Member Since: Aug 17, 2008
Location: Muskoka, Ontario
Mac Specs: 15" Matte Penryn MBP | iPod touch | iPod nano
08-17-2008, 05:36 PM
I just joined. I am ready to order a MacBook for school. I have narrowed my choices to the following:
BlackBook 2.4 / 4GB RAM with AppleCare
MBPro 2.4 / 15" Matte / 2GB RAM / 7200RPM HDD with AppleCare
I am taking Mechanical Engineering, I will be using AutoCAD and other design programs. I am planning on running Fusion and XP Pro on it mainly for AutoCAD.
I have been researching MacBooks extensively for the past while, but am still having a tough time deciding between the two.
My main reason for not just going for the MBP is the potential problem with the nVidia card. Talking with a friend that has a Santa Rosa MBP, he seems to think that the BlackBook would meet my needs without the possibility of the problems with the nVidia card.
So my question is, given my needs should I even be considering a BlackBook?