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

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I have been using an outdated imac for years and now plan to upgrade.

I am seriously considering a laptop. I have looked at all the ones apple offers and cannot make a decision. Currently I use e-mail..surf the net and type up and design stationery, drafts, forms etc. I would like to get into doing more with graphics and streaming videos and other things

Which notebook would you recommend. For some reason 13 and 15 inch screens seem so small. I have not seen one up close I am just trying to imagine the size. I would like to spend about $1200-1500 if ,possible.

Is there any one that is "better" than the other? Also I heard that you cam use a mouse with these instead of the pad on the laptop. True? I am considering a laptop because portability would be good.

ANY input or suggestions would be welcome.

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MacBooks and Macbook Pros are notebooks not laptops. There is a difference.

You need to get yourself to the Apple store or a store that sells MBPs so you can see them and decide which screen size is best for you.

Also you need to decide if you need portability or not. If you do then get a MBP if not then get a desktop. IE iMac.

Yes you can use a mouse with a MBP. If screen size is an issue then you can always hook it up to a monitor.

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Please explain the difference between laptop and notebook. I see a lot of people with portable macs. I just assumed they were laptops and don't really know the difference

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Please explain the difference between laptop and notebook. I see a lot of people with portable macs. I just assumed they were laptops and don't really know the difference

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Check out this link Laptop Vs. Notebook Computer Guide for an explanation of the differences. (you could have just Googled "notebook vs. laptop")

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"Notebooks" is what lawyers and insurance companies call laptops in case someone burns their legs or gets testicular cancer. "it's a notebook. who told you you could put it on your lap?"
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I bought the 17" model ( pre- Unibody ) and looking back, it is rather heavy when you have to carry it around frequently.
Next model will be the 15" version.
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