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

Should I buy the Macbook 13 or the Macbook Pro 13?


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I've looked at both online (the 2.26 ghz MBP) and noticed it seems strange that the regular macbook is cheaper, has completely identical specs but has more hard drive space than the MBP now? Basically, it seems like for 200 dollars extra, you are getting backlit keys, a firewire port, an sd slot, but almost 100 gigs less of hard drive space? Is there any reason to spend more to get the MBP since you're basically spending more to get lower specs (Hard drive space) than the regular macbook? Thanks
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I think you answered your own question. If those things you listed are not important to you, by all means get the MacBook and save the cash.
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The MBP screen has a glass front (which I prefer). Also, the MBP has a unibody aluminum frame - I don't know if this is stronger than the MB's plastic unibody frame or not.

Either would be good depending upon how you weigh the pros and cons.
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I went with the Pro primarily for the illuminated keys since I often am in a dark room using the computer. That alone was worth it to me, not to mention how much better the aluminum body looks, and it's thinner.
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I just bought the 13" pro, and, admittedly, alot of my reasoning came from the flashy style, the light up keys, glass screen covering and sdhc slot works perfect for me, not to mention it's a bit thinner. but i's alo my first mac. so i have nothing to compare it to..
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The screen is supposedly better on the Pro as well (I can't validate this though).

13" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz w/ 4GB RAM
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personally i would go for the pro.
the screen, lighted keys, an flashy look was a big selling point for me


plus it seems like everybody nowadays has the whitebook
be different ;-)

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the lighted keys are AWESOME. also, if you are a student, then the MacBook is $949. VERY cheap.
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The pro is $999 refurbished. Refurbished is a broken computer which has been repaired to be like new again. Don't be afraid to buy refurb from apple, but I wouldn't trust third partie's refurb MacBooks. I'd go for the mbp.

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If you have ever had/used a notebook with a backlit keyboard, I am pretty sure you wouldn't be asking this question.

The backlit keyboard is amazing. I didn't think of it much before I got it, but it is amazing.
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I bought the 13" MacBook Pro a few days ago simply because the local Apple retailer didn't have the MacBook in stock. I'm kind of glad I did get the Pro though, it is a much nicer looking computer and feels really solid, definitely worth the extra cost.
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Ahh same dilema for me!
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I bought a 13 inch Pro, and I love it.
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I hate the black and glass on the pro i bought I now have the macbook and love it they only thing i could love more would be tablet the backlit keyboard was more of a pain then a help for me.
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I bought the pro... you also gain a better battery life with the pro... another 3 hours or so.
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