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Old 8th May 2015, 11:41   #1606
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Newer Mac notebooks are not field upgradable at all. You are stuck with whatever you initially buy. So, if you don't order your new MacBook with the amount of RAM you need, you can never increase it later on.

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Ahh you mean the ones that are soldered, but he is looking at non retina model which is older and can be upgraded. Right? Or did they change before retina model itself?
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The change was made a few years ago, so the model he's looking at is not upgradable either.

He needs to look at machines that come with a minimum of 8 gigs of RAM, and if that means his budget does not permit it, he needs to look at a Mac Mini or an entry-level iMac that does come with that kind of RAM.

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The change was made a few years ago, so the model he's looking at is not upgradable either.
Thanks, but i think non retina has the edge because its upgradable even now. It has disk drive, larger HDD and up-gradable and repairable hardware.

http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/ma...k-pro-3532793/
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Thank you Jaggu, I stand corrected.

So, Shreyak, maybe you actually can go in for the non-retina model and get third-party RAM for the upgrade. When you do buy the RAM, please make sure that it is certified for use on a Mac, because Macs are not as forgiving of imperfect RAM as Windows machines are.

Crucial and Kingston are two RAM makers whose websites will let you know which of their RAM modules are OK for Macs, even though they might have a lot that show the same specs on paper.

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Thank you Jaggu, I stand corrected.

So, Shreyak, maybe you actually can go in for the non-retina model and get third-party RAM for the upgrade. When you do buy the RAM, please make sure that it is certified for use on a Mac, because Macs are not as forgiving of imperfect RAM as Windows machines are.

Crucial and Kingston are two RAM makers whose websites will let you know which of their RAM modules are OK for Macs, even though they might have a lot that show the same specs on paper.

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Yes 8 gig, 4 it will be very slow. This is true for even Win, the newer version of photo shop ie. Older versions should not be an issue.

Thanks for the input Jaggu and Tilt!
Since I am not an avid photoshop user, I can put the upgrade on hold. Photoshop notwithstanding will this laptop suit all the needs of a college student?
Also, can we use MS-office on mac without any issues?
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Thanks for the input Jaggu and Tilt!
Since I am not an avid photoshop user, I can put the upgrade on hold. Photoshop notwithstanding will this laptop suit all the needs of a college student?
Also, can we use MS-office on mac without any issues?
Have been reading this discussion for while. What kept me silent was the fact I am using a Macbook with just 2 GB of RAM

And I have Photoshop CS6 installed in it for those rare PS jobs. It just does the job somehow.

However, coming to your question, yes you can install MS-office available for Mac.

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However, coming to your question, yes you can install MS-office available for Mac.

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Thanks Saket.
I had a word with iWorld regarding the same and the guy told me that it is available on a 'subscription' basis. Is it true? Isn't their anything like that as in windows? Can you please throw some light on this?😊
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Thanks Saket.
I had a word with iWorld regarding the same and the guy told me that it is available on a 'subscription' basis. Is it true? Isn't their anything like that as in windows? Can you please throw some light on this?😊
Don't have much idea about Yosemite or Mavericks. PM on the way.
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Have been reading this discussion for while. What kept me silent was the fact I am using a Macbook with just 2 GB of RAM

And I have Photoshop CS6 installed in it for those rare PS jobs. It just does the job somehow.

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LOL, I have just been proven even wronger than I originally was

Shreyak, I just checked Microsoft's website, and Office for Mac is available on a non-subscription basis as well, Office 2011 is the non-subscription one and Office 365 is the subscription-based one. http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/compare

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LOL, I have just been proven even wronger than I originally was

Shreyak, I just checked Microsoft's website, and Office for Mac is available on a non-subscription basis as well, Office 2011 is the non-subscription one and Office 365 is the subscription-based one. http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/compare

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Thanks Tilt!
I think I have all my doubts cleared and feel that I should go ahead with purchase😀
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Yosemite is what i am running now, i think i was already running it when i did the SSD upgrade.

EDIT: Yes i was, as shown in the video.
Thanks.
How is the performance?
Did you upgrade to 8GB RAM also?
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Thanks.
How is the performance?
Did you upgrade to 8GB RAM also?
Really good for my use. Never felt the need for RAM update after the SSD upgrade. Am using 4GB that came with the machine.
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Really good for my use. Never felt the need for RAM update after the SSD upgrade. Am using 4GB that came with the machine.
Thanks for inputs.
I have also planned to upgrade soon to 256GB SSD.
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Hey there Mac users!

Has anyone here used a macbook air for running development IDE's?
My wife is looking to pick up a macbook air 13" with the core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 with 128GB SSD.
She wants to use it for the usual stuff, browsing, watching movies, and for some programming as well.
Does it have enough punch to work with IDEs such as Eclipse?

Please do share your thoughts. Thanks & Cheers!
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Hey there Mac users!

Has anyone here used a macbook air for running development IDE's?
My wife is looking to pick up a macbook air 13" with the core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 with 128GB SSD.
She wants to use it for the usual stuff, browsing, watching movies, and for some programming as well.
Does it have enough punch to work with IDEs such as Eclipse?

Please do share your thoughts. Thanks & Cheers!
Yes. I use Eclipse and IntelliJ on my 2009 Macbook, so you would have no problems with the latest Air.

However, my recommendation is to pick the Macbook Pro 13 with Retina Display. Macbook Air 13 (2015), impressive as it might be, is still a first generation product. Also, the 4GB RAM will be restrictive if you plan to launch VMs.
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