Will This Do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DrummerBASS, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. DrummerBASS macrumors regular

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    I'm going to cave in and buy a MacBook Pro on Saturday - can't be doing with the 'one more week' stuff so I don't want any off that :p

    I'm going to get the 13" 2.26GHz model. I'm then going to upgrade the RAM to 4GB and possibly the HD to 500GB if I need the space.

    I'm a student so I'm going to be using iTunes, Safari with a few tabs open and Word a the same time with some occasional Photoshop etc.

    Will this be sufficient, with it in mind that I'm going to upgrade to 4GB RAM?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you just wait and see till coming Tuesday ? Now its closer than ever you know..
     
  3. DrummerBASS thread starter macrumors regular

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    NO. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS SINCE JANUARY.
    and i can just exchange it
     
  4. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you should be more than happy with the performance. My wife has the same model with upgraded 4gb ram and has WAY more open than what you are describing and she has little to no issues...
     
  5. DrummerBASS thread starter macrumors regular

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    When she has 'issues' is it just beach-balling?
     
  6. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    A little bit, but like I said she has a lot of things open. She uses Safari with a butt-load of tabs, Firefox with a butt-load of tabs, Word, iTunes, and sometimes Parallels. Parallels is where she gets most of the memory shortage from. Oh, I forgot Tweetdeck, and a few other programs. She knows how to use the full 4gb of Ram... :D
     
  7. DrummerBASS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok cool, so you think the processor will be fine?

    And thanks :D
     
  8. xpected_one macrumors regular

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    Remember if you open it and then expect to exchange it for a new one you will have to pay a restocking fee.
     
  9. lacoste-rocker macrumors regular

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    I have a 13.3" with 2 gigs of ram and it works great.
     
  10. DrummerBASS thread starter macrumors regular

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    How much is the restocking fee? (I'm in England)
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  12. mitchleeh macrumors regular

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    I would wait for the back to school promo in a few months (end of May I think?) if you can. Do you already have a laptop? Try to hold out for the free iPod that you can sell off (makes paying for a MBP cheaper). Plus, you know, upgraded processor etc too...)

    Are you in a hurry/is there a big need now? If not, hold off... This is from a student perspective, which is saying, save money 'cause we're all poor.
     
  13. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    JUST ONE MORE WEEK!!!

    :p

    Haha, yup do what you want. The new one probably won't be a *huge* difference, maybe... maybe not. I'm waiting, but that's just cause I don't need one until June, I'll get one as soon as they come out.
     
  14. Gata macrumors regular

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    It'll be more than enough for what you intend to do ;)
     

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