I am moving from Pc to Mac definetly
I know very little about computers, I want my laptop to be portable, to have a good wireless connection and decent battery life. I realise the Pro has 4GB ram and a backlight keyboard. I am starting Uni in september and will be using my laptop for standard uni stuff.
Is the Pro worth the extra couple of hundred quid?
Thank for any advice.
If it's just for uni and you want a mac then just get the macbook rather than the pro. It's already pricey so there's no need in adding a few hundered quid onto it for power that you don't need.
The differences between the two base models:
- MBP has 2GB more RAM
- MBP has an SD card slot and Firewire port
- MBP supports up to 8GB Ram, MB up to 4GB
- MBP weighs a little less and is a little thinner
- MBP has backlit keyboard
- MBP has stereo speakers with subwoofers, whereas MB has stereo speakers
- MBP has a aluminium case that is more durable and (IMO) looks better
Everything else is the same: the screen size, resolution, processor, graphics card, battery, hard drive etc.
Depends whether you value the extra MBP features as worth the £129.25 price difference.
For £860 you get the 13" with a free iPod touch for their back to school promotion!
On their site it says £940... that isn't the full HE discount. Just take your UCAS offer letter and then you're good to go, but make sure you have the full discount. Ask in store for their manager if they don't understand etc.
My friend just received his Pro 13. Looks really fantastic comparing to Mac 13, even though functionality looks quite the same.
The pro is for exactly that, professionals. I think a top of the range macbook with 4gb ram would do everything you would need it to. I am a student and my macbook has been flawless..
There is no real need to get the pro, but if you can get the free iPod with it then sell than on Ebay, the price difference is even less.
If I were you I'd be upgrading the macbook to 4gb of RAM anyway and once you've done that I think it's about £50 price difference between them, so for that I'd get the pro and get the metal body.