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Author Topic: MacBook Pro  (Read 1177 times)
K3ZXP
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« on: July 05, 2011, 05:28:15 PM »

I am finally getting ready to order my MacBook PRO.  My questions are these. It will be a 15 inch 2.0 ghz MacBook Pro with 4gb of ram and 500gb of hard drive. Is this big enough or should I get 8gb of ram and and larger hard drive or a bigger computer. This computer will be used for all the regular home things. I am not into producing a lot of music put I have about 4gb my I tunes and I just take basic photos I really don't do any editing. It will be used to operate my radios and log. I do have a small need to run some window programs.

Thanks for your help 
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K3SF
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 08:33:12 AM »

hi

i have a new macbook pro 13 inch with i5 processor..i have installed 750gb hdd to replace the 350gb hdd and i installed 8gb ram upgrade...the ram is the most significant upgrade as this does affect overall performance...things run quicker with more memory..the hdd was due to a lotta data for my work

with this setup..

i can run vmware running xp for all my hamradio s/w and work s/w that only runs in pc environment while at the same time i am able to run other apps in OSX...this is mainly due to the additional RAM

the 500gb hdd should be sufficient BUT definitely upgrade the RAM to 8GB....

Paul K3SF

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KB1TXK
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 08:42:41 AM »

Agree 200% on the RAM. Also...if they offer a faster hard drive (read: higher RPM), that will show a significant performance boost when accessing the hard drive.

Personally I'd rather have a faster, smaller hard drive instead of a slow, huge one. Thats just me though.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 06:22:16 AM »

The new i7 is the fastest Pro you can get your hands on so far. I got mine a couple of months ago and I'm really happy
with the performance. I got 4GB of ram and 500GB of disk, the disk is almost empty even though I have lots of sw installed
and I do a lot of internet downloading.
Snow Leopard has an issue of ram going astray after many days of no restart/shutdown which Leo will hopefully correct,
but my 4 GB of ram have been enough, I haven't really needed more as far, although you can't ever have enough of ram :-)

73
Demetre VE3/SV1ENS
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K3ZXP
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 01:25:28 PM »

Thanks guys for all you help.  After your responses and talking to Apple I am getting a 15" Mac Book Pro with 8GB of ram and a 750 hard drive.
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