Buy now or in Nov

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  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

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    I wanted to know if I should buy the MBA now or wait until Nov either for any new annoucement or if not anyting new, to get some deals for the holidays.

    I am still going back and forth between MBA and MBP, HDD size vs. SSD.

    Can I get 8gb ram and 128gb SSD and have an external 3.0 HDD, and store my photos and music in it.

    What I mean is can I have th iphoto and itunes application in the external HDD, so that I don't have to manually move music and photos from the computer to external drive.
     
  2. scarred macrumors 6502a

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    The only rumor going around is that there will be a 13" rmbp available sometime 'soon'.

    Not a bad time to buy an MBA. The next gen isn't going to be out for a good while.

    HDDs are finished. Do not buy a computer with one of those, SSD is the only sane purchase today. You can get an external drive for your 'media' if you are digital packrat. 256SSD goes a good distance, though.
     
  3. wolfpuppies3 macrumors 6502

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    The latest MBA was just released

    in July. Don't hold your breath for another upgrade to that one anytime soon.
     
  4. CWallace macrumors 603

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    I don't expect a new MBA until next Summer when Intel releases the Haswell processor. That should do wonders for the machine, so I will be replacing my 2011 MBA at that point.
     
  5. Elijen macrumors 6502

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    HDDs are still much much cheaper than SSDs. So no, HDDs are not finished.
     
  6. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Once you have a machine with an SSD, you'll likely feel that HDDs are finished - at least for primary storage. ;)

    I have SSDs in my iMac and MBA and use external HDDs to hold my media.
     
  7. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so, will I be able to have my iphot and itunes app be in the laptop or the library in the external HDD?

    Also, i don't wan to spend $300 mroe to go from 128 to 256 knwoing that the prices will fall next year.

    If I could I would have hold off buying, but I need to buy either now or in Nov.

    In terms of update I was just refering to rMBA, and now that I think of it even if they do release it, it will be more than the regular MBA won't it?
     
  8. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Yes. My iPhoto library is small enough to fit on the SSD, but my music, movie and TV show library is on external HDDs.
     
  9. jbzcar macrumors regular

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    My movies and TV shows are using up about 2/3 of my external 1TB drive. :D
     
  10. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I also want to know if hooking up the MBA to the Tv to stream hbogo is choppy?

    my current macbook it's terrible and I can't wacth it. Anyone tried with their MBA, also hows netflix connected from MBA to TV?
     
  11. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    HDDs are only good for large storage. For storage <= 512GB, an SSD is the only way to go.
     
  12. jacob.schmidt macrumors member

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    Also really want to buy one now, but the rumors of rmbp 13 is kinda holding me off. .. It's gonna b e too expensive for me anyway, but I'm a "what if"-kinda guy :)

    Can't wait till june next year, so I'll have to buy one now - or later this month after an eventuel event... I'd really like a Haswell-cpu, but that ain't happening..
     
  13. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    If you can wait till Black Friday, Apple usually gives about 8-12% off across all product lines for that day only.
     
  14. jacob.schmidt macrumors member

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    That's late nov, right?
     
  15. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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  16. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    Heed these words. Buying later just means less time enjoying the new computer.
     
  17. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now the question is MBA or MBP.

    My old macbook had 64gb and now I am trying to get by with 1 gb and have to constantly add or delete stuff.
     
  18. cedwhatev macrumors 6502

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    I'm holding out until next year.. still got my 2010 MBA.. still lovin it. ;)
     

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