upgrading: 13in alum-unibody MB. What can I do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Aven SkyGazer, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Aven SkyGazer macrumors regular

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    Hey there, Mahyar here, writing again from Armed Forces Europe

    I want to upgrade. what are my options? I own the 13in (late 08') 13in alum-unibody MB. I've ordered my ram upgrade here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148191

    now I'd like to know what else I can do. what are some video card options I have? is the airport something that may be improved on? what else may I do to beef my MB up?

    Looking forward to any feedback!!

    Best!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can upgrade the hard drive if you want, but as far as much else you are pretty much out of luck.
     
  3. Furi Kuri macrumors member

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    Yea, really the only thing you can do is upgrade to a 7200 rpm or Solid State hard drive if you haven't already.
     
  4. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah. so there isn't much I can do to my MB other than memory ups and hard drive hum?
     
  5. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    That's about all you can do with any Apple laptop. But the 7200 HD
    can speed things up nicely.
     
  6. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    hard drive and ram is about all you can do on any laptop whether its a mac or not
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Unfortunately the laptops aren't as modular as desktops so you can't simply take out a video card and replace it.
     
  8. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    Put a solid state drive in it will double the speed!
     
  9. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    awesome. do you know which hard drive is most capatable and most cutting edge for my specific laptop?
     
  10. BayouBengal macrumors regular

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    When getting a hard drive make sure it's low profile enough to fit in addition to the obvious needing to be a 2.5" drive. 1TB laptop drives are hitting the market but they are slightly taller than most laptop drives and may not fit inside MacBooks.
     

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