How much RAM and what size HD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by pwp, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. pwp macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2005
    Surrey, UK
    Im am going to buy an ibook to use for ms office, msn messenger, internet, email and itunes/ipod. How much memory should i need to be able to carry out those functions, i probably wont have them all programes open at the same time. And I have a 40gig ipod photo so would a 60gig HD, 20gig for programmes, be big enough?
  2. tsk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2004
    Just adding a 512MB should be fine. I think you might also get buy with 256MB, but it's not a big enough savings to chance. So I say 512MB more (768MB total).

    As far as the HD, I think 60 GB is enough. I don't recall the space of just the OS, but I don't think it's more than 20GB (if it is, it's not by much).
  3. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    I think adding 512mb RAM would be good to bring the total to 768mb. But I would suggest going for the 80GB HD. It is only $50 more and its always good to have extra space.

    When I bought my Powerbook I thought I would never run out of space with 80GB but the next thing I know I'm out getting an external harddrive. Unless you're strapped for cash, I recommend shelling out the extra 50 and having the extra space.
  4. Solafaa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2004
    Daddy said not to talk to strangers
    Get as much RAM and HD as you can, for basic mac use 512 is enough. I ran out of space often, i download lots of movies (legally, and i dont mean porn or riped DVD's) and rip my dvd's so i need the extra space. I have 20GB ipod that i use for backup aswell as a 100GB portable HD. It all depends on how you will use your mac, i for one need lots of space :)

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