Macbook Memory Upgrade

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  1. shuffles macrumors 6502

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    Im about to buy my forst mac and im going to either get the macbook or the macbook air. I was wondering, if i get the macbook, i was going to buy ram from crucial.com/uk. Can u buy 4gb of ram for the macbook anywhere on the net?? I know you can do it from the apple site but thats way to expensive and they only offer 2gb of ram on crucial.com.

    Im a college student so im looking for a light enough laptop and thats why i was thinking of getting the macbook air, but if i was to get the normal macbook i was going to get one with the 250gb hard drive and then upgrade to 4gb of ram myself.

    ALthough, i really like the macbook air...especially the led screen. The hard drive is way bigger on the normal macbook but i was thinking of getting Apple TV anyway so i suppose that wouldn't matter too much.

    Anyone know where to buy 4gb of ram for a macbook? Also, im from ireland.

    Cheers,

    Shuffles.
     
  2. Golcondio macrumors member

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    If you look on top of the page, there is a yellow-colored area with some guides: one of those is a Understanding Intel RAM. If you click on it, you can see a section called "Buying RAM for Intel Macs", which holds all the info you asked for: personally, I'd go for Crucial (I did) or OWG.
     
  3. shuffles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cant find the yellow bit at the top with the guides
     
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  5. shuffles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, cheers. How did u find the 4gb on the website? All i cud find was either 1 or 2! Cheers again. Also, is it easy to install or shud i get someone to do it...i dont know much about computers.
     
  6. shuffles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just quickly...wat do you guys think i shud get...the air or a tricked out macbook and also by putting in the new ram will it void my warranty??
     
  8. shuffles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you upgrade the memory on the macbook air to 4gb????
     
  9. Golcondio macrumors member

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    1) What do you think you will be doing with a laptop?
    2) How much can you spend?
    3) Installing RAM is one of the only things you can do with your Mac that won't void your warranty
     
  10. TooFastForLove macrumors member

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    Tricked out Macbook. And no, installing ram (or a HD for that matter) will NOT void your warranty.
     
  11. shuffles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Using the laptop for college but i was tricking it out so that it cost the same as the macbook air n then i was gonna make a decision on which one i would buy. The only thing stopping me from getting the normal macbook is the screen.....its not that good.
     
  12. LangleyAls macrumors member

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    seriously mate, wait a week or two before you buy anything...
     
  13. djinn macrumors 68000

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    No, it comes with and is maxed out to 2gig. The RAM is soldered to the motherboard.

    I would go with the macbook unless you really really really need portability.
     
  14. Golcondio macrumors member

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    What do you mean by that? It's not a LED backlit, of course, but I find it's an excellent screen in its own right...
     
  15. shuffles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What i meant when i said the screen on the macbook wasnt that good was because i used to have a laptop with 1920x1200 screen so the led screen on the Air is better thwn the one on the normal macbook....thats all, didnt mean to offend u dude.

    Langley Als, why did u say to wait a week or 2??????????????
     
  16. Golcondio macrumors member

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    Why should I be offended? I don't even own a Macbook (my refurb MBP is due to arrive TODAY!!!), I just pointed out that it has an excellent, albeit small screen; I'm not sure I would like the MBA's screen, it might (just MIGHT) be too small for me to work with the native resolution...
     
  17. LangleyAls macrumors member

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    there is a high likelihood that apple has something up its sleeve with a new MacBook and MacBook Pro being brought out in the next couple of weeks..
    Buying one now only to find that a new model comes out a week later would just be horrible!
     
  18. Golcondio macrumors member

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    I'm not sure about the Macbook update, but the MBP update is long due...
    I won't find it horrible if the new MBP comes out right after I get mine: I wouldn't want to buy it new and I'm more than satisfied with the specs as they are now :)
     
  19. alanswalker macrumors member

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    The cheapest place i found for 2gb x2 ram for mac book was play.com free delivery at £27 per 2gb stick.

    excellent deal
     

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