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    Specs:
    Pre-purchased MBP, 30 GB Video Ipod
    Not sure what upgrades to pick
    Hello, I currently have a dell computer, which i hate, so im looking into the macbook pro's. im not really familiar with them at all so i had a few questions.

    first of all, how portable are the 15 inch computer, small enough to fit into a backpack well? i have a 17in laptop now and its a tank.

    Next, im trying to decide on what options to take, i know you can never really have too much ram so i was looking at 4gb of that with the 7200rpm hard drive. however, how much difference is there between the 2.4-2.5 and 2.6 ghz processors, is the 2.6 worth all the extra money?

    im just going to be doing basic tasks, AIM, Surfing the internet, Typing papers, and playing some games, i do have a 360 and ps3 so not a real heavy amount, just some games at work. i want this to last a while so is it worth getting the best of the best and spending over 3 grand on the top of the line 15 in macbook pro? or what would be a good configuration for me.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzamorski113 View Post

    first of all, how portable are the 15 inch computer, small enough to fit into a backpack well? i have a 17in laptop now and its a tank.
    15 inch easily fits into a backpack


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    Regarding the specs, first and foremost DO NOT buy ram from apple. Just dont, everyone knows they rip you off. 3rd party ram is suffice from like crucial.com. I think for your needs also the 2.5GHZ is suffice enough, from what i have heard there isnt much of a difference between the 2.5 and the 2.6. Not a noticeable one anyway. Regarding your hard drive. Again its up to you with the 7200RPM obviously your computer will run a little quicker but i think 5400 is enough too be honest.

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    Alright thanks a lot, ill definitely look into the other ram...that doesnt void a apple care protection plan or anything does it? and how do you go about putting that in, is it fairly easy?

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