Should I get a MacBook or a MacBook Pro? I want a 15" matte screen, I have enough money, and I don't need portability, but I am having trouble justifying the expense of a Pro. The MacBook updates make it even harder to decide. Here are the factors to weigh: Pro Pro: Firewire 800 (I might never need it) Bigger screen (I believe this improves productivity, but that could be superstition) Matte screen (I hate glare, and I don't care what my colors look like, I am colorblind) Longer battery life? (Has someone checked Apple's claim here?) Don't need portability Metal finish Small screen bezel Multitouch trackpad (but they kept the button nice and big, unlike the Air, which I found difficult to click on. Good call, Apple) Backlit keyboard (I work in the dark a lot, because I touch type, but then suddenly I need to use a function key, and it sucks) Better video card (But I haven't played computer games in years, and don't plan to start) Pro MacBook: Cheaper (probably a bad thing to base my decision off of, seeing as I am not starving here) Also available with a 2.4 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM (I abuse my processor with scientific programs sometimes, but no way am I paying $500 for a .1 GHz upgrade on the MBP) Most MBPs look slightly open when they are closed. One or both corners don't sit flush. It is annoying. MBPs can get dented, are MacBooks more resilient? I didn't need Firewire 800, or the separate graphics card I didn't know what to expect from the update, but I didn't expect this. I thought they would update just the MacBook Pro, making the Pro significantly better than the MB. I thought they would use the 2.5 GHz Penryn for the base model, because there was obviously no way they were going to decrease the size of the on-chip cache, and the 2.5 GHz Penryn has the exact same price as the old 2.2 GHz in the baseline MBP.