$ 50 more for 1 gig memory Macbook-worth it?

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  1. ansatzjp, Aug 20, 2006
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  2. truz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if the macbook ships with 2x256 or 1x512. if it's 1x512 you can find used imac/macbook pro/macbook member on ebay (people who have ordered a intel mac and purchased two 1GB chips and selling there 512mb it shipped with so its just about brand new) for under $30 shipped. $50 is not bad, but you can get it cheaper on ebay.com
     
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    IF it was me, I would pay the $50 and get the extra memory, especially if its a single 1Gig stick of memory... but them $50 translates into something different for me than I guess it would for you... :rolleyes:
     
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  6. ansatzjp, Aug 20, 2006
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    oh yeah...... Congratulations on the switch! OS X is such a wonderful experience. IBM's are still really great computers.
     
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    I would assume that the 1gb machine will have 2x512 which causes a problem if you want a 2nd gig.
     
  10. ansatzjp, Aug 20, 2006
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    1 GB total RAM is a good starting point for most users.

    When Apple is upgrading you to 1 GB total RAM, they are only selling you an additional 512MB's of RAM

    If you are a heavy user, you'll be better off buying the MacBook stock adding 2 single 1 GB RAM DIMMS 3rd party selling or saving the original 2 X 256 MB DIMMS.

    You also need to think about a backup drive.
    Your digital life will be on that notebook so I'd be sure to have safe copies of everything that matters.
     
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    What IBM computers?
     

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