Macbook pro i7 with 2,66ghz 8gb ram or 2,8 ghz 4gb ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ddany, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. ddany macrumors member

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    Hey guys!
    I wanna ask you for some help, because I do not really know which would be better for my long-term plan :)

    1.
    15' macbook pro i7 2.8 ghz 4gb ram -> +180$

    2.
    15' macbook pro i7 2,66 ghz 8gb ram -> +360$

    I would like to ask you if I can buy RAM cheaper? Or it is only available at Apple?
    So if I buy the 1. option, then when I want to replace the existing 4gb ram for 8gb ram do i have to buy it at apple?

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks!
     
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Never buy RAM from Apple. So overpriced. Go here: Crucial RAM.
     
  3. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    you can buy ram anywhere... online or wherever. but it doesnt sound like you are very tech savy, if you somehow manage to bugger it up putting the ram in or whatever (even tho it is pretty cut and dry) then you are on your own.

    But if you think u can handle it you can find cheap ram online for much less than $200 I think $150 to 170 for 8G of ram.

    and as a person who has used pretty much the highest and lowest end of the MBP line. It really depends on what you are using your mbp for. I would lean towards more RAM, processor speed only helps you if you do serious gaming, and like graphic design type stuff.
     
  4. ddany thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay!

    for 360$(it is 8gb ram from apple) I can buy the 2,8 i7 and other 8gb ram from crucial.com

    Thank you!
     
  5. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    For $200, the jump from 2.66 to 2.8 is a huge rip-off. The bragging rights won't last long enough to have made it worthwhile. You would not be able to tell any difference.
     
  6. mulo macrumors 68020

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    get the 2.66ghz, and buy the 8GB ram form OWC
     
  7. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Get the higher clocked machine. The CPU in a MacBook Pro is something you can never upgrade in the future. RAM on the other hand is, and will become cheaper with time.
     
  9. miata macrumors 6502

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    RAM (after market) upgrades still provides the best price/performance
    Disk(after market) upgrades are still #2 (7000 RPM, capacity and even the jump from HDD to SSD can be a little drastic, but so are the results)

    Note: we are talking about a 5% CPU increase versus a 100% RAM increase
     
  10. MisterFeeney macrumors 6502

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    I would get the 2.66ghz and get a SSD and 8 GB as you can afford it.
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Terrible choice.
     
  12. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah get either the 2.66 or 2.8 but get the ram elsewhere - much cheaper than from apple! [​IMG]
     
  13. ddany thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys!

    I think it will depend on that if I could find a college student in Florida :))
    If a student will help me,then i will go for the 2,8, if not then i will go for 2,66.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Don't buy the RAM right now and use that money for the CPU update. Trust me, down the road, RAM will be cheaper. Right now 4GB is enough.
     
  15. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed.

    Hmm.. 5% increase in power...
    or 100 % increase in ram...
    If you don't use more then 4 gb then ram = 0% speed boost
     
  16. ddany thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, that' what I am going to do.
    I will buy RAM later... :)
     
  17. t0lkien macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the necro! Didn't look at the date on the OP.
     

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