BTO or buy from store?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by kntgsp, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

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    I have a large itunes and iphoto library, use office 2004 alot, and dabble in some Adobe Photoshop CS and GoLive. Should I bother getting the 128 mb graphics card upgrade and the 5400 rpm HD upgrade in the 15" or 17" PB's? I'm a student so most of my stuff involves photo's for art, writing, and music.

    Or should I just buy one from the store and load up on Ram?

    Thanks.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Graphics card is up to you, it won't make much difference for what you're doing. However a 5400rpm drive will probably make all the difference, especially in photoshop.
     
  3. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what about size? I'm debating bewteen the 15 and 17". Is it worth the extra weight and size for the screen real estate?
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Well, you're a student, so I take it you're going to be moving around a lot with your laptop. So I'd go with the 15", the 17" is just to big IMO.
     

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