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Old 05-08-2012, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: IMAC or macbook pro - advise from Mac users please!

Originally Posted by ryanlikealion View Post
Ok, it's likely that I'll get an Imac BUT if I were to get a macbook pro anything above 5400 seems far too pricey for me at this stage. Is it possible to upgrade this at a later date? I think someone mentioned you can do it but you'll lose you're warranty.

Also is it easy to upgrade RAM on macbook pro - like on an imac?
It certainly is possible. The bus is just a standard bus and the HDDs are standard. It's even possible to buy conversion kits so that you can mount an SSD along with an HDD and lose the optical drive. I've been tempted by this more than once - last time I checked this would set me back 200 pounds or so but it would mean opening it up and invalidating the warranty.

The RAM is likewise upgradeable but the same would apply. You would have to get the screwdrivers out and that will invalidate the warranty. Last time I checked it was very easy to upgrade the RAM on an iMac and you wouldn't lose your warranty but that may have changed in the last year or so.
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