Big Difference between MBP with 4gb and 8gb?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by `teamMAC, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. `teamMAC macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure a post like this has been added but I couldn't find it so sorry in advance. Lol.

    So I'll be purchasing a MBP 13" this week some time for college. I did want to know before I purchased if there was a drastic change in the overall computer performance if you have an 8 gb opposed to 4. No, I'm not going to school for any graphic degree but I have the money to spend on more gb's. I figure if 8 gb's will make it perform better, I might as well. Please let me know what you think.

    =)
     
  2. mkflyfish macrumors member

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    8 really helps, but I'd get the higher model 13 first. The 8gb upgrade from crucial or owc is only about 100 bucks or so.
     
  3. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Buy the 4GB, then buy an 8GB kit from Newegg.com. It's usually around $50 for the 8GB kit and works flawlessly. Also, don't get the 13" i7 model. The large price difference isn't worth the small increase in CPU power.
     
  4. `teamMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm okay. I am straddling the fence on whether to get
    the i5 or the i7 now. Lol. Anymore opinions?
     
  5. sumone macrumors regular

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    I agree with this recommendation.
     
  6. pizzafootbal macrumors member

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    Same here, while the i7 will give you around 1000 more points on geekbench, $300 is alot for just that and a slightly larger HDD. If you need more power, go for the 15 inch, or wait for the next refresh, but that probably won't be in time for school
     
  7. `teamMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you everyone. I guess for now I'll work with 4.
    =)
     

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