By Jamila Maloo
I never fail to be amazed at how cheap components have become.
The other day, on Facebook, I saw that a friend had upgraded the RAM in his MacBook Pro (17", 2009), from 4 GB to 8 GB. He reported a significant increase in his machine's performance. Hmm, I thought. That's the same model as mine--I wonder how much it would cost?
So just for gits and shiggles I decided to have a look.
The last time I upgraded the RAM in a computer was back in 2005. I know this because my Crucial account had the address I was living at then still on file. From memory (hah), that would have been around a gig for either an old iBook or iMac, and (again from memory) it set me back about 75 quid. Imagine, then, how I felt when I saw the price of an 8 GB upgrade kit for my MBP. Including VAT, £36.
THIRTY SIX POUNDS!
Yeah, I bought it.