White Macbook OR New Macbook 13.3" Pro?

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  1. bazza88 macrumors newbie

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    Which one do you think I should get.

    It will cost me exactly £128.8 more from the UK HE store for the new base model macbook pro.

    Do you think that extra price is worth it for the features the new macbook pro provides or would you just go with the white macbook?

    Pretty good updates by apple either way.

    Thanks in advance :D
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Do you want metal or not? I'd go with plastic and use the money to get AppleCare.
     
  3. bazza88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers for your opinion, the great thing with the UK apple HE store is that if you order online you automatically get a free 3 year warranty included - so basically just applecare. I think the only difference is that you do not get the same amount of phone support.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Thank you for reminding me about the fact of the UK HE store.

    It's up to your if you want the metal body or not then.
     
  5. insept macrumors newbie

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    First post! *Woohoo*

    Well, I'm going with the Macbook as well. The "upgrade" on the low-end MBP 13" isn't really worth all that extra money IMO. It's only in games and such you really can tell the difference since the MBP got DDR3 and the 9400 gfx crd uses shared memory.. and I'm not going to play games on this computer. And yeah... i live in Sweden. The low-end MBP 13" is about 309$ more than the Macbook... i can use those 309$ to buy a bigger hdd and some more RAM.

    Plus, I'm in love with the white design :D
     
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...save the $$ and put that toward a new computer in 3 yrs when the current warranty expires...
     
  7. bazza88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. leman macrumors 604

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    I would take alu, more robust, lighter, faster, better display, far better battery etc. Also, the alu is more scratch-proof and hardly gets dirty. After one year my plastic MB turned grey / yellow in some parts. The alu MB, on the other hand, still looks like new.
     
  9. molala macrumors 6502a

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    You have to see them side by side. £128 is not a lot if you really prefer the Al form factor.

    Personally, I just dislike the black bezel and glass, so I would get the whitebook. They are both great machines and you can't go wrong with either, but only you know what your likes/dislikes are.
     
  10. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    I personally would get the 13" MBP because it has a backlight keyboard, Firewire 800 port and an SD card slot along with a bigger battery. It also has a better screen and is half a pound lighter. Not to mention that the aluminum is much sturdier and won't crack, something which is a problem with the plastic Macbooks.
     
  11. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    the 13 inch pro, it has fw 800 sd slot and it says Macbook Pro on the bezel!
     
  12. o2xygen macrumors regular

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    And so the "what should i get" threads begin.
     
  13. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Totally agree! Plus you get a better trackpad.

    A lot of things for the small upgrade price. I would definitely get the pro.
     
  14. jhsfosho macrumors 6502

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    I would go with the new macbook pro 13.3". Mostly because it was released today and had some newer features/speedbump that I think is worth the extra money. Not to mention the nicer looking form factor.
     
  15. bembol macrumors 65816

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    The 7 hours Battery Life on the 13" Mac Book Pro is selling point for me. Time to cut back on other expenses. LOL
     
  16. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    I would get the MBP 13"...

    The trackpad and lighted keyboard is two pieces of technology that I am start not being able to live without!!!

    If the white MB had those two options, I would give you a more informed reply :rolleyes:

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     
  17. TeeRav1 macrumors newbie

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    I agree, basically every feature is improved on the 13" Pro. But if you don't need all of the improved features, then why spend more money? If the laptop is going to get the job done, and get it done efficiently, then what more can you ask for? With that being said, it helps to have a new computer that won't become outdated as quickly.
     
  18. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Wow. I didnt think people would even ask themselves this question...
    If you can only afford the whitebook then thats understandable but if you could have either, is it really even a question about which one to get??
     
  19. bazza88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thanks for your input.

    The new pro does have more features which is a bonus but it basically comes down to aluminium vs polycarbonate for me.

    Maybe the reason for my debate is because I am unsure exactly what the build quality of the macbook really is like, is it really that bad compared to the aluminium builds?

    Thanks again.
     
  20. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what I was thinking. We know have to wait for 100,000 threads like these until the new MB line comes out :D
     
  21. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I hope you didnt take my comment as being "a smart ass"!

    I have owned both MacBooks. The WhiteBoy & now I have (what I call) The Collectors Edition. I would say without a shadow of a doubt, the Aluminum is 1000 times nicer than the plastic!
    (again I'm not trying to dis anybody with the plastic)
    Its all personal preference I suppose...
    The plastic TO ME just has a "cheap toy" feeling where the Aluminum feels like a Mack truck!
     
  22. bazza88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No not at all, I am very gratefull for your input - thanks!

    I guess it's just because i've never owned either and couldn't really tell what the build quality of the white macbook was like, without owning one.

    However I think i'm going to go with the new macbook pro :D, I would regret it if I didn't. It is of course better build quality, without a doubt.

    Thanks again.
     

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