MacBook vs MacBook Pro

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It is important to note that Apple has bumped the speeds of the MacBook Pro’s. There is no longer a 1.83Ghz MBP.

Low end (1.83 MB vs 2.0 MBP)
2.1″ Screen size (160X100 resolution)
0.17 Ghz Speed
20 gig HD
Combo Drive vs SuperDrive
64 mg video (DDR2 vs DDR3)

Total Difference: $900

Middle of the Road (2.0 MB White vs 15.4″ 2.16 MBP)
2.1″ Screen size (160X100 resolution)
0.16 Ghz Speed
40 gig HD
192 mg video (DDR2 vs DDR3)
512 mg ram

Total Difference: $1200

High End (2.0 Ghz MB Black vs 17″ 2.16 MBP)
3.7″ Screen size (400X250 resolution)
0.16 Ghz Speed
40 gig HD
192 mg video (DDR2 vs DDR3)
512 mg ram
8X DL SuperDrive vs SuperDrive
Firewire800

Total Difference: $1300

None of the MacBooks come with an ExpressCard/34 slot.

Can you tell me that on the middle end that $1200 is WORTH the difference in specs? If you change the HD to match ($150) and ram to match ($100), that only adds $250 to the price.

You are then paying $950 for 2.1″, 0.16 Ghz, and 192 video ram. WTF? Not worth it if you honestly think about it.

Now if you NEED the sceen space, then at any price the price is worth it, but still…

I have to say that I was all about getting a 17″ MBP, but not I am HIGHLY reconsidering the option. I am not going to get the black MB (b/c it will probably smudge and scratch), but the 2.0Ghz white model is very tempting. Time will tell….

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2 thoughts on “MacBook vs MacBook Pro

  1. Mac is almost never worth the extra. hehe. Though I have to admit GarageBand 3 looks pretty cool. It’s unfortunate that Microsoft would be sued for bundling something like iLife.

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