How much can a MBP 13" be maxed out??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kyprea, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. kyprea macrumors newbie

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    Everyone recommends that you get the 2.26 and max out the specs, well how much can the 2.53 be maxed out too?
    Does it only accept 4GB of RAM?
    Can I increase the graphics?
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Up to 8GB of RAM and a large hard drive/SSD.

    No, you cannot increase the graphics.
     
  3. kyprea thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    No, the 17in model has a faster processor, more L2 cache, and a dedicated graphics card.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Depends what you do. You don't need power of 17" for web surfing and other light usage but for gaming and video editing it's needed
     
  6. iMav macrumors 6502

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    I haven't seen anyone recommending maxing the ram on these (given the current ram pricing), unless it is absolutely needed. 4GB is more than fine for typical-to-power usage.

    I am considering a new 13.3" MBP with max ram (8GB) due to the fact I do a ton of virtualization (typically having 2-3 memory heavy VM's open at once). But this usage is atypical.
     

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