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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
    Hey,

    So it looks like I bought my MacBook right at the cusp of Apple's decision to upgrade the MacBook Pro line and make the base model cheaper than my MacBook! lol

    What I was wondering was, do you guys think it would be worth selling my MacBook (2.4 GHZ model) and getting the 13" MacBook Pro? Here are the differences I've picked up, I might have missed a few if you could fill me in.

    MacBookPro Pros:

    - Better battery life
    - SD slot
    - FireWire
    - Better graphics card? (Can't remember off top of head)

    MacBook Pros:

    - Bigger HDD
    - Slightly faster processor

    I reckon I could sell my MacBook and get the new MacBook pro without losing much, if anything at all (Picked up my MacBook $500 cheaper) So do you think it's worth the hassle?

    cheers fellas

    kznefkt

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by kznefkt View Post
    Hey,

    So it looks like I bought my MacBook right at the cusp of Apple's decision to upgrade the MacBook Pro line and make the base model cheaper than my MacBook! lol

    What I was wondering was, do you guys think it would be worth selling my MacBook (2.4 GHZ model) and getting the 13" MacBook Pro? Here are the differences I've picked up, I might have missed a few if you could fill me in.

    MacBookPro Pros:

    - Better battery life
    - SD slot
    - FireWire
    - Better graphics card? (Can't remember off top of head)

    MacBook Pros:

    - Bigger HDD
    - Slightly faster processor

    I reckon I could sell my MacBook and get the new MacBook pro without losing much, if anything at all (Picked up my MacBook $500 cheaper) So do you think it's worth the hassle?

    cheers fellas

    kznefkt
    Glass track pad, brighter LED screen, and illuminated keyboard.

    Did your Mac die and stop doing what it's suppose to do just because a newer model is out?

    I think that's the important question you need to ask yourself. If you need to be on the cutting edge of technology all the time go for it. You are just kidding yourself in the end though.

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro

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    this MacBook has the glass trackpad and illuminated keyboard, but yeah in all instances I would agree with you, but since the new MacBookPro's only just came out at such a cheap price and I'm able to basically replace my MacBook with one at no extra cost, why wouldn't I?

    So basically I just want to know if the baseline pro model, is really worth the swap though?

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro

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    Do you need an audio input and output at the same time? Because you can't do that with the new 13" pros!!

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro

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    I wouldn't think I need that, I only ever use the audio input for my external speakers.

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
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    I sold my MacBook 13" 2.4 hours after the keynote. I got $1200 for it before the word of lower prices hit the press. so upgrading to a 15" Pro only cost me $400
    15" MacBook Pro Aluminum, 2.53G / iPhone 3G 16G Black/TimeCapsule 1TB back up and media server/Mac Mini 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo
    Whoever said that money cant buy happiness hasnt been to an Apple store 

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
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    Mac Pro 4.1 15" MBP. 13" MBP. 17" PB. Power Mac G5. Galaxy Note 4 160gb*
    i''m going to go with the larger PRO's. I have owned all the new unibodies within the last couple of months, the 15 is the perfect one!

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
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    The new macbook pro is nice. I just bought the 13" and coming from the unibody 15" pro this works as well if not better. Its all about preference and what you will use it for.

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
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    I have to admit that the battery life on the new unis is impressing me. Yeah, I just got the computer today, but over an hour and a half, and still indicating 4:45 remaining (76%).

    This is my first Mac notebook, but I know my HP that I am getting rid of after 6 months would have been down below 50% by now.

    So if battery life is a major factor, then the new unis are worth it, especially if it will cost no extra.
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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
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    My biggest thing is battery, is it really that much better? I can get the 2.4ghz macbook from the outlet for $1099, and am trying to decide which is the best route. On the new pro I will never use the firewire port, or the SD card slot. Anything I need those for I do on my iMac. Is there any other major difference??

    Typically how long does the battery last on the 2.4ghz macbook with the illuminated keyboard?

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    MacBook vs. MacBook Pro
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    15.4" uMBP: iPhone 4
    I bought a MacBook and realized that I should have just got the MBP.

    I have arranged for my MB to be collected on the 14 day money back offer that Apple do - and have just come home with a brand spanking new MBP!

    They are in a different league!

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