Ram upgrade or SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deuk1219, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. deuk1219 macrumors member

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    Hi. I am considering the new Macbook Pro 13 or 15 inch.
    I will be using the computer for some photoshop, moderate video editing, games on bootcamp, surfing the web.
    I currently Have a Quad Core iMac 27 inch but I need a portable laptop to bring the laptop overseas with me since I do a lot of traveling.

    Should I get an upgrade to 8GB ram from 4GB ram?
    or should I get an upgrade from the hdd to ssd?

    Is Apple ssd inexpensive compared to the after market ssds? because I know that the After market ram is much cheaper than the apple ram.
    Thanks!
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    4GB should be fine. If you can choose only one, I'd go with the SSD.

    Apple's prices on SSD upgrades are actually pretty high. They want $650 to upgrade the base 13" to a 256GB SSD. You can get a good 256GB SSD for about $500 from Other World Computing, or even directly from a reputable manufacturer like Crucial, among others. That said, the 128GB upgrade (for $250) is reasonable.
     
  3. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

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    Aftermarket SSDs are cheaper as well. I'd get neither from the Apple Store, and order from someone like OWC, if you're comfortable marauding about inside your machine.
     

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