Buying Macbook 1GB Ram or 2GB Advice Would be Great

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mongoose8p, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. mongoose8p macrumors regular

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    Hello guys my sister is purchasing a macbook today/tommorow from the educational discount and I'm trying to decide if she should get 1GB ram or 2GB She will use this computer for 3.5+ years. Basically I can't decide if she should pay the extra now and get the 2GB or ram so we don't have to worry about it later or if she should wait. Im sorda leaning toward getting it for her now but idk if she needs the power as she will mostly be using it for web office ichat itunes... etc. nothing that demands the extra power but in the future it could. The other thing is it will probably run better with 2gb of ram when leapord comes out later this year.. So any advice would be great...
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Definitely 2 now, it'll be easier and you won't be paying for both sooner or later. You'll see a great deal of a performance increase from 2.
     
  3. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    if the computer comes with one gb buy it with that.upgrade to two gb 3rd party.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    2G would probably be better. However, buy it with 1G and if it is slow, buy two sticks (2X1G) 3rd party. Much cheaper than Apple RAM and very easy to install.
     
  5. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I ran 4G in my white macbook the thing was blazing fast, just sold it to a MR member you can ask him...much faster
     

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