1) better graphics card 2) larger screen/higher resolution 3) 667MHz frontside bus (or does the macbook really have that fsbus as well.. but just doesn't say it) 4) ddr2 (or does the macbook have that as well.. but just doesn't say it)
...hmm.. This is going to be a desktop replacement.. but my current desktop has 2 1280x1024 screens.. and I am thinking with F9, I can use just one 1280x800 screen..
If you can afford the pro model obviously go for it. The dedicated Graphics card on the pro is hands down in a league above the macbooks. The ram is the single smartest upgrade you can do in regards to performance. As for the hard drive keep in mind that both laptops us serial ata drives, and the 7200 rpm drives can be pretty pricey. look here for a review of some of the current offerings on the market. http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2006q1/mobile-hdds/index.x?pg=1
I've also been looking at buying a macbook pro (still don't like the name though) and you have the option for eiher a 100 gig 7200 rpm HDD or a 120 gig 5400 rpm HDD. If it's a desktop replacement i'd probably go with the 7200 rpm hdd. Keep in mind though, it will use up more battery life when it leaves the plug behind.
2.4gHz 15" MacBook Pro, 1.66gHz Core Duo Mac Mini, 2.5gHz G5 QUAD, 733mHz Quicksilver, 450mHz G4 Cube, 700mHz G3 iBook, 350mHz Sawtooth G4, 350mHz Revs. A and B B&W G3, 16mHz Powerbook 100, 8mHz Macitosh Classic.
Cool.. So I will def do the ram and hd upgrade.. but what about:
A) macbook pro's faster bus speed (or are both the same?) B) better graphics card (yes, I know it is much faster.. but I don't do any gaming.. but I heard the new OS X ver needs a lot of 3d acceleration )
A)No both macbook and macbook pro have the same FsBUS
B) still don't know
C)(newly created) DVI output port on macbook is @ 1920x1200 pixels.. so This could tremendously help my large desktop needs.. Not sure if I should go large display and just use the one 1920x1200 display or should go dual monitors.. but will find that out once I get it
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