New MBP15" 8G RAM or 256 SSD

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  1. friendyou macrumors newbie

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    I am going to buy the high end MBP 15". The usage of the machine is mainly objectivC / Java / .Net programming. So I will install Windows 7 using Fusion as well. Could you experts give me some idea either to have 8G RAM or 256 SSD (if I get 8G I will get 128 SSD)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'd personally get the RAM. 256 GB SSDs are way overpriced right now.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I agree.

    I would try with base HD and RAM and then upgrade if needed (very easy to do). 2x4GB RAM is ~350$ from 3rd party and SSDs depend on brand
     
  4. friendyou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys. I think I will get 8G. I got uni discount so the price for 8G is not that scary (AUD504).
    BTW, hi-res antiglare for AUD189. worth a try?:confused:
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    DEFINITELY worth it! It gives you 36% more space to work on
     
  6. friendyou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Hellhammer. I will go for it.

    15" i7, 8G, 128SSD, hi-res antiglare, apple care.
     
  7. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

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    I am so jealous of you sir. :rolleyes:
     
  8. JNickyJJ macrumors member

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    definately ram [​IMG] i can see SSDs dropping in price relatively soon
     

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