[NTLK] OT I need some advice on buying a Mac

SteveC steve at craftsathome.net
Tue Feb 1 13:59:26 EST 2011


A 1gb part for my Core 2 Duo iMac 20" is $12.99
A 512mb part for my G3 iMac is $56.99
A 4mb part for my Mac TV is unavailable

I would say that adding RAM is a pain (which I have a low threshold for
these days, except when it comes to my Newt stuff) and that it does tend to
get scarce once a given machine is no longer the latest.

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Subject: Re: [NTLK] OT I need some advice on buying a Mac

On Feb 1, 2011, at 09:58 , SteveC wrote:

> Usually upgrading memory in a laptop is a pain, and when RAM for a
particular item becomes scarce the price goes through the room, beyond the
actual "utility" of the item. So if you go laptop, you might want to verify
how much RAM is in a thing and what the max is and see if you need to buy
some immediately.

Completely out-of-date advice. Replacing laptop RAM is now a user-enabled
feature, and will probably take you all of 15-20 minutes. Even the hard
drive, once a PITA, takes only a few mins more. There are step-by-step
online guides for each MBP model. 


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