powerbook spec question.

  • susancbk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

apple has a promo runnin on there site now for a 17inch powerbook, 100gb hd, 1.67 processor, 512 mb ram. with the student discount its going for 2099.

This is a great price!
Unfortunately, I really want to knock up the ram to a gig... they let you customize that on the regular powerbooks but apparently not on sale items..

so my question is - is this something i could easily get done after purchase? do apples stores do this?
or should i (well not me, but trained professionals) not mess around with cracking open a brand new laptop?
  • think.correctly
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Post 3+ Months Ago

adding ram to an apple is not hard.
here are instructions for a plain powerbook
one with gigabit ethernet
and finally,the one with dvi

in fact, here is the link for all "do-it-yourself" projects on an apple
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Post 3+ Months Ago

well, do u really need so much memory??
512MB is enough even for PhotoshopCS...
u'd better not take the risk for it may cause ur brand new Powerbook lose warranty!!!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Adding RAM to a Powerbook will NOT void your warranty. There are directions in the computer's manual on how to do it. They expect users to do simple upgrades to their systems like that.

Further, when figuring out how much memory you need, you have to take into account that the OS itself and any background applications also eat memory. The minimum memory requirement for OSX is 256MB, and the reccomended memory requrement for Photoshop CS is also 256MB - You just maxed out your RAM by running one application.
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im a multimedia student - i deal with a lot of intensive stuff, ie, video editing. so yes, i need that much memory.

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