Member Since: Jul 30, 2008
Mac Specs: Black 2.2 GHz C2D, 4GB RAM, 160GB HD, Super Drive
08-18-2008, 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by Brian20989
Hi guys i've been thinking of getting a Macbook for a while now, i've been researching the standard macbook edition for a few months and have come to the conclusion i'm just going to go ahead and purchase one.
A final few questions before i do, and if you could answer i'd be most grateful.
Firstly, are Macbooks fairly easy to upgrade in terms of RAM?
Secondly, should i purchase direct from Apple?
Thirdly, i'm going to university soon and was wondering is there any student discounts for Uk citizens, or even if not student discounts, discounts in general?
Lastly, is it worth taking out the extended warranty on it as i have heard many stories about failing processors etc. And if so, do i get a years standard warranty, then the option to take out the additional warranty?
Many thanks and best regards.
1. It took me all of 5 minutes to replace the RAM on my own
2. Absolutely NOT. The mark up is ridiculous. You can find some one newegg for under $80.
3. I know here in the U.S, you get a discount if you are a student. You may want to check out your countries website. Apple does sell refurbished products at a discounted price. These products come with leopard and are like new. You can check out more details here: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...ls?mco=MTM3MzU
4. I would recommend getting the warranty but that is solely up to you. It comes with 90 days free phone support and 1 yr warranty. You can purchase the extended warranty before the 1 yr warranty ends. You can't after the first year.
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