Buying new MBP and upgrade options???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by newbie123, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. newbie123 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009

    I am looking to buy a MBP 17" and was looking for some advice. I'm not very tech savy and to make things easy for myself i figure i would just max out all the options on the the MBP like upgrading to the 3.06ghz, 8gb of ram, 500gb 7200rpm hdd or 256gb ssd, and 24" led cinema. I figure getting these upgrades the computer will last me much longer and I will be prepared to use ot for anything. My main thing right now would be photoshop and then moving into other things from there.

    Am i getting hosed getting these upgrade options from apple? or should i get a base system and buy these components aftermarket? I have read on here that the motherboards can handle more than 8mb of ram once they manf those chips, that there are better quality hdd and ssd, and better quality led cinmea displays.

    What are some of your recomendations? Get it all from apple so its all warrantied together or upgrade later?
  2. Snowbound macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    If you buy the RAM from apple you are getting hosed. With everything else, it's only a moderate amount more expensive through apple and would save you the hassle of replacing it yourself. Since money seems to be not much of a worry to you, I would only buy the ram separately. It's an easy install (if you have the right screwdriver) and it'll save you a few hundred dollars. I would also get the 7200 RPM drive since SSD's are wayyyy expensive still, but again if money is no object, it'll be fast.

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