Is the upgrade worth it?
March 21, 2014 11:42 AM Subscribe
I have a late 2008 15" MacBook Pro. I'd like to cram it full of RAM and upgrade to a pretty high capacity SSD - is this worth doing or will the graphics cards, monitor, other relatively unreplaceable elements fry soon?
posted by LizardOfDoom to Technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It has retired as the main computer in my life, as I do all of my "work" on a computer lent me by my job. I would like to turn it into a game machine, mostly to play games on Steam. I will also use it for streaming netflix, and my itunes account for my phone and ipad will back up here. I can't afford another one, and plan on spending about $500 on the upgrades (there are some other minor things I've not bothered to list). This isn't an insignificant amount of money to me, but is less than what it would take to buy a new Air or whatever. I'm not interested in a Windows machine - I have one of those. I probably will not be playing extremely graphics-heavy FPS, although it's not out of the question if it's possible. I like having the large screen for the Netflix, etc., because I no longer have a television. I want the extra hard drive space for my iTunes backups, photos, etc. BUT if the whole thing is going to go belly-up, I'd rather just buy the (smaller, so less good for movies/TV) Air than spend the $ for the upgrades then having to buy the notebook anyway.
Also, I will be doing the upgrade myself and enjoy such things.
Thanks in advance!