Macbook 13" vs. Macbook Pro 13"

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  1. hydralisks

    hydralisks Notebook Consultant

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    What exactly is the difference between the two besides the price tag and aluminum body + backlit keyboard on the MBP? Seems like the specs are pretty similar...
     
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    doh123 Without ME its just AWESO

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    Macbook Pro 13" has SD slot, Firewire, different casing, backlit keyboard, and slightly better screen, and comes default with 2Gb extra ram... the value of any of that is totally up to you
     
  3. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Notebook Consultant

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    And I want to add that the SD slot, Firewire, aluminum body, backlit keyboard, better display, and extra RAM is WELL worth the mere $150 for students or $200 for other consumers.
     
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    akin_t Notebook Evangelist

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    The two machines are not even in the same league in my opinion. You only need to feel the solid finish of the MBP and you will agree.
     
  5. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Notebook Consultant

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    I agree. The solid fit and finish of the MBP alone is worth the small $150-$200.

    Apple needs to lower the White Macbook pricing by $200 at least.
     
  6. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    MBP all the way... the polycarbonate body on the Macbook is too easily scratched.
     
  7. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Notebook Consultant

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    True I love the MBP but it can dent too so you have to choose which you prefer.

    I think it is easier to scratch the MB than dent the MBP though.
     
  8. Jiten

    Jiten Notebook Consultant

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    My cousin purchased the first release of the unibody whitebook and to her dismay (and ignoring my advice because she really likes white) found out that the chassis was a scuff and dirt magnet, especially the rubber bottom which deteriorates quickly. She now invested over +200 USD in scratch removers, cleaners, an expensive invisible skin and a incase hard case to keep her machine looking pristine.

    The only accessory I bought for my older aluminum first gen Macbook was a nice 50 dollar sleeve. For cleaning I just wipe down the whole thing with some water and isopropyl alcohol once a week and it still looks as good as new.
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    i had the first gen macbook pro... but i did not take care of it... and it scratched more easily than my first gen MBP.

    Obviously if you are careful, then it would be okay. But i found the first gen macbook's hinge to be quite weak... and my one broke several times and got fixed under warranty... which eventually ended up been totally destroyed when i dropped it hard on concrete floor with the screen open..
     
  10. phMoschetta

    phMoschetta Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm also in doubt about this (read this thread).

    I considered buying it, but I saw many people saying that the MacBook (white one) is not a good deal at all because of its price tag, and it just keeps me hesitating about getting it or not, and buy a PC instead.

    The thing is: I won't buy a MacBook Pro because the entry-level is $300 dollars more expensive for me (because of my country's taxes), so I'm thinking about getting the white one and upgrading it with 4GB of memory, what do you think?
     
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