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  1. #1
    kappa4life7987
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    Well I think my time has come. Im getting ready to go to college next year and have been on the PC bandwagon as long as I can remember. I have built most of my computers but most have had their fair share of problems. My current computer is starting to crap out on me.

    Anyway, it alll started at school basically. We had ibooks to use in our newspaper class and I fell in love, literally. So now the time has come to get portable for college and I think its time for my parents to get a new computer for at home. Here is the plans.

    Me:

    12" PB 1.5
    60g HD
    512 or 768 ram(havent made up my mind...help??)
    Etc, Etc.

    Parents:

    17" iMac G5 1.8
    160g HD
    1Gig ram
    Wireless KB&M
    Etc, Etc.

    Sound like good choices?

    What all do I need to know about making the switch?

    TIA,

    Josh

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    fearlessfreap24's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2005
    Location
    DFW
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro 13" | MacBook Pro 13" | Mac Mini 2GHz C2D
    Rep Power
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    personally, i just jumped in. i went to where ever they sold macs and played with them until they kicked me out. it sounds like you have experience already. those 2 sound like good choices to me.

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    embries
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    as far as the ram on the PB, go as far as you can. If you buy the memory from a 3rd party vendor, like newegg or crucial, you'll get it well cheaper than what Apple charges.

  4. #4
    badmojo
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    Quote Originally Posted by kappa4life7987
    Well I think my time has come. Im getting ready to go to college next year and have been on the PC bandwagon as long as I can remember. I have built most of my computers but most have had their fair share of problems. My current computer is starting to crap out on me.

    Anyway, it alll started at school basically. We had ibooks to use in our newspaper class and I fell in love, literally. So now the time has come to get portable for college and I think its time for my parents to get a new computer for at home. Here is the plans.

    Me:

    12" PB 1.5
    60g HD
    512 or 768 ram(havent made up my mind...help??)
    Etc, Etc.

    Parents:

    17" iMac G5 1.8
    160g HD
    1Gig ram
    Wireless KB&M
    Etc, Etc.

    Sound like good choices?

    What all do I need to know about making the switch?

    TIA,

    Josh
    Good call, so far. You don't need help...the more ram the better.

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    May 12, 2005
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
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    Your Mac's Specs
    Macbook Pro 2.6 GHz, 4 GB, 200 GB, 256MB Vid
    Rep Power
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    I agree with everyone else...............the more RAM the better. But as embries stated, do some comparison shopping before upgrading with Apple. You will save some money if you do.
    From a G4 400MHz to an Intel Mac Mini to iMac Core Duo to a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz.............gotta love Apple!

  6. #6
    kappa4life7987
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter
    I agree with everyone else...............the more RAM the better. But as embries stated, do some comparison shopping before upgrading with Apple. You will save some money if you do.

    Yea. I have checked around. Dealram.com has helped me out. Man oh Man Im excited

    Josh

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