It is slower... I have heard of several people that have upraded to an SSD and love the speed. It may not be a problem for you. Try it and see.

As far as RAM you can do much better buying it from somewhere like Crucial. Save the original RAM in case there is ever a problem though. I think they frown on non-Apple RAM. Though it does work.

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On Jan 29, 2010, at 12:23 PM, Aaron Bartell <aaronbartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Good to know!

Of the people that have Macs that use them for development, will I be kicking myself for getting a 5400RPM HD? The only reason I ask is because I can get a $400 break by buying a refurb from Apple (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro ), which will essentially pay for my AppleCare, but they only have refurbs with 5400RPM HDs.

Also, I do plan on getting 8GB of memory but I see they charge $600 to go from 4GB to 8GB (ouch mama). I am assuming I could upgrade after the fact for much less?

Aaron Bartell
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On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Aaron,

Be _very_ careful about buying Macs from Best Buy - lots of nasty
stories about warranty problems etc. Much better to buy by mail if you
want to save a few $ and then buy Applecare after you've had the
machine a few months and extend the warranty to three years once you
know you want to stick with it. It is one of the nice things about
Macs that you get Applecare for 12 months with the basic warranty (and
it is a great service) and then any time in the first 12 months pay
the extra for Applecare extended the warranty and service.

And do buy iWork - once you use Keynote you'll wonder how the hell MS
ever managed to make PPT so damn complicated.


Jon Paris

www.Partner400.com
www.SystemiDeveloper.com


On Jan 29, 2010, at 12:14 PM, linuxdesktop4i-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I just got back from Best Buy and reviewed their Macbook Pro's. I
> think I
> will be moving forward with that and then use Ubuntu for the other
> non-business machines in the house.

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