Thank you for making my MBP faster
April 3, 2011 10:18 AM Subscribe
What's an appropriate thank you gift for a friend who will be upgrading the memory in my MacBook Pro?
posted by TravellingCari to Computers & Internet (18 answers total)
A friend is upgrading the memory in my MacBook Pro for me. She won't let me pay her so I'd like to get her a nice gift as a thank you. Complication? I don't really know how much of a hassle this is so I don't know how much the gift should be worth. Any ideas of a good price point? She doesn't drink so wine is out - any other gift suggestions are welcome.
In case it's relevant in terms of assessing hassle level. This is a 3 year-old MBP 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (15.4-inch). Love the machine and in most ways it's better than my year-old work desktop (Dell) but recently it's slow. I know Firefox is a memory hog but I think this is made more prevalent by the upgrade to FF 4. I did a crucial scan to find the right kind of memory and have purchased 2 2gb from a 3rd party because I know that price-wise, Apple isn't competitive for memory. So the upgrade won't cost her any money, just time.
TL DR: Reading about upgrading memory to try to get an idea of time/hassle results in conflicting info on how hard this is.. So how much should I be looking to spend for the gift?