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  1. 42395_skyline

    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    can anyone explain the major differences between the macbook, macbook pro, and macbook air? i just want someone to explain it clearly to me. not so technical. thanks.
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    (Correct me if wrong)
    (BTW, this is current models only, not refurb or anything)

    MacBook
    13.3" only
    Slower than MacBook Pro
    Only available in white plastic

    MacBook Pro
    13" 15" 17" sizes
    Faster than MacBook
    Only available in aluminum

    MacBook Air
    Really thin
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    has to be more than that??? like dont get technical but like there has to be some hardware like bluetooth, camera, mic, or something that some have and others dont. idk about macs so i dont know if macs have built in bluetooth or camera and mic but im just giving examples of hardware.
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    Just to add to Macbook Air, no CD/DVD drive, lower capacity hard drive.
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    that killed me wanting the air haha see this kind of info what im looking for. so now just can someone compare the macbook and pro? air is out
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    There aren't that many differences to tell you the truth, the main differences are the processor speed, amount of RAM (but you could change that). They all come with the iSight camera, and mic. I believe the Macbook Pros come with a built-in memory card reader. I think the 15 and 17 inch Macbook Pros can support 2 video cards.

    The main differences between the Macbook and Macbook Pro is the dual graphics cards (if you're willing to pay the price), SD card slot, aluminium.
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    Slower processor, smaller hard drive, but I believe everything else is the same. I'd rather go for the Macbook. But another difference that people consider is that the Macbook is plastic, so it can crack and the Macbook Pro is aluminium so it can only dent.
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    well my laptop is plastic, so i can deal. but i just dont like the white look. so thats why i rather have the pro or that refurb. but i dont like that it has a smaller hard drive. so i guess ill shoot for the pro. just need to try to sell my laptop. anyone know a website where i can see a comparison between the pro and macbook specs? even though i wont understand it i want an idea of the small differences.
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