Macbook: More RAM or Better CPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RZetlin, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. RZetlin macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    There are two types of Macbooks I have been looking at:

    Version 1:
    Macbook - 2.0 Ghz model
    Upgrade to 2 GB of RAM

    Version 2:
    Macbook - 2.16 Ghz model

    I have a limited budget so I can either get more RAM or get a better CPU.

    The work I will be using the Macbooks will be with VMWare and images.

    Which version should I get?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    1. You should buy your own RAM and not buy Apple's.
    2. Your question should really be...SuperDrive, Yes or No?
     
  3. RZetlin thread starter macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    I'm debating that.

    I already have a desktop with DVD burner.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Well then do you need a laptop with one as well?
     
  5. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I would go with a faster faster cpu, because the memory is easier to upgrade down the road
     
  6. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    For God-sake man, get the higher CPU. You can put 2 gigs of RAM in that Macbook for seventy-five bucks from newegg.
     
  7. Kawasaki macrumors member

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    Go with the CPU and then by some RAM off ebay.
     
  8. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    get a 2gb stick off owc for cheap and cruise off with 2.5GB of RAM, and $100 saved.
     
  9. Igantius macrumors 65816

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  10. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    Yup, faster processor model vote from me too. You can upgrade the RAM whenever, but your processor is with you for the life of the machine.
     
  11. RZetlin thread starter macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    Price of RAM wouldn't be an issue except I live in Canada where I have to deal with a 14% tax rate.

    At the end a 2 x 1 GB RAM would cost about $110 dollars minimum.
     
  12. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    I'm with the rest of them, go for the processor and add your own ram. I bought a GB of RAM from newegg for less that $40 not too long ago.
     
  13. Roguepirate macrumors member

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    You're not going to notice a difference of 160mhz in clockspeed. i'd go with more ram but probably from Crucial rather than apple.
     

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