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MacBook - Which to buy: Macbook or Macbook pro. Opinions?


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I need to get a laptop. I'm back and forth between two places a lot and don't want to be cut off from my writing, maintaining my website and getting email, etc. I'm thinking just a macbook is sufficient for me. I would get the 2.4ghz 13" white.

Any reasons why this is not a good choice? They're still well made and reliable? I don't think I will mind at all if it's not as blindingly fast as the Pro; I just want to know if there are any specific reliability issues with the Macbook.

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Wait until tomorrow (or later today for me). There is going to be a big announcement about MacBooks maybe even a revamp.
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For the tasks you've listed, I think the Macbook would suit you quite nicely. A little RAM upgrade and it should last you a long while. A MBP would be overkill for email, writing, and web-design, so you can save yourself some money and go with the MB.

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For the tasks you've listed, I think the Macbook would suit you quite nicely. A little RAM upgrade and it should last you a long while. A MBP would be overkill for email, writing, and web-design, so you can save yourself some money and go with the MB.

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Wait until tomorrow (or later today for me). There is going to be a big announcement about MacBooks maybe even a revamp.

Thanks B&O. What are we waiting for? What would the revamp mean if you were buying a Macbook tomorrow? Thanks.

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Thanks B&O. What are we waiting for? What would the revamp mean if you were buying a Macbook tomorrow? Thanks.
Sometimes the store have them the SAME day that they are announced. So it could matter. I agree with Sean though, I see no reason for you to spend the extra cash on the Pro.

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To give you an idea of perspective I was doing some basic editing a photo in iphoto, running a virtual 2003 server and a virtual XP machine and had itunes running on my MB last night, so for doing email, witting and web design the MB will serve you well.

Wish I had waited two weeks though...
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