. Leopard is a full 64 bit OS and can support a lot more than 4GB of RAM. The RAM is limited only by the Intel chipset used in the MacBook. It should be noted the 4GB is currently the max for any notebook on the market. 2. Battery life on the" /> Mac Forums - View Single Post - RAM, Battery life and Graphics Card
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1. Leopard is a full 64 bit OS and can support a lot more than 4GB of RAM. The RAM is limited only by the Intel chipset used in the MacBook. It should be noted the 4GB is currently the max for any notebook on the market.

2. Battery life on the MacBook in real life use is about 3 and 1/2 hours. The MacBook Pro gets about 3 Hours 15 min. A lot of people will post inflated numbers with out ever really checking them. The numbers I posted are both from my personal experience and from the benchmarks run by Maximum PC last month when they were reviewing all Apple notebooks.

3. The MacBook uses an integrated graphics card that shares the sytem memory and cpu. The MacBook Pro uses a discrete graphics card with its own RAM and processor. The MacBook will not game great but for the casual gamer it may be ok. The performance of any integrated card currently on the market can not even come close to the most basic discrete card on today's market.

4. I prefer iWork and neo office over MS Office any day. However, if you are going to be exchanging a lot of files with MS office users you may want to get it instead to keep compatibility.

Good luck with your decision and don't hesitate to ask any other questions you may have.

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