500GB serial ATA @5400 rpm vs @7200 rpm

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cuse7284, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. cuse7284 macrumors member

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    so i've decided to buy the 15 inch i7 MBP with 4Gb of ram. What exactly is the difference between 500GB serial ATA @5400 rpm vs 500GB serial ATA @7200 rpm? Is this something I will notice? Its only $50 difference but Im curious...

    Also, ok to wait on upgrading ram until later? or should I just add 400 for the upgrade to the 8? Figured I would wait and if I want to upgrade, I can through a 3rd party which has cheaper ram.

    thanks for your help. (ps I am a graphic designer, and use my computer including the adobe suite for a living)
     
  2. alejandro1938 macrumors newbie

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    NEVER BUY RAM FROM APPLE
    50$ for the 7200 is worth it, quite the speed boost, specially considering its usually the biggest bottleneck for performance.
     

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