« on: December 13, 2007, 07:59:05 PM »
Just fyi - the difference in weight between the macbook and 15" macbook pro is about 6 ounces. The MBP offers a bigger screen and better speakers, and other than that you will not notice a difference in the performance for anything you'd be doing related to law school.
If you're into audio/video editing, 3d rendering, or gaming, then the MBP would be a much better choice.
The plastic macbook scratches easily, the aluminum macbook pro dents easily. There are plenty of cases, guards and shells available for both, though.
No dents seen on my 9 months old MBP - plenty of scratches. I use a generic Targus notebook bag. In the end the MBP is tougher than my old X41......go figure.