Need advice in buying a macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rbha311, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. rbha311 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys I've just ditched my vaio and am considering buying a macbook 13" which comes with 2Ghz and 1Gb ram standard. I am an elec engg student so i basically require it for DSP, VHDL ,lots of simulation and many other things, I will also be dual booting it with a windows OS.

    I need some advice on whether I should stick to 1Gb ram or whether a 2Gb ram would be a more better option for my needs. I'm getting the upgrade for $250AUD.
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Well if you have the money I would get the 2Gb ram
     
  3. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the above poster, but I don't think it's an absolute necessity. However, if you're going to be booting Vista instead of XP, you will probably need 2 Gigabytes of RAM.
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    you'll definitely feel the speed difference between 1gb and 2gb. i certainly did, so i'd recommend opting for the 2gb upgrade.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Firstly, let me say what a wise choice you have made in your education :D. Secondly, 2 gigs is the best upgrade you can get for a MB, definitely worth it if you can afford it.
     

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