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Macbook vs Macbook Pro

by romeo339 / February 22, 2007 10:18 PM PST

I'm considering doing the switch and getting a mac laptop in the near future (after leopard comes out, that is), and I was wondering if there's any reason to get the macbook pro over the regular macbook. I'm going to be doing mostly regular computer tasks, like word processing, internet browsing, more than a bit of photo editing, and a lot of music playing (not much video/audio editing that i could think of). Would it be worth it to get the pro just for the discrete graphics card, processor that's a little faster, and a 2 inch larger screen? Does it make that much of a difference, and is there anything that I'm missing that'd make the pro the (much) better choice?

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you don't need the pro
by albyours / February 23, 2007 7:25 AM PST
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go for the regular MacBook. It's perfect for what you need it for. The pro will be overkill, IMO. As far as screen real estate, I find the MacBook's 13.3 inches a lot roomier than I had imagined. Why not go to an Apple store and play around to see which screen you like better?

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by romeo339 / February 24, 2007 10:12 AM PST
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cool, thanks. i'll definitely do that. would i need a discrete graphics card if i want to run boot camp with vista though?

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For Vista, yes and no...
by shahrokhan / February 24, 2007 8:39 PM PST
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Firstly I don't understand why you want to install Vista. Why do you want to use a lesser OS when you have a superior OS.

The Macbook, *currently* has an integrated graphic card which take s aaway a bit of your Mac's RAM. For Vista this MIGHT work. But I am pretty sure that for Vista premium with the Aero theme and all the fancy stuff, you will need a powerful graphic card, maybe even more powerful than the Pro's card.

Maybe the Macbooks will get updated or maybe they wont come out at all. If you DO need Windows, then you can install XP which is in some ways better than Vista.

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