, it's the reason I exchanged the MacBook a MacBook Pro, the screen quality is amazing in comparison - more vivid colours and much better viewing angles.
     
  24. bananabar thread starter macrumors regular

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    All in the last week??
     

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