What made you get the new MB instead of MBP?

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  1. kirbs macrumors member

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    Title says it all.

    Just trying to decide between the two

    Thanks

    Kirby
     
  2. alex000it macrumors member

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    What made me get the new MB instead of MBP?

    1-Aluminium design (actually the MB looks lke a small MBP)
    2-Updated nVidia GPU
    3-LED Display
    4-DDR3
    5-PRICE ;)
     
  3. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Umm... 1-4 are found on both!

    So its got to be price, maybe portability, and if you prefer larger screen sizes, or need firewire!
    I went for a white MacBook, i didn't need the gpu really.
     
  4. delude macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same situation as the OP, wondering whether it's worth saving £250 extra for the MacBook, or £500 for the Pro. Hmm....
     
  5. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Slightly smaller size and 1 lb less weight - I carry it around a lot, but didn't want to compromise on the Air.
     
  6. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Size. I've always owned Macbook Pro's (9 in the last 2 years) but finally Apple has a reasonably spec'd 13" laptop.
     
  7. marbles macrumors 68000

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    In the same boat myself , I think the pro will last longer but then again I like the size of the MB ....I've seen some pics from gizmodo( I think) on this forum which show the two machines side by side,.............. judging from the pic , the screen on the MBP is a mile better than the MB's one especially paired with what the guy has to say about both machines , he says even the keys are better on the pro ???

    Personally , I might just get the pro , keep it for a while then sell it on and get the newer version next Autumn when nehalem hits the notebook line
     
  8. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    I'm just waiting for someone to post a pic of a gigantic stack of cash.

    Oh, what the Hell...
    [​IMG]
     
  9. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    I initially ordered the Macbook Pro, but after a couple of days, I cancelled and reordered a Macbook.

    I decided that the power of the Macbook would be plenty for my needs, and the extra portability will be more valuable to me.

    It saved me over £400, so I ordered a Time Capsule and Aperture :D
     
  10. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    Size is probably the #1 reason for me. Price came next. Not to mention the 2.4 MacBook is almost equivalent to the MacBook Pro 2.4 in terms of performance minus the graphics. I don't need high end graphics for what I do so it was a no-brainer for me.
     
  11. 7racer macrumors regular

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    SIZE for me.

    I was debating the Air but the macbook is almost a perfect "air" save a pound.

    I was hoping to replace my Core duo 17"MBP but with the delay started looking at other options.

    I think I am going to go with the macbook and wait for the 17" with Nehalen
     
  12. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    9 in the last two years?!?! Why? :eek:
     
  13. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    i prefer the smaller screen and the lighter weight. money was not an issue in this decision.
     
  14. zotes24 macrumors regular

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    i bought the new macbook, i wanted the pro bc of the bigger screen and the all around goodness, but it came down to money, so the mcbook suited me just fine
     
  15. gkarris macrumors 604

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    My friend just ordered one - he's going from the 12" PowerBook G4.

    The 13" Aluminum MacBook is the next logical upgrade.
     
  16. iMav macrumors 6502

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    Love the size of the MB. Graphics are more than adequate for my needs (WoW is about the most graphics-intensive game I play).
     
  17. cy88 macrumors member

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  18. jettie1767 macrumors regular

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    Ditto. Size and price. I've had two 15" Powerbooks then a 15" MBP. This time around, I think the Macbook has everything I need for so much less money and much lighter than the MBP.
     
  19. Delta608 macrumors regular

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    1) size
    2) have a MacPro at home, so no need for the firewire (for editing anyway)on the laptop...Upgraded to the 2.4 with 4 gig memory
    3)Sold a MacBook Pro for the new MacBook so it was almost free !!
     
  20. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    If you travel a lot, I'm closing in on 40 business trips this year, a 15-inch laptop is not even an option. :eek:

    I wish Apple would come out with an 11-inch sub-notebook, though, but I guess we'll have to wait until Steve dies for that to happen. :eek: :p
     
  21. lermal macrumors regular

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    As a couple of the posters before me have stated, size + price. I had 2 MBPs prior to my new Macbook, and am really happy with it. Sold my last MBP for enough to pretty much cover the cost of my new Macbook (2.4 GHz + 4 GB RAM). :D
     
  22. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    Couldnt justify the $900 pricegap between the first MB and the first MBP. Also I play games that demand good graphic card lika twice a year so I rather have the portability
     
  23. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, I think the size is the biggest consideration for me. Why would I choose a macbook over a macbook pro? Size and price, those are the only reasons. Because I think the macbook pro is a better computer, better screen by far. But the price is to expensive for me to justify buying it, and the size is eh, to big for a laptop.
     
  24. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    The MB fits my needs and the size is right. I needed a portable to complement my desktop and the MB fit the bill. So for me it was the size and the price.

    I had been in the market for the blackbook when I heard the rumors about a new MB coming in the next few months, so I waited until they were released. The 2.4 was $100 more than the blackbook I was going to get, and had already put the money away for, so it worked out.
     
  25. Tensakun macrumors 6502

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    SIZE

    Plus [sarcasm alert:eek:] I really can't stand FireWire
     

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