Planning to buy a Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Vinsanity93, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Vinsanity93 macrumors member

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    Hi all, I'm new here and I joined because I got flamed for saying I wanted a Mac on another forum so here I am :D

    But back on topic, I want to get a Macbook Pro 17" i7. I was originally going to get the SSD and RAM from apple but in order to cut down on costs I want to buy a third party ssd and RAM.

    Now first off my question is if it would matter if I got either 2 4GB RAM or 1 8GB RAM. I don't think there would be a problem but I never owned a Mac.

    Another question is for the hard drive, I want a 256GB SSD but I'm not sure which are the best/most compatible for the Macbook Pro. I've heard about Intel, OCZ, Crucial, and Kingston but I'm not that technical.

    Any help would be appreciated :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    There are no 8GB RAM sticks in that size for notebooks, thus you have to get two 4GB sticks.

    The second question I can't answer: MRoogle is a good tool to search these fora for already existing threads about questions you have. It might be able to answer you quicker than waiting for an answer.
     
  3. Vinsanity93 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. montblanc1 macrumors member

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    Why would you want 256GB ssd? It's way more expensive than 128GB, which should be enough for daily use.

    You can save the money for external hard drive
     
  6. miata macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning on getting a 15" MBP i5 with the OWC 240 SSD ($550) and 8 GB NuRAM ( $145). OWC will even give you a $30 rebate for returning your 4 GB of Apple RAM.

    And you can get a cheap portable external USB enclosure for your HDD for additional storage.
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    There are now 8GB sticks available, they suddenly arrived via sledge.

    Btw, bumping is frowned upon on this board.
     
  8. mattmikewitt macrumors newbie

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    For the MacBook Pro 15": Is buying a 2.53 i5 worth it vs. the 2.4 i5?
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    The fact that you're asking the question means it probably wouldn't be worth it for you. For most users, CPU speed is rarely the limiting factor in what you perceive as the laptop's "speed".
     
  10. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    if you're just doing basic stuff get the 128GB SSD then use the old hdd as a backup or something.
     
  11. Vinsanity93 thread starter macrumors member

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    Why is it frowned upon? Would you rather I start a new thread?
     
  12. Xil3 macrumors regular

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    I disagree - I've done it and seen plenty of others as well.

    It's either he bumps or starts a new thread.
     
  13. spinnerlys Guest

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    It's just part of the rules, even though it happens.

    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Minor_Problems

    Btw, why did you change my "no" to "now" (in the part you quoted from me)?
     
  14. Xil3 macrumors regular

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    I didn't change anything - I quoted it as it was.

    You put 'now' instead of 'no' - look up...

    Having 'now' is correct in the context of that sentence...
     

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