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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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SSD or New MacBook Pro?

To the Knowledge base ,
I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and despite the obvious upgrades to 4GB of RAM and 7200rpm hard drive I'm thinking it maybe time for a new one or a new SSD.

I don't do a great deal of work on it but recently I started to get a annoyed by the 'lag' between clicking on a shortcut (excel) and it opening 10 seconds later. I've do a check on the HD and all is as it should be so am i getting impatient or have i just become accustomed to how much quick my MBP was compared to the windows machines in work and now i want faster???

There's no real reason to change my MPB (really) so should i buy a Solid State Drive, reinstall Lion from scratch and use this as an opportunity to rid myself of the many downloaded files i dont need or use?

If i am to go to the SSD is there a particular one out there i should buy. 256gb would be the minimum i'd want.

Many thanks,

Chris
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