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    Taylor810's Avatar
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    Mar 14, 2010
    MacBook Pro as a gift
    I'm thinking of buying a MacBook Pro 17" as a gift for my partner for Xmas. This would also be replacing a PC. I'm pretty much computer illiterate. Is there anything that you would make sure you added as an upgrade? Is there anything that can't be upgraded once you own it?

    Sorry in advance if these questions sound stupid.

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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    The Ram, hard drive and OS can be upgraded

    The processor and graphics card cannot

    Once you have the spec, the folks on here will be better able to give you more specific advice
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    Deckyon's Avatar
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    Apr 06, 2011
    Louisville, KY - USA
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    Thing to remember, and I say this to everyone about every piece of electronics out there.
    Buy the best you can afford.

    When it comes to laptops, get the best processor and video card possible - they cannot be upgraded. Even at the expense of a better/higher capacity hard drive and more memory.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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