I am running snow leopard 10.6.2 any suggestions on ram and HDDYeah, the new Macbook Pro is not going to be appreciably faster than your current model, and your current model could be significantly snappier than a stock new one with a clean Snow Leopard install, some additional RAM, and a ssd.
that is a small HDD for the price .....why couldn't I just get a regular HDD? to me thats not worth it for that price and the ssd 160gb is over $500
I looked at videos and I am impressed no what brand is the best? intel,samsung or corsair???Well, you were presumably interested in a new machine because you wanted something faster, correct? (As per the original post) You can't compare a SSD to a traditional drive in the price per GB, you have to consider it how you'd consider any performance upgrade. The two Macbook Pro's you were looking at have a $300 price difference. That money buys you a slightly faster processor, more RAM, and a bigger hard drive - hardly worth the $300 in my opinion - especially, because as I stated before, a ssd will make FAR more difference in how fast the computer feels. Programs literally open instantly, the machine boots in under 20 seconds, etc. This is because the slowest device in a computer is the hard disk by far. A SSD rectifies this.
Again, your Blackbook with a SSD will blow away a brand new MBP with a standard drive for anything that is not processor limited (most things most people do with their computers). Go and read some reviews and watch some demonstrations on YouTube - it's mind boggling.
The more the merrier, but with all computers, the hard drive is the slowest aspect.I am considering a macbook pro and have a questions......when it comes to speed of the laptop what plays a more important role the ghz,ram or hd sizes?