Update

I went with a MacBook Pro. Find out what helped me to make my decision.

I have been craving an Apple laptop for about a year and a half now. Since Apple, just updated both the MacBook and the Macbook Pro today, I think it’s finally time. But now, the hard part comes up, which do I get: the MacBook or the MacBook Pro?

MacBook

So here are the specs for the MacBook that I would get:

  • Size: 13 inch
  • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
  • Hard Drive 160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm (or go to 250GB for $100 more)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan: $249
  • Price: $1,548.00

MacBoook Pro

Now, here are the specs for the MacBook Pro I would get:

  • Size: 15 inch
  • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
  • Hard Drive 200GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm (or go to 250GB for $50 more)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan: $349
  • Price: $2,348.00

Comparison

Based on those specs, it seems like the MacBook pro isn’t packing that much more. But in addition to all that, it has a better graphics card, backlit keyboard, and a multi-touch trackpad.

The backlit keyboard and 15 inch screen are big for me. But is it worth that much more? I’m not sure.

I wish Apple would update their laptop comparison chart. Hopefully they will get to it today.

So what do YOU think? Which would you get?