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Alright I have my mind set on purchasing a MB or MBP. I am currently using a Dell Studio 15 and I'm bored/fed up/tired of Windows I've had to reboot it 3 times and it hasn't even been a year. I would also like to have something smaller the 15 inch screen is pretty big. I am scheduled to leave for the Air Force in December and I will be using it mainly for music, online classes, pictures/video and internet bloggin. I used a MBP in the store and fell in love with the ease of everything.

So what I wanted to know is it really worth the extra money in between the two?

If I purchase one bone stock am I able to go to a Apple store and have them upgrade the hard drive and the RAM?

Thanks for the answers! May purchase one later today!
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I just bought the 13" MBP and for it was definately worth the extra $. Plus it sounds like you are a student so you will get $100 off the MBP, plus you can get a free iPod touch still I think. I really like the unibody look and feel and i'm fairly certain it will be more durable than the poly model.
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Sounds like you don't really need the extra power or the Pro from the things you said you will want it for. I would go with the MB if I were you, and save the money. If you do go with the MB though, it's not unibody.

You can upgrade the hard drive and RAM yourself quite easily, and for much less than apple charge. Those to parts are 'user serviceable'.
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Ok lets be honest here, both machines will do what you want it to do, but is the extra money worth it.

In short? Yes.

The more you spend the better the machine in this case, not only will you bare the MB Pro name but also have some good spec inside which should make it last that tad longer for your future use. not to mention a better model is always easier to sell in the future...

If its only a few $$ more its well worth the upgrade for these reasons
1) Think of the extra $$ then compare it to a bit extra long use for that machine
2) You will get what you wanted first time round, and life is to short
3) Easier to sell in future


All the best and let us know what you choose!

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So what I wanted to know is it really worth the extra money in between the two?
That's for you to decide if it's worth the money or not.

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If I purchase one bone stock am I able to go to a Apple store and have them upgrade the hard drive and the RAM?
No they won't.
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Sounds like you don't really need the extra power or the Pro from the things you said you will want it for. I would go with the MB if I were you, and save the money. If you do go with the MB though, it's not unibody.

You can upgrade the hard drive and RAM yourself quite easily, and for much less than apple charge. Those to parts are 'user serviceable'.
never thought of that.
does doing it your self void the warranty?
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never thought of that.
does doing it your self void the warranty?
No it will not void the warranty unless you break something in there whilst your doing it, but its a pretty easy swap to make, so you shouldn't break anything.

There are lots of guides online in text, and video form. Would probably be a good idea to check one of these out if you're not 100% sure.
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