MOAR RAM! MOAR RAM! This is the frustrating stoy of Apple, RAM and my Macbook. I got my new MacBook 2.2 ghz a couple of months ago. Hmm, nice machine. Nowt wrong with it. But, after a couple of months, my routine went like this: Turn it on. Load up a couple of apps. Surf firefox for a bit. Switch to email. Spinning beach ball. Check email. Type a doc in Word. Go back to Firefox. Beach ball. Beach ball. Finally Firefox comes up. BEACHBALL?? This is one of the world's fastest laptops, 2.2ghz of C2D goodness. It has 1GB RAM, same as my old Panther Powerbook, which ran like greased lightening. What's going on? My macbook is running like a broken down Soviet tractor. Finally, I work it out. I need more RAM. RAM prices were low, so off I go and ordered 4 GB (from Crucial) and installed it. Wow. It's like having a whole new computer all over again. Apps ran like greased lightening and switched instantly with each other. Looking at RAM usage, Leopard needs as a minumum, 2 GB to run smoothly with Mail.app, Firefox, and Word (or iTunes). I regard this application load as the absolute minumum for a computer in 2008. Apple are selling their laptops with a crippling lack of RAM. Putting more RAM in is like owning a dog without bricks tied to its bollocks. Come on, a 2 GB RAM stick only costs Apple about 15 dollars. Is it worth crippling a $1000 laptop for that? Come on Apple, MOAR RAM! MOAR RAM!