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Oistrakh 07-01-2008 11:40 AM

Advantages of MacBook over MacBook Pro
 
What are some advantages of owning a macbook instead of a macbook pro?

nZa 07-01-2008 11:58 AM

erm.. they're cheaper?

edit: then again, i guess that's an advantage to buying one, not necessarily owning one.

i'm out of ideas.

dtravis7 07-01-2008 12:05 PM

Lower cost, Smaller footprint, different keyboard (Some people really love the keyboard on the Macbook a lot more than the MBP's).

Otherwise can't think of much else.

Xer 07-01-2008 12:37 PM

Actually the differences are a lot more than that, but it basically depends on your uses.

The macbook is a lot more cheap, but also is much more compact the a MBP, meaning if you traveling with your laptop, the macbook is much more efficient.

But otherwise the macbook screen is much smaller than the MBP's and is less comfortable when it comes to creative production (such as graphics, music production, etc...).

By performance, the macbook will fit anything you want unless it's some heavy weight stuff like pro music editing or some serious graphic design (the only real difference is the processors!!).

For games the macbook can't compete with the MBP only cause of the video card.

So if you like the affordability, mobility and performance for basic stuff and up, go for the macbook (I work with a 2.16Ghz 3GB-RAM macbook and it runs Photoshop, dreamweaver, World of Warcraft, and everything perfectly!).

If you want better performance, games and willing to pay $500+ more, just go for the MBP.

Oistrakh 07-01-2008 02:54 PM

well, I think the Macbook is a more attractive looking laptop than the Macbook Pro

And supposedly the Macbook Pros get hotter faster and overheat more because of the aluminum design.

Dysfunction 07-01-2008 03:29 PM

I'm not sure if they overheat due to the aluminum (which should shed heat better than plastic actually) but because of the aluminum housing you sure feel it more on your lap ;)

theonegod 07-01-2008 03:38 PM

They don't overheat.

NPuter 07-01-2008 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theonegod (Post 684223)
They don't overheat.

Technically they don't 'overheat' they just get really hot... ;)

eric 07-01-2008 05:39 PM

dent proof.

smaller.

some have said that the plastic might allow the wireless networking to work better/faster than in the mbp, but afaik that's just anecdotal.

Oistrakh 07-01-2008 09:27 PM

How does the MBP matte screen compare with the MB screen?

dtravis7 07-01-2008 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oistrakh (Post 684431)
How does the MBP matte screen compare with the MB screen?

The Mac Book Pro and Mac Book Air use LED screens. They are much brighter than the LCD's used on the Mac Books. I am not just saying this because I read it somewhere either. I went to Frys and compared them side by side. AMAZING difference. That is something I forgot to post earlier.

Much brighter and better viewing angle.

rich6490 07-01-2008 09:52 PM

I just got my Macbook Pro, I love it, I work everyday with the Macbooks and like those too. Basically the Pros of a MBP over a MB are,

Video Card
Higher Powered Processor Configurations
LED Backlit Screen's
Larger Screen sizes, 15.4" or 17"
Keyboard (some may like the MB keyboard better, but I love the MBP's traditional keyboard it feels great)
Backlit KB
Speakers are a little beefier than MB's
Aluminum (personal preference)

The pros of the MB over the MBP are,

Portability (Big one)
Keyboard (personal preference)
Significant Price difference (another big one for most!)
Magnetic Screen "latch" (way better than those little metal latches)


Let me know if I missed anything, but I love the Macbooks and I love my new Macbook Pro!!!

Oistrakh 07-02-2008 12:32 AM

OK, another question

My brother uses a Sharp LD23SH1U LCD-TV as his monitor, and its absolutely stunning (extremely bright)... Is the Macbook Pro Matte screen as bright as that of this Sharp monitor?

EDIT: The Sharp monitor, from amazon, has "500 cd/m2 Brightness", w/e that means

Dysfunction 07-02-2008 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eric (Post 684299)
dent proof.

smaller.

some have said that the plastic might allow the wireless networking to work better/faster than in the mbp, but afaik that's just anecdotal.

I get a transmit rate of 130 through a brick wall though with my MBP. Can't imagine the aluminum is hurting it that much ;)

rogerinlondon 07-02-2008 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oistrakh (Post 684097)
What are some advantages of owning a macbook instead of a macbook pro?

Better battery life.


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