What to choose? mac book vs mb pro...
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    Default What to choose? mac book vs mb pro...

    What is the main diference between a macbook and a macbook pro?

    My plans when i get one is to use it only for traktor and the s4, and i saw some cheap used macbook from 2008 and 2009, tight budget, so have to wait for a brand new one. but will the mac book work good with the s4 or is the pro model a must for us dj's?


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    the macbook (white plastic) has less ram and no firewire port or sd card slot....main differences that swayed me to the macbook pro
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    More power, that's about it. S4 should run fine on a 2009 Macbook, actually I think someone was talking about just that the other day. Try searching.
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    I'm not using a Apple product but I'm running OSX on my T60. I can have it on the lowest possibly latency setting. (1-3 MS) and there is no crackling or popping. It's a core2duo 2.0 GHZ, 2 gb ram lappy.

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    Think ill go for a used one macbook, not the pro, since its only going to be used with the s4, prob put in a ssd disk after a while and some extra memory.

    but no older then 2009 mod?

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    For my S4 I have a late 2008 13 Macbook Aluminum and it's the base model
    2.0 C2D with 2 gig of Ram. I got it used to use soley for DJing.

    Works with no issues at all with my S4.
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    the other good thing about macbook pro is the backlit keyboard which could be useful in a night club.

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    i have a 2009 white polycarbonate unibody macbook and the S4 runs perfect. I do regret not getting the Pro for firewire though.

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