Size/Weither difference between MB and MBP

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macrumors 6502a
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Jul 29, 2007
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Hi. I've had a Macbook now for 4 months, and i really life it. I've thought about it, and feel that i could really do with the added features that the MBP has to offer, mainly the screen size and Illuminated Keyboard. The Graphics would help as well, as i play the odd games here and there that the Macbook cannot handle.

My question is, i take my Macbook with me everywhere. If i buy a MBP, is it going to be a lot bigger and heavier then my Macbook, to lug around. I'm starting college soon, and will be taking my laptop with me.

Thanks.
 

Igantius

macrumors 65816
Apr 29, 2007
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i play the odd games here and there that the Macbook cannot handle.
Hmmm, kind of depends on the game and I think quite a few people in the 'gaming on a MB' thread in the games forum wouldn't see eye to eye on you on this one.

On the whole portability issue/which one is best to lug around college issue, there are loads of threads that discuss this, so try a search - I'm sure people will chip in, but you'll probably get more info from these.

It does sound like you fancy getting a MBP though.
 

Sounds Good

macrumors 68000
Jul 8, 2007
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My question is, i take my Macbook with me everywhere. If i buy a MBP, is it going to be a lot bigger and heavier then my Macbook, to lug around.
The MBP is bigger (footprint-wise) but it's only a few ounces heavier than the MB.
 

elithrar

macrumors 6502
May 31, 2007
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Do some searches on comparisons; there are a lot of photos floating around comparing the two.

However:
15-inch MacBook Pro

* Height: 2.59 cm (1.0 inch)
* Width: 35.7 cm (14.1 inches)
* Depth: 24.3 cm (9.6 inches)
* Weight: 2.45 kg (5.4 pounds) with battery and optical drive installed
and

MacBook

* Height: 2.75 cm (1.08 inches)
* Width: 32.5 cm (12.78 inches)
* Depth: 22.7 cm (8.92 inches)
* Weight: 2.31 kg (5.1 pounds)
The MBP is slightly slimmer, a tad deeper, and barely wider. There isn't a large difference, but in some cases that can be the difference between fitting into an existing backpack/bag you have, and not fitting. I know that's the reason I got a 15" MBP over a 17" (the latter won't fit into most normal messenger/shoulder bags). MBP's are pretty light considering their specs though; finding a similarly priced Dell/Lenovo is easy, but they're generally a bit thicker and heavier (Lenovo's are great though; the keyboards especially).