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21 June 2009 @ 04:46 pm
Macbook Regular or Pro???  
So I've used a Pro for the past 3 years (on loan from company), and now it's time for me to buy a laptop for college. I'm buying from Princeton b/c they have better deals. I think I'm gonna get a Mac (v. PC), but am so conflicted whether to splurge the extra $1000 for a Pro!

I'm feeling that a 13" screen for the regular Macbook may be a little small, and for someone with as much music/video/editing/downloading as me, mayhaps the extra processing/memory/hard drive might be worth it. I haven't used a regular Macbook before so idk, but...thoughts????

I have the money, with the $2000 I've won from Intel, but again that can go toward other uses.

Apple Macbook (white) $1115
* 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 13" display
* NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 256 MB
* 2 GB memory, DDR2, 2 DIMMS
* 160 GB hard drive, SATA, 5400 RPM
* Built-In DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW Superdrive
* Airport Extreme Card (802.11 b/g/n)
* Built in Ethernet, 2 USB ports, 5.0 lbs
* Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
* Student Software Suite
* Math/Science/Engineering option
* Warranty: 3-yr AppleCare hardware warranty

Apple Macbook Pro Aluminum $2038
* 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 15" widescreen display, glossy finish, 1440x900
* NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 9600 GT graphics w/ 256 MB
* 4 GB memory, DDR3
* 320GB hard drive, SATA, 5400 RPM
* DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW Double-Layer Superdrive
* Airport Extreme Card (802.11 b/g/n)
* Built-In Ethernet, FireWire, 2 USB ports
* Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
* Student Software Suite
* Math/Science/Engineering software option
* Warranty: 3-year AppleCare hardware warranty counter customizable
 
 
 
.allthingsgood on July 4th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
the capabilities for the pro are super super great -- but think about the extra weight it comes with. i would've gone for the pro but for the semesters of school where it feels like you're gonna have to take teh computer every day to class, it gets to be a huge hassle. the pro is sooooo heavy T_T i would go for the regular macbook but up the memory.
Elizabethjaesu17 on July 5th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
thanks! :)