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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunneruk View Post
    Yeah it'd be nice eh, £2k though!!!!!!
    Softened by the fact it will still be worth something if/when you decide to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman View Post
    Softened by the fact it will still be worth something if/when you decide to change.
    Absolutely, pro rata it only works out about £20 a month if it lasts anything like as long as my current one has!


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    Suggest you look at this review


    Yes, another £80.00 to plug your iphone into it!

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    I bought a NOS early 2015 MacBook pro 13” 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 16GB ram 512 SSD Hard drive for £1350 in Feb this year, 2 USB 3 ports, 2 thunderbolt ports, HDMI port, SDXC port etc, very pleased lot lighter than 2010 that it replaced, need a external dvd/cd drive though. Still some in Ebay
    https://support.apple.com/kb/sp715?locale=en_GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunneruk View Post
    Absolutely, pro rata it only works out about £20 a month if it lasts anything like as long as my current one has!
    FYI, when I was looking last year they were much cheaper in Costco than anywhere else.

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    I'm considering upgrading my Mac book air to a pro. The big thing for me is size and weight, the old pros were a lot heavier than the airs, not so anymore. With the pro I can get more spec for not much more weight and similar size.

    I like to replace my iPad, iMac, laptop in rotation, the iPhone will probably get replaced every three years. I try and avoid buying close to launch dates.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmo View Post
    I bought a NOS early 2015 MacBook pro 13” 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 16GB ram 512 SSD Hard drive for £1350 in Feb this year, 2 USB 3 ports, 2 thunderbolt ports, HDMI port, SDXC port etc, very pleased lot lighter than 2010 that it replaced, need a external dvd/cd drive though. Still some in Ebay
    https://support.apple.com/kb/sp715?locale=en_GB
    I reckon that'd be perfect!
    I might go into Stormfront and have a chat with the guys. They do 12 months 0% interest which eases things slightly!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Myke Rocks View Post

    Yes, another £80.00 to plug your iphone into it!
    Actually the dongles were a pain in the arse, had to carry lots of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outtomunch View Post

    Two things really put me off them though (and the first is true of mine);

    Lack of storage ~ Apple trying to force you to use the Cloud. I refuse to so end up with external drives; outrageous IMO on such an expensive bit of kit but hey, that's Apple for you
    Price ~ With Apples's current pricing structure and the shit exchange rates new Macbook's are stoooooopid money.

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    Andres, why not just fit a large SSD in place of the HDD in your Pro? They are very cheap now. A couple of hours wait to clone your existing drive across and a few screws and its done.

    I use a network attached drive (Synology Diskstation) as my own personal cloud storage and backup with a couple of 2Tb drives in it.

    I upped the ram and ssd relatively cheaply in my early 2011 model 15" MBP and its so fast I don't see any need to upgrade, although its about to get its third battery this week.
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    I have the 13" pro with the touch bar. I went in convinced that all I needed was the non touch bar walked up to the counter and blurted out the wrong one

    I was getting it over 12 month interest free so I thought go big or go home. The thing that others have not pointed out is the finger print reader. It is a great extra and as my wife and I share it and have our own log ins all I do when I need to change is touch the finger print reader it logs her out and me in. Also great for online purchases and authorizing updates.

    Yes of course you can easily live without the touch bar but if your going to spend some money, spend some!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukmeister View Post
    Andres, why not just fit a large SSD in place of the HDD in your Pro? They are very cheap now. A couple of hours wait to clone your existing drive across and a few screws and its done.

    .....................
    A couple of issues there......................

    1) It already has a SSD ( a paltry 250GB IIRC?) and I'm not sure how easy /cheap it is to upgrade?
    2) I am a computer numpty en extremis so found the easiest thing to do was drag an old external HDD I had out of retirement and store all my big files on there. Anything I'm working on (big images/vids) I just drag onto my desk top and then bung them back on the HDD when finished with them. The SSD is just used for storing the OS and Apps.

    I'm sure there must be more elegant ways of doing it though.....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukmeister View Post
    Andres, why not just fit a large SSD in place of the HDD in your Pro? They are very cheap now. A couple of hours wait to clone your existing drive across and a few screws and its done.

    I use a network attached drive (Synology Diskstation) as my own personal cloud storage and backup with a couple of 2Tb drives in it.

    I upped the ram and ssd relatively cheaply in my early 2011 model 15" MBP and its so fast I don't see any need to upgrade, although its about to get its third battery this week.
    Tony,

    Is it possible to upgrade the hdd on all MacBooks (pro and air)?

    I'm looking for one at the moment but trying to find something that I can upgrade after being bitten with a HP laptop that I cannot upgrade the hdd as it's not a hdd but "memory" soldered onto the motherboard.....

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman View Post
    I upgraded from the Air to the Pro with the bar.

    Do you need it? No.

    Is it cool to use? Yep.

    You pays your money.
    Agreed. I would recommend buying the top-spec model.

    If you are a keen photographer the latest macbooks require you to buy one of these ...( since they no longer have a SD card slot)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9XDjjweKd0


    PS can any of you pc fanboys ever imagine a Windows based pc lasting for 9 years like the OP's macbook has?
    Apple stuff is superb. ( perhaps no longer posessing the commanding lead they used to have .... but still a lead over the competitors)

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    I bought mine at Costco ...MacBook Pro Retina with Touch Bar MNQF2B/A, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM , 512GB Solid State Drive in Space Grey £1729 (excluding 2% cashback with the black card)

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    Re the retina screens.

    My 2015 MBP has already had one screen replaced due to the screen coating delaminating.
    One year on from replacment and the replacment screen is now delaminating nicely. My Apple care runs out in May 2018 so I will get the screen replaced just before then.

    It's a very well known problem....Google 'Apple Staingate'.

    Apple fixed mine no problem but (as said) the replacment has lasted a year. I wouldn't buy another MBP with a retina screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukmeister View Post
    Andres, why not just fit a large SSD in place of the HDD in your Pro? They are very cheap now. A couple of hours wait to clone your existing drive across and a few screws and its done.

    I use a network attached drive (Synology Diskstation) as my own personal cloud storage and backup with a couple of 2Tb drives in it.

    I upped the ram and ssd relatively cheaply in my early 2011 model 15" MBP and its so fast I don't see any need to upgrade, although its about to get its third battery this week.
    You cannot do so in the lastest Macbook pro. It is dedicated SSD. Nothing else fits. Very fast, but small.

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