what MBP should I get???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NelsonB, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. NelsonB macrumors member

    NelsonB

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    I am a high school student
    I would use the computer for light web browsing
    and writing papers, I would like to keep it under $1500.
    What is a better upgrade, the 8 GB RAM or SSD?
     
  2. eaf7s macrumors regular

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    *Feeds the troll*

    13" MBA. No upgrades.
     
  3. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    You'll probably never use 4 GB of RAM, so I'd get the SSD.
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

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    Is your mroogler broken? I feel like every person who bought the new mbp asked which one to get here. I've seen more newbies: Join date: Feb 2011 than ive ever seen before lol.

    base 13" dude.
     
  5. NelsonB thread starter macrumors member

    NelsonB

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    thank you all for the replies, I wasnt trying to troll and sorry Im a newbie, Im sure there are a lot Im just excited to get my new mbp and I wanted to know from someone what to get. So right now the consensus is 128 GB SSD? not the 8GB ram?
     
  6. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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  7. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    The OPs original question is the equivalent to going to a neurosurgeon for a haircut....
     
  8. Boydbme macrumors member

    Boydbme

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    Ignore the haters NelsonB.

    The slowest part of the stock 13" machine is by far going to be the 5400rpm hard drive. You will see the most real-world speed benefits from upgrading to an SSD.

    If you are not afraid to get your hands dirty you can save a good amount of money by ordering an SDD yourself and installing it.

    I personally am getting a base model 13" pro and then installing the ram upgrade myself as well as installing the optibay mod and having a 128 SSD for the operating system and apps in addition to a 500GB internal drive.
     
  9. NelsonB thread starter macrumors member

    NelsonB

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    thanks a lot man, I decided to go with the base 13" pro, upgrade to 128GB SSD. I do not need a lot of memory, do you think 128 GB will be enough? if it is I will most likley do that and buy 8GB RAM from Newegg for $89
    thanks:)
     

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