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irDigital0l

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Dec 7, 2010
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Planning on getting the 13'' 256GB model.

1.3GHz or 1.7GHz
4GB RAM or 8GB RAM

If i had to choose between processor or RAM which one?
 

iAppl3Fan

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Sep 8, 2011
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RAM is more important. CPU will give you a slight bump. Don't they teach you this as a comp sci major?
 
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iAppl3Fan

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I'm actually not in college, later this fall going there.

But Im planning on CS.

Cool. You'll enjoy the Macbook. Besides, you'll need the ram so you can have a Windows environment to run IDEs like Visual Studio .NET.
 
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jackbenimble4

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Jan 7, 2007
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Cool. You'll enjoy the Macbook. Besides, you'll need the ram so you can have a Windows environment to run IDEs like Visual Studio .NET.

It is pretty unlikely he'll ever need a Windows environment for school, let alone Visual Studio.

For CS you could do without both but if you have the money to burn, ram is more likely to be helpful.
 
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ladeer

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Feb 15, 2007
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Cool. You'll enjoy the Macbook. Besides, you'll need the ram so you can have a Windows environment to run IDEs like Visual Studio .NET.

depends on how good of a student you are. if you are just going to study cs "one day" and haven't done any calculus (or ap credits) you won't be coding anytime soon.
 
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