About to buy first Macbook Pro and have a few questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zozoman, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. zozoman, Feb 26, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013

    zozoman macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post to macrumors (yay) and I am about to buy my first Mac. Ever. I am about to buy the 15 inch mbp with the 1 gig video card. My first question is, which ram will the new mbp's support?

    I see on the site that it says 1333mhz ddr3, but when I look on Newegg I see that there are a few different types of speed of 1333mhz ddr3. I was going to buy this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145281 but I want to make sure it would work first.

    Another question is, is Squaretrade worth it? I am about to invest 2k into laptop and don't want to worry about something silly going work.

    My last question is, is there a good case/protection piece I should get for my Mac?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Blu101 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2010
    1333Mhz GDDR3, 8gigs max (2 x 4gig sticks, matched pairs are recommended).

    MBPs come with 4gigs RAM from factory.

    ? Not sure what you mean...the speed is the 1333Mhz.

    I recommend Apple Care, but if you're worried about accidental drops and what not, Square trade should cover it - double check to be sure.

    I like these:


    For a soft sleeve, they have a tough outer shell (ballistic nylon) and a full 6mm of neoprene (most neoprene sleeves only have 3mm thickness and no outer shell).

    But there's plenty others out there which you may like. Search around for your preferences.
  3. zozoman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    I should have been more clear about the memory... on newegg they have 3 different 1333mhz speeds:

    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)(23)
    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660)(5)
    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)(17)

    Thats where my concern lies with the ram.

    Thanks for your input! :)

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