Wanting to buy a MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gadgetgirl85, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    I am looking to buy a MBP in the next couple of weeks as the backtoschool sale will be on soon here and would like to save a couple of bucks and I think the current generation would suit my needs. I am just a basic user and mainly do word processing tasks/itunes/surf net/parallels running windows 7 for my statistics program.
    One thing I do is multitask and have a million things open at once. Would it be worth to upgrade to 8gb of ram?
    http://www.streetwise.com.au/memory_results.php?mem_id=56& would this do the trick if I bought the standard 4gb?
    Secondly, am I better off with the mid range and upgrading the ram or going the 2.8 15"
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    4GB should be more than sufficient for your needs.
     
  3. segers909 macrumors regular

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    Go with 4GB of ram and get a ssd. It will make your MacBook scream. If you need more storagespace, you can use optibay. There is also a cheap alternative to optibay. You can find a giant thread about it using search. I have it installed: the optibay alternative cost me 30$, the external SuperDrive case 20$, and a 64Gb ssd 130$, all of eBay. My MacBook now boots in about 20 seconds, and feels blazingly fast comparing to the MacBooks of my friends.
     
  4. shambo macrumors 6502a

    shambo

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    Well done on choosing a Badboy Pro, you have made the right choice. Enjoy it and your studies.
     

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