13" Macbook Pro Retina - 128 or 256GB?

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  1. LiamJ27 macrumors newbie

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    I'll be buying my first MacBook (the 2014 13" Pro w/ Retina Display), but I'm not sure exactly which model to get, in terms of storage space - the 128GB or the 256GB model.

    I will be using the laptop for everyday internet browsing and emails, as well as iTunes and watching movies etc. - which wouldn't need all that much space. However, I'm also a photographer (so tend to use Adobe Photoshop quite frequently) and will be a Uni student in a few months time (so will use even more documents etc than I already do).

    My question to you is should I just save $250, buy the 128GB model and use my external hard drive as a storage system for my films, TV shows, music and photographs; or should I bite the bullet and spend the full $1849 on the 256GB model and be able to at least store my music and my latest/favourite photographs on the macbook too (so then I have a backup on the hard drive)?

    If it's any help, I have around 40GB of music, around 70GB of jpeg and raw photos, and over 300GB of films/TV shows.

    Also, possible stupid question, but will my local Apple store likely (official store, not authorised reseller) have the macbook in stock? I plan on calling to check anyway.

    Thanks :) :apple:
     
  2. ostrykolesz macrumors member

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    I would get the 256 GB model. You will eat through 128 GB's pretty quickly...
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I would go for the 256 GB model based on your needs. You may be able to save some money by ordering a refurbished model or out of the Apple Education store.
     
  4. fedecape macrumors 6502

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    256. As the guy above said, look for refurbished models and also try to get student discount. It doesn't really matter if you are not a student yet.
     

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