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

MacBook - So what exactly is the difference?..


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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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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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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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... 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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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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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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