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  1. #1
    Recommendations, please

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    Hey guys!

    I'm currently an unsatisfied PC user for the last 15 years...*i know*..and have decided to turn over a new leaf!

    However i cannot decide what to buy:

    I'm stuck between 2 laptops;

    1) The Macbook: - aluminium unibody

    13.3-inch, 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, GeForce 9400M SuperDrive

    2) The Macbook Pro

    13inch 2.26GHz/ 2GB/ 160GB/ GeForce 9400M/ Super Drive

    Both laptops have; keyboard backlighting/ ddr3 memory and the price is pretty much the same!

    quick few q's:

    > I understand that the macbook pro has better HD resolution..will that make a huge difference?
    > How easy is it to manually upgrade the ram/ hardrive of the macbook pro?

    However so, I cannot decide! I really need your help guys!

    Any help will be IMMENSELY appreciated!!

  2. #2
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    I was in the same situation as you and I went with the MBP. You also get the SD card slot on the new machine as well as Firewire 800. The upgrades are very easy. I had the MBP apart 20 minutes after FedEx dropped it off for the hard drive and I put in 4gb of RAM today.

    I am happy that I went with the pro in the end. Great machine and a great price IMO. Get it and don't look back!

  3. #3
    Recommendations, please

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    Hey John! Thanks for the swift response! Have you noticed any downsides such as over-heating?

    Any other negatives?

    Really appreciate it man!

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by king_carib View Post
    Hey John! Thanks for the swift response! Have you noticed any downsides such as over-heating?

    Any other negatives?

    Really appreciate it man!
    No, I have not. I read a post earlier of a user with the same machine as mine that stated it got really hot while charging. I don't seem to have that issue on mine. It gets warm, but surely not hot to touch.

    My only gripe is that the SD card sticks out of the machine when inserted. Other machines I have had took the card all the way in so you could leave it there if necessary. Other than that I have not come across any negatives to speak of. I really love this machine and wish I would have made the move sooner.

  5. #5
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    21" iMac * 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7 * 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 * 1TB HD *AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
    That's a no-brainer... Macbook Pro all the way!

  6. #6
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    Don't the new 13" MB Pros support more RAM than the previous model as well? (8GB rather than 4GB)

  7. #7
    Recommendations, please

    Member Since
    Jun 18, 2009
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    iPhone 3G,MBP 13 inch 2.26
    The SD and firewire put me over the top..The faster processor is nice too..

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNDdave View Post
    Don't the new 13" MB Pros support more RAM than the previous model as well? (8GB rather than 4GB)
    They do but the price of 8GBs of RAM makes it unrealistic as a justifiable expense .
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  9. #9
    Recommendations, please

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    Thanks alot for your help guys!

    I've decided to go for the MBP!

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