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    Need Help!! Black Mb Or Mbp???
    I need some help!

    Which is better the black macbook or the macbook pro?

    What are the pro's/con's of each and is the MBP worth the extra $700?

    Thanks

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    Oh forgot to mention... It is between the 15' 2008 MBP and the black macbook...

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    which is better? For me, the one with the discrete video card and larger screen. For you, perhaps not. Depends on what you need to use it for.
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    I'd say wait 2 months and then make your decision?

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Why 2 months??

    I would use the com for School work, Browsing the internet (emails, youtube etc), playing some (but not many) games as well as Storing/editing video's and pictures and watching dvd's....

    Which would be better for that?? I love the sound/look of the 15' (17' too big for me lol) MBP but have heard some bad things about it (however that was a while ago so don't know if these things have been fixed) so was not sure which one would be best???

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    black macbook +ram upgrade, but thats just my personal preference,

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    unless you really need to do games / video editing, the $700 premium is simply not worth it, IMO.

    I'd say go for the blackbook with 4GB ram, like the guy above me said
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    Well if you want the bigger screen and better graphics card then go for it.
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    For what you are planning to use the laptop for there is no reason that you should spend the extra money on a computer that you don't won't really use the benefits of.

    Couple differences that i know off the bat are as follows:
    1) MBP Has a backlit keyboard
    2) MBP has both firewire 400 and 800 where as MB has only 400

    Those are just a couple things that made the choice easy for me. I went for the MBP because im a DJ and needed the extra speed on the firewire so that i can run my music programs and pull songs from external hard drives faster.

    If your using this for pretty much college stuff( email, papers,internet etc) then unless you just want to have the MBP there is really no reason for you to have it.

    The processor specs are the same in both computers so as far as specs go you will have almost the same laptop minus the extra ports that i mentioned.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks for all the help guys!

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