how to deal with 13" macbook pro/retina with 128GB and external hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zeniswise, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. zeniswise macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I checked Canada Black Friday for a sale on 13" rmpb and there is only one on sale for i5, 128GB ssd and 8GB ram at best buy or futureshop for $1250. is it a good deal? or is it possible could get a better deal during the x-mas season... even with a i7?

    Also how do people deal with an external drive attach to the macbook pro?... is it a pain in the butt? ... that it not worth it and prefer the bigger ssd?
     
  2. Zea74 macrumors newbie

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    Although not ideal, it's definitely doable. My wife has a similar model, on which she even runs Windows 8 in Parallels for some programs. All her work data is in Dropbox, synced to the device. All other data is as much as possible located on our NAS, which shows as a network drive. You don't want to store music, photos etc. on the Mac though, otherwise you'll run out of space in no time.
    So if cash is a decisive factor today, you could manage with this model. Mind you though, resell value might be lower due to the smaller SSD...
     
  3. zeniswise thread starter macrumors member

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    Damn ... Forgot about the resale value :(

    Is it worth buying the 2014 models or wait for the next wave?
     
  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    It is a bloody nuisance if you travel and defeats part of the point of having a laptop.

    If it is going to sit on a desk and rarely, if ever, move, then it is not a big deal.

    Get the biggest drive you can, or you may find yourself changing your computing habits.

    That is one of the three things I hate most about my rMBP.
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68020

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    You can get a USB thumb drive or SD card to keep music etc on
     
  6. zeniswise thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm nervous to ask u what are the other two you hate about ur rmbp
     

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