I have $200+ to spend on accessories/add-ons/whatever for my Early '08 MBP

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  1. gohome190 macrumors regular

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    Any suggestions? I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM to 4 gb. Would that be worth the ~$43? What other upgrades are feasible?

    Any must-have accessories? I have a great carrying case, that's about it.

    I also have an iPhone, maybe I should invest something in that?

    I use these devices every day, I figure I should spend the money to improve my experience with them.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. pointandclick macrumors regular

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    I got 4gigs a few months ago. Not much difference, but for the price I figured might as well. It's even cheaper now. Newegg had some OCZ for $35.
    500g hard drives are around $110, or 7200rpm 320g for 90.

    Good kb/mouse?

    If you don't really need anything you can always save it until you find something, or save up for a big external display.
     
  3. HLdan macrumors 603

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    If you haven't got it already the best accessory for your MBP would be Applecare. You can get it on Ebay for under $200.00.
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    External HDD for time capsule backups or more ram.
     
  5. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    Extra power adapter and a portable hard drive.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would upgrade the ram. Hands down it'll give you the best performance for your buck.
     
  8. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at the thread title, I have to wonder: how is putting it in the bank an accessory? Maybe I am missing something.

    Having said that, I would put it into a ram upgrade. That's good value, IMO.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Looking at the thread all it says is the OP has $200+ to spend.

    Don't a smart Alec ;)
     
  10. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I was missing something.:D
     
  11. tmyracle11 macrumors newbie

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    RAM and external hard drive or an extra power adapter instead of the RAM trust me you'll need it if you dont already.
     
  12. gohome190 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys/gals, all great advice.

    I think i'll put it towards ram and an external HDD. It's crazy how my internal one is full already, what with the vista partition! :)

    Again, thanks for the help!
     
  13. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered 4 GB RAM for my MBP. Next on the list is Apple Care, a must have IMO. Then an external drive in the near future.
     
  14. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Could do 4gb + a 500GB 7200 rpm drive. Should notice a decent bump with those.
     
  15. Kleivonen macrumors member

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    They make 500GB 7200rpm drives?
     
  16. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    January 09.


    Story

    Buy Link

    The first batch should be out soon. I know I'm waiting to buy one.
     
  17. tom hilton macrumors newbie

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    lcd display

    if u use gonna use it at home get a lcd display its really cool u can do loads of stuff with it (u all so need an mini dvi to vga adapter)
     
  18. fatcat23 macrumors member

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    Is this compatiable with all Macbook's (and MBP)? I have a May 06(1st ed) Macbook, not sure if it will like SATA2 with 16mb buffer.

    That's a good price too. Thanks.:)
     
  19. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Lots of other people in the forums have been talking about this drive. I believe it will work in most 06" MacBooks and all since. Serial ATA is the key term.
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Holy crap that's cheap!

    I remember when I paid $350 for get the first batch of 500GB drives :(
     
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