Hi, So last week my MacBook Pro (Late 2013, 15 inch) developed a crack inside the screen, eventually the whole screen went kaput. Brought it to a Mac repair store and they needed to replace the whole top casing for a hefty sum and said it would take 2 weeks, called last Firday and apparently I have a swollen battery that's going to cost more money and take even more time. Just some background of my present situation- obviously not the subject of this thread. I am in school and need a computer every day for classes, assignments, emails, and just staying connected with the world, going 2+ weeks without a computer was not an option. So off I went straight to Best Buy hoping to get the simplest, most lightweight, cheapest computer possible to get me through. I saw online Best Buy had a sale of $200 off MacBook Airs. After a salesman briefly had me entertaining some ultralight HP notebook on sale, I ask to see the Apple section. I have not been keeping up-to-date on MacBook world, I saw the MacBook Airs I had come there for, but right next to them were these thin light new 2016 MacBooks which made the MacBook Airs look bulky and clunky in comparison, I couldn't resist and I ended up splurging. (At least they were $100 off). My plan of just getting the cheapest most basic computer to get me through 2 weeks obviously went out the window, and I'm going to be using this MacBook regularly from now on alongside my old Pro when I get it back. SO ANYWAY, MAIN ISSUE: But in the rush I bought only the 256GB model without even considering memory. Since then I've been torn apart whether I should have gotten the 512GB model for $300 more if this is going to be a long-term investment, and whether to go back within the 15 day window I have and upgrade to the 512. I mean 256GB on a MacBook is only twice the 128GB I have on my old iPhone 6, which is maxed out between my iTunes library and photos (only 1.04GB available). My old MacBook Pro has 1TB (that was a customized online purchase, this is the first time I've ever bought a computer off a shelf of a Best Buy in a rush) as running out of memory had been a constant problem with the Windows PCs I had before that. I'm not happy but I'm resigned if I stay with 256, not going to be able to import my photo library, not going to be able to download my iTunes music library, as I'd be taking more than half my memory space. How important are these things? My aging iPhone 6 battery is going, if I don't have my 71GB of photos stored on a computer they're going to be lost (and I'm only going to be taking more photos as time goes on obviously). They'll be on my Mac Pro presuming I hopefully get it back in working condition eventually, but this new MacBook is kind a waste of all the expensive pricetag if I can't keep all my photos saved on it, right? Or is that a baseless worry? I'm not very up-to-date in my understanding of the 'cloud', if storing things in the cloud is the way of the future then 256GB built-in memory should be plenty enough? I'm not very familiar with how the cloud works though, and how much space it would provide for those purposes. On my iPhone I'm paying 99c a month for 50GB, although monthly prices jump considerably to increase cloud storage, is storing my photo library on the cloud a possibility and something I should consider? I really don't want to deal with external hard drives, especially considering the lonely single USB-C port on this MacBook for charging or anything. Is the 256GB model enough for me and I am needlessly worrying? Or is there really a good reason I would need the 512GB? Thanks.