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

MacBook Pro - Pro or not to Pro?


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I bought a Black Macbook about 1 week ago. I have been reading through alot of posts and it seems a high percentage of people have MBP's. Should I eat the 140 dollar restocking fee and return my Macbook and just buy a Pro?
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Do you feel as if the MB isn't fulfilling your needs? If so then yes, if not... why spend extra cash just because everyone else has one?
I'd personally prefer to have the MBP but it was too expensive and the MB does everything I need, and more.
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MBP is awesome mate. But personally, the only reason I would ever go for a MacBook is because it not only looks sexy, but its small to carry around so you can get it out and show it off . As a student, I sometimes wish I bought the MacBook but I'm happy with my choice for a MBP.

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MBP is awesome mate. But personally, the only reason I would ever go for a MacBook is because it not only looks sexy, but its small to carry around so you can get it out and show it off . As a student, I sometimes wish I bought the MacBook but I'm happy with my choice for a MBP.
I agree as being a student that the MBP sometimes seems to big, but when I am at home, I love having the extra screen space. I'm happy with my MBP!
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^^ x3

i miss my previous macbook, but i like my pro also just as much.

differences in each machine, make them both ideal i think

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^^ x3

i miss my previous macbook, but i like my pro also just as much.

differences in each machine, make them both ideal i think
Ditto. IMHO the MacBooks are prettier and cooler. The MBP have an arguably better keyboard and of course the larger screen. Not everything is better in MBP-land, though, so you don't need to carry around that "shoulda woulda coulda" feeling if you keep the MB.

The specs and the price tags speak for themselves. (Although one thing that may not be apparent is the MBs don't have an ExressCard/34 (i.e., PCMCI) slot.)

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i actually prefer the keyboard on mb. it feels better to me. i have a mbp, and my buddy has a mb, and i think i would have been just fine with a mb.

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It really depends on your needs. As many others in this thread have said, if it's meeting your needs, why spend the extra money?

When I bought a PowerBook instead of an iBook, I did so because the specs were drastically different. I spent a lot more money, but the type of work I do required a higher-end machine.

When I decided to sell my PowerBook and upgrade to an Intel Mac, I was faced with a different situation. The MacBook Pro specs were better than the MacBook, but not in areas that affected me. I didn't plan on doing any intense video editing or 3D gaming, so the superior video capabilities weren't necessary. I also had no intention of upgrading to 3GB of RAM, or using the express slot.

So, I opted to buy the high-end MacBook. I maxed out the Memory (2GB), and eventually upgraded the Hard Drive (7200 RPM 100GB). As a result, I have a fantastic development machine that meets all of my needs.

Sorry for the long explanation. Just figured I'd share my own experiences.

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These are all great opinions, you guys are great, gave everybody good reps! THANKS! Question though, can you upgrade to wireless N with the MBP? I paid with my discount 1468.00 for my macbook. now, minus 140 = 1328.00. I would be paying an extra 672.00 with tax to get it!! wow! Gotta really think about this. I am going to the apple store today and start playing with the MBP. Also...should I wait a few months to sell and upgrade or just right out return it and buy the MPB now? Been reading alot in this forum about a possible upgrade soon. I could always sell it as soon as I know something new IS coming out, right?
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