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Macbook Pro 13" VS. Asus U30jc

Base your opinions upon: portability, speed, battery life, and above all, ease of use (keyboard, track pad, boot time).

The Competitors:

ASUS U30JC

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-U30JC-A1-13-3-Inch-Laptop-Silver/dp/B0036ZEANO

Product Features

* Intel Core i3-350M Processor (2.26 GHz)
* NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M Graphics Engine with 512MB DDR3 Dedicated VRAM with NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology
* 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz DRAM (2GB x 2 slots), 4GB Max; Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
* 320GB Hard Drive (5400 RPM); Super Multi Optical Disk Drive; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
* 13.3-Inch HD (1366x768) LED Display; 0.3MP Webcam; HDMI Port; 8 cell 5600mAh battery

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

* Hardware Platform: PC
* Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core Duo
* Number of Processors: 2
* RAM: 4 MB
* RAM Type: SODIMM

Hard Drive

* Size: 320 GB
* Type: Raid

Graphics and Display

* Graphics RAM: 512.0 MB

Cases and Expandability

* Size (LWH): 13.12 inches, 9.52 inches, 1.2 inches
* Weight: 4.8 pounds

PRICE: ~$880

APPLE MACBOOK PRO 13" 2.4GHz

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro

Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB Memory
250GB hard drive
SD card slot
Built-in battery (10 hours)
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

While the specs are obviously not as great on the Macbook I must say that I favor it's size to weight ratio along with it's overall build quality.

PRICE: $900 (from a family member :D )

Which one would you choose?

On a side note: Can a Macbook run windows OS's without a hiccup? Fully functioning track pad and decent battery life? Just wondering cause I'd probably dual boot.
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  1. Well, it depends on what you want to do with either of the laptops, i.e. video editing, gaming, etc... If you find yourself doing a fair amount of gaming, I'd go with Asus/i3 set up.
  2. Gaming is not very important. I have a nice desktop at home for that purpose.

    This will be my work/random-googling/research/project laptop.

    Quick start-up and ease of use take priority.
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    ^In that case, the MBP would probably be fine. The 10 hour battery life is always a plus and the Core2Duo isn't that far behind the i3 in the Asus. The GeForce 320M in the MBP is also slightly better.

    As far as I know, Boot Camp runs Windows fine. I know someone who is running XP Pro on his 13'' MBP just fine.
  4. lostandwandering said:
    ^In that case, the MBP would probably be fine. The 10 hour battery life is always a plus and the Core2Duo isn't that far behind the i3 in the Asus. The GeForce 320M in the MBP is also slightly better.

    As far as I know, Boot Camp runs Windows fine. I know someone who is running XP Pro on his 13'' MBP just fine.


    That is exactly what I needed to hear.

    Many thanks!
  5. Best answer selected by elliotth.
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