Ssd upgrade

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jadkamari, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Jadkamari macrumors newbie

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    Is the 300$ upgrade on the mba 2012 from 128 gb ssd to 256 gb worthwhile?
    Dunno how much space ill need..dont have a lot of music and videos..
    And if yes is the the 100$ upgrade to i7 2.0 worth it??
    Im torn btwn the 1300 i5/1.8/128gb mba 2012
    And the 1700 i7/2.0/256gb
    Is the upgrade worthwhile?
    Thx for any advice :)
     
  2. js81 macrumors 65816

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    IMHO....

    i7 2.0, no not worth it. 256GB SSD... that one's tougher. It's not "worth" $300, no. You can easily get a 256GB SSD from a great name brand for less than that. Problem it, you can't use it in the Air. Since the Air's SSD is not upgradeable (well, at leas not EASILY upgradeable), I would get the biggest SSD you can afford. But the i7 upgrade is negligible; put that $100 toward the SSD. :) Personally, I would just get the cheaper i5/128GB. But that's just me...

    EDIT:
    If you're worried about the SSD and want to save storage, consider this:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1342319572/the-nifty-minidrive

    Not as fast as a bigger SSD, no, but easier swapped in and out, 64GB at a time.
     
  3. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I would just get a base 13" MBP which is upgradeable. Then, as the need arises (and prices drop) I can up the ram to as much 16gb and put in my own SSD drive. You'll have a much faster computer for the same price but it will weight about a pound more and have slightly less resolution.

    I'm just one of those guys that doesn't want to pay a premium for something that I can't upgrade, so I like base model MBP's for this value.

    Aside from that, if you want a MA and money is an issue then get the base and use some type of external to store what you need to store.
     
  4. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Vantage, I'm with you 100%... well, 99% because there's one thing...

    Having owned a 13" Pro and a 15" Pro, but not an Air, personally the extra resolution of the Air would be a big deal to me. Enough to off-set the loss of upgrade-ability and extra power? I'm not so sure about that... ;)
     
  5. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    For me, these old eyes don't light small fonts. I had a 2009 iMac and had to sell it from severe eye strain. But that's me, before I hit around 45 I might have opted for higher resolution but no more.
     

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