why can Dell XPS go up to 8GB of RAM?

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  1. P90Xfit macrumors regular

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    Does the Unibody Macbook pro not have a better...... EVERYTHING? lol
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    What's the point of your post?
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The Unibody Macbook pro can have 8GB of RAM

    Please check Apples site next time before trolling

    Bye.


    Oh also the Macbook Pro is cheaper and better value than the Dell XPS
     
  4. Scippy macrumors regular

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    The 17" MacBook Pro can hold 8 GB.

    And what do you mean by
    ?
     
  5. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

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    tsk...tsk...tsk. silly one.
     
  6. P90Xfit thread starter macrumors regular

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    the 15 XPS, can go up to 8.

    Last time i checked, the unibody MBP could only go up to 6?

    The unibody has a FSB of 1000+ the 15XPS is like 800. So how does a UBMBP with better CPU, and GPU, only go up to 6? While the Dell up to 8?

    Or am I really misinformed and "behind the times"


    I'm not talking about the 17"
     
  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Your misinformed.

    Your comparing the lowest end Apple Macbook Pro, to the highest end Dell XPS, which is just silly and a waste of our time.

    lets make this a fair test at least....Look:

    http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MB604LL/A?mco=MzA3MTE3NA

    See.... an 8GB option.
     
  8. longball11 macrumors 6502a

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    No. that is not true. Macbook Pro is more expensive in a way where you can build you're own XPS therefore, it can also have more value as well. That's if you know how to build the XPS. GG no re thx.
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Can you reword to make sense?:confused:
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You can build your Macbook pro too?!?! They both have build to order options....

    Spec for Spec the Macbook Pro is cheaper than the Dell XPS.

    Its normal for Dell fans to come on here and advertise for free for Dell by trolling and making stupid comments like the original poster here, probably having nothing better to do with their time while their Dells are in for repair.
     
  11. longball11 macrumors 6502a

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    the lowest end macbook pro to the high end xps?

    The link you have showed us is the 17 inch macbook pro. the 15'' xps has 8 gb. the 15'' macbook pro only has 4 gb. A fair test? YOU need to look at the apple site first.
     
  12. P90Xfit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm talking about the 15" XPS and the 15" Unibody Macbook pro. To the poster that said the UBMBP was cheaper then the 15" XPS, I would like you to tell my wallet that :eek:


    So again I went to dell clicked on the 15" XPS and the options for the RAM are up to 8, and from what I gather the CPU on the XPS older then the CPU on the unibody, so how can it go to 8 and not the unibody 15" macbook pro?
     
  13. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Its a firmware issue and it has been discussed so many times over its not even funny. I even have a post dedicated to 6GB and 8GB tests/results/whatever for the MacBook Pro. Apple decided to include 8GB only on their flagship laptop. The Dell XPS model line is Dell's flagship line. Apple doesn't have a flagship "line" but a flagship "model", which in this case is the 17" MacBook Pro.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I'm more than willing to bet that with SL that artificial barrier will be highered or eliminated.
     
  15. P90Xfit thread starter macrumors regular

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    AH! Ok well that's all i wanted to know, thanks! :D
     
  16. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    Does it have ANYTHING better?

    XPS M1530
    + Costs much much less
    + Runs OS X great
    + 8GB support as stated
    + Better resolution options like 1680x1050 and 1920x1200
    + Working fingerprint reader in OS X
    + Working card reader in OS X
    + Working HDMI and VGA in OS X (no need to carry stupid dongles when you are giving a presentation)
    + Additional USB port
    + Firewire 400
    + Better warranty (on-site service even in weekends, accidental protection, ability to have more than 3 years warranty)
     
  17. Scippy macrumors regular

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    I could have sworn that I posted a link to your thread only a few posts before.
     
  18. ayeying macrumors 601

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    It might, it might not. I have access to current developers version of Snow Leopard but I don't have 8GB to test. 6GB works very well, which is currently in play on my dad's 24" iMac.
     
  19. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    To be honest, I don't know.

    The big question would be, would you benefit from it?

    Just curious to know, not being rude or sarcastic, since I would LOVE to have 8GB of RAM on my next laptop.

    Personally, I think Apple did it to convince the lesser purchasers that the 17" is a better, higher performing machine due to the slightly faster CPUs and optional 8GB of RAM, even though it's just a 15" MBO with 17" screen.
     
  20. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Well, if that's true, then they're in good company. The Apple fanboys usually do exactly the same for Apple everywhere else on the Internet.

    And when you guys compare prices, you should always add the Apple Care package to the bill, because you will hardly find a Dell with less than three years of warranty. And the Dells always come with something that you just cannot get from Apple: A service technician coming to your place when you need one. And that within 24 hours.

    I've done enough business with both Apple and Dell, and although I prefer OS X as my working horse and like the nicely designed Macs, I have to say that Dell offers outstanding business support that kicks Apple's butt. I cannot say anything negative about Dell, but Apple already screwed me enough (do I need to say more than being charged for iPod Touch software updates?).
     
  21. ayeying macrumors 601

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    8GB makes a huge difference when you're running multiple virtual machines.
     
  22. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    XPS M1530 = $1,968
    Thats if you make it the same spec as the BASE Macbook Pro
    But unfortunately the best graphics you can have is 256MB NVIDIA 8600M GT where as the Macbook Pro has the 9400 as well.

    Macbook Pro 15" = $1,999

    You dont get a sexy aluminium design with the XPS which i think is worth $30 :rolleyes:
    DellFanBoys: Wrong once again :p
     
  23. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    if you would be happy getting a dell, go for it. I would much rather pay the premium and get a mac with osx without having to hack, worry about upgrades and all that. Plus mac trackpads are the best out there. Not even for multitouch, two finger scrolling!

    once a dell can run OSX nativly without hacking, is when i wil give them a second look. Then i will still not buy their crap. :)
     
  24. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Thats the whole point, there is no premium, no Appletax, its all marketing spiel.
     

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