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

New Macbook 13" vs. Macbook Pro 13"


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I'm looking to buy a new MacBook. I'm looking at the online store at the MacBook 13" and am considering adding the extra 2gb ram for $150, however I just noticed the MacBook Pro 13" is essentially just that w/ an aluminum body. Can someone explain the other differences between the base MacBook Pro and the base MacBook w/ an additional 2gb (thus 4gb total)?

The Mac Store website just seems a little illusive w/ their tech. specs.
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The Macbook Pro has firewire, SD card slot, and backlit keyboard, and I think a nicer display due to the edge to edge glass, and aluminium body.

Here's a comparison chart too.
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I'm looking to buy a new MacBook. I'm looking at the online store at the MacBook 13" and am considering adding the extra 2gb ram for $150, however I just noticed the MacBook Pro 13" is essentially just that w/ an aluminum body. Can someone explain the other differences between the base MacBook Pro and the base MacBook w/ an additional 2gb (thus 4gb total)?

The Mac Store website just seems a little illusive w/ their tech. specs.
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I'm looking to buy a new MacBook. I'm looking at the online store at the MacBook 13" and am considering adding the extra 2gb ram for $150, however I just noticed the MacBook Pro 13" is essentially just that w/ an aluminum body. Can someone explain the other differences between the base MacBook Pro and the base MacBook w/ an additional 2gb (thus 4gb total)?

The Mac Store website just seems a little illusive w/ their tech. specs.
Don't pay Apple $150 for 4gb of RAM.

You can get an 8gb kit for $115.

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A big difference between the macbook and the macbook pro is that the macbook is limited to 4Gb of ram while the macbook pro is 8Gb. That makes a big difference if you want to game or video processing.
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Since late 09, the Macbooks also support 8GB RAM.
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MBP has a longer-life battery, which can lasts up to seven hours – that’s two whole hours more than the 13-inch MacBook. With MBP you have a choice between 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD, or 2.53GHz, 4 gigs of RAM and a 250GB HDD
I don't know where you are getting your information!
Both the Macbook and 13" MBP have upto 10hrs and see the following for specs . 4GB Ram, 2.4 or 2.66 GHz, and the list goes on:


Here's the Macbook
http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html
Here's the Macbook Pro
Apple - MacBook Pro - Technical specifications of the 13-inch.
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Don't pay Apple $150 for 4gb of RAM.

You can get an 8gb kit for $115.

Where???

15" 2.53ghz i5 MacBook Pro (2010) 8gb, 500gb HD - 60gb OWC SSD
13" 2.4ghz MacBook Unibody (late 2008) 4gb, 250gb
24" 2.4ghz Aluminum iMac (mid 2007) 3gb, 1tb
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Where???
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ

In fact you can get this from OWC with a lifetime warranty:

OWC Memory
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