ordering a mac book

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  1. Corporate Whore

    Corporate Whore New Member

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    i'm going to be ordering a macbook from apple.ca and i was wondering a few things
    1) is it worth while to get the 2.0 ghz processor vs. the 1.83? is the speed difference an issue? I don't use my computer for much other than email, surf, chat and the occasional photoshop image for my photography.

    2)is the ram easy to change out? i know i can get ram much cheaper than apple offers it, is it just a matter of pulling the old and snapping in the new cards? keep in mind i have never done this before. same question for the HD.

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  2. Legend Zero

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    1. I wouldn't say you need the upgrade if that's all your going to be doing...that speed is more than enough for PS in my opinion, but if you have the money and you feel you will keep this laptop for a long time, it's obviously never a bad thing to get more speed for the future!

    2. Ram and hard drive are a breeze to change in the macbook. Here is a link that show you how to do it, take a look, if you feel you cant do it on your own than go ahead and get it from apple.. but i assure you anyone can change the ram on the new macbooks..

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook/RAM
    ^^shows you how to take out the RAM^^
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook/Hard-Drive
    ^^shows you how to take out the hard drive^^

    Here are some links to good websites for ram.
    http://www.datamem.com/AMM21.asp
    http://www.macsales.com/
     
  3. cftofu2k

    cftofu2k OT Supporter

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    i got the 2.0 white just b/c it would be $100 off with EDU, instead of $50 off on the 1.8. although, i dont use the super drive all that much since i have a pc desktop for that kinda stuff.. i think 1.8 is fine though.

    yes, it's very easy to swap the ram. remove the battery, unscrew, and pop out the sticks to be replaced. i have 2 gigs, but for basic usage, 1 gig is fine.
     
  4. Corporate Whore

    Corporate Whore New Member

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    i think i will get the 2.0 ghz with 1 gig of ram, the upgrade looks very easy
    thanks to everyone
     

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