HELP! Which one to choose

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  1. Macaroooon, May 25, 2015
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    Macaroooon macrumors 6502

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    I only have an hour to decide as apple are calling me back.

    I currently have a Mid 2012 13" MBP (Lowest of the range)

    Apple are issuing me with a replacement.

    I can either go for the current MBP 13" (£899) or go for a retina MBP 13" (£999) although I have to pay £100 towards the latter.

    I am a little concerned about the flash drive, I know it's faster but worry I can't fit all my stuff on it. Is it possible to replace this part and get more storage?

    My other option is to go for either, sell as new and by the new Macbook!

    Decisions!
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You can't replace the SSD, but for the retina display, weight and other improvements (802.11ac, way better iGPU and also battery life), the 100 quid is worth it for the downgrade in storage capacity, because you can always just use an external drive.

    With an SSD in there, it'll just take 8 seconds to boot up from a cold shutdown, and apps launch instantly.
     
  3. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fab. Might sound like a weird Q but can I store by iPhotos on an external HD?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    That's what I do. I just point Photos (iPhoto is known by this name now) to open the library in my external drive.
     
  5. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fabulous! I'll just do that then as I barely use my phones so makes sense I just keep essentials on new laptop. I'm so excited!
     

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