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    So what exactly is the difference?..
    between the new MacBook and the lowest model MacBook pro besides the enclosure?

    Also, you get a bigger hard drive with the MacBook over the pro? why?

    So... where is the incentive to pay $200 extra for the lowest model MacBook Pro?

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    todd51
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    Don't the Pros still have a backlit keyboard? That might be another difference.

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    Also, the LED backlighted display.

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    no, the macbook has the LED back-lite display....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddtimer View Post
    no, the macbook has the LED back-lite display....
    Yes, now it does.

    Other differences, aside from the aesthetics...

    The Pros typically have a much higher quality screen (although I haven't seen the screen on the new MacBooks yet since they just came out today). Also, the Pros have an SD slot and a Firewire port.

    Aside from that... not much. Sort of hoping Apple either bumps the specs up on the 13" Pro or lowers the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    ... Sort of hoping Apple either bumps the specs up on the 13" Pro or lowers the price.
    Hopefully both? >_>" I rather have a spec upgrade though.

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    Backlit keyboard
    Firewire
    SD slot
    Aluminum enclosure

    While probably not worth the $200 difference - if I'm buying one of the 2 lower end machines - I'd have to spend the extra cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Backlit keyboard
    Firewire
    SD slot
    Aluminum enclosure

    While probably not worth the $200 difference - if I'm buying one of the 2 lower end machines - I'd have to spend the extra cash.
    yea the new one that was just released has a bigger hard drive in the base model then the pro as well.

    im going to try to pick the new unibody white Macbook this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maz94protege View Post
    yea the new one that was just released has a bigger hard drive in the base model then the pro as well.

    im going to try to pick the new unibody white Macbook this week.
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    Oh, the more things change... the more they stay the same.

    I remember this very same question being asked when the iBooks came very close in specs to the 12" PowerBooks.

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    The question and answer from then is still the same:
    " So is all that worth an additional $XXX? That depends on your needs."
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