RAM: how much?

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  1. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm so for work, I should go for the cheapest option for a laptop, because I may need to get another one next year? Whoopie.

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  3. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    No no no, sorry if that's the impression I gave you. The current technology will work for you really well. I'm just pointing out that after 3 years, you might have the option of upgrading and sticking to the same old architecture, but the new technology will vastly outperform it. It wouldn't be a bad idea to just buy a new laptop again at that time.
     
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  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Sigh, yeah, anyway, after going through your custom design page link, I realised the new computer will cost me around the same as the old one did, in fact, less. Which is really odd. So MacPro it is.
     
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  7. blobrana Registered Senior Member

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    2 - 4 Gb seems good to me.
    But 8Gb sticks are quite cheap now.

    "why in the world would anyone need more than 640kb of RAM?" ~ B. Gates
     
  8. draqon Banned Banned

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    8gb?! RAM in a laptop? :bugeye: which ones accept that much?
     
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  10. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks

    I think I will get this:

    MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.4GHz

    Specifications

    * 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    * 200GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    * SuperDrive 8X DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
    * MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
    * Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
    * Accessory kit

    I can get it with a 3 year care plan for under $2000 with a free ipod video nano and printer after rebate.


    A higher computing power is not worth much when you have to worry about computer crashes and viral infection. Not when I use my computer practically 24X7
     
  12. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    One other thing to consider is if you want to use it outside. I simply can't, because the screen is either too dark or mirroring my image. I am still trying to find an option how to use a laptop on the deck or in sunshine...

    Just for fun I looked it up at Newegg, this has similar features for only $1100 and it has XP Pro, thus Vista doesn't use up valuable memory:

    Toshiba

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114481

    NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T8300(2.40GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 2GB Memory DDR2 667 160GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA X3100
     
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  13. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    When I go out, its for fun, not to work. I like that the new MacPro has an airline adaptor, thats the one time I can get a lot of work done!
     
  14. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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  15. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    She's already said she wants OSX.
     
  16. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I know, I was just curious how much cheaper the PC for with same characteristics. As I said it is about 30-40%...

    Plus if she wanted 4 Giga....
     
  17. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I used a PC before I used a Mac. 10 years vs 3 years respectively. Believe me, I'm not going back.

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  18. John99 Banned Banned

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    I will help this child out.

    Get a MacBook Pro

    Get the 15in. if you qant a little longer battery time
    Get the 17in., so youi can fit more propaganda on the screen.

    Now you heave to realize that you cannot upgrade the monito.

    F***, i got to go. In trouble with my bos for spenfind ttoo muuch tim on iternet.

    i hve 17in. annd it adjusts to lighting.

    you only need 2gig ram. Damn the boss is coming. i hear foot steps. Working in laboratory on discerning life and how it began. Some day you all will read about the dude who...

    Too late i just got busted.
     
  19. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Then I really don't understand this thread. You have a very limited choice in Mac since you should know what you are trying to use it for it boils down to 2 max. 3 laptops. Hello???
     
  20. John99 Banned Banned

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    and fyi, the touchpad on the macs is worth the extra cost alone. Trust John, he knows. i had an HP, because at work they bought us for them but the pad where you mouse is not nearly as good as mac pro book.

    Son of a bitch. Now i am in trouble with head honcho. She is ion love with me so i can get out of almost anything.

    Watch i eill be here in an hour or so.
     
  21. John99 Banned Banned

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    he he. just kidding.

    Are you sure that is not AirPort wireless network?
     
  22. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I can customize in those limited choices but I need the know how to do it optimally. The last time I thought like you and realised retroactively that I should have researched it more, but like this time, I wanted it asap. Now I know exactly what I need. Got the Adobe CS Premium but will wait for new laptop to install it. Will kill me of course, but I have to learn to cultivate some patience!

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    You really need to get out more John, otherwise you'll become eccentric like me.

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    Yes I'm sure, I dream about it everytime I get on a plane.
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB441Z/A
     
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  23. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    "Apple is typically tight-lipped about coming products until they're ready to be discussed in detail. But analysts inferred that Oppenheimer means cheaper products are on the way. The most likely candidate: Mac notebooks. Rumors of a major revamp of the notebook line, which accounted for 30% of sales in the quarter, have been rife for months. And sales of notebooks are typically strong during the company's fourth quarter, which covers the back-to-school shopping season."
     
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