Easy Upgrading?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by freediro, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. freediro macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2009
    Long Beach but come from the BEANTOWN!
    So i am looking at possible getting the 2.4ghz MacBook, but i would like to have a SSD and more memory, but money is an issue right now. So does anyone know if you can make these upgrades easily and properly by yourself at home?

    Quick side question, you can just answer with MacBook or MacAir. I am student who is always on the go, rarely do 'heavy' computing, the most i would be doing is photoshop every once in a while, i don't play games on computers, rarely use laptops to play dvds, rarely download anything, and i have a home pc that i can do my more 'heavy' computing. So should i got for the MacBook 2.4ghz or the MacAir 1.8ghz?

    Thank you so much!
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Yes, they're both easily upgradable by removing the bottom panel. Instructions are printed IKEA style on the underside of the panel in fact. (for the macbook)

    For your use, and if you have the $$ to spend, the Air wouldn't be a bad choice at all. Although, if you go with the regular MB, you can save that $$ for RAM and an SSD. With that said, prepare for pyromaniaque to come in here and tell you how bad the MB screen is, and how good the Air's is in comparison ;)
  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    it is always cheaper to do it yourself. if your tech savvy go for it. if you are a little unsure go to iFixit.

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