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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JasG, May 18, 2010.
After today's update, why would someone buy the Pro except for the case?
I bought a macbook pro 13" last weekend and just thought the same thing.
case and SD card slot for starters.
probably for people allergic to aluminium.
FW800, illuminated keyboard, 4GB RAM.
aluminum case vs plastic case
4GB memory standard vs 2GB standard
Firewire port vs no firewire port
backlit keyboard vs no backlit keyboard
sd card slot vs no sd card slot
I probably missed something so help me out.
I upgraded from a pearly white macbook(circa 3 years ago) to my new 13" mbp this weekend.
It is much cooler when running video streaming apps like skype for example.
Okay. Now this is starting to make some sense.
We are talking about a $200 difference, for base models.
It would cost you $100 to bring the Macbook up to 4GB.
And so if that other stuff--case, SD slot, Firewire, perhaps need for more than 4GB, or a SS harddrive, backlit keyboard, etc.--is important to you than $100 is not too much to pay for it the options.
Right. If I were in your shoes, I woud most certainly go for the Alu version and cough up the extra $200 - it is a bit more future proof and looks much better.
And the MBP is actually lighter...
the macbook pro is for professionals.. duh...
oh you wanted tech specs...
then for $200 you get:
twice the ram, bigger HDD, aluminum case which is slightly thinner than the plastic one, glass screen, backlit keyboard, battery indicator lights, IR sensor for apple remote, SD card slot, FireWire 800... did I miss anything?
MB and MBP both have a 250GB HDD.
yeah I noticed that when I checked earlier, I thought the entry pro had 320GB, I was wrong.. scratch that off the list.
Isn't the mbp still sporting the 9400 video? While the white has the 320?
Herp derp... Guess not... Disregard, lol.
I don't know where everyone is getting a $200 difference from. It's $100 difference for non students for the base model and it costs $100 to upgrade a macbook w/ 4gb of ram. You still will have a thicker, heavier, less durable machine without an sd slot, backlit, firewire.
For a student the price diff is larger at $150 between base models. It costs $90 to upgrade the ram to 4 gb
1,039 for a macbook w/ 4gb of ram
1,099 for mbp
Stop spreading misinformation, everybody is getting the $200 difference, because that is how much it is.
sorry I see that now and it is indeed $150 for students
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I thought this would be a good spot for my question/comment. I am teacher so keep this in mind as you read. I am doing basic functions on the MB, heaviest work is using imovie.
Would you buy the just posted refurb (here) or the new macbook? I can wait until the BTS promotion begins.
As many have noted, the previous macbook simply seems to be sitting in the refurbished section of apple.com There it is $759.
The newer version is $949 for me (boo, not $899!). The newer generation doesn't seem worth the extra money to me. I don't need the extra battery life and the processor and video don't seem necessary for what I do.
I called my local apple store and they let me know that yes if I buy in the back-to-school time frame they will give me the freebies (assuming that happens). I had thought about getting an ipod touch already, but would prefer the 32gig to the 8gig (assuming they give the 8gig FAR). .
Does any one recall if they did discounts on the 32 or 64 gig touches for the BTS promotion?
If i buy the refurb now and save $190 (plus smaller amount of tax on total purchase price) that should be plenty to get me a touch from a re-seller this summer, correct?
thanks for your advice in advance.