Foif wrote:Haha, i was guessing. The Macbook that i got, came with 1gb, but ill soon upgrade it to 4gb. Its really sad when you see that upgrading it yourself to 4gb is almost 50 dollars less expensive then getting them to upgrade it to 2gb. :/
Once you get that much, ill have to say, that is one beast. And for the storage, im guessing an external drive? If so, what model and size? Ive been thinking about, seeing as 160gb is going down a bit too quickly for me.
Foif wrote:Well, it may be that ive never actually bought them, only used it in the store, but now im used to manually going and scrolling down. [Scroll wheel is messed up].
Foif wrote:And in photoshop, i usually dont need to scroll down, but if i do, i usually zoom out, unless i have to do detailed work. I hate not being able to see everything im working on.
Hell yes I would upgrade the Macbook to 4 GBs RAM. Memory for the Macbook is sooooo cheap! Buy from Crucial.com to get some really high quality RAM for a very low price. I never buy RAM from Apple (same applies to all the other computer manufacturers) because they mark it up so much. Apple usually uses Micron memory, and Crucial is the commercial name for Micron chips. Very high quality stuff, costs half the price when you buy Crucial instead of Micron.
James wrote:RAM for the Mac Pro I am getting is more brutal. Even at extremely low prices my 8 GB RAM upgrade will still cost about $440. It is just extremely high-end RAM with crazy large heatsinks. The sort you might normally put in a very high end server workstation. 8 GBs (total) from Apple costs an additional $1500 (gwah!) so I won't even consider going through them. 32 GBs RAM from Apple costs about $9100, while I can get that for something like $1500. 10 GBs will be far more than enough, though.
James wrote:I've got external drives, but when I get the Mac Pro I'll be doing almost everything internally. It has four drive bays so I might as well. If I wanted to really go nuts I could get two Raptors and put them in a RAID 0 array (imagine the speed!) while doing backups with Time Machine, or to another drive in a RAID 1 array. More than likely I'll just put the OS and programs on the Raptor, data on another drive, and Time Machine for backup. If you're in the market for a good drive it is best to get one of those new 32 MBs Cache enterprise-class hard drives. You'll be spending a little over $200 if you bargain hunt a little. Modern technology has them performing almost as well as the Raptor in many tasks although they still run at 7,200 RPM. I wonder what the Raptor will do when Western Digital updates it with modern technology?
For laptops, I would research the 7,200 RPM drives from Hitachi and other manufacturers. Check for data transfer speed, noise level, and heat. You want to make sure it doesn't put out too much heat. Noise is up to you. When I got my Macbook I put in a 7,000 RPM drive from Hitachi which performed at the top of its class in nearly every category. Runs like a dream!
James wrote:I love scrolling with the mouse. I know how to do it very well with the keyboard. It just seems to me the keyboard requires more effort when I'm lounging about than the mouse. When I'm working, though, the keyboard gets used for just about everything.
I zoom in and out constantly in Photoshop. The only time I ever really scroll around is when I'm working on a large graphic, up close, and slowly moving across (e.g. while restoring a photograph). Even then I tend to use the grab tool to drag with the mouse, rather than scroll.
Ranbir wrote:I need to know, however, how easy it is to install XP on in it? I read somwhere, although it was old and talked about bootcamp beta about some deal with FAT32 and NFTS...
Ranbir wrote:So yeah, how easy and prove it to me with a step by step guide that I can use to get it done asap.
Ranbir wrote:Right...yeah... Google...
I apologise for attempting to have some human interaction which is more personal.
Ranbir wrote:I also ordered that Airport Extreme. linksys BEFW11S4 is finally on its last legs.
Ranbir wrote:I'm a bit concerned that it looks to be a closed case...how worried should I be worried about heat?
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