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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Been using my macbook for the past week or so and been really liking the multi touch idea on the macbook air and on the macbook pro. and also both use LED screen which you cannot beat.

I seem to always be getting bad angles from this macbook and the colors feel washed out, well they did in the beginning of using this but now it feels normal to me.

I use this for basic stuff, browing the web...download music, movies, small documents etc etc just everyday stuff pretty much. Pretty soon I might get into photography, what would you guys say is a good deal for the things i like in a piece by apple. Great screen, and interested in multi touch. Basic use, but future maybe photoshop and what not, the air or the pro?

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anyone? lol bored sorry

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Pro. The Air is pretty much just for the size - it really doesn't live up to the pro IMO, and not having more than one USB and a DVD drive would slowly kill me.
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ya thats what I was thinking also. The pro's have the LED display correct? I heard about the keyboards fading and what not is that true? and at times I do used my macbook on my lap, im hearing that it gets to hot and not capable of doing this. that a factor?

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I really don't know... my macbook gets pretty hot so I use it on a bit of wood on my lap. You can get those fancy cooling things as well if you're getting scorched.
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ya thats what I was thinking also. The pro's have the LED display correct? I heard about the keyboards fading and what not is that true? and at times I do used my macbook on my lap, im hearing that it gets to hot and not capable of doing this. that a factor?
MBP is not a laptop it's a notebook or a desktop replacement. Do not I repeat put it on your lap for long amounts of time unless you don't care about having children.

If you are getting into photography get the matte screen glossy causes trouble.
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MBP is not a laptop it's a notebook or a desktop replacement. Do not I repeat put it on your lap for long amounts of time unless you don't care about having children.

If you are getting into photography get the matte screen glossy causes trouble.
What screens do the MPB's come with, matte screens or glossy?

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What screens do the MPB's come with, matte screens or glossy?
By default it should be matte. There is an option to make it glossy for no extra charge.
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Pro. The Air is pretty much just for the size - it really doesn't live up to the pro IMO, and not having more than one USB and a DVD drive would slowly kill me.
The Air wasn't meant to "live up to the pro" and comparing it as such is like comparing Apples and Oranges.

The Air and Pro are aimed at two completely different demographics. The Pro is aimed at people who need a lot of portable power where as the Air is aimed at people who need something extremely portable.

When I bought my Air I also got the super drive. I don't use it that often so I really think making it external was the best decision. As for only 1 USB port, I also picked up a small 4 port USB hub which I've only used a couple times so although a second port would be nice, it's not hindering my usage.

For me, the Air was the perfect answer, for others it won't be. To each their own.
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I wouldn't get the mac air since its only advantage is its size. The MBP from what I've heard has heating problems if multi tasking with many softwares at a long period of time. But I'm not sure about the newest model of MBP, I'm sure they fixed the problem.

My macbook is perfect for me as a graphic/web designer since its easy to bring from home and office.
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The Air wasn't meant to "live up to the pro" and comparing it as such is like comparing Apples and Oranges.

The Air and Pro are aimed at two completely different demographics. The Pro is aimed at people who need a lot of portable power where as the Air is aimed at people who need something extremely portable.

When I bought my Air I also got the super drive. I don't use it that often so I really think making it external was the best decision. As for only 1 USB port, I also picked up a small 4 port USB hub which I've only used a couple times so although a second port would be nice, it's not hindering my usage.

For me, the Air was the perfect answer, for others it won't be. To each their own.
You are right about that. I think the design of the MacBook Air is beautiful and the keyboard is probably the best thing about it, besides the size.

What gets me is that all the extra stuff you have to get with it to make it usable IE USB ports and an external drive/superdrive if you really are on the go.

That doesn't make sense to me because you are carry around a whole bunch of extra stuff and it's looks messy when you have to connect all that stuff to such a beautiful piece of machinery.

Stick to the Pro it may not be as light or as thin as Air but you won't be kicking yourself when you don't have acess to a remote PC when you need to open a DVD and forgot your external superdrive. >_<"
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I would have to agree with almost everyone else here, I recently purchased a Pro (as in, five days ago) and I am more than content with it. It's exactly what I've been looking for in a laptop, and I love the features of it that I would not have access to in an Air.

And as for the heat issue, the current Pros do not get incredibly warm. I bought a fairly cheap lap board at Office Max before receiving my computer, but I find myself not using it when I'm using non-taxing programs, because the base doesn't get uncomfortably hot.

I'm extremely glad I have the processing power and expandability of a Pro, because it makes basic tasks simple, and allows you to complete more complicated tasks if need be.

But it does come down to what you prefer: power with portability, or extreme portability by itself.
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MBP is not a laptop it's a notebook or a desktop replacement. Do not I repeat put it on your lap for long amounts of time unless you don't care about having children.

If you are getting into photography get the matte screen glossy causes trouble.
Just get something like a rain iLap, heat problem solved.

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MBP...

I owned a MBP, sold it, bought an Air, had it for 14 days, returning it tomorrow, new MBP on order...

The Air is cool for about a week.. Then you realize that it's completely useless unless you travel a LOT and your requirements for a laptop are minimal.

If you want a portable web browser, buy the air.. If you want a real laptop, buy the MBP.
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but you won't be kicking yourself when you don't have acess to a remote PC when you need to open a DVD and forgot your external superdrive. >_<"
My Air Superdrive goes everywhere my Air does so I never have to worry about that.
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