To make simple things short and easy for you, i was also getting 256GB till i realized the reasons of buying a Macbook Air 11'/i5/8GB/512 SSDI went 256GB for the 2013, and had 256 in my last Air. It might get tight if you want to run a big bootcamp partition, or want to edit HD video - but if not you'll be fine. I plan on getting a external HDD for archiving files I dont often use but dont want to delete.
Exactly right. I bought a 4TB external Western Digital off Newegg for $160, and a 3TB Time Capsule on E-bay for $200. Just load up whatever you need (client files/data, etc) on your internal drive when you anticipate needing it & return it to long-term storage when you don't. But, if you have the $$ to throw at it, the convenience of the extra 256GB might be worth it to you.One can buy a 4TB external drive today for $150. So one has to ask oneself... Do u REALLY need all that space with u at all times?
I use VMware to run windows and VMs take up a lot of space. Mine was a 40 Gig VM and when you are messing around with Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office and stuff that 40 Gb can get eaten up pretty fast.For those who thought 256gb was not enough and opted for the 512gb, what do you use it for? I am still leaning towards 256gb, but I fear I may need more space in the future.
Personally for the last week I thought '512gb will be good because it will be my main'. But then the other day I realised, my current MBP has a 256gb ssd inside it, and I usually have about 90gbs free on that at all times. So I'm thinking maybe I should just get the 256gb, because I don't keep anything media like (apart from music) on my internal hard drive, and when I know I'm going somewhere I want videos or movies, I just copy them on from an external 2tb hard drive (into the 90gb of free space I have).Also, as a main laptop, would 512gb be recommended? So hard to justify the ~$290(between the i7/8/256gb and i7/8/512gb after tax even with student discount) for 256gb more. Maybe if the back to school promo discount turns out to be like a $100 gift card, then I will consider getting the 512gb.