What sort of stuff is a 4GB 13" MBP capable of doing?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    What sort of stuff is a 4GB, 2.26 GHz 13" MBP capable of doing? Because I want to know how far I can expect to push mine:D

    Cheers, thanks!
     
  2. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    They're all really capable of doing anything.

    What exactly do you want to do?
     
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  5. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    When you asked how far to push the machine, that song popped into my head.
     
  6. bsizz234 macrumors member

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    well put it this way, I have a 5GB 2.4GHz MBP and I can usually keep about 10-15 browser tabs, itunes, ical, iphoto, photoshop cs4, a powerpoint, a couple word docs, and a mail client going at the same time and never notice a hint of slowdown. processor's at like 85% idle right now, and I'm using 3.33GB of RAM. (photoshop's not open right now).

    VMs add significant RAM demand, but from the sounds of things you won't be doing much VM work.
     
  7. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Cool, thanks. I'll probably be doing a lot of heavy browsing with iTunes and multi pages documents open at the same time. And if your 5GB can handle what your doing, I'm sure my 4GB can handle what I'm doing.

    By the way the reason I asked is because up until now I've been on a 2007 iMac that struggled sometimes to handle what I was doing. Which is why I got my MacBook Pro:D
     
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    A lot really. I can run a Windows 7 VM comfortably while running Photoshop CS4 in OS X. Keep in mind also that 4gb=3.75gb due to the 9400m stealing 256mb for VRAM.
     
  10. 6-0 Prolene macrumors 6502

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    Just about anything you'd want it to do, honestly.
     
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