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Splutterbug
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2006-10-31, 10:55

Making the switch from my ageing Windows machine (Pentium 3, and a monitor that makes everything look a nice shade of black).

I was waiting for the macbook upgrade but with pro upgrade last week I'm sold. My only question now is what do I get. I'm looking at getting the 2.16 and upgrading the hard drive to 160gb, my thinking is the RAM will be easier to upgrade later on myself than the hard drive would be (Is that true?). If I were to upgrade the RAM as well now I may as well pay the extra pennies and get the 2.33.

Also graphics cards, I was planning on the macbook and waiting for better intergrated graphics but now that I'm taking the plunge what can't I do with the 128mb card. I'm after using Final cut, photoshop, and playing around with after effects to learn but not use seriously, (would all of these run on a gig of RAM or would it be painfull).

Any help would be good or links to any reviews online yet, I hear the 160gb hard drive is perpendicular but I have no idea what this means or if it's a good thing!
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2006-10-31, 11:17

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my thinking is the RAM will be easier to upgrade later on myself than the hard drive would be (Is that true?).
Yes.

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Also graphics cards, I was planning on the macbook and waiting for better intergrated graphics but now that I'm taking the plunge what can't I do with the 128mb card.
The 256 MB VRAM will hardly ever play much of a role, but do note that you absolutely can't upgrade that one later on.
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2006-10-31, 12:03

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2006-10-31, 12:26

Now, I dont have any experience with a MBP but I do have a PB G4, and they are very similar (as far as ram installation, ect). RAM installation is a synch. From what I have heard about upgrading HDD's though, I wouldnt touch it with a 10 foot pole. If you are worried about the video card too, get the best one you can because like Chucker said, you cannot upgrade that.

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Splutterbug
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2006-11-01, 06:24

Cheers guys I'm going to go with the hard drive updrade on the basic model. If I can put up with a P3 384mb Ram and a 32mb Geforce2 graphics card for about 6 years, I'm sure whatever I get is going to feel like a hell of a lot better and I really won't be needing top top end.
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