New Macbook...Excellent!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by markfc, May 24, 2007.

  1. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    Well my new MacBook arrived a few days ago so I've had a bit of a play now.

    I'm so glad I made the purchase.

    Glossy Screen is Great.
    Graphics are absolutley great. (I only wanted smooth Coverflow and transistions in parallels and Switch user screen)

    If anyone else it thinking of getting one. Just do it, but get the 2Gb Ram!!
     
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  3. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope not my first one, I have a 20" Intel Core Duo iMac at home.
     
  4. SnowSpyder86 macrumors newbie

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    Congrats! I just got my new macbook (first mac) and LOVE IT!!!!
     
  5. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    is the 2GB really worth it? im getting one for my sister for her birthday, just the bottom model i was gna go for..she doesnt do much but sit around on the internet and listen to music..

    you know the usually uni type stuff - writing essays, facebook, youtube, myspace, itunes and iphoto.

    will 2gb of ram actually make any difference for this? i ddnt think it was going to be worth the money? an extra £110!? ($220)
     
  6. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, get the 2gb.

    I got the base model too and on 1Gb it just didn't seem very fast.

    I was running parallels to which obviously takes a good chunk.

    You can buy 2 x 1Gb Kingston Modules for around £70.

    Takes two minutes to fit them.
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    1 GB is really good without Parallels, but it slows my machine down A LOT when I have Windows running (virtually never now) :)
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I agree with psychofreak. If this is all she'll be doing, 1GB is fine. But if she's going to run another OS via Parallels at the same time she's doing that, then get 2GB as mark recommends.
     
  9. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I know this is sort of threadjacking but...

    I do less than your sister does (I don't use iPhoto, facebook, or myspace ;) but I do use MTR and/or Handbrake on occasion) and I've found the MB to be much happier w/ 2GB. Seriously. I thought it was overkill, but I'm glad I went for it.
     
  11. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    yeah, my macbook definitely needs 2gb. i'm running on the stock 1gb right now and after i open safari, iphoto, itunes, mail, and a couple of other apps, it begins to lag quite badly.
     
  12. snood macrumors newbie

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    There's no reason to upgrade to 2gb right out of the gate, let her use the 1gb and see how she likes it. My girlfriend has 1gb in her macbook and it really takes a lot for her machine to get bogged down
     
  13. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    2Gb is always worth it. I'm sat with 1.12Gb of inactive memory, but most apps load in a blink of the eye, s'magic.

    I'm using 520MB, and that's more than I had in the beginning (started with 512Mb). Go for the 2Gb if you can, it will always be worth it.
     
  14. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    As long as you need the Rosetta translation, you "need" 2GB RAM, but if all your apps are Universal Binary, then you're good to go with 1GB.
     

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