Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by itsover954, Jan 27, 2007.
How much better is the macbook pro than the standard mac book?
(i.e. core 2 duo vs. core duo)
Dedicated graphics hardware (ATI X1600), larger display, back-lit keyboard, aluminum housing. That's what I can think of, off the top of my head. Oh, the C2D MBP has 802.11n compatible airport hardware, original MB does not. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm looking for a dual layer DVD burner, built-in Wifi, decent video card, and processor speed/capability. Do I need to go pro to get those? Do they make a non pro with core 2 duo?
^ just get a macbook pro
macbook only has a 64mb video card. i'm almost certain of that.
is there only 1 pro or do I have a bunch of performance levels within it?
Core 2 Duo MacBook also has the Draft-N wireless cards.
Internal speakers are better on the Pro as well
mbp >>> mb the macbook is for people checking email and using the internet. it's a laptop for people that want a mac, but dont have that much money. if you want the power, you want a macbook pro. they are for the heavy duty users. but the c2d is in both the macbook and macbook pro
gtfo plz, macbook is VERY capable outside of graphics capability.
it's capable, but if you're looking for more power, then the macbook pro is the way to go. if they were the same price, which would you get? the macbook pro because it's a better machine.
Also, I think the MB Pro has Dual-link DVI, so it can output to Apple/Dell's 30" display. The regular macbook cannot.
The MB Pro has Firewire 800, the macbook only has Firewire 400.
It also has a larger standard hard drive and an ExpressCard slot.
I have a macbook pro, and "if you have the means, I highly recommend it." However, if price is a factor, you won't go wrong with just a macbook. My roommate has one, and he loves it.
Ah I thought I forgot a few things. Very true - a Macbook is by no means a bad machine to purchase. Different people have different needs
The original MBPs did not have FW800. At least the 15s.
the original mbp 17" does have firewire 800
alot of really incorrect information in this thread.
i could have had a refurb pro for the price of a regular macbook. i picked the macbook becuase of its size. and i'm not going to be gaming on a laptop.
the macbook has a few advantages, size, alot of people like the keyboard alot better. etc.
once i found out the macbook runs half life one well, my mind was made up. decent enough for very casual gaming when i get bored.
where could you have found a refurb mbp for the same price as a mb? there have to have been differences. are you sure it wasnt the original mbp instead of the c2d's?
the core duo refurbs are 2000 on the apple site. granted they are 17", even the 15" would be more expensive than a macbook.
yeah they are cd's rather than c2d's, but they'd still be faster for 3d apps/games.
they sold out of them a couple days ago, but you could get a 15" for 1350 when i was buying my macbook. not the same price, but $50 difference is close enough.
what i was referring to though, was similar features. i would personally choose a c2d macbook over a cd macbook pro at the same price. but they are different. (by the way, i got my mbp for a steal compared to the apple store site! they want 1999 on the site, and i got mine for 1799 at the store. sweet deal!)
i just think if it comes down do 3d, an older slower pro is still gonna blow a mb away.
i think it will too. but i know that some people have other opinions about different features. you're right, people do like the keyboard for the macbook better than the one for the macbook pro. personally, i like the backlit keyboard because i work in the dark a lot. i also do web design and other coding, so having a bigger screen for me is a must, that's why i went for the mbp rather than the mb. it's all personal preference
I hate the keyboard on the macbook but I like the smaller size. I got the mbp due to the amazingness of it, but the macbook is still a solid device. they both have core 2 duos now.
yeah, we know... if you're referring to what myself and Rip The Jacker were talking about, he was talking about a refurbished core duo (not core 2 duo) and the macbook core 2 duo.
I wasn't referring to that. I was referring to the thread starter.