Buying PB 15 - Few questions

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  1. gujar macrumors newbie

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    Long time windows user. I have decided to switch and my heart is set on a 15 inch PB ALU. I am thinking of either refurbished or Edu discount (new). Refurbish gives me additional $ 200-300 discount depending on config. but its not new. My questions about refurbish:
    1. Does it come with all the software and disks as new and is it really that important as long as I am getting OS 10.3 install/restore CD and Panther upgrade CD.

    2. How easy it is to upgrade memory? I read somewhere on this forum that there is accessible and inaccessible slots for memory card. Is it true? Refurbished I am considering comes with 256 mb and I will certainly expand it but will I have to get it done professionally and will it void warranty?
     
  2. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    To answer your first question, I'd be almost positive that your refurb powerbook will come with all the software a new one has. As for your second question, installing ram is very easy. Here's a link to give you step-by-step instructions. Just download the document.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86518

    I have a 12" PB and I absolutely LOVE it. I'm sure you'll love yours as well.
    Best wishes with your mac.

    JOD8FY
     
  3. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

    JOD8FY

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    By the way, RAM is a consumer installable part and will not void your warranty. Also, I hear that Crucial memory (www.crucial.com) has very good prices and is a very reputable company. I've heard nothing but good things about them. Hope this helps, any other questions, just ask.

    JOD8FY
     

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