I didn't say that, only that Penryn-based MBPs will probably arrive before iMac updates. I bought a 2.8 iMac in August b/c I didn't want a portable solution, wanted a large drive (750) and Apple had no desktop solution for me other than a Mac Pro which was overpriced w/ display and overkill in power. I have been very happy with my 24" space saving iMac. I have 2 external drives connected. A portable would mean closing the lid and connecting drives and other components as well as the desk space taken up a 15.4" machine. As well the price of it. The 24" iMac was a no brainer, especially when it came out in Aluminum which was what was the appeal of the Pro machines. It's sexy and looks great on my desk, has screen real estate and screams. I maxed out the RAM and CPU for longevity. But I had already been waiting a long time for this machine. I wasn't going to wait till October for 10.5 let alone till next year for Penryn.So penryn is only worth the wait if I was interested in the MBP. In that case, do you think the Penryn-based MBP is a better choice than the 2.8 GHz iMac?
OWC. Prices fluctuate but I got 2x2GB sticks 4GB total for $140. macsales.com is their site. Crucial is also highly recommended.I save tons of money by ordering from the Duke apple store, but a have to get a pre configured model with only 2gb of ram.
Here is the info: iMac 24" screen, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz, 2 gigabyte RAM, 500 gigabyte hard drive, 256 meg video RAM, SuperDrive, AirPort, BlueTooth, OS X, 3 year AppleCare warranty
Apple sells separate RAM for a fortune: 1000 bucks for 4GB! Where can I get 4Gb of ram for a smaller price? What else do I need to upgrade?
P.S. thanks for your iMac vs. MBP advice
YES!. You can even get Samsung (I think) OEM memory from OWC that is a bit pricier than the OWC RAM but is the same RAM that Apple uses. But save your money. There is no difference. And save your original RAM that comes with the machine, if you ever have to send it in, change out your RAM first, you never know if they are going to replace it rather than repair it.Thanks for the advice. Is the quality of the memory from crucial or OWC the same as the quality from apple?