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Why I got a MacBook and not a MacBookPro

1 Aug

Recently I was faced with the dilemma: Should I buy a MacBook or a MacBook Pro? I needed a laptop because I wanted to be able to edit images on-the-go. I was using a rigged-up gaming Dell PC at home and at the office an Intel Mac PC. Both machines are super powerful. For a laptop, I needed something not as fast but capable of running CS5 in an efficient manner.

A google search on the question turned up an answer. A survey of message boards suggested that people with the highest functioning MacBooks could run the newest Adobe software without issues.

When I went to apple.com and ran through the options for both the highest functioning MacBook and the lowest level MacBook Pro 13” laptops. To obtain the specifications, I selected 4 GBs of RAM and a 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo processor and 320GB space for both. With the configurations exactly the same, the “regular” MacBook was around $200 cheaper.

The snow white MacBook is not as sleek in appearance as its silver-colored “Pro” sibling, and it is not upgradable in RAM after 4GB. However, if you are the type of person who prefers to replace a machine and not upgrade the hardware, it is by far a better deal economically.

I’ve owned a MacBook for a month and have no complaints…