Transferring the data from the MacBook Pro to the MacBook was a breeze using the ‘Migration Assistant’. The only problem was the MacBook has a significantly smaller hard-drive than the Pro and some some files/folders needed to be compressed.
The MacBook is a nice machine. The keyboard is much better than the ‘sponge’ found on the old iBooks. I like the smaller size when compared to the Pro version and the ‘shinny’ screen is very nice and sharp.
One problem with the machine is that it seems significantly slower than the Pro and even feels slower than a PowerBook G4. Switching between apps is very slow and the ‘spinning pizza of death’ seems to make a regular appearance.
The problem may be that the hard-drive is rather full and the machine only has 512 MB RAM.
Update (23rd July 2006): The speed / ‘spinning pizza of death’ problem appears to have been solved. Yesterday I bought a 1 GB memory module and today I upgraded the machine. The machine is a lot ‘snappier’ and the spod has not been around…. (see the post)