# RAM: how much?

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by S.A.M., Jul 18, 2008.

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1. ### S.A.M.uniquely dreadfulValued 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.

3. ### ashurathe Old RightRegistered 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.

5. ### S.A.M.uniquely dreadfulValued 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.

7. ### blobranaRegistered 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. ### draqonBannedBanned

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8gb?! RAM in a laptop? :bugeye: which ones accept that much?

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11. ### S.A.M.uniquely dreadfulValued 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. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member Messages: 12,671 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 dreadfulValued 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!

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15. ### ashurathe Old RightRegistered Senior Member

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She's already said she wants OSX.

16. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued 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 dreadfulValued 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.

18. ### John99BannedBanned

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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. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued 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. ### John99BannedBanned

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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. ### John99BannedBanned

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he he. just kidding.

Are you sure that is not AirPort wireless network?

22. ### S.A.M.uniquely dreadfulValued 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!

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

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. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued 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."