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

MacBook - New Macbook vs. Macbook Pro


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I am curious to hear your thoughts on this.
I want to know what you think is the better value - the new macbook or the macbook pro.

I know the macbook pro is more powerful - but it is also about a $1000 more. (assuming both are purchased new)

For what you get and the cost - is one a better "value" than the other.

Just curious to see what people think.
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In the end what is comes down to is what you plan to use the system for. Then you can decide which system is the better value.

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so what if you are not a gamer needing 3d graphics? which is better value then?
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so what if you are not a gamer needing 3d graphics? which is better value then?
Older generation MB with integrated graphics probably, or if you want the new gen MB.
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i had the same problem when i had to make my decision.. Macbook or Macbook Pro...

If i had Macbook pro, it's better for playing Movies, games because it has higher resolution display and bigger screen and also better graphic card. Also has Firewire port too

But with Macbook, it's more portable, easier to carry around and definitely has a little bit better battery life than macbook pro

So in the end, I only need a medium size notebook. Big screen and better graphic card is nice to have but it's not a must have for me. I need portability more so I ended up getting 2.4Ghz Macbook and upgraded my ram to 4GB with 250GB HDD and that's enough for me
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Thanks for the replies.
I am looking at the new Macbook and new Macbook Pro.

I've been leaning towards the Macbook 2.4 with the upgraded memory (4gb) just like Wiss sounds like.

I don't plan on using it for gaming - I plan to use it for editing photos and some video editing as well.

I don't have anything with a firewire (as of today) but I hear a lot of complaints about the void of one on the macbook.

I was just curious if I would hear a distinct pattern for one or the other.

Thanks for your input.
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Yeah, go for it man. I personally will wait until the faster quad-core processors come out next year before I buy a Macbook, but that's because I can afford to wait. Snow Leopard, faster CPUs, cheaper RAM, lower prices and a computer which just is even more sound will be available to me next year. IF you need a laptop now then get one. The new Macbook is great: very fast, a lot brighter, has a greater battery life and has smoother graphics than the previous Macbooks. I'm sure you'll really like it.
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Yeah, go for it man. I personally will wait until the faster quad-core processors come out next year before I buy a Macbook, but that's because I can afford to wait. Snow Leopard, faster CPUs, cheaper RAM, lower prices and a computer which just is even more sound will be available to me next year. IF you need a laptop now then get one. The new Macbook is great: very fast, a lot brighter, has a greater battery life and has smoother graphics than the previous Macbooks. I'm sure you'll really like it.
You forgot SSD.
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