MacBook vs. MacBook Pro

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  1. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am a student, and I will be purchasing an Apple laptop as soon as the current line is refreshed. The MacBook Pro is slightly too expensive for me, but if need be, I could get it. I will using the machine for web surfing, email, MS Office, Garage Band, iMovie, but most importantly, Adobe software such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc.

    What do you think? Could I run my Adobe software (well) on a MacBook? (Remember, this isn't the current model I am talking about.)

    A redesigned MacBook will be sporting an Intel Montevina chip (probably 2.4 GHz for me). I could also upgrade the RAM to 4GB.

    Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated.
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    I think MacBook Pro rocks my socks!
    You should be able to run almost anything on it.
    and all adobe products work on a mac.
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    Well, for more sheer power and allowing you to do more, but at a hefty fee, choose the Mac Book Pro, otherwise, you can choose the Mac Book and live on regularly (occasional freezes)

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  5. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know that the MacBook pro can handle whatever I throw at it, but my worry is: Can the MacBook do the same? (In my case).

    Darn right.
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    Hmmm yes, the only difference to me is the HDD size and processor...that's the difference between those..In your case, I'll still get the MacBook Pro.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The MacBook Pro has a dedicated video card. I would get the Pro, it's just that if I don't need to pay for it, I rather not. Though that brings up the argument - I want this computer to last a while. (not get outdated too quickly)
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    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    Wow, you're so off. The MacBook Pro is Aluminum (for now), it has a WAY better graphics card, 15.4 inch display by default, thinner, Firewire 800, 5 hours battery on 15 inch, etc.

    Need I go on?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The standard MacBook will be aluminum soon.
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    Hmmm I think we settled that MacBook is better?
    And what's the aluminum going to do? it doesn't make any difference. and the display? how's that going to change performance? battery? He wants to run the programs, so he'll be probably in a room with a connection chord, need I go on?

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