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    Hey I'm getting a macbook pro soon, and I have a question. When I'm configuring it on the site, it gives me the option to have a 2 gig ram or a 4 gig ram. is 2 gig enough? Or should i get 4 gig?

    It also gives me the option:
    "320GB Serial ATA @ 5400
    or
    320GB Serial ATA @ 7200"

    Does 7200 increase the speed enough to be worth adding that much money?

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    I always go for more, even though it's expensive, especially coming from Apple.

    Not sure on the HDD though, but mine @ 5400 seems to be alright.

    Wrong forum, by the way.
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    4 gigs for sure.
    320 7200rpm I would.

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    Since this is already a thread.... How in heck do you maximize something on a Mac? I spent two hours at an Apple Store and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to maximize a window without having to drag the window across the screen....
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    I know right wtf

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    i would go with 4gb for sure and definately go with the 540 b/c you will not notice the difference as long as you have enough memory that it doesnt send it to your drive. i went with 2gb originally and now i am going to put in 4gb for sure

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    I just bought 4GB for my WHite Macbook from Crucial for about $59 Seems to work great. Ive bought Crusial ram for a slew of Windows machines and its never let me down.

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    SSD is the way to go now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpieBandit View Post
    Since this is already a thread.... How in heck do you maximize something on a Mac? I spent two hours at an Apple Store and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to maximize a window without having to drag the window across the screen....
    Same here! I really want to get a Macbook this summer, but there HAS to be some way to do this!

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    Are you serious? I expected a rockfall of "Omfg you don't know how???"s. Guess it really is not very well known.
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    Guess not. I haven't seen anyone perform a simple window maximize to full screen on a mac in my entire life.

    Edit: I did some research and this is apparently the only solution: http://www.blazingtools.com/downloads.html#RightZoom
    Last edited by GregTheWang; 2009-03-29 at 01:31 AM.

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    My little green button works just fine if I want a full screen..

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    4GB of Ram at apple store online..not sure if they sell rams at the apple store i dont bother because it cost lots...


    1,200$ got to be kidding me! thats a macbook there..rip off apple over price rams..
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    your better off just getting the macbook pro what ever one you want and just buy the ram of some other site or stores that sells them cheaper..well the 2gb ram will do fine if you dont do heavy duty stuff that eats up ram..give the 2gb ram a try for a while and see if it fits your needs then just update to a 4gb later on if you need it..or if you know your going to need it right away just buy it..but not from apple

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    4 gigs for sure. 7200 nice but not needed

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    Thanks guys, but so far I've looked at a few ram sites and they all have 4 gigs of ram like 100 dollars, which is what Apple has it for.

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