Macbook (black, 160gb, 2 GB memory upgrade) vs. MacbookPRO? The Pro is a 15 in, and has a 2.4 Intel processor vs. the macbook's 2.16 processor. Also, the Pro is $400 more. I can't decide between the two. I love both of them. Help.
I love the regular Macbook. The PRO is too big. I thought I wanted a big screen, but I can tell you after dragging around my 15" for a while, machines with those screens are unnecessarily large.
Yea, I think the size might be on of the deterrents for me. I am a little lady. I have a 12 inch ibook G4, and it has served me well for the past 4 years. (The CD drive crapped out recently, plus I need a laptop that can run Windows via BootCamp.) I hated dragging this little thing around, so the idea of a bigger laptop is unappealing. BUT the macbooks weigh 5.1 lbs and the Pro only weighs 5.4 lbs. Also, all of my classes in law school will be confined to one building, and the LS has its own parking area, so maybe I wouldn't be lugging around the computer as much (no long walks across campus). Or maybe I could be a super nerd and get a rolling bag (probably not though).
Hey stjobs---the 2.2 GHz Pro is $400 more than the black macbook (which has 2.16GHz), even after I upgrade the black macbook to 2GB ram. The 2.4 GHz is $700 more than the black macbook. I wish I could go for the 2.4 processor, but that might be pushing my budget.
The Pro is just so cool. I wish I could buy both. I might just go to the apple store and play with both of them a little.
Thanks for y'all's input though.
Good plan. I was all set to buy the Macbook, until I had a chance to use the keyboard in the store. Those flat keys just don't work for me. Otherwise, the Macbook is such a great value that, aside from upgrading to 2 GB of RAM, is perfect how it is. Performance-wise there just isn't all that much difference given typical law school use. If the screen size works for you (given that you are coming from an iBook it should) then I don't see why you need to spend the extra money.
(I went with the Pro if only because I needed the extra screen real estate and hated the Macbooks keyboard)